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2022 - 2023 Centennial Celebration Events

August 2022

  • 31: Centennial Book Release

September 2022

  • 9: RSVPs due for October 4 & 12 tours of Motherhouse
  • 16: Centennial Mass; 10 am – 11 am
  • 16: All-campus picnic; 11 am – 12 pm
  • 17: SPRINT football kickoff game; Noon (honoring Fontbonne’s Powderpuff Teams and the teams of the Century) at SLU High School
  • 20: Tim Ternes lecture, Saint John’s Bible; 7 pm 
  • 22: Academic Convocation; 10 – 11:30 am (new University Seal reveal)

October 2022

  • 1: Homecoming (Details and event registration here)
    – 9:30 am: Continental Breakfast Reception
    – 10:00 – 10:30 am: Centennial Book Presentation
    – 10:30 am – Noon: Campus Tours & Open House
    – Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch with Friends
    – 1:30 – 2:30 pm: St. John’s Bible Presentation
    – 4:00 pm: Sprint Football Game vs. Calumet College of St. Joseph at SLUH
    – 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Homecoming Mass 
  • 4: Motherhouse tour and lunch with CSJs; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 12: Motherhouse tour and supper with CSJs; 4 – 6 pm
  • 27: 18th Annual Carondelet Lecture with Fr. Dr. Dennis Holtschneider, CM, President Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; 7 – 8:30 pm


  • 16: Thanksgiving Mass at the Motherhouse
  • 29: Fontbonne Giving Tuesday


  • 10: Commencement
  • 11: Lyon Society (tentative)

January 2023

  • 26: Dr. Mary Abkemeier, Sr. Mary Carol Anth, Dr. Donald Burgo and Dr. Susan Lenihan. “Memories of Fontbonne from Days Past”


  • 28: Dr. Ben Moore.  “Feeding the Great War’s Workers: St. Louis’s First Neighborhood Kitchen”


  • 20: RSVP due for April 20 & 26 tours of Motherhouse
  • 30: Fontbonne faculty lecture with Dr. Kelly Lane de-Graaf


  • 1: Easter Egg Hunt (tentative)
  • 14: Fontbonne Day
  • 20: Motherhouse tour and lunch with CSJs; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 20: Dr. Corinne Mason. “’A Mr. Kleinschmidt’: Unraveling the Global History of the Man who Brought the Eurasian Tree Sparrow to St. Louis.”
  • 26: Motherhouse tour and supper with CSJs; 4 – 6 pm
  • 28: Academic Exhibition; 9 am – 1 pm / 4 – 5 pm
  • 28: Anton Koekemoer, Hubble Space & James Webb Telescopes research astrophysicist, lecture 12 – 1 pm
  • 30: Honors Convocation


  • 6: Commencement
  • 13: Centennial Gala Celebration at Ritz Carlton
  • 15 – 23: Student Service Trip to Peru
  • 29 – June 7: Heritage Trip to France


  • 7 – 11: Heritage trip extension to France
  • 12 – 16: CSJ/ Catholic Identity Formation Week for faculty and Staff (tentative)
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