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Alumni, Families Participate in Annual Events

Alumni, Families Participate in Annual Events

Hundreds of alumni, their families and families of Creighton students will visit campus the weekend of Sept. 21-22 as part of the Undergraduate and Graduate School Reunion Weekend and Family Weekend.

Schools and colleges’ receptions and gatherings, soccer games, barbecues, guided campus tours and tours of Omaha, an outdoor concert, Jaywalk and a special mass at the recently renovated St. John’s Church are just some of the festivities.

According to Diane Dougherty Crowley, BA’ 82, assistant vice president for Alumni Relations, “Destination Creighton,” the reunion weekend, is a time for alumni to network, share memories, see the exciting changes that have taken place on campus, and reconnect with the University and each other.

“It is jam-packed with fun, information, social gatherings and opportunities to reinforce the bonds you have made with Creighton,” she said.

A Golden Jays Class Party for the class of 1957 is planned for Friday evening on campus. The classes of 1967, 1982, 1987 and 1997 class reunions are scheduled for Saturday evening at the Qwest Center.

The Event highlights include: (the full schedule is available at http://www.creighton.edu/alumni/connect/reunion/undergraduate/schedule/index.php with more complete information and rain venues if needed)

Friday, Sept. 21
3- 5 p.m. School of Nursing and College of Business Receptions
5- 7 p.m. Class of 1957 Golden Jays Reception and Dinner
5-7 p.m. Getting Blue BBQ outside of Michael G. Morrison, S. J. Stadium
7 p.m. Creighton Women’s Soccer at Morrison Stadium
8-11 p.m. Hilltop Jam (outdoor concert) at the Opus Hall Quad

Saturday, Sept, 22
8 a.m. Jaywalk 5K Run or Walk
8:30- 11:30 a.m University Pancake Feed outside Morrison Stadium
10-10:45 a.m. Guided Campus Tours 11:30-12:30 p.m. Creighton History Session 1-4:45 p.m. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Family BBQ and Inaugural Alumni Meeting
5 p.m. Mass at St. John’s Church
6- 7 p.m. Willing to Lead Dean’s Reception
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer Game at Morrison
8 p.m. Class Reunion Gatherings

This year, reunion weekend takes place the same time as Family Weekend which allows for synergy and the sharing of key activities between both groups.

Family Weekend, sponsored by Student Services, is an annual event whereby students’ family members can experience the traditions and activities that make Creighton unique.A special dinner complete with entertainment will be held Saturday night at the Skutt Center Ballroom for those who registered. A complete list of Family Weekend activities is available at http://www.creighton.edu/events/familyweekend/schedule/index.php.