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Schedule of Events October 21-23, 2022

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Join us on campus, around Jacksonville, and on social media using #JUHomecoming on October 21-23, 2022! The full Homecoming & Family Weekend 2022 schedule of events for alumni, families, friends, and fans is below. You are able to 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! 

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Monday, October 17

Homecoming Student T-Shirt Giveaway

  • Date  October 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Location  Kinne Plaza

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Trivia with Athletics 

  • Date  October 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Location  River House Pub

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Come compete in a fun game of trivia against fellow Dolphins at the River House Pub!

Tuesday, October 18

Mock Rock

  • Date  October 18 at 8:00 p.m.

  • Location  Swisher Gym

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Watch students compete in the ultimate lip-sync dance battle, dolphin style!

Wednesday, October 19

Can Drive Tower Contest

  • Date  October 19 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Location  Kinne Plaza

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Thursday, October 20

Jacksonville University Campus Door Decorating Contest

  • Date  October 20 at 9:00 a.m. (All Day)

  • 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 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 20.

SGA & FSL Presents: Carnival for a Cause

  • Date  October 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Location  Kinne Plaza

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Join the JU Student Government Association (SGA), along with Fraternity and Sorority Life members as they host a dunk tank fundraiser, with music, carnival games, snacks, and the chance to win prizes!  All money raised will support the Nellie Fund. SGA is hoping to raise money for students by getting student-nominated JU Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and fellow Students dunked! 

Annual Student Juried Exhibition Opening Reception

  • Date  October 20 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Location  Alexander Brest Gallery (Free event)

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This juried showcase features undergraduate student work that reflects art's contemporary pulse of art-making in Northeast Florida. The exhibition consists of a variety of media, including animation, ceramics, computer-generated images, drawings, film, glass art, graphics design, paintings, photographs, prints, and sculpture. Awards are given for outstanding work.

Student "Appy Hour" at the River House Pub

  • Date  October 20 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Location  River House Pub

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JU students are invited down to the River House Pub for appetizers, drinks and fun times! Stay tuned for more information.

Stein College Fall Honors Recital

  • Date  October 20 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Location  Terry Concert Hall

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The Department of Music presents outstanding music majors in performance.

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Friday, October 21

Row Across Florida

  • Date  October 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 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!

President's Parents Council Meeting

  • Date  October 21 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Date  University Advancement

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Learn more about joining the President's Parents Council.

Homecoming & Family Weekend T-Shirt Pick Up

  • Date  October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Location  Frisch Welcome Center

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Stop by Frisch Welcome Center to pick up your Homecoming & Family Weekend t-shirt, get information and meet members of the Alumni & Family Engagement team!

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Student for a Day

Take to the Skies with the School of Aviation (Event Full)

  • Date  October 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location  Davis College of Business & Technology - School of Aviation Suite

Come try your hand at being a pilot and all things aviation in the School of Aviation's state-of-the-art flight and drone simulator.

St. Johns River Tour (Both Events Full)

  • Date  October 21

  • Tour 1: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Tour 2: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Location  Negaard Rowing Center Docks

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Meet us on the banks of the wide St. Johns for a one-hour tour on Jacksonville's River Taxi. Refreshments will be available for purchase on board. Please arrive at the docks 15 minutes early for your scheduled tour time, as they will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Parents & Families Mixer

  • Date  October 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Location  River House Pub

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Drop into the River House Pub to meet other JU parents and families for a riverfront happy hour!

JU Women's Volleyball Match vs. Kennesaw State

  • Date  October 21 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Location  Swisher Gym

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Come support your Jacksonville University women's volleyball team as they host ASUN Conference rival Kennesaw State in Swisher Gymnasium! 

Stein College Performance: An Exploration of the Controlling Narcissist in Silent Film and Mental Health 

  • Date  October 21 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Location  Terry Concert Hall

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Composer and percussionist Tony Steve with Connie Thomas, mental health professional, community activist, and former Mayor of the city of Orange Park, present a program featuring silent films A Fool There Was and Nosferatu. Following the films, there will be a panel discussion led by Ms. Thomas and area leaders in mental health in a program exploring the controlling narcissist personality. 

Party at the Plaza: Phin Phever Tailgate

  • Date  October 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Location  Kinne Plaza

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Join your fellow dolphins for the annual Phin Phever Pep Rally Tailgate!

Homecoming Court Crowning

  • Date  October 21 - Time TBD

  • Location  Location TBD

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Phin Phever Pep Rally and Distinguished Alumni Award Announcement 

  • Date  October 21 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Location  Swisher Gym

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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 between a JU Basketball Celebrity and a current JU student! Congratulate our Class of 2022 Distinguished Alumni as they accept their prestigious awards.

https://judolphins.smugmug.com/Events/2021-Phin-Phever/

 

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Saturday, October 22

Service Opportunity: Wellness Rx Drive-Thru Grocery Distribution (Event Full)

  • Date  October 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

  • Location  Health Sciences Complex

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Take time to give back to the local community through this volunteer opportunity on campus at the Health Science Complex. All proceeds go back to support future initiatives within the College of Health Science.

Dolphin Row

  • Date  October 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

  • Location  Negaard Rowing Center

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Jacksonville Men's and Women's Rowing alumni are invited to join the annual Homecoming & Family Weekend Dolphin Row.

Yoga with JAX RecWell

  • Date  October 22 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Location  Aaron Bean Amphitheater

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Join us for a morning of yoga and meditation, led by Recreation & Wellness. Bring your own yoga mat!

Green Key Induction Ceremony & Breakfast

  • Date  October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • Location  Moran 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. Cash mimosa bar available.

HCFW T-Shirt Pick Up 

  • Date  October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Location  Frisch Welcome Center

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Stop by Frisch Welcome Center to pick up your Homecoming & Family Weekend t-shirt, get information and meet members of the Alumni & Family Engagement team!

2022 HCFW JU Tshirt

NROTC Open House

  • Date  October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Location  Tillie K. Fowler Navy ROTC Building 

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Parents, families, alumni, and friends are welcome to stop by to hear more about NROTC and their unit!

50th Reunion and Green & Gold Guard Induction for the Class of 1972

  • Date  October 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Location  Kinne Plaza, Tent 

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Join your Jacksonville University classmates and key University leadership for the Class of 1972 50th reunion. To honor this milestone, President Tim Cost ’81 will induct the Class of 1972 into the exclusive Green & Gold Guard. Luncheon to follow. All members of the Green & Gold Guard (Classes of 1972 and earlier) are invited to attend.

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MPP Alumni Association Launch Party & 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • Date  October 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Location  Davis College of Business and Technology Lobby

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Join the Public Policy Institute as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the program, welcome alumni, and current students back to campus, and gather the community together to meet the MPP faculty, Board of Advisors, program director, and others. We will celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of the Public Policy Institute and its graduates over the last 10 years.

Saturday on the St. Johns

  • Date  October 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Location  Negaard Rowing Center

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Come down to the river to enjoy Dolphin company, family-style BBQ and an unbeatable view. Enjoy live music, great food, and much more! 

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Stein College Honored Alumni Luncheon

  • Date  October 22 at 12:30 p.m.

  • Location  Terry Concert Hall

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St. Johns River Tour (Event Full)

  • Date  October 22 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Location  Negaard Rowing Center

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Meet us on the banks of the wide St. Johns for a water tour on Jacksonville's Larkin.

JU Women's Volleyball Match vs. Jacksonville State

  • Date  October 22 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Location  Swisher Gym

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Come support your Jacksonville University women's volleyball team as they host ASUN Conference rival Jacksonville State in Swisher Gymnasium! 

Men's Soccer Alumni Tailgate

  • Date  October 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Location  The Grove

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Calling all men's soccer alumni! You and your families are invited to reconnect with your former teammates and cheer on your Dolphins during Homecoming & Family Weekend. There will be a tailgate tent set up for men's soccer alumni to gather in the Grove, before heading over to Southern Oak Stadium for the game at 7:00 p.m.  All men's soccer alumni who register online will be able to also choose reserved seating section for the match against Stetson.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Campus Carnival and Tailgate Party

  • Date  October 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Location  The Grove

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Come enjoy a spectacular tailgate and carnival event before men's soccer takes the field for their Homecoming game! There will be carnival rides, food trucks, and more for you and your family to enjoy! This event is family-friendly, so register online today!

Friends of JU Rowing Dinner

  • Date  October 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Location  Neegard Rowing Center

Join JU Rowing for an evening with friends and family for a BBQ dinner at the Neegard Rowing Center. Cash bar will be available.

JU Men's Soccer Game vs. Stetson

  • Date  October 22 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Location  Southern Oak Stadium

Cheer on your JU men's soccer team as they host ASUN Conference rival Stetson at Southern Oak Stadium!

Sunday, October 23

Farewell Family Brunch

  • Date  October 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • Location  The Lodge & Club - Ponte Vedra Beach

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Join alumni and families for a farewell brunch before you head home or to JUxJags game! Professional family photos will be taken at 9:00 a.m., followed by brunch!

JUxJags Outing

  • Date  October 23 at 1:00 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 New York Giants at TIAA Bank Field, with kickoff at 1:00 p.m.

You have two options when purchasing your tickets:

  • 200 level - $45 per ticket 
  • 400 level - $35 per ticket 

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