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The 2021 Family Day on Hawk Hill event has passed. Please check back here for a new schedule of events and other details next fall.


Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 25, 2021

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

Be sure to get your 21% off coupon at Registration.

11:00 a.m. - 3:30 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. Tours begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and are limited to the first 18 people to arrive.

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 - Curran Lawn

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 are available on now through Wednesday, September 23rd. Tickets may also be purchased at the Registration Center on Family Day. Stuff-A-Hawk will be limited to 2 hawks per family. Check out the information below to learn more about the menu and ticket pricing. 

Stuff-A-Hawk will be limited to 1 hawk per family, while supplies last. To reserve your hawk, please click here; pre-registration for Stuff-A-Hawk is required.

Check out the information below to learn more about the menu and ticket pricing.

3:00 p.m.: Quizzo - Curran Lawn

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

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Coffee & Cookie Hour 

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. 

5:00 p.m.: Men’s Soccer vs. University of Massachusetts - Sweeney Field

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!

*In accordance with Philadelphia and SJU guidelines, masks must be worn during all on-campus indoor events and programs, and are optional at outdoor gatherings.

If you have any questions, please contact 



Hawk Hill Picnic

Come join our Hawk Hill Picnic! The menu includes:

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

Tickets are available through September 22. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adults (21 and over) - $20
  • Youth (20 and under including all undergraduate SJU students) - $15

Walk-up tickets: 

  • Adults (21 and over) - $30
  • Youth (20 and under including all undergraduate SJU students) - $20