Schedule of Events October 12–14, 2018

We've put together an interactive map of the locations of the Homecoming & Family Weekend events. See you on campus!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Dolphin Travel Program: St. Augustine Day Trip

  • Office houOffice hours  9:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Office location  Meet in the Howard Administration Building lobby

Join us for a Dolphin Travel experience in St. Augustine, FL. Buses leave from the Howard Administration Building at 9:15 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Ticket includes transportation both ways and ticket for the St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley tour.

Internships to Career Lunch and Learn

  • Office hours  11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Office location  Davis College of Business Room 270

Join the staff of the Career Resource Center for a lunch and learn for families of freshmen and sophomore students. Learn about how to support your student as they search for the perfect internship!

Backpack to Briefcase Lunch and Learn

  • Office hours  12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
  • Office location  Davis College of Business Room 270

Join the staff of the Career Resource Center for a lunch and learn for families of junior and senior students. Learn about how to support your student as they search for the perfect job!

Student for a Day Experiential Learning Tour

  • Office hours  1:00 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Office location  Various locations (meet at your first class!)

Time to register for classes! Alumni can relive the JU experience and see how it has changed, and parents will see a day in the life of your student. Student for a Day will be a fun and hands-on classroom experience. Choose from the below options for each hour when you register for Homecoming & Family Weekend. Space is limited in each class!

  • 1 – 2 p.m. Golf Clinic (Swisher Golf Practice Facility) or Nursing Simulation Lab (Brooks College of Heathcare Science 236)
  • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. NROTC Course (Fowler NROTC Building) or Dolphin Investment Fund (Davis College of Business 287)
  • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Chorus Performance (Terry Concert Hall Stage) or Aviation Flight Simulator (Davis College of Business 153)

President's Welcome Reception and ASPIRE Campaign Celebration

  • Office hoOffice hours  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Office location  River House
  • Mingle with fellow alumni, parents, families and friends to kick-off Homecoming & Family Weekend, and celebrate all that was accomplished for our students during the historic $120M ASPIRE Campaign.

School of Education Open House

  • Office hoOffice hours  7:00 8:00 p.m.
  • Office location  Founders Building

Join the School of Education for an open house and meet the faculty and staff in Founders Building.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts Alumni Recognition Breakfast

  • Office hours  8:30 a.m.
  • Office location  Terry Concert Hall
  • Connect with fellow Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts (LBSCFA) Alumni. LBSCFA Honored Alumni Award recipients will be recognized.

Third Annual River House Run/Walk 5K

  • Office hours  8:45 a.m.
  • Office location  River House

This will be a fun and high-energy 5K run/walk through the beautiful JU campus; runners will soak in views of the St. Johns, pass under the historic oak trees in the heart of campus, and even complete a fast lap on the JU track. Registration for the River House Run/Walk 5K is separate from the main Homecoming & Family Weekend registration.

Learn More About the River House Run

Family Photos with Melody Coarsey '01

  • Office hours  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Office location  Dolphin Plaza

Sport your best Dolphin gear and head to the Dolphin statues to have #PhinFam photos taken by talented photographer and alumna Melody Coarsey '01. Spots are extremely limited, so reserve yours while they last! *Once you reserve a spot, we will contact you October 1 to schedule a 15-minute photo session between 9:30-12:30 p.m.

Saturday on the St. Johns

  • Office hours    10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Office location  Negaard Rowing Center

Come down to the river to enjoy Dolphin company, cookout-style lunch and an unbeatable view. Enjoy live music by the Fish Out of Water band, yard games and a Dolphin Kids Zone as well! Ticket price includes lunch and two drink tokens. Cash bar also available. 

St. Johns River Boat Tours Aboard the Larkin

  • Office hours  10:30-11:15 a.m.
  • Office hours  11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Office location  Negaard Rowing Center


  • Office hours    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Office location   The Grove

Alumni, families and students alike will be tailgating in the Grove starting at 11 a.m., until kick-off at 1 p.m.. Special tailgates are currently planned for AEPhi alumni, Black Student Union alumni, and GOLD Phin alumni. Your family, friends or affinity group can rent a tent from the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs. The tent and a table will be set up for you by 11 a.m.!  All guests over 21 must present an ID at entry.

GOLD Phin Cornhole Tournament

  • Office hours    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Office location   The Grove

You bring the competition, we'll bring the boards as you and a partner take on fellow Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD Phins) in the cornhole tournament of the year.

Dolphin March

  • Office hours  12 noon
  • Office location  Dolphin Plaza

Participate in the tradition of marching with the band from Dolphin Plaza to the stadium for the homecoming football game. Marching Band and Pep Band alumni are welcomed to join the JU Marching Band for the Dolphin March at the Dolphin Statues and play the JU fight song on the field at the pre-game ceremony. Please RSVP to be recognized so we can contact you with further details.

JU Music Alumni Recognition

  • Office hours  12:30 p.m.
  • Office location  D.B. Milne Field

We invite all former members of the JU Chorus to be recognized as we sing the alma mater before the JU vs. Marist football game! Meet at the south end zone.

Cheer and Dance Alumni Recognition

  • Office hours  12:30 p.m.
  • Office location  D.B. Milne Field

Cheer and Dance alumni are welcomed to join the JU Cheer and Dance teams at the beginning of the game and be recognized as we cheer on Dolphin football! Meet at south end zone.

Football Game – Jacksonville University Dolphins Vs. Marist College Red Foxes

  • Office hours  1 p.m.
  • Office location  D.B. Milne Field

Purchase of the football package includes: game ticket and a Jacksonville Nike dri-fit hat. A portion of ticket sales benefit JU student scholarships.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

JU Beach Brunch at North Beach Fish Camp

  • Office hours    10 a.m.
  • Office location  North Beach Fish Camp, Neptune Beach

Before you head home, grab your family and friends and enjoy a brunch buffet overlooking the ocean in the private room of North Beach Fish Camp. Ticket price includes full buffet (alcohol not included).

Green Key Alumni Reunion and New Member Induction

  • Office hours  11:00 a.m.
  • Office location  Swisher Theater

Enjoy brunch and networking as new members of JU's Green Key Honor Society are inducted. Green Key students, families and alumni are welcome.