Join Upcoming Alumni Events

USF alumni have plenty of fun to choose from, starting with the Indianapolis Zoo event in February, followed by the Mad Ants and Greater Lakes Region events in March. Details, including ticket prices and payment deadlines, are provided in each event's description, below.

Anyone with questions should contact Debra Boggs at 260-399-8037 or Those wanting to register for an event should mail payment to the University of Saint Francis Alumni Office, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. The number of tickets for each event should be specified and checks should be made payable to the University of Saint Francis. If applicable, be sure to indicate whether tickets are for adult or child.

The Indianapolis Zoo Alumni event (5:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25) gives Indianapolis-area alumni, families and friends the unique opportunity to dine together in the Oceans Room at the Indianapolis Zoo. Participants can catch up with classmates over an excellent Italian dinner and gourmet coffee, and hear USF biology professor Dr. Larry Wiedman and his wife, Katie, discuss projects that lead to the Bahamas study trip each year. Attendees can also see and touch sharks at the nation's largest shark touch pool, and watch eels and jellyfish interact in their watery habitat. The Indianapolis Zoo Oceans Room is located at 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Ind. Tickets are $15 per adult and $5 per child (age 12 and under), and the payment deadline is February 6.

The Mad Ants Alumni event event (7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 3) promises a full night of fun for basketball fans as USF alumni, employees and their families take in a basketball game with Fort Wayne's own Mad Ants at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. But that's not all. It's also Indiana Pacers Night! Plus, fans can watch the Pacers' mascot Boomer and the interactive squad entertains on the floor and hear USF's University Singers perform the national anthem. Meet and greet the Mad Ants player, Ron Howard. There's even a pregame mingle in the Century Club Room at 6:30 p.m., with a meet 'n' greet, food and raffle. The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is located at 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne, Ind. Tickets are $5 per person and the payment deadline is Feb. 27.

The Greater Lakes Region Alumni event (5:30-8 p.m., Saturday, March 17) offers a fabulous wine tasting reception in the city of culinary delights – Chicago. At Macy's State Street Culinary Studio, participants can indulge their senses by sampling four exciting wines and enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres, while learning about the basic wine grape varieties and receiving tips on pairing the right wine with the right meal. Attendees can also enjoy the area's attractions, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade and green river, Navy Pier and Magnificent Mile shopping, including host, Macy's. Macy's State Street Culinary Studio is located at 111 N. State St. (Seventh Floor Visitor Center), Chicago, Ill. Convenient parking is available at Inter Park 20 on E. Randolph St. for $33, and Macy's will validate parking tickets for a $3 discount. Event tickets are $15 per person, and reservations are limited. The payment deadline is March 2.