Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I stay?

Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue

4100 Presidential Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 477-0200
To make a reservation: Please call 1-866-877-1206 and ask for the SJU rate. 

Residence Inn Philadelphia Conshohocken
191 Washington Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 828-8800

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 879-9020


I’m an alumnus/a and would love to locate my friends. How can I do that?
A list of attendees is available shortly. This list will be refreshed regularly in the months and weeks leading up to the event.


I’m a parent and I can’t attend. Can my student attend events without me?
Absolutely! All students are encouraged to participate in any of the weekend activities, with or without their families.


What should I wear?
HawkFest is a festive event and will include a variety of activities. For a majority of the weekend, casual attire is appropriate. Business casual attire is appropriate for mass.

(Reunion attendees)

How can I contribute to my class gift?
Click here to go to the Make a Gift page and support your Class Gift. Non-reunion years may make their annual gift online as well. If you have questions or would prefer to submit your gift by phone, please contact Maura Slatowski at (610) 660-1244 or

I am making a gift, and my company will match it.  Does the match count toward our class gift total?
Both your gift and the match gift your company makes will count in your Reunion Class Gift total.  Be sure to contact your company’s Human Resources office prior to making your gift to determine whether or not your company matches.  A company match is an excellent way to increase the power of your Reunion gift.


I’m an alumnus/a.  How can I update my information?  
You can update your information by visiting alumni website. When you register for the site you will be prompted to update your information.  Already registered?  You can update your information by visiting your profile page and clicking the "update my information" button.

When will the campus bookstore be open?
Stop by the bookstore for some SJU swag! Get 25% off for downloading their app, see the store for more details! The bookstore will be open Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. It is located in a storefront on the first level of the Hawk’s Landing at 2461 N. 54th Street.


When will I hear about HawkFest?
An electronic invitation will be sent in the beginning of summer. If you do not receive this, email or call 610-660-2016.

Do I need to register?  What is the deadline?
The registration deadline is September 12. Walk-ups are welcome!

How can I register?
You may register through Saint Joseph’s University’s secure website.  Please contact or by calling 610-660-2016 for assistance or additional information.

Will I receive a confirmation notice after I register?
You will receive a confirmation email at the end of the registration process verifying your registration.

What happens if I need to cancel part/all of my reservation?
Please read our Event Registration Cancellation Policy. If you have to cancel or make changes to your registration, contact or by calling 610-660-2016.


Are there facilities for people with disabilities or special needs?
The entire Saint Joseph’s University campus is handicapped accessible. However, please contact Lynn Langnas in Alumni Relations at or 610-660-3467 so that we may ensure all our guests feel welcome and comfortable during HawkFest Weekend.

Are there meal options for people with special dietary needs?
We will offer meal options for individuals with special dietary needs. Please contact Lynn Langnas in Alumni Relations at or 610-660-3467 with information about your needs so that we can be sure to accommodate you properly.


Where can I park?
The Hawks' Landing parking facility, located at 2461 N. 54th Street, will be open to guests throughout the day and evening for HawkFest.

Is there a Taxicab Company that I could use?
Maxwell Cab is very familiar with the SJU campus. You can reach them at 610-896-5100.

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