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Scores of John Carroll Alumni, students, and friends gathered on campus the final weekend of September for this year's Homecoming weekend. JCU graduates and their families enjoyed perfect Fall weather as the backdrop to a weekend full of athletics, events, reunions, and other happenings around campus.


The weekend kicked off Thursday night with our G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) happy hour at Hi and Dri in Tremont.

Iota Beta Gamma (IBG) teed off Friday afternoon's activities with a golf outing at the Tanglewood Club. The evening celebrations started with the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and dinner. The 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame Class members can be found here. The celebration continued with a homecoming dance at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Beta Tau Sigma/Glee Club also held a welcome reception, Iota Beta Gamma (IBG) hosted dinner, the McCarthy Soccer Alumni Weekend kicked-off, and Iota Chi Upsilon (IXY) hosted a social gathering for former members.


JCU Iota Beta Gamma Members

Saturday morning kicked off with the Footprints of Fatima 5K and memorial Mass in the Rodman Chapel. Next, the Pre-game Block party kicked off on Belvoir Blvd. with the BTSs, IBGs, IXYs, and IPTs all hosting tailgate gatherings, as well as tailgates for the Hall of Fame recipients, Football parents, the Blue Gold Club, and several student organizations. Food trucks and beverages were on site for all to enjoy.


Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday night's highlight was the Alumni Awards Banquet in the Dolan Atrium. Six JCU Alums were honored with the prestigious Alumni Medal, the highest award given by the John Carroll University Alumni Association. For a complete list of honorees and their contributions, click here. Other events included BTS's Reunion dinner, the McCarthy Alumni Scholarship Reception and Cookout right ahead of the weekend's final event, a men's varsity soccer game.


AVP of Alumni Relations, Dave Vitatoe '00 with Joseph Miller, Ph.D. ’59, Distinguished Service Awardee

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