Family at Homecoming Weekend

Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend

Reconnect with your fellow alumni, friends, and other members of the St. John's community at the Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend.

Schedule of Events 2019 Highlights


St. John’s University regretfully announces the cancellation of Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend scheduled to take place from Thursday, May 28 to Monday, June 1.

This decision reflects our efforts to take proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the St. John’s and broader communities in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).
Although current circumstances are interrupting this year’s event, St. John’s mission of educating those most in need continues every day. The University depends on your much-needed support to carry out this important mission.

We thank you for your understanding.


Join us for Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend!

Thursday, May 28 - Monday, June 1, 2020

Homecoming Weekend is back and better than ever! Check out this year's schedule of events. We will be adding more events to the Weekend, so make sure to come back and keep checking.

If you would like to volunteer as an alumni ambassador, please contact Mark A. Andrews, Director of Alumni Relations, at 718-990-6232; [email protected].

If you are celebrating your 25th, 40th, or 50th reunion and would like to volunteer as a class chair, please contact Susan M. Damiani, Director of Gift Planning, at 718-990-7562; [email protected].

For more information, please contact the Office of University Events at 718-990-2929 or e-mail [email protected].

Whether you are celebrating your 10th or 50th Reunion, there's something for everyone.

Our alumni attending the weekend can enjoy a special rate of $159 per night (plus tax) at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Queens/Fresh Meadows. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 7, 2020. Please call 718-746-7230 and mention Block ID - St. John's University.
For more information, please contact the Office of University Events at 718-990-2929 or [email protected].

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Queens/Fresh Meadows
183-31 Horace Harding Expressways, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

Price: $159 per night (plus tax) for king or double rooms

Book By: Thursday, May 7, 2020

•    24-Hour Reception Desk
•    24-Hour Business Center
•    Complimentary Valet Parking for St. John's event attendees
•    Complimentary Hot Breakfast
•    Complimentary Fitness Room
•    Complimentary Standard Wi-Fi

Ways to Contribute

St. Johns Queens Campus Gate

Reunion Gift

Establish your legacy at St. John’s University in celebration of your 25th, 40th or 50th anniversary! Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for St. John’s and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to St. John’s University.
If you would like to receive additional information about establishing your legacy by making a planned gift, please contact Susan M. Damiani at [email protected] or 718-990-7562.

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Spread the Word

Grand Ambassadors! We need your help in spreading the word! We are looking for recruitment volunteers to get as many St. John’s alumni and make this the best Weekend yet. Share Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend Social Media posts, call, e-mail, or text your classmates and friends (lists to be provided), and create your own personalized social media posts using the social media toolkit. Please contact Alumni Relations at 718-990-6232 or [email protected] to join the team and get started.