Active Learning Opportunities


To register for any or all of the Homecoming festivities, CLICK HERE

Friday, September 26, 2014

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
QU Serves at The Abbey
The Abbey
Grab lunch at The Abbey and support QU’s student leadership & development program. Tickets are $10 in advance and include soda or tea. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Open House / Registration**
Student Center Lounge
Stop by and say hi! Meet with fellow alumni and pick up your complimentary gift as the weekend kicks off. Retired faculty and staff will be greeting alumni and conducting campus tours during this time.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Daily Mass
QU Chapel

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
POLIS - Women in the United States Wars
North Campus - Second Floor - Strieby Classroom

Alumni are invited to attend a free POLIS (Pursuit of Learning in Society) session to learn about women's roles and contributions during World War II including homemaker, Rosie the Riveter, teacher, nurse, and servicewoman.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Alumni Happy Hour
Hawks’ Nest
After a long drive to campus, come out to enjoy a couple of drinks with your fellow Hawks at the Hawks’ Nest. Help us make this event even bigger: forward, Facebook or Tweet this event to your QU friends!

5:00 pm
QU Women’s Soccer vs. Missouri S & T
North Campus Field

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homecoming BBQ**
North Campus (18th and Seminary Road)
Join us for what has quickly become one of the weekend’s biggest highlights! Gather at the QU tent for dinner with friends and family as the Hawks and Lady Hawks take on Missouri S & T.

7:30 pm
QU Men’s Soccer vs. Missouri S & T
North Campus Field

Saturday, September 27, 2014

8:30 am – 10:00 am
National Alumni Board Meeting
Francis Hall, Board Room (4th floor)
The Alumni Association welcomes all Quincy University alumni to attend the National Alumni Board meeting. The National Alumni Board meets once a year on the Quincy University campus to discuss various University issues, alumni concerns and alumni program plans.

9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am
Campus Tour & Residence Hall Open House
Francis Hall & Student Living Center
Alumni can make reservations for walking tours led by student ambassadors. Tours leave every hour from the courtyard fountain (in front of Francis Hall) and end at the Student Living Center. Tours include the new Student Success Center.

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Open Forum with Dr. Gervasi
Francis Hall, Room 432
Join us for campus updates and a Q&A session with Quincy University President Dr. Robert Gervasi. This event is open to all alumni and Homecoming guests.

10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Football Tailgate**
Field Adjacent to Flinn Stadium Lot
Prior to kick-off, we invite our guests to join us for our annual tailgate party (make sure to stop by the QU Alumni tent). Food and drinks will be available.

10:30 am
Homecoming Pep Rally
Flinn Stadium Lot
Catch the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen and cheer on our Hawks as they enter Flinn Stadium along with our Hawk Marching Band, cheerleaders, and dance team.

11:00 am
Alumni Softball Game
Mart Heinen Softball Complex
Women's softball alumni are invited to a slow-pitch exhibition match. Bring your glove!

1:00 pm
QU Hawks Football vs. Haskell Indian Nations
Flinn Stadium

3:00 pm
Faculty Art Exhibit
Gray Gallery (Inside Brenner Library)
This year’s exhibition features works by associate professor of art, Karl Warma

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Alumni College
Student Success Center (Lower level of Brenner Library)
Join fellow alumni back in the classroom for educational and entertaining presentation by Dr. David Costigan, Emeritus Professor of History.

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Alumni Dinner and Cocktail Hour
Main Dining Room
Celebrate with fellow alumni at this year’s alumni dinner where the alumnus/alumna of the year will be honored as well as the anniversary classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, and 1989.  Cocktail hour from 6:30 to 7:30 and dinner is served promptly at 7:30. Reservations are required and tickets are $20 each. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

9:00 pm – Midnight
Alumni Late Night Gathering
Hawks’ Nest
Cap off Saturday night in the Hawks’ Nest (or “The Club” as you may remember it) with live music by Homecoming favorites “The Kingbees”.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Alumni Memorial Mass
QU Chapel
By popular request, couples will once again be able to renew their marriage vows during the mass.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Farewell Brunch
Main Dining Room
As Homecoming comes to an end, join us for a farewell brunch following the conclusion of Sunday morning mass. Brunch is $11 and can be paid at the door.

12:00 pm
QU Women’s Soccer vs. Drury University
North Campus Field

2:30 pm
QU Men’s Soccer vs. Drury University
North Campus Field

** = Homecoming check-in location


Health & Fitness Center
Friday -- 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday -- 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday -- 8:30 - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday -- 8:30 - 2:00 pm

Friday -- Noon - 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday -- Noon - 10:00 pm

Hawks' Nest
Friday -- 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm AND 8:30 to Midnight (band from 8:30 until midnight)
Saturday -- 8:30 pm to Midnight (band from 9:00 until midnight)

Brenner Library
Friday -- 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday -- 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday -- 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

To register for any or all of the Homecoming festivities, CLICK HERE


Membership in the Quincy University Alumni Association (QUAA) is a great way to show your QU Hawk Pride and support the future of your alma mater. Graduates of Quincy University are lifetime members of the Quincy University Alumni Association. As an active member of the QUAA, you are a part of a diverse group of more than 10,000 alumni all over the world.

Privileges for Quincy University Alumni Association members

The QUAA strives to engage and connect alumni across the country and right here on campus. We invite you to stay connected via social channels as well, including LinkedIn and Facebook. We offer opportunities to celebrate your love of QU, ranging from homecoming and alumni events to happy hour gatherings and pre-game parties. In addition, we help you stay connected with QU people, places, events, and traditions through QUniverse magazine and E-News from the Tower newsletters as well as targeted notices about QU events and programs.

Benefits to Your Q-Perks Card

  • Brenner Library – Alumni receive discounted rates on Brenner Library memberships
  • Career Services – Free career counseling, interview coaching, and job search assistance
  • QU Athletics – Alumni periodically receive special discounts for QU sporting events
  • QU Bookstore – 10 percent off total purchase for QU alumni
  • QU Health and Fitness Center – Select discounts on day passes and memberships
  • QU Rented Space – 10 percent off campus venue or space rentals (not valid for QU Chapel rentals)
  • QU Theatre Department – Alumni receive special discounted rates for QU Theatre productions
  • Qyo Sweet Treats Café – 10 percent off purchases for QU alumni

How to Obtain a Q-Perks Card

Contact QU Alumni Services to obtain your Q-Perks card by filling out our ONLINE APPLICATION, or by calling 217-228-5209 or e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Cards will be mailed to you along with information on benefits and services available to QU alumni.

Alumni Events

September 26-28, 2014
Homecoming Weekend

Quincy University

For details, visit our Homecoming page.

September 27, 2014
National Alumni Board Meeting
Quincy University

The Alumni Association welcomes all Quincy University alumni to attend the National Alumni Board meeting from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 am Saturday, September 27 in the Board Room of Francis Hall on QU’s campus. Breakfast will be served and it is complimentary. If interested, please RSVP two weeks in advanced and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information on the Alumni Association and to see who sits on the National Alumni Board visit the National Alumni Board website. Any additional questions about the National Alumni Board meeting, contact Rachel Peterson at 217-228-5209 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 October 16, 2014
Minnesota Happy Hour Event
Edina, MN

Quincy Unviersity will host its first ever Minnesota alumni event at Cocina del Barrio on October 16. The event is free and open to all QU alumni and guests. For more information, or to register, please contact alumnus Pat Ostergren '94 at 612-386-2154.

Homecoming Weekend
September 26-28, 2014 (SAVE THE DATES!)


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Save the dates!  Homecoming 2014 will be here before you know it.  This year’s Homecoming festivities take place the weekend of September 26-28.  Join us as our Hawks football team takes on Haskell Indian Nation and soccer (men’s and women’s) take on Missouri S&T and Drury on Friday and Sunday respectively.  All of your favorite traditions will be back including the alumni barbeque, Homecoming pep rally, alumni dinner, and late night Hawks’ Nest gathering, as well as a few new surprises.

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Be sure to check in at one of our check-in locations to receive your nametag, free Health and Fitness Center pass, special Homecoming discounts, and a complimentary Homecoming 2014 gift!

Below are a few of the hotel options in Quincy. Mention Quincy University Homecoming for the QU discount rate.  You may also view hotels on or the Quincy Chamber of Commerce site.

**Comfort Inn
(217) 228-2700
4122 Broadway St. Quincy, IL

**Fairfield Inn & Suites
(217) 223-5922
4315 Broadway St. Quincy, IL

**Hampton Inn
(217) 224-8378
225 S 4th St. Quincy, IL

**Holiday Inn
(217) 223-7800
4821 Oak St. Quincy, IL

**Microtel Inn & Suites
(217) 222-5620
200 S. 3rd St. Quincy, IL

Stoney Creek Inn
(217) 223-2255
3809 Broadway St. Quincy, IL

**These hotels have room blocks available for alumni returning for Homecoming.  Rooms must be reserved by August 20 and don't forget to mention you are part of the Quincy University block.

Contact Us

University Advancement


Julie Bell
Vice President for University Advancement

As Vice President for University Advancement, Julie Bell oversees all operations relating to University development, alumni services, and communications.  She is responsible for the identifying, cultivating, and soliciting of major gift donors and serves as the advancement liaison to the Board of Trustees.  Julie joined the Quincy University staff in 2005 after serving for ten years as alumni director of her alma mater, Grand View University.


Matt Bergman
Director of Development and Alumni Services

Matt directs all aspects of the Quincy University Fund and assists in the cultivation of annual and major gifts from prospective donors.  He oversees alumni and student events, productions, and fundraising efforts designed to financially strengthen the University.  Matt is a 1999 graduate of Quincy University and joined the staff in 2011.


Heidi Meyer
Director of University Communications

Heidi manages all marketing, advertising, and public relations aspects of Quincy University.  She serves as a media liaison to the University and crafts press releases and other public information items for print and online purposes.  She also serves as editor of the biannual “QUniverse” magazine.  Heidi is an alumna of Western Illinois University where she earned a B.A. in Public Communications & Human Relations.

Julie Boll
Grants Writer

As the University’s grants writer, Julie spearheads the efforts to discover and research new grant funding opportunities for Quincy University programs and projects.  Julie coordinates with faculty, staff, administration, and students to identify university needs and develop grant proposals on behalf of the university.  Julie is a 2002 graduate of Quincy University and joined the staff in 2011.  She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership from QU.


Rachel Peterson
Alumni Services Specialist

Rachel assists in cultivating current and prospective donors from all across the country through a number of facets.  She coordinates alumni events of every sort and serves as staff liaison to the University’s National Alumni Board and various nationwide alumni chapters.  Rachel is a 1992 graduate of Quincy University and joined the advancement staff in 2013.


Ben Braun
Writer / Editor

Ben oversees and maintains web content for the University and coordinates official university and alumni-related social media channels.  He writes and designs monthly e-newsletters for alumni and is a contributing writer for the biannual “QUniverse” publication.  He earned a B.A. in 2007 and a master’s in educational leadership in 2012 (both from QU).  He joined the staff in 2009 as alumni coordinator and served as Communications Coordinator from 2013 to 2014 before being named writer and editor in late 2014.


Bill Beard
Visual Communications Specialist

Bill coordinates, designs, and oversees the creation and production of all visual communications initiatives for QU.  He monitors the usage of university photos/logos and constructs layouts and graphics for the “QUniverse” publication.  Bill holds an associate’s degree from John Wood Community College and is the creator of a weekly editorial cartoon in the “Pike Press” of Pittsfield, Illinois.  Bill joined the staff in 2010 with over 15 years in professional graphic design.


Chris Simmons
Database and Event Assistant

Chris manages and updates the 10,000+ member alumni and donor database to ensure accuracy for the purposes of fundraising letters, event postcards, publications, and other alumni-focused mailings.  She is a valued contributor to the “QUniverse” magazine and actively assists in the planning and execution of all alumni events.  Chris joined the staff in 2009.


Kendall Bowen
Gifts and Reports Assistant

Kendall assists in all facets of university fundraising.  She facilitates all gifts made to the university by way of issuing receipts, monitoring giving trends, tracking solicitation efforts, and preparing gift and special project reports.  In addition, she coordinates the annual Honor Roll of Donors for the “QUniverse” publication.  Kendall joined the staff in 2011.

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Communications Assistant

Miranda joined the communications staff in 2014 and is responsible for a number of tasks within the Office of Communications.  In addition, she manages the university switchboard.  Miranda is a graduate of Culver Stockton College where she recently earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences.

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