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Family Weekend 2014

Event Details

Start Date:  September 19, 2014
End Date: September 21, 2014
Location: Loretto, PA

Family Weekend 2013

“Follow the Red Brick Road: There’s No Place Like SFU!”

Family Weekend is an annual event sponsored by the Student Activities Organization, held this year on September 19-21, 2014.

Families wishing to attend should fill out the Family Weekend Official Online Registration.

Download the Printable Family Weekend Schedule of Events or browse the agenda below. 

Places of Interest

Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, September 19, 2014
Time Event Location
12:00 PM –
 9:00 PM 
Family Weekend/Siblings’ Sleepover Registration JFK Information Desk
12:00 PM Weekday Mass Immaculate Conception Chapel
3:00 PM Women’s Field Hockey vs. St. Joe’s DeGol Field
4:00 PM Women’s Soccer vs. Duquesne Soccer Complex
4:30 PM –
7:00 PM
Family Cookout with the Peer Ministers Campus Ministry Portico behind Chapel
7:00 PM –
8:30 PM
Family Weekend Bingo w/ fantastic prizes for kids of all ages! Frankie’s
7:00 PM –
8:00 PM
NOW: Night of Worship Praise and Worship band) (Immaculate Conception Chapel
7:00 PM Women’s Volleyball vs. Morgan State DeGol Arena
Open Swim Stokes Natatorium
8:30 PM –
10:00 PM
Ice Cream Sundae Bar JFK Lounge
9:00 PM –
11:00 PM
Family Weekend Magic Show featuring the Mystical Mark Miller JFK Lounge
10:00 PM Movie: Maleficent Frankie’s
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time Event Location
TBD Alpha Phi Delta 5K to benefit Central Pennsylvania Special Olympics Registration at Campus Mall
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Family Weekend/Siblings’ Sleepover Registration JFK Information Desk
10:15 AM Tour of Immaculate Conception Chapel and Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto & Stations of the Cross Immaculate Conception Chapel
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Family Weekend Tailgate with SAO Frankie’s Patio - FREE Hamburgers and Hot dogs while you enjoy backyard games
TBD Phi Lambda Psi-Autism Walk and Bake Sale Campus all
11:00 AM Tour of the Schwab Gardens Meet at JFK Information Desk -hosted by Br. Martin Zatsick, TOR
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM “Finding Frankie” Scavenger Hunt Meet at JFK Information Desk
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Kim’s Cooking Workshop: Fast, Fit, and Fun meals for Families Frankie’s
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Family Weekend Golf Outing Immergrun Golf Course – tee times to be scheduled in advance – see course information below
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Family Fun Center

Fun activities for the whole family including:

Photo booth, Snakes Alive Reptile Exhibit, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Magician and Face-Painting Clown, The Balloon Artist Louis Paul, Caricature Artists,

Ice Cream, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones,Popcorn, $5 Movie Sale, Family Twister, and much more!

JFK Lounge
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Chinese Basket Raffle
*Proceeds Benefit the Dorothy Day Center*
JFK Lounge
1:00 PM Women’s Volleyball vs. George Mason DeGol Arena
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Live music by Christian recording artist Thomas Clements JFK Front Patio
3:00 PM Gamma Sigma Sigma Cardboard Boat Regatta Lake St. Francis
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Confessions Immaculate Conception Chapel
4:30 PM  Mass Immaculate Conception Chapel
5:30 PM Movie: Maleficent Frankie’s
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Encore live performance by Christian recording artist Thomas Clements JFK Front Patio
7:00 PM Women’s Volleyball vs. Loyola DeGol Arena
7:30 PM Ray Gives It Away JFK Lounge
8:00 PM Movie: Maleficent Frankie’s
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Siblings’ Bonfire hosted by Peer Ministers Frankie’s patio
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time Event Location
9:00 AM Phi Eta Sigma Inductions JFK Center Auditorium–By Event Invitation ONLY
10:00 AM Family Weekend Mass Immaculate Conception Chapel
11:00 AM Brunch with the President JFK Lounge –Pre-Registration Required
12:00 PM Women’s Soccer vs. Oakland Soccer Complex
1:00 PM Movie: Maleficent Frankie’s
3:30 PM Movie: Maleficent Frankie’s


Additional Information:

Torvian Dining Hall Meal Times & Prices:

Monday thru Friday: Breakfast 7 to 9:30, Lunch 10:30 to 1:45, Dinner 4:00 to 7:00
Saturday & Sunday: Brunch 10:30 to 2, Dinner 4 to 6
(Breakfast $6.50, Lunch $8.75, Dinner $10.75)


Friday 11 AM – midnight
Saturday 9 AM (coffee and pastries ONLY), then 11 AM – midnight
Sunday 2 PM – 11 PM

Café Gubbio:

Friday 7 AM – 9 PM
Saturday 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday 11 AM - midnight

SFU Barnes & Noble Bookstore:

Friday 8:30 AM to 4 PM
Saturday 9 AM –5 PM
Sunday 11 AM –2 PM

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art:

Open Exhibit
Friday 10 AM –5 PM
Saturday 1 PM –5 PM; main floor exhibit: TBA, upper floor exhibit TBA

Immergrun Golf Course:

Call and schedule your tee times to take advantage of special Family Weekend rates
($7/9-holes; $7/cart) Friday through Sunday...call 471.9650
Be sure to participate in the Family Weekend Golf Outing scheduled from noon to 4 PM on Saturday! *Tee time and size of group must be called-in in advance.


Saint Francis University aims to be as accessible as possible. Please contact our Accessibility Services Coordinator, April Fry, with specific inquiries at 814-472-3176 or complete our online request form at http://francis.edu/accessibility-accommodation-request/.