HFW BlueStreak Blitz @ Tower Time
1:50 - 2:20pm, St. Ignatius Plaza
Get pumped at the kickoff to the biggest weekend on campus! Stop by to hear the Pep Band, get some FREE giveaways, and grab a treat so you are ready to be all in for Homecoming and Family Weekend!
G.O.L.D. Homecoming Happy Hour
6:00 – 8:00pm, Pins Mechanical + 16 Bit Bar - 1880 W 25th St., Cleveland, OH
Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD, 2013 – 2023) alumni are invited to kick off Homecoming and Family Weekend with a gathering of fellow alumni and friends at Pins Mechanical + 16 Bit Bar! Register here.
9:00am - 6:00pm, Student Center Atrium
Men's Soccer Alumni Social
4:00 - 5:30pm, Don Shula Stadium
University Club Viewing of "Tim Russert: The John Carroll Years"
5:30pm, Donohue Auditorium
Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner (invitation only)
6:00 – 10:00pm, DeCarlo Varsity Center
University Club Reception
6:30 – 10:00pm, O'Connell Reading Room
Pershing Rifles Welcome Back Social
6:30 – 10:30pm, Rodman A
Iota Phi Theta Welcome Home Social
6:30 – 11:30pm, Jardine Room
Homecoming Dance (current undergraduate students only)
8:00 - 11:00pm, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and hors d’oeuvres with your friends at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo! All attendees will need to check in at the LSC Conference Room at times ranging from 7:00 - 8:00pm (time is designated on your ticket). You will receive your wristband and then get on the buses heading to the dance venue. The dance will run from 8:00 - 11:00pm. Tickets are only for current undergraduate JCU students.
The link for purchasing tickets will be sent to students when it is made available.
Footprints of Fatima 5K
8:00 - 10:00am, Dolan Science Center Plaza
This year's race features an all-new course starting by the Grasselli Clock Tower. Check-in opens at 8:00am with the race getting started around 9:00am. Register Here.
Register ahead of time
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-397-4993.
Homecoming and Family Weekend Information Table
9:00am - 4:00pm, Student Center Atrium
Stop by our newly renovated Atrium for information on Homecoming and Family Weekend and enjoy a refreshment.
Coffee and Pastry Pitstop
9:30 - 11:00am, Student Center Atrium
Stop by for a break and some refreshments.
Blue Streaks Tailgate
9:30am – 1:30pm, Hamlin Quad East Lot
Join JCU Alumni Association at this year's reimagined Homecoming Tailgate! All members of the JCU community are invited to load up the car and find a parking spot in the Hamlin Quad East lot for a classic college football tailgate. Limited tailgating spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as the area around the lot and Hamlin Quad comes to life with food trucks, yard games, inflatables, spray tattoos, and more!
Intramural Cornhole Tournament
Hamlin Quad East Lot
11:00am: Walk-up registration/warmups
11:30am: Tournament begins
Join JCU Recreation for the annual HFW Cornhole Tournament! Early registration is available online through September 28 at imleagues.com/jcu. Walk-up registration will also be available on the day of the tournament. Questions? Email email@example.com and good luck!
The Cubby Coffee Shop open
10:00am - 4:00pm, Student Center Atrium
10:00am - 5:00pm, Student Center Atrium
Andrew Dewey McCarthy Memorial Mass (1982)
10:30am, Rodman Chapel
Homecoming Court & Family Luncheon (invitation only)
12:00pm, Student Center, O'Dea Room
Students on the 2023 Homecoming Court and their families are invited to stop by and enjoy lunch prior to the football game.
Varsity Football – JCU vs.Wilmington University
1:30pm, Don Shula Stadium (Stadium Gates Open at Noon)
Show your JCU pride as the Blue Streaks battle Wilmington University. Make sure you are in your seats at least 15 minutes before kickoff to hear the Homecoming Court announcement and cheer on the Blue and Gold.
Tickets MUST be purchased online in advance of kickoff and prices are as follows:
$10 Premium Reserved (Chair Backs at 50 yard line)
$8 General Admission
$6 Handicap Admission (includes ticket for caretaker, if needed)
$4 Senior Citizen/Students* (18 and under)
Free for children 5 and under
Free for all JCU students and staff with ID
*Price is only for General Admission seating
Iota Phi Theta Memorial Mass
4:30pm, Rodman Chapel
Alumni Awards Dinner
6:00 – 9:30pm, Dolan Science Center Atrium
The annual Alumni Awards Dinner settles into Homecoming Weekend as the JCU Alumni Association honors the 2023 Class, featuring the highest honor handed out to JCU graduates, the Alumni Medal. This year's class boasts five new medal winners and four other notable alumni receiving honors for their contributions to the JCU community and the world.
7:00 - 9:00 pm, DJ Lombardo Student Center, LSC Conference Room
Feeling lucky tonight? Join us for some games of chance for the opportunity to win some great prizes! Tasty snacks will be available as well as a cash bar for parents and students over the age of 21.
University Club Reunion Dinner
6:30 – 11:00 pm, O'Malley Center Atrium
Pershing Rifles Reunion Dinner
7:00 – 11:30 pm, Rodman A
Iota Phi Theta Reunion Dinner
7:00 – 11:30 pm, Jardine Room
Women's Soccer – JCU vs. Wilmington
7:00 pm, Don Shula Stadium
Don't put away those pom-poms just yet as the women's soccer team takes on Wilmington under the lights.
10:00am - 2:00pm, Student Center Atrium
Homecoming and Family Weekend Mass
11:00 am, St. Francis Chapel
Homecoming and Family Weekend Brunch
11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Schott Dining Hall
After mass, join us for brunch in the newly renovated Schott Dining Hall! Current students are able to use their meal swipes while guests can pay at the door.