Homecoming 2021

Homecoming 2021 College of Saint Benedict Saint John's University; collage of homecoming photos

CSB/SJU Homecoming 2021 Schedule and Details

Saturday, October 9, 2021

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. SJU Swimming & Diving 50th Reunion, Various locations at SJU

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CSB/SJU Bookstores are open

9 a.m. – 2 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

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Alum Book Signings in the Saint John’s University Bookstore, Sexton Commons

Liz Fiedler is the widow of Josh Fiedler ’03. Josh passed away unexpectedly in in 2020, and he was a loyal Johnnie who was proud of giving back to Saint John’s. Liz’s children’s book titled “When Flowers Bloom” (illustrated by Dan Mondloch) is a tribute to what Josh stood for: hard work, patience, perseverance, and helping others. A portion of the book proceeds will fund the Josh Fiedler Memorial Scholarship at Saint John’s.

John Rosengren, '86, is an award-winning journalist and novelist. Rosengren's latest novel, "A Clean Heart," is set on Six West, a fictional adolescent drug treatment center where counselor Carter Kirchner continues to manage his own efforts to remain clean and sober.

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

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

2 – 5 p.m. Homecoming Celebration on the Tundra, west of Sexton Commons, SJU

A family-friendly social with cash bar and inflatables for the kids

3:30 p.m. CSB Soccer vs. St. Olaf, Soccer Complex, CSB

4 p.m. SJU Soccer vs. St. Olaf, Haws Field, SJU

5 p.m. J-Club Hall of Honor Banquet – registration required, $75 per person through Oct. 3; $100 after

Join us as we induct the 2021 J-Club Hall of Honor Class:

  • 1965 Football Team
    • John Deters ’92 – Swim and Dive
    • George Durenberger ’28 (posthumous) – SJU Athletic Director
    • Chuck Froehle ’57 (posthumous) -- Football
    • Jim Gathje ’86 – Cross Country & Track and Field
    • Vedie Himsl ’38 (posthumous) -- Baseball 
    • Jim Lehman, Sr. ’56 (posthumous)-- Football
    • Terry Leiendecker ’84 -- Soccer
    • Vic Moore ’72 – J-Club Distinguished Services
    • Joe Mucha ’66 -- Basketball
    • Jeff Norman ’78 -- Football
    • Joe Schoolmeesters ’09 -- Golf
    • Gary Svendsen ’72 -- Wrestling

Lodging: There is a block of rooms being held through Sept. 8 at Courtyard St. Cloud (404 West St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301, Phone: 320-654-1661).