Campus Traditions and Spirit Programs
Students are afforded opportunities to develop a sense of belonging with the entire Holy Family University community (faculty, staff, alumni, and fellow students). The Student Engagement Office teams up with many departments across campus to create and host annual large-scale programs to help students strengthen the feeling of "Tiger Pride."
Campus Traditions are events that we host annually in the hopes of helping students at Holy Family University connect with current engagement opportunities. Some of the events, like Homecoming, are meant to unite current HFU students with HFU alumni. Below is a list of events hosted annually.
Breakfast of Champions
A tradition held at the beginning of finals week in each semester to provide students with an opportunity to decompress by enjoying late night breakfast foods.
Hosted on the first Wednesday of classes during the fall semester, the Involvement Fair is a great opportunity for new and current students to learn how to get involved at HFU.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet all of HFU’s Registered Student Organizations, sign up to become involved, learn about on-campus job opportunities, and meet new people!
Student Leadership Awards Brunch (SLAB):
Hosted the last Saturday before finals week during the Spring semester, the Student Leadership Awards Brunch is a time for the SEO to recognize individual student leaders and advisors for their accomplishments during the academic year.
Registered Student Organizations are also eligible to receive recognition for their programming efforts during the academic year.
Nominations for recognition can be submitted year round.
Welcome Tigers Program
An Orientation extension program which provides roughly six weeks of high impact programs, the Welcome Tigers Program series creates opportunities for students to learn more about campus engagement opportunities, meet Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), and develop a sense of belonging at the University. The Welcome Tigers Program begins the first week of Fall semester.
An event which provides students and guests an opportunity to experience campus life with alumni.
Check out the University’s Homecoming webpage to find videos and pictures from Homecomings from the past and to learn more about the Homecomings to come.
Great Day to be a Tiger Day
The University celebrates the anniversary of the signing of Holy Family’s founding charter - our birthday - on February 11.
This celebration is known as Great Day to be a Tiger! Historically classes have been cancelled to allow for students, faculty, and staff to participate in the festivities.
Check out the University’s Great Day to be a Tiger Day webpage to learn more about the next celebration.
An annual celebration of Christmas is held at the close of the fall semester. This event is sponsored by the Student Government Association. All faculty, staff, and students are invited guests.
The program begins with a celebration of the Eucharistic Liturgy, followed by a buffet dinner and student-run variety show.
The University’s annual end-of-year outdoor fair with a barbecue and games sponsored by the Student Engagement Office and the Student Government Association.
The Student Engagement Office offers a variety of programs to encourage students to celebrate their Tiger Pride. Some of these initiatives include membership in organizations while others are programs that we host and invite students to attend.