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Alumni: Salzburg Program 50th Anniversary Celebrations
In honor of the Salzburg program's 50th year, the University is hosting a year-long celebration! We hope you can join us for all or part of the festivities.
Reunion 2014: June 26-29, 2014Join us on campus for a weekend full of events celebrating our beloved Salzburgers! Scheduled events with a Salzburg theme include:
Friday, June 27
5:30PM - First Salzburg Class of 1964-65 Reception
This is the class that started it all! In 1964, this lucky group of intrepid travelers headed the call to become the first class of “Salzburgers.” Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, share pictures, laughs, and memories. Begins at 5:30PM in Buckley Center room 163. Free. Please RSVP.
6:30PM - Bierstube on The Bluff Welcoming Reception
You don't have to wear your lederhosen or dirndl, but if you have them, this is the place to suit up! Reconnect with friends as you enjoy the atmosphere of our traditional Bavarian beer hall. Enjoy delicious, substantive snacks like pretzels, radishes, and bosna sandwiches, and wash them down with a half liter of Stiegl, Hofbrau, or Occidental Hefeweizen bier. There will be a brief multimedia presentation celebrating the Salzburg Study Abroad program at 7:00 - all are welcome! Doors open 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. underneath the Reunion Tent on the Academic Quad. $13 includes food. Beer and wine available for purchase. RSVP preferred, walk-up registration available.
8:30PM - Late Night Talent Gasthaus & Discotheque
Recapture the spirit of the late-night college days as we invite alumni to play, sing, or entertain, in their own unique fashion, in our Euro Gasthaus pub and Discotheque beginning at 8:30 p.m. Interested performers should contact the Alumni Office by June 17 to get on the play list, and sample tracks are required. Free, performers required to RSVP.
Saturday, June 28
Noon - Sing-Along "Sound of Music"
The Bluff will be alive with "The Sound of Music"! From "Do-Re-Mi" to "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", join in as we sing along with the most beloved musical of all time. We'll provide snacks and beverages, you just need to bring your voice! Buckley Center Auditorium. Free. No RSVP required.
3:00PM - All-Salzburger Reception
Enjoy a special pre-BBQ reception for Salzburg classes from across the decades. Meet up with classmates and their families at this exclusive gathering before the Welcome Home BBQ begins at 4:30. Complimentary with BBQ admission, Salzburgers who RSVP in advance will receive two free drink tickets.
4:30PM - Welcome Home BBQ - MAIN EVENT
Gather with friends and family underneath the big tent on the Academic Quad to enjoy a traditional summer BBQ cookout with burgers, hot dogs, and all the fixin's. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Professional photos will be taken outside on the steps of Franz Hall throughout the afternoon for all honored year and Salzburg classes. To find friends and classmates, check out the Decade Gathering Tents alongside the main tent and dance floor. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. and photos begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner will be served until 8:00 p.m. Adults: $15, children under 12: $7. Walk-up registration available, but we encourage you to RSVP so that we have enough food and drink!
8:00PM - Welcome Home Dance
As the dinner winds down, the dance floor heats up! Enjoy a wide selection of curated music from DJ Dennis Marcellino, blending rock & roll, pop, swing, country – a little something for everyone. Children are welcome to watusi to the music too, or you can take advantage of the childcare available in the Bauccio Commons. Childcare is available for pre-registered guests if reserved by June 15. Dancing begins at 8:00 p.m. Included with dinner.
Sunday, June 29
10:30AM - All Alumni Mass
All alumni are invited to join in the celebration of Mass in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., presides and the alumni choir leads us in song. Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. Free.
In 1985, Salzburg 1981-82 alumna Brigid Schulte shared memories of her year abroad in Portland Magazine:
Reunion 2014 Brochure