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Alumni Tailgate & UIU Baseball Game in St. Louis | Saturday, March 9

Our new conference, the GLVC, is taking us south this year, and we could not be more excited. Join us in St. Louis, Missouri to cheer on the UIU Baseball team. Prior to the noon game, meet up with fellow UIU alumni for a fun social and tailgate gathering. Guests may enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries at the social and/or snack at the game! RSVPs are appreciated.

Alumni Social & Tailgate  |  Starbucks  |  11 a.m. 
Located on Maryville Campus, Library Building
650 Maryville University Dr, St. Louis, MO 63141

UIU Baseball vs. Maryville  |  Weber Field  | Noon
Athletic Field Dr, St. Louis, MO 63141

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Peacock Night at the Black Hawks | Saturday, March 9

Be our VIP guest at the Waterloo Black Hawks ice hockey game vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders! Guests may enjoy private seating and complimentary refreshments. The social begins at 5 p.m. and the puck drops at 6:05 p.m. Proudly hosted by the UIU Waterloo Center. RSVP is required.

Young Arena
125 Commercial St
Waterloo, IA 50703

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Alumni Tailgate & UIU Softball Game in Bolivar | Saturday, March 30

Join us in Bolivar, Missouri to cheer on the UIU Softball team vs Southwest Baptist University. Prior to the noon game, meet up with fellow UIU alumni for a fun social and tailgate gathering. Guests may enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries at the social and/or snack at the game! RSVPs are appreciated.

Alumni Social & Tailgate  |  Vault Coffee  |  11 a.m.
810 E. San Martin St., Bolivar, MO 65613

Peacock Softball vs. SBU  | SBU Softball Field  |  Noon
1600 University Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613

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President Emeritus Bill Duffy Retirement Reception & Dinner Program | Friday, April 12

All are invited to the farewell reception and dinner program to recognize achievements, contributions, and lasting impact made by President Emeritus Bill Duffy and his wife, Sharon, over the last 15 years at UIU. Guests may take part in one (or both) of the celebrations on Fayette Campus. The Retirement Reception will take place from 2 – 4 p.m., at the Student Center lower lobby. Cake and coffee will be served; no RSVP is required. The Dinner Program will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Student Center Ballroom. RSVP is required.

If you’d like to share your favorite Bill Duffy story, photo(s), or farewell wishes, click here to submit!

Donations are greatly appreciated for the newly created Bill & Sharon Duffy “Changing Lives” Scholarship Fund. Click here to make a gift online.


Honors & Awards Banquet | Saturday, April 13

Don’t miss this special event when we award UIU students with their well-deserved scholarships and recognize the donors who made these awards possible. All are welcome and RSVP is required.

Fayette Campus
Student Center Ballroom

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Retirement Open House honoring Dr. Scott Figdore | Tuesday, April 16

Join us for a Retirement Open House honoring Dr. Scott Figdore on Tuesday, April 16 from 3:30-5 p.m. on Fayette Campus. Dr. Figdore has been a dedicated Peacock for the past 32 years and it’s time to celebrate all of his tremendous accomplishments and recognize the impact he’s had on thousands of students during his time at UIU.

Fayette Campus
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UIU Giving Day | Wed & Thurs, April 24 & 25

Giving Day is a fundraising campaign that aims to inspire all of Peacock Nation – students, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff – to come together, show pride, and support their alma mater. This incredible event helps UIU continue to offer a quality education that is affordable, accessible, and gives students a college experience that truly changes their lives.  Over the years, Giving Day has generated over $740,000 in donations.


Inauguration of UIU's 22nd President, Kathy Franken | Friday, May 3

Join in the celebration as we recognize and honor Upper Iowa University’s 22nd President, Kathy Franken. We look forward to this momentous occasion.  The program is set for 11 a.m. More details coming soon!

Fayette Campus


UIU Commencement | Saturday, May 4

We look forward to this momentous day when our newest grads are recognized for their achievements! Two outdoor ceremonies are set for 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (central). Rain location is Dorman Gym. Livestream will be available for those who are unable to attend.

Harms Eischeid Stadium
Fayette Campus

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Second Chance Commencement | Saturday, May 4

The Alumni Association is proud to offer Second Chance Commencement for alumni who were unable (for any reason) to attend the Commencement ceremony the year they graduated. Respective “graduates” will be recognized alongside the Class of 2024 on Saturday, May 4, 2024, during the afternoon ceremony (1:30 p.m.) Registration is required by March 15, 2024.

Fayette Campus

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29th Annual Peacock Golf Classic | Friday, June 7

This annual Peacock-favorite event is back! Dust off or shine up your clubs and plan to make your way to Fayette to a fun day! Many more details to come.

Big Rock Country Club
Fayette, IA


Alumni Night at the Ballpark | Tuesday, June 18

Enjoy America’s favorite pastime with your Peacock family!  Join us for a Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball game. Guests may enjoy the VIP party deck and all you can eat food, beverages and snacks. Ticket info will be shared soon – for now, save the date for June 18th!

Veterans Memorial Stadium
950 Rockford Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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Team Peacock rides RAGBRAI | Wed-Sat, July 24-27

Team Peacock will celebrate its 20th year participating in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI)—the oldest, largest, and longest bicycle touring event in the world! Since 2005, our team has raised more than one million dollars to support students and University projects.

This year, we’re excited to do things a bit differently. Make plans to be part of our “HALF THE RIDE, TWICE THE GLORY TOUR!” Team Peacock will meet up with RAGBRAI on Wednesday, July 24, and finish strong and hard with its traditional tire dip in the Mississippi River on Saturday, July 27, 2024. Space is limited, don’t delay signing up!

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UIU at the Iowa State Fair | August 8-18

It’s a UIU tradition to have a booth at the Iowa State Fairgrounds! Juniors and seniors in high school may sign up for free tuition or free classes. All are welcome to purchase the latest and greatest Peacock merch. And the best part – – alumni receive a free gift just for stopping by to say “Hello!” See you at the Fair!

Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317

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Acacia 50th Anniversary | Fri & Sat, October 4 & 5

Acacia Fraternity will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its National Charter on October 4-5, 2024. More details will be shared directly with fellow members. We look forward to gathering together on Fayette Campus!

Questions may be directed to the planning committee:  Jeff Stavnes, 712-299-2199, jstavnes1954@mediacombb@net; Jon Miller, 319-361-3512, [email protected]; or Mike Knickrehm, 563-210-9338, [email protected]

Fayette Campus

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Homecoming Week | October 7-13

Homecoming is a time to reunite, reminisce and be prideful for Upper Iowa University. If you’re a proud Peacock then there’s no better time to get together and celebrate with your UIU family.

Fayette Campus


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