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Schedule of Events October 7-10, 2021

Registration is open now - check out the full schedule of events below and reserve your tickets today!

Register for Homecoming & Family Weekend

Join us on campus, around Jacksonville, and on social media using #JUHomecoming on October 7-10, 2021! The full Homecoming & Family Weekend 2021 schedule of events for alumni, families, friends and fans is below. You can register for all events through Eventbrite. We hope this is an opportunity for you to reconnect with old classmates, meet like-minded families, relive fond memories and create new ones.

Thursday, October 7

Jacksonville University Campus Spirit Door Contest

  • Date  October 7 at 9 a.m.

  • Location  All over campus

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Jacksonville students, faculty, and staff are invited to decorate their dorm or office door to compete and see who's is the most spirited! The Office of People & Culture and Office of Alumni & Family Engagement with a panel of judges will pick the winner on October 7.

Register to participate by October 4.

Black Alumni Network Alumni Panel

  • Date  October 7 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Location  River House

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Join the Jacksonville University Black Alumni Network for a panel discussion featuring successful members of the Network from various backgrounds. Full list of panelists coming soon!

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Order of the Dolphin Giving Society Reception

  • Date  October 7 at 6 p.m.

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We invite our 2020 and 2021 Order of the Dolphin leadership giving society members to join us for a reception prior to the Stein College Performance. See invitation for more details. Learn more about joining the Order of the Dolphin giving society. By invitation only.

Stein College Performance

  • Date  October 7 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Location  Terry Concert Hall

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Details TBA.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Jacksonville Dolphins vs. Liberty: Women's Soccer

  • Date  October 7 at 7 p.m.

  • Location  Southern Oak Stadium

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Break out your JU green and come watch the Jacksonville Women's Soccer team take on Liberty at Southern Oak Stadium.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Friday, October 8

Row Across Florida

  • Date  October 8 from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Location  Swisher Science Green

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Join Jacksonville Men's and Women's Rowing for their signature annual fundraiser. Students and alumni will be rowing on ergs on Swisher Science Green - their goal is to “row” the entire Florida Coast Line (equivalent to 2,909,694 meters). Sponsor a rower or join in on the fun!

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

President's Parents Council Retreat

  • Date  October 8 at 10 a.m

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Learn more about joining the President's Parents Council.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Pop-Up Shop

  • Date  October 8 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Location  Howard Administration Building Terrace

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Stop by Howard Terrace (across from Dolphin Plaza) to pick up your Homecoming & Family Weekend t-shirt, get information and meet members of the Alumni & Family Engagement team!

Student for a Day

Behind the Scenes with Brooks College

  • Date  October 8 from 12-1 p.m.
  • Location  Health Sciences Complex
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Planning for the Future with Career Management

  • Date  October 8 from 12-1 p.m.
  • Location  Student Success Center - Career Management Suite

Hard Hat Tour of the New Basketball Practice Facility

  • Date  October 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Location  Basketball Practice Facility

Take to the Skies with the School of Aviation

  • Date  October 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Location  Davis College of Business - School of Aviation Suite

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Softball Alumni Golf Tournament

  • Date  October 8 at 1 p.m.

  • Location  Hidden Hills Country Club

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Please contact Erica Ayers eayers1@ju.edu to register.

St. Johns River Boat Tour

  • Date  October 8 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Location  Negaard Rowing Center Docks

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Meet us on the banks of the wide St. Johns to board the St. Johns River Taxi for a one-hour tour. Space is limited so get your ticket early!

Beach Volleyball Scrimmage

Date October 8 from 4-7 p.m.
Office location Tim Payne Courts at River House 

Head down to the waterfront to watch JU's Beach Volleyball team play on campus' very own beach!

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Parade of Colleges

  • Date  October 8 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

  • Location  Various locations

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Visit one or all of our colleges as they showcase their unique programs. Alumni, families and friends can mingle, meet faculty and deans, get updates from the college and get an insider perspective from faculty, staff and students.

  • Brooks College: Health Sciences Complex
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Location TBD
  • Davis College: Davis College of Business lobby
  • Stein College: Phillips Fine Arts Building; Stein Lobby and Alexander Brest Gallery

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

President's Welcome Reception

  • Date  October 8 from 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Location  Frisch Welcome Center

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Our signature welcome event at Frisch Welcome Center features light bites, a cash bar, and the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends old and new.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Phi Delta Theta Alumni Meetup

  • Date  October 8 at 7 p.m.

  • Location  River House Pub

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Alumni of Phi Delta Theta fraternity are invited to meet up for drinks at the River House Pub.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

PhinPhever Pep Rally and Distinguished Alumni Award Presentation

  • Date  October 8 from 7:30-9 p.m.

  • Location  Historic Swisher Gymnasium

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Join our students for a spirited pep rally featuring student athletes, Dunk'n and Nellie, and a one-on-one basketball showdown showdown between a JU Basketball Celebrity and a current JU student! Congratulate our Class of 2021 Distinguished Alumni as they accept their prestigious awards.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Saturday, October 9

Green Key Induction Ceremony & Breakfast

  • Date  October 9 from 9-10:30 a.m.

  • Location  Sam Marks Center

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Alumni of Green Key Honor Society and families of current student members are invited to the annual Green Key Induction Ceremony & Breakfast. 

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Dolphin Alumni Row and Boat Dedication

  • Date  October 9 from 9-11 a.m.

  • Location  Negaard Rowing Center

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Jacksonville Men's and Women's Rowing alumni are welcome to join our annual Homecoming & Family Weekend alumni row.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Kinne Plaza Coffee Concert

  • Date  October 9 from 10:15-11:30 a.m.

  • Location  Kinne Plaza

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Stop by to see the new Kinne Plaza featuring the Kinne Memorial Statue. Enjoy music performed by Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts students when you stop by for your morning jolt from our campus Starbucks.

Stein College: Honored Alumni Luncheon

  • Date  October 9 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Location  Terry Concert Hall

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Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts dean Dr. Timothy Snyder will present the annual Stein College Honored Alumni Awards.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game

  • Date  October 9 at 11 a.m.

  • Location  Rock Stadium

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Women's lacrosse alumni are invited to reunite at Rock Stadium. If you are interested in participating in the game, please e-mail Danielle Della Rocca at ddellar@ju.edu. 

Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game

  • Date  October 9 at 1 p.m.

  • Location  Rock Stadium

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Men's lacrosse alumni are invited to reunite at Rock Stadium. If you are interested in participating in the game, please e-mail Danielle Della Rocca at ddellar@ju.edu. 

50th Reunion and Green & Gold Guard Induction for the Classes of 1970 & 1971

  • Date  October 9 from 12:30-2 p.m.

  • Location  Kinne Plaza and Sam Marks Center

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Join your Jacksonville University classmates and key University leadership for the Class of 1970 and 1971 50th reunion. To honor this milestone, President Tim Cost ’81 will induct the Class of 1970 and Class of 1971 into the exclusive Green & Gold Guard. Luncheon to follow.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Jacksonville Dolphins vs. Tallahassee Community College: Softball

  • Date  October 9 at 1 p.m.

  • Location  Debbie & Fred Pruitt Softball Complex

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Break out your JU green and come watch Jacksonville Softball take on Santa Fe Junior College at the Debbie & Fred Pruitt Softball Complex.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Saturday on the St. Johns

  • Date  October 9 from 2-6 p.m.

  • Location  Negaard Rowing Center

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Come down to the river to enjoy Dolphin company, food trucks and an unbeatable view. Enjoy live music from Let's Ride Brass Band, our PHINtastic Kids Zone, and much more! Kids under 5 can join for free.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

20th Reunion for the Classes of 2000 & 2001 at Saturday at the St. Johns

  • Date  October 9 from 2-6 p.m.

  • Location  Negaard Rowing Center

Join your classmates at Saturday on the St. Johns in celebration of your 20th Reunion! Enjoy a private seating section and be sure to join the 20th Reunion Facebook group.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Centennial Oak Block Party

  • Date  October 9 from 4-7 p.m.

  • Location  Centennial Oak Roundabout

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Join current Dolphin students around our campus' signature Centennial Oak for classic tailgate games, Dolphin company and opportunities to connect with many of our affinity groups. Live music, food trucks and cash bar available.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Jacksonville University NROTC 50th Celebration

  • Date  October 9 from 6-10 p.m.

  • Location  River House

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On September 23, 1971, the first NROTC Unit in the state of Florida was formally dedicated during ceremonies at Jacksonville University. We invite alumni, families and students to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jacksonville University's NROTC Unit with us on campus during Homecoming & Family Weekend. Guests are also invited to an open house at the Tillie K. Fowler building immediately before the celebration at 4 p.m.

Register for the NROTC 50th Celebration

Phi Gamma Delta Norris Pig Dinner

  • Date  October 9 from 6:30-10 p.m.

  • Location  Negaard Rowing Center

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Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) alumni will gather at Negaard Rowing Center for a fraternity reunion and their traditional Norris Pig Dinner.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

Sunday, October 10

Men’s Lacrosse Golf Tournament

Date  October 10 at 9 a.m.

Office location  Hidden Hills Golf Club

Please contact Danielle Della Rocca ddellar@ju.edu to register.

Dolphin Brunch

  • Date  October 10 from 10 a.m. - noon

  • Location  Epping Forest Yacht Club

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Join alumni and families for a farewell brunch at the beautiful Epping Forest Yacht Club before you head home or to JUxJags. Family attending will receive complimentary family portraits in the gardens.

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

JUxJags Outing

  • Date  October 10 at 1 p.m.

  • Location  TIAA Bank Field

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Jacksonville University is closing out Homecoming & Family Weekend with an outing to the Jags stadium! Join alumni, families and friends to cheer on the Jaguars as they take on the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field, with kickoff at 1 p.m.

You have two options when purchasing your tickets:

  • 200 level - $45 per ticket (Section 230 or 229)
  • 400 level - $35 per ticket (Section 416)

Get Your Ticket for the JUxJags Outing

Black Alumni Network JUxJags Tailgate

  • Date  October 10 from 10-1 p.m.

  • Location  Jacksonville Fairgrounds Parking Lot: Green JU Tent

Ticket required - register on Eventbrite.

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