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Eagles Connect @ DataBank

Due to the Covid19 guidelines this event will be rescheduled for a later date.  Watch for updates to come.

Questions? Contact us at or 816.501.3780.

Annual Spring Football Reunion

This event has been cancelled due to the Covid19 outbreak.  Opportunities to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Football at Avila will be moved to Homecoming Weekend.

Questions? Contact us at or 816.501.3780.

Graduation Sending Ceremony & Reception

Friday, May 8, 2020 - Postponed pending a new date for graduation.  A determination will be made as to whether or not we will have the Sending Ceremony.
6 p.m.
Avila University Mabee Fieldhouse & Athletic Pavilion

The Sending Ceremony is our baccalaureate celebration that all graduates, Bachelor’s and Master’s, are encouraged to attend with families. The ceremony celebrates our Avila Heritage and has become an important part of our Avila tradition. Graduates process into this ceremony as a class. The 35 minute ceremony is followed by a reception (food, beer and wine are served) where it has become common that families have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff. 

Graduates are asked to dress business casual, no caps and gowns. Graduates should meet in the Pavilion at 5:30 p.m.

Please plan to make this Avila celebration a part of your graduation weekend.

Questions regarding the Sending Ceremony should be directed to Campus Ministry at 816.501.2423.

Graduation Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - Postponed due to Covid19.  The new date will be either May 29 or 30, a decision will be made soon.
10 a.m.
Kansas City Convention Center - Bartle Hall, Exhibit Hall E
300 W. 13th Street, KC, MO 64105

The full Graduation Week and Weekend schedule can be found at

Homecoming Weekend 2020

Thursday, October 8 - Sunday, October 11
Avila University Campus

This fall, return to your alma mater for Homecoming Weekend 2020! Reconnect with old friends and classmates, see what's changed, what remains the same and celebrate your lifelong connection to Avila. Whether you attend a game, dinner theatre in the NEW Goppert Performing Arts Center, one of the reunions, or another event, you don't want to miss Homecoming Weekend 2020 to share your Eagles pride!

All alumni and friends are welcome! A full schedule for the weekend will be posted this summer.

Questions? Contact us at or 816.501.3780.

Registration will open in August of 2020.

45th Annual Steer Dinner & Auction

Saturday, February 6, 2021
5:30 p.m.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown - Count Basie Ballroom - Marriott Tower

Avila University proudly announces that the 45th annual Steer Dinner & Auction will be on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at the Marriott in downtown Kansas City. As you may know, Steer is the signature fundraising event at Avila, raising vital scholarship funds for our students.

Registration will open in November of 2020.

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Stay Alert to the Covid-19 Situation

Avila University is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and following state and federal guidelines. Check your email and the Healthy Eagles webpage  for information and updates. 

NEW! 25% Tuition Discount for All Displaced Workers

Displaced, laid off, terminated, or furloughed workers (and their spouses/partners) now qualify for a 25% tuition discount on all Adult Professional Undergraduate and Graduate programs from Avila.

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