Reunions at St. Ambrose

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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 is here to help you in planning 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 the Alumni Office at of 800/SAU-ALUM.

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Affinity Reunions

2023 Homecoming + Special Events

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.

These groups gathered during Homecoming 2023 (Oct. 19-22).

All Football Reunion
Music Alumni Concert
Class of 1973 50th Reunion 
Classes prior to 1973 Reunion (Emeritus)
Class of 1983 40th Reunion
Classes of 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008
Classes of 2013-2023 (Bees of the Last Decade/BOLD)

All Football Reunion - Time Change


A weekend to catch up with all alumni who've donned the Fighting Bee jersey throughout the years!  Aside from the schedule below, make sure to take advantage of the other Homecoming festivities.

Friday, Oct. 20
Attend Practice and Facilities Tour
3-5p.m. attend current team practice at field (varsity at 3 p.m., JV at 4 p.m.)
Team practicing at the south field at St. Vincent Athletic Complex (SVAC). Gather along the sidelines.

5 p.m. SVAC tour with Coach Fillip

All Football Reunion Social, 6-8 p.m. (Note the time change)
Beehive, St. Ambrose Campus
$20/person (includes food and beer provided, wine available for purchase. No mixed drinks available. Cash and credit accepted.).
Still need to register? Contact or 563/333-6290.

Feel free to attend All Alumni Reunion at Circle Tap following the reunion.

Saturday, Oct. 21
Breakfast with the Football Team, 9:00 am
Cosgrove Cafeteria, St. Ambrose Campus
Still need to register? Contact or 563/333-6290.

Football Game, 1 p.m.
Some alumni will tailgate prior to the game in the eastern lot at SVAC. Lot opens at 9 a.m.
All football alumni receive complimentary admission to the game and are invited to gather in the south end zone during the game. Please check in at the main gate. If you are registered for one of the events above, we will add your name to the free admission list. If you aren't able to attend the social and/or breakfast, but want to attend the game, please email to ensure you receive free admission to the game.
*Note: guests of football alumni will need to pay for their admission.

Coin toss by Coach Woodley and special recognition for the 1993 team. Please be at the stadium by 12:30 p.m. for a 12:45 p.m. line up. The 1993 team will line up along the end zone for the coin toss as Coach Woodley heads to center field.

Following the game, some alumni may visit Rookies.

For more information on the Football Game, visit our Homecoming page.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


In 1979, the St. Ambrose University Athletic Hall of Fame was developed to recognize the accomplishments of players and coaches who participated in intercollegiate athletics at St. Ambrose. 

This year's ceremony will be honoring Tom Broders, Stan Stolte, Matt Fitzpatrick, Dan Dowjotas, and Angie Schintock Fransk

The first teams were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. Teams were also added in 2010 and 2013. We are proud to recognize these groups not only for their athletic successes, but also for their contribution to the "Tradition" that has become St. Ambrose Athletics.

A board comprised of alumni and former athletes select honorees from nominations.

If you'd like to attend, please email

Thursday, October 19
The Outing Club
2109 N Brady St. Davenport, IA 

Black Alumni Reunion Weekend - Canceled


All Black Alumni Reunion events were recently cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have questions, concerns or are interested in helping plan the future black alumni reunion, please contact Ryan Saddler or the Alumni Office at 563/333-6290 or

Music Alumni Concert


Choir and band alumni have the chance to take the stage once again in this unique event opportunity. Enjoy the fall choral and band concert where current SAU students will showcase their talents. Then alumni take the stage with separate performances by alumni choir members and alumni band members.

5:00 pm
Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose Campus

The evening ends with a grand finale, the alma mater "Ambrosian Oaks."
Review the event schedule below.  Still need to register?  Contact Nathan Windt at

In addition, we hope you enjoy the other Homecoming festivities throughout the weekend!

For questions, please review the FAQ section below.

5:00 - 5:45 pm- Choir alumni run-through

5:45 - 6:30 pm- Band alumni run-through - please bring instruments at this time. Stands will be provided.

6:30-7:15 pm- Pizza provided

7:30 pm- Concert: free of charge, open to all alumni & guests


Do I need to register to participate?
Registration is highly encouraged for this event for a few reasons. It is the only way we can get the music to you ahead of time. In addition, it takes great coordination to ensure we have a stage set up that will allow for all participants. Thank you in advance for helping us plan the best event possible.

How will I receive the music?
When you complete the registration form it will ask for your preference in terms of mail or email.

Is the music already selected?
At this time, the music selections are being reviewed. This is another important reason to register. It allows the faculty to see the participants and choose pieces that are best suited for the ensemble.

Is the event limited to alumni only?
No, we warmly welcome spouses, children and friends to attend the concert and watch all performers that evening.
Have a question not addressed here? Please contact Nathan Windt at 563-333-6146 or

POSTPONED- Class of 1997 Physical Therapy Reunion

This reunion is postponed to 2024. Stay tuned for more details.

Class Reunions- 2024

15th, 20th, 25th, 30th Reunions- Classes of '94, '99, '04 and '09

Congrats on celebrating a milestone reunion this year! We invite you to attend one of these SAU Homecoming tradition events to pick up your reunion gift. We love these SAU cooler bags!

Attend the All Alumni Reunion on Friday evening at the Circle Tap.
Attend the Bee-Union on Saturday. 
We're excited to welcome you back to campus to celebrate your time as an Ambrosian!

Classes of 1994 - Congrats on celebrating your 30th reunion!
Class of 1999 - Congrats on celebrating your 25th reunion!
Class of 2004 - Congrats on celebrating your 20th reunion!
Class of 2009 - Congrats on celebrating your 15th reunion!

Emeritus Reunion- Prior to 1974


5:30-9:00 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom

Buffet meal and reserved seating for you and your classmates.

The Emeritus Reunion is a time and place for graduates who have previously celebrated their 50th reunion. It pays special recognition to those celebrating their 55th and 60th reunions.

In addition, we hope you enjoy the other Homecoming festivities throughout the weekend!

To RSVP or ask questions, please contact the Alumni Office at or 800/SAU-ALUM.

50th Reunion- Class of 1974


St. Ambrose University is excited to welcome back the Class of 1973.

We are so grateful for the help of this year's reunion committee that is making this event possible:
Charles Boeing '73 Dave Burke '73, Paul Bujak '73, Mick Coleman '73, Diane Francque '73, Zelda Grell '73, Mary Pat Curnyn '73, Anne Zavis (Himmler) '73, Mike White '73

If you need any assistance, please contact the Alumni Office at or 800/SAU-ALUM.

Event Schedule

Return to campus with your Class of 1973 classmates to enjoy a weekend of reminiscing and reconnecting for our 50th Reunion. Enjoy some or all of these activities. Bring a guest and share the fun.


Campus Tour 
5:00 pm
Meet on east side of Rogalski Center 
2100 N Ripley St, Davenport, IA 52803

Welcome Social
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Room

Light appetizers and desserts provided
Hosted bar and soft drinks
No cost, but we ask that you register using the link below


Football Game Tailgate
Game begins at 1:00pm
St. Vincents Athletic Complex
620 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA 52804

Bring drinks and sandwiches and gather with other 1970s alumni prior to the game.

Class of 1973 50th Reunion Dinner 
5:30-9:00 p.m.
Rogalski Center Ballroom

Class photo at 6:30 p.m.


Cash bar with 1 drink ticket per guest
Buffet meal and dessert


Homecoming Mass
10:30 am
Christ the King Chapel

Reserved seating for the class of 1973.

In addition, we hope you enjoy the other Homecoming festivities throughout the weekend!

Hotel Information

A few hotel blocks have been secured for your reunion. You can book a room using the information below.

FULL- Hotel Blackhawk
Rooms available Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22, 2023.
Last Day to Book: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Special rate of $179 per night
State that you are with the St. Ambrose 50th Reunion Room Block when booking over the phone.
To book online or find more information, click here.

Hilton Garden Inn
To book online or find more information, click here.

40th Reunion- Class of 1984


St. Ambrose University is excited to welcome back the Class of 1983.

We are so grateful for the help of this year's reunion committee that is making this event possible:
Shelly Frieden '83, Tina Tuerk-O'Keeffe '83, Deb Lassen-Ealy '83, Terri (Tootse) Kokjohn-Carroll '83, Nancy Mahoney-Timmreck '83

Check out the various details below. To ensure you don't miss any communications, please update your information using this link. The information on this page will be updated as appropriate.
To RSVP or ask additional questions, please contact any of the organizers.

Shelly Frieden 703-593-6413
Teri Kokjohn-Carroll 563-650-1331
Deb Lassen-Ealy 563-650-6849
Tina Tuerk-O'Keefe 847-347-4241
Nancy Mahoney-Timmreck 773-485-5513
Mike Mulgrew 416-936-3250
Jack Devine 630-408-6599

Message from Organizers


Hi to all our ‘83 St. Ambrose graduate friends!

Are you ready to celebrate our 40th class reunion? We know, It doesn't seem possible it's been that long but yet it's already here! There's no time to make excuses; so don't hesitate, just do it and c'mon back to Davenport to our beloved St. Ambrose College/University.

We have been planning the perfect Homecoming weekend to meet our "old" friends, reconnect with those we haven't been in touch with, get acquainted with those we didn't hang with, or just come and tip a few with friends! We've all grown and changed in so many ways and have many stories to share about the glory days through the present.

So, please mark your calendars for the weekend of October 20th to celebrate our 40th Graduation Year and Homecoming Reunion; we'd love to see and talk with you again! Below, check out the agenda and hotel information that we've put together so far.

See you soon,
Shelly Frieden, Tina Tuerk-O'Keeffe, Deb Lassen-Ealy, Terri (Tootse) Kokjohn-Carroll, Nancy Mahoney-Timmreck, Mike Mulgrew, Jack Devine

Event Schedule


Friday, Oct. 20
6:00 pm- Cocktails on rooftop bar at The Current Iowa
8:00 pm- All Alumni Reunion at Circle Tap

Saturday, Oct. 21

9 am - 11:30- Bee-Union activities on campus (learn more here) - note change, Bee-Union is replacing Taste of Ambrose event
10:00 am- 40th Reunion Campus Tour (45-60 minutes)
11:00 am- Bookstore stop
12:30 pm- Tailgate at stadium (food and drinks provided, look for the 40th reunion sign)
1:00 pm- Football game
4:00 pm-Gather at Rookies Sports Bar (2818 N. Brady Street, Davenport)

Sunday, Oct. 22
Those who are interested can attend Mass in Christ the King Chapel at 10:30 a.m.

Hotel Information


The Current Iowa (215 North Main Street, Davenport)

$179 - $379 per night, to access this special group rate use this link.
Marriott property, Autograph Collection

BOLD Reunion- Classes of 2014-2024


6:30-9:00pm, Beehive

Calling all Bees of the Last Decade (BOLD)! Join your fellow graduates from classes of 2013-2023 at this year's BOLD Homecoming Reunion.

Enjoy a hosted beer tasting featuring local beers and heavy appetizers, as well as wine, domestic beers and seltzers.

You can capture the night in the 360 Photo Booth as you reconnect with other BOLD alumni! There will be music, giveaways, and more!


For more information, email or call 800/ SAU-ALUM. 


Wendy Pondell

Alumni Engagement Office
Alumni House: 1527 Brady St.
Mail: 518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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