Thursday, October 4
Come Home to Carroll Alumni Happy Hour
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Bier Market, 1948 West 25th St. Cleveland, OH 44113
Come home to Carroll and enjoy an evening out with your JCU friends and classmates. Free appetizers and cash bar from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Comedian Tim Meadows from NBC’s SNL!
8p.m. Kulas Auditorium
Enjoy some laughs with Tim Meadows! He was a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live for 10 seasons, where he played 14 different characters and impersonated 64 people. He has also played many roles in movies, most recently Mean Girls, Grown Ups and Jack and Jill.
Tickets are $3 for JCU students with ID & $20 for general public.
Blue Streaks Pep Rally
9p.m. Atrium Steps
Join the Blue Streaks faithful and get your Lobo Palooza on for the Pep Rally. JCU’s finest will be there… Pep Band, Cheer, Dance and LOBO, and varsity coaches to pump it up for game day. Snacks and your very own LoboPalooza rally towel awaits you. This event is free and fun!
Friday, October 5
6-7:30 p.m., Jardine Room
Meet and greet Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., president of John Carroll University and other members of the JCU Administration. Light appetizers and cash bar will be available.
Homecoming Dance (current students only)
8p.m.- midnight, Rainforest, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and hors d’oeuvres with your friends at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. VIP Party attendance is required from 6:30pm – 8pm in the LSC in order to check in and load the buses!
Coffee House with Jim Carr
8 p.m. – 10 p.m., Underground
Enjoy some coffee and unwind as you listen to acoustic guitar music by alum Jim Carr ’82.
Saturday, October 6
Java with the Jesuits
9a.m.-10 a.m. D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Atrium near chapel
Join members of the John Carroll Jesuit community as well as JCU faculty and administrators for a light continental breakfast and informal conversation
First-year Parent Check-In
10a.m. – 11am. LSC Conference Room, D.J. Lombardo Student Center
Parents of first-year students are invited to an informal conversation with Dr. Mark McCarthy, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Sherri Crahen, Dean of Students, Dr. Lauren Bowen, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Marybeth Javorek, Director of the JCU Counseling Center, as they discuss issues that students commonly face and what lies ahead for their students this year.
Alumni Softball Game
9a.m.-11 a.m. Bracken Field
Calling Alumni Softball players, dust off your glove and bat and join us for a fun, lighthearted morning and meet the 2013 Softball team. Plan to join former players and fans at the Blue Streaks Game Day Tailgate, noon – 2 p.m.
Footprints for Fatima 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk
Registration begins at 9 a.m. , 1 Mile is at 10:15 a.m.; 5K starts at 10:30 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
Lolly the Trolley Cleveland Tour
10a.m. – 1 p.m. O’Malley Shuttle Bus pick up; Admin Drive
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.
11a.m. and 1 p.m. Rodman Hall, 2nd Floor
Stop in Rodman and take a guided tour of campus given by our JCU Tour guides. Admission informational session will be at noon.
Blue Streaks Game Day Tailgate, featuring ESPN Cleveland remote broadcast from Belvoir
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Hamlin/Campion Lawn and Beer Garden on the Tennis Courts
ESPN Cleveland radio and Aaron Goldhammer, co-host of The Really Big Show, will be broadcasting LIVE from Belvoir as we get ready for the game with a traditional tailgate. The ESPN “Street Team” will be on hand to give away Cleveland sports gear and autographed items from your favorite local athletes. Alumni, parents, and friends can enjoy a beverage at the German-inspired bier garden located on the tennis courts adjacent to the stadium and compete in cornhole tournaments and oversized Jenga! Purchase a Blue Streak Game Day Pass for $10/ person to enjoy an all-inclusive package featuring the new “Blue Streak Brat,” snacks, and fresh lemonade PLUS a reserved ticket to the game. Students, use your swipe card to munch on this delicious fare.
Varsity Football Game – JCU vs. Marietta
2 p.m., Don Shula Stadium
Show your support for our JCU Blue Streaks as they take on Marietta Pioneers! 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 noon at the Stadium ticket kiosk:
$8 Reserved Seat
$6 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 will feature a Blue Streaks send off to JCU Coach and former Athletic Director, Tony De Carlo ’66G as well as the Team Blue vs. Team Gold challenge.
LoboPalooza Block Party
4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Belvoir
Celebrate a Blue Streak win and join the block party featuring food trucks, alumni Dave Pratt ’85 and the Permanent Basement Band, student band TBD, and Drum Circle Get Rhythm. Enjoy games, contest, s’more station, student booths, inflatables, beer garden, and much more.
7p.m. – 9p.m., D.J. Lombardo Student Center LSC Conference Room and Murphy Room
Are you “all in” for a night full of excitement? Try your hand at Black Jack, Roulette, and Texas, Hold’em games at the Carroll Casino. No money is needed to play, but prizes are sure to be won.
Carroll Cinema featuring the movie Brave
7:15p.m.- 9p.m. D.J. Lombardo Student Center Jardine Room ***new location
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars.
Late Night Breakfast (current students only)
11:30pm – 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, October 7
Homecoming and Family Mass & Brunch
Alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to attend Mass in DeCarlo Varsity Gym followed by brunch.
10:30 a.m., De Carlo Varsity Center
11:30 a.m., D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Schott Dining Hall
Cost is $10 per person. Current students can use a meal swipe.
JV Football vs. Heidelberg
2:00 pm, Don Shula Stadium FREE!
Cheer on the hard-working football team as they take the field in a real OAC game – Junior Varsity style. Come out and support our Blue Streaks!