Schedule of Events October 18–20, 2019

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Dolphin Travel Program: St. Augustine Day Trip

  • Time  8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Location  Meet in the Howard Administration Building lobby

Registration required. 

Green Key Reunion and Induction Ceremony

  • Time  8:30 a.m.
  • Office location  Kinne University Center

Future First: Academics and Career Planning Lunch and Learn

  • Time  11 a.m. – Noon
  • Office location  Davis College of Business, Room 159

Registration required.

Campus Tours

  • Time  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Office location  Frisch Welcome Center 

Tours will be departing at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12 noon, 12:45 p.m.. Registration required. 

Student for a Day Experiential Learning Tour

  • Time  1 – 2:45 p.m.
  • Office location  Various locations (meet at your first class!)
  • 1 – 1:45 p.m. Nursing STAR Lab 
  • 2 – 2:45 p.m. Aviation Simulator or Photography 101 or Sand Drawing

Registration required.

Between Two Phins: Timely Topics with President Cost and Provost Sapienza

  • Time  3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
  • Office location  River House 

Registration required.

Parade of Colleges: Open House Series

  • Time  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Office location  TBA

Hosted by the Davis College of Business, Public Policy Institute, Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts, College of Arts & Sciences, Marine Science Research Institute and NROTC. Registration required. 

President's Welcome Reception

  • Time  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Office location  Frisch Welcome Center

Register you and your guests and receive a free drink token at check-in. 

ΑΔΠ 50th Anniversary Charter Celebration and Reunion Banquet

  • Time  7 p.m.
  • Office location  River House

Registration for the this event is separate from the main Homecoming & Family Weekend registration.

ADPi's 50th Charter Anniversary Celebration

Friends of Rowing Reception

  • Time  7 p.m.
  • Office location  Negaard Rowing Center 

Hosted by JU Rowing. Registration required. 

S’mores Under the Stars

  • Time  7 p.m.
  • Office location  Dolphin Green

Hosted by Student Life. 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Fourth Annual River House Run/Walk 5K and Post-Race Bash

  • Time  8:15 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 this event is separate from the main Homecoming & Family Weekend registration.

Learn More About the River House Run

Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts Alumni Recognition Breakfast

  • Time  9 a.m.
  • Office location  Terry Concert Hall Lobby

Registration required. 

Class of 1969 Green & Gold Guard Induction and 50th Reunion

  • Time  10 a.m.
  • Office location  Negaard Rowing Center

Registration for this event is separate from the main Homecoming & Family Weekend registration.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion

Members of the Green & Gold Guard (Class of 1968 or before) are invited to attend and should register through the main Homecoming & Family Weekend registration. 

St. Johns River Boat Cruise Aboard the Larkin Floating Classroom

  • Time  10:30 a.m.
  • Time  11:30 a.m.
  • Office location  Negaard Rowing Center

Registration required. 

Saturday on the St. Johns

  • Time  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Office location  Negaard Rowing Center

Come down to the river to enjoy Dolphin company, a cookout-style lunch and an unbeatable view. Enjoy live music, a family portrait station, our PHINtastic Kids Zone, the Class of 1999 reunion and much more! Ticket price includes lunch and two drink tokens. Cash bar available. Kids under 10 free. Registration required. 


  • Time  11 a.m. – 1 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 GOLD Phins with the Class of 2009 Reunion, ADPi, football alumni and softball alumnae. Your family, friends or affinity group can rent a tent from the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement by emailing All guests over 21 must present an ID at entry.

GOLD Phin Cornhole Tournament

  • Time  11 a.m. – 1 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. Registration required.

Register for the GOLD Phin Cornhole Tournament

Dolphin March and Pep Rally

    • Time  Noon
    • Office location  Dolphin Plaza

Football Game – Jacksonville University Dolphins Vs. Davidson Wildcats

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

Football tickets can be purchased online, at the gate or as part of the Football Ticket Package through the main Homecoming & Family Weekend registration. 

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Jacksonville Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

      • Time  7:30 p.m.
      • Office location  Terry Concert Hall

Registration required. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Beach Brunch at North Beach Fish Camp

      • Time  10 a.m.
      • Office location  North Beach Fish Camp, Atlantic Beach

Ticket price includes full buffet (alcohol not included). Registration required.

Dolphin Day for Future Phins

      • Time  10 a.m.
      • Office location  Terry Concert Hall

During this future student event, families will enjoy a tour across our oak-covered campus, cheer on our Dolphin teams, meet their future professors, and, of course, enjoy delicious food! Registration required.

Register for Dolphin Day for Future Phins 

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