Alumni Events

The University of Dubuque Alumni Association is excited to provide a variety of events that offer alumni the opportunity to stay connected with the university and each other, both on our campus home and around the country. We strive to host events that serve the needs and interest for all Spartans and to promote the zeal for life-long learning and relationships.

Upcoming Events

Dedications / Blue vs. White Football Scrimmage

We are excited share with you information about the upcoming dedications of the Smeltzer-Kelly Student Health Center and the Peter and Susan Smith Welcome Center. The dual dedication event and Blue vs. White Spartan Football Scrimmage will be held on Saturday, September 26 with health and safety protocols in place. An email invitation will be coming soon with limited seating available and RSVPs required. We hope to see you!

Athletic Hall of Fame 2020

The 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame, originally scheduled for Friday, September 26 has been postponed. We hope to recognize these outstanding athletes in the spring of 2021. The athletic game days for spring sports have not yet been finalized, so stay tuned for the rescheduled dates. 

Homecoming 2020

While we would have greatly loved to see you on campus this fall for Homecoming, due to concerns related to COVID-19, the University will not be hosting our traditional Homecoming celebration October 22-25, 2020.
We will continue to keep you informed of any new developments on campus as we look forward to Homecoming, 2021!

UD Physician Assistant Student Gathering

November 2020
Dubuque, Iowa

December Commencement Celebration

December 17, 2020
Dubuque, Iowa

Past Events 

University of Dubuque Movie Night (Student Event)

August 29, 2020
Chalmers Field | Dubuque, Iowa

May Commencement Ceremony

May 16, 2020
Hotel Julien Dubuque | 200 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa

Davison's Disciples Alumni Gathering

February 2020
Bonita Springs, Florida

Arizona Event

January 24, 2020
Preston's Steakhouse and Highlands Church | Scottsdale, Arizona 

Family Day at Heritage Center - A Christmas Carol 

December 8, 2019
Babka Theatre, Heritage Center | Dubuque, Iowa

40th Reunion of the 1979 Championship Football Team

September 21, 2019
Mercer Birmingham Hall Tent, near Chalmers Field | University of Dubuque

Cedar Rapids Alumni Event - Kernels Baseball Game

July 28, 2019
Veterans Memorial Stadium | 950 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Des Moines Alumni Event - Iowa Cubs Game 

June 7, 2019
Principal Park | 1 Line Dr, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Alumni Trip - Gaelic Dream: Ireland and Scotland 

May 19-27, 2019
Learn More: Gaelic Dream: Ireland and Scotland (PDF)

Coach Jon Davison's 80th Birthday Celebration 

March 30, 2019
University of Dubuque


February 25, 2019
67 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa

December Commencement Dinner

December 13, 2018 
Dubuque Golf and Country Club | 1800 Randall Place, Dubuque, Iowa 

Family Day at Heritage Center

December 2, 2018
Babka Theatre, Heritage Center | Dubuque, Iowa

Arline Dieterich's 100th Birthday Celebration

November 30, 2018
University of Dubuque | Dubuque, Iowa

Homecoming 2018  

October 25-28, 2018
University of Dubuque | Dubuque, Iowa

Athletic Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

September 22, 2018
Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room, Heritage Center | Dubuque, Iowa

Kick-Off to Spartan Football | University Tailgate 

September 1, 2018
University of Dubuque, Chalmers Field and Mercer Birmingham Tent | Dubuque, Iowa

Seminary Breakfast | Warren Lecture Series 

August 7, 2018
Alumni Hall | Dubuque, Iowa

UD at EAA Airventure Oshkosh  

July, 2018
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

General Assembly of the PC (U.S.A) & St. Louis Alumni Event 

June 17, 2018
Busch Stadium | St. Louis, Missouri

United Methodist - Iowa Annual Conference 

June 9, 2018
Iowa Events Center | Des Moines, Iowa

Arizona Event

April 28, 2018
Wrigley Mansion | Phoenix, Arizona 

Family Day at Heritage Center

April 6, 2018
Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room, Heritage Center | Dubuque, Iowa

Family Friendly Alumni Reception and Spartan Basketball

February 17, 2018
Stoltz Sports Center | Dubuque, Iowa

Quad Cities Alumni Event

June 23, 2017
Modern Woodmen Park | Davenport, Iowa

Des Moines Alumni Event

June 10, 2017
West End Architectural Salvage | Des Moines, Iowa

Dubuque Area Alumni Event

May 20, 2017
Park Farm Winery | Bankston, Iowa

Denver Alumni Event

April 22, 2017
Coors Field | Denver, Colorado

Los Angeles Alumni Event

March 5, 2017
Staples Center | Los Angeles, California

Dubuque Alumni Happy Hour

February 7, 2017
Jubeck New World Brewing | Dubuque, Iowa

Twin Cities Alumni Event

September 25, 2016
Target Field | Minneapolis, Minneapolis

Chicago Alumni Event

April 16, 2016
Wrigley Field | Chicago, Illinois

Florida Alumni Event

February 16, 2016
Country Club of Naples | Naples, Florida