Alumni and friends of St. Bonaventure University will return to campus this weekend for the university’s annual Alumni Reunion Weekend.
Special recognition is given to graduating classes going back in five-year increments, from the class of 2009 to the 50-year class of 1964, although alumni from all classes are encouraged to attend. More than 900 people are expected to return for the weekend’s activities.
Friday’s activities include walking tours of campus and special class dinners at various off-campus venues. The evening will end with a social in the recently renovated Rathskeller on campus.
Saturday’s events include golf at the SBU course; a donor-recognition breakfast with Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., university president; a campus tour and a number of campus open houses; the Athletics Hall of Fame induction at the Quick Center for the Arts at 1 p.m.; a talk by China Studies program founder Don Swanz on “China: Friend or Foe”; and the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new athletics field project.
The Alumni Memorial Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the University Chapel. Alumni will then gather at 5:30 p.m. at Premier Banquet Center for a cocktail reception and the annual Reunion Dinner, featuring the William “Stax” McCarthy Alumni of the Year presentation.
The weekend concludes Sunday morning with a breakfast in Hickey Dining Hall and a Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the University Chapel.
For more on Reunion Weekend, go to www.sbu.edu/reunion.
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