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 or 563-425-5388. 



March 14

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


March 19

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

The health and safety of our students and their families is our highest priority. While we are excited to celebrate your successes at UIU, we regret to inform you that this year’s Graduate Receptions have been cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Any guest fees paid will be refunded to you as soon as possible.

If you have questions, please contact


March 20

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

If you have questions, please contact


March 24

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

If you have questions, please contact


March 25

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

If you have questions, please contact


March 26

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

If you have questions, please contact


March 27

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

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March 28

CANCELLED:  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!


March 31

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

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April 1

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

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April 2

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

If you have questions, please contact


April 3

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

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April 4

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

The health and safety of our students and their families, alumni and friends, faculty and staff is our highest priority. While we were looking forward to honoring our student scholarship recipients and recognizing donors, we regret to inform you that this year's Honors & Awards Banquet has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. 

If you already RSVP'd for the event, your registration fee will be be automatically refunded and credited back to the credit card you used at the time of purchase. 

Rest assured, our deserving students will receive their awards. More than 200 scholarships totaling over $350,000 will be distributed. We are proud of each recipient and are grateful to the donors who have made these awards possible. 

Thank you for understanding. We are thinking of our entire Peacock family during this challenging time. We welcome the opportunity to see you at another University event in the near future.


April 16-17

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

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 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. 

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May 9

UIU Commencement Ceremony
Fayette, IA



June 5

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









October 1-3

Fayette, IA

October 16-17

Hall of Fame Weekend
Fayette, IA