Schedule of Events

You’re invited to Fontbonne University’s 2018 Homecoming: Reunion and Family Weekend October 5-7.

Click on an event below to view the full details.

The check-in area will be located in the foyer of the Dunham Student Activities Center. This is your main stop for the weekend. You can pick-up your official Homecoming name tag, t-shirt and meal ticket here.

Friday, October 5

  • Golden Arcade Circle Reception – 5:30 to 7 PM

    • Class of 1968 and earlier
    • Free
    • Griffin Welcome Center, East Building

    Circle members and President Mike Pressimone welcome the class of 1968 into the Golden Arcade Circle with appetizers and a champagne toast.

  • Kick-Off Cocktail Party - 6:30 to 8:30 PM

    • Alumni, parents, faculty and staff
    • $15 per person
    • Griffin Grill Cafe, Dunham Student Activities Center

    Celebrate the start of Homecoming Weekend with drinks and appetizers in the heart of campus. Anniversary classes will be recognized.

  • Extreme Bingo - 6 to 8 PM

    • Students and siblings
    • Arnold Memorial Center
    • Sponsored by Fontbonne Activities Board

    Join us for some high-energy, high-stakes Bingo action! Win amazing prizes and enjoy some time celebrating on campus.

  • Women’s Volleyball Alumnae Game - 8 PM

    • Griffin Nation
    • Free
    • Gym Dunham Student Activities Center

    Have some fun watching the current Women’s volleyball team take on volleyball alumnae. To register to play, contact Ryan Legrand at 314-889-1433 or email

Saturday, October 6

  • Back to Class Lectures - 9:30 to 11:30 AM

    • Griffin Nation
    • Free
    • Anheuser-Busch Hall, 203-205

    9:30 AM
    The History of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the USA: Mary McGlone, CSJ

    Sister Mary McGlone, historical theologian and author of Anything of Which Woman is Capable, the History of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States, Volume 1, will discuss the making of her book which explore the lives of the brave Sisters of St. Joseph that dared to leave their home to travel to the United States. Books will be available for purchase; cash or check only.

    10:30 AM
    Preserving your Memories

    In conjunction with the 2018 dedicated semester on “Family,” come learn ways to preserve your family’s most precious memories. Catherine Lucy, assistant archivist for the consolidated Carondelet archives, will discuss artifact and photo preservation including how to digitize your media and the proper care of your digital files. This lecture will offer practical knowledge for family historians and genealogists.

  • Softball Alumnae Game – 11 AM – 1 PM

    • Softball alumnae
    • Free
    • ABC Ball Park – St. Ann

    Join in the fun and play in the softball alumnae game. The fun continues with a cookout following the game. To register to play, contact head coach Casey Cromwell at

  • Fall Festival - 11 AM to 2 PM

    • Griffin Nation
    • Free
    • Golden Meadow/AMC
    • Sponsored by the Student Government Association

    Enjoy this annual tradition that includes games, a bounce house and fun for Griffins of all ages!

  • Griffin Picnic - 11 AM to 1 PM

    • Griffin Nation
    • Picnic lunch – $5 per person (Students may use meal plan)
    • Ryan Hall Cafeteria

    Enjoy a delicious meal during the Fall Festival activities.


  • Campus Tours - 1 PM

    • Griffin Nation
    • Free

    Student ambassadors lead campus tours. Tours will begin at the check-in table in the Dunham Student Activity Center lobby.

  • Afternoon Matinee Movie Break: The Incredibles - 2 PM

    • Griffin Nation
    • Free
    • Lewis Room, Jack C. Taylor Library Building
    • Sponsored by Residential Life and Fontbonne Activities Board (FAB)

    Enjoy the fun of the original Incredibles film before the evening showing of Incredibles 2! Popcorn provided!

  • Griffin Soccer

    • Women’s game – 6 p.m.
    • Men’s game – 8 p.m.
    • Griffin Nation
    • Free
    • Gay Field at Centene Stadium

    Cheer the Griffins onto victory as they compete against Greenville University.

  • Class of 1968 Reunion – 7 PM

    • Juli Iwersen Niemann’s home
    • Free – bring a snack or sweet to share

    Reconnect, reminisce and celebrate your 50th anniversary from Fontbonne College with your fellow alumnae!

  • Omicron Delta Kappa Reunion– 7 to 10 PM

    • ODK alumni, members and family
    • Free event; Cash bar
    • Location to be announced

    All members of Omicron Delta Kappa and their families are invited to join us after dinner for an evening of reminiscing and celebrating the history of our circle.

  • Movie in the Meadow – The Incredibles 2 - 8 PM

    • Griffin Nation
    • Free
    • Golden Meadow
    • Sponsored by Residential Life and Fontbonne Activities Board (FAB)

    Bring your blankets and enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars. Popcorn provided!

Sunday, October 7

  • Mass and Golden Arcade Circle Induction – 10 AM

    • Griffin Nation
    • Doerr Chapel, Ryan Hall

    Celebrate Mass as the 50-year anniversary Class of 1968 is inducted into the Golden Arcade Circle.

  • Brunch and Founders Award Presentation - 11:30 AM

    • Griffin Nation
    • $15 per person; Children 12 and under $5
    • Dunham Student Activities Center

    Griffins gather to enjoy a delicious meal and celebrate all things Fontbonne! President Pressimone will present Susan Puetz Lenihan, CSJA ’75 with the prestigious Founders Award.