November 2017

Saturday, November 4

Let’s root for the Cougars as they take on Taylor University (IN.). Enjoy coffee, juice and donuts starting at 10 a.m. for each noon home football game at the Alumni House, 3209 Bass Road. A limited number of free tickets for the South End Zone area of Bishop D’Arcy stadium are available to Alumni at

For the full football schedule visit

Mentoring Orientation /Skill Building for Mentors Workshop Webinar

Wednesday, November 15
7 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn more about the definition of mentoring, uncover their competencies, structuring effective mentoring discussions, and avoiding common pitfalls in navigating a successful mentoring relationship. This will also include general program orientation and a software walk-through. Sign up at

December 2017

Christmas in the Castle

Friday, December 1: 4- 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 2: noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 3: noon – 5 p.m.
Monday, December 4: 4 – 6 p.m
Tuesday, December 5 (Senior Day): noon – 5 p.m.
See historic Brookside decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers. Purchase tickets in the North Campus lobby on event days. For more information on Christmas in the Castle, contact Kim Brinneman at 260.399.7700, ext. 6708 or visit

Lighting of the Lake & Living Nativity

Sunday, December 3
As a shining symbol of Christmas, vigil lights will encircle Mirror Lake. You may dedicate one or more luminaries to a loved one, in memory of someone special, to recognize a special occasion, or just to wish a student good luck with final exams.

USF students perform Las Posadas at 5:30 p.m. as they portray Mary and Joseph on a journey through the USF campus, re-creating their search for lodging. A traditional part of Hispanic Christmas celebrations, posadas (which means “inn” or “shelter”) are held on each of the nine nights leading up to Christmas, from December 16 to 24.

As an Advent tradition, members of the university community present a Living Nativity that witnesses to the power and presence of God’s love incarnate throughout history. Hear St. Francis tell the story of Christ’s birth much as he did in 1223 in Greccio, Italy. For more information, visit

Alumni Yuletide Gathering

Thursday, December 7
With Brookside dressed to the nines for the Christmas season, alumni, friends and families of USF gather to celebrate. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres paired with beer and wine samplings while reconnecting with friends and taking in the splendor of the décor created by local florists and designers. Online registration at

Breakfast with St. Nicholas

Saturday, December 9
North Campus Gymnasium
Enjoy a morning of food and fun activities with family and friends while learning about the legacy of St. Nicholas. Bring your camera to take pictures with St. Nicholas.  Online registration at

Mentoring Orientation /Skill Building for Mentors Workshop Webinar

Wednesday, December 20
7 – 8:30 p.m.

Sign up at

May 2018

Zoo Day

Please check back in the Spring for more details. 

Questions? Contact the Alumni Relations Office at 260.399.8032.