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SXU to celebrate Homecoming weekend Oct. 3-5

Festivities include “Oktoberfest” party, Cougar 5k Run/Walk, football game

Chicago (Sept. 26, 2008) Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to celebrate Saint Xavier University’s 2008 Homecoming with a variety of events from Oct. 3 to Oct. 5 at its Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

The Alumni Association will host the annual Golden Graduate Society Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Gilhooley’s Grande Saloon, followed by the All-Alumni Celebration honoring the classes of 1968, 1978, 1983 and 1988 at 6:30 p.m. in the Butler Reception Room in the Warde Academic Center. Academic Alumni Awards will be presented several distinguished Alumni.

The Oct. 4 activities begin with the 8th Annual Cougar 5k Walk/Run at 9 a.m. at the Shannon Center. Afterwards, the Alumni Association will host a pre-game family festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with activities for children, including pumpkin painting, a caricature artist, children’s games, clowns, a bean bag tournament, food vendors and more.

The Homecoming football game begins at 1 p.m. with SXU’s Cougars facing off against the Walsh University Cavaliers. After the game, celebrate a Cougar victory at the 5th Quarter Oktoberfest party from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gilhooley’s Grande Saloon. The party will honor the classes of 1998 and 2003 will feature live music, beer tasting, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
The weekend will conclude on Oct. 5 with an Alumni Mass at 10 a.m. in McDonough Chapel, followed by the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony and Brunch at 11:30 a.m. in the Butler Reception Room in the Warde Academic Center.

Please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, at (773) 298-3316 or alumni@sxu.edu if you are interested in participating in any of these events. You may also find more information on the alumni website at www.sxu.edu\alumni. 

Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu