Homecoming and Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 25

Young Alumni Homecoming Happy Hour
Hosted by the Cleveland Alumni Chapter
6:00 – 8:00p.m., Brennan’s Colony, 2299 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118
Relive your glory days on Lee Road with fellow alumni!  Join us on the patio at The Colony for drinks, food and fun.

Comedian Retta (current students only)
8:00p.m. Kulas Auditorium
Enjoy some laughs with the comedic stylings of Retta! Retta’s television appearances include “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Freddie,” “Comics Unleashed,” “The Soup,” “Premium Blend” and “Comedy Central Presents . . . Retta.  She is best known for her role as fun-loving office mate Donna Meagle on NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy “Parks and Recreation.”.

Friday, September 26

Countdown to Kickoff
1:p.m.-3 p.m. Student Center Atrium
Food, giveaways, music, and performances by Pep Band, Cheer, Dance and Lobo. WJCU will be broadcasting music to get out Blue Streaks ready for a winning weekend.

Parent Check-in
5:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Student Center Atrium
Stop by the table to pick up a schedule and any pre-ordered tickets.

Athletic Hall of Fame (by invitation only)
6:00p.m. Dolan Center for Science and Technology

Homecoming Dance  (current students only)
8p.m.- midnight, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and hors d’oeuvres with your friends at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. VIP Party attendance is required from 6pm – 7pm in the LSC in order to check in and load the buses!

Acoustic Duo Jim Carr and Nikki Custy
8 p.m. – 10 p.m., Jardine Room
Unwind in an intimate setting as you catch up with friends and listen to guitarist/vocalist Jim Carr ’82 and violinist/vocalist Nikki Custy ’97. Together they weave a mellow mix of classic and contemporary rock artists (ie,James Taylor/ Beatles, Jason Mraz and Coldplay) with strains of world music from Ireland, Spain, and Brazil. Refreshments will be available along with a cash bar. Reservations required.

Women’s Soccer vs. CWRU
7:00 p.m.Don Shula Stadium, free to attend
Show your Blue Streaks pride and join us to support 25 years of JCU Women’s Soccer.  All former Blue Streaks Women’s Soccer players are invited to “RSVP” for a complimentary commemorative t-shirt to pick up on the Plaza at the game.

Alumni Soccer Social
6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Jake’s Speakeasy at Pizzazz on the Circle
Celebrate the milestone anniversaries of 50 years of Men’s Soccer and 25 years of Women’s Soccer. $10 per adult, cash bar available. Please RSVP by September 20th.

Saturday, September 27

Parent Check-in
8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Atrium Student Center
Stop by the table to pick up a schedule and any pre-ordered tickets.

Andrew “Dewey McCarthy ’81 Memorial Mass
8:30 a.m. Rodman Hall Chapel
Celebrated by Rev. William M. Bichl, S.J.

Footprints for Fatima 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk
Registration begins at 9 a.m. , 5K starts at 10:00 a.m., 1 Mile is at 10:15 a.m.
South Belvoir Boulevard at Carroll Boulevard
Make your “Footprint” on Homecoming Weekend! Run or walk in the Footprints for Fatima 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk to support JCU’s Fatima Food Drive. All proceeds will benefit families in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood. The first 150 runners/walkers receive an official “Footprints” t-shirt. Awards are given to the top male and female JCU students, FSA’s, and alumni. Refreshments and raffle prizes provided! For more information or to register visit: www.jcu.edu/footprints

Parent/Family Continental Breakfast
9a.m. – 10a.m. Outside chapel

McCarthy Alumni Soccer Game
10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.. Don Shula Stadium
9:30 a.m. – check in
Click HERE to register!

McCarthy Lunch and Scholarship Presentation
11 a.m. Don Shula Stadium

JCU Softball Alumnae Game
11:00 a.m.. Bracken Field
Relive the glory and bring your bat and glove for some fun on the field.  Make time to “swing” by and RSVP by September 20 for a complimentary alumnae t-shirt.

Lolly the Trolley Cleveland Tour
11:30a.m. – 2 p.m. Washington Blvd./Belvoir Blvd. Shuttle Bus pick up
More than 20 miles of facts and fun are  covered in Trolley Tours’ well known City Sightseeing Tour, one of  the most reliable, pleasant and convenient ways to see Cleveland.

JCU Men’s Soccer  vs. Geneva College
12:00 p.m. Don Shula Stadium,. free to attend
Fifty-years never looked so good!  Join the JCU soccer community and celebrate the 50th anniversary of playing on the pitch at John Carroll.

JCU National Alumni Board Fall Meeting
Noon – 3 p.m.

JCU Volleyball vs. Wilmington
3 p.m. DeCarlo Varsity Center, free to attend
Take in the excitement of OAC Volleyball at it’s finest and support our Blue Streaks.  All former JCU Volleyball players are encouraged to RSVP by September 20 for a complimentary t-shirt and look for the Alumnae volleyball tent at the tennis courts following the match.

Carroll Casino
2p.m.–4p.m., D.J. Lombardo Student Center LSC Conference Room
Try your hand at Black Jack, Roulette, Poker, Craps and slot machine games at the Carroll Casino. No money is needed to play, but prizes are sure to be won.

JCU Men’s Lacrosse Scrimmage
4p.m. Don Shula Stadium

JCU Blue Streaks Football Tailgate
4p.m. – 6:30p.m. Tennis Courts & South Belvoir Street
Complete with Food Trucks, featuring Swenson’s, Little Cheesers, Barrio Taco and Donut Lab. Music, JCU pep band, cheer and dance team performances, family zone, student organization tables and beer garden.
All alumni, parents, families, students, Hall of Fame Inductees  and guests are welcome to join in the festivities.

Varsity Football – JCU vs. Baldwin Wallace University
7p.m., Don Shula Stadium
Show your support for our JCU Blue Streaks as they take on Baldwin Wallace University! Get to your seat 15 minutes before kickoff for the Homecoming King and Queen announcement and stay for the best DIII football in the country.
Game tickets will be sold on a walk-up basis beginning at 5 p.m. at the Stadium ticket kiosk:
$10 Chairback
$7 General Admission
$3 Sr. Citizen/youth or non-OAC student
FREE for children ages 4 and under
Free for all JCU students with ID
Halftime tribute to the Hall of Fame Class of 2014 (Eric Biro ’03 – Track & Field; Chris Cubero ’04 – Football; Antoine Dunklin ’04 Football, Track & Field; Chris Heslep ’04 – Men’s Soccer; Walter Karrenbauer ’94 -Wrestling; J.J. Richardson ’97 – Men’s Basketball)

Late Night Breakfast (current students only)
11:30p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Schott Dining Hall
Got the late-night munchies?  Craving some snacks? Join your friends for the much-anticipated Homecoming Late Night Breakfast. Free food, entertainment, Bingo, and time to socialize…a perfect way to wrap up the night! You won’t want to miss out on all the excitement—or treats!

Sunday, September 29

St. Ignatius Plaza and Fountain Dedication
9:30 a.m. St. Francis Chapel steps

Homecoming and Family Mass & Brunch
Alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to attend Mass in the DeCarlo Varsity Gym followed by brunch.

10:30 a.m., De Carlo Varsity Center

11:00 a.m. – 2:00p.m., D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Schott Dining Hall
Cost is $11 per person.  Current students can use a meal swipe.

*You are invited to participate in the mass as a choir member. Rehearsal for the Mass will be at 9:15 am in the Varsity Gym. To sign up, please contact Dr. Cynthia Caporella (ccaporella@jcu.edu). If you are a deacon or priest and would like to participate, please contact Gail Roussey in campus ministry (groussey@jcu.edu).