Homecoming 2019

Homecoming and family weekend

Make plans to join us on October 5, 2019.  Alums of all ages will find good times and familiar faces during Homecoming 2019. The entire day is packed with events and activities, so there's sure to be something for everyone. Make the most of this chance to reconnect with our campuses, and fellow alums.  

Saturday, October 5

  • 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturdays at CSB/SJU for prospective high school students interested in learning more about CSB/SJU 

  • 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Homecoming Bicycle Ride – More details and RSVP on Facebook or email Milo Ambord ’21. Leave from in front of the Abbey Church.

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Schu coffee shop is open, Dietrich Reinhart Learning Commons, SJU

  • 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saint John’s Pottery Open House, Saint Joseph Hall/Saint John’s Pottery Studio

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Chloe Briggs ’11 art exhibit “Close”,  Gorecki Gallery, CSB Benedicta Arts Center

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saint John’s Abbey Woodworking Open House, SJU Woodworking Shop

  • 12 - 4 p.m. Saint John's Bible Gallery Open House, Alcuin Library, SJU

  • Half-time of the football game:  Dance Team Reunion - This year during Homecoming, CSB Dance Team alumnae of all classes will come together to collaborate and coordinate for a special Homecoming performance

  • 1 p.m. SJU Football vs. Augsburg, Clemens Stadium, SJU
          Purchase tickets online at www.gojohnnies.com/tickets or in person at the gate day of 
          Halftime presentation of the Bob Basten Excellence in Leadership Award to Lou Raiola ‘82
         
    CSB Dance Team Reunion half-time performance
  • 2 – 5 p.m. Celebration on the Tundra, west of Sexton Commons, SJU
          A family-friendly social with cash bar featuring Johnnie brews and inflatables for the kids

  • 3 p.m. CSB Volleyball vs. Augsburg, Claire Lynch Hall, CSB

  • 5 p.m. Hall of Honor Banquet – registration required, $75 per person through Sept. 21, $100 after
    Join us as we induct our first class of Johnnies into the J-Club Hall of Honor:
            1963 Football Team
            Tom Arth '66 - J-Club Distinguished Service 
            John Cragg '71 - Cross Country & Track and Field 
            Blake Elliot '03 - Football
            Adam Hanna '07 - Hockey
            Pat Haws '72 - Coach - Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Golf , Tennis
            John McDowell '64 - Football
            John "Johnny Blood" McNally '24 - Football
            Sammy Schmitz '03 - Golf
            Bill Sexton '55 - Basketball
            Fr. Wilfred Theisen, OSB '52 - J-Club Distinguished Service 
            Frank Wachlarowicz '79 - Basketball
            Matt Zelen '99 - Swimming and Diving

    Lodging: There is a block of rooms being held through Sept. 4 at the nearby Residence inn, St. CLoud:
    Saint John’s University Homecoming special group rate offer