Group photo. 2019 Alumni Calendar of Events 

The Alumni Office organizes events all over the country! Not only are these socials great for networking, it’s a perfect way for you to reconnect with your alma mater. Scroll down for a complete list of upcoming events.

Alumni events which require registration will offer a convenient online RSVP button below. If you have issues utilizing Eventbrite, our registration program, don't hesitate to contact our office at 563-425-5388. 

If you would like to help us plan an event in your area, please pitch the idea to or call 563-425-5388. We will gladly explore the possibility. 



January 25-26

Basketball Alumni Weekend
Fayette, Iowa

All former basketball players are welcomed back for the men’s and women’s basketball games in Dorman Gymnasium.

Friday, January 25
UIU vs. University of Sioux Falls
5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball and Men’s Basketball will follow

Saturday, January 26
UIU vs. Southwest Minnesota State University
3:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball and Men’s Basketball will follow

Start your weekend by catching the first game on Friday night and cheer the Peacocks to victory. Arrive early to the Saturday afternoon game to enjoy the pre-game shoot around. A specific schedule will be shared closer to the alumni weekend with times for shoot around and to visit with current members of the team. Then watch the games from the suite with complimentary food and cash bar. At half time of each game, alumni basketball players will be recognized.




February 10

Mike Olson Alumni Dual
Fayette, Iowa

Join fellow teammates and wrestling alumni during the Mike Olson Alumni Dual + Wrestling Alumni Reunion. All former wrestlers are welcomed back to Fayette for a day of reminiscing and remembrance.

Sunday, February 10
12:30 p.m. – Wrestling Alumni Social
1:50 p.m. – Wrestling Alumni Recognition 
2:00 p.m. – Peacock Wrestling vs. Northern State University

All wrestling alumnus who RSVP will receive complimentary admission to the dual for yourself and one guest, as well as access to the suite. Start your afternoon with the pre-dual alumni social in Dorman Gymnasium and enjoy refreshments, compliments of UIU. Prior to the start of the dual, alumni in attendance will be recognized and a moment of remembrance for former head coach, Mike Olson, will take place. This special event is one you won’t want to miss.


February 14

Kiss Under the Arch
President's Home  |  308 Washington St., Fayette, IA 52142  |  3 - 5 p.m.

Bring your Valentine to Fayette Campus on February 14 and participate in the Peacock tradition of kissing under the arch! Guest may enjoy complimentary refreshments from 3 – 5 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served at the President’s Home.


February 21

Peacock Caravan Cabin Fever Tour: Des Moines Social
Holiday Inn Des Moines DTWN - Mercy Area  |  1050 6th Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50314  |  5 p.m.

The UIU Alumni Office looks forward to providing a “warm” welcome to everyone attending the Cabin Fever events in February and March. We are excited for yet another opportunity to connect with our Peacock family from various cities in Iowa. Your response is appreciated by Friday, February 15.


February 28

Peacock Caravan Cabin Fever Tour: Davenport Social
Me & Billy  |  200 W 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa 52801  |  5 p.m.

This Cabin Fever Tour is the perfect way to connect with the thousands of alumni in Iowa. Our socials are meant for all (parents, alumni & friends) to reconnect with old friends and make new ones from your area, all while enjoying food, drinks, updates and UIU giveaways. Your response is appreciated by Friday, February 22.





March 18

Des Moines Senior Social
Des Moines, Iowa

March 19

Waterloo Senior Social
Waterloo, Iowa

March 23

Peacock Caravan Cabin Fever Tour: Alumni Night at Young Arena
Young Arena  |  125 Commercial St., Waterloo, Iowa 50703  |  Puck drops at 6:05 p.m.

Join your Peacock family for an action-packed night in Party Town, while cheering on the Waterloo Black Hawks as they take on the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders! You and one guest are invited to enjoy the game from the Budweiser Hospitality Suite. Complimentary tickets, food and beverages will be provided by UIU -  Waterloo Center and the UIU Alumni Office. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, March 15. *Please note - Due to space availability, each alum is limited to only 2 tickets. 


March 25

Wausau Senior Social
Wausau, Wisconsin

March 26

Milwaukee Senior Social
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 27

Madison Senior Social
Madison, Wisconsin

March 28

Prairie Du Chien Senior Social
Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin



April 1

Cedar Rapids Senior Social
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

April 2

Quad Cities Senior Social

April 3

Rockford Senior Social
Rockford, Illinois

April 4

Blackhawk Senior Social
Janesville, Wisconsin

April 11-12

UIU Giving Day

April 13

Honors and Awards Banquet
Fayette, Iowa  |  5: 30 p.m.

April 13

UIU Carnival
Fayette, Iowa  |  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

April 13

UIU Family Day
Fayette, Iowa



May 4

UIU Fayette Commencement Ceremony
Fayette, Iowa  | Harms-Eischeid Stadium

May 4

Second Chance Graduation
Fayette, Iowa  | 2:30 p.m.  |  Harms-Eischeid Stadium

The Alumni Association is proud to offer a Second Chance Graduation to all alumni, who were unable to attend their original commencement ceremony. These respective “graduates” will be recognized alongside the Class of 2019 during the May 4, 2019, Commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Registration deadline is February 28, 2019. 

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May 10

UIU Hong Kong Commencement Ceremony

May 12

UIU Malaysia Commencement Ceremony



June 7

24th Annual Peacock Classic Golf Outing
Big Rock Country Club  |  Fayette, Iowa


June 22

UIU Night at the Ballpark
Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium |  850 Park Rd., Waterloo, IA 50703  6:35

Join your Peacock family for a night out at the ball field, while cheering on the Waterloo Bucks as they take on Eau Claire Express!




July 12-13

Peacock Summer Fest
Fayette, Iowa

Join us for a weekend of summer fun in Fayette; from golf and a parade to a yummy BBQ picnic and live entertainment, there's something for everyone!


July 21-27

Team Peacock Rides RAGBRAI
Various cities across Iowa






September 13-14

Hall of Fame Weekend
Fayette, Iowa 

September 15

Baseball Alumni Reunion Game
Fayette, Iowa 



October 3-5

UIU Homecoming
Fayette, Iowa

October 5

45th Anniversary for Acacia Fraternity
Fayette, Iowa

Acacia Fraternity is planning a 2019 Homecoming reunion, celebrating the 45th anniversary of our Charter. All Acacia Alumni, their families and former chapter advisors are invited to attend. 

Further details will be forthcoming via email, Facebook and letter. Any Questions, please contact Jeff Stavnes at 712-299-2199 or; Mike Knickrehm at 563-320-3039 or or last, but not least, Jon Miller at 319-361-3512 or