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Saturday October 24th Programming

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**Note - This page will be updated regularly as events are finalized.

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8:00 - 10:30 AM

 

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School of Medicine - Continuing Professional Development Symposium School of Medicine Building (15 Arch St) Come hear from your alumni colleagues about their professional research and experiences.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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OUA Field Hockey Tournament Tindall Field (Main Campus; corner of Union St and Albert St)

Field Hockey Game Schedule (Saturday)

 

9:00 AM - Queen's vs. Waterloo

 

10:45 AM - York vs. Toronto

 

12:30 PM - Western vs. Queen's

 

2:15 PM - Waterloo vs. McGill

 

4:00 PM - Toronto vs. Western

8:00 AM- 6:00 PM

 

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Queen's Music - Alumni Nostalgia Harrison-LeCaine Hall (39 Bader Ln) Harrison-LeCaine Hall will be open all day. You are welcome to drop by for some nostalgia and photo viewing.

8:00 AM - 10:30 PM

 

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ARC - Hours of Operation Athletics & Recreation Centre (284 Earl St) Day passes to use the athletics facilities in Queen's Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) are available for purchase at the front desk.

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 

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Welcome Home! Alumni Meet & Greet Grant Hall (43 University Ave)

Kick off your Homecoming Weekend by visiting Grant Hall any time between 8:30 am – 12 pm! Pick up your reunion pin at the registration tables, along with your football tickets. When you've finished registering, visit our display tables to learn more about Queen's life!

 

**Don’t forget: your pre-ordered football tickets MUST be picked up at Grant Hall no later than 10:30 am!**

8:30 AM- 12:00 PM

 

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Campus Tours Leaving from Grant Hall (43 University Ave) Take a campus tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable student tour guides! No need to book ahead!

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

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Special Collections Open House W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library (93 University Ave) Special Collections is holding an open house with the opportunity to tour the Special Collections Library. The featured exhibit will be the St. Mary's Cathedral Library Collection.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

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Coffee in the Square Library Square (corner of Union St and University Ave; outside Stauffer Library) Get warmed up for the parade with Queen's Library! Why not do a Barnes Dance at our new pedestrian scramble crossing while you are here?

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 

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Student vs. Alumni Cup Agnes Benidickson Field (behind Grant Hall)

The Campus Activities Commission Outreach Committee is holding a charity Homecoming fundraiser called the Student vs. Alumni Cup! Students and alumni can participate in fun and interactive games and compete for their respective teams! All proceeds will go towards a Queen's-associated charity.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sydney Rankmore at cac.outreach@ams.queensu.ca.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

 

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Fencing Alumni Event Gymnasium, Duncan McArthur Hall (West Campus; 511 Union St) Fencing alumni are invited to stop by McArthur Hall Gym to meet student-athletes, reminisce with fellow alumni, and chat with Coach Hugh Munby. You also have the opportunity to train with current student-athletes (in the morning) and take part in a few bouts (in the afternoon). For more information, contact Hugh Munby at munbyh@queensu.ca.

9:30 - 11:00 AM

 

 

 

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Engineering and Applied Science - Dean's Social Tea Room, Beamish-Munro Hall (45 Union St) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Kimberly Woodhouse invites Engineering and Applied Science Alumni and their guests to drop by the Tea Room for a pre-game social. Refreshments and light fare served. Meet current engineering students showcasing their club/team initiatives! Department Open Houses will take place from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm; student tour guides will be the hosts for alumni to visit their department.

9:30 - 11:30 AM

 

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Breakfast with Students Leonard Hall Cafeteria (150 Queen's Cres) Join current students for a hot, delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast at Leonard Hall. Come any time between 9:30 and 11:30 am to enjoy the meal and chat with students. Cost is $10 (pay at the door; cash only please).

10:00 - 10:30 AM

 

 

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Queen's Music - Coffee on the Lake Juniper Café, Tett Centre (370 King St W) The Tett Centre, located right beside the Isabel, is Kingston's new Community Arts Hub. It has a fantastic new café located right on the water. We would like to invite all Queen's Music alumni to meet for coffee and catch up with classmates for about a half hour before heading over to the Isabel for a fun Choral Sight-Sing.

10:00 - 11:30 AM

 

 

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Women's Soccer Alumni Game Miklas-McCarney Field (West Campus; 300 Sir John A Macdonald Blvd)

Women's Soccer alumni are invited to play in an alumni game celebrating the reunion of the 2010 championship team. Following the game, join us to cheer on the Gaels as they play against Laurentian at 12:00 pm.

 

For more information, contact Dave McDowell at qwsoccer@queensu.ca.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

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QSAA Spirit Corner Outside Grant Hall (43 University Ave) Looking for somewhere to rally your Tricolour Spirit before the big game? Join students and alumni at the Spirit Corner in your best Queen's-wear to gear up in Tricolour paint and take photos with your friendly neighbourhood Superfan! Don't miss out on the chance to capture your Homecoming memories with a Tricolour photo shoot hosted by the Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA)!

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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PHE/KIN Alumni Breakfast School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Building (28 Division St)

Attention all Physical & Health Education and Kinesiology alumni! Join us for our Alumni Breakfast on Homecoming Saturday! Catch up with old friends, check out our beautiful facility (opened January 2010), learn about what currently goes on in our amazing School, and enjoy a breakfast and coffee break! We can't wait to welcome you back!

 

Want more info? Please contact Mo Wright-Stein (PHEKSA Outreach Commissioner) at 12sws@queensu.ca. See you in October!!

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

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School of Nursing - Open House School of Nursing Building (92 Barrie St) The School of Nursing will be holding an open house with the opportunity to tour the Nursing Simulation Laboratory. Register on the Homecoming webpage when you register for the weekend.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

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School of Nursing - Brunch  School of Nursing Building (92 Barrie St) The School of Nursing will be holding a brunch for all Nursing alumni. Cost is $10 per person. Register on the Homecoming webpage when you register for the weekend.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

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School of Rehabilitation Therapy - Homecoming Brunch Donald Gordon Centre (421 Union St)

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is hosting its Annual Homecoming Brunch prior to the football game. The Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented during the Brunch. The cost of Brunch is $15.

 

Click here to register for this event.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

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Queen's School of Business - Alumni Brunch Goodes Hall (143 Union St)

QSB’s Annual Alumni Reunion Brunch at Goodes Hall. A great opportunity to catch up with classmates and learn more about what’s happening at your School. This year, we will be offering tours of Goodes Hall, including the 75,000 square foot west wing expansion.

 

Class photos will be taken at the event as well.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 

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Faculty of Law - Coffee and Muffins at Queen's Law Clinics 5th Floor, LaSalle Mews (303 Bagot St) In December 2014, all five Law clinics including Queen’s Legal Aid and the Business Law, Elder Law, Family Law, and Prison Law clinics consolidated into a single downtown space. This consolidation has improved the student learning experience and access to justice for low-income Kingston residents. Please drop by to meet the Directors, view the new space, and speak with students enrolled in the clinical programs. Coffee and muffins will be served.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Department of Chemistry - Honouring Prof. Walter Szarek (Reception) Room 117, Chernoff Hall (90 Bader Ln)

For nearly 50 years, Professor Walter A. Szarek has been an exceptional member of the Department of Chemistry at Queen's University. This long-standing commitment to the faculty, staff, and students of this university is about to be acknowledged by the introduction of the Walker A. Szerak Endowed Lecture Series that will attract esteemed speakers to Queen's University on a regular basis. In much the same fashion as the man himself, the lectureship will continue to cast long shadows on the training of students and the development of chemical research conducted here in the Department of Chemistry.

 

To acknowledge Walter's many contributions over his career at Queen's, the department is pleased to host a reception during Homecoming 2015. Light refreshments will be served in the Walter MacFarlane Smith Family Room at 11:00 am.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

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Women's Hockey Reception Alumni Lounge, Athletics & Recreation Centre (284 Earl St) Women's Hockey alumni, friends, and family are invited to a reception and silent auction. Visit with former teammates, current athletes, and coaches! For more information, contact Matt Holmberg, Head Coach, at qwhockey@queensu.ca.

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

 

 

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Queen's Juggling Club - 2nd Annual Limestone City Juggling Festival Gymnasium, KCVI (235 Frontenac St; entrance off parking lot on Alfred St) If you've been to a juggling festival before, you know what to expect and you won't be disappointed. If you haven't, think "party for jugglers" - or those who want to learn. An open gym, an amazing gala show, lots of workshops and more! Admission is by donation and all are welcome! See our website here or contact president@kingstonjugglers.club for more details!

10:30 - 11:30 AM

 

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Faculty of Health Sciences - Tour of the New School of Medicine Building School of Medicine Building (15 Arch St) All alumni are invited to tour this state-of-the-art Teaching and Learning Centre that was opened in 2011.

10:30 - 11:30 AM

 

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Queen's Music - Choral Sight-Singing at the Isabel Rehearsal Hall, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St W) Join the Queen's Choral Ensemble Director, Darrell Bryan, and some current Choral Ensemble members - as well as faculty members - in the Rehearsal Hall for a fun hour of sight-singing. A group photo will then be taken at 11:30 am.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 

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Battle of the Books Speaker's Corner, Stauffer Library (101 Union St)

Eight will do battle to persuade the audience that their pick merits the 2015 Giller Prize. Teams participate in a series of three elimination brackets, with just three minutes to make their case; winners determined by audience applause. Free and open to all! Learn more on our Facebook page or contact englhead@queensu.ca.

 

NOTE: This will be rowdy and raucous, NOT academically serious!

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Engineering Open Houses

Integrated Learning Centre:

Beamish-Munro Hall (45 Union St)

 

Chemical Engineering:

2nd Floor, Dupuis Hall (19 Division St)

 

Engineering Chemistry:

Chernoff Hall (90 Bader Ln)

 

Civil Engineering:

2nd Floor, Ellis Hall (58 University Ave)

 

Electrical & Computer Engineering:

Main Foyer, Walter Light Hall (19 Union St)

 

Mathematics and Engineering:

Ground Floor, Jeffery Hall (48 University Ave)

 

Mechanical and Materials Engineering:

McLaughlin Hall and Nicol Hall (130 Stuart St and 60 Union St)

 

Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining:

Room 350, Goodwin Hall (25 Union St)

 

Engineering Physics:

Foyer, Stirling Hall (64 Bader Ln)

11:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

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Discover the Agnes (Guided Tour) Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave)

Enjoy the fascinating exhibitions of the Agnes in a 45-minute guided tour!

 

From stunning Old Master paintings to cutting-edge contemporary art to iconic Canadian works, there is much to savour in our galleries. New exhibitions of note are A Story of Canadian Art: As Told by the Hart House Collection and Judy Radul: Closeup, the Breakdown.

 

The Agnes is also open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday, so feel free to visit even if you can't make it for the tour! The docent is available until 1:00 pm for informal chats. Both admission and the guided tour are free for alumni; no registration necessary.

11:30 AM

 

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Queen's Music Alumni Photo Rehearsal Hall, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St W) Join your fellow alumni in a group photo in the Rehearsal Hall of the Isabel.

11:40 (ish) AM

 

 

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Queen's Bands Parade

Leaving from Grant Hall (43 University Ave)

 

Going to Richardson Stadium (West Campus; 948 Johnson St)

Join Queen's Bands as they parade their way through campus and the University District to the football game at Richardson Stadium! 

12:00 - 2:00 PM

 

Women's Soccer

(vs. Nipissing)

Miklas-McCarney Field (West Campus; 300 Sir John A Macdonald Blvd) Women's Soccer: Queen's vs. Nipissing

12:00 - 4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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Queen's Solar Education Centre - Open House Upper Parking Lot, West Campus (244 Sir John A Macdonald Blvd)

Join alumni, students, and community members at the Queen's Solar Education Centre (QSEC), an off-grid home powered exclusively by solar energy. The QSEC is the latest project undertaken by the Queen's Solar Design Team, whose members will be offering tours of the home and its many technologies. Food and drink will be offered to all guests.

 

Situated on West Campus next to the Faculty of Education, the QSEC is the perfect stop for those travelling to Richardson Stadium for the football game!

12:30 & 1:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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Tours of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St W)

Come visit Queen's spectacular new performing arts centre!

 

Tours on Saturday will be leaving at 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm. No registration is necessary, and all are welcome! For your convenience, another tour will be leaving on Sunday at noon.

 

The Isabel lobby and patio will be open to the public from 12:00 - 4:00 pm on Saturday, but please note that performance spaces will not be open.

12:30 - 1:30 PM

 

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Queen's Music - Alumni Tour of the Isabel Grand Lobby, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St W) Queen's Music alumni will meet in the Grand Lobby and take a tour of the Isabel.

1:00 - 4:00 PM

 

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Football Game - Laurier @ Queen's

 

Half Time Parade ~2:30 pm

Richardson Stadium (West Campus; 948 Johnson St)

Come cheer on the Gaels as they face the Laurier Golden Hawks!

 

Tickets can be purchased online with your Homecoming 2015 Registration.

2:00 - 4:00 PM

 

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Men's Soccer

(vs. Nipissing)

Miklas-McCarney Field (West Campus; 300 Sir John A Macdonald Blvd) Men's Soccer: Queen's vs. Nipissing

3:30 - 6:30 PM

 

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Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering - Reception for Alumni and Friends Reading Room, Miller Hall / Bruce Wing (36 Union St)

Stop by Miller Hall / Bruce Wing for refreshments following the football game on Saturday. Current and emeritus faculty as well as current students will be stopping in as well!

 

Questions? Contact geolalum@queensu.ca.

4:00 - 6:00 PM

 

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Men's Soccer Alumni Game  Miklas-McCarney Field (West Campus; 300 Sir John A Macdonald Blvd.)

Come watch the Men's Soccer team play at 2:00 pm and then play in the alumni game at 4:00 pm!

 

For more information, contact Scott Compeau at scott.compeau@queensu.ca.

4:30 - 5:30 PM

 

 

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Department of English - "Ask the Alumni" Watson Hall (49 Bader Ln) Returning alumni will share their experiences in pursuing a variety of careers and answer questions from current students. Former classmates will have the chance to network and catch up on news, and current students will connect with alumni to learn more about career options and opportunities for those with degrees in English.

4:30 - 5:30 PM

 

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Faculty of Law - Student-Guided Tours of Macdonald Hall Atrium, Faculty of Law, Macdonald Hall (128 Union St) Students participating in the Law Alumni Relations Committee will provide guided tours of Macdonald Hall and highlight renovations to the Lederman Law Library.

5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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School of Computing - BBQ Dinner Front of Goodwin Hall (25 Union St)

A BBQ with the School of Computing! Alumni, current undergrads, faculty, and staff are all invited to attend. This will be a great chance to catch up with profs from the department. We hope to have tours of the labs arranged as well, so we can revisit those all-nighters in a cringe-worthy fashion.

 

Hot dogs and burgers (and their vegetarian alternatives), snacks, and drinks will be available at a marginal cost. Please RSVP Eric Rapos at ericrapos@gmail.com by the end of August so that we know how many people to expect!

5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

Men's Rugby

(vs. Toronto)

Nixon Field (Main Campus; corner of University Ave and Stuart St) Men's Rugby: Queen's vs. Toronto

5:30 - 7:00 PM

 

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Faculty of Law - Dean's Cocktail Reception Lederman Law Library, Faculty of Law, Macdonald Hall (128 Union St) Dean Bill Flanagan will host a cocktail reception in the newly renovated Lederman Law Library. No registration is required. Enquiries can be directed to Dianne Butler at 613-533-6000 ext. 78471 or email butlerd@queensu.ca

5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

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English Re/Connects Room 517, Watson Hall (49 Bader Ln) Current faculty and emeriti look forward to welcoming English alumni and current students to a Watson Hall reception. Join us for cake and nibbles as you reminisce with old friends and profs and connect with current students eager to learn more about your post-degree experiences.
6:00 - 10:00 PM Tricolour Guard Reception and Dinner

Reception: Grant Hall (43 University Ave)

 

Dinner: Gordon Main Dining Room, Ban Righ Hall (10 Bader Ln)

This signature Homecoming event celebrates alumni marking a milestone reunion of 50 years or greater. The formal evening features a mix-and-mingle reception, a sumptuous dinner, beautiful decor transforming the historic Ban Righ dining room, and a warm welcome from Principal Woolf and Queen's Chancellor Jim Leech. And of course, there will be many opportunities to share stories and memories, and to celebrate relationships that have lasted over half a century!
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM 25th Reunion "Cha Gheill!" Celebration (Classes of '90) Tir nan Og (200 Ontario St; formerly Dollar Bills) Class of 1990, join your classmates and friends from all Queen's Faculties and Schools to celebrate your 25th Reunion at Tir nan Og!
Your ticket includes hearty and delicious appetizer-style food throughout the night, non-alcoholic beverages, and you can dance to the DJ later in the evening. Seating is open, and mixing and mingling is encouraged. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the event price, but are available at the cash bar throughout the night.

7:30 - 9:30 PM

 

Women's Hockey

(vs. Nipissing)

Kingston Memorial Centre (303 York St) Women's Hockey: Queen's vs Nipissing
7:30 - 10:30 PM Class of 2010 Underground Takeover 
The Underground (JDUC; formerly Alfie's) Join your classmates and friends from all Queen's Faculties and Schools to celebrate 5 years since you graduated! The Underground (formerly known as Alfie's) has been reserved for the Class of 2010.

Enjoy great appetizers, the cash bar, the DJ, and of course, laughing and catching up with old friends!
Registration for this event includes an official Class of 2010 t-shirt!

7:30 PM

 

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Queen's Music - Alumni Dinner Amadeus Restaurant (170 Princess St) Join your classmates for a reunion dinner in historic downtown Kingston. For more information, please contact Shirley Roth at sr14@queensu.ca.

8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ReUnion Street Festival Union St, between University Ave and Division St The ReUnion Street Festival is a celebration of Queen's pride and spirit that offers alumni and students the opportunity to interact while celebrating their Queen's story through food, drink, entertainment, merchandise, and music. The Festival has a variety of activities and entertainment components that provide something for everyone who attends! Students and alumni are encouraged to come at any time throughout the night to check out the main, free events across Union Street.

The purchase of a ticket will grant you entry to the expansive licensed area (19+), with the option of signing in one guest (age 19+) per person. Alumni can purchase a ticket through online registration ($13) or at our information booth on-site ($15) while quantities last.

Alumni must have a valid or temporary Alumni Card in order to purchase a ticket. Temporary Alumni Cards can be picked up at Grant Hall during the Welcome Home! Alumni Meet & Greet events. 

Students do not require a ticket for entry, but must show a valid student card and government-issued ID when entering. Hope to see you there!

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