Family Weekend 2015 Schedule


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September 11-13, 2015


Friday, September 11th

5:00 - 7:00 PM                Alex Kuno Reception           Alice R. Rogers & Target Galleries, SJU

6:00 PM                           Alex Kuno Artist Talk            Alice R. Rogers & Target Galleries, SJU

6:00 - 9:00 PM               Open Rock Climbing             Palaestra Rock Climbing Wall, SJU

9:00 - 10:30 PM             Magician Jared Sherlock     Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

Saturday, September 12th

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM        Bookstore Activities              CSB and SJU Bookstores

*1:00 PM                           Johnnie Football vs. BVU    Clemens Stadium

1:00 - 4:00 PM                 Open Beach with OLC          Lake Sagatagen Beach

*3:45 - 4:45 PM               Sacred Spaces Tour             Gathering Place, CSB

4:15 PM                             Mass                                        Abbey Church, SJU                        

*7:30 PM                           FAS: The Wailers                  Escher Auditorium, CSB

Sunday, September 13th

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM           Brunch                                   Gorecki Dining Center, CSB

10:30 AM                           Mass                                       Abbey Church, SJU

10:30 AM                           Mass                                       Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB

10:45 AM - 1:30 PM         Brunch                                   The Refectory, SJU

12:00 - 2:00 PM                Family Swim                         Murray Hall Pool, CSB

12:00 - 4:00 PM                Open Gym                             HCC Fieldhouse, CSB

1:00 - 4:00 PM                  Open Rock Climbing           Plaestra Rock Climbing Wall, SJU

6:00 PM                              Student Mass                       Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB

Open Gym will be held on Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th from 6:00 - 10:00 PM in the HCC, Fieldhouse at CSB.

* Denotes an event that requires registration or purchase of a ticket.


Alex Kuno: The Miscreants of Tiny Town Gallery Exhibition


     Alex Kuno created a series of interwoven, darkly satirical fairy tale vignettes in his work The Miscreants of Tiny Town. This series presents the trials and tribulations of wayward children in various forms through mixed media paintings on hand carved pieces of wood, drawings on paper, sculpture and installation. These pieces are playful investigations of longings, fears and dark stories from childhood that have shaped our adult anxieties and understanding of the real-world, large-scale cultural, economic and environmental change.

     For more information on this event and to read a statement from artist Alex Kuno, click here.

Open Rock Climbing

SJU Climbing Wall

     Looking for a challenge this Family Weekend that is both fun and good for your health? Come over to the St. John's Rock Climbing Wall at the Palaestra for free rock climbing with your family! All participants under 18 years of age must also have a legal guardian present. To print waivers or find out more information about the climbing wall visit the SJU Rock Climbing Wall here. Waivers can be printed directly here.




Family Weekend Information Table

     Looking for your Bennie or Johnnie's residential hall? Want to get more information about a Family Weekend event? Stop by the Family Weekend information table and your friendly Student Activities and Leadership Development staff will gladly assist you!

Campus Ministry 5K Fun Run

     CSB and SJU Campus Ministries will be hosting the 14th Annual 5K Family Fun Run, with the proceeds benefitting the Alternative Break Experiences (ABE) programs. This event is a great way to explore the Arboretum and St. John's, while supporting a good cause! The 5K Family Fun Run also raises money to provide scholarships for students to participate in Alternative Break Experience programs.

     The cost is $25 for participants ages 15+ and $20 for those 14 and under, as well as CSB/SJU students, faculty and staff. Each participant is guaranteed a 5K Fun Run T-shirt! Be sure to register at least a week in advance to ensure your shirt size is available the day of the event. Otherwise, it will be mailed to your home address. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here.

CSB/SJU Cycling Club Family Ride


     Join the CSB/SJU Cycling Club for a Family Ride through the beautiful CSB/SJU campuses and surrounding area! To accomodate individuals of all experience levels, the Cycling Club will lead participants on one of two routes, either a 25 mile ride and a 10 mile ride. The 10 mile ride will begin at 10 AM and the 25 mile ride will begin at 9 AM. All participants should meet at the SJU Palaestra. The Cycling Club requires all participants to bring their own bike, helmet, and water bottle. Pre-registration is required for this event. To register for this event, click here.

OSB Sacred Spaces Tour

     Join the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict on a tour of some of the sacred spaces here at St. Benecict's Monastery. The Sacred Spaces Tour includes the Gathering Place. Sacred Heart Chapel (shared by the monastery and the college), Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Oratory. All are in one building with elevator accesibility. If time permits we can view the first floor of the Monastery and Monastery Dining Room. Sacred Heart Chapel celebrated 100 years in 2014.

     Meet in the Gathering Place - go up the front steps where you see the green dome of Sacred Heart Chapel.

OSB Art and Heritage Tour

     Visit the current exhibit at the Haehn Museum  entitled "CHURCH, COMMUNITY, CREATIVITY: Testimony of Courage and Hope...Through the Prism of Latin American Women." This exhibit is a collaborative display featuring the work of Benedictine Sisters in Brazil and Chile, along with creative textiles from art cooperatives in Peru.

     Come to the one-story building just kitty-corner from the green dome of Sacred Heart Chapel.

Family Swim

     Sit back, relax, and swim with your family at the CSB Pool!