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2015 Schedule

(All events subject to change.  Events requiring RSVP or associated costs are noted.)

Alumni Get-Together
Sept. 18 from 7 p.m.-Midnight
Circle Tap, 1345 W Locust Street
Meet friends and enjoy complimentary appetizers and beer.

20th Annual Killer Bee & Bumble Rumble
Sept. 19 at 8 a.m. (Bumble Rumble at 9 a.m.)
In front of the Rogalski Center
5K Killer Bee Run/Walk and .5K & 1K kids Bumble Rumble
Complimentary beverages, snacks, and kids' activities at the finish line
Costs TBA/Register before Sept. 10

Campus Tours
Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Meet at the Rogalski Center (east entrance)
Student-led campus walking tours. Choose the overview (30 minute) or in-depth tour (takes about 90 minutes and ventures into some of the buildings)

SAU Archives Open House
Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.–noon
St. Ambrose Library, first floor
Visit years gone by through photos, yearbooks and memorabilia. Light refreshments provided.

Taste of Ambrose
Sept. 19 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Brady Street Stadium
Purchase a variety of foods prepared by SAU clubs and organizations.  Make sure to stop by the Alumni Hospitality Tent.

Fighting Bees Football
Sept. 19 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Brady Street Stadium
Cheer the Fighting Bees on to victory against Lindenwood University- Belleville
Costs TBA/Tickets available for purchase at the stadium

Class Reunions
Sept. 19 at various times (see below)

Class of 1965 & Emeritus Reunion
Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. (social, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.)
Rogalski Center
Special recognition for the Class of 1965 celebrating their 50th reunion, as well as the class of 1952. All graduates from the class of 1965 and prior are invited to attend.
Costs TBA/RSVP requested.
Note: The Class of 1965 is working on additional activites to celebrate their 50th reunion. Check back soon for more details.

Classes of the 1973-1977 Tailgate
Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Brady Street Stadium
Please contact the Alumni Office for more information if you are interested in attending.

Stingers Reunion- Classes of 1995-2004
Sept. 19 from 6:30-9 p.m.
Beehive in Ambrose Hall
Includes special recognition for the Class of 1995 celebrating their 20 year anniversary and the Class of 2000 celebrating their 15 year reunion. Your event fee covers unlimited appetizers, beer, wine, and soda for the evening, as well as a stadium cup (or glass beer mug if you are a 1995 or 2000 grad).
Costs TBA/RSVP requested

Bees of the Last Decade Reunion- Classes of 2005-2015
Sept. 19 from 6:30-9 p.m.
Alumni House, 1527 Brady Street Check back for more details 
Includes special recognition for the Class of 2005 celebrating their 10 year reunion and the Class of 2010 celebrating their 5 year reunion. Your event fee covers unlimited appetizers, keg beer, and soda for the evening, as well as a stadium cup (or glass beer mug if you are a 2005 or 2010 grad).
Costs TBA/RSVP requested

Other Reunions
Engineering & Physics, Friday, Sept. 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Hayes Hall Courtyard
Fr. Bud Grant's "Romecoming," TBD

Homecoming Mass
Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Christ the King Chapel

McMullen Legacy Circle Brunch (formerly the Heritage Day Brunch)
Sept. 20 from 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Outing Club
By special invitation only. A brunch for Heritage Roll of Honor, those who have made provisions for St. Ambrose in their estate plan.  Classes of 1965 and 1975 invited as special guests.

Other questions?  Contact the Alumni Office at 563/333-6290 at

Whats Next

Send us pictures from your adventures during Homecoming! They can be anything: meeting up with old friends, cheering at the game, running the Killer Bee, etc. We'll add them to SAU's Alumni Flickr page.