Welcome Alumni!

The current alumni network of over 16,000 Dowling Catholic graduates spreads across 50 states and many continents. No matter the graduating year, the location they call home or chosen profession, common values describe each DCHS alumni - faithful, caring and dedicated. All alumni form one family - the Maroons. Welcome home!

Alumni are invited to visit the school to see the recent changes. DCHS has been transformed into nearly a brand new school again, as it was in 1972 when St. Joseph Academy and Dowling High School combined. To schedule a tour or begin planning your class reunion, please contact the Alumni Office at 515.225.3000


1884-1969 Golden Jubilee
2019 - To Be Determined
Mass with reception and tours to follow.
Please join us for a reunion celebration of St. Joseph Academy and Dowling High School Alumni. Reconnect with classmates from classes 1940-1969.

Young Alumni - Professional Networking Luncheon

Dec. 19, 2017 - 11:30-1:30
Area leaders, human resource managers and Alumni from a variety of fields will provide valuable insight into specific industries, the local job market and finding that first employment opportunity. The event will include individual introductions, round table discussions and featured speaker, Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President, Greater Des Moines Partnership.

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at 515.225.3000.


Visit this page for reunion updates. Please keep us informed as plans come together so we can help spread the word to your classmates and make it a successful reunion. These classes have set reunion dates:

1948   1953   1958   1963   1968   1973   1978   1983   1988   1993   1998   2003   2008   2013

Need some help getting started? Access Planning the Perfect Class Reunion (pdf) and get started!

Reunions on Campus

Whether it’s a reception, Mass, tour or all three, we encourage you to hold one night of your reunion weekend here at Dowling Catholic. A recent $28 million renovation campaign was crowned with the dedication of the Coppola Family St. Joseph Chapel in May 2015 which is available for reunion Masses. The Narthex/Lobby is available to hold receptions. Please visit Reunions on Campus (pdf) for pricing and additional information. The following dates are currently available:

June 23-24
July 21-22
August 11-12

Ready to plan your reunion? Contact the Alumni Office at 515.225.3000.

Dowling Catholic High School  |  1400 Buffalo RD.  |  West Des Moines, IA  |  50265  |  (515) 225-3000