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2016 Schedule

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

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

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, time TBD
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.

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

Class Reunions
Oct. 1 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 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

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

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.