U of G Celebrates Alumni Weekend June 14-15

June 11, 2013 - News Release

The University of Guelph expects to attract more than 1,000 grads and guests to campus June 14 and 15 for Alumni Weekend 2013. “Students for a short time, alumni for life” is the theme of the event, which will include two dozen class reunions.

“Each of us has our very unique, special memories of the time spent at our alma mater,” said Martha Billes, this year’s honorary chair and a 1963 graduate of the Macdonald Institute. “Alumni Weekend is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends and fellow alumni – a time to rekindle friendships and visit the campus that has meant so much to us all.”

Visitors may attend traditional events, including class reunions, campus tours and the President’s Luncheon. Also on offer are tours of new facilities in athletics and the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), and talks on subjects from exploring Mars to ice cream technology.

The Class of 1963 will mark its 50th anniversary and the Class of 1988, its 25th.

Most events will take place Saturday, including:
9:30 a.m., athletics facilities tour, including the new Field House and Alumni Stadium’s new high-performance centre, turf field and track;
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., human anatomy open house;
11 a.m., Science Complex tour;
Noon, President’s Lunch, Peter Clark Hall;
2:30 p.m., ice cream technology centre tour, Food Science Building, Room 241;
2:30 and 3 p.m., Mars rover talk and exhibition, MacNaughton Building, Room 113; and
2:30 and 3:30 p.m., Hill's Primary Healthcare Centre Tours, OVC.

All graduates and guests may attend the Milestone reception and dinner Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m., and the “Lost in the ’80s Pub Night” at the Brass Taps starting at 9 p.m.

A complete listing of events and reunions is available on the Alumni website.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338, or lhunt@uoguelph.ca; or Kevin Gonsalves, Ext. 56982, or kgonsalves@uoguelph.ca.

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