Family Weekend

We are happy to announce Family Weekend 2021 will be held October 8 - 10, 2021.

It is our goal to host a safe and engaging Homecoming & Family Weekend 2021. We are excited to welcome our Tommie Families! 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 

Time: Event: Location: Description:
10:00AM- 4:00PM Open Art Gallery Hours The American Museum of Asmat Art  The American Museum of Asmat Art has nearly 3,000 objects and is one of the largest collections of Asmat art in the country. It engages students and the global community through preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the art of Asmat people who live on the southwest coast of the island of New Guinea. Open to all at no cost.
2:00PM- 5:30PM Family Tommie Pride: DIY Home Signs create[space] Are you proud of having a Tommie? Come and make Tommie Pride signs! You will learn to use a laser cutter, get your hands dirty and have a family forever keepsake.
4:30PM Veteran Alumni Reception Veterans Resource Center  Join us for the Veteran Alumni Reception to see the Veterans Resource Center, meet fellow military veterans, and find out what Veterans Services is doing and what is coming up in 2022.
5:00PM- 6:00PM Scavenger Hunt O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Have you heard of the Harry Potter inspired Reading Room in the Library? Join us on a scavenger hunt! Meet at the front doors of the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library lobby and set out on a scavenger hunt. You will discover all the ways that the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library can help students learn and study. Library staff will be on hand to answer questions about the library and to award prizes to the fastest family. Quickest time wins a $30 gift card to the Campus Store
6:30PM-8:00PM Family Weekend Bingo Wolfe Alumni Hall Join us for Family Weekend Bingo in Wolfe Alumni Hall for bingo, prizes, and a whole bunch of fun!
8:30PM- 10:30PM Star Party at the Observatory! Owens Science Center 3M Auditorium  Please join us in the 3M Auditorium in Owens Science Hall for an exciting astronomy presentation about black holes! Rich Schuler from the Physics Department will describe how black holes form, how they behave, and how astronomers recently took the very first images of one. After the presentation, we will offer tours of our observatory on top of the Anderson Parking Center. Although we won’t look through small telescopes this year due to the potential spread of the COVID virus, we will display images from our 17” robotic telescope. Physics faculty will be on hand to answer questions about our state-of-the-art research and teaching facility.
9:00PM- 10:30PM Outdoor Movie John P. Monahan Plaza Join us for for an outdoor movie, snacks, candy and S'mores!
12:00PM- 12:00AM Games and Bowling  Anderson Student Center  Enjoy the opportunity to bowl in the Anderson Student Center! Bowling games can be purchased at Tommie Central. All games are just $1 during this time!

 

Saturday, October 9

Time: Event: Location: Description:
8:00AM Wellness 5k Run/Walk Meet in Scooter's  All alumni, families, friends and neighbors are invited to participate in the Wellness 5K Run/Walk down Summit Avenue. Spots are limited and participants will receive a T-shirt. Check-in will begin at 7:00AM in Scooter's. 

9:00AM - 9:30AM

9:30AM- 10:00AM

Homecoming Mission Offerings TBA Take this time to meet our new Vice President for Mission, Dr. Collins Saturday as he dives deep into his book "Three Moments of the Day: Praying With The Heart Of Jesus." We'll be running two sessions at 9:00 AM and again at 9:30 AM. We encourage you to join Fr. Brady who will be hosting a tour of the Chapel of St. Thomas concurrently with this event.
9:00AM-10:00 AM Tour of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas and Iversen Center for Faith First tour meets ain front of the chapel doors, by the new statue of St. Thomas Aquinas Meet at 9:00 at the front door of the Chapel by the new statue of St. Thomas Aquinas
Fr. Blake from Campus Ministry and Dr. Brady from the Office for Mission invite you to short tour of our Chapel and the new Iversen Center for Faith with its Hoedeman Gallery of Sacred Art.
10:00AM - 2:00PM Open Art Gallery Hours The American Museum of Asmat Art  The American Museum of Asmat Art has nearly 3,000 objects and is one of the largest collections of Asmat art in the country. It engages students and the global community through preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the art of Asmat people who live on the southwest coast of the island of New Guinea. Open to all at no cost.
10:00AM- 12:00PM Tours of Ireland, Tommie North, and Tommie East Residence Halls TBA Join us for tours of Ireland, Tommie North, and Tommie East Residence Halls! More details to come!
10:30AM Golf Cart Parade Starts in the Quad and end in John P. Monahan Plaza Join us for the traditional golf cart parade through campus! It will start in the Quad and  in John P. Monahan Plaza- followed by Purple on the Plaza!
11:00AM Purple on the Plaza John P. Monahan Plaza Come out and join us on John P. Monahan Plaza to celebrate Homecoming! There will be food, music, giveaways and fun! Don't forget to wear your purple gear!
11:30AM- 1:00PM Tommies Together Volunteer Event create[space] Tommie's have completed over 80,000 hours of communtiy engagement. We would like to provide your whole family with an opportunity to volunteer this weekend. We will be partnering with Catholic Charities to make winter sock kits to be distributed to community members combatting housing insecurity. We encourage you to pop by the CreateSpace located in Anderson Student Center to make a kit or a few, while supplies last.
5:30 PM Mass The Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas Join us following the first Tommie Homecoming Game in Division 1! Hospitality will follow.
7:00PM - 10:00PM 18th Annual Rector's Bowl Flag Football Game TBA The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity "Sons of Thunder" will go head to head with Saint John Vianney Seminary "JAXX". No tickets required and all are welcome.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

Time: Event: Location: Description:
11:00AM Mass The Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas  We welcome our community members and their families to join us for Mass in the beautiful Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. Hospitality will follow.
5:00PM Mass The Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas  Close out the fantastic weekend with a Mass dedicated to Homecoming and Family Weekend. Hospitality will follow.