Alumnae/i Weekend 2018 Schedule


This tentative schedule is subject to change. For the most current schedule, please revisit this page for regular updates.

Friday, June 8

Check-In and Alumnae/i Weekend Welcome Center
1:00–7:00 p.m
Coughlin Commons for alumnae/i staying in Sister Jean Murray Hall
Lewis Alcove for alumnae/
i staying off campus
Pick up your welcome packet and residence hall keys if you are staying on campus.

President’s Reception for the Class of 1968 50th Golden Jubilee Celebrants
5:00–6:30 p.m.

President’s Home (transportation provided from Power Hall at 4:45 p.m.)
The 50th Reunion class celebrates its Golden Jubilee with a special reception hosted by President Donna M. Carroll in her Oak Park home.

Opening Social
6:30–9:30 p.m.

Parmer Hall, Shaffer Silveri Atrium
Join us for the official opening of Alumnae/i Weekend 2018! We celebrate our special guests Sr. Melissa Waters, OP ’59 & Chris Colmo, who are retiring this year. Pre-registration is required.

Is there someone you want to see? Tell us! Email the Office of Alumnae/i Relations at and we’ll happily ask your favorite faculty, staff or Sister to join the party! Feel free to mingle in Founders' Court after the Opening Social ends. 

Saturday, June 9

Alumnae/i Weekend Welcome Center
8:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Lewis Alcove
If you are unable to join us on Friday, please pick up your welcome packet when you arrive.

Welcome Breakfast
8:00–9:30 a.m.

Dining Hall

Presidential Briefing - WATCH IT LIVE
10:00–11:30 a.m.

Fine Arts Building, Eloise Martin Recital Hall
President Donna M. Carroll will give an update on the university and the Powerful Promise campaign.


Alumnae/i Luncheons
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Separate luncheons will be held for the 50th Reunion Golden Jubilee class, the 25th Reunion Silver Jubilee class, Rosarian alumnae (class of 1967 and earlier), and a general luncheon for all other guests.

Class Photos
Scheduled throughout the day
The schedule will be posted at Alumnae/i Weekend.

Campus Tours
1:30–4 p.m.

Special campus tours will be held, including a tour of The Borra College of Health Sciences in Parmer Hall. 

University Archives Display
Scheduled throughout the day

View old yearbooks, reminiscent photos and other special items from your time on campus.

Alumnae/i Weekend Mass
5:00 p.m.

Rosary Chapel
This liturgy includes a candle and rose procession and the blessing of pins for milestone reunion classes.

Cocktail Reception
6:30–7:30 p.m.

Rebecca Crown Library and Patio
All alumnae/i are invited to gather for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

All-Alumnae/i Awards Dinner
7:30–9:00 p.m.

Social Hall
Enjoy an elegant dinner together while we honor distinguished alumnae/i with the presentation of the Caritas Veritas Award, the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award, and the O’Keefe Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award. Seating will be assigned by classes.

Alumnae/i After-Dinner Lounge
9 p.m.–Midnight

Clock Lobby and Lower Cloister Walk
Keep the party going in the Clock Lobby and Lower Cloister Walk. Drink tickets will be sold. Coffee, tea and desserts will be available in the Coughlin Commons Multipurpose Room for those who wish to stay up late and enjoy a quieter atmosphere.

Sunday, June 10

Residence Hall Check-out
8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Prayer Service In Memoriam of Alumnae/i from Reunion Classes
9:00 a.m.

Cloister Walk
Take time to remember classmates who have passed away.

Farewell Brunch
9:30–11:30 a.m.

Dining Hall
Wrap up your Alumnae/i Weekend by enjoying the company of Rosary and Dominican friends both old and new.