Desert Rendezvous 2020 

We are looking forward to our 10th annual Desert Rendezvous Weekend!

The Desert Rendezvous Weekend is the best opportunity to get away for some fun and sun with fellow alumni and friends. Register today, and be a part of a weekend to remember!


All of the proceeds from this year's Desert Rendezvous will be given to the newly formed Purple Heart Endowment Scholarship of Saint Martin's University.

With the hope of building up the endowment for future years, we have a generous sponsor for the Desert Rendezvous weekend.

The Purple Heart Scholarship Endowment was initiated by Saint Martin’s alumni Terry Monaghan ’62 and Jim Sims HS ’57, ’62 following their 60th reunion celebration in August 2019. The scholarship was funded with the support of their classmates and friends and is in recognition of Saint Martin’s University designation as the first Purple Heart University in the state of Washington. The designation acknowledges Saint Martin’s history of supporting veterans and their families and honors the entire veteran community at the University, as well as the students, faculty and staff, Board of Trustees and administration.

All weekend fees will be directly deposited into the Endowment fund. If you wish to make a larger donation, you can do so by clicking the donate button below.

Donate to the Purple Heart Scholarship Endowment

Date Time Activity Location
Friday, Feb. 14 6 -8 p.m.

Meet and greet for all Desert Rendezvous participants.

Hosted event.


75-200 Classic Club Blvd Palm Desert, CA 92211

Saturday, Feb. 15 11 a.m.

BBQ lunch at the Grill & tournament registration

$15 per person

Oasis Country Club

42330 Casbah Way
Palm Desert, CA

Saturday, Feb. 15

12:30 - 5 p.m.

Golf tournament 

$100 per person (includes dinner)

$60 per person (golf only)

Oasis Country Club

Saturday, Feb. 15
1 p.m.

The Living Desert Zoo and Garden

Not a golfer? Join a group visiting The Living Desert Zoo and Garden and have the true desert experience. 

$20 per person

The Living Desert Zoo and Garden

47900 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260

Saturday, Feb. 15
5:30 p.m.

Dinner & guest speaker

Included in golf fees or $45 per person for non-golfers

Oasis Country Club

Sunday, Feb. 16 9:30 a.m. Mass

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

43-775 Deep Canyon Rd.
Palm Desert, CA

Sunday, Feb. 16 11 a.m.


$25 per person

Oasis Country Club

Hotel accomodations 

Homewood Suites
45-200 Washington Street
La Quinta, CA 92253

A limited room block has been set aside at the Homewood Suites. To take advantage of the special rate, please make individual reservations by January 17, 2020.

For reservations, call 760-391-4600 and be sure to mention you are with the Saint Martin's Alumni group to recieve the special rate. 

Room Type Rate
Studio suite $169 / night
One bedroom king suite $179 / night
One bedroom double queen suite w/ accessible shower $189 / night

Desert Rendezvous Apparel 

Each Desert Rendezvous attendee will recieve a complimentary polo shirt, branded with the new athletics logo. There will be a women's and men's style polo in a variety of sizes. Please choose your preffered style and size in the registration form below. 

Saint Martin's, a Purple Heart University

Purple Heart

Saint Martin's University was designated the first Purple Heart Universtiy in Washington State.

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