Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 23rd

Off-Campus Event

Saturday, Sept. 24th

Mount Mercy University Art Exhibit
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Janalyn Hanson White Gallery

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.

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.

Women’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

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 And more!

Live music with Drew Haward ’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

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

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 – 5:30 p.m.
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 food and drinks following at the University House.

Alumni Reunion Reception*
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, 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

Sunday, September 25

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

Alumni Board Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Service Project — Light the Hill
1 – 3 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!

Alumni Reunion Weekend Mass
8:30 p.m.
Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center