Bee Happy Hour

Cheers to SAU!

June 8, 2023
5:30-7:30 p.m. (in your respective time zone)
Make plans to celebrate our 15th annual Bee Happy Hour.  We can't wait to raise a glass with you next year! 


If there's a Bee Happy Hour near you, we hope you'll attend.  If not, make plans to gather with a group of Ambrosians near you or organize an online toast.  Send us your pictures taking part in this favorite alumni tradition!

In 2022, we were blessed to gather in the following cities:

Chicago, IL

Dubuque, IA

Grand Rapids, MI 

Iowa City, IA 

Louisville, KY 

San Diego, CA 

St. Louis, MO

Sublette, IL 

Sterling, IL 

Quad Cities 

Minneapolis, MN 

Geneseo, IL

Peoria, IL 

Want to Celebrate, but don't Live in the Areas Above?
Alumni live all over the country and across the world, and Bee Happy Hour is a chance for all of us to celebrate together. We can't wait to see the creative ways our alumni will celebrate next year's Bee Happy Hour. So make plans to toast SAU in a way that works best for you! Invite others Bees to join you (whether in person or virtually).

A Toast to SAU

Calling all Ambrosians!

A chance for all Ambrosians to toast to their alma mater, no matter where they may be.

Organizing a Bee Happy Hour

See above for those areas in need for an organizer.

St. Ambrose alumni who live in cities across the nation can volunteer to organize a Bee Happy Hour event for other Ambrosians in their area. Below is a summary of what's involved if you'd like to help with this event.  Have other questions?  Contact the Alumni Office at 563/333-6290 or alumni@sau.edu for more information.

Responsibilities of the Local Organizer
  • Contact the Alumni Office at 563/333-6290, email alumni@sau.edu or complete the form to express your interest. 
  • Reserve a location in your area to host BEE Happy Hour.
  • Recruit alumni volunteers to help support the event; serve as contact for volunteers - if you'd like.
  • Encourage attendance by calling and/emailing/messaging alumni in your area.
    • Lists can be provided by the Alumni Engagement Office. The information provided is confidential and may not be used for purposes other than contacting alumni regarding BEE Happy Hour.
  • "Like", "Share" & "Comment" on BEE Happy Hour communications (Alumni Facebook Page, BEE Happy Hour FB event, and Alumni Instagram and Twitter page). 
  • Notify the Alumni Engagement Office staff of any alumni changes, such as change of address, incorrect/new phone number or email address, etc.
  • Send a reminder to alumni the week of the event.
  • Contact the restaurant/venue a week prior to the event to confirm the date, time and other important information for your BEE Happy Hour.
  • Attend BEE Happy Hour for your location on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Arrive by 5 p.m.).  Don't forget to wear your shirt!
  • Take photos during your BEE Happy Hour. Please promote and use #BEEHappyHour so we can see the fun taking place all over the country!
  • Send the check-in sheet, bee in touch forms, and photos to the Alumni Engagement Office within one week of the event.
How the Alumni Engagement Office Can Help

We want your party to be a success, so here are the ways we can help you:

  • Provide a list of area alumni
  • Provide advice based on event experience
  • Promote the event through our alumni e-newsletter and all social media platforms
  • Send an email invitation (4-6 weeks before the event) and a follow-up reminder (1-2 weeks before the event) to area alumni
  • Provide SAU supplies and giveaways (name tags, check-in sheet, etc.)

It's Time to Connect

Are you ready to reconnect with your alma mater? The St. Ambrose University Alumni Office has so many ways to stay involved, no matter where you are in life. Become an engaged alumnus today!