Group photo. 2020 Alumni & Friends Calendar of Events 

Our Peacock family, made up of over 42,000 individuals, is located all over the world. The Alumni Office organizes events throughout the year to build relationships with alums and friends of the University. Plus, it's a great way for you to have some fun and network with fellow Peacocks.

Feel free to send event suggestions our way — we’re always looking for new cities to visit, venues to explore and experiences for you to enjoy.

Please contact us if you’ve relocated or changed e-mail addresses, so we can update our records and make sure you receive your event invites. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event soon!

If you have suggestions, questions or issues using our RSVP system, please don't hesitate to contact our office at alumni@uiu.edu or 563-425-5388. 

February

   

February 27

Peacock Alumni Social
Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus  |  1050 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA  |  5:30 p.m.

Join your Peacock family for an evening of fun! Upper Iowa University alumni are invited to our winter networking social, complete with complimentary hors d' oeuvres and a cash bar. 

UIU hopes to continue building relationships with you and provide a fun opportunity to stay connected to your alma mater. President Duffy and his wife, Sharon, along with the UIU Board of Trustees look forward to the pleasure of your company!

 RSVP

March

   

March 14

Alumni Night at Young Arena
Young Arena  |  125 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701  |  7:05 p.m.

Join your Peacock family at Young Arena to help cheer on the Waterloo Blackhawks as they take on the Sioux Fall Stampede!

Online registration is now closed. Click here and request to be added to the waiting list

 

March 19

Graduate Reception: Des Moines
Hilton Garden Inn  |  205 S. 64th St., West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

The reception is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. with photographs available for seniors. Dinner will start at 6:15 p.m. with the program to follow at 7 p.m. 

To RSVP call 515-225-1800 or email desmoines@uiu.edu. Graduates registration is complimentary, guests ages 11+ are $30, guests ages 5-10 are $15 and guests under 5 are free. The fee is due at the time of RSVP. 

The deadline to register is March 2, 2020.

 

March 20

Graduate Reception: Waterloo
Elks Club  |  407 East Park Ave., Waterloo, Iowa 50703

The reception is set to begin at 6 p.m. with photographs available for seniors. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. with the program to follow.

To RSVP call Vicki Jones at (319) 232-6980 or email jonesv281@uiu.edu. Graduates registration is complimentary, guests ages 11+ are $25, guests ages 5-10 are $13 and guests under 5 are free. The fee is due at the time of RSVP. 

The deadline to register is March 5, 2020.

 

March 24

Graduate Reception: Wausau
Westwood Conference Center  |  1800 Westwood Center Blvd., Wausau, Wisconsin 54401

The reception is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the program to follow at 6:30 p.m. 

To RSVP call (715) 675-2775 or email eversd581@uiu.edu. Graduates registration is complimentary, guests ages 11+ are $20, guests ages 5-10 are $10 and guests under 5 are free. The fee is due at the time of RSVP. Please limit three guests per graduate. 

The deadline to register is March 13, 2020.

 

March 25

Graduate Reception: Milwaukee
Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Conference Center  |  8201 W Greenfield, West Allis, Wisconsin 53214

The reception is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. with photographs available for seniors. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the program to follow.

To RSVP call (414) 475-4848 or email milwaukee@uiu.edu. Graduates registration is complimentary, guests ages 11+ are $20, guests ages 5-10 are $10 and guests under 5 are free. The fee is due at the time of RSVP. Please limit three guests per graduate. 

The deadline to register is March 16, 2020.

 

March 26

Graduate Reception: Madison
Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton  |  1801 Deming Way, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

The reception is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. with photographs available for seniors. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the program to follow.

To RSVP call (608) 278-0350 or email madison@uiu.edu. Graduates registration is complimentary, guests ages 11+ are $20, guests ages 5-10 are $10 and guests under 5 are free. The fee is due at the time of RSVP. 

The deadline to register is March 13, 2020.

 

March 27

Graduate Reception: Prairie du Chien
The Barn Restaurant  |  32800 Country Road K., Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin 53821

The reception is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. with photographs available for seniors. Dinner buffet will start at 6 p.m. with the program to follow.

To RSVP call (608) 326-4292 or email prairie@uiu.edu. Graduates registration is complimentary, guests ages 11+ are $16, guests ages 5-10 are $8 and guests under 5 are free. The fee is due at the time of RSVP. 

The deadline to register is March 13, 2020.

 

March 28

International Culture Night "Colors of the World" 
Student Center Ballroom  |  Fayette, IA

This year, the International Culture Club and the Japanese and Korean Club are proud to present the "Colors of the World" Fundraiser. For the spectacular night of colors, culture, and community, we will be showcasing the unique cultures of the diverse UIU community.

For a humble $10 admission, attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in a family-style international cuisine dinner while being entertained by the spectacular performances, showcases, and a Japanese-inspired game show. Proceeds go to UNICEF and UIU Giving Day!

 culture night

March 31

Graduate Reception: Blackhawk
Domenico's Italian Restaurant  |  547 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wisconsin 53511

The reception is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. with photographs available for seniors. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the program to follow.

To RSVP call (608) 754-7490 or email blackhawk@uiu.edu. Graduates registration is complimentary, guests ages 11+ are $16, guests ages 5-10 are $8 and guests under 5 are free. The fee is due at the time of RSVP. 

The deadline to register is March 20, 2020.

 

April

   

April 1

Graduate Reception: Rockford
Hoffman House  |  7550 E State St., Rockford, Illinois 61108

The reception is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. with photographs available for seniors. Dinner buffet will start at 6 p.m. with the program to follow.

To RSVP call Pam Timmons at (815) 332-1414 or email timmonsp@uiu.edu Graduates registration is complimentary, guests ages 11+ are $23.50, guests ages 5-10 are $12 and guests under 5 are free. The fee is due at the time of RSVP. 

The deadline to register is March 23, 2020.

 

April 2

Graduate Reception: Cedar Rapids
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano  |  320 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

The reception is set to begin at 6 p.m. with photographs available for seniors. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. with the program to follow.

To RSVP call (319) 848-8488 or email huntm@uiu.edu. Graduates registration is complimentary, guests ages 11+ are $30, guests ages 5-10 are $15 and guests under 5 are free. The fee is due at the time of RSVP. 

The deadline to register is March 26, 2020.

 

April 3

Graduate Reception: Quad Cities
Tanglewood Hills Pavilion, 4250 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

The reception is set to begin at 6 p.m. with photographs available for seniors. Dinner and program will follow. 

To RSVP call (563) 359-7111 or email quadcities@uiu.edu. Graduates registration is complimentary, guests ages 11+ are $20, guests ages 5-10 are $10 and guests under 5 are free. The fee is due at the time of RSVP. 

The deadline to register is March 27, 2020.

 

April 4

Honors and Awards Banquet
UIU Student Center Ballroom  |  605 Washington St., Fayette, Iowa 52142  |  5 p.m.

It is our honor to host this special event, recognizing the well-deserving scholarship recipients and our gracious donors and supporters. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with registration and a social hour. A dinner program and award presentation will follow, starting at 6 p.m. 

 RSVP

April 16-17

UIU Giving Day!
Save the date for UIU Giving Day - help make this year GRAND. 
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April 17

UIU Carnival
Fayette, Iowa
 

April 24

Wrestling Legends Dinner
Student Center Ballrooms  |  Fayette, Iowa
 

April 28

Fayette Senior Social
Student Center Ballrooms  |  Fayette, Iowa
 

May

   

May 8

New Alumni Reception
UIU Alumni House  |  Fayette, IA  |  1-4 p.m.

The Upper Iowa University Alumni Association invites you to its annual reception to honor all alumni. It’s a great opportunity to learn how you can stay involved with UIU long after you graduate.

In addition, we encourage you to partipcate in the 2020 Class Gift Campaign. This initiative at UIU provides you with an opportunity to show support for your alma mater and begin leaving your legacy today. In recognition of your contribution, you will receive a UIU Philanthropy Cord to be worn during Commencement on Saturday, May 9. The suggested donation is $20.20. Philanthropy cords can be picked up and purchased at the New Alumni Reception. 

Learn more at uiu.edu/classgift.

 

May 9

UIU Commencement Ceremony
Fayette, IA
 

June

   

June 5

Peacock Classic Golf Tournament
Big Rock Country Club  |  Fayette, IA
 

July

   

August

   

September

   

October

   

October 1-3

Homecoming
Fayette, IA
 

October 16-17

Hall of Fame Weekend
Fayette, IA