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 and the Sisters of Mercy University Center
Enjoy the artwork of Mount Mercy alumni, family and friends and create your own work of chalk art. Everyone is welcome; please sign up online for this free, limited-space event today. Chalk included!

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

Meet the Artist: Jonathan Berger '12
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Please join Jonathan Berger '12 for refreshments while enjoying his art exhibit.

Celebrating Mount Mercy History
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Busse Library Lobby
Kristy Raine, Mount Mercy Reference Librarian and Archivist, has created this delightful display of honored class graduation 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 Haefner ‘96, CFRE, Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations

Mercy Medical Center Contiental Breakfast & Tour
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Mercy Medical Center (701 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids)
Join Sister James Marie Donahue RN'51 '59 and Vicki (Schmelzer) Keegan RN'68 for breakfast and tour of Mercy Medical Center.

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. We will also be honoring the Sisters of Mercy that are celebrating milestone graduation anniversaries. All are welcome to attend this free lunch and award program to honor this year’s recipients.


  1. Alumni Certificate of Merit – Bradley Feickert ‘09
  2. Professional Achievement – Judy Lubben ‘03, 15
  3. Distinguished Service Award – Jaye Kennedy ‘82
  4. Misericordiae Award – Joan McFarland ’92 ‘16

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

[CANCELLED] Women’s Volleyball (Mount Mercy University vs. University of Saint Francis)
1 – 3 p.m.
Hennessey Recreation Center
Join us on the second floor deck of Hennessey for a meet and greet with the men's volleyball team as they prepare for the inaugural season for the Mustangs!

Enactus (formerly SIFE) Mix & Mingle
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.

Department of Nursing Open House
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Donnelly Center, Room 204
Come see the 100 Years of Mercy Nursing photo display!

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 (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, AirCare Air Ambulance and LifeGuard Air Ambulance

Beggin' for Mercy!
2 – 2:30 p.m.
McAuley Theatre
Beggin' for Mercy, Mount Mercy's Improv comedy troupe, performs every month for the student body. Come enjoy the show!

[CANCELLED] 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 welcome them into the Hall of Fame by joining us for a social hour and awards ceremony. Everyone is invited to attend the Alumni Reunion BBQ immediately following at the University House.


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

Alumni Reunion BBQ*
6 – 9 p.m.
The University House (305 Nassau St. SE, Cedar Rapids) Valet Parking, Handicap Accessible
Join us at the University House to celebrate reunions, listen to music by My Secret Violet (a two man acoustic band), 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

Meet Me in the Caf
10:30 a.m. – Noon
McAuley Dining Room
Brunch will be served, $6.50/person.

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
Please join students, faculty, staff and community members of all faith identities for our weekly celebration of the Eucharist.