Registration and FAP tickets will be available mid-July. Please check back for additional registration details.
All * events are ticketed events and require tickets to be bought ahead of time.

Registration Printable Schedule FAP Tickets

Friday, September 29, 2017

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

7:30  PM

9:00 PM

Opener: Attention Starved Children

Steven Brundage
Rubix Cube Magician
Stephen B Humphrey, SJU

Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:30 - 10:30 AM Family Weekend Info Table Sexton Commons, SJU
& Gorecki Fireside, CSB
*9:00 AM CSB/SJU Campus Ministry 5K Fun Run Sugar Shack, SJU
*10:00 AM Family Bike Ride (10 miles) Palaestra Parking Lot, SJU
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Bookstore Activities CSB Bookstore, CSB 
& SJU Bookstore, SJU
*10:00 AM Saint John's Abbey Tours Abbey Church, SJU
*10:45 AM - 12:45 PM Chili Luncheon Guild Hall, SJU
*11:00 AM Solar Tours McKeown Center, SJU
*1:00 PM Johnnie Football vs. Bethel University Clemens Stadium, SJU
*1:30 PM Saint John's Abbey Tours Abbey Church, SJU
3:00 PM Saint Benedict's Monastery Tours:
Art & Heritage and Sacred Spaces
Gathering Place,
Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB
3:00 - 5:30 PM Family Weekend Carnival & Bingo The Mall,CSB
4:15 PM Mass Abbey Church, SJU
6:00 - 8:30 PM Life-Size Family Game Night HCC Fieldhouse, CSB
*7:30 PM Fine Arts Programming:
John McCutcheon with the CSB/SJU Orchestra
Escher Auditorium,
Benedicta Arts Center, CSB
9:00 PM Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Gorecki 204, CSB

Sunday, October 1, 2017

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Brunch Gorecki Dining Center, CSB
10:30 AM Mass Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB
& Abbey Church, SJU
10:45 AM - 1:30 PM Brunch The Refectory, SJU
12:00 - 2:00 PM Family Swim Murray Hall Pool, CSB
*12:30 PM Solar Tours McKeown Center, SJU
1:00 - 4:00 PM Outdoor University's Collegeville Colors
With special performance by Johnnie Blend
Arboretum, SJU
1:00 - 4:00 PM Rock Climbing Wall Palaestra, SJU

The Hahen Campus Center Fieldhouse at CSB has open gym available for families Friday and Saturday from 6:00 - 10:00 PM.

Event Details

We ask that all guests on campus register for Family Weekend in order to ensure proper staffing.  
All * events are ticketed events and require tickets to be bought ahead of time.

Rock Climbing Wall

Friday, September 29th | 6:00 – 9:00 PM | Palaestra Rock Climbing Wall, SJU
Sunday, October 1st | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Palaestra Rock Climbing Wall, SJU

Looking for a challenge this weekend that is also fun and good for your health? Come on over to the SJU Rock Climbing Wall! The rock wall is free for families during Family Weekend. All participants under 18 years of age need to have a legal guardian present and a signed waiver. To print waivers or find more information about the climbing wall please visit the SJU Climbing Wall website. Waivers can also be printed directly here.

Attention Starved Children & Steven Brundage

Friday, September 29th | 7:30 – 8:30 PM & 9:00 – 10:00 PM | Stephen B Humphry Theater, SJU

Attention Starved Children will open for Steven Brundage for a fun filled Friday evening. Attention Starved Children, otherwise known as ASC, has been a comedy cornerstone at CSB and SJU for the past 10 years. This group of talented students perform improv comedy and love every minute of it. Following, Steven Brundage will delivers sophisticated, high quality magic and is especially known for his rubix cube tricks on America’s Got Talent. To get a sneak preview, see Steven Brundage’s clip from America’s Got Talent.

Family Weekend Informational Table

Saturday, September 30th | 8:30 - 10:30 AM | Sexton Commons, SJU & Gorecki Fireside, CSB

Looking for your Bennie or Johnnie's residential hall or the location for an event this weekend? Stop by the information table and we can help you!

Campus Ministry 5K Fun Run

Saturday, September 30th | 9:00 - 10:00 AM | Sugar Shack, SJU

CSB and SJU Campus Ministries will be hosting the 15th Annual 5K Family Fun Run. This event is a great way to explore the Arboretum at Saint John's. The 5K Family Fun Run is sponsored by Alternative Break Experiences (ABE) and all money raised supports ABE programs as well as provides scholarships for students who wish to participate in these programs.

The cost is $25 for participants ages 15+ and $20 for individuals 14 and under, as well as CSB/SJU students, faculty, and staff. Each participant is guaranteed a 5K Family Fun Run T-shirt! Be sure to register at least a week in advance to ensure your shirt size. Participants that register at least a week in advance can pick their shirt up at the event. Otherwise, shirts will be placed in your CSB/SJU student’s campus address.

Pre-registration is recommended, but day of registration is taken at 8am the Sugar Shack. Online registration closes on Thursday, September 28th at 12:00pm.

Family Bike Ride

Saturday, September 30th | 10:00 - 11:00 am | Palaestra, SJU

SALD & the CSB/SJU Sustainability Alliance is hosting a Saturday morning bike ride for Family Weekend. This 10 mile cycling ride will start at 10 AM. All participants will meet outside of Palaestra, SJU by the west doors before the start of the cycling ride. The Sustainability Alliance REQUIRES families/ participants to bring their own bike, a water bottle, and helmets.

Pre-registration is required.

Bookstore Activities

Saturday, September 30th | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | CSB/SJU Bookstores, CSB & SJU

Come to the CSB or SJU Bookstore to participate in free bookstore activities or shop the Family Weekend Sale to find gifts for all ages. This year the bookstore will be having the author of Supporting Muslim Students, Terri Roderiguez, along with author of Through My Eyes, Tammy Wilson visit campus. The authors will be at the SJU Bookstore from 10:30AM-12:00PM and at the CSB Bookstore from 3:00PM-4:00PM.

The bookstore will also be open Friday from 9:00AM-4:30PM and Sunday from 11:00AM-4:00PM.

St. John's Abbey Tours

Saturday, September 30th | 10:00 AM & 1:30 PM | Abbey Church, SJU

St. John’s Abbey Church is at the heart of the St. John’s campus and community. Though strikingly modern even fifty years after its construction, it is planned according to the oldest principles of church architecture. To learn more about the history of the Abbey Church, join us for tours lead by monks at the Abbey on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM.

Pre-registration is required. 

Chili Luncheon

Saturday, September 30th | 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM | Guild Hall, SJU

Join us for a delicious lunch before the football game. The traditional Chili Luncheon will take place at Guild Hall, SJU. The meal begins at 10:45 AM Saturday morning. Family members may pre-purchase tickets to this online or at the door. We hope to see you and your family come to this annual Family Weekend tradition!

Tickets can be bought in advance online or at the door.

St. John's Abbey Energy Solar Tours

Saturday, September 30th | 11:00 - 11:30 AM | McKeown Center, SJU
Sunday, October 1st | 12:30 -1:00 PM | McKeown Center, SJU

The solar array at Saint John's is the first highly visible step in achieving carbon neutrality and demonstrates our commitment to the American College and Universities President's Climate Commitment and to the Benedictine Value of stewardship. Saint John's hopes this large scale project will pave the way for clean energy in Minnesota.  Pearce Jensen will guide you through the solar array while giving background on the Saint John's project and provide some information on the use of solar power today.

Pre-registration is required.

Johnnie Football vs. Bethel University

Saturday, September 30th | 1:00 PM | Clemens Stadium, SJU

Come and support our Johnnie Football team as they play against Bethel University. Visit the Johnnie Football page to read more about Johnnie Football. 

SALD offers families the opportunity to purchase football tickets online in advance, as SJU Athletics does not sell pre-sale football tickets. Tickets can be bought online through our department here or at the gate for the following prices:

General Admission: $8
CSB/SJU Students, Faculty, & Staff (with ID): Free
Students (ages 7-17 & college students with school ID): $6
Children (under 6 years old): Free

St. Benedict's Monastary Tours: Sacred Spaces and Art & Heritage

Saturday, September 30th | 3:00 - 4:30 PM | Gathering Place, Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB

The OSB tour includes two parts: The Sacred Spaces Tour and the Art & Heritage Tour.


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 accessibility. If time permits we can view the first floor of the Monastery and Monastery Dining Room. 2014 was the 100 year anniversary of Sacred Heart Chapel, and the OSB would love to share with you the history and beauty of the Chapel.


The Art & Heritage Tour visits the current exhibit at the Haehn Museum entitled “A Lifetime Pursuit.” This exhibit highlights the work of Baulu Kuan, OSB, a retired professor of Art and Art History at CSB/SJU. The exhibit includes selections of painting, drawing, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture work from four major archeological Sites: Mesosamerica, New Guinea, West Africa, and China/Tibet.


All families should meet in the Gathering Place of the Sacred Heart Chapel. To find the Gathering place, look for the green dome of the Sacred Heart Chapel and go up the front steps. The Gathering place is right inside the doors. Once at the Gathering Place, families will be divided into groups. Some groups will do the Art & Heritage tour first and other groups will do the Sacred Spaces tour. Each tour lasts 45 minutes.

Carnival and Bingo

Saturday, September 30th | 3:00 – 5:30 PM | CSB Mall, CSB

The Family Weekend Carnival at CSB is truly an event for the entire family, no matter what age. Come and enjoy some friendly competition at the various booths and classic carnival games. In addition to a variety of family friendly inflatables, earn prizes from one of our game booths or from a round of bingo!

The Carnival is a wonderful chance to spend family time together. See you on the CSB Mall after the football game for a memorable afternoon!


Saturday, September 30th | 4:15 PM | Abbey Church, SJU

Sunday October 1st| 10:30 AM | Abbey Church, SJU & Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB

Join the monastic community for Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel or Abbey Church.

Families are also welcome at our weekly student masses Sunday evening: 6:00 PM at Sacred Heart Chapel or 9:00 PM at Abbey Church.

Life-Size Family Game Night

Saturday, September 30th | 6:00 – 8:30 PM | Haehn Campus Center Fieldhouse, CSB

From life-size CSB/SJU monoply to giant jenga, this family game night is not your average game night. Come relax after a long day of activities or use up any more energy that you may have left with these fun life-size games. Regular board games and cards will be also available in the fieldhouse in addition to open gym. 

FAP: John McCutcheon with the CSB/SJU Ochestra

Saturday, September 30th | 7:30 PM | Escher Auditorium, CSB

Looking to hear a talented student musical group during Family Weekend? Look no further than Fine Arts Programming’s John McCutcheon with the CSB/SJU Orchestra. A master instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, storyteller, activist and author, John McCutcheon (SJU ‘74) is folk music’s renaissance man. With 36 recorded albums, John has earned six Grammy nominations for his eclectic catalog of American folk music. For this special performance, he’ll be collaborating with the CSB/SJU Orchestra for a show that blends generations and genres with a locally beloved artist. McCutcheon masters the art of a simple song told with literary craft, charming wit, and pure heart. Tickets are offered online at a special discounted price for Family Weekend participants. Adult tickets are just $18 and Youth/Student tickets are $15. This special pricing can be selected in Step 3 of the checkout process from the drop down list.

Step 1: Select John McCutcheon with the CSB/SJU Orchestra.

Step 2: Select your seats and then click “Checkout” on the top right.

Step 3: Select FAMILY WEEKEND ADULT price category from the drop down list for adult tickets. Select YTH/STU WITH ID price category for Youth/Student tickets.

Step 4: Complete your purchase.

Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, September 30th | 9:00 PM | Gorecki 204, CSB

After a busy day, finish the evening with a relaxing movie. JEC will be showing the recently released movie Beauty and the Beast Saturday evening in Gorecki 204. View the trailer here

Sunday Brunch at CSB/SJU

Sunday, October 1st

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM | Gorecki Dining Center, CSB
10:45 AM – 1:00 PM | The Refectory, SJU

Join students for Brunch at the Gorecki Dinning Center or Saint John's Refectory. To see what's on the menu, please visit CSB's dining webpage or SJU's dining webpage.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Family Swim

Sunday, October 1st | 12-2 PM | Murray Hall Pool, CSB

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

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