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

We can't wait to welcome you back to campus!

Friday, Sept. 21
6-8 p.m. Class of 1968 social on campus
Gottlieb Conference Center, Rogalski Center
Enjoy appetizers and a hosted bar while you reconnect with your classmates.

Saturday, Sept. 22
10 a.m. Campus tour for the Class of 1968
Departs from the west side of Ambrose Hall
A one hour walking tour

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
Brady Street Stadium in Davenport
Cheer the Bees on to victory!  And don't forget the pre-game and halftime show produced by our cheer and dance squads, as well as the athletic band.

5:30 p.m. Reunion social & dinner
Rogalski Center ballroom
Class photo taken at 6:20 p.m., followed by dinner and program
Includes Emeritus Club induction ceremony; an honor for all alumni who graduated 50 years ago.
Cost is $30 per person through Aug. 31; $40 afterwards.  Invitations with registration info will be mailed this summer.

Sunday, Sept. 23
10:30 a.m. Homecoming Mass
Christ the King Chapel
Enjoy reserved seating for the Class of 1968 
11:45 a.m. Bishop McMullen Legacy Circle Brunch
The Outing Club, Davenport
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 ballroom
Cost is $30 per person through Aug. 31; $40 afterwards.  Invitation postcards with registration info will be mailed this summer.

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, 6:15 p.m. class photo (approximately), 6:30 p.m. plated meal
Cost is $30 per person through Aug. 31; $40 afterwards. 
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.

60th Reunion - Class of 1958 Nurses

The Nursing Class of 1958 plans to gather for its 60th Reunion by partaking in some of the standard Homecoming activities, as well as attending the Emeritus Dinner (see below).  Additional details will be listed here as they are available.  For more information, contact Mary O'Day.

Emeritus Dinner in the Rogalski Center
5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:15 p.m. class photo (approximately), 6:30 p.m. plated meal
Cost is $30 per person through Aug. 31; $40 afterwards. 
The Class of 1958 will enjoy reserved seating at this event.  Additional details regarding the event and how to register will be mailed in a postcard this summer.

BOLD Reunion - Classes 2008-2018

Sept. 22, 2018
6:30-9 p.m.
Alumni House, 1527 Brady St. in Davenport
Cost and registration information available this summer.

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!

St. Ambrose Academy Reunion

July 1, 2018
12:30-3:30 p.m.
SAU Rogalski Center
$5 per person for food and drink

Join us for one final reunion as we celebrate our time at the Academy.  This year, we extend a special welcome to the anniversary classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, and 1958.  This is the 36th and final all class reunion for those who graduated from the Academy, the precursor to Assumption High School.   A special thank you to Tom Otting for planning this event!

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 Homecoming Affinity Reunions

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

Lacrosse Alumni Reunion
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent Athletic Complex
For more information, contact Garrett Wimberly

Dance Marathon Alumni Reunion
Saturday, Sept. 22
Time TBD at Vander Veer Botanical Park
Come enjoy snacks and drinks while you connect with other members of the six SAU Dance Marathon events.
For more information, contact the DM Alumni Chair.

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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