Homecoming Frequently Asked Questions

Only for the Alumni Beer Garden and the Alumni Athletics Reception. For those two events, undergraduate students, guests under 21, pets, and registered guests without proper identification will not be permitted entry.

All guests’ names will be verified by the Alumni Office and listed with security at the entrance of the Alumni Beer Garden and the Alumni Athletics Reception. At check-in, each attendee must be able to show a government-issued ID (driver's license, state photo identity card, or passport) to verify that he or she is 21 years of age or older. No refunds will be provided for pre-registered guests who are denied entry.

All other activities and events at Homecoming are family-friendly and are open to the entire community. See complete details for all events at: holyfamily.edu/homecoming.

In the event that bad weather, COVID-19, or other circumstances beyond our control requires that this event be cancelled, all attendees will be notified by email with further information and instructions. In the event of a cancellation, any fees paid in advance would be eligible for a refund.

Driving Directions and maps to Holy Family University’s main campus are available here. SEPTA Route 66 and Route 84 buses both have stops at Frankford and Grant Avenues. The SEPTA regional rail Trenton line stops at the Torresdale Station (Grant Avenue and State Road). This is within walking distance of the University.

Parking is free and will be available in the lots along Stevenson Lane - one near the event space in Nazareth Academy High School and all overflow parking will be available in the Campus Center lots.

For families and guests with accessibility needs, there will be a limited number of handicap spaces and shuttles, if needed. Our trained parking attendants will be able to instruct you and provide options when you arrive. If you have any questions or concerns about special accommodations, please contact amedinaleon@holyfamily.edu.

In addition to your Holy Family Tiger pride, guests should bring cash or credit cards to support our food vendors, student activities, and the bookstore. While some seating will be available, we also invite you to bring your own chairs or picnic blankets to the event. There are plenty of grassy areas to sit down, enjoy your food purchases, catch up with friends and most of all, to cheer on the Holy Family Tigers!

Unless noted in the schedule of events here, all Homecoming activities will take place in the parking lot between the Stevenson Lane Residence dormitory and Tiger Field at the main Holy Family campus in Northeast Philadelphia. Click here to see the Holy Family University Campus Map.

Holy Family University's Alumni Association invites all alumni, faculty, and staff members to reconnect with friends and fellow classmates in the alumni beer garden at Homecoming 2019!

Admission is only for HFU Alumni, faculty, and staff plus one guest and costs $10 per person, paid and pre-registered in advance. Admission is $20 if purchased on the day of Homecoming, if space permits. All attendees will receive a wristband for a maximum of three beers, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, fun and games, an opportunity to watch the soccer games, as well as a commemorative Homecoming mug.

All pre-registered guests will be verified by the Alumni Office and listed with security at the entrance of the alumni beer garden. Representatives from the Advancement Office will verify the alumni status of anyone who registers on the day of Homecoming.

All alumni beer garden attendees must be able to show a government-issued ID (driver's license, state photo identity card, or passport) to verify that he or she is 21 years of age or older. Students, guests under 21, children, and those without proper identification will not be permitted access to the alumni beer garden.

Holy Family’s Athletics Department invites all former athletes to end the day's celebration with a free buffet reception and cash bar at Chickie's and Pete's on Roosevelt Boulevard. Admission will be free for all alumni athletes who attend the afternoon Homecoming activities. (Must check-in at Homecoming to pick-up free ticket). Tickets for guests and for those paying at the door cost $25 per person.

All pre-registered names will be verified by the Alumni Office and listed with security at the entrance. At check-in, each attendee must be able to show a government-issued ID (driver's license, state photo identity card, or passport) to verify that he or she is 21 years of age or older. Students, guests under 21, children, and those without proper identification will not be permitted entry.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Amanda Medina Leon, Assistant Director of Special Events, at amedinaleon@holyfamily.edu or by phone at: (267) 341-3509.

Although most of the events are free or pay-as-you-go, your registration helps us and our vendors plan for the day. Registration also helps us communicate any event or COVID-19 changes or updated protocols. Tickets will not be distributed or collected. See complete details and register at https://www.holyfamily.edu/alumni/alumni-resources/homecoming/register

Holy Family University continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and evolving guidance. We are committed to hosting a safe and enjoyable event for all and we will communicate any changes to the event and/or COVID-19 policies via email as they arise.

In line with the City of Philadelphia’s current guidance, all Homecoming attendees must wear masks for indoor events (regardless of vaccination status). Individuals who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks outdoors. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated is strongly encouraged to wear masks outdoors and socially distance themselves from others in order to protect themselves from COVID-19. Updated information for this event will be available at holyfamily.edu/homecoming.