Homecoming and Reunion Preview

Hard to believe it has been 50 years since we graduated from UD! With fall quickly approaching, we hope that your calendar is marked for Homecoming - October 20-22, 2022, in Dubuque.

Our goal is to have as many '72 grads attend as possible to give us a chance to visit, reminisce, and celebrate. For those whose are unable to join us in person, there will be virtual programming available as well. In our effort to connect with all of you, we have organized a team of '72 grads to contact each classmate. Additionally, we hope you will help the committee by reaching out to those with whom you have been in regular contact.

If you have questions regarding the Reunion Celebration, please contact a C'72 committee member.


C'72 Reunion Committee Members


Special Homecoming Events You Won't Want To Miss

Alumni Reunion - Celebrating the Class of 1972

  • Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
  • Location: Barbara and Jack Smeltzer Dining Hall, Peters Commons
  • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Class of 1972 Tailgate Tent

  • Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Location: Upper Finley Parking Lot - across from Chalmers Field
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Other Events You Won't Want To Miss

  • Lunch with Students during the University BBQ - Friday
  • Campus Tours - Walking Tours, Trolley Tours, and Tours of the Babka Flight Center - Friday
  • Open House at Wolter Woods and Prairies Environmental Stewardship and Retreat Center - Friday
  • Brunch and Alumni Awards Ceremony - Saturday
  • Spartan Football Game vs. Luther College - Saturday
  • Heritage Center Show - Tony Danza: Standards and Stories - Saturday

For the full Homecoming event listing and additional details, click here.


Hotel Accommodations

If you have not already done so, be sure to make your hotel reservation soon!! Hotels, especially those near campus, are in high demand during Homecoming week and availability is limited. Many alumni choose to stay at the Best Western Plus of Dubuque as it is in close proximity to campus. Special alumni pricing and details can be found by clicking here all Hotel Accommodations.


See Who's Coming!

Check out the list of classmates and fellow Spartans who have told us they plan to return to our campus home for the reunion celebration. View List


Invest in the Class of 1972 gift and share your story!

In recognition of our 50th reunion milestone, we are asking you to Join us and Make an Investment in the Class of 1972 Gift. We need your help to achieve our goal of $25,000.

Our investments will establish the Class of 1972 Endowed Scholarship that will leave a lasting legacy for Spartans to come. Each of us was personally impacted by scholarships or someone who helped us with our UD education. And this is our opportunity to pay it forward.


Submit Your Favorite Memory

As we prepare for this fall's festivities, we want to hear from you! Using the form below, tell us your favorite UD memory. This will be a fun way for us to reconnect and once the stories and memories are collected, they will be shared with all of us; it will make a great memento from the weekend's festivities.

Additionally, be sure to send in some photos of your time on campus and photos of what you have been up to since graduation. Photos will also be used in a slideshow that will be shown at the celebration and virtually.

You can email photos to Katie Kraus, director for alumni engagement, at KKraus@dbq.edu or send via mail. Original photos will be scanned and returned to you.

If you prefer, you may submit your memories and photos by mail to:

Director for Alumni Engagement
University of Dubuque
2000 University Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001