Weekend Details and Hotel

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50th Weekend Schedule of Events


Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, 4200 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131, 215-879-3399. Accommodations are available at the rate of $219 per night.  Please contact the hotel directly, this rate will be available until April 15th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  Be sure to mention the Group Name, "Golden Hawks" and the Group Code "GH" when calling for rates and availability.  Click here to register online. 



Limited parking is available for Friday's events in the Cardinal Avenue parking lot. The entrance to this lot is located on Cardinal Avenue near the City Avenue intersection. Additional parking is available in Hawks’ Landing Parking Garage (accessible from 54th Street and City Avenue next to Starbucks and  the University Bookstore). Shuttles will be running from the Hawks' Landing Garage.
Parking on Saturday is available in the Admissions Welcome Center parking Lot off of Cardinal Ave. From City Avenue, turn onto Cardinal Ave and make a right into the driveway that leads you to the parking lot. You will need to mention you are with the Golden Hawks to get past the security on Cardinal Ave.

For guests staying at the Hilton, shuttles will run at the following times on Friday, May 13:                    
  •   9:15 am: shuttle will depart from the Hotel to campus
  •   After induction lunch (approximately 1:30 pm): shuttle will depart from campus to the Hotel
  •   After campus bus tour (approximately 3:00 pm): shuttle will depart from campus to the Hotel
  •   After art tour (approximately 4:00 pm): shuttle will depart from campus to the Hotel
  •   5:00 pm: shuttle will depart from the Hotel to campus
  •   9:30 pm: shuttle will depart from campus to the Hotel
Please Note: We will not run a shuttle on Saturday from Hotel to campus.
For more information, please contact Lynn Langnas at llangnas@sju.edu or call (610) 660-3467.



What should I wear?

The 50th Reunion Weekend is a festive recreational event. Dress casually and comfortably. 

In past years, many alumni have chosen to wear a sport coat or jacket and tie for the class photo.

Anyone participating in Saturday's Commencement exercises should wear light layers so they can adjust to temperature changes when they are seated with other Golden Hawks under the Curran Field tent during the graduation ceremony.

Please click here for the Philadelphia area weather forecast.



When will I hear about the 50th Reunion Weekend?
You should  received the printed invitation in the mail by late- March 2016. If you did not receive the invite by the end of March, please contact Lynn Langnas at (610) 660-3467 or llangnas@sju.edu.

Do I need to register? What is the deadline?
We ask all participants to register by Monday, May 28. To ensure the quality and success of the 50th Reunion Weekend, we ask all attendees to submit registrations and payments by this date.

Can I pay at the door?
We strongly encourage per-registration for all events to ensure proper space and meal planning.



Will I be able to visit the bookstore?

The bookstore will be open over the 50th Reunion Weekend. Hours are:

Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Class Gift

How can I contribute to my class gift?
Click here to make your gift. Your gift, regardless of designation, will count toward the totals announced at the Induction Luncheon. If you have questions or would prefer to submit your gift by phone, contact Maura Slatowski at (610) 660-1244 or mslatows@sju.edu.

I am making a gift and my company will match it. Does the match count toward our class gift total?
Both your gift and the match your company makes will count in your Reunion Class Gift total. Be sure to contact your company’s human resources office prior to making your gift to determine whether or not your company matches. A company match is an excellent way to increase the value of your Reunion gift.

What is the Ignatian Circle, and how can I learn more about becoming a member?
The Ignatian Circle recognizes donors who have generously provided or plan to provide a gift to Saint Joseph’s University through bequests, trusts and other life income gifts. For more information on the Ignatian Circle, or to discuss planned giving opportunities, contact Anat Becker, Director of Planned Giving at 610-660-1968 or abecker@sju.edu.


Special Needs

Are there facilities for people with disabilities or special needs?
The entire Saint Joseph’s University campus is handicap accessible. However, contact Lynn Langnas at (610) 660-3467 or llangnas@sju.edu. so we may ensure all our guests feel welcome and comfortable over the 50th Reunion Weekend.

Are there meal options for people with special dietary needs?
Meal options will be offered for individuals with special dietary needs. Contact Lynn Langnas at (610) 660-3467 or llangnas@sju.edu.to talk about your needs so we can properly accommodate you.

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