Homecoming and Family Weekend

October 21 - 23

Homecoming and the Fall Family Festival are combining this year to provide you with a bigger and better experience! Saint Leo University alumni, students, family members, and friends are invited to come to campus during Homecoming and Family Weekend to reconnect and enjoy a variety of events and activities. We look forward to bringing together the Class of 1972 for another exciting 50th Reunion celebration. There will be something fun for everyone! Register to attend all or just a few of the fun events and family activities taking place. 

Alumni and 50th Reunion Hospitality Tents
Clock Tower
Friday and Saturday
Noon – 5 p.m. 
Upon arrival, please check in at the alumni hospitality tent to learn more about the weekend or meet up with friends.

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Friday, October 21

 Alumni Association Board Meeting

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Apartment 5

Business meeting of the Saint Leo University Alumni Association

 Spirit of Saint Leo Golf Tournament

Registration: 11 a.m.
Start: 1 p.m.
Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club

Play a friendly and competitive round of golf with fellow alumni while raising money for Saint Leo Athletics at this popular annual event.

REGISTER

 Brews & Bites

$20
6:30 p.m.
Wellness Center

Kick off Homecoming 2022 poolside with a view of beautiful Lake Jovita and an evening of food, brews, and friends! Not a beer drinker? That's OK. Wine and sodas will be available, too. (You must be 21 or older to register.)

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 Student Talent Show

FREE
7 p.m.
Tapia College of Business building, Outdoor steps

Join the Campus Activities Board for the Saint Leo Talent Show. We will have multiple student acts and performances from the Homecoming court!

 

Saturday, October 22

 Open Swim – Family & Alumni

FREE
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wellness Center

The Wellness Center pool will be open to alumni, students, and family members to enjoy.

 Brunch with the President

$15
10:30 a.m.
Wellness Center

Join President Edward Dadez ’02 at one of Homecoming’s most popular events as he shares his annual address to parents, families, and alumni. This event also highlights a few very accomplished graduates with the presentation of the 2021 & 2022 Alumni Awards.

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 Baseball Alumni Game

FREE
11 a.m.
Thomas B. Southard Stadium

Alumni of Saint Leo baseball compete in the annual alumni game.

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 Guided Tour of the Abbey

FREE
11 a.m. – noon and 1 – 2 p.m.
The Abbey

Meet at the fountain in front of the Abbey for a tour of the church.

 Mass & Midday Prayer

FREE
Noon
The Abbey

 Open House Events

FREE
Noon – 2 p.m.

Register

Robotics Lab Guided Tours
Kirk Hall Classroom 123 & 124
Come explore our new robotics lab! See a demonstration with Pepper, a humanoid robot who can communicate with anyone she recognizes. There will also be a showcase of our mini robotics soccer team, and our robotics dogs will be available to show you some tricks.

Crime Scene House
Located across SR 52 near Benedictine Hall
A hands-on look at how students participate in an investigatory setting. This interactive presentation will encompass all the crime scene techniques and the equipment used by our students.

Esports Arena
Apartment 5
Enjoy an interactive tour of our esports arena. If you think you have what it takes to compete on the esports team, put your skills to the test as the esports program will be hosting a hands-on Smash Brother Ultimate one-on-one challenge on the Nintendo Switch. Pro controllers and joycons will be provided during the challenges.

Service Dog Presentation
Kirk Hall, Room 202
Dr. Debra Mims, assistant professor of criminal justice, will showcase the multi-disciplinary IDSE Therapy and Service Dog course offered on campus. This course promotes the overwhelming growing interest in animal-assisted interventions and the human-animal bond.  

The Simulated Experiences at Saint Leo
Kirk Hall, Room 122
Learn more about Saint Leo University’s popular avatar program and put your skills to the test by interacting with some of our eager avatar friends. Whether they’re preparing for a career in education, the medical field, the business world, or beyond, the simulations provide students with effective on-the-job training before they’re on the job. 

Social Work Presentation
Student Activities Building, Room 117
This social work presentation will illuminate the program's growth, progress, and success since its foundation. Included will be a dynamic vision of how the programs will continue to show leadership, strength, and commitment to become stronger change agents within our communities. 

Center for Alternative Pathway Programs (CAPP)
Kirk Hall Lobby
Jobs change fast today. Come to the CAPP showcase and see our skill-based course offerings. Stay competitive with micro-credentials, which are quick, focused, and self-paced courses ranging from emerging technologies and management to personal enrichment and communication. 

Fine Arts
Fine Arts Building
Explore creative ventures in fine arts.

Green Dot Open House
Kirk Hall 221
Green Dot is a violence prevention approach based on the premise that violence can be reduced within a community with the help of bystanders.

 Parent and Family Association Meeting

FREE
2 – 3 p.m.
Tapia College of Business building, Room 102

All parents and family members are invited to attend to learn more about the association, ways to get involved, and how to stay connected.

Register

 Lions Rally and Family Fest

$15 adults, Children FREE, Current Saint Leo University Undergraduate Students FREE
3 – 6 p.m.
Tapia College of Business building, Lawn

This is a great family event that’s fun for all ages! The Lions Rally and Family Fest will include food trucks, games, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting and attractions. There will be a photo booth, Traveling Max the emcee and entertainer, and spotlight performances. Visit student organizations tabling with activities, too. Registration includes a Homecoming T-shirt and wristband access for those 21 and older to access the beverage area.

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 Softball Alumni Game

FREE
3 p.m.
University Softball Stadium

Alumni of Saint Leo softball return to the field in the annual alumni game.

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 Men’s Basketball Alumni Game

FREE
5 p.m.
Marion Bowman Activities Center

Alumni of Saint Leo men's baskeball return to the court for an alumni game.

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 Tailgate Event

FREE
6 – 7 p.m.
University Soccer Field

Celebrate before the Saint Leo women’s soccer vs. Florida Tech Game 

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 Whose Line Is It Anyway?

FREE
7 – 8 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, Benedictine Hall

Enjoy an improve show featuring past and current theatre students showcasing their talents. Expect to get involved as there will be plenty of audience participation!

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 Saint Leo Women’s Soccer vs. Florida Tech

FREE
7 p.m.
University Soccer Field

Cheer on our Lions! The Homecoming king and queen will be announced at half time.

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 50th Reunion Dinner and Celebration

Class of 1972 and one complimentary guest FREE; $20 for additional guests 
7 p.m.
Student Community Center, Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms

The Class of 1972 will recognize their 50th reunion with an evening of food, memories, and celebration.

Register

 

Sunday, October 23

 Sunday Mass of Remembrance

FREE
10 a.m.
Saint Leo Abbey Church

Celebrate Mass with the Saint Leo Abbey Church community.

 Farewell Brunch

$10
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Community Center

Wrap up your weekend with a brunch buffet, including a bloody mary bar and mimosas.

Register

 

Campus Stores, Dining, & Library

 Benedict’s Coffeehouse

Stop by for your favorite Starbuck’s specialty drink.

Friday 
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

 Café 36

Wellness Center, Lower Level

 Füz

Student Community Center

Friday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 Dining Hall

Student Community Center

Friday
Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Dinner 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
Brunch 11:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Dinner 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 Abbey Gift Shop

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

 Campus Bookstore

Friday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 Cannon Memorial Library

Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon – 10 p.m.

 

Make Your Plans Today:

 Airports

Tampa International Airport (TPA) – 45 minutes away
St. Pete – Clearwater International Airport (PIE) – one hour away
Orlando International Airport (MCO) – an hour and 30 minutes away

 Driving Directions

From North or South: Take I-75 to Exit 285. Head east on State Road 52 for about 4 miles. Saint Leo University will be on your left, across the street from the Abbey Golf Course.

From Orlando: Take I-4 West to I-75. Exit to the north, then take I-75 to Exit 285. Head east on State Road 52 for about 4 miles. Saint Leo University will be on your left, across the street from the Abbey Golf Course. Average drive time from Orlando is approximately 90 minutes.

 

Hotel Accommodations:

To receive a Saint Leo University discount, please be sure to mention that you are a Saint Leo alumna/alumnus.

  Saddlebrook

For reservations, please call (813) 907-4401.

Deluxe Guest Room - $139 for single or double occupancy
One Bedroom Suite - $189 for single, double, or triple occupancy        
Two Bedroom Suite - $229 for double, triple, or quad occupancy

  Hampton Inn, Dade City

For reservations, please call (352) 567-5277 and mention Group Code, HCS. 

Room block will be available until September 20, 2022. After this date, Saint Leo alumni will receive a discounted room rate.  

  Hampton Inn, Wesley Chapel

For reservations, please book online »

Room block will be available until September 20, 2022. After this date, Saint Leo alumni will receive a discount rate of 15 percent.  

  Hilton Inn & Suites, Wesley Chapel

For reservations, please call (813) 591-6900 or book online »

 
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
 

Saint Leo University Alumni Association

 

Florida Avenue Brewing Co.