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There are plenty of opportunities to sponsor Homecoming & Family Weekend. Look for information on this soon, or contact Michele Querry for more information.

IMPORTANT UPDATE (OCTOBER 5th, 2016): In coordination with guidance from the City of Jacksonville and the State of Florida and out of utmost concern for the safety of our students, parents and families, alumni, fans, friends, faculty and staff, Jacksonville University has, regrettably, canceled all Homecoming and Family Weekend plans for the weekend (October 7-9, 2016). All events scheduled from Thursday at 3 p.m. through Sunday, October 9 are canceled.

Supporters who signed up for the River House 5K Run/Walk will automatically be registered for the 2017 run, that date is TBD. We will be glad to refund our Homecoming and Family Weekend registrants the full fee, or you may gift that amount to the University as a fully tax-deductible charitable donation. If you would like a refund credited to you, please email with that request. We will complete those transactions by Friday, October 14, 2016. The University will be closed until Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. You may reach us with questions then at (904) 256-7201.

Please know that the University is as disappointed as you are, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this shift in plans may cause. The most important thing is your safety. Take good care.

Office of University Advancement
Alumni Relations
Parent & Family Programs

Welcome Alumni, Parents and Families!

We hope you will make plans to join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 7-9, 2016.

Homecoming & Family Weekend is the perfect time to show your Dolphin pride, reconnect, spend time with family and discover the ever-changing JU Campus.

Let’s make some new memories!

Jacksonville University held its first Homecoming banquet at George Washington Hotel, with Congressman Charles E. Bennett as the speaker on November 23, 1951. In 1969 JU welcomed Neil Diamond to campus to take the stage in front of students, alumni and faculty. In 1981, Bruce Springsteen brought more than 10,000 fans to the coliseum to celebrate Homecoming, where students enjoyed Springsteen tunes and the Doobie Brothers. Throughout the late 90’s and early 21st century the week of Homecoming has been expanded and JU has adopted some new traditions like Mock Rock where students get together and put on skits,and Phin Splash, our Spirit Showcase and comedy show.

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