Hilbert College welcomes family and friends to campus for a jam- packed weekend of exciting events! Previously known as Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, True Blue Weekend will take place on Friday October 2nd until Sunday October 4th. ALL events are free to attend, unless otherwise stated.
For a downloadable map of events please click here.
*Have questions or a need a place to start the weekend come over to the True Blue Weekend Headquarters/Check-In Station on Saturday, October 3rd, 8:30am to 5:30pm, located in the Franciscan Hall Atrium*
Friday October 2nd
SAN DAMIANO AWARDS & CLASSIC EVENING
Main Quad, Hilbert College
Alumni and their guests join faculty, staff, and friends of the college to enjoy a night of classic cars on the Hilbert Quad while honoring alumni, staff, and friends of the college during the San Damiano Awards. During this reception, Hilbert College will also officially unveil it’s long awaited bronze Hawk statue on campus! Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Saturday October 3rd
OPEN HOUSE for prospective students
At our Fall Open House get an idea what it is like to be a Hilbert College Student. Learn all about our academic programs, financial aid, student life and activities, athletics, residence life, career services, and every other aspect of Hilbert! Tours will be available throughout the day. Offices on campus will be available for individual questions.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
A special blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.
HAWKS TAILGATE CHICKEN BBQ & ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Main Soccer Field, Hilbert College ($)
A fun event for everyone as we cheer on the men and women’s soccer teams as they host Mount Aloysius for their third home game of the season. There will be entertainment for children of all ages. Can’t stay for the party? Stop by and pick up a chicken dinner for $10 to support the Hilbert Alumni Association between 12:30-3:00pm. First 100 guests to RSVP will receive a free Hilbert stadium cup!
WORKSHOP 1: CRAFTING WITH DENISE
Paczesny Hall, Room 203
Exercise your creative side, get your hands dirty, and try to keep up with Denise as she demonstrates how to make decoupage candle holders. All the supplies will be provided – you bring the enthusiasm
WORKSHOP 2: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGAION
Bogel Hall, Room 155
Join Assistant Professor Maryann Hobar and learn how forensic investigators collect the clues that lead to convictions. Discover the difference in what you see on TV and what really happens!
FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS MASS
Bogel Hall, St. Clare Chapel
Everyone is welcome to attend.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
Upper Level Campus Center, Dining Hall ($)
In the mood for a little mystery, delicious food, and interactive fun? On Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the Upper Level of the Campus Center Student Activities will be hosting a family friendly murder mystery dinner. The show will start at 5:30pm, with a buffet dinner served at intermission, followed by the conclusion of the performance. Attendance is $10 per person. Students are free.
Practice Field, Hilbert College
Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family, friends, neighbors or co-workers, and head to the sports field behind Hilbert College to enjoy a FREE outdoor movie and popcorn this summer. The new Pixar film, Inside Out, will be showing at 8pm on a huge 84 square foot inflatable screen with a state-of-the-art projection and sound system. The movie is free and family friendly. Those that provide a canned good or $1 will receive a small bag of popcorn. All canned goods and funds raised will go to charity.
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Director of Student Activities
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Vice Provost for Leadership Development and Dean of Students
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