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Registration for Homecoming 2013 is available at the Spartan Welcome Center in the Heritage Center on Friday, October 11th, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 12th, 7:00 a.m. - noon.  

Homecoming is the perfect time to show your Spartan Spirit!

Participate in the UD Homecoming activities to relive your days on campus, explore the many new features of campus and connect with UD alumni and friends!

The Class of ’63 will be the celebrated 50th year class reunion. In addition, the Thirteeners will be celebrating their 100th year reunion. Not a Thirteener or the Class of ’63? That’s ok! Homecoming is for everyone! Join in the Spartan Social, the Spartan Send Off and Spartan Affinity Reunions!

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Thursday, October 10 

*Heritage Society Reception & Dinner
5:30 p.m. (Reception), 6:00 p.m. (Dinner)
The Heritage Society honors those who have indicated the University of Dubuque will receive a future gift from their estate. Details will be mailed to Heritage Society Members. Dress is semi-formal.


*Jim Wand Hypnotist
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Heritage Center, John & Alice Butler Hall
The hypnotists and other entertainers at Wand Enterprises blend motivational messages and entertainment to make each of their events both informative and entertaining. Join in the fun for this student-organized event!


Friday, October 11

Registration in the Spartan Welcome Center
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Heritage Center, Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room
Check-out who is attending while you check-in for Homecoming. Pick up your Official Homecoming 2013 Packet including the weekend program, your name tag, and tickets! Then enjoy snacks while reminiscing with friends and flipping through yearbooks.


*Campus Tour
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Heritage Center, Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room
Join our Student Ambassadors on a tour of UD’s beautiful and ever-expanding campus, where you’ll see all the new buildings, renovations, and student resources.


Chapel Service
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. , Alumni Hall
Reflect with Alumni and students during this special Homecoming Chapel Service.


*UD Classes: Function of Art with Alan Garfield
11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m., Dunlap, Computer Graphics Studio
We are pleased to offer courses for our Alumni to take part in while being back on campus. "Come Home to the Arts” and experience the following classes: Function of Art, Music Appreciation, and Art of Puppetry! Please note: Alumni participation is dependent upon class size.


*Class of 1963 President’s Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Blades Hall
Join with classmates for a delicious lunch and an update on the University of Dubuque from President Jeffrey Bullock. This event is exclusive to Class of 1963 members and their spouse/guest. Dress is casual. Please RSVP by September 30.


*UD Classes: Music Appreciation with Chuck Barland
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m., Dunlap, Hadley Auditorium


*UD Classes: Art of Puppetry with Amy Ressler
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m., Heritage Center, Costume Shop


*Heritage Center Tour
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Heritage Center, A.Y. McDonald Lobby
Tour the beautiful Heritage Center! The newest addition to the University of Dubuque campus, this 80,000 square foot building commands the attention of both north and south campuses and serves as a performing arts and student center.


*Class Agents Workshop
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Van Vliet Hall, Urbach Lounge
All Class Agents are invited for an update about UD and to learn about the upcoming year. Interested in becoming a class agent? This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our program!


*Choir Social
4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m., Alumni Hall
Share your vocal talents by joining the current UD Choir in rehearsal. Join long-time friends, classmates, and current students in this musical and social event. Everyone is welcome.


*Barbeque on the U
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., UD Quad
Join us for a good old fashion barbeque before the University Pep Rally!


University Pep Rally
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., UD Quad
Show your Spartan Spirit! Join students on the University Quad as we get pumped up for the big football game between the University of Dubuque Spartans and the Luther College Norse!


The Piano Men – Jim Witter
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Heritage Center, John and Alice Butler Hall
The Piano Men is a musical celebration of the 1970’s- year by year, hit by hit - from the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. Don’t miss this must see show in the beautiful Heritage Center! For tickets, please contact the Heritage Center Box Office online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter or call 563-585-SHOW.


*Spartan Social
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Heritage Center, Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room
Meet up with other alumni after The Piano Men show for refreshments and desserts.  Classmates, guests and all friends of the University of Dubuque gather to socialize after the Piano Men performance at the Heritage Center and reminisce on life during and after your time at the University of Dubuque. Dress is casual. It does not have to be your reunion year to come out and have fun with other alumni! Everyone is invited!


Saturday, October 12

Registration in the Spartan Welcome Center
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Heritage Center, Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room
Check-out who is attending while you check-in for Homecoming. Pick up your Official Homecoming 2013 Packet including the weekend program, your name tag, and tickets!


*Alumni Breakfast
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., Peters Commons
Relive your days as a student in the Peters Commons Dining Hall for breakfast. All are welcome.


*Campus Tour
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Heritage Center, Stratmeyer Rehearsal Room
Join our Student Ambassador’s on campus tours of UD’s beautiful and ever-expanding campus, where you’ll see all the new buildings, renovations, and student resources.


*Alumni Awards Banquet
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Heritage Center, Preiss Stage
Join President Bullock and all of our Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame recipients for lunch and the opportunity to reunite with your friends and classmates. Dress in your Spartan apparel and be ready to cheer on the football team after the banquet!

Join us as we honor special reunion classes, as well as the following Alumni & Athletic Hall of Fame recipients:

Alumni Awards:

Reverend Emerson E. Eggerichs (MDiv’76), 2013 Herbert E. Manning, Jr. Distinctive Service Award

Bobbi M. Alpers (C’73), Alumna of Distinction

Francis "Jim” Perkins (C’43), Alumni Professional Achievement Award

Donna Sue (Denton) Peck (C’63), 2013 Service to Community Award

Athletic Hall of Fame Awards:

Jerry Petitgoue (C'63), Alumni Hall of Distinction 

Greg Ortberg (C’00), Athletic Hall of Fame

1959 Cross Country Team, Athletic Hall of Fame


*Homecoming Festival
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., UD Quad
The Homecoming Festival on Saturday afternoon will be fun for the whole family! We’ll have entertainment, games, and a lot of fantastic food. This event is open to all and food will be available for purchase. The festival is sure to get you in the spirit to enjoy the football game!


Homecoming Parade
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., University Ave, Algona St, Bennett St and McCormick St
Watch as our UD community showcases a procession of Spartan Spirit through our beautiful campus. Interested in having a float? Contact our Director of Student Activities Lindsey Konken, at (563) 589-3583.


Women’s Tennis
12:00 p.m., Farber Tennis Courts
Cheer on the UD Women’s Tennis team as they take on Grandview College!


**Homecoming Football Game
2:00 p.m., Chalmers Field
Plan to join us for an exciting and fun afternoon as the University of Dubuque Spartans take on the Luther College Norse. Go Spartans!


*Alumni Choir Rehearsal and Dinner
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Heritage Center
UD Concert Choir Alumni are invited to perform for the Festival Worship Service and Dedication of Heritage Center on Sunday, October 13th. Rehearsal will take place at 4:30 at the Heritage Center in Butler Hall. Enjoy the company of fellow alumni and current choir students at a fabulous dinner in the Babka Theatre in the Heritage Center.


*Class of 1963 Reunion Dinner
6:00 p.m., Grand River Center (350 Bell Street, Port of Dubuque)
All members of the Class of 1963 are invited for a dinner to celebrate their 50th reunion!


*Spartan Affinity Socials
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Grand River Center (350 Bell Street, Port of Dubuque)
Spend your Saturday night celebrating with other UD Alumni from various affinity groups at the Grand River Center (Athenaens, Phi Omicron, Mu Sigma Beta, Thirteen’ers (see event details below), Lambda Tau Delta, Zeta Phi, Gamma Phi Delta, Delta Phi Sigma, Black Student Union (BSU), Campus Ministry, Wendt Center Scholars & Alpha Eta Rho).


*Thirteen’ers Reunion
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Grand River Center (350 Bell Street, Port of Dubuque)
Join the Thirteen’ers for a chance to reminisce and catch up! Heavy hor d’oeuvers and drinks provided.  There is a special surprise prize for the oldest 13er that comes back to the homecoming reunion - bring your id for your chance at the prize!


*Spartan Send Off
8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Grand River Center (350 Bell Street, Port of Dubuque)
Calling ALL ALUMNI! Have another opportunity to meet up with friends and classmates. Hors d’ourves and cash bar provided.


Homecoming Dance
8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Grand River Center, Ballrooms (350 Bell Street, Port of Dubuque)
Don't forget your dancing shoes – after the banquet, join the UD students and dance the night away or meet up with your former classmates in one of the affinity socials.


Sunday, October 13

Alumni Board Meeting
9:30 a.m., Van Vliet, Urbach Lounge


Festival Worship Service and Dedication of Heritage Center
11:00 a.m., Heritage Center, John & Alice Butler Hall
Join President Bullock in a worship and dedication service at the new Heritage Center on UD’s campus. Following the service, join the President for a tour of the center.

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