March 2021
Reunion 2020 & 2021 - Registration Open!
All Holy Family alumni are invited to an evening of celebration, remembrance, reconnecting, and fun at Reunion 2020 & 2021! Join us virtually as we celebrate the 2020 and 2021 Reunion Classes (all classes ending in “0”, “1”, “5” and “6”), the Golden Alumni Society (Classes of 1958–1971), and the newest members of the Alumni Family - the Classes of 2020 and 2021!

Schedule of Virtual Events
3:00 PM | Celebration of Golden Alumni Society & 50th Anniversary Class
4:00 PM | Alumni Memorial Mass
4:45 PM | Tribute to Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, ’70, PhD
5:00 PM | Reunion 2020 & 2021 Celebration & Alumni Achievement Awards Presentation
5:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions (Breakout Reunions or Alumni Performances)
Alumni Events
Please visit for all our upcoming events. We hope to “see” you and your classmates soon!
Tigers on the Loose - Tickets Now on Sale!
The entire Holy Family community is invited to Tigers on the Loose, the University’s Annual Scholarship Celebration, on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 

Proceeds from Tigers on the Loose support student financial aid. The generosity of attendees and sponsors provides scholarships that allow current and future tigers, many the first in their families, to pursue a higher education at Holy Family and realize their dreams of being a teacher, scientist, entrepreneur, nurse, artist, or attorney.

Discounted tickets are available for recent graduates. See complete details and purchase tickets online at:
Holy Family in the News
Middle States Update

Holy Family University hosted representatives from Middle States Commission for Higher Education (MSCHE), generally referred to as Middle States, for a virtual site visit on March 21-24, 2021.

In their initial findings, the University met each of the 15 Requirements of Affiliation and was found to be in compliance with each of the seven Standards. A preliminary report will be issued to Holy Family in April and a final report will be delivered in June. All alumni are encouraged to read the final MSCHE Self Study report available here.
Other News

  • Seven nursing students (pictured above) became the first cohort to complete Holy Family's Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing Evenings + Weekends 22-Month Cohort. The seven students were honored in a virtual pinning ceremony with the 14th 2nd Degree Baccalaureate Fast Track cohort on Friday, February 26. Read complete details here.

  • The School of Education announced the Early Childhood Education Pathway Program, an opportunity to earn a PreK-4 or PreK-4/Special Ed bachelor’s degree and Pennsylvania teaching certification in a format that meets the needs of busy working professionals. See complete details here.

  • Angela Cutchineal '06 MSHE, PCM, Director of Career Development at Holy Family, co-authored an article published on the website of the Pennsylvania Career Development Association (PACDA) that looks at what career counseling is like one year after the onset of the pandemic. Read about it here.

  • Holy Family Tri-Lite, the official student newspaper of Holy Family University since 1954, released their latest issue. Read it at

  • Holy Family University was ranked #4 in the 20 Most Affordable Colleges in Pennsylvania in 2021 by Best Values Schools. Read the report here.
Athletics News

  • Forty Holy Family University student-athletes were inducted into the Pennsylvania Psi Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society, for the 2020-21 academic year. See complete details here.

Take the Holy Family University Website Survey
Holy Family University has partnered with OHO Interactive, a website development firm with extensive experience in higher education, to begin development of a new website for the University.
As part of this process, we invite you to share your insights by completing a brief Website Survey. Your ideas are critical in helping us to create a website that best meets the needs of all key audiences. The survey will remain open until Thursday, April 1.
Classes of 2020 & 2021 Commencement Update
All commencement ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be held outdoors under a tent at the Newtown campus location on May 15 - 16, 2021. Due to the logistics of social distancing, each graduate may bring a maximum of two guests. All commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed.

Class of 2020! To attend the commencement ceremony in-person on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM, please see the complete announcement and confirm your space here.

As a reminder, the University continues to follow all state and local health guidelines, so please use discretion in considering any travel for out-of-town guests. Should you have questions, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at: 267-341-3534 or email [email protected].
Alumni Benefit Spotlight: Folio Archive
Serving as Holy Family University's literary magazine since 1959, Folio is one of the campus' longest running traditions that celebrates the creativity and artistic integrity of its contributors.

Call for Class Notes for HFU Magazine
Do you have a new job, promotion, or retirement news to share? Have you gotten engaged, married, or welcomed a new addition to the family? Are your Holy Family communications going to an old address or featuring an incorrect name or title? Do you have a new address and/or updated contact information?

Simply send us an email or quickly complete the Alumni Update Form to have your personal or professional updates featured in the next issue of Holy Family Magazine.
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