Bring Gaudeamus Home This Year


Gaudeamus-at-Home options & dinner menus

This year, you can host a Gaudeamus party in your home, complete with gourmet catering, wine and special gifts for a party of 10. Other options are available, too.


Naomi Little


September 28, 2023

Host a Dinner Party

Host the Gaudeamus event you know and love at home with friends or family! Register as a dinner party host and receive a Gaudeamus-at-Home package that contains:

  • gourmet meals and desserts presented by Fiorella's Event Space catering for up to 10 guests, available for pickup
  • select wines, 5 bottles, available for pickup (also at Fiorella's)
  • commemorative guest gifts, blessed by Archbishop Joseph Naumann
  • party guide with instructions on how to livestream the Gaudeamus program

Below are the options for dinner packages included in this package:

  1. Surf & Turf Menu (Level of difficulty: moderate; some active prep required; prep time 45 min): Asparagus and Artichoke Salad with frisee lettuce & lemon vinaigrette; Burgundy & Fennel Braised Beef Short Ribs au jus; Scallops St. Jacques with spinach & pernod; mushroom & saffron risotto; vegetable du jour; rolls & butter; Mini Dessert Trio: Flourless Chocolate Cake, Apple Tartlet, Mom’s Carrot Cake with fresh berries & sauce
  2. BBQ Menu (Level of difficulty: easy; heat & serve; prep time 45 min.): Spinach Salad with sweet vinaigrette; Pork Spare Ribs, Lamb Ribs, Beef Back Ribs, Beef Burnt Ends, Sausage Medallions, and Bone-In Chicken; hickory pit beans; cheesy corn bake; coleslaw; Mini Dessert Trio: Flourless Chocolate Cake, Apple Tartlet, Mom’s Carrot Cake with fresh berries & sauce; buns, bread, sauce & pickles
Dinner pictures


which funds 2 student scholarships for 1 year

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Host a Watch Party

Celebrate Gaudeamus casually this year! Register as a Watch Party host and receive special gifts from CEF for your guests, as well as a $100 gift card to Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue to get the party started! We'll provide you with tips about how to livestream the Gaudeamus program while you're entertaining. A perfect option for groups of friends, alumni, co-workers and extended families. Cheers!


which funds 1 student scholarship for 1 year

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Host Gaudeamus at home this year with a cozy gathering of friends and family

Support Scholarships & Participate in Gaudeamus

Watch Gaudeamus from home this year! You’ll receive a private link to access the livestream virtual event (we’ll guide you through the setup).  This is a great option for families, couples and individuals who want to support CEF scholarships while enjoying the program You can select the giving level of your preference. Thanks for joining us1

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Be Our Guest at Gaudeamus!

We invite you to be our guest for Gaudeamus 2020!  There’s never been a simpler way to experience the uplifting spirit of supporting Catholic education than at this year’s virtual livestream event. Sign up now and we'll send you the access link and instructions with our compliments!

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Sponsorships are also available

Just as in previous years, you can support CEF student scholarships in a heroic way through a variety of sponsorship levels and amenities. Your sponsorship support is most needed and most appreciated, and helps support the most number of student scholarships.

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Through your support of this year's Gaudeamus, CEF will be able to support more than 1,700 students in need with scholarships to attend K-12 Catholic schools this year alone. Thank you!


Your sponsorship can open up another desk for a child in need.


Your support is changing the lives of low-income students in our Archdiocese every day, and there are plenty of ways to give to this year’s Gaudeamus. Check out this list to decide what’s right for you!