Event Schedule

Event Check-In

Check-In for all the day’s events will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the main tent on the Ravenhill Campus. Tickets for Brunch, The Beer Garden and Magic Show will be distributed at this time. Information about all the days activities will be available. Walk-In registration will also occur here.

Featured Events


Family Day Brunch

Three seating options 9:30am / 10:15am / 11:00am Ravenhill Dining Hall
Join your student for a delicious buffet brunch being served in the Ravenhill Dining Hall. Reservations and payment for brunch are required. Choose the “Family Day Brunch” on the registration form and your preferred seating time. Payment is required at the Dining Hall when you arrive. There is a seating capacity for each timed seating. Please note that students with a meal plan do not need to be included in your payment but do need to be included in the RSVP. .

$12 per guest / Jefferson Student with Meal Plan FREE / $6 Children 3-12 /  Under 3 years of age FREE. 

RSVP's Required, Payment required at the door.

Campus Tour

11 a.m. Departing from the Kanbar Campus Center Welcome and Information Desk
Haven’t been back in a while or just interested to see how Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is changing? Let our student tour guides show you around and give you their perspectives. They’ll give you the inside scoop on the lore and latest happenings at Jefferson as well as showcasing our newest facilities!  The tour will focus mainly on our main campus.

RSVP Required

Ramily BBQ and Beer Garden

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ravenhill Lot Main Tent
This signature event is open to the entire Jefferson community - alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends! Join us for a delicious BBQ dinner with multiple food offerings.  Also available snacks alcohol and non-alcoholic beverage options. A great way to enjoy your afternoon while taking in the Spirit Fair and Soccer games.

Admission includes the BBQ meal, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and 3 beers (for those 21 and over) Jefferson students require payment as well, meal plans cannot be used for this event.

Pre-Registration: $15 per guest age 12 and over (deadline to pre-register is Friday, September 28th)

Guests under 12 are free with advanced registration

At the Door / Walk-In: $20 per guest age 12 and over; $5 per person under the age of 12

RSVP and payment required for this event

Jefferson Spirit Fair

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Ravenhill Lot
The “Spirit Fair” kicks off at 12 (noon) with a special lineup of entertainment, campus clubs and organization booths, games and fun for all ages. 

Magician: Ran'd Shine

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Downs Auditorium

In the time that it takes you to read these words, Ran'D has already read your mind and likely figured out which card you will pluck from the deck a week from now.

With the flick of a wrist, the Philadelphia native has become a global phenomenon by wowing the most diverse and wildly appreciative audiences for more than a decade.

His unique style and presentation so impressed President Barrack Obama that he was invited to be a special performer for the "Salute to Heroes" at the 44th Presidential Inauguration Banquet and Ball in 2009.

Shortly thereafter he headed across the Atlantic to Capetown, South Africa where he performed his one-man show, "Mysterious Ways", which was also selected for 20 performances at The South African National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.

As his fans will so gleefully attest, he is so much more than a magician.

Ran'D prides himself on being an historian and 'educator of magic'. He has lectured on campuses throughout the Unites States as well as military bases in Japan, Guam, and Korea. Remarkably, he also finds the time to give back to his most adoring fans as a fixture at numerous hospital wards where he entertains children with terminal illnesses.

As one of the most sought after magicians on the college circuit, the pioneering performer continues to astonish and amaze audiences with his craft. His brand of magical comedy and entertainment has been on display at Hollywood's 'Magic Castle' as well as 'Monday Night Magic', New York's longest running Off-Broadway magic show.

Since 2004 he has headed 'Shine Entertainment'. Behind the scenes he has succeeded at wearing many hats. As a producer he has worked on such shows as "Collaboration", "Parallax" with fellow magician Francis Menotti, and most notably "Heart & Soul of Magic", a tour that featured a first ever collective of African American magicians from around the nation.

His reputation precedes him as a humble, hands-on business man with a great eye for detail. Between directing, marketing, advertising for events, auditioning talent, and hiring technical staff he squeezes in the time to consistently re-invent his own stage show.

With appearances on "The Art and Soul of Magic" documentary and NBC's '10 Show' to name a few, it is no wonder that colleagues and critics alike agree that Ran'D is the face of the new millennium magician.


For more info about Ben Seidman please visit www.RandyShine.com

Pre-Registration Price: $5 per person / Jefferson student FREE

At Door: $10 per person / Jefferson student FREE

RSVP Required


12:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Post University

12:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Caldwell University

12:00 p.m.

Women's Tennis vs. Caldwell University

2:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Caldwell University

Complete Schedule

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Family Day Info Desk

Kanbar Campus Center Info Desk

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ram Van Loop

Campus Wide

9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Family Day Check-In

Ravenhill Lot Main Tent

9:30 a.m.

*Family Brunch First Seating

Ravenhill Dining Hall

10 a.m.

University Bookstore Opens

Kanbar Campus Center

10:15 a.m.

* Family Brunch 2nd Seating

Ravenhill Dining Hall

11 a.m.

**Campus Tours

Depart from the Kanbar Campus Center Welcome and Information Desk

11 a.m.

*Family Brunch 3rd/Final Seating

Ravenhill Dining Hall

12 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Post University

Gallagher Center

12 p.m.

Women's Tennis vs. Caldwell University

Abraham J. Salaman Courts

12 p.m. 

Women’s Soccer vs. Caldwell University

Ravenhill Field

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Ramily BBQ and Beer Garden

Ravenhill Lot

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spirit Fair

Ravenhill Lot

2:30 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer vs. Caldwell University

Ravenhill Field

4:30 p.m.

*Magician: Randy Shine

Downs Auditorium