Alums & Friends

Homecoming 2022 Schedule

Bring it Home Oct. 1, Homecoming 2022

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saint John’s Football Tailgate, SJU Athletic Fields Parking Lot (P2 on map)
All are welcome to join the festivities in this paid, reserved lot. Park elsewhere on campus and walk into the lot to join alums, parents, and friends. Pack light and carry in your tailgate fare and refreshments. It is a great way to start the Homecoming celebration!

9 a.m. Homecoming Bike Ride, in front of the Abbey Church Bell Banner, Saint John’s University
A casual 16-18 mph pace through St. Joe to Cold Spring Bakery and back to campus. A total of 30-35 miles. Unsupported ride (bring your own water, spare tubes, phone, money). Open to all alums, students, friends. RSVP on this Facebook event or by emailing ride organizer John Krawczyk ’90 ([email protected]).

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Schu coffee shop is open, Dietrich Reinhart Learning Commons, SJU

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Refectory offers pay at the door breakfast (9-11) and brunch (11-1:30), SJU

10 a.m. CSB/SJU Swim & Diving Alum Meet and Social, Warner Palestra Pool and outdoor pool patio deck, SJU.
Find more info and RSVP via this Facebook event or by emailing Luke Vestrum ’03 ([email protected])

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

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Alum Book Signings in the Saint John’s University Bookstore, Sexton Commons
Boz Bostrom ’95: The New Start. CSB/SJU Accounting professor Boz has a new book that is a financial thriller. Face-paced and intriguing, this tale of corruption, mystery, romance, and action is sure to captivate readers.

Dr. Wayne Liebhard ’79: Walking the Tightrope – Trusting Your Life to Telemedicine. Dr. Liebhard’s new book takes a close look at the new Age of Telemedicine. Is it another great promise by some to “save” healthcare in the United States, or another panacea? His new book provides answers and a path forward, and is considered a must-read for all consumers of medical care.

Steve Shipley ’75: False Trust: Can Blake Trust Anyone? This is Shipley’s debut crime thriller novel, and it begins in Albany, Minn. before the protagonist moves to Australia. There are direct connections in the novel to the CSB/SJU Computer Science department, the Abbey Church, and the Saint John’s Bible.

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
Explore 28 original folios showcasing works from all seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible.

1 p.m. SJU Football vs. Concordia-Moorhead, Clemens Stadium, SJU
Purchase tickets online at or in person at the gate day of.

2:30 – 5 p.m. Homecoming Celebration Social, in front of the Quadrangle, SJU
A family-friendly social with cash bar and inflatables for the kids. In a new location in 2022 at the heart of SJU’s campus near the entrance to The Refectory.

5 p.m. J-Club Hall of Honor Banquet, Guild Hall, SJU
Registration required, $75 per person through Sept. 25; $100 after. Join us as we induct the 2022 SJU J-Club Hall of Honor Class:
Minga Batsukh ’10 – Wrestling
Troy Bigalke ’01 – Basketball
Fred Cremer ’67 (posthumous) - Football
Matt Erredge ’99 – Hockey
Jon Habben ’79 – Swimming & Diving
Br. Mark Kelly, OSB – Distinguished Service
David Lamm ’68 – Track & Field
Mike Lilly ’78 (posthumous) - Soccer
Cyril Paul ’59 – Track & Field
Tim Schmitz ’78 – Football
1976 SJU Football Team

Lodging: There are blocks of rooms being held at two hotels in Waite Park (about a 15 minute drive from our campuses). The blocks will be available until August 30. After that date, you can call them directly to check on availability for Homecoming rooms and rates.

Residence Inn St. Cloud

Hilton Garden Inn St. Cloud