Tommy Roy ’20 advances another step, now an arm’s length from the front door.
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti. He’s nervous, but on the surface, he looks calm and ready.
‘Fourth time’s the charm,’ he tells himself, hoping Shea Duffy will accept his homecoming proposal. He swallows his pride and knocks on the door, bracing himself for impending rejection.
Don’t be like Tommy. Get your homecoming ducks in a row early, so you won’t be scrambling to find someone desperate enough to go with you. This article outlines upcoming Jesuit homecoming deadlines and events to flag on your calendar.
Order Your Homecoming Mum
Homecoming is right around the corner and it is time for students to order Mums! The price is $75 and sales go until midnight on October 11. We cannot process orders from cell phones, so please submit orders from a computer. All sales are final. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Porter at JesuitMums@gmail.com.
Student Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale
Tickets for the student homecoming dances are on sale through Thursday, October 17. The Junior/Senior dance takes place at Jesuit while the Freshmen/Sophomore dance will be held at Ursuline. Please note that tickets will be sold at the door (cash only) for an additional $5. You can purchase homecoming tickets here.
Jesuit Alumni Tennis Tournament
The annual Jesuit Alumni Tennis Tournament is October 26 at 8:00 am at the Hockaday tennis courts. This tournament is our team’s only fundraiser of the year and is open to all family members, guests, friends, and players of any skill level. Warm-up starts at 8 am, and coffee, donuts, and bagels will be available for all players. Players will follow a round-robin format, and prizes will be available for the winners of different competitions. Please try to support our team and encourage your friends and family to be there, too!
Ranger Day & Homecoming Football Game
This year, Ranger Day falls on Friday, October 25. More specific details will be announced in the week leading up to the Ranger tradition. That evening, the Rangers will battle Plano Senior High School at Postell Stadium in its homecoming game.
Alumni Family Day & Homecoming Concert
Alumni & Family Day is a key part of our Homecoming week celebration, and we are excited to have you and your family join us from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 26. The Jesuit campus will be buzzing with activities and games for the little ones, and the amazing food will be served courtesy of the competitors in our 5th Annual Alumni BBQ Cook-Off. Campus tours will be offered throughout the day, and it is all FREE. This event continues to grow and is the perfect appetizer for Saturday evening’s concert.
Jesuit’s homecoming concert features country star Chris Janson and the legendary pop/rock group, Starship. Since Janson has entered the country music scene, he’s amassed a loyal fanbase and international recognition in the process, his chart-topping “Buy Me a Boat” named the iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year. Tickets are available for purchase here.
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