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 email Wendy Pondell or call her at 563-333-6057. 

Affinity Reunions

2021 Affinity Reunions (History)

Affinity reunions 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. 

Currently, the History Department is planning a reunion event for their alumni.  The event is tenatively scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2 (Homecoming Weekend) in the morning.  More details will be sent to History graduates and posted here.  Stay tuned!

Class Reunions

15, 20, 25, 30 & 40 Year Reunions

Cheers to your milestone reunion!  At this year's Homecoming, we will honor the 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 year reunions for the following classes:

2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, and 1980 (who missed their reunions in 2020)
2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, and 1981

Make plans to pick up your special St. Ambrose gift at the event associated with your milestone reunion! 

  • Those celebrating 15 and 20 year reunions can come to Taste of Ambrose and stop by the Alumni tent for their gift.
  • Those celebrating their 25, 30 and 40 year reunions will gather with as at Circle Tap to receive their gift.

We look forward to celebrating this special year with you!  Homecoming is Oct. 1-3, 2021.  Check the Homecoming page for more information and check back soon for additional details and plans.

BOLD Reunion - Classes of 2010-2021

The BOLD Reunion is for Bees of the Last Decade.  In 2021, we will add an additional year to celebrate our 2010 graduates who were unable to return in 2020 for their 10 year reunion.  We can't wait to see our recent graduates at this year's event!

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
6:30-9 p.m.
Alumni House, 1527 Brady St., Davenport (rain location may vary)
Registration opens in July

Enjoy food, drinks, and music at the Alumni House during Homecoming Weekend.  Special recognition is given to those celebrating their 5 and 10 year reunions.  The classes of 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016 will receive a special gift in 2021 to mark the occasion. 

We look forward to celebrating this special year with you! Homecoming is Oct. 1-3, 2021 and plans underway. Check the Homecoming page for more information.

Emeritus Reunion - Class of 1969 and prior

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
5:30 p.m. Social
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Rogalski Center ballroom on the St. Ambrose campus

$35 per person by Sept. 17, then $40
Registration opens in July
Menu will be made available at that time

The Emeritus Reunion Dinner is a time to honor our 50th Reunion Class, as well as all graduates who've celebrated this milestone reunion.  Those celebrating their 55th and 60th reunions are also encouraged to attend.  This event occurs during Homecoming Weekend, which is Oct. 1-3, 2021.  Check the Homecoming page for more details on the Homecoming event schedule.

50th Reunion - Class of 1970

On behalf of the Alumni Engagement Office and the reunion committee, congratulations on your milestone reunion.  We look forward to celebrating your 50th reunion with you in-person during Homecoming 2021 (Oct. 1-3).  See other Homecoming details here. 

Please see the additional details below regarding the event plan and hotel information for the weekend.  Rest assured that safety will be a top concern, and we will use state and local guidelines, as well as CDC recommendations in our planning.  Due to the nature of COVID-19, plans are somewhat fluid and will be updated as needed.

Thank you to the Class of 1970 50th Reunion committee who has provided a great deal of assistance in planning this event: Gil Cervelli, Mike Gimbel, John Gregan, Jef Heckinger, Bob McEnroe, and Jim Tiedje. 

1970 Memory Form

In the spring, members of the Class of 1970 received a save the date letter and memory form.  The submissions are compiled into a booklet as a memento of your 50th Reunion weekend.

The form is now available electronically.  Click here to submit your responses.

Hotel Block Information

Two hotel blocks are available for this class. Please use the link below or reference the St. Ambrose 50th Reunion group when making your reservation

Hilton Garden Inn
Located on Locust Street
Rate of $109 per night
Contact 563/265-2121 or book online here


Hotel BlackHawk
Located in downtown Davenport
Rate of $159 per night
Contact 563/322-5000 or book online here

1970 Event Schedule

Friday, Oct. 1

Afternoon - Installation of Amy Novak, EdD. as the 14th president of St. Ambrose University.  Inauguration details can be found here.

Class of 1970 Welcome Back Social
6-8 p.m., held on campus (location TBD)
Enjoy appetizers and drinks while you gather with your classmates and reconnect. Those interested can visit the All Alumni Reunion gathering at the Circle Tap following the on campus event.
Registration for this event opens in July.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Class of 1970 Campus Walking Tour
10 a.m., starting location TBD

Taste of Ambrose 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., held outdoors on campus (rain location is Cosgrove Dining Hall)
Enjoy the tailgate atmosphere and grab a quick lunch before heading to the football game.

Fighting Bee Football Game
1 p.m. at Brady Street Stadium
Cheer on the Fighting Bees as they take on Trinity International University.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the stadium.

For those not interested in attending the football game, gather with your classmates at the Hotel Blackhawk.  Additional details will be made available soon.

Emeritus Reunion Social and Dinner
5:30 p.m. Social, 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Rogalski Center ballroom on the St. Ambrose campus
$35 per person by Sept. 17, then $40 (Registration opens in July, menu will be made available at that time)
Event includes a class photo, plated dinner, brief remarks, and time to share memories.  The Classes of 1970 and 1971 will receive special recognition. Anyone who graduated prior to 1970 is also invited to attend the dinner.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Homecoming Mass
10:30 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel
The Cosgrove Dining Hall will be open for brunch for those who are interested.

50th Reunion - Class of 1971

On behalf of the Alumni Engagement Office and the reunion committee, congratulations on your milestone reunion.  We look forward to celebrating your 50th reunion with you in-person during Homecoming 2021 (Oct. 1-3).  See other Homecoming details here. 

Please see the additional details below regarding the event plan and hotel information for the weekend. Rest assured that safety will be a top concern, and we will use state and local guidelines, as well as CDC recommendations in our planning. Due to the nature of COVID-19, plans are somewhat fluid and will be updated as needed.

Thank you to the Class of 1971 50th Reunion committee who has provided a great deal of assistance in planning this event. 

1971 Memory Form

In the spring, members of the Class of 1971 received a save the date letter and memory form. The submissions are compiled into a booklet as a memento of your 50th Reunion weekend.

The form is now available electronically. Click here to submit your responses.

Hotel Block Information

Two hotel blocks are available for this class. Please use the link below or reference the St. Ambrose 50th Reunion group when making your reservation

Hilton Garden Inn
Located on Locust Street
Rate of $109 per night
Contact 563/265-2121 or book online here


Hotel BlackHawk
Located in downtown Davenport
Rate of $159 per night
Contact 563/322-5000 or book online here

1971 Event Schedule

Friday, Oct. 1

Afternoon - Installation of Amy Novak, EdD. as the 14th president of St. Ambrose University. Inauguration details can be found here.

Class of 1971 Welcome Back Social
6-8 p.m., held on campus (location TBD)
Enjoy appetizers and drinks while you gather with your classmates and reconnect. Those interested can visit the All Alumni Reunion gathering at the Circle Tap following the on campus event.
Registration for this event opens in July.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Class of 1971 Campus Walking Tour
10 a.m., starting location TBD

Taste of Ambrose
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., held outdoors on campus (rain location is Cosgrove Dining Hall)
Enjoy the tailgate atmosphere and grab a quick lunch before heading to the football game.

Fighting Bee Football Game
1 p.m. at Brady Street Stadium
Cheer on the Fighting Bees as they take on Trinity International University. Tickets will be available for purchase at the stadium.

Emeritus Reunion Social and Dinner
5:30 p.m. Social, 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Rogalski Center ballroom on the St. Ambrose campus
$35 per person by Sept. 17, then $40 (Registration opens in July, menu will be made available at that time)
Event includes a class photo, plated dinner, brief remarks, and time to share memories. The Classes of 1970 and 1971 will receive special recognition. Anyone who graduated prior to 1970 is also invited to attend the dinner.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Homecoming Mass
10:30 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel
The Cosgrove Dining Hall will be open for brunch for those who are interested.

Contact


Wendy Pondell

Alumni 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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