Homecoming Events


To register for any or all of the Homecoming festivities, CLICK HERE

Friday, September 26, 2014

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
QU Serves at The Abbey
The Abbey
Grab lunch at The Abbey and support QU’s student leadership & development program. Tickets are $10 in advance and include soda or tea. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Open House / Registration**
Student Center Lounge
Stop by and say hi! Meet with fellow alumni and pick up your complimentary gift as the weekend kicks off. Retired faculty and staff will be greeting alumni and conducting campus tours during this time.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Daily Mass
QU Chapel

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
POLIS - Women in the United States Wars
North Campus - Second Floor - Strieby Classroom

Alumni are invited to attend a free POLIS (Pursuit of Learning in Society) session to learn about women's roles and contributions during World War II including homemaker, Rosie the Riveter, teacher, nurse, and servicewoman.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Alumni Happy Hour
Hawks’ Nest
After a long drive to campus, come out to enjoy a couple of drinks with your fellow Hawks at the Hawks’ Nest. Help us make this event even bigger: forward, Facebook or Tweet this event to your QU friends!

5:00 pm
QU Women’s Soccer vs. Missouri S & T
North Campus Field

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homecoming BBQ**
North Campus (18th and Seminary Road)
Join us for what has quickly become one of the weekend’s biggest highlights! Gather at the QU tent for dinner with friends and family as the Hawks and Lady Hawks take on Missouri S & T.

7:30 pm
QU Men’s Soccer vs. Missouri S & T
North Campus Field

Saturday, September 27, 2014

8:30 am – 10:00 am
National Alumni Board Meeting
Francis Hall, Board Room (4th floor)
The Alumni Association welcomes all Quincy University alumni to attend the National Alumni Board meeting. The National Alumni Board meets once a year on the Quincy University campus to discuss various University issues, alumni concerns and alumni program plans.

9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am
Campus Tour & Residence Hall Open House
Francis Hall & Student Living Center
Alumni can make reservations for walking tours led by student ambassadors. Tours leave every hour from the courtyard fountain (in front of Francis Hall) and end at the Student Living Center. Tours include the new Student Success Center.

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Open Forum with Dr. Gervasi
Francis Hall, Room 432
Join us for campus updates and a Q&A session with Quincy University President Dr. Robert Gervasi. This event is open to all alumni and Homecoming guests.

10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Football Tailgate**
Field Adjacent to Flinn Stadium Lot
Prior to kick-off, we invite our guests to join us for our annual tailgate party (make sure to stop by the QU Alumni tent). Food and drinks will be available.

10:30 am
Homecoming Pep Rally
Flinn Stadium Lot
Catch the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen and cheer on our Hawks as they enter Flinn Stadium along with our Hawk Marching Band, cheerleaders, and dance team.

11:00 am
Alumni Softball Game
Mart Heinen Softball Complex
Women's softball alumni are invited to a slow-pitch exhibition match. Bring your glove!

1:00 pm
QU Hawks Football vs. Haskell Indian Nations
Flinn Stadium

3:00 pm
Faculty Art Exhibit
Gray Gallery (Inside Brenner Library)
This year’s exhibition features works by associate professor of art, Karl Warma

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Alumni College
Student Success Center (Lower level of Brenner Library)
Join fellow alumni back in the classroom for educational and entertaining presentation by Dr. David Costigan, Emeritus Professor of History.

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Alumni Dinner and Cocktail Hour
Main Dining Room
Celebrate with fellow alumni at this year’s alumni dinner where the alumnus/alumna of the year will be honored as well as the anniversary classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, and 1989.  Cocktail hour from 6:30 to 7:30 and dinner is served promptly at 7:30. Reservations are required and tickets are $20 each. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

9:00 pm – Midnight
Alumni Late Night Gathering
Hawks’ Nest
Cap off Saturday night in the Hawks’ Nest (or “The Club” as you may remember it) with live music by Homecoming favorites “The Kingbees”.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Alumni Memorial Mass
QU Chapel
By popular request, couples will once again be able to renew their marriage vows during the mass.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Farewell Brunch
Main Dining Room
As Homecoming comes to an end, join us for a farewell brunch following the conclusion of Sunday morning mass. Brunch is $11 and can be paid at the door.

12:00 pm
QU Women’s Soccer vs. Drury University
North Campus Field

2:30 pm
QU Men’s Soccer vs. Drury University
North Campus Field

** = Homecoming check-in location


Health & Fitness Center
Friday -- 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday -- 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday -- 8:30 - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday -- 8:30 - 2:00 pm

Friday -- Noon - 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday -- Noon - 10:00 pm

Hawks' Nest
Friday -- 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm AND 8:30 to Midnight (band from 8:30 until midnight)
Saturday -- 8:30 pm to Midnight (band from 9:00 until midnight)

Brenner Library
Friday -- 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday -- 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday -- 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

To register for any or all of the Homecoming festivities, CLICK HERE