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Alumni Weekend 2021
SFU Alumni Community,Last year Saint Francis University was forced to make the difficult decision to cancel Alumni Weekend 2020 with hope that we would all be reunited this summer. While there have been significant steps in combating the ongoing pandemic, there is still not a clear timeline for its end, forcing us to reevaluate our plans for Alumni Weekend 2021.
Two things remained constant as we evaluated our plans: a commitment to the collective safety of our alumni family, and a commitment to holding some form of Alumni Weekend this year. Out of adherence to those commitments, we and University leadership have decided to move forward with a hybrid model featuring virtual events in July and in-person events throughout fall, 2021.
First, we will hold virtual events the weekend of July 23-25, Friday through Sunday, to mark our traditional Alumni Weekend dates. We will transition as many of our classic events as possible to an online format while also introducing some new programs. More details and a full schedule will be released.
We are excited to hold in-person class reunions during the fall in conjunction with our football games. Once the team schedule is announced, we will celebrate anniversary years spread out across all home games and honor both the 2020 and 2021 anniversary classes with a special pregame tailgate, free tickets to the game, and a postgame reception. This will give you an opportunity to return to campus for a one day, outside, non-residential reunion with your classmates. Again, more details to come as soon as our home football schedule is finalized. These plans are subject to change dependent on the status of pandemic containment this fall.
Finally, we ask you to save the dates for Alumni Weekend 2022: July 28-31, Thursday through Sunday. What was an already special Alumni Weekend celebrating the 175th anniversary of the University’s founding is now even more meaningful as we anticipate our first fully in-person reunion in three years. We invite all alumni to come home to Loretto for this momentous reunion!
Nothing would make us happier than having a traditional in-person Alumni Weekend this year. While this pivot is necessary, it does not make it any easier. However, we know our Red Flash Family is a resilient one, and we look forward to celebrating with you both online in July and in person later this year.
Please do not hesitate to send us your questions or comments to the Office of Alumni Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-472-3015. Continue to be well, and we will see you soon!
Sincerely,Eric Horell ’13 ’17 Sharon Hoffman '80Director of Alumni Engagement President of the Board of DirectorsSaint Francis University Saint Francis University Alumni Association
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