SAU Christmas Events

Join the holiday fun!

Our Christmas Videos

Each year, the Alumni Office works with the Communications and Marketing Department or SAUtv to create a Christmas video for our alumni and friends. Watch your email in December to see this year's edition! In the meantime, check out some of our previous videos!

2021 Video
2020 Video and Christmas message from the Alumni Association Board
2019 Video
2018 Video and the outtakes
2017 Video
2016 Video
2015 Video
2014 Video


Little Bees and Cookies

Thank you to everyone who participated in Little Bees & Cookies this year! We had a blast and hope you did too. Check out our Alumni Facebook Page to see all the photo submissions from this year, as well as the 2021 prize winners.  All participants will receive a letter in the mail from the SAU Alumni Office and gifts will arrive around or after Christmas.

Thanks again for participating!


Ambrosian Gift Guide/Alumni-Owned Business Guide

Our directory of alumni-owned businesses is now ready! Click here to view!

Speaking of shopping, did you know St. Ambrose University is set up to receive AmazonSmile donations? The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price on eligible purchases. Purchases must be made through the AmazonSmile site


McMullen Awards

Each year, we award the McMullen Awards, named in honor of St. Ambrose's founder, Bishop John McMullen.

In 2020, the McMullen Awards were presented to Thomas Higgins '67 and Richard Bittner (posthumously) during the Feast of St. Ambrose Mass in December. Click here to watch the recorded award ceremony


1950s/60s/70s Chicago Holiday Luncheon

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the Chicago Holiday Luncheon will not be held in 2021. The Alumni Office is here to support groups of Chicago area alumni that would like to plan a smaller gathering.  Contact Wendy Pondell for information on possible promotion and giveaways.  In addition, stay tuned for information about future events in Chicago.

About this event: Each year, fellow Chicagoland alumni kick off the Christmas season with a plated lunch in December. Open to those who graduated in 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.


Other Regional Parties

We work with generous alumni to host parties in various areas of the country whenever possible (past favorites have included parties in Naples, Florida, and New York City). If you are interested in hosting a holiday event, please contact the Alumni Office. Make sure to get the announcement by updating your contact information.

It's Time to Connect

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