Schedule of Events

Additional events and descriptions will be added closer to Homecoming. Events and times subject to change without notification.

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Whitlow Campus Store Open
Student Activity Center
Noon - 8 p.m. Video Game Competition
Student Activity Center
3 p.m. Student Tours of Campus
Wahlert Atrium
4-6 p.m. Women's Volleyball Tournament
Robert and Ruth Kehl Center
5-9 p.m.

Golden Reception
Wahlert Atrium

A special reception and dinner for the class of 1963 and previous golden reunion classes, with awards presented to the 50th class. A class photo will be taken at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program beginning at 6 p.m.

5-7:30 p.m.

Mississippi River Happy Hour Cruise
Catfish Charlie's
Cost: $17.50
1630 East 16th Street

Join us for an inclusive food and beverage cruise on the American Lady Yacht in the Admiral's Quarters. Boarding begins at 5 p.m.

7-9 p.m.

Silver Reception
Diamond Jo Casino - Bridge Room
Cost: $15/person, $20/person after September 11

A special reception and class toast for the 25th reunion class (1988) and the classes of ’83, ’78, ’73 and ’68.

Free to the class of 1988. Admission is included to the Clarke-Loras Party. Complimentary valet parking is available at the front entrance.

9 p.m.-midnight

Clarke and Loras Reunion Party
Diamond Jo Casino, Bridge and Harbor Rooms
Cost: $10

Join us for a Clarke and Loras mixer with music and complimentary snacks, soft drinks and beer. Cash bar is also available. Complimentary valet parking at the front entrance.

8 a.m.

Kehl Center - Registration
Cost: $10 early sign up; $15 day of race

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Race starts at 9 a.m. Email for more information.

9-11 a.m.

Wahlert Atrium

Arrive early to register. Pick up a schedule, nametag and information for the weekend.

9 a.m.    

Class of 1958 Coffee
Nicholas J. Schrup Library, Rare Book Room

9:15 a.m.-Noon
Homecoming Visit Day
High school juniors and seniors are invited to visit Clarke during the Homecoming Fall Visit Day. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students, and the admissions staff. Tours of campus include our new science facilities and cheering on our Clarke soccer teams. Click Here to see a schedule and register for the event.
10 a.m. -10 p.m. Crusader Café Open
Student Activity Center
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Whitlow Campus Store Open
Student Activity Center
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Women's Volleyball Tournament
Kehl Center
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Alumni Recognition Brunch
Student Dining Hall
Cost: $20, early sign-up, $30 after September 11

Join us for a delicious brunch and recognition of our honored classes. President Sister Joanne Burrows will provide an update on the university and present the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Please arrive early to register in the Wahlert Atrium and find a seat. Seating is not reserved. Advance reservations required.

Following Brunch -
2:30 p.m.

Center for Science Inquiry Open House
Lobby of the Center for Science Inquiry

Celebrate the opening of the new Center for Science Inquiry with tours, science demonstrations and homemade ice cream. The physical therapy lab will also be part of the tour.

Noon - 4 p.m. Visit Your Residence Halls
Mary Frances Hall, Mary Josita Hall, Mary Benedict Hall and Catherine Dunn Apartments
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Resident Assistant Affinity Reunion
Mary Fran Formal Lounge

All former Resident Directors and Resident Assistants are invited.

Noon - 4 p.m. A Look at the Archives
Rare Book Room, Nicholas Schrup Library

Noon - 2 p.m.

Clarke Soccer 
R.C. Wahlert Sports Complex

Men's Game vs. Judson University

1:30 p.m. Soccer Anniversary Celebration
R.C. Wahlert Sports Complex

Soccer alumni are invited to attend a gathering following the men's soccer game to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Men's and the 20th Anniversary of Women's Soccer. Group photos will be taken and former players will be introduced on the field.
2-4 p.m.

Clarke Soccer 
R.C. Wahlert Sports Complex  

Women's Game vs. Robert Morris University - Lake County

Noon-5 p.m.

Alumni Tent Party and Festival
On the Hill 
Cost: $5 entrance fee

Live music, popcorn, giveaways and prize drawings every half hour. Taco bar and beverages included. Outside the tent, enjoy large inflatables for all ages, tailgate food for purchase, Clarke men’s and women’s soccer games, student booths, games and fun for the whole family! Special appearance by our mascot Cutlass T. Crusader!

Noon-5 p.m.

TimeSaver and Graduate Reunion
Alumni Tent Party on the Hill
Cost: $5 entrance fee

TimeSaver and graduate alumni and their families are invited to enjoy the afternoon at reserved tables in the alumni tent with members of TimeSaver faculty and staff.

1 p.m.

Alumni Baseball Game
A.J. Spiegel Field, Peosta, IA

Contact the head coach at for more information.

2-4 p.m. 

Trolley Tour to Mt. Carmel
Wahlert Atrium
Cost:$10/person in advance,  $15/person after September 11

While this tour is especially for the 50th class, all are welcome to join! Includes an old-fashioned ice cream social with the BVM sisters. Advance registrations required.

2 p.m. Women's Alumni Softball Game
Veterans Memorial Park-Field 2
Cost $35 (includes t-shirts)

Softball alumni will compete against the current Clarke team. Contact Jane Jackson at for more information.  
4 p.m.

Athletics Hall of Fame
Jansen Music Hall

Don’t miss the third annual induction ceremony to the Clarke Varsity Athletics Hall of Fame.

6-7:30 p.m.

All Things Iowa Dinner
Wahlert Atrium
Cost: $20, $25 after September 11

Join us for a showcase of Iowa foods and chef Miles Breed's award-winning pork prior to the choir event.

7-9 p.m. Men's Alumni Volleyball Game
Kehl Center 
Men’s volleyball alumni will compete against the current Clarke team. Volleyball alumni are welcome to warm-up at 6 p.m. T-shirts and other merchandise will be for sale. Contact head coach Kristofer Dorn at for more information.
7:30-8:30 p.m.

President's Scholarship Concert
Jansen Music Hall 
Cost $10

Join us for this concert featuring performances by students, faculty and alumni. The Clarke Collegiate Singers, Cantabile, Schola, Brass Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and alumni will perform selections specially chosen for the event. The President’s Awards for Arts Excellence will be presented to Clarke graduates, faculty members or friends of the university in recognition of their exemplary contributions to the arts. The event will also honor retired piano instructor Nancy Lease. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund scholarships for the next generation of Clarke music students. Join us for a musical event like no other!

9-11 p.m.

Downtown Saturday Night

Meet up with your Clarke classmates for a memorable evening of fun at four downtown establishments offering exclusive specials for Clarke alumni. First 50 people receive a free Clarke koozie. The more locations you visit, the more chances you have to win great prizes! Pick up the itinerary for the event at Saturday’s alumni tent party. Wear Clarke apparel and receive an additional chance to win!

9-10 a.m.

Clarke Alumni Chapel Choir
Sacred Heart Chapel

Rehearse before sharing your musical talent with fellow Clarke alumni at 10 a.m. Mass.

9 a.m.

Homecoming Weekend Golf Tournament
Hosted by Clarke's Men's Golf Team
Lacoma Golf Course

Cost is $50 and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, and lunch. To register for this event, click here or contact Jerry Hanson at (563)588-6360 or at

9 a.m. - Noon Whitlow Campus Store Open
Student Activity Center
10-11 a.m.

Eucharist Liturgy
Sacred Heart Chapel

Join us for a Catholic Mass and candle lighting ceremony in remembrance of deceased classmates.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

“Meet Me in the Caf” Brunch
Student Dining Hall
Cost: $7

Join classmates for a delicious meal at Clarke before you head home!

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Class of 1968 Brunch
President Sr. Joanne Burrows' home
Noon - 4 p.m. "The Awakenings Project" Exhibit Opening Reception 
Light refreshments will be served and some of the artists will be on hand to meet and talk about their work.
2-10 p.m. Crusader Café Open
Student Activity Center
  A Day at the Museum
Bring your Clarke Homecoming nametag to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ticket office on Saturday, October 12 or Sunday, October 13 to receive discounted admission.
4 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.) Mackin-Mailander Feature Lecture
Kehl Center

Jamie Twerkoski, founder of "To Write Love on Her Arms", will present with a musical group. The organization is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. Tickets will be available August 26.
9 a.m. -Noon     Campus store open

Quigley Gallery




Call (563)588-6553

Homecoming 2013
Alumni Relations Office
Clarke University
1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, IA 52001

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