Homecoming and Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 25


Young Alumni Homecoming Happy Hour
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Market Garden Brewery, 1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
All graduates from the last 10 years, come and enjoy and evening out with JCU friends and classmates. Free appetizers and cash bar available. Reservations required.

Comedian Retta (current students only)
8:00 p.m. Kulas Auditorium
Enjoy some laughs with the comedic styling 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 officemate 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 our Blue Streaks ready for a winning weekend.

Parent Check-in
5 p.m. – 9 p.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 p.m. Dolan Center for Science and Technology
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

Homecoming Dance  (current students only)
8 p.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 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the LSC in order to check in and load the buses!

Acoustic Duo Jim Carr and Friends
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 friends. A weave of 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 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 p.m. – 10 p.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. Reservations required, RSVP by September 20th.

Saturday, September 27


Parent Check-in
8 a.m. – 5 p.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 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
9 a.m.  10 a.m. Outside chapel

McCarthy Alumni Soccer Game
10 a.m  – 11 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
Click HERE to register!

JCU Softball Alumnae Game
11 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
11:30 a.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. Registration required, tickets are $20/person.

JCU Men’s Soccer  vs. Geneva College
12 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 at John Carroll.

Murphy Hall Tour
12 p.m. –  2 p.m.
The residence hall that we all know and love got a face lift. The outside looks the same but you won’t believe the inside!  Come to see the modernized spaces to learn, reflect and socialize.

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

Carroll Casino
p.m. – 4 p.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.

Former Resident Assistant Social
2:30 p.m. D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Jardine Room 

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.

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

JCU Blue Streaks Football Tailgate
4 p.m. –  6:30 p.m. Tennis Courts & South Belvoir Street (free to attend, cost for food purchase)
All alumni, parents, families, students, Hall of Fame Inductees and guests are welcome to join in the festivities. Bring your tailgate set up but leave the food at home. Food Trucks will be available, featuring Swenson’s, Little Cheesers, and Fire Truck Pizza Company. Music, JCU pep band, cheer and dance team performances, family zone, student organization tables.

Varsity Football – JCU vs. Baldwin Wallace University
7 p.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)
11:30 p.m.  1 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 28


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

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

Mass
10:30 a.m. Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center, Varsity Gym

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

*You are invited to participate in the Mass as a choir member. Rehearsal for Mass will be at 9:15 a.m. 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).