Student Life

Student Leadership & Activities

Family Weekend

Friday, September 27, 2013

 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

University Bookstore Open

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maguire Pool Open (located in the Athletic Center on 54th Street)

 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Entrance to Doyle Banquet Hall

Family Registration Open

Stop by the Registration Desk to pick up your family’s Welcome Bag and finalized weekend schedule! This is also a great place to ask questions, find out a great local place to eat a meal off campus and let us know you are here!

 3:00 pm- Ellen Ryan Field

Field Hockey v St. Francis University

 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, The Perch

Casino Night

Bring the whole family! Try your luck, play some table games and win great prizes!

  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Entrance to Doyle Banquet Hall

Family Registration Open

Stop by the Registration Desk to pick up your family’s Welcome Bag and finalized weekend schedule! This is also a great place to ask questions, find out a great local place to eat a meal off campus and let us know you are here!

 9:00 a.m. – Finnessy Field

8th Annual Kristin’s Krusade 5K Run/Walk

3 weeks after graduating from SJU, Kristin Mitchell was a victim of dating violence.  All proceeds benefit the Kristin Mitchell Foundation.  More information and pre-registration for the Run/Walk can be found at www.kristinskrusade.org

 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

University Bookstore Open

 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Continental Receptions

First year students %7e Sourin, LaFarge, Villiger and McShain Halls

 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

College Day on the Parkway

This annual, nationally recognized event is Campus Philly’s welcome back party for new and returning students in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond! College Day includes free admission to many Philadelphia museums and attractions, discounts at restaurants and retailers and access to great entertainment events with student ID.  This event is held in Center City, on the Ben Franklin Parkway! * Transportation is not provided * 

10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Chocolate Tour

Enjoy a guided walking and tasting tour of unique Philadelphia chocolate shops and cafes on a Philadelphia Chocolate Tour. Learn about the history and health benefits of chocolate, and the history of the city of Philadelphia and the neighborhoods we visit, as you savor America's favorite flavor, and walk off the calories. Limited tickets are available and can be purchased at www.sjutickets.com for $25 per person. Transportation is not provided. 

11:00 a.m. to 12:00  p.m,  Doyle Banquet Hall North- Campion Student Center

Making the Most of Your College Experience

There are so many opportunities and experiences that are available to students while attending SJU, this presentation will give an overview of the ways to make the most your four years of college, both inside and outside of the classroom.  This session will be led by Kim Allen-Stuck from the Office of Student Success.

 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Curran Lawn

President’s Picnic

Enjoy a lunch buffet, take a family portrait, listen to some music, have fun on an inflatable and get your picture with The Hawk! A great opportunity for some quality family time!

12:00 pm & 1:00 pm

Fun Facts of Hawk Hill Tours

Leaving from the Student Leadership & Activities Tent at the President’s Picnic

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Maguire Pool Open (located in the Athletic Center on 54th Street)

2:00 p.m., Curran Lawn

Quizzo

Put your heads together as a family to play this popular trivia game and win some great prizes!

2:00 to 2:45 pm,  Doyle Banquet Hall South- Campion Student Center

Greek Life Q & A

2:00 to 2:45 p.m.- Doyle Banquet Hall North- Campion Student Center

Information Panel about Upperclassman and Off Campus Housing Options

Hear from the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Off Campus and Commuter Student Life as they give some tips for deciding where to live in a student’s junior and senior years.

 2:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Chocolate Tour

Enjoy a guided walking and tasting tour of unique Philadelphia chocolate shops and cafes on a Philadelphia Chocolate Tour. Learn about the history and health benefits of chocolate, and the history of the city of Philadelphia and the neighborhoods we visit, as you savor America's favorite flavor, and walk off the calories. Limited tickets are available and can be purchased at www.sjutickets.com for $25 per person. Transportation is not provided.

 3:00 to 3:45 pm,  Doyle Banquet Hall South- Campion Student Center

Bracketology

Joseph Lunardi (aka "Joey Brackets") is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He was born in Philadelphia and is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia). Lunardi is best known for creating Bracketology, defined as the "art and science" of forecasting teams that will be selected for the annual NCAA men's basketball championship. Since 2002, he has become a fixture on ESPN's college basketball programming and has been writing for ESPN.com since its inception. Lunardi correctly forecast all 68 teams for the 2012 NCAA Tournament and has averaged no more than one missed team for the past 12 seasons. Beyond his seasonal duties at ESPN, Lunardi is the associate vice president for marketing communications at Saint Joseph's, where he oversees institutional marketing and branding, program advertising, web content, and other integrated communications initiatives. He is also entering his 24th season as color commentator for the Saint Joseph's Sports Network (SJSN).

3:00 to 3:45 p.m., Doyle Banquet Hall South- Campion Student Center

Gaining a Global Perspective– Study Abroad Panel

Students who participate in study abroad programs benefit from the opportunity to become culturally adept, aware of and able to work across cultural boundaries; many describe their semester away as a life-changing event. Hear from students who have added an international dimension to their college career with their overseas experiences.

3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Wynne Hall of Fame Room in the Ramsay Basketball Center

Reception for Varsity Student Athletes & their Families 

4:00 p.m., The Perch

Student Life Reception

Please join members of the Division of Student Life for some light refreshments and performances by our student a cappella groups

5:00 p.m., Chapel of Saint Joseph

Family Weekend Vigil Mass

All members of our community are welcome!

 8:00 p.m., Villiger Lawn

Outdoor Movie: Monsters U

 10:00 pm, Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall

Big Money Bingo, Sponsored by SUB

One of SUB's most popular events, feel free to bring your family to a late night session of Bingo! Prizes range from electronics, to gift cards, to SJU apparel! All are welcome!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

11:00 a.m., Chapel of Saint Joseph

Family Weekend Mass

All members of our community are welcome!

11:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

University Bookstore Open

11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Chocolate Tour

Enjoy a guided walking and tasting tour of unique Philadelphia chocolate shops and cafes on a Philadelphia Chocolate Tour. Learn about the history and health benefits of chocolate, and the history of the city of Philadelphia and the neighborhoods we visit, as you savor America's favorite flavor, and walk off the calories. Limited tickets are available and can be purchased at www.sjutickets.com for $25 per person. Transportation is not provided.

 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Maguire Pool Open (located in the Athletic Center on 54th Street)

 1:00 p.m.- Bus leaves from Cardinal Ave

Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

Allow Philadelphia's Premier Tour Company to show you the sights and tell you the tales of a city that forged a nation, cheered for Rocky, invented the soft pretzel and is home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall! The tour is approximately 2 hours long and will conclude with time at the Art Museum to run up the stairs like Rocky! Tickets are $15 per person and on sale at www.sjutickets.com.

 1:00 p.m.- Finnesey Field

Women’s Soccer v Massachusetts

 1:00 p.m., The Perch

NFL Sunday Football

Baltimore at Buffalo, NY Giants at Kansas City, Pittsburgh at Minnesota

4:05p.m., The Perch

NFL Sunday Football

NY Jets at Tennessee, Philadelphia at Denver (4:25 p.m.), Washington at Oakland (4:25 p.m.)