Family Day on Hawk Hill

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Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 21, 2024

8:30 am:  Kinney Center 5K Walk/Run for Autism

Lace up your running shoes and kick-off your morning with a 3.2 mile run or 1 mile walk! By participating in the Annual Kinney Walk/Run for Autism you are supporting individuals with autism, their families and students studying to work in the field. Click here for more information and to register. 

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: SJU Bookstore Open

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Registration - Cardinal Foley Center

Stop by to pick up your tickets for the Hawk Hill Picnic and ask any questions you may have about the day.


11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. - Barnes Arboretum Tours - Entrance on Lapsley Lane

Join Arboretum Assistant Director and horticulturist Bill Rein for a 45-minute tour of the Barnes Arboretum to learn about the unique history and plants of this campus jewel of Saint Joseph's University. Tour times TBA.

For self-guided tours, maps are available, and student docents are stationed throughout the arboretum and can answer questions and provide insight into the arboretum's unique offerings.

Come get to know the arboretum and all that it has to offer our campus community!


12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Hawk Hill Picnic – St. Mary’s & Curran Lawns


Join in the fun and enjoy a BBQ lunch, performances by SJU student groups, Stuff-A-Hawk, caricaturists, freshly made kettle corn and Mister Softee! Tickets will be available mid-August!

Stuff-A-Hawk will be limited to 1 hawk per family, while supplies last and registration is required. Registration coming soon!

We're happy to have several student performances at the Hawk Hill Picnic! Schedule TBA! 

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Maguire Museum Tours - Entrance on Lapsley Lane 

Did you know that Saint Joseph's University has its own fine arts museum on campus?  The Maguire Art Museum has 15 galleries showing 500 works of art spanning 2500 years of history!

Stop by and meet Iggy - our humanoid robot tour guide, test your wits in a round of the Maguire Art Museum Heist game or, enjoy a self-guided tour. 


3:15 p.m.: Quizzo – St. Mary’s Lawn

Put your heads together as a family or a group of friends to play this popular trivia game and win some great prizes.

4:30 p.m.: Mass - Chapel of St. Joseph

Celebrate Mass with Fr. Dan Joyce, Saint Joseph's and the SJU community. All members of our community are welcome! Please note that seating is limited.

7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.: Big Money Bingo - Mandeville Teletorium

One of Hawk Hill Productions' most popular events. Feel free to bring your family to Bingo! Prizes include electronics, Philly sports team swag and SJU apparel. Hawk Hill Productions will distribute tickets at 6:30 p.m. (for the 7:00 p.m. event) and 9:00 p.m. (for the 9:30 p.m. event) outside of Mandeville Hall, on the Sweeney Field side of the building. Only 1 member per family must be present to reserve tickets for your group. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., seating is limited. All are welcome!

For the full HawkFest schedule, please visit the Hawkfest website. If you have any additional questions, please contact



Family sitting at picnic eating a meal

Hawk Hill Picnic

Come join our Hawk Hill Picnic! The menu includes:

  • BBQ Chicken
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Hot Dogs
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Corn on the cob
  • Watermelon, Cookies, and Dessert Bars
  • Beer and Wine
  • Bottled soda and water

(Gluten-free options will be available at each buffet, just ask a server for assistance.)

Tickets are available through September 13. Ticket prices TBA: