Homecoming

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Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations
Blasco Hall
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145
P 816-501-3602

Bailey Carr, Senior Director of Development
P 816-501-3780
E bailey.carr@avila.edu

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Homecoming Week

Homecoming week 2020

With social distancing measures in place, this year’s Homecoming festivities, “Better Together,” will all be an exciting array of interactive virtual events and celebrations. And because all events will be online, we’re looking forward to welcoming back our alumni spread across the country who might not be able to make the trip back to campus.

Although we will not be in person, we are still Better Together.

A schedule of virtual events for the week can be found below. You can also keep up-to-date on the Alumni Association’s Facebook page.

Make sure your contact information is up-to-date so you don’t miss a thing during Homecoming Week 2020!

Questions? Contact us at alumni@avila.edu or 816.501.3780.

Virtual Events schedule

4-7 p.m. Class of 2020 Headshots • Goppert Performing Arts Center – Frantze Family Black Box Theatre 

The Alumni Association is offering FREE professional headshots to the Class of 2020 and a backdrop for you to have a professional photo taken in your cap and gown. Sign up for a 15-minute timeslot and while on campus, you will be presented a gift and packet of information as the newest members of the Alumni Association.

We look forward to seeing you back on campus!

Register Now!

4-7 p.m. Class of 2020 Headshots • Goppert Performing Arts Center – Frantze Family Black Box Theatre 

The Alumni Association is offering FREE professional headshots to the Class of 2020 and a backdrop for you to have a professional photo taken in your cap and gown. Sign up for a 15-minute timeslot and while on campus, you will be presented a gift and packet of information as the newest members of the Alumni Association.

We look forward to seeing you back on campus!

Register Now!

7:30 p.m. Goppert Theatre Presents “Harvey” • Goppert Performing Arts Center – Bill & Jean Buchanan Stage

Contact the box office at 816.501.3699 or box.office@avila.edu to reserve your tickets.

More information can be found here.

8-9 p.m. All Alumni Reunion & Trivia Night • Virtual on Zoom

Join fellow members of the Alumni Association & Alumni Board for this fun and interactive night of trivia, university updates from the President and fun prizes! This event is FREE for all Avila University Alumni.

Register Now!

1 p.m. Class of 1965 55-Year Reunion Reception • Virtual on Zoom

Avila is happy to connect alumni from the class of 1965, celebrating 55 years since graduation. Photos from the archives will be shown and Avila’s president, Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CJSA will provide University updates.

Register Now!

2 p.m. Class of 1970 50-Year Reunion Reception • Virtual on Zoom

Avila is happy to connect alumni from the class of 1970, celebrating 50 years since graduation. Photos from the archives will be shown and Avila’s president, Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CJSA will provide University updates.

Register Now!

7:30 p.m. Goppert Theatre Presents “Harvey” • Goppert Performing Arts Center – Bill & Jean Buchanan Stage

Contact the box office at 816.501.3699 or box.office@avila.edu to reserve your tickets.

More information can be found here.

POSTPONED –  Football Game • Zarda Family Athletic Complex

The football game against Ottawa University has been postponed.  Click here for more information.

7:30 p.m. Goppert Theatre Presents “Harvey” • Goppert Performing Arts Center – Bill & Jean Buchanan Stage

Contact the box office at 816.501.3699 or box.office@avila.edu to reserve your tickets.

More information can be found here.

11 a.m. Prayer Service • Virtual from Orscheln Memorial Chapel, Foyle Hall

Join us virtually for a Prayer Service streamed through YouTube.  This Prayer Service will be in place of our Heritage Day and Alumni Masses traditionally held on Friday and Sunday of Homecoming Weekend.  A web link to stream the Prayer Service will be posted here and on our social media platforms by Friday, October 9.

2 p.m. Goppert Theatre Presents “Harvey” • Goppert Performing Arts Center – Bill & Jean Buchanan Stage

Contact the box office at 816.501.3699 or box.office@avila.edu to reserve your tickets.

More information can be found here.

SERVING THE DEAR NEIGHBOR AT HOMECOMING WEEK

To continue the tradition set by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to serve the dear neighbor without distinction, Avila will host a collection for items to be donated to the Feed Your Friends Avila University Food Pantry.

The Food Pantry at Avila University opened in the spring of 2020 to assist students and their families who struggle with food insecurity as we continually strive to find ways to support students and help them be successful.

The following are high need items and can be purchased online through the link below and the items will be delivered directly to campus.

  • Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken, etc.)
  • Rice
  • Canned Fruit
  • Diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, & tomato paste
  • Canned Vegetables (besides green beans)
  • Cereal
  • Beans especially: garbanzo beans, pinto beans, & baked beans (canned or dry)
  • Pasta
  • Deodorant – Men’s and Women’s
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Condiments – salad dressing, ketchup, mayo, etc.
  • Jelly
  • Cooking Oil
  • Baking and Pancake Mixes
  • Microwave meals/to-go meals
  • Peanut butter alternatives: Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Coconut Butter, etc.

An up to date Amazon wish list can be found by clicking here.

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