Homecoming 2015

Show Your Cougar Pride All Weekend Long!

We’re pulling out all the stops for this year’s Homecoming as we continue to celebrate USF’s 125th Anniversary! Be sure you don’t miss a minute of the excitement and check out the alumni sports matches, tailgates, and the big pre-game party at the new Alumni House. And after the football game against Trinity International, take a tour of Brookside mansion and join us for the Presidential Gala art exhibitions. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend of fun and fellowship so bring out that Cougar Spirit!

Trolley Transportation

We’ve added trolley service to Homecoming this year. So hop on board and enjoy the ride to events on campus. Join your friends for the entire USF Homecoming experience!

Hop on/Hop off at any of these stops:

  • Alumni House
  • D’Arcy Stadium (right by Claire Hall)
  • Brookside (front side)
  • JPII/Doermer
  • Coonan Field / Back entrance to Hutzell

Full Schedule

The full schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 18

Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration (North Campus Auditorium)

  • 6:45-9 p.m.

Distinguished alumni and USF Hall of Fame athletes will be honored during this special event. Reservations are required. Cost is $20 per person, which includes hot appetizers and one drink ticket per adult. RSVP required by September 10.

Saturday, September 19

Alumni Flag Football

  • 9 a.m.
  • Bishop John D’Arcy Stadium

Alumni interested in participating in Flag Football can contact Trent Schott at trentschott@yahoo.com.

Men’s & Women’s Alumni Tennis Matches

  • 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Wildwood Racquet Club

Former tennis players interested in participating in round-robin tennis play should contact Kristen Harrow at kharrow@sf.edu by Monday, September 14.

Alumni Tailgate

  • 9 a.m.-Noon 
  • USF Alumni House, 3209 Bass Road

Join fellow alums before the game and check out the new Alumni House at 3209 Bass Road. A cash bar will be available in the basement, while fun activities will be available outside on the lawn before a pre-game pep rally. Plus, the Alumni House is the only place to grab tickets to the south end-zone building while they last! For more information, email alumni@sf.edu.

Live Juggling Show

  • 9:30-10 a.m.
  • USF Alumni House, 3209 Bass Road

Bring the whole family to watch an exciting doubles juggling act at the Alumni House before the game!

Men’s Alumni Basketball Game

  • 10 a.m.
  • Hutzell Athletic Center

Former men’s basketball players interested in participating should contact Head Coach Chad LaCross at clacross@sf.edu by Monday, Sept. 14.

Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership Tailgate

  • 10 a.m.-Noon
  • Clare Hall parking lot

All business alums are invited to the fifth annual tailgating party. Stop by to tailgate with your USF friends and family. For more information, please contact Susan Harris-Frymier, sharris@sf.edu.

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Tailgate

  • 10 a.m.-Noon
  • Northeast corner of Trinity Hall parking lot

All liberal arts, science, education, psychology and counseling, social work, and math alums are invited to the twelfth annual Arts and Sciences Tailgate Party. Contact Emily Lautzenheiser at elautzenheiser@sf.edu for more information.

Alumni Men’s Soccer

  • 10 a.m.-Noon
  • Coonan Field

Interested alumni soccer players can contact Andy Denton at Venture4th2000@yahoo.com or message him on Facebook for an invitation to participate.

USF Football: University of Saint Francis Cougars vs. Trinity International University (Ill.)

  • Noon
  • Bishop D’Arcy Stadium

Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame 2015 recipients, as well as past Athletic Hall of Fame recipients, will be honored at the football game during halftime. To order tickets online, visit saintfranciscougars.com.

Alumni Gathering Area

  • Noon
  • R. Bruce Dye Center at the South End Zone

Visit the Alumni gathering area behind the south end zone for game time snacks and soft drinks. Tickets will only be available for this area at the Alumni House at 3209 Bass Road while supplies last! For more information, email alumni@sf.edu.

Brookside self-guided tours

  • 3-5 p.m.
  • Brookside

Take a tour of historic Brookside (former Bass Mansion).

Alumni Baseball Game

  • 4 p.m.
  • Cougar Field

Former baseball players interested in participating against the USF baseball team should contact Mickey Cassidy at mcassidy@teamsportsohio.com or Greg Roberts at groberts@sf.edu by Monday, September 14.

Vigil Mass

  • 4 p.m.
  • St. Francis Chapel in Trinity Hall

All are welcome for mass after the game—come as you are! Msgr. Robert C. Schulte, Vicar General of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, will be presiding at the mass.

BBQ on the Lawn

  • 4-7 p.m.
  • Cougar Den Lawn Area

Food, music and student-sponsored, child-friendly activity booths. Purchase tickets via EventBrite.

Presidential Gala

  • 6-9 p.m.
  • Weatherhead Gallery, Goldfish Gallery – Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center

This year’s gala exhibition, sponsored by Old National Bank, will display paintings, drawings and sculpture by six leading artists that follow the academic and classical traditions of still-life, portraiture and trompe l’oeil. After the September 19 opening reception, the exhibition is on display through October 18, 2015. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

USF Men’s Soccer Game vs. Siena Heights

  • 7 p.m.
  • Bishop D’Arcy Stadium

Come back to Bishop D’Arcy Stadium for exciting soccer action as the USF men’s team takes on Siena Heights.