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DMU Employee Holiday Party

December 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


DMU employees: Make plans for you and a guest to join us for DMU holiday festivities, a week full of fun leading up to the holiday party!

Festivities from 6:30-9:30 p.m., join us anytime!

Appetizers and Cocktails/Beverages start at 6:30 p.m.

Buffet from 7:30-9 p.m.

** University closing at 4 p.m. **


RSVP by November 26 to Kim Steelman at or (515) 271-1482.

More Information

What time is the university closing on December 7?

Closing at 4:00 p.m. to allow everyone time to go home and get ready for the festivities.

What is the leave time and clock in/out procedure for December 7?

DMU employees scheduled for time off on December 7th will need to submit a leave request for his/her regular scheduled hours.  If an employee works any portion of the day and leaves prior to 4:00 p.m. they need to use leave time for the remaining portion of his/her scheduled day.  Employees do not receive credit for the early close unless they remain at work until 4:00 p.m.

Non-exempt DMU employees who work until the scheduled close time of 4:00, should NOT clock out when leaving campus, your supervisor will edit in your normal ending time.  Supervisors need to have edits completed by the 11:00 a.m. deadline, Monday, December 10th.  If you have any questions please contact Human Resources. 

Where do I pick up my registration envelope?

Registration envelopes will be delivered to your area by Cocoa Express on 12/05/2018.  Each envelope contains beverage tickets and name tags.

If these times do not work for you, envelopes will be available in Human Resources and at the registration table the evening of the party.

What if I forget my beverage tickets and name tags?

Cash bar open for guests.  Extra beverage tickets are not available.

What is the dress code for the holiday party event?

There is not a formal dress code for this event.  Traditionally guests wear business casual to semi-formal attire.

How do I get to the Forte Banquet Center?

Baratta’s – Forte Banquet & Conference Center

Worried about parking?  No need to worry.

Free valet parking at the door: cars will be parked in lots adjacent to Forte. When you are ready to leave, simply text your ticket number to the valet 5 minutes before you are ready to leave.  Do not have texting capability?  No problem, give your ticket to the valet attendant 5 minutes prior to the time you want to leave.

Reserved spaces for guests to park their own cars at 320 Watson Powell Jr Way.

There is also parking spaces around Forte event center if available.

What is the menu for the evening?

Hors D’oeuvres: 

Baratta’s Homemade Meatballs
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Spinach & Artichoke Dip with pita chips


Tossed Green Salad
Rolls and Butter


Chicken Amaggio
Mediterranean Pasta

Carving Station: Roast Beef
Starch: Roasted New Potatoes
Vegetable: Vegetable Medley
Desserts A la Carte: Variety of Mini Desserts
Beverages: Soda, Water, Iced Tea and Coffee
Cash bars: Redeem beverage tickets – valid for alcoholic beverages 

When does the event start?

Festivities from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – feel free to join us anytime

Appetizers & Cocktails/Beverages start at 6:30 p.m.

Buffet from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

What is the entertainment for the evening?

Put on your dancing shoes and boogie to DMU’s own Muscle Energy!  Dr. Salas, students and staff will entertain us with a variety of tunes.



December 7, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Des Moines University


Forte Banquet & Conference Center
615 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA United States
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