SXU alumni and friends host upcoming events for all to enjoy next semester

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) alumni and friends are welcome to attend the various upcoming events throughout the spring 2018 semester. Meet and mingle with new friends and old as you participate in activities that will be enjoyed by all!

Alumni Basketball Tailgate – January 13

Come out and support your Cougar family as they take to the court and work for the big “W.” The SXU Cougars will face off against Cardinal Stritch University’s Stritch Wolves from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Shannon Center, located on SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 West 103rd Street.

Golden Gals Gathering – January 17

We welcome all the Golden Gals, SXU alumna who graduated from 1967 and back, to join us for a monthly social club that will afford them the opportunity to become reacquainted with classmates who share in the Mercy tradition.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – January 21

Join us for this inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The bus will depart from the Shannon Center at 12:30 p.m., play will begin at 2 p.m. at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 West Randolph Street. Admission is $58 per person and includes theater ticket and coach bus transportation. Online registration is available.

Game Night at Gil’s – January 31

Game Night at Gil’s provides the opportunity to meet other SXU alumni and members of the SXU community. Gilhooley’s will offer great food and drink specials on every Game Night, including their homemade, melt-in-your-mouth skillet cookie. Join us the last Wednesday of every month for trivia hosted by Alumni Relations. Entry is $5 per person and teams will be limited to five players/team. The winning team will get their entry fee back and receive a gift card/gift certificate from a local establishment.

Halfway to Homecoming – February 9

It may not be Fat Tuesday, but let’s get Mardi Gras started! SXU alumni don your feather masks, beads, hats, and costumes, and gather your friends and family to join us on this “Fat Friday” for food, drinks, music and merriment!

The event will take place on Friday, February 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th Street. Online early bird registration is $35 and includes food and drinks all evening. After early bird admission, the cost is $40. You must be 21 or older to attend.

This year we are also very excited to announce that a portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit Swift Outdoor Accessible Recreation (S.O.A.R.). S.O.A.R. is an organization dedicated to raising funds through events to help improve and regain the life and some functionality for people living with paralysis. Their ultimate goal is to foster collaboration and engage researchers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists to assist in empowering others to live a fuller life. For more information on S.O.A.R. check out their website.

For additional information, please contact SXU’s Alumni Relations Office at 773-298-3316 or alumni@sxu.edu.