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!
* indicates registration required
Thursday, October 10
*Heritage Society Reception & Dinner
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
p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Heritage Center, John & Alice Butler Hall
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
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.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00
a.m., Heritage Center, Straatmeyer
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.
11:00 a.m. – 11:20
a.m. , Alumni Hall
with Alumni and students during this special Homecoming Chapel Service.
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.
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
Music Appreciation with Chuck Barland
1:30 p.m. - 2:20
p.m., Dunlap, Hadley Auditorium
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!
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
*Barbeque on the U
– 7:00 p.m., UD
Join us for a good
old fashion barbeque before the University Pep Rally!
University Pep Rally
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
p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Heritage Center, John and Alice Butler Hall
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
p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Heritage Center, Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room
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
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!
- 8:00 a.m., Peters Commons
Relive your days as a student in the Peters Commons Dining Hall for breakfast.
All are welcome.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Heritage Center, Stratmeyer Rehearsal Room
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
*Alumni Awards Banquet
a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Heritage Center, Preiss Stage
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!
as we honor special reunion classes, as well as the following Alumni &
Athletic Hall of Fame recipients:
Reverend Emerson E. Eggerichs (MDiv’76), 2013 Herbert E. Manning, Jr.
Distinctive Service Award
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
Ortberg (C’00), Athletic Hall of Fame
Cross Country Team, Athletic Hall of Fame
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!
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.
12:00 p.m., Farber
Cheer on the UD Women’s
Tennis team as they take on Grandview College!
**Homecoming Football Game
p.m., Chalmers Field
join us for an exciting and fun afternoon as the University of Dubuque Spartans
take on the Luther College Norse. Go Spartans!
Choir Rehearsal and Dinner
p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Heritage
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.
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
*Spartan Affinity Socials
p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Grand River Center (350 Bell Street, Port of Dubuque)
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
p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Grand River Center (350 Bell Street, Port of Dubuque)
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!
8:00 p.m. – 12:00
a.m., Grand River Center (350 Bell Street, Port of
Calling ALL ALUMNI! Have another opportunity to meet up
with friends and classmates. Hors d’ourves and cash bar provided.
p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Grand
River Center, Ballrooms (350 Bell Street, Port of
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
Sunday, October 13
9:30 a.m., Van Vliet, Urbach Lounge
Worship Service and Dedication of Heritage Center
11:00 a.m., Heritage
Center, John & Alice Butler Hall
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.