JCU Alumni Reunion 2019

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00PM — September 22, 2019 @ 4:00PM

An event to bring Alumni back home to Rome!

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There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.



The reunion is a unique opportunity to meet up with old friends and see how JCU has changed. Alumni are welcome to bring guests who are not graduates of the University.

For more information about the reunion please see below!


Online bookings can be made until September 13, 2019.

The Reunion has a FULL PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION FEE of $100 (approx. €88) which includes:

  • Welcome Aperitivo
  • Brunch with the President
  • Keynote Address by Alumni Association President Francesco Ruspoli
  • Faculty & Alumni Forums
  • Wine & Cheese & much more Tasting
  • Farewell Lunch

Stand-alone tickets can be purchased.

All participants will receive a welcome bag with JCU gadgets.


Guests can take part in several activities and tours, and can select from any parts of the day/night they would like to attend.

Please see a provisional running order for the day, below.

For the full schedule of the Reunion click here.

Thursday, 19

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Welcome Desk at Guarini Campus

6:00 PM | Welcome Aperitivo at Meccanismo, piazza Trilussa 34

Friday, 20

3:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Welcome Desk at Guarini and Critelli Campus

11:00 AM | Welcome Brunch with President Pavoncello at Cardia Courtyard in Critelli Campus

4:00 PM | Keynote address by Alumni Association President Francesco Ruspoli '94, followed by Faculty & Alumni Forums at Aula Magna in Guarini Campus

  • Entrepreneurship: young founders flying high
  • Virtual reality and Gamification: a look into the future
  • The illusion of authenticity: art in the age of mechanical reproduction
  • How to become a writer in the harsh world of Communications
  • The challenges of Sovereignism, open class with prof. Argentieri

6:30 PM | Wine & Cheese & much more Tasting, a toast to faculty - Secchia Terrace in Guarini Campus

Saturday, 21

Cultural Events - Contact alumni@johncabot.edu for more details

Galleria Borghese Tour: the outstanding Borghese collection consists of sculptures, bas-reliefs and ancient mosaics, as well as paintings and sculptures from the 15th to the 18th century. The collection, initially formed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese at the beginning of the seventeenth century, preserves masterpieces by Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Caravaggio and splendid sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Canova. Together with Alumna and tour guide Sara Terracina, you will discover one of the most famous and beautiful museums in the world!

The tour price is €20 per person. The deadline to sign up is September 12.

Horse riding on the Appia Antica: disconnect from the city center and explore ancient Roman time riding a horse! Riding along you will see monuments, statues, and temples that line the side of Appia Antica. Feel the emotion of riding headlong into history in the hoof steps of Julius Caesar! If you don’t feel like riding there is the possibility to rent bikes or walk on the same path.

The price is €60 for 2 hours, there is an option to have lunch afterward, but additional fees are necessary.
The deadline to sign up is September 6.

11:30 AM | Cooking Class - Contact alumni@johncabot.edu for more details

Cooking Class: you will be learning from the best in a great friendly environment! It will take up at least 2 hours, and you will be making a 3-course Italian meal. Once you have cooked the food you can enjoy it with some wine. In the end, you will receive a certificate and a little gift.

The price is €55 per person. The deadline to sign up is September 11.

7:00 PM | President's Gala at Hotel Hassler, piazza Trinità dei Monti 6 - Register here!

*The cultural events, the Cooking Class and the President's Gala require to be paid separately.

If you are interested in the cultural events, as well as in the cooking class, email alumni@johncabot.edu.

Hurry up, limited space available!

Sunday, 22

1:00 PM | Farewell Lunch, a taste of multiculturalism at Lemon Tree Courtyard in Guarini Campus


Pack comfortable clothing that can be worn in layers, as it can be quite warm during the daytime in September but become chilly after sunset. Wear flat, comfortable shoes if you plan to attend any of the cultural tours. None of the events require a formal dress code, except for the President's Gala.


To attend the Reunion you will be needing your Alumni ID card. Should you need a new card, contact the Alumni Office at alumni@johncabot.edu.


Alumni may access the Frohring Library throughout the Reunion. Visit it to read, work or go online. Wireless internet access is available throughout the Guarini Campus, the Tiber Campus and the Critelli Building.


If you have any questions or if you or your guest(s) have any special needs, please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@johncabot.edu.


Our application fee is non-refundable, unless in the event that Reunion must be cancelled. The fees are used to cover the cost of most of the activities and meals throughout the Alumni Reunion 2019 (see agenda for more details).

Unforeseen situations may present themselves to our participants. You may cancel your participation in the Alumni Reunion at any time, but please be aware that tickets are not refundable. In this case, the entire value of your ticket will contribute to JCU scholarships, which will give extra financial help to a student. John Cabot University is a 501(c) (3) organization registered in the United States, donations to the University are tax-deductible for US taxpayers.