Franciscan Homecoming

Parents, Family, Alumni, Friends! Come celebrate, Franciscan style!

October 3-5, 2014

Join our students, friars, faculty, and staff for a Franciscan Homecoming weekend, October 3-5, 2014, dedicated to thanking our heavenly Father for the many blessings enjoyed by Franciscan University of Steubenville. We are again looking forward to combining Parents Weekend, Alumni Reunion, and St. Francis Festival events into one grand weekend celebration.

We will celebrate and honor the life of our patron, St. Francis of Assisi on Friday night and the fun-filled St. Francis Festival on Saturday afternoon. During the weekend, our Barons tennis, volleyball, and rugby teams will take on visiting schools. The volleyball and rugby matches will take place on campus, and shuttle service will be available for those wishing to attend the men's and women's tennis matches at the Belleview Park courts close to campus. 

There will be lots of food, fun, and games for young and old. Alumni are particularly invited to honor fellow alumni at an Alumni Awards reception and banquet on Friday evening. Student, alumni, and local talent will be highlighted at entertainment events throughout the weekend.  And, of course we will celebrate our faith with Mass each day.


Young or old, parent or alum, coming from near or far, this weekend will prove to be a memorable time for you and for your family. Please plan to join us!


Vendors and Fundraisers Information

If you'd like to sell items at the St. Francis Festival or set up a fundraising booth please fill out the registration form. If you have questions about available booths and fundraisers please contact Matthew Schaefer at

Parents Weekend Events Registration

When you arrive on campus, stop by the information table in the J.C. Williams Center to receive an updated schedule for the weekend.


Food service venues will be open throughout the weekend to purchase meals, snacks and drinks. Vendors and student organizations will offer food and drink for purchase at the St. Francis Festival.

Siblings and Young Children

Siblings 12 years of age or older may stay in the residence halls with prior permission from the residence director.

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