Homecoming and Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 1

Young Alumni Homecoming Happy Hour
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Press Wine Bar, 2221 Professor Avenue, Cleveland OH
All graduates of the last decade (G.O.L.D.), 2006 – 2015, come and enjoy and evening out with JCU friends and classmates. Free appetizers and cash bar available. Reservations requested.

Julian McCullough (current students only)
8:30p.m. Kulas Auditorium (Doors open at 8pm)
Julian McCullough is a nationally touring comedian, host and actor. He has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and co-starred with Whitney Cummings on the E! series Love You, Mean It. Julian was a frequent panelist on Chelsea Lately and contributor to The Soup Investigates. He also had his own Comedy Central Presents stand-up special and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, hosted every Saturday of TBS’ Very Funny News, and was on MTV2’s hit series Guy Code.

Friday, Oct 2

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, Rainforest, Cleveland Zoo
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and hors d’oeuvres with your friends at the Cleveland Zoo Rainforest. VIP Party attendance is required from 6 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. 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.

Saturday, October 3

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.

JCU National Alumni Board Fall Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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.
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, faculty and staff, and alumni. Refreshments and raffle prizes provided! For more information or to register visit: www.jcu.edu/footprints

JCU Men’s Lacrosse Blue Gold Intra-Squad Scrimmage
9:30 a.m. Wasmer Field at Don Shula Stadium

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

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

Lolly the Trolley Cleveland Tour
10:00 a.m. 12:30 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. O’Dea Rooms

Congratulations to the 2015 Homecoming Court!

Noble Churovia
Jackie DiFrangia
Julie Donnelly
Hannah Niehaus
Jane Verdi

Colton Ebersole
Matthew Hribar
John Park
Patrick Pasqualicchio

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 Swenson’s, Wholly Frijoles and The Spread. 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. Ohio Northern
1:30 p.m. Don Shula Stadium
Show your support for our JCU Blue Streaks as they take on Ohio Northern 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 time TBD 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
Halftime tribute to: TBD

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!

JCU Women’s Soccer vs. Ohio Northern
7:00 p.m., Don Shula Stadium

JCU Community Showcase
8:00 p.m., Kulas Auditorium
Come and be wowed by the amazing talent of our JCU community!  New to the schedule this year, the fraternity and sorority life community is thrilled to showcase the variety of special abilities of our students with alumni, families and the community!

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 4

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.

10:30 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).