Homecoming 2012 - General Information

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Homecoming Slideshow Registration Parking Parkway Construction
Local Lodging Reunion Year Activities Class Photo Schedule Tailgating
Football Tickets ATM Machine Campus Tours Library Hours
Bookstore Hours Mass Times    


Homecoming 2012 Memories Photo Slideshow:
Interested in receiving a “Homecoming 2012 Memories” photo slideshow straight to your inbox after this special weekend? Log on to our new alumni community site and make sure we have your most up-to-date email address. Click here to access our Loras Online Community Site.

During Homecoming Weekend, central registration will be located both Friday and Saturday in the Concourse of the Alumni Campus Center. Here you can pick up your nametags and tickets for the entire weekend. Also, check out the displays and photo collages of this year’s reunion classes compliments of the Library.

To make your check-in seamless, pre-register for events online now: Register Online

Registration Hours
Friday: 2:00 – 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 1:00pm 


Campus parking permits are not required during Homecoming, and you may park in designated areas around campus. As a reminder, Cox Street is closed to thru and pedestrian traffic.  When accessing the Graber, West 17th Street and Athletic Wellness Center parking lots, guests are advised to use the parameter of campus – using Alta Vista Street, turn right on Kirkwood and right onto Cox Street. Note:  The Athletic and Wellness Center and West 17th Street parking lots will be open except during the tailgate on Saturday (the Athletic and Wellness Center parking lot closes at midnight Friday until 3:00pm on Saturday.)

Available Parking Lots

For a campus map and directions, click here
Nativity Parking lot will be available all weekend. A Trolley will also be shuttling alumni the following times:
            Friday: 4:30pm – 10:00pm
            Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, and 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Loras Parkway/Cox Street Construction:

The Loras Parkway, formerly Cox Street, is closed for renovations and is not available for use. Please refer to the Parking section above, and note the proper routes and parking locations.

GPS Address:

1450 Alta Vista Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Local Lodging:

Information on local lodging is available here: Local Lodging

Reunion Year Activities:

A list of class-specific events is available here: Reunion Year Activities 

Class Photo Schedule:

Friday, September 28:
            5:30pm – Class of 1962
Marie Graber Ballroom, Alumni Campus Center

Saturday, September 29:
            10:30am – Class of 1987
            Marie Graber Ballroom, Alumni Campus Center

            11:00am – Class of 1967
            The Café, Alumni Campus Center

            11:15am – Class of 1977
            The Café, Alumni Campus Center

            11:30am – Class of 1972
            Marie Graber Ballroom, Alumni Campus Center

            12:00 noon – Class of 1982
            Tailgate, Athletic and Wellness Center Parking Lot

            12:15pm – Class of 1992
            Tailgate, Athletic and Wellness Center Parking Lot

            12:30pm – Class of 1997
            Tailgate, Athletic and Wellness Center Parking Lot

            12:45pm – Class of 2002
            Tailgate, Athletic and Wellness Center Parking Lot

            1:00pm – Class of 2007
            Tailgate, Athletic and Wellness Center Parking Lot


We are excited to celebrate Tailgate in the Athletic and Wellness Center parking lot for the fourth year in a row. For those of you making it back to campus for the first time since this change, we’ll see you by the tennis courts! Tailgate begins at 10:30am and concludes at 1:30pm. As a reminder, many reunion year class photos will be taken during the Tailgate; be sure to check your class photo time above.

For a map to the AWC Parking Lot, click here.

Football Tickets:

Make sure to wear your purple and gold and watch the Duhawks take on Luther College Norse! All Football tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of $6 for Adults, $5 for Senior and $3 for Students, ages 5 and under are free. Tickets should be purchased at the gate. Handicap seating is available.

ATM Machine:

For the convenience of our students and guests, an ATM is located in the Concourse of the Alumni Campus Center. Fees may apply.

Tours of Campus
Meet at the Office of Admission (100 Keane Hall) for tours at the following times:
Friday: Beginning at 2:00pm until 4:00pm
Saturday: Beginning at 9:30am until 11:30am

Library Hours:

Friday: 7:45am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon – 12 midnight

Bookstore Hours:

Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Mass Times:

Christ the King Chapel
Friday: 5:15pm
Saturday: 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am


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