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Alumni Events

Throughout the year, the Grand View Alumni Relations office sponsors a variety of events specifically for or of interest to alumni.  Upcoming events will be posted in this section on an ongoing basis.

Please contact Laine Mendenhall-Buck at alumni@grandview.edu or 515-263-2957 for more event information and/or questions.

Homecoming Weekend
Friday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 2
Save the date for an incredible weekend of Homecoming activities. Click here for information and a full schedule. 
Viking 5K 
Saturday, Oct. 1
8 a.m.
Join us for the Viking 5K at 8 a.m., with the Viking Kid Trot immediately following. Click here to learn more. NOTE: Registration is now closed.    
West Side Story at the Des Moines Playhouse
Thursday, Oct. 27
6:30 p.m.

Make this a date night (or grab-a-friend night). Join Grand View alumni to watch a classic story of forbidden love at The Des Moines Playhouse. Come early for GV alumni cocktails and appetizers at 6:30 p.m. before the curtain goes up for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Receive discounted tickets through the direct link below. Ticket price also includes one drink ticket and free appetizers.
1. Go to this link: http://tinyurl.com/GVUWSS.
2. Click on the map outline to open up seating options--reserved seats are available in both ramp and orchestra sections. Once you select a seating area, you will see a group of purple seats that have been reserved for Grand View. Click on the seat(s) you wish to reserve.
3. Select the type of ticket you’d like to purchase from the drop-down menu (adult, senior, or student).Ticket prices are $35 for adults and $25 for students.
5. Make plans to arrive early for a cocktail and appetizers with other Grand View alumni.
Disney on Ice “Passport to Adventure”
Wednesday, Nov. 23

Mark your calendars as we continue a Grand View tradition of seeing Disney on Ice the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Join us for a Passport to Adventure and celebrate with all of your favorite Disney characters. Tickets are $18 per person (kids under age two are free). The first 100 will get a “meet and greet” experience with Disney characters. Click here to get your tickets. 
Cooking Pasta with Alessandra Alumni Class
Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
333 E. Grand Ave, Des Moines

Learn to make delicious pasta! This great hands-on class will be small enough to encourage questions and conversation. $35 per person. Class is limited to 18 slots, so grab a friend, sign up and enjoy a fun night out. Click here to register. 
Additional 2017 events include:
  • February – Murder Mystery Dinner Party
  • March – Iowa Barnstormers game
  • June – Annual Firetrucker Brewery Bike Ride
Check back for more details and new events!

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PLEASE NOTE: Photos and videos may be taken at events and used in future Grand View University projects in print and on the web. By registering for an event, you are providing your consent for University use of the photos and videos. Please contact Laine Mendenhall-Buck at 515-263-2957 with any concerns.