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Wednesday, October 2


BlueStreak Blitz
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Atrium, D. J. Lombardo Student CenterGet pumped to “Streak Your Weekend” at the kickoff to the biggest weekend on campus!  Stop by to hear the pep band, get some FREE giveaways, grab some food and event schedule so you are ready to be all in for Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Thursday, October 3


G.O.L.D. Alumni Homecoming Happy Hour
6 – 8 p.m.Forest City ShuffleBoard   4506 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

G.O.L.D (Graduates of the Last Decade, 2009 – 2019) kick off Homecoming and Family Weekend and meet up with fellow alumni and friends for a Thursday night happy hour.

Comedian Dave Coulier (Current students only)
9 p.m. Kulas Auditorium (Doors open at 8pm) Come share the laughs with one of the stars of your favorite childhood shows! Dave is perhaps best known as “Joey” from the hit ABC television series, Full House, which aired for eight seasons (1987 – 1995, with 192 episodes produced) and can now be seen on the Nickelodeon and ABC Family network lineups. Additionally, the show is currently in worldwide syndication in over 100 countries. Dave followed this success by hosting his second prime time hit series, America’s Funniest People, which ran on ABC for four seasons.

Food Truck After Party (current students only)
10 p.m. Admin Drive outside Kulas Auditorium Swing by the after party outside Kulas for some more Homecoming fun! Jam to some tunes and nosh on some food truck yummies!

Friday, October 4


Parent Check-in
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Student Center Atrium
Stop by the table to pick up a schedule as well as any pre-ordered tickets.

Athletic Hall of Fame (by invitation only)
6 p.m. DeCarlo Varsity Center

Silverspot Cinema Movie Night Out Package!
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Silverspot Cinema, Pinecrest Shopping Plaza
PG-13 Movie – title to be announced closer to the date!
Treat yourself and your family to a movie at one of the trendiest movie theaters around!  Your ticket of $15 per person includes the movie plus a soft drink and popcorn.  Silverspot is cinematic experience not to be missed.  Limited tickets available so reserve your ticket while supplies last.

Homecoming Dance (current students only)
8 p.m. – midnight, Rock and Roll Hall of FameEnjoy an evening of music, dancing, and hors d’oeuvres with your friends at the Rock Hall!  VIP Party attendance is required from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the LSC in order to check in and load the buses!  Attendees need to attend the VIP party at the time written on their tickets!

Acoustic Concert 
8 p.m. 10 p.m. Jardine Room
Unwind in an intimate setting as you catch up with friends and listen to alum Jim Carr ’82 and friends. Music from a variety of genres and decades will be featured.  Refreshments will be available along with a cash bar.

Saturday, October 5


Parent Check-in
8 a.m. 5 p.m. Atrium Student Center
Stop by the table to pick up a schedule as well as any pre-ordered tickets.

Parent/Family Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.  10 a.m. Atrium, near chapel

New Program Highlight – JCU Food Pantry
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Atrium, near chapel
In October, JCU will be launching a new on-campus food pantry to help address issues of food insecurity within our campus community. Stop by this display to learn more!

Footprints for Fatima 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk
Registration begins at 8 a.m., 5K starts at 9 a.m., 1 Mile is at 9:15 a.m.
Make your “Footprint” on Homecoming Weekend! Run or walk in the Footprints for Fatima 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk to support JCU’s Fatima Food Drive. All proceeds will benefit families in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood. All runners/walkers receive an official “Footprints” long-sleeved t-shirt. Awards are given to the top male and female JCU students, faculty and staff, and alumni. Refreshments and raffle prizes provided! For more information please visit this link

Lolly the Trolley Cleveland Tour
10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Trolley picks up outside of the Student Center at the intersection of Washington and Belvoir boulevards
More than 20 miles of facts and fun are covered in Trolley Tours’ well-known City Sightseeing Tour, one of the most reliable, pleasant, and convenient ways to see Cleveland. Registration Required, tickets are $30/person.

Family Fellows Brunch Reception
10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. O'Dea Room, D.J. Lombardo Student Center
Your student's John Carroll University journey encompasses more than the pursuit of a degree - and out Jesuit mission affirms that. The Family Fellows Program is a way for you to participate more fully in your student's life at JCU. Through your participation, you will also experience the University from a special perspective on campus, connecting with other parents and interacting with our faculty and staff in meaningful ways. Please join us at the Family Fellow Brunch Reception to learn more.

Homecoming Court & Family Lunch (the current Homecoming Court and their families)
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jardine Room
Congratulations to the 2019 Homecoming Court!

JCU Blue Streaks Football Tailgate
11 a.m. 1:15 p.m. Tennis Courts, South Belvoir Street and Belvoir Parking Lot
All alumni, parents, families, students, Hall of Fame Inductees, and guests are welcome to join in the tailgate festivities.  Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks.  Music by DJ Kyro, performances by the JCU pep band and cheer and dance teams, a family zone, and student organization tables will also be featured. Set up your own tailgate area! Guests who are 21 and over are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages to enjoy only in the tailgate area. All tailgating will end by 1:15pm.

Tailgate Rules/ Reminders:

All tailgating activities in the John Carroll University Campus parking areas are subject to the laws and regulations of the State of Ohio and/or the John Carroll University police department. The JCU parent/alumni tailgate takes place on the tennis courts adjacent to Don Shula Stadium. Parking spaces are available on the day of the game on a first-come, first-served basis. Do not park in spots designated reserved for special permits or reserved for administrators, faculty/staff at all times. Violators subject to ticketing and towing.

Tailgating activities should not take up vacant parking spaces or interfere with traffic flow within campus parking lots. Drive lanes in parking lots must be maintained at all times. The speed limit on campus is 15 MPH.

  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • Please use plastic cups. Glass, cans, and kegs are not permitted
  • Games that promote rapid alcohol consumption are not permitted
  • Propane grills are allowed
  • Wood burning fire pits/charcoal are not permitted
  • Courts must be cleared at 1:30 p.m.
  • Alcohol is not permitted inside Shula Stadium or while waiting in line outside the stadium
  • JCU is a smoke/tobacco free campus
  • JCU is not responsible for your property
  • You are responsible for your tailgate clean-up by 1:15 p.m. the courts will be cleared by 1:30 p.m.

* Tailgating is a privilege, not a right. JCU PD reserves the right to remove those not abiding tailgating guidelines.

Varsity Football – JCU vs. Muskingum University
1:30 p.m. Don Shula Stadium
Show your support for our JCU Blue Streaks as they take on Muskingum University! Get to your seat 15 minutes before kickoff for the Homecoming Court announcement and stay for the best DIII football in the country.
Purchase your tickets in advance.
Stadium gates will open at 12 noon and walk-up tickets can be purchased at that time as follows:
$10 for Premium Reserved
$8 for Bleacher Reserved
$6 for General Admission
$4 for GA Sr. Citizen/Youth or non-OAC student
FREE for children ages 4 and under
Free for all JCU students and staff with ID

Dinner Out!
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Area Restaurants
Spend some time with your family over a nice meal during the dinner hour!  Grab a bite in the Dining Hall or explore one of the local area restaurants.  Special discounts for JCU affiliated folks at the establishments below.  Show a JCU student ID or a football game ticket!

Pinstripes – Pinecrest
111 Park Avenue Suite 105, Beachwood, OH – 10% discount on order

Pizzazz on the Circle
20680 John Carroll Blvd, University Heights, OH  – 15% discount on order

JCU Women’s Soccer Game vs. Muskingum University
7 p.m. Don Shula Stadium
Cheer on the JCU varsity women’s soccer team as they take on Muskingum
Free to attend

BlueStreak’s Night Out!
8 p.m. – 11 p.m., D.J. Lombardo Student Center, IM Gym
Bring your friends and family to this fun night out for fun competition and games – BlueStreak style!  This night will feature the ever popular Carroll Casino, the NEW Carrolympics, inflatable games, music, food and more!

Late Night Breakfast (current students only)
11 p.m.  12 midnight. Schott Dining Hall
Got the late-night munchies?  Craving some snacks? Join your friends for the much-anticipated Homecoming Late Night Breakfast. Free food, entertainment, Bingo, and time to socialize…a perfect way to wrap up the night! You won’t want to miss out on all the excitement—or treats! 

Sunday, October 6

Homecoming and Family Mass
10:30 a.m., DeCarlo Varsity Center
The presider for the Mass will be:  Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J., President, St. Ignatius High School

Homecoming and Family Brunch
11:30 a.m., Schott Dining Hall
$20 per person, current students can you a meal swipe. Tickets can be purchases at the door.