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Homecoming Events

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2016 Schedule - a little something for everyone

Homecoming 2017 (Sept. 29 - Oct. 1) tentative schedule will be announced soon.

Alumni Get-Together
Sept. 30 from 7 p.m.-Midnight
Circle Tap, 1345 W Locust Street
Meet friends and enjoy complimentary appetizers and beer.

Trivia Night
Sept. 30 at 8 p.m.
Rogalski Center ballroom
Students and alumni testing their brain power
Feel free to bring your own food, but no outside beverages are allowed.  Light snacks, water and lemonade will be provided.
Winning alumni table receives a bag of SAU swag and $100!

21st Annual Killer Bee & Bumble Rumble
Oct. 1 at 8 a.m. (Bumble Rumble at 9 a.m.)
In front of the Rogalski Center
5K Killer Bee Run/Walk and half K & 1K kids Bumble Rumble
Complimentary beverages, snacks, and kids' activities at the finish line
Check out more details on the race Facebook page

Campus Tours
Oct. 1, 9:30 & 10 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
Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.–noon
St. Ambrose Library, first floor
Visit years gone by through photos, yearbooks and memorabilia. Light refreshments provided.

Dedication of the Folwell Center and Rand Wonio Conference Room
Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.
A ceremony to officially open the Folwell Center that will make it possible for students to fully realize the education goals of the Folwell Chair.
By invitation only.

Taste of Ambrose
Oct. 1 from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
St. Ambrose campus, in front of Rogalski Center
Purchase a variety of foods prepared by SAU clubs and organizations.  Make sure to stop by the Alumni Hospitality Tent.

Fighting Bees Football
Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.
Brady Street Stadium
Cheer the Fighting Bees on to victory
Tickets available for purchase at the stadium

Class and Affinity Reunions
Occuring throughout the weekend
Click here to see a full list of reunions planned for the weekend, along with the related details.
The Alumni Office is excited to welcome back:

  • Class of 1966 & all Emeritus members (classes of 1965 and before)
  • Classes of 1996-2005 for the Stingers Reunion
  • Classes of 2006-2016 for the BOLD Reunion
  • Black Student Alumni Reunion - Register Now
  • Dance Team Alumni Event
  • Political Science & Leadership Studies Reunion

Homecoming Mass
Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Christ the King Chapel
Celebrate Mass on campus along side students, alumni, and the campus community.  Alumni from many years will help celebrate the Mass.

McMullen Legacy Circle Brunch (formerly the Heritage Day Brunch)
Sept. 2 from 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
The 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.  Class of 1966 members are invited as special guests.

And Don't Forget
Campus is a busy place with a lot of activity.  Check out the university calendar of events to see what other activities you can check out during Homecoming Weekend!

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

Whats Next

Get some new SAU gear while you're here.  The bookstore will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday during Homecoming.  You can find them on the lower level of the Rogalski Center.