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2015 Schedule

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

Financial Fitness Educational Session
Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
TBD, St. Ambrose campus
Learn how to build a strong financial foundation for you and your family, and how St. Ambrose can be a resource to you as you establish your plans.
Click here to learn more

Alumni Get-Together
Sept. 18 from 7 p.m.-Midnight
Circle Tap, 1345 W Locust Street
Meet friends and enjoy complimentary appetizers and beer.  Don't forget to grab an SAU stadium cup or can coolie while you're there!

Javier Colon Performance
Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.
Allaert Auditorium, Galvin Fine Arts Center
Javier Colon is the 2011 inagural winner of the NBC show The Voice, from Team Adam Levine. 
Click here to learn more or purchase tickets now

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 half K & 1K kids Bumble Rumble
Complimentary beverages, snacks, and kids' activities at the finish line
Register online now
Check out more details on the race Facebook page

Alumni Volleyball Games
Sept. 19
Alumni Women - 10 a.m., Alumni Men - 11 a.m.
Cookout following the games
Contact Catherine Wildner at to register.

Class of 1965 Campus Tour
Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.
Meet on the west side of Ambrose Hall
Click here for all events planned for the Class of 1965!

Welcome Center Dedication
Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m.
In front of new welcome center, at the corner of Locust and Harrison Streets
All are welcome.

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 at 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. 18 & 19 at various times
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 1965 & all Emeritus members (classes of 1964 and before)
  • Classes of 1973 - 1977
  • Classes of 1995-2004 for the Stingers Reunion
  • Classes of 2005-2015 for the BOLD Reunion
  • Alumni from the Engineering & Physics department
  • Alumni attending Fr. Bud Grant's "Romecoming"

Homecoming Mass
Sept. 20 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. 20 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.  Classes of 1965 and 1975 are invited as special guests.  Call 563-333-5738 to RSVP.

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

Make sure you get some new SAU gear while you're here.  The university bookstore will be open on Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The bookstore is on the lower level of the Rogalski Center.