Celebration of Forward Ever Forward: The Campaign for Saint John's
August 9, 2017
We invite you to join fellow members of the Saint John’s community at Homecoming 2017, October 6-7, to celebrate the completion of Forward Ever Forward: The Campaign for Saint John’s. Publicly launched in 2013, this $160-million fund drive, the most ambitious campaign in Saint John’s history, supports the future of Saint John’s excellence and leadership in academics, athletics, arts, culture, ecumenism, men’s development and more.
During Homecoming Weekend, tour the renovated Alcuin Library, the new Dietrich Reinhart Learning Commons, the new Saint John’s athletic complex, the new Saint John’s Bible Gallery and renovated Hill Museum & Monastic Library. Learn about the wide array of scholarships opening new doors for Saint John’s students, including students who are working to become the first in their families to graduate from college, and educational programming for Saint John’s students to thrive in a global, complex world.
Forward Ever Forward advances Saint John’s residential educational experience founded on timeless Benedictine values such as community, hospitality and stewardship. The Saint John’s educational experience prepares Johnnies to lead lives of significance and principled achievement and to become bigger than themselves through service, citizenship and leadership in their communities and larger world.
Friday, October 6: Library/Learning Commons Dedication, Campaign Celebration
|4 p.m.||Dedication – Alcuin Library and Dietrich Reinhart Learning Commons|
|5 p.m.||Mass – Saint John’s Abbey and University Church|
|6 p.m. to 9 p.m.||Reception, Campaign Celebration and Tours (hearty hors d'oeuvres)|
Saturday, October 7: Homecoming Saturday
|10 a.m.||Open House – Alcuin Library, Dietrich Reinhart Learning Commons and Saint John’s Bible Gallery|
|1 p.m.||Football game – Saint John’s vs. Augsburg College|
|3:45 p.m.||Celebration on the Plaza – New athletic facilities|
We greatly look forward to seeing you October 6-7 as you experience the new campus facilities and celebrate with family and friends Saint John’s, its impact on people and our world, and the generous contributions of so many people who help make Saint John’s and its life-changing educational experience possible for generations to come.