The classes of 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, and 2007 will be gathering to celebrate their milestone class reunions. Enjoy your reunion dinner on Saturday evening, before the big game, in the UIndy Health Pavilion which features incredible views of the UIndy football field and Tailgate Town.
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Friday, September 29, 2017
Alumni Welcome Center
Stierwalt Alumni House, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Relax and visit with your friends in the Stierwalt Alumni House. Refreshments and campus tours will be available.
50-Year Reunion Class Reception
UIndy Health Pavilion, 10:30–11:45am
Celebrate your 50-year reunion with your fellow 1967 classmates prior to the 50-Year Club lunch. This will be a great opportunity to gather together before being formally inducted into the 50-Year Club.
50-Year Club Lunch
UIndy Health Pavilion, Noon–1:30 p.m.
Alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more will enjoy sharing memories at this event as they welcome the class of 1967 into the 50-year club. $10 per person. Registration requested.
(CANCELED) Back-to-School Session: Ceremonial Mace
R.B. Annis Theatre, UIndy Health Pavilion, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
During the 2017 Commencement, President Manuel introduced a newly created ceremonial mace designed specifically for the University of Indianapolis by members of our faculty and leadership and fashioned by a local craftsman. Come learn about this symbol of scholarship and integrity dating back to the 11th century and its many features that remind us that universities are custodians both of the enduring traditions of learning and of the power they bestow upon those who come to learn.
(CANCELED) Back-to-School Session: UIndy Deans Discuss the Future of Higher Education
R.B. Annis Theatre, UIndy Health Pavilion, 3–4 p.m.
This is a unique time in the history of higher education. Questions of accessibility, cost, online learning, career placement and more are being discussed in the media and around dinner tables more than ever before. Hear from an expert panel of UIndy academic leaders as they discuss the future of higher education and how the core principles of UIndy’s motto—“Education for Service”—are being applied in this ever-changing environment.
WeatherSTEM Weather Station Dedication
Smith Mall near Schwitzer Student Center, 5–6 p.m.
Join us as we dedicate UIndy’s new WeatherSTEM weather station–a result of UIndy faculty and student research for bringing new technology to monitor and research weather patterns and atmospheric conditions. Made possible through the support of UIndy alumnus, Bob Green, the gift is in honor and memory of Dr. William Gommel, professor of Mathematics & Earth-Space Science from 1965 to 1992. Registration requested.
Honors & Recognition Dinner
Krannert Memorial Library, 5:30 p.m.–Reception, 6–8 p.m.–Dinner
Join alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff for a celebration of the 2017 Alumni Award winners: Distinguished Alumni Award—Larry Miller ’62, Distinguished Faculty/Staff Alumni Award—Tamara Wolske ’05, Distinguished Young Alumni Award—Daniel Del Real ’05, Gene and JoAnne Sease Award—Tom ’64 and Mary Kay ’65 Anthony, and the Honorary Alumni Award—former Indianapolis Mayor and UIndy Visiting Fellow Greg Ballard. $15 per person. Registration required.
Saturday, September 30 – Game Day
Hound Hustle 5K Run/Walk
Schwitzer Student Center, Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., Race starts at 9 a.m.
The fourth annual Hound Hustle 5K is an event for everyone with proceeds supporting student scholarships and programs. The course takes participants on a tour of the beautiful University of Indianapolis campus and the University Heights neighborhood. Registration required; $20 advanced registration or $25 day-of-registration. Includes T-shirt.
UIndy Men’s Basketball Golf Outing
Sarah Shank Golf Course, Registration at 8 a.m., Shotgun start at 9 a.m., Lunch and awards at 2 p.m.
Alumni, parents, and supporters of UIndy Basketball are invited to the first annual golf outing at Sarah Shank Golf Course during Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy a great day of golf, a chance to reunite with friends and teammates, and the opportunity to support the UIndy Men’s Basketball program.
President’s Lunch & Founders Day Celebration
Good Hall, Noon–1:15 p.m.
Have lunch on the lawn outside of UIndy’s historic Good Hall to celebrate Founders Day. Hear campus updates from President Manuel and learn about the historical importance of Good Hall and the ongoing renovations to restore our past and build our future. Registration requested; $10 per person.
Department of Criminal Justice Anniversary Celebration
President’s Home, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Help us celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Criminal Justice program at the University with a special anniversary cake and learn about the new Criminal Justice Education Lab. The lab will provide a space for training simulations for not only UIndy students but also city police departments and investigators. Special activity for children available.
UIndy Alumni Recital & Reception
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Performance from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Reception from 3:30 to 4 p.m.
Come enjoy the musical talents of UIndy alumni during this special Alumni Recital. The concert will feature vocal and instrumental performances including an alumni handbell group and ukulele duet. For more information about participating in the concert, contact Dr. Mitzi Westra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicoson Parking Lot, 3–6 p.m.
There is something for everyone at this year’s tailgate town. Show your Greyhound Pride with paw-print face painting, enjoy inflatables and more while you listen to the music of Hoosier country music artist Corey Cox!
Campus and Hanna Avenue, 4–5 p.m.
This year’s parade will be bigger and better than ever and will feature the UIndy dance team, cheerleaders, pep band, giant balloons, and, of course, our traditional decorated golf carts.
Class Reunion, Tailgate, Photos & Dinners (For classes ’57, ’67, ’77, ’87, ’97, ’07)
UIndy Health Pavilion, 3–6 p.m.
Gather with your classmates one last time before the weekend ends! Enjoy dinner, cocktails and fellowship in the UIndy Health Pavilion which features incredible views of the UIndy football field and Tailgate Town. Registration requested, $15 per person includes dinner and your ticket to the football game.
UIndy Football vs. Truman State University
Key Stadium, 6 p.m.
Your Greyhounds take on Truman State Bulldogs. Plus, we’ll crown a king and queen! Purchase your football tickets at the gate or at uindysports.universitytickets.com. Tickets are $10 adult; $5 students, seniors (65+) and military; and free for children 12 and under and UIndy faculty, staff and students. Game tickets are included in Class Reunion Dinner registration for classes ’57, 67, ’77, ’87, ’97 and 07.