Homecoming 2014 | Schedule of Events

Monday, September 29

Mustang Tailgate
Lower Kingston Field Parking Lot
3:30 p.m.
Cheer the women's soccer team on to victory.

Women's Soccer
Mount Mercy University vs. Culver-Stockton (Mo.)
4:30 p.m.
Lower Kingston Field

Tuesday, September 30

Lip Sync Contest
7:00 p.m.
McAuley Theatre
Hosted by M2AP Board

Wednesday, October 1

Betty Cherry Heritage Hall
6:59 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Hosted by M2AP Board

Thursday, October 2

Student Homecoming Dance
Location TBA
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
This is an alcohol-free event. Soda will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be provided at no cost. Be social, hang out with friends, and let the DJ whip up dance mixes – with the possibility for karaoke. There is no charge for this event, but students must pick up a ticket beforehand at the Student Life Suite front desk, which they will need to present for admission to the dance. Shuttles will run between Regina and the location of the dance for students to use.

Friday, October 3

Student Club Friday Lawn Party
University Center Plaza and Green Space
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Student Government Association

Alumni Reception
University Center Plaza (Rain Site: University Center Commons).
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Start your homecoming weekend off with a warm welcome from the Alumni Association at the annual Alumni Reception. The reception will take place on the University Center Patio. Your admission fee covers cocktails and light appetizers. ($5/person)

Athletic Hall of Fame
Betty Cherry Heritage Hall
7:00 p.m. dinner; program to follow
Join us for a special evening as we honor and induct the newest members of the Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Ryan Barnes '07, Baseball
  • Laura (Salmon) Kloss '07, Women's Golf
  • Jeni (Streb) Gaffey '07, Volleyball
Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and the induction ceremony will start at 7:30 p.m. ($10/person)
Movie Under the Stars - Malificent
8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Basile Patio and Green Space (Rain site: McAuley Theatre)
Movie TBA

Saturday, October 4

Mercy Medical Center Tour & Continental Breakfast
Mercy Medical Center | 701 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast followed by a tour of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center and other areas of the hospital for all to come become acquainted or reacquainted.
Celebrating Mount Mercy History
Busse Library
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Artifacts and other items associated with Mount Mercy's history will be on display at Busse Library during homecoming weekend. Photos of honored classes will also be on view.
Yellow Brick Road 5K Walk
University Center Plaza
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
($7/person - includes t-shirt, and a $1 coupon for Meet Me in the Caf)

Alumni Awards Brunch
CRST International Graduate Center Conference Center
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join us in celebrating the achievements of Mount Mercy alumni for selflessly sharing their time, talent and treasure with Mount Mercy University and the communities in which they work and live in. Our award honorees are:

  • Sara (Sedlacek) Magill '10, Alumni Certificate of Merit
  • Sister Maurita Soukup RN '64, '70, Alumni Professional Achievement Award
  • Sister Margaret Mary Friedhoff '74, Misericordiae Award
  • Lonna (Phillips) Drewelow '86, Distinguished Service Award

This event is open to the public. ($10/person)

Meet Me in the Caf
University Center Dining Center
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bring your family or reminisce with classmates in the Mount Mercy cafeteria. ($10/person, pay at the door. Students may charge this meal to their meal plan.)

Sand Volleyball Tournament
Mount Mercy Sand Volleyball Court
10:00 a.m.
Come out and play some sand volleyball on the campus courts. If you are interested in getting a team together contact Sarah Botkin at sbotkin@mtmercy.edu.

Festival on the Hill
University Center Plaza and Commons (Rain location: UC Commons and Betty Cherry Heritage Hall)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Women's Soccer
Mount Mercy University vs. Grand View University
1:00 p.m.
Lower Kingston Field
Department of Nursing Open House
Mount Mercy University, Donnelly Center, 204
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join the Mount Mercy University Department of Nursing for conversations and desserts.
Men's Soccer
Mount Mercy University vs. Grand View University
3:00 p.m.
Lower Kingston Field
Mustang Reunion
Mulligans Pub | 1060 Old Marion Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids
7:00 p.m.
Come mix and mingle for a casual reunion of all mustangs and friends!

Homecoming Concert
Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center
7:00 p.m.
Enjoy musical performances featuring the University Choir, University Band and Handbells.

Fire Pit Reception
Fire Pit, University Center Plaza
8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 5

Homecoming Mass
Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center
12:30 p.m.
Please join us along with your family and friends for the celebration of the Eucharist. Mass is open to all faiths.
Sisters of Mercy Reception
Sacred Heart Convent | 1125 Prairie Drive NE, Cedar Rapids
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Come enjoy conversations and cookies with the Sisters of Mercy!