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Homecoming Hotel & Travel

Alumni and friends of Palmer College are welcomed for Homecoming events at each of the Palmer campuses.

Homecoming registration is made simple and easy with several options to choose from. And because we want to help make planning your trip as convenient as possible we have negotiated rates with local hotels, included a list of car rental agencies, nearest airport code, and area maps, or a travel agency to make your plans for you if you choose.

Palmer Main Homecoming

It started with a movement of hands that changed spinal health and well-being forever. On Sept. 18, 1895, Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer adjusted Harvey Lillard in downtown Davenport, Iowa, and the chiropractic profession was born.

On September 18, 2020, chiropractors around the world took part in the Virtual 125th Founder’s Day Celebration. Watch the video.

Save the Dates

In 2021, plan to come home to Palmer College for Homecoming. Mark your calendars for September 16-18, 2021.

In 2022, Palmer College, the founding college of chiropractic, will celebrate its 125th anniversary. Mark your calendar for September 15-17, 2022 for the 125th anniversary of the Fountainhead.


The only airport servicing Davenport, Iowa, is the Quad City International Airport. Please use airport code "MLI" when booking tickets online.


The following car rental agencies are located at the Quad City International Airport.

  • Alamo
  • AVIS
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National

HOTEL RESERVATIONS-Please check back for hotel rates for the 2021 homecoming!

Please be sure to mention 'Palmer College' when contacting these hotels to be sure you receive the negotiated rates.

The Radisson Quad City Plaza serves as the preferred hotel for Homecoming. To make hotel reservations, please contact the Radisson toll free at 800-333-3333 for U.S./Canada calls, online or 563-322-2200 for international and local calls.

The Radisson Quad City Plaza
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel
111 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa
Room rates start at $115 per night plus tax

Since its opening in 1915, the historic Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection has been the luxury hotel of choice for presidents, movie stars and athletes. Today, after a multi-million-dollar renovation, the historic hotel in Davenport, Iowa may look different, but its historic glamor and thoughtful service remain. Set along the Mississippi River, Hotel Blackhawk offers easy access to the Quad Cities and is within walking distance of bike paths, Adler Theatre, RiverCenter and Figge Art Museum. The historic hotel’s accommodations can host elegant weddings, high-profile board meetings or celebratory cocktail receptions in its 10,000 square feet of event space. Hotel Blackhawk offers guest rooms swathed in rich earth tones and filled with modern conveniences, including free Wi-Fi, HD TV and a spa-like bathroom. Stay active at the fitness center or indoor pool or hit the lanes at Blackhawk Bowl. Guests can indulge their senses at The Spa or their appetite at Bix Bistro and Lounge and Beignet Do. The Hotel Blackhawk was voted "Best Hotel" in the state of Iowa in 2016. To make reservations, click the link above or contact Samantha Ott, Reservations Coordinator, at 563-484-5906.

Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection
200 East 3rd Street, Davenport Iowa 52801
Room rates start at $159 plus tax

The Current Iowa, is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection. Our luxury boutique hotel features 78 rooms including 30 suites.Try UP, which is the Quad Cities first rooftop bar/restaurant and lounge that offers commanding views of the Mississippi. Or, try VIVA our Baja/Mexican restaurant. Our art inspired hotel pays homage to the best of midwestern artists. Our brand promise is that we take an artful approach to guest service. Our pride is reflected in the language of our collateral and our guest interactions. Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River, The Current offers easy access to the Quad Cities and is within walking distance of bike paths, Adler Theatre, RiverCenter and Figge Art Museum. The Current offers two dedicated meeting rooms on the second floor. Or, choose private meeting space in VIVA's private dining room and/or our Tequila Tasting Room. The Current offers guest engaging and soulful rooms draped in warm tones and filled with modern conveniences.

The Current Iowa, Autograph Collection
215 North Main Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801
Room rates start at $159 plus tax

Hilton Garden Inn Bettendorf/Quad Cities
959 Middle Road, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
Room rates start at $109 plus tax

Quad Cities area map

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Palmer Florida Homecoming

2022 Palmer Florida Homecoming dates to be announced soon.

Palmer West Homecoming

2022 Palmer West Homecoming dates to be announced soon.


Palmer College has a negotiated rate at the following hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton
2050 Gateway Pl.
San Jose, CA 95110

Room rates are TBD per night plus tax for single or double occupancy; subject to availability. To make reservations, please click on the link to visit the DoubleTree website or call the DoubleTree directly at 408-453-4000. Please mention "Palmer College of Chiropractic Homecoming" to receive this reduced rate. 


The following car rental agencies are located at the San Jose Airport.

  • Alamo
  • AVIS
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty

San Jose area map
San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau
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