New Alumni Website

Travel to the website and you will find the Alumni and friends page has received a facelift and improved functionality. Take a few minutes and set up a User ID and Password and enjoy easier registration, alumni directory access and other great features. Simply click on and then Alumni in the gold bar. Once on the site you will see Register for the First Time located on the left side of the page at the bottom of the grey box.


2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

This fall during Homecoming we will honor these five individuals who have been recognized by their classmates, former students and family members as exemplifying the characteristics of this award. Join us on Saturday, September 29, and celebrate with these Duhawks!

Libby Birky '97, Skip Brennan '64, Doug O'Brien '92, Don Freymann '61, and Wendy Shrunk '07.


Just Du It

Loras College Director of Athletics Bob Quinn is delighted to announce that the Duhawks and NIKE have agreed to a five-year partnership. Beginning with the 2012-13 year, NIKE will be Loras' exclusive provider of apparel, uniforms, and equipment through the spring of 2017. Additionally, the Duhawks' practice and travel apparel, footwear and coaching staffs will each bear the globally recognized NIKE swoosh.


Iowa Private College Week Lets Students Explore Loras

Thousands of high school juniors and seniors and their parents will be spending the first week of August visiting the campuses of Iowa's independent, non-profit colleges and universities for Iowa Private College Week.

Iowa Private College Week gives students who are evaluating the next step in their education the ability to see what smaller private institutions like Loras can offer them.


A Change for Cox Street

Cox Street will soon be Loras Parkway.

Cox Street was purchased by the College from the city of Dubuque with the intention of building an outdoor common area where students, faculty and the Dubuque community can converge-Loras Parkway. Converting Cox Street into Loras Parkway will provide a safe pedestrian and bicycle recreational path as well as a scenic plaza and connector between Dubuque neighborhoods north and south of Loras Boulevard. The Parkway will be closed to vehicle traffic, increasing student safety and further preserving the beautiful limestone wall that lines the street.



Help a current Loras student, reconnect with a classmate or learn something about your alma mater. Attend an upcoming event and you can do all three! Across the country Alumni, parents and friends are gathering with each other through service, networking and other activities. Don't miss out on an event near you. Click here and check out our listing of upcoming alumni gatherings and sign up today. You are also welcome to join us on the Loras campus for performances, lecturers, receptions, sporting events and more. Become more involved with our Duhawk family!


First Year Orientation brings new Loras students together

First Year Orientation sessions held in June gave new Loras students the chance to connect with each other, with current students, faculty and staff, and to learn about all that Loras has to offer for their experience. Students collected their laptops, registered for Fall classes, were given the summer reading assignment, become acquainted with the many co-curricular activities offered at Loras, and participated in team building activities to better get to know other first year students.


Archbishop Hanus to celebrate September 23rd Jubilee Mass for Education at Loras

As part of the conclusion of the year-long celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the establishment of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Most Rev. Jerome Hanus, OSB, Chancellor of Loras College, will preside and preach at a Jubilee Mass recognizing the mission of Catholic higher education in the archdiocese. This special occasion will coincide with the regular Sunday, September 23, 2012, 8 PM Mass in Christ the King Chapel. All members of the Loras and larger Dubuque community, including alumni and friends, are welcome to join the spirited gathering of student musicians and ministers for this signature event...

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