Homecoming 2017

No matter how long you’ve been away, we’re ready to welcome you home this weekend. 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, there’s something for everyone. Register now (where necessary) to save your spot for your favorite events.

Please note that, in light of the passing of S. Colman O’Connell ’49, OSB and her funeral at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Sacred Heart Chapel, the Pre-Game Party and Pep Rally at Saint Ben’s has been cancelled (though buses will still be running from CSB – picking up in front of the BAC – directly to Clemens Stadium) and the events in the Ardolf Science Center have changed times. And, though Colman would have shaken her head at the very idea of cancelling a party, Saturday still holds many chances to cherish dear friends and these colleges. That part seems fitting. 

Also, 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

UPDATED – Ardolf Science Center 25th Anniversary Social
5:30-6:45 p.m.
     6:15 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 www.csbsju.edu/wow

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

UPDATED – Ardolf Science Center 25th Anniversary Symposium
8:30-9:45 a.m.
     8:30-9 a.m. Various speakers, continental breakfast available 
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

CANCELLED – Pre-Game Party and Pep-Rallywith CSB Dance Team and Rat Pack
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mall, CSB

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 Rugby match vs. MSU-Moorhead
11:30 a.m.
Radio Tower Field, SJU
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 www.csbsju.edu/wow

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.-6 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.