Scottish Highlanders Reunion

Reignite your Hawkeye spirit with friends, family, fellow alumni, and former Scottish Highlander members as we toast the organization's splendid story. Celebrate the group’s legacy and contributions to the University of Iowa while enjoying many Hawkeye-themed festivities.


Please register by July 27, 2017.

Schedule of Events


Thursday, Aug. 31

Reunion Registration and Hospitality Room
3-6 p.m.
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center (formerly Holiday Inn), 1220 First Ave., Coralville

Pick up your registration materials in the hotel registration area, then visit with fellow alumni and friends in the hospitality room. Bring your personal scrapbooks and photos to share while enjoying tea, shortbread, and scones. Silent auction items, including the special edition Scottish Highlander bears, will be displayed along with a selection of Highlander items and memorabilia available for purchase. Dinner will be on your own.

Friday, Sept. 1

Reunion Registration and Hospitality Room
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Radisson Hotel in Coralville

Pick up your registration materials, and then visit with fellow alumni and friends in the hospitality room. Bring your personal scrapbooks and photos to share while enjoying tea, shortbread, and scones. Silent auction items, including the special edition Scottish Highlander bears, will be displayed along with a selection of Highlander items and memorabilia available for purchase.

FRYfest
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 300 E. Ninth St., Coralville

FRYfest is the world’s largest Hawkeye tradeshow and tailgate party, where fans will meet Hawkeye student-athletes, coaches, and teams. Visit the Scottish Highlanders table, sponsored by the Athletics Hall of Fame.

Flood Impact, the Recovery, and Hancher Tour
9:30 a.m.
Radisson Hotel in Coralville

Learn about the devastation caused to campus by the 2008 flood, as well as the recovery and rebuilding of the university. Board a bus to view new university buildings. See the new Hancher Auditorium, and enjoy a guided tour of this impressive performing arts center. (Transportation provided.)

Cocktail Hour
6 p.m.-TBA
Radisson Hotel in Coralville

Enjoy socializing with other reunion attendees. A cash bar will be available.

Scottish Highlanders Reunion Banquet
7 p.m.
Kinnick Ballroom, Radisson Hotel in Coralville
Join us for an evening of Highlander memories, enjoy traditional Scottish entertainment, and learn about ongoing historical preservation projects for the Scottish Highlanders.

Saturday, Sept. 2

Hospitality Room
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel in Coralville

Socialize and bring your personal scrapbooks and photos to share. Silent auction items, including the special edition Scottish Highlander bears, will be displayed along with a selection of Highlander items and memorabilia available for purchase.

Reunion Registration
9 a.m.-noon
Radisson Hotel in Coralville

Pick up your registration materials.

Iowa vs. Wyoming Football Game
Kickoff time TBD
Kinnick Stadium

Tickets will be available online in late July. Tickets are limited to four per registration and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual tickets may be available through the Athletic Ticket Office. When tickets are available, an email will be sent to the email address on record. If you would like to update your email, please do so by Tuesday, July 4, at iowalum.com/update.

Possible Saturday Visits on Your Own

  • Stroll the downtown area;
  • Revisit campus by riding a red-or blue-line Cambus;
  • Visit the Old Capitol and Macbride Hall museums;
  • See the recently renovated Iowa Memorial Union;
  • Shop at Coral Ridge Mall.

Scottish Highlanders Exhibit at the Athletics Hall of Fame
UI Athletics Hall of Fame and Museum, 2425 Prairie Meadow Dr., Iowa City

Visit the historical exhibit and kiosk honoring the Scottish Highlanders. Transportation from the hotel will be provided, if needed, for the evening events at the Athletics Hall of Fame.

Cocktail Hour
5 p.m.-TBA
UI Athletics Hall of Fame and Museum, Iowa City

Enjoy a social hour with other reunion attendees. A cash bar will be available.

Evening Buffet Dinner
6 p.m.
UI Athletics Hall of Fame and Museum, Iowa City

After enjoying an informal buffet and time to mingle, you may leisurely view the Highlanders exhibit and kiosk. Then join in with your pipes, drums, or dancing shoes for casual and spontaneous performances for the rest of the evening. Transportation will provided to the hotel, if needed.

Sunday, Sept. 3

Farewell Breakfast Buffet
9–11 a.m.
Hospitality room, Radisson Hotel in Coralville

Stop in for a breakfast buffet and final goodbye—including the shortbread and scones, of course—after a memorable weekend.


Accommodations

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center (formerly Holiday Inn) on First Avenue in Coralville for our reunion guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, to receive this special group rate ($139 per night plus tax). Call 319-351-5049 to reserve your room and mention the University of Iowa Scottish Highlanders group.

For additional hotel accommodations, contact the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-283-6592 or visit iowacitycoralville.org.

Questions

For registration or accommodation questions, email alumni-reunions@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-3294. For event questions, please contact one of the reunion committee members: Heather Stockman or Penny Hall.