Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 23rd

Off-Campus Event

Pizza & a Pint
Sag Wagon Deli & Brew (827 Shaver Road NE, Cedar Rapids)
6 – 9 p.m.
Join us for pizza and drinks (drink tickets and pizza provided) at the Sag Wagon, co-owned by Joe Denny ’93, while you mingle with Mount Mercy alumni. Pizza will be served from 6:00 – 7:30pm.

Saturday, Sept. 24th

Chalk the (side)Walk
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sidewalk connecting Warde Hall & University Center
This is the perfect chance for Mount Mercy artists to showcase your talent! Chalk the (side)Walk is free to all Mount Mercy alumni and their families and friends. Space is limited, sign up today!

  • There is no fee to participate, all you need to provide is your talent and enthusiasm!
  • Artists will be allotted an 8.5’ x  7.25’ section of sidewalk (size is approximate)
  • Chalk will be provided

Mount Mercy University Alumni Art Exhibit
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Janalyn Hanson White Gallery
Exhibit by: Jonathan Berger ‘12

Meet the Artist 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Please join Jonathan Berger ’12 for cookies & juice while enjoying his exhibit.

Celebrating Mount Mercy History
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Busse Library Lobby
Kristy Raine, Mount Mercy Reference Librarian and Archivist, has created a delightful display of iconic photos chronicling Mount Mercy history. Don't miss this!

Penthouse Preview
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
McAuley Penthouse
Come see the newly renovated Penthouse while taking in the view of Cedar Rapids from one of the highest points in Linn County.

Penthouse Grand Opening 10 – 11 a.m.
Remarks by: Brenda Duello ‘96, CFRE, Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations

Campus Store is Open!
10 a.m.  – 3 p.m.
Sisters of Mercy University Center (Regina Entrance)
Stop in and find the perfect Mount Mercy apparel or gift!

Alumni Awards Luncheon
11:30 a.m. Check-in | Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Program
Sisters of Mercy University Center
Join us as Mount Mercy recognizes alumni for professional accomplishments and service to the community at this annual event. All are welcome to attend this free lunch and award program to honor this year’s nominees.


  1. Alumni Certificate of Merit – Bradley Feickert ‘09
  2. Professional Achievement – Judy Lubben ‘03
  3. Distinguished Service Award – Jaye Kennedy ‘82
  4. Misericordiae Award – Joan McFarland ’92 ‘16

Men’s Soccer (Mount Mercy University vs. Benedictine College)
Noon – 2 p.m.
Xavier High School (Heco Field) 6300 42nd St. NE, Cedar Rapids

Women’s Volleyball (Mount Mercy University vs. University of Saint Francis)
1 – 3 p.m.
Hennessey Recreation Center

Enactus/SIFE Reunion
1:30 – 2 p.m.
McAuley Penthouse
Come celebrate the Enactus club's impressive accomplishment of placing 12th in the Nation at the 2016 Enactus United States National Exposition. 

Campus Tours
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Sisters of Mercy University Center Information Desk
Visit your favorite spots on campus. Tours will begin at the University Center Information Desk every hour (1:30 and 2:30).

Festival on the Hill
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Top of the Hill, Outside the Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center

Activities include: Caricatures by Barb Jacobs ’87, balloon animals by Papa Balloon and His Friends, face painting by Funny Face Designs by Lori, inflatable from Space Walk of Cedar Rapids, music by Z102.9, carnival games – hosted by Mount Mercy University student athletes & more!

Live music with Drew Hayward ’06
Basile Hall Patio and Green Space (Rain site: Basile Beans)
Grab a cup of coffee, an espresso beverage, fresh market smoothie, or an impressive assortment of Bewley’s fine teas from Basile Beans and then grab a seat inside or head out to the patio for a bit of fresh air while enjoying music from Drew Hayward ’06. Seating will be limited, please bring a chair or blanket. 

Tribute to Alumni in Emergency Services
Green Space Warde Parking Lot
Participants Include: Hiawatha Fire Department, Marion Police Car, Linn County Sheriff’s Department, Area Ambulance Service, Cedar Rapids Fire Department, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Life Care helicopter

Beggin' for Mercy!
2 – 3 p.m.
McAuley Theatre
The Improv Club is dedicated to having fun using the theater arts. The Improv Club is the sponsor of Beggin’ for Mercy, Mount Mercy’s Improv comedy troupe that performs every month for the student body. Come enjoy the show!

Women’s Soccer (Mount Mercy University vs. Benedictine College)
2 – 4 p.m.
Xavier High School (Heco Field) 6300 42nd St. NE, Cedar Rapids

CheMMUsical & Science Fun Day!
2:30 – 3 p.m.
Rohde Family Plaza Fire Pit
A fire-breathing chemistry professor, a rainbow-creating scientist, and Princess Elsa freezing flowers – sounds like Mount Mercy's fun-filled CheMMUsical!
Mount Mercy University Science Club hits the Hill to bring the magic of science to children and alumni, family & friends. Club members and faculty use simple art projects to explain the wondrous world of science for a show of hands-on learning.

Get the Scoop: Ice Cream Social Hour
3 – 4 p.m.
Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall)
Enjoy ice cream with current students and faculty members while learning more about what’s happening at Mount Mercy.

Athletic Hall of Fame Social Hour and Induction Ceremony

4 – 4:45 p.m. Social Hour
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Program

Rohde Family Plaza (Rain site: University Center)
Did you play a sport at Mount Mercy? Do you know one of the honorees for this year’s induction ceremony? If so, help us honor this year’s inductees, and welcome them into the Hall of Fame by joining us for a social hour and awards ceremony. Everyone is invited to join us for dinner and drinks following at the University House.


  1. Brandon Bradley ’07 (baseball)
  2. Nick Miller ’09 (soccer)
  3. David and Lonna Drewelow ‘86

Alumni Reunion BBQ*
6 – 9 p.m.
The University House (305 Nassau St. SE, Cedar Rapids) Valet Parking Available, Ramp Available
Join us at the University House to celebrate reunions, listen to music by My Secret Violet, get Mount Mercy swag, enjoy free drinks and food, and reconnect with classmates, professors, staff, and friends. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to celebrate everything Mount Mercy!

*Shuttles available from MMU to The University House (NTS)

Sunday, September 25

Young Alumni Council Meeting
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Alumni Board Meeting
9 – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sisters of Mercy University Center 

Service Project — Light the Hill
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Rohde Family Plaza
Meet to help Light the Hill a new Mount Mercy tradition. We will be putting up Christmas lights around the campus and need your help! Bring your family and friends back in November to watch us Light the Hill for the holidays!

Campus Mass
8:30 p.m.
Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center