Homecoming and Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 5

BlueStreak Blitz!!!
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Atrium, D.J. Lombardo Student Center
Get pumped to “Streak Your Weekend” at the kickoff to the biggest weekend on campus!  Stop by to hear the pep band, get some FREE giveaways, grab some food and event schedule so you are ready to be all in for Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Thursday, October 6

G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) Homecoming Happy Hour
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. TownHall -1909 W 25th St, Cleveland OH
All graduates of the last decade (G.O.L.D.), 2007 – 2016, come and enjoy and evening out with JCU friends and classmates. Free appetizers and cash bar available. Reservations requested.

Moshe Kasher, Comedian (current students only)
p.m. Kulas Auditorium (Doors open at 8pm) 
This young comic has been featured on FX’s “The League” “Conan,” ”Carson Daly”, Showtime’s “Shameless”, MTV E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and more.  In 2012 he released his first hour special on Netflix, “Moshe Kasher: Live In Oakland”, which is really funny!  But don’t take our word for it!  Bring a friend and relax as you are entertained!

Food Truck After Party (current students only)
10 p.m. Rodman Drive outside Kulas Auditorium 
Swing by the after party outside Kulas for some more Homecoming fun!  Jam to some tunes and nosh on some food truck yummies from Donut Lab and Smoothie Face!

Friday, October 7

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

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

Homecoming Dance  (current students only)
8 p.m. – midnight, Great Lakes Science Center
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and hors d’oeuvres with your friends at the Science Center. VIP Party attendance is required from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the LSC in order to check in and load the buses!  Attendees need to attend the VIP party at the time written on their tickets!

Acoustic Duo Jim Carr and Friends
8 p.m.  – 10 p.m. Underground
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.

Saturday, October 8

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

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 10:05 a.m.
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. All runners/walkers receive an official “Footprints” long-sleeved t-shirt. Awards are given to the top male and female JCU students, faculty and staff, and alumni. Refreshments and raffle prizes provided! For more information or to register visit: www.jcu.edu/footprints

Parent/Family Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.  10 a.m. Outside chapel

Alumnae Softball Game
10 a.m. Bracken Field – Registration Required

Lolly the Trolley Cleveland Tour
10:00 a.m. 12 p.m. Trolley picks up outside of the Student Center at the intersection of Washington and Belvoir boulevards
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.

Homecoming Court Lunch & Family Brunch (the current Homecoming Court and their families are invited, as well as past King and Queen Alumni)
11 a.m. 12 p.m. Jardine Room

Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming Court!
Women: Alexa VanMaaren, Adri Gradisek, Catie Pauley, Shannon Poppe , Sam Sloat Men: Fred Anger, Pat Hackett, Will Hudson, Corey Kehm, Evin Tolentino

JCU Blue Streaks Football Tailgate
11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Tennis Courts, South Belvoir Street and Belvoir Parking Lot
All alumni, parents, families, students, Hall of Fame Inductees, and guests are welcome to join in the festivities Food Trucks will be available for purchase, featuring Barrio, Papa Nicks and Seti’s Polish Boys. Music, performances by the JCU pep band and cheer and dance teams, a family zone, and student organization tables will also be featured. All guests are welcome in the tailgate area! Guests who are 21 and over are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages to enjoy only in the tailgate area. All tailgating will end by 1:30pm.

Rules for a safe Blue Streak Tailgate:
• Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages and must be able to provide valid ID for proof of age if requested.
• Consumption is limited to the defined area (see map)
• No public intoxication.
• Alcohol is permitted so long as it is poured into a plastic cup. No kegs allowed.
• Tailgating and clean-up will end by 1:30 at which time the regular alcohol policy take effect on campus.

Varsity Football – JCU vs. Marietta
1:30 p.m. Don Shula Stadium
Show your support for our JCU Blue Streaks as they take on Marietta College! 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 11 a.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 and staff with ID

Carroll Casino
4 p.m – 6 p.m.., D.J. Lombardo Student Center LSC Conference Room
Try your hand at Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Craps, and Slot Machines at the Carroll Casino. No money is needed to play, but prizes are sure to be won!

Men’s Soccer – JCU vs. Marietta
7:00 p.m. Don Shula Stadium
Cheer on the Blue Streaks as they take on Marietta College!

Late Night Breakfast (current students only)
10:30 p.m. 12:30 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, October 9

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.

10 a.m. Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center, Varsity Gym

Brunch – Registration Required
11 a.m. –  2 p.m. D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Schott Dining Hall
$12 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).