Your involvement with your alma mater helps us grow and assist current students in reaching their full potential. In addition to on-campus lectures, fine arts productions and other events on campus, the Alumni Office plans social events for you to network and reconnect with your fellow Alumni. See below for a listing of upcoming events!
Travel JU: Island Life in Ancient Greece
September 26 - October 4
Join Dolphin alumni, families and friends for this exclusive nine-day odyssey to the windswept paradise of Greece’s ancient islands and Turkey’s fabled coast.
More Travel JU information here.
Texas Dolphin Club: Brewery Tour of Houston
Friday, September 30
5-7:30 p.m Join the
Texas Dolphin Club for the third stop on their
Brewery Tour of Houston! JU alumni, parents and friends in the Houston area will be meeting at Karbach Brewery for enjoyable banter and brews.
Chicago Dolphin Club Event at Blue Door Kitchen
Monday, October 3
6 p.m. Join the Chicago Dolphin Club for farm-to-table bites at Blue Door Kitchen near the Gold Coast. Enjoy American heirloom foods made from fresh, seasonal ingredients while networking and socializing with fellow JU Dolphin alumni, parents and friends. Please send RSVPs and inquiries to email@example.com
Homecoming & Family Weekend
Lookin' Good Women's Breakfast & Panel
Friday, October 7
8:30 a.m. In honor of the 100th birthday of educational pioneer and Chancellor Emerita, Dr. Fran Kinne, we will be presenting a three part series on wellness for women of all ages. The series will begin with
Lookin’ Good (October) covering personal empowerment, self-confidence, and positive affirmation and the relationship between inner and outer beauty.
Feelin’ Fine (February) will focus on eating healthy, healthy sleep and exercise habits, and women's health. The series rounds out with
Keepin’ Sharp (May) featuring a conversation on mental health, cognitive thinking stimulation activities, meditation, acupuncture and what it means to “declutter.”
Please join us for networking, breakfast, and a stimulating panel discussion covering how looking good, feeling youthful, and being professional is only partly about the clothes, the style, the pose or the makeup. Learn how the real secret to “lookin’ good” comes from the inside through personal empowerment, self-confidence, and positive affirmation. Our panel will discuss the role these factors play in your well-being and share their personal journeys looking good from inside to out. For fun, we’ll pair up this new knowledge with a discussion of timeless professional style and how to take the best headshot with the countless professional wear options available to women. All guests will have the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken.
River House Run/Walk 5k
Saturday, October 8
More information and registration here.
Help kick off JU Homecoming & Family Weekend! This will be a fun and high-energy 5k through the beautiful JU campus; runners will soak in views of the St. Johns, pass under the historic oak trees in the heart of campus, complete a fast lap on the JU track, and finish the race at the "River House Post-Race Party." The festivities will include refreshments, beer, music, awards, and a post-race bounce house and obstacle course for children.
Funds from this race will support Student Veterans of America, Department of Kinesiology, and the JU Fund.
Travel JU: Under the Tuscan Sun
Atlanta Dolphin Club Event at LRG Provisions (Athens, GA)
Thursday, October 20
5:30-7 p.m. Join the
Atlanta Dolphin Club at LRG Provisions in Athens, GA to dine and drink with Dolphin friends! Feel free to bring your family or spouse to enjoy this simple but elegant restaurant with aged brick walls, rustic beams and atmospheric lighting that creates a warm and intimate setting for guests to enjoy great southern food.
Atlanta Dolphin Club Event at Front Page News
Friday, October 21
5:30-7:30 p.m. Join the
Atlanta Dolphin Club for drinks after work at the NOLA inspired restaurant Front Page News in Little Five Points. Network with JU alumni, parents and friends... they're closer than you think!
Fall Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains with the Atlanta Dolphin Club
Saturday, October 22
12 p.m. Join the
Atlanta Dolphin Club for a tour at Mercier Orchards. Mercier Orchards, nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, is a beautiful family owned and operated apple orchard. Attendees will receive complimentary apple cider and apple donuts, courtesy of the Alumni Association! Kids 12 and under can attend at no charge.
Texas Dolphin Club: Brewery Tour of Houston
Saturday, October 29
noon - 2 p.m Join the
Texas Dolphin Club for the final stop on their
Brewery Tour of Houston! JU alumni, parents and friends in the Houston area will be meeting at No Label Brewery for enjoyable banter and brews.
College Night at the Jacksonville Fair
Wednesday, November 9
6:30-8 p.m. Come out to the Jacksonville Fair to compete in fun events and win scholarship money for JU students! Past activites have included sack races, horseshoes, etc. The winners will receive a check that can be presented to their alma mater. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. All JU alumni are invited to participate in this fun evening. Please contact Pat Reeves at 904-256-7202 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. The first 10 people to sign up will get a free ticket to the Jacksonville Fair! Tell friends you're coming on Facebook!
Third Thursday: Whole Foods Cooking Class
Thursday, November 17
5:30-8 p.m. November's Third Thursday event will be a hands-on cooking class at Whole Foods on San Jose! Enjoy wine tasting, charcuterie, cheeses, and light appetizers while Whole Foods' certified Salumista and wine expert teaches the workshop. Adults only please!
Third Thursday: Taverna Cocktail Tasting
Thursday, December 15
5:30-7 p.m. December's Third Thursday event will be a cocktail tasting at Taverna in San Marco. Mingle and network with your fellow Jacksonville University alumni, parents & friends while tasting an assortment of spirits to get you into the holiday spirit! You will also get to bring home a glass bauble handmade in JU's own glassblowing studio. Come enjoy Baubles and Brews with us!
Third Thursday: Truffle Making Class at Sweet Pete's
Thursday, February 16
5:30-7 p.m. February's Third Thursday event will be a Truffle Making class at Sweet Pete's in Downtown Jacksonville! Sweet Pete’s confectioners will teach the art of tempering, shell molding and how to make ganache filling. Whether you bring your honey or not, this class will be as sweet as they come! 10 Truffles will be included. (Adults only please!)
Travel JU: Icelandic Interlude & the Northern Lights
Third Thursday: Zoopalooza! Tour & Lunch at the Jacksonville Zoo
Thursday, March 16
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. March's Third Thursday event will be a tour and lunch at the Jacksonville Zoo! Take a long lunch with Dolphin alumni, parents and friends and explore the wild side of Jacksonville. This event is family friendly.