Franciscan Homecoming Weekend! | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Franciscan Homecoming 2018!

    October 5-7, 2018

    Join us for a Franciscan Homecoming weekend dedicated to thanking our heavenly Father for the many blessings enjoyed by Franciscan University of Steubenville!

    Parents Weekend, Alumni events, and the St. Francis Festival will make it a fun-filled weekend no matter who you are!

    There will be lots of food, fun, and games for young and old and everyone in between. 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.

    Event Highlights:

    • Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony
    • Kelly Roggensack Memorial Races
    • Household Life Mass
    • Blessing of Animals
    • Baron Sporting Events
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  • Full Schedule:

    (Subject to change)

    Friday, October 6

    Beginning at 3:30 p.m., shuttles will run every half hour to local hotels, every hour to Weirton, to and from Rosary Circle  

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Eucharistic Holy Hour
      Christ the King Chapel
    • 4:00 p.m.
      FISH Student Research Symposium
      Pugliese Auditorium, Ss. Cosmas & Damian Hall
    • 4:45 p.m.
      Household Life Mass
      Finnegan Fieldhouse
    • 6:00 p.m.
      Alumni Reception (Registration opens at 5:00 pm)
      JCWC Atrium/Gallery  
    • 7:00 p.m.
      Alumni Banquet with Awards Ceremony
      JCWC Gallery
    • 7:00 p.m.
      A Celebration of the Life of St. Francis
      Christ the King Chapel Plaza
    • 8:30 p.m.
      Student Talent Show
      Finnegan Fieldhouse

    Saturday, October 7

    • 8:00 a.m.
      Shuttles run every half hour to local hotels, every hour to Weirton until 7:00 pm
      Rosary Circle  
    • 8:00 a.m.
      Tenth Annual Kelly Roggensack Memorial Races
      Assisi Heights
    • 8:30 a.m.
      University Update Session with Parents
      JCWC Gentile Gallery
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Holy Mass
      Finnegan Fieldhouse   
    • 12:00 p.m.
      St. Francis Festival (goes until 4:00 p.m.)
      JCWC Lawn & Piazza dei Santi  
    • 12:00 p.m.
      Austrian Experience Informational Meeting - Parents and students
      JCWC International Lounge
    • 1:00 p.m.
      Baron Rugby Match
      Memorial Field
    • 1:00 p.m.
      Men's Soccer vs. Pitt-Bradford
      Upper Soccer Field
    • 1:15 p.m.
      Children's Medieval Costume Competition
      Gentile Gallery, JC Williams Center
    • 1:30 p.m.
      Tomato Theatre, "St. George & the Dragon"
      Chapel Amphitheatre
    • 2:00 p.m.
      Lady Baron Volleyball vs. Washington and Jefferson College
      Finnegan Fieldhouse
    • 2:45 p.m.
      Blessing of Animals by Fr. Shawn Roberson, TOR
      Near the Portiuncula Chapel
    • 3:15 p.m.
      Women's Soccer vs. Pitt-Bradford
      Upper Soccer Field
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Lord's Day Celebrations
      Various Locations
    • 7:00 p.m.
      Festival of Praise
      Finnegan Fieldhouse
    • 9:00 p.m.
      Acoustic Concerts (with Refreshments)
      Aly Aleigha Band opening for John Paul Von Arx
      JC Williams Center
    • 9:00 p.m.
      Festival Prayer Teams
      Christ the King Chapel

    Sunday, October 8

    • 10:30 a.m.
      Sunday Mass
      Finnegan Fieldhouse
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