Homecoming is Back!

Thursday, November 2 – Sunday, November 5

This fall, Saint Leo University is celebrating traditions new and old with the return of the tradition of Homecoming! Join us for a weekend full of memories and good times. Be sure to check out some of the highlights of the weekend which include the Founders Society Gala, Happy Hour Hero 5K, Homecoming Concert and Fireworks, and Homecoming Basketball!

 

Thursday, November 2

 Founders Society Gala

$40 per guest; cost includes food and open bar
Dinner: 7 p.m.
Student Community Center, Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms

All alumni and their guests are cordially invited to the 2017 Saint Leo University Founders Society Gala. Join President William J. Lennox Jr. for a special celebration as we honor those members of our Saint Leo family whose lifetime gifts to the university total $1 million or more.

Cocktail attire required. Complimentary valet parking available.

Thank you for your interest in this event! Registration for the Founders Society Gala has closed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Laffin at amanda.laffin@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8837. Registration for all other Homecoming 2017 events will be open until Monday, October 30, at noon. Thank you!

CLOSED

 

Friday, November 3

 Leo Lounge

FREE
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Student Activities Building, Room 117

Check out this great place to meet friends or simply come and hang out between events. Look through yearbooks and photos, visit with fellow alumni, and enjoy refreshments in a comfortable lounge atmosphere. Campus tour available on the half hour of each hour.

 Happy Hour Hero 5K

Adults: $20, Children 12 and under: $10
5:30 p.m.
Check-in: University Turf Stadium (next to Marion Bowman Activities Center)

Come dressed as your favorite superhero or even create your own, then take in the beautiful scenery as you run/walk a 5K through campus. The course will end at the Sip & Socialize event, and each fun run participant receives a free drink ticket! This event is a fundraiser for Saint Leo University’s Cross Country team. Homecoming t-shirt is included with registration.

REGISTER

 Prep & Holy Name Academy Reunion Dinner

$15
6 p.m.
Student Community Center, Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms B & C

A very special dinner for our Prep and Holy Name Academy alumni and their guests. Registration fee includes full dinner buffet and drinks.

REGISTER

 Baseball Alumni Reception

FREE
5:30 p.m.
Southard Baseball Stadium

Join fellow baseball alumni at the ballpark for a pre-game reception to meet Head Coach Rick O’Dette and stay to cheer on the Lions as they compete in a fall scrimmage against Saint Pete College.

REGISTER

 Volleyball Game

FREE
7 p.m.
Marion Bowman Activities Center

Cheer on your Lions!

 Sip & Socialize

Hosted by the Alumni Association Board

$10
7 p.m.
Student Activities Building, Dempsey Plaza

Enjoy an evening under the stars in Dempsey Plaza with live music, food, and drinks while reconnecting with classmates and meeting the Alumni Associations Board of Directors. Registration fee includes light appetizers and two drink tickets.

REGISTER

 

Saturday, November 4

 Alumni Association Fall Meeting

8:30 a.m.
School of Business Building, TECO Hall

 Brunch with the President

$10
11 a.m.
Student Community Center, Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms

Join President William J. Lennox Jr. for a brunch buffet where we will recognize the 2017 Roaring Onward alumni and present this year’s Benedictine Spirit and Distinguished Alumni awards. Dr. Lennox will also share an update on the university. Registration fee includes brunch buffet.

REGISTER

 Leo Lounge

FREE
1 p.m. – 6 p.m
Student Activities Building, Room 117

Check out this great place to meet friends or simply come and hang out between events. Look through yearbooks and photos, visit with fellow alumni, and enjoy refreshments in a comfortable lounge atmosphere. Campus tour available on the half hour of each hour.

 Mass of Remembrance

3 p.m.
Saint Leo Abbey Church

 Lions’ Tailgate

$15
3:30 p.m.
The Bowl, behind Student Community Center

Spend the afternoon enjoying local Tampa Bay food trucks, drinks, games, and more! Registration fee includes 1 food truck ticket and open bar with beer, wine, soda, and water.

REGISTER

 Volleyball Game

FREE
4 p.m.
Marion Bowman Activities Center

No registration required.

 Saint Leo Prep and Holy Name Dinner

$10
4 p.m.
The Abbey Tavern

Following the Mass of Remembrance, a very special dinner for Prep and Holy Name Academy alumni and guests at the Abbey Tavern.

REGISTER

 Homecoming Concert & Fireworks

FREE
Concert - 4:30 p.m. | Fireworks - 7 p.m.
The Bowl, behind Student Community Center

Stay at the tailgate for the Homecoming Concert and end the afternoon with fireworks over Lake Jovita!

 Homecoming Basketball Game

FREE
7:30 p.m.
Marion Bowman Activities Center

Cheer on the Lions as they face off against Trinity. There will be fun contests and lots of prizes, and the 2017 King and Queen of Saint Leo will be crowned at halftime.

A special giveaway for guests, while supplies last.

REGISTER

 

Sunday, November 5

 Sunday Mass

10 a.m.
Saint Leo Abbey Church

10:30 a.m.
Holy Name Monastery

 Sunday Brunch

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

Registration includes brunch buffet and mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.

REGISTER

 

Accomodations

Reserve your hotel today! Be sure to ask for the Saint Leo discount.*

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa-Wesley Chapel
(813) 973-2288

Hampton Inn Dade City
(352) 567-5277

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa North - Wesley Chapel
(813) 803-7899

*Must call to make a reservation in order to get the Saint Leo discount.

Official Homecoming T-shirt

$15 (unisex shirt)

Pick up your shirt in the Student Activities Building on Friday or Saturday between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

BUY YOUR SHIRT