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Homecoming 2017

No matter how long you've been away, we're ready to welcome you home, Oct. 6-7. Make the most of this chance to reconnect with our campuses, our communities and great Bennie and Johnnie friends.

With events on Friday and Saturday - on both campuses - there's something for everyone. Register now (where necessary) to save your spot for your favorite events. In addition to the Homecoming festivities, SJU’s Campaign Celebration and Library/Learning Commons Dedication is taking place on Friday, Oct. 6. These events are open to the public.

Select a date below to view the daily schedule.

Bennie Day
All day
Learn more and register for Bennie Day events in your area

Theology Day: Luther, the Reformation, and the Question of Christian Unity
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Emmaus Hall, SJU
Cost: Free
RSVP for event here

CSB Soccer vs. Saint Mary’s University
3:30 p.m.
Soccer Field, CSB
Cost: Free

SJU Soccer vs. Saint Mary’s University
4 p.m.
Haws Field, SJU
Cost: Free

SJU Campaign Celebration and Library/Learning Commons Dedication
4-9 p.m. 
     5 p.m. Mass, Saint John’s Abbey and University Church
Cost: Free
RSVP for event(s) here

Ardolf Science Center 25th Anniversary Social
6-8 p.m.
     7:30 p.m. Program
Ardolf Science Center, CSB
Cost: Free, cash bar available
RSVP for event here

CSB Volleyball vs. Bethel University
7 p.m.
Claire Lynch, CSB
Cost: Free

Homecoming Choir Concert, Chamber Symphony featuring the CSB/SJU Chamber Choir Music of Mozart. Axel Theimer, conductor
8 p.m.
Great Hall, SJU
Cost: $8-14 at 320-363-5777 or

Saturdays at CSB/SJU, learn more about the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University during a fun and informative day
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Learn more and register

Ardolf Science Center 25th Anniversary Open House
8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Ardolf Science Center, CSB
Cost: Free

Ardolf Science Center 25th Anniversary Symposium
8:30-11 a.m.
     8:30-9 a.m. Continental breakfast
     9-11 a.m. Various speakers
Ardolf Science Center, CSB
Cost: Free
RSVP for event here

Tours of renovated Alcuin Library and Learning Commons
10 a.m.
Alcuin Library and Learning Commons, SJU
Cost: Free

Pre-Game Party and Pep-Rallywith CSB Dance Team and Rat Pack
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
     11 a.m. Pep-Rally
Mall, CSB
Cost: Free, Bennie Bars and Johnnie Bread available, free family photo booth with a professional photographer, bouncy house, hassle-free parking, chance to get your free CSB/SJU gift

Alumni Book Signing in SJU Bookstore
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
     Jon McGee, SJU ’84 signing Breakpoint: The Changing Marketplace for Higher Education
     Michael Murphy, SJU ’61 signing Songs of Crocus Hill
     John Wessinger, SJU ’98 signing Ride the Wave: How to Embrace Change and Create a Powerful new Relationship with Risk
     Larry Schug, signing his new book of poetry A Blanket of Raven Feathers
SJU Bookstore
Cost: Free

Extra buses available
10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. – Stop times:
     10:30 a.m.
     11 a.m.
     11:30 a.m.
     12 p.m.
     12:30 p.m.
Circle between the Haehn Campus Center and the Benedicta Arts Center, drop off at Saint John's campus
Cost: Free

SJU Football Game vs. Augsburg
1 p.m.
Clemens Field, SJU
Cost: Adults $8 per person, Students $6 (ages 7-17) per person, Visiting Students (with school ID): $6, Children under 7 years old: Free, CSB/SJU Students (with ID): Free

Post-Game Plaza Party
3-6 p.m. (inflatable games for kids 12-5:30 p.m.)
New SJU Athletic Complex
Cost: Free, Bennie Bars and Johnnie Bread available, bouncy house, chance get your free CSB/SJU gift

4:15 p.m.
Saint John's Abbey Church, SJU

PasticheCSB/SJU’s talented music faculty ensemble – It’s always different, it’s always enjoyable!
7:30 p.m.
Escher Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center, CSB
Cost: $7-12 at 320-363-5777 or

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Reading room 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: Reading Room 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

The Saint John’s Bible Gallery
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

SJU Pottery Studio
Friday: 1:15-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

CSB Bookstore
Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

SJU Bookstore
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Good to Go
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

The Refectory
Friday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:45-7:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

Sexton Dining
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Johnnie Java in SJU Sexton Commons
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.-Midnight
Saturday: 7 p.m.-Midnight

The Schu (new coffee shop in SJU Learning Commons)
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday: Hours TBD

CSB Benedicta Arts Center Gorecki Gallery
Nancy Marrow “In Care of…”
Medium: Watercolor
Friday: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

SJU Alice R. Rogers Gallery & Target Gallery
Rebecca Allan “The Crossroads Project”
Medium: Acrylic paintings
Friday: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Whitby Gift Shop
Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 1-3:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1-3:30 p.m.