U of G Hosts Alumni Weekend 2012

June 14, 2012 - News Release

The University of Guelph campus will welcome more than 1,000 guests to Alumni Weekend June 15-16. “Students for a short time, alumni for life” is the theme of the event, which will include more than 30 class reunions.

“Alumni gatherings are the time for recalling with classmates the challenges and triumphs of our undergraduate days,” said Ted Valli, this year’s honorary chair and a 1962 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

“We can now reflect on how our academic background achieved at Guelph has shaped and advanced our careers. We can also be justifiably proud of what a great legacy of innovation the U of G has provided to Ontario, to Canada and to the worldwide community. The advances at the University in the 50 years since our graduation comprise a remarkable heritage of advancement. These achievements are not only in the discovery of new knowledge but also in quality of teaching programs. Guelph can proudly claim to be contributing to a better planet.”

Events will include the following:
June 15
• OVC 150th anniversary celebration dinner, Creelman Hall, 5:30 p.m.
• Star party: MacNaughton Observatory, 9 p.m. (sold out)

June 16
• President’s Lunch: Peter Clark Hall, noon
• Campus tours, including OVC, Johnston Hall, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Sculpture Garden, Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre
• Annual general meetings for OVC and College of Biological Science alumni associations

All graduates and guests are welcome to attend the Milestone Dinner at 7 p.m. Grads can dance the night away during the “Lost in the ’80s Pub Night” at the Brass Taps starting at 9 p.m.

For a complete schedule and to register, visit http://www.alumni.uoguelph.ca/involved/involved_aw2012_landing.shtml .

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1