The following schedule reflects the 2016 schedule. Please check back in July for an updated schedule and a link to registration and tickets. Thank you!
Friday, October 14, 2016
|6:00 - 9:00 PM||Rock Climbing Wall||Palaestra, SJU|
|*8:00 PM||Pastiche||Stephen B Humphrey, SJU|
|8:30 -9:30 PM||Noah Hoehn||Gorecki 204, CSB|
Saturday, October 15, 2016
|8:00 - 10:30 AM||Family Weekend Info Table||Sexton Commons, SJU
& Gorecki Fireside, CSB
|*9:00 - 10:00 AM||CSB/SJU Campus Ministry 5K Fun Run||Sugar Shack, SJU|
|10:00 AM||Family Bike Ride (10 miles)||Palaestra Parking Lot, SJU|
|10:00 AM - 5:00 AM||Bookstore Activities||CSB Bookstore, CSB
& SJU Bookstore, SJU
|10:00 AM - 4:30 PM||Pottery Studio Tours||Saint John's Pottery Studio,
Saint Joseph Hall, SJU
|*10:30 AM||Saint John's Abbey Tours||Abbey Church, SJU|
|*10:45 AM - 12:45 PM||Chili Luncheon||Guild Hall, SJU|
|11:00 AM||Johnnie Soccer vs. Concordia College||Haws Soccer Field, SJU|
|*1:00 PM||Johnnie Football vs. Carleton College||Clemens Stadium, SJU|
|1:00 PM||Blazer Soccer vs. Concordia College||CSB Soccer Field, CSB|
|*1:30 PM||Saint John's Abbey Tours||Abbey Church, SJU|
|3:00 PM||OSB Tours: Art & Heritage and Sacred Spaces||Gathering Place,
Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB
|3:00 - 6:00 PM||Family Weekend Carnival & Bingo||CSB Mall|
|4:15 PM||Mass||Abbey Church, SJU|
|6:30 - 8:30 PM||Life-Size Family Game Night||HCC Fieldhouse, CSB|
|*7:30 PM||Fine Arts Programming: Orchestral Lunacy:
Tomas Kubinek with the CSB/SJU Orchestra
Benedicta Arts Center, CSB
|9:00 - 9:30 PM||Attention Starved Children||Upper Gorecki, CSB|
|9:45 - 10:45 PM||Mission Improvable||Upper Gorecki, CSB|
|9:00 AM - 1:30 PM||Brunch||Gorecki Dining Center, CSB|
|10:30 AM||Mass||Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB
& Abbey Church, SJU
|10:45 AM - 1:30 PM||Brunch||The Refectory, SJU|
|12:00 - 2:00 PM||Family Swim||Murray Hall Pool, CSB|
|1:00 - 4:00 PM||Outdoor University's Collegeville Colors||Arboretum, SJU|
|2:00 PM||Johnnie Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin Superior||Haws Soccer Field, SJU|
|1:00 - 4:00 PM||Rock Climbing Wall||Palaestra, SJU|
|6:00 PM||Student Mass||Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB|
|9:00 PM||Student Mass||Abbey Church, SJU|
We ask that all guests on campus register for Family Weekend in order to ensure proper staffing.
All * events are ticketed events and require tickets to be bought ahead of time.
Friday, October 14th | 6:00 - 9:00 PM | Palaestra Rock Climbing Wall, SJU
Sunday October 16th | 1:00 - 4:00 PM | Palaestra Rock Climbing Wall, SJU
Looking for a challenge this weekend that is also fun and good for your health? Come on over to the SJU Rock Climbing Wall! The rock wall is free for families during Family Weekend. All participants under 18 years of age need to have a legal guardian present and a signed waiver. To print waivers or find more information about the climbing wall please visit the SJU Climbing Wall website. Waivers can be printed directly here.
Friday, October 14th | 9:00 PM | Gorecki 204, CSB
Noah Hoehn is a fierce performer that the whole family will want to see. He has earned national acclaim for his harmonica playing and more recently, his solo looping show. His singular vision to unite the sounds of new blues and marimba pop is accomplished with an incomparable live looping system. Sacuy harmonica and cool marimba are layered upon a foundation of acoustic grooves freeing him to sing and play at the same time - making this an event you don't want to miss! To get a glimpse of what Noah Hoehn does, listen to his cover of Ho Hey by The Lummineers. Join us for a wonderful evening full of unique music! No registration or tickets required.
Saturday, October 14th | 8:00 - 10:30 AM | Sexton Commons, SJU & Gorecki Fireside, CSB
Looking for your Bennie or Johnnie's residential hall or the location for an event this weekend? Stop by the information table and we can help you!
Saturday, October 15th | 9:00 AM | Sugar Shack, SJU
CSB and SJU Campus Ministries will be hosting the 14th Annual 5K Family Fun Run. This event is a great way to explore the Arboretum at Saint John's. The 5K Family Fun Run is sponsored by Alternative Break Experiences (ABE) and all money raised supports ABE programs as well as provides scholarships for students who wish to participate in these programs.
Pre-registration is required. Please register online here. The cost is $25 for participants ages 15+ and $20 for participants 14 and under, as well as CSB/SJU students, faculty, and staff. Each participant is guaranteed a 5k Family Fun Run T-shirt! Be sure to register at least a week in advance to ensure your shirt size on the day of the event. Otherwise, it will be mailed to your campus address.
Saturday, October 15th | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | CSB/SJU Bookstores, CSB & SJU
Come to the CSB or SJU Bookstore to participate in free bookstore activities or shop the Family Weekend Sale to find gifts for all ages.
The CSB Bookstore will be hosting a book signing on Saturday, October 15 as part of Family Weekend. Kelly Radi will be signing her new book "Out to Sea: A Parents' Guide to the Freshman Voyage." Radi, a Sartell resident, is owner of Radi to Write LLC, a public relations writing firm. Her book offers usable, practical ideas for parents of college students. The book signing will take place in the CSB Bookstore from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. on Saturday afternoon. All are welcome!
The SJU Bookstore will be hosting a book signing on Saturday, October 15 as part of Family Weekend. Kelly Radi will be signing her new book "Out to Sea: A Parents' Guide to the Freshman Voyage." Jim Studer will be signing his book "The Road Taken: A Journey through Central Minnesota, High School Classrooms, and Around the World." Lisa Crayford will be signing her book "Waterfalls of Minnesota." The book signing will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the SJU Bookstore. All are welcome!
Saturday, October 15th | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM | St. John's Pottery Studio, St. Joseph Hall, SJU
The Saint John's Pottery Studio will be hosting tours of the studio on Saturday. The goal of the Pottery Studio is to educate students and artists in the philosophy and practices of sustainable resource development, to involve them in a totally indigenous artistic environment in an academic setting and to assist local communities with the sustainable development of indigenous resources. Visit the pottery studio website for more information.
Families are welcome to stop by the pottery studio anytime between 10:00 - 4:30 for a free 30 minute tour provided by their staff members.
Saturday, October 15th | 10:00 am | Palaestra, SJU
SALD & the CSB/SJU Cycling Club is hosting a Saturday morning bike ride for families. This 10 mile cycling ride will start at 10 AM. All participants will meet outside of Palaestra, SJU by the west doors before the start of the cycling ride. All families/ participants are REQUIRED to bring their own bike, a water bottle, and helmets.
Pre-registration is required. Please register online here.
Saturday, October 15th | 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM | Abbey Church, SJU
St. John's Abbey Church is at the heart of the St. John's campus and community. Though strikingly modern even fifty years after its construction, it is planned according to the oldest principles of church architecture. To learn more about the history of the Abbey Church, join us for tours lead by monks at the Abbey on Saturday, October 15th at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
Pre-registration is required. Please register online here.
Saturday, October 15th | 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM | Guild Hall, SJU
Join us for a delicious lunch before the football game. The traditional Chili Luncheon will take place at Guild Hall, SJU. The meal begins at 11:00 AM Saturday morning. Family members may pre-purchase tickets to this online or at the door. We hope to see you and your family come to this annual Family Weekend tradition! Tickets can be purchased here.
Saturday, October 15th | 11:00 AM | Haws Soccer Field, CSB
Support the Johnnie Soccer team as they play against Concordia College. Visit the Johnnie Soccer page to read more about the team. No tickets are needed.
Saturday, October 15th | 1:00 PM | Clemens Stadium, SJU
Come and support our Johnnie Football team as they play against Carleton College. Visit the Johnnie Football page to read more about Johnnie Football.
SALD offers families the opportunity to purchase football tickets online in advance, as SJU Athletics does not sell pre-sale football tickets. Tickets can be bought online through our department here or at the gate for the following prices:
General Admission: $8
CSB/SJU Students, Faculty, & Staff (with ID): Free
Students (ages 7-17 & college students with school ID): $6
Children (under 6 years old): Free
Saturday, October 15th | 1:00 PM | CSB Soccer Field, CSB
Support the Blazer Soccer team as they play against Concordia College. Visit the Blazer Soccer page to read more about the team. No tickets are needed.
Saturday, October 15th | 3:00 PM | Gathering Place, Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB
The OSB tour includes two parts: The Sacred Spaces Tour and the Art & Heritage Tour.
The Sacred Spaces Tour includes the Gathering Place, Sacred Heart Chapel (shared by the Monastery and the College), Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Oratory. All are in one building with elevator accessibility. If time permits the first floor of the Monastery and Monastery Dining Room will also be seen. 2014 was the 100 year anniversary of Sacred Heart Chapel, and the OSB would love to share with you the history and beauty of the Chapel.
The Art & Heritage Tour visits the current exhibit at the Hahen Museum entitled "A Legacy of Learning: Benedictine Sisters in Elementary Schools." This exhibit highlights the story of sisters who have staffed over 100 elementary schools by featuring four schools: St. Michael's School, Buckman; St. Joseph Laboratory School, St. Joseph; St. Mary's School, Melrose and St. Anne's School, Minneapolis.
All families should meet in the Gathering Place of the Sacred Heart Chapel. The Gathering Place is up the front steps and right inside the doors of the green dome of the Sacred Heart Chapel. Once at the Gathering Place, families will be divided into groups. Some groups will do the Art & Heritage tour first and other groups will do the Sacred Spaces tour. Each tour lasts 45 minutes.
Saturday, October 15th | 3:00 - 6:00 PM | CSB Mall, CSB
The Family Weekend Carnival at CSB is truly an event for the entire family, no matter what age. Come and enjoy some friendly competition at the various booths and classic carnival games. New this year is Doug's Wire Writing: This unique craft form creatively bends a single piece of wire into any requested shapes - names, phrases, titles, symbols, etc. It takes just minutes and you will have a unique card holder or picture stand to take home with you. In addition to your wire art, take home prizes from one of our game booths or from a round of bingo! The Carnival is a wonderful chance to spend family time together. See you on the CSB Mall after the football game for a memorable afternoon!
Saturday, October 15th | 4:15 PM | Abbey Church, SJU
Sunday October 16th | 10:30 AM | Abbey Church, SJU & Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB
Join the monastic community for Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel or Abbey Church.
Families are also welcome at our weekly student masses Sunday evening: 6:00 PM at Sacred Heart Chapel or 9:00 PM at Abbey Church.
Saturday, October 15th | 7:30 PM | Escher Auditorium, CSB
Looking to hear a talented student musical group during Family Weekend? Look no further than Fine Arts Programming's Orchestral Lunacy. He's a certified lunatic and master of the impossible, and he's back! The physical poet, needless risk-taker, and all-around clown Tomáš Kubínek returns to CSB/SJU for a second time, after he had audiences in stiches back in 2010. This time, Maestro Kubínek will play with his penchant for classical music, putting CSB/SJU's student orchestra to the test with his absurd inventions, vaudevillian masterpieces, and all-out-anarchy. The night's repertoire will feature orchestral works by Mozart, Dvorák, Bach, Beethoven, and Verdi with a touch of the Three Stooges. Orchestral Lunacy is the only way to describe the wildly inventive and entertaining show that will make audiences cry with joyous laughter.
Tickets are offered at a special discounted price for Family Weekend participants. Adult tickets are $15 and child/student tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased here.
Note: This special pricing can be selected in Step 3 of the checkout process from the drop down list.
Step 1: Select Orchestral Lunacy. | Step 2: Select your seats and then click "checkout" on the top right. | Step 3: Select FAM price category from the drop down list for adult tickets. Select Student price category for student/youth tickets. | Step 4: Complete your purchase.
Saturday, October 15th | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | O'Connell's Coffee Shop, CSB
From life-size foosball to giant jenga, this family game night is not your average game night. Come relax after a long day of activities or use up any more energy that you may have left with these fun life-size games. Regular board games and cards will be also available in the fieldhouse in addition to open gym.
Saturday, October 15th | 8:30 - 10:00 PM | Upper Gorecki, CSB
Attention Starved Children, otherwise known as ASC, has been a comedy cornerstone at CSB and SJU for the past 10 years. This group of talented students perform improv comedy and love every minute of it.
After a funny ASC opening, Mission IMPROVable will take the stage and keep the laughs going. Just like the old TV series "Mission Impossible," the Chicagoan actors in Mission IMPROVable pretend to be agents. The audience members are the co-agents and participate in the hilarious theater games or "missions" by yelling out suggestions. The on-the-spot randomness provided by the audience makes each mission truly unique and very often hysterical.
Laugh with us this weekend at this family-friendly improv show! No registration or tickets required.
Sunday, October 16th
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM | Gorecki Dining Center, CSB
10:45 AM - 1:00 PM | The Refectory, SJU
Join students for Brunch at the Gorecki Dinning Center or Saint John's Refectory. To see what's on the menu, please visit CSB's dining webpage or SJU's dining webpage. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Sunday, October 15th | 12-2 PM | Murray Hall Pool, CSB
Sit back, relax, and swim with your family at the CSB Pool!
Saturday, October 15th | 11:00 AM | Haws Soccer Field, CSB
Support the Johnnie Soccer team as they play against University of Wisconsin Superior. Visit the Johnnie Soccer page to read more about the team. No tickets are needed.