Reunions


While many of our university-led reunions occur during Homecoming Weekend each year, we know that some classes or affinity groups find time to get together throughout the year. Know that your Alumni Office stands ready to help support you in your efforts to plan reunion gatherings across the country... and, we'd love to promote it.

If you have a reunion that you would like listed or if you're interested in helping to plan a reunion, please contact Wendy Pondell at PondellWendyA@sau.edu or 563/333-6057.

Class Reunions

50th Reunion - Class of 1968

Sept. 21-23, 2018

Your 50th reunion is a time to reconnect with old classmates, relive old memories, and make new ones on the St. Ambrose campus.  Additional details regarding the weekend can be found below.  If you need assistance, please contact Wendy Pondell.

Event Schedule

Plans are being finalized, but here's a glimpse at the schedule.

Friday, Sept. 21
6-8 p.m. Class of 1968 social on campus

Saturday, Sept. 22
10 a.m. Campus tour for the Class of 1968
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Taste of Ambrose - on campus event with tailgate-type food for purchase
1 p.m. Fighting Bee football game
5:30 p.m. Reunion social & dinner, including Emeritus Club induction ceremony; an honor for all alumni who graduated 50 years ago.

Sunday, Sept. 23
10:30 a.m. Homecoming Mass, with reserved seating for the Class of 1968 
11:45 a.m. Bishop McMullen Legacy Circle Brunch and Presentation (please be our guest, even if only for the breakfast portion)

Committee Members

Thanks to those who are helping plan this event.

Mike Byrnes
Dan Doran
Mike Kerr
Jim Klutnick
Jim Maher
Rick Muck
Steve O'Brien
Vic Quinn
John Wallin

Hotel Block

A block of rooms has been reserved at Hotel Blackhawk for this group.  Members of the Class of 1968 may reserve a room using this link.  Hotel Blackhawk is a Marriott hotel.

Emeritus Reunion - Classes before 1968

Sept. 22, 2018
5:30-9 p.m.
Rogalski Center

We invite all alumni that have previously celebrated their 50th reunion to return each year for this event.  It is held in conjunction with the 50th Reunion Dinner as they are welcomed into the Emeritus Club.  More information regarding the event, including cost and registration info will be mailed during the summer.  If you need assistance, please contact Wendy Pondell.

55th Reunion - Class of 1963

The Class of 1963 plans to celebrate their 55th Reunion by partaking in many of the standard Homecoming activities (see below).  Additional events may be organized depending on the number of expected attendees.  Classmates planning to return are asked to contact the Alumni Office so information can be passed on to the class reunion organizers, Bob Russell and Charlie McCarthy.

Friday, Sept. 21
All Alumni Reunion at the Circle Tap from 7 p.m. - midnight

Saturday, Sept. 22
Campus tours depart from the east side of the Rogalski Center at 9:30 and 10 a.m.  These are student-led walking tours that are approximately 1 hour in length.

Taste of Ambrose on campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A tailgate with food and a beer garden.  The football game is at 1 p.m. at Brady Street Stadium.

Emeritus Dinner in the Rogalski Center
5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:20 p.m. class photo (approximately), 6:30 p.m. plated meal
The Class of 1963 will enjoy reserved seating at this event.  Additional details regarding the event and how to register will be mailed in a postcard this summer.

Sunday, Sept. 23
Mass at Christ the King Chapel at 10:30 a.m.
Brunch is available in the Cosgrove Dining Hall following Mass.  The cost is approximately $9 per person and paid at the door.

Those planning to return can receive a reduced hotel rate at the Best Western PLUS Steeplegate Inn.  Call 563/386-6900 and mention you're with St. Ambrose University when booking.

BOLD Reunion - Classes 2008-2018

Sept. 22, 2018
6:30-9 p.m.
Alumni House, 1527 Brady St. in Davenport

The Bees of the Last Decade (BOLD) get together each Homecoming at the Alumni House.  The entry fee gets you a cup (a commemorative mug if you are celebrating your 5 or 10 year reunion), along with drinks and food for the evening.  DJ Dave Baker will be on hand to keep the party going as we take over the Alumni House for one night!

Affinity Reunions

What are affinity reunions?

These are reunions that tie together a group of alumni in some way other than their class year.  It could be a student activity group, a degree program, or an athletic team.

2018 Affinity Reunions

Details regarding the 2018 Affinity Reunions will be added as they are received.

Dance Marathon Alumni Reunion
Saturday, Sept. 22
Time and location to be announced
Come enjoy snacks and drinks while you connect with other members of the six SAU Dance Marathon events.

Contact


Wendy Pondell

Alumni and Engagement Office
Alumni House, 1527 Brady St.
Mail: 518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6057
PondellWendyA@sau.edu

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