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May 24 – May 26, 2017

We promise alumni reunion will be a memorable time for all attendees. You’ll enjoy reconnecting with classmates, meeting students, faculty and staff, touring the impressive campus and seeing all of the changes to your alma mater and the Des Moines metropolitan area. Reflect with friends on the twists, turns and trips you’ve taken since your student days, too.

Whether you attended COMS, UOMHS or DMU … you can look back with pride at your education. But don’t limit yourself to just looking back: make plans now to come back!

The weekend includes a special medallion ceremony and reception, guided campus tours, a campus picnic, a student panel, and more.

To register for Reunion 2017, please contact Development and Alumni Relations at 515-271-1701 or

Schedule (Tentative)

Wednesday, May 24




6 – 7:30pm

Reunion Registration & Welcome Reception

Downtown Des Moines Marriott
(700 Grand Ave -Rock River Grill – 2nd Floor)

Thursday, May 25




8 – 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

Academic Center – 1st floor
(3440 Grand Ave – circle drive north entrance)

8:30 – 10:30am

Guided Campus TourAcademic Center – 1st floor

(3440 Grand Ave – circle drive north entrance)

10:30 – 11:30am

Student Panel

Monroe Building
(3300 Grand Ave – Room 102)

11:30am – 1pm

Campus Picnic

Student Education Center
(3330 Grand Ave – south lawn)

1:30 – 2:30pm

Military Commissioning Ceremony

Medical Education Center
(3200 Grand Ave)

5:30 – 7:30pm

Medallion Ceremony & Dinner/Banquet

Downtown Des Moines Embassy Club
34th Floor (666 Grand Avenue)

Friday, May 26





Alumni Arrive

(Continental Breakfast)

Wells Fargo Arena
Press Room (3rd & Crocker St., NW entrance)

10am – noon

Commencement Ceremony

Wells Fargo Arena
(833 5th Avenue)

12:30pm – 2pm

Bon Voyage Luncheon & Champagne Toast

Downtown Des Moines Marriott             
(700 Grand Ave)