University of Dubuque Celebrates Homecoming 2011

Oct 3, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

University of Dubuque alumni/ae will return to campus for the University's 158th Homecoming Celebration, October 4 - 9, 2011.  Spartan Nation is the theme for this year's gathering of alumni/ae and families.

Highlights of the weekend's activities include:

Tuesday, October 4

7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Women's Volleyball Game (vs. Wartburg College), Stoltz Sports Center

Thursday, October 6

5:45 p.m.
Heritage Society Reception and Dinner, Dubuque Golf and Country Club

8:30 p.m.
Fields of Faith, Chalmers Field
Fields of Faith is an exciting peer-to-peer ministry event sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  All are welcome!

Friday, October 7

11:00 a.m.
Alumni Chapel, Alumni Hall
Rev. Richard "Skip" Shaffer (S'88, DMin '01), assistant dean of the Seminary and the 2011 Manning Award recipient, will preach the sermon during this special Homecoming Service.

2:30 p.m.
Performing Arts and Campus Center Presentation, Charles and Romona Myers Center Auditorium (Room 146)

4:30 p.m.
Choir Social, Alumni Hall

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Class Reunions and Alumni Social, Dubuque Golf and Country Club

9:00 p.m.
University Pep Rally, Concert, and Fireworks, Chalmers Field
Spark that Spartan Spirit! Join students at Chalmers Field in the stands of the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center as they get pumped up for the big football game between the University of Dubuque Spartans and the Wartburg College Knights.

Saturday, October 8 

10:00 a.m.
Mercer-Birmingham Hall Dedication, Mercer-Birmingham Hall
Join us as we dedicate the most recently completed campus building, which houses UD's ROTC program and Athletic Coaches' Offices.

11:00 a.m.
Homecoming Reception/Alumni/ae Dinner, Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center
Join us as we honor our special reunion classes, as well as the following Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame recipients:

2011 Volunteer Recognition Award
Jane Malone-George (C'51)

2011 Professional Achievement Award
Marian (Sessler) Hoffman (C'55)

2011 Alumnus of Distinction Award 
Javaune Adams-Gaston (C'78)

2011 Herbert E. Manning, Jr. Distinctive Service Award
Richard "Skip" Shaffer (S'88, DMin '01)

Athletic Hall of Fame
Damon Rogers (C'91)
Steve Nash (C'71)
David Bacon (C'67)
Dana (Kester) Harrold (C'04)

11:00 a.m.
Homecoming Festival, University Quad
Fun for the whole family!  We'll have entertainment, games, and a lot of fantastic food.  The Festival is sure to get everyone in the spirit to enjoy the football game!

2:00 p.m.
Parade, UD Campus

3:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Coe College, Oyen Soccer Complex

4:00 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game (vs. Wartburg College), Chalmers Field

6:00 p.m.
Hog Roast, University Quad

9:00 p.m.
Homecoming Dance, Grand River Center

Sunday, October 9

10:00 a.m.
Gospel Service, Alumni Hall
Join the UD Gospel Choir and Rev. John Taylor (C'70) for this special Homecoming Church Service.

3:00 p.m.
UD Concert Choir Dessert Pops Concert, Blades Hall
There's no better way to wrap up Homecoming weekend than with this special UD Choir event to benefit the music program. Members of the UD Concert Choir will be performing while dessert is served.  Please note seating is limited.

The University of Dubuque is a private, coeducational, professional university with a focus in the liberal arts.  Our commitment to encouraging students to explore their fullest potential is part of a rich Christian heritage that dates back to the University's founding in 1852.