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

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Reconnect with classmates at upcoming alumni events and find out about the latest University news on our social media channels.

Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming weekEnd 2021 – October 7-10

This fall, return to your alma mater for Homecoming Weekend 2021!

Reconnect with old friends and classmates, see what’s changed, what remains the same and celebrate your lifelong connection to Avila. Whether you attend a game, dinner theatre, one of the reunions, or another event, you don’t want to miss Homecoming Weekend 2021 to share your Eagles pride!

A schedule of events for the weekend 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 Weekend 2021!

Questions? Contact us at or 816.501.3780.

Events schedule

Thursday, October 7
5:30-7:30 p.m. President’s Circle and Arts at Avila Opening Night Reception – By Invitation Only
7:30 p.m. Goppert Theatre Student Performance

Friday, October 8
10:30-11 a.m. Heritage Day Welcome
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Heritage Day Mass
12:15-2 p.m. Heritage Day Luncheon
5:30 p.m. Athletics Hall of Fame Induction
6 p.m. Dinner Theatre & Goppert Theatre Student Performance – Parent Night

Saturday, October 9
10-11 a.m. Campus Tour
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tailgate & BBQ
1 p.m. Football Game • Zarda Family Athletic Complex
4:30-6 p.m. Radiologic Science Alumni Reunion Reception
5-6 p.m. Alumni Reunion Reception
6 p.m. Dinner Theatre & Goppert Theatre Student Performance – Alumni & Friends Night

Sunday, October 10
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Alumni Mass
12:15-2:30 p.m. Alumni Awards Ceremony & Luncheon
2 p.m. Goppert Theatre Student Performance

**Additional Events & Reunions will be added to this schedule as they are finalized.


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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