Lawrence University

All Weekend Events


50-Year Connection Programming & Lunch

Warch Campus Center
All alumni are invited. See page 5 of your registration booklet for details.

Alumni Awards Reception (by invitation only)

President's House, 229 North Park Avenue
This invitation-only event is to honor this year's Alumni Award recipients.

Early Arrival Reception & Dinner

Warch Campus Center, Esch Hurvis Room (level two)
Cash bar

Vikings Athletics Reception & Dinner

Warch Campus Center, Somerset Room (level three)
Visit go.lawrence.edu/viking2019 to register!
  • Details on page 6 of the registration booklet

Vikings Athletics Golf Outing

Chaska Golf Club
Visit go.lawrence.edu/viking2019 to register!
  • Details on page 6 of the registration booklet

Alumni College: Session A

Various Locations
  • The Great Migration and Chicago's Bronzeville Neighborhood | Susan Voss Pappas '69 & Joe Patterson '69
  • Why We Must Respond to Increasing Atmospheric CO2, How We Got Here, and Ongoing Strategies to Ameliorate the Situation | Debra Eberhard-Mohnen '79
  • The Transformational Power of Music: How Lawrence is Redefining the College Music Tour | Brian G. Pertl '86
  • FULL DESCRIPTIONS: go.lawrence.edu/reunion

Alumni College: Session B

Various Locations
  • More Heat! More Light! A Liberal Arts Consideration of Climate Change | Betsy Benson '69 & Shaun Donnelly '68
  • Window Seat on the World | Glen Johnson '85
  • Read Any Good Books Lately? Summer Reads with your Friends in the Mudd | Library Staff
  • FULL DESCRIPTIONS: go.lawrence.edu/reunion

Alumni College: Session C

Various Locations
  • Alchemical Symbolism in Harry Potter | Ed Kern
  • Educators in Search of an Anthem: Standardization, The Star Spangled Banner and the First World War | Patrick Warfield '94
  • Stories from the Archives: Discovering the Lesser-Known History of Lawrence | Erin Dix '08
  • FULL DESCRIPTIONS: go.lawrence.edu/reunion

College Admissions 101

Alice G. Chapman Hall, Admissions Lobby

Alumni College: Session D

Various Locations
  • Inequality and the Populist Surge | John D. Huber '84
  • Blackmail, Privacy and Sherlock Holmes | Robert Spoo '79
  • Vintage: Secrets of the Grape *must be 21 to attend | Nick Maravolo
  • FULL DESCRIPTIONS: go.lawrence.edu/reunion

Alumni College: Session DE

Various Locations
  • Local Craft Beer - It's a Gas, Gas, Gas! | Kurt Kresbach '85 and Ilan Klages-Mundt '09**This session takes place over both sessions D and E and is off-campus. Please do not register for another session D or session E course. Must be 21 to attend**
  • FULL DESCRIPTION: go.lawrence.edu/reunion

Campus Tour

Alice G. Chapman Hall, Admissions Lobby

Alumni College: Session E

Various Locations
  • The Lasting Legacy: Alumni Art Collections at LU | Beth Zinsli '02
  • The Beatles...Four Lads Who Shook the World | Carl Rath '75
  • Ghana - from the gold coast to the most democratic country in Africa | Dean Skran
  • FULL DESCRIPTIONS: go.lawrence.edu/reunion

Class of 1994 Piano Duel

Music-Drama Center, Harper Hall
All are welcome!

Alumni Pride Reception

Memorial Hall, Diversity & Intercultural Center
LGBTQ+ alumni and friends are invited to a reception hosted by the LU Faculty/Staff Pride Group.

Kids Meal and Activities (5-12 years of age)

Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center, Multipurpose Room
Additional childcare can be arranged for before 5 p.m and after 8:30 p.m. or for children younger than 5 by contacting the Office of Alumni and Constituency Engagement at 920-832-7019 by June 7.

50th Reunion: Class of 1969 Reception & Dinner with President Burstein

The President’s House

Welcome Home! Supper Club Dinner

Warch Campus Center, Various levels

Friday Late Night

Memorial Hall, Viking Room
cash bar

Alumni Recital

Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Coach Gene Davis Memorial Fun Run/Walk (5k)

Kohler Hall, parking lot (rain or shine)

Alumni Choir Rehearsal

Shattuck Hall of Music, Room 163
Alumni choir performance will be at Reunion Convocation immediately after this rehearsal.

Breakfast with Burstein

Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons
Breakfast is served from 7:30-9 a.m.

Parade of Classes

Shattuck Plaza

Reunion Convocation

Lawrence Memorial Chapel
  • Alumni Choir performance
  • Alumni awards presentation
  • President's remarks
  • Presentation of class gifts

All-Reunion Picnic

Plaza between Wriston Art Center and Seeley G. Mudd Library

25th Reunion: Class of 1994 Champagne Lunch with President Burstein

The President’s House

Milwaukee-Downer Champagne Lunch

Alice G. Chapman Hall, Teakwood Room

10th Reunion Beer Garden

Plantz Hall, Green Space

Lawrence University Archives Open for Visitors

Seeley G. Mudd Library, Level B

Alumni Admissions Volunteers Reception

Alice G. Chapman Hall, Admissions Lobby (level one)

Boom! Book Discussion hosted by 50th Reunion: Class of 1969

Music-Drama Center, Harper Hall
Facilitated by Professor Jerald Podair, Robert S. French Professor of American Studies and professor of history with members from the class of 1969

Conservatory Reception

Shattuck Hall of Music, Room 163

25th Reunion: Campus Tour & Beer/Cheese/Wine Tasting

International House
Private campus tour by Dean of Academic Success Monita Gray '92, followed by beer, cheese and wine tasting at our class's social headquarters.

Open Houses

Various Locations

Leveraging Faculty Initiatives Fund Forum Sponsored by the Class of 1964

Youngchild Hall, Lecture Hall #121
Faculty panel - Jeff Clark, Professor of geology and special assistant to the president, Allison Fleshman, assistant professor of chemistry, Jodi Sedlock, associate professor of biology and Catherine Kautsky, George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professor of Music

Campus Tour

Alice G. Chapman Hall, Admissions Lobby

Alumni of Color Reception

Memorial Hall, Diversity & Intercultural Center

Memorial Screening of The Collection, featuring Professor Fred Gaines and Lisa Bouzek '85

Warch Campus Center, Cinema
Sponsored by the 35th Reunion and Paul McComas '83

Founders Club and Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle Reception

President's House

Kids Meal and Activities (5-12 years of age)

Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center, Multipurpose Room
Additional childcare can be arranged for before 5 p.m and after 8:30 p.m. or for children younger than 5 by contacting the Office of Alumni and Constituency Engagement at 920-832-7019 by June 8.

Class Photo

Various Locations

10th Reunion: Class of 2009 Reception & Dinner

Music Drama Center, Lobby

15th Cluster: Classes of 2003, 2004, 2005 Reception & Dinner

Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (level one)

25th Reunion: Class of 1994 Reception & Dinner

Thomas A. Steitz Hall, Atrium

35th Cluster: Classes of 1983, 1984, 1985 Reception & Dinner

Warch Campus Center, Somerset Room (level three)

40th Reunion: Class of 1979 Reception & Dinner with President Burstein

The President's House

50th Reunion: Class of 1969 Reception & Dinner

Warch Campus Center, Esch Hurvis Room (level two)

55th Reunion: Class of 1964 Reception & Dinner

Warch Campus Center, Nathan Marsh Pusey Room (level three)

Golden (Lawrence & M-D Classes 1968 & Earlier) Reception & Dinner

Warch Campus Center, Mead-Witter Room (level two)

Saturday Late Night

Memorial Hall, Viking Room

Day Trip to Björklunden

Björklunden

Creating Easter Mysteries by John O'Boyle '69

Warch Campus Center, Cinema
Join John O'Boyle '69 to see and discuss Creating Easter Mysteries, an original musical theater interpretation of the last days of Jesus. It was a Fathom Event at over 300 movie theaters in 2016, then on ABC in the spring of 2017 and on NBC on Easter 2018.

Reflections of Gratitude and Remembrance

Warch Campus Center, Esch Hurvis Studio (level two)




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