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Alumni: 50 Year Class of 1964
Join us on The Bluff as the Class of 1964 is inducted into the 50 Year Club!
We've planned a weekend full of celebration for the fabulous Class of 1964. Here are the official events for the 50 Year Class:
Thursday, June 26
6:00PM - Farm to Fork Dinner: A Celebration of the Summer Harvest
Join the culinary wizards at Bon Appetit (founded by alumnus Fedele Bauccio '64/'66 MBA) as they transform our Reunion Tent into an outdoor kitchen extravaganza! This multi-course, multi-hour dinner will highlight the wonderful bounty of the Pacific Northwest summer harvest, pairing delicious wines and beverages with the best produce and meats that our local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen have to offer. $99 per person, RSVP required.
Friday, June 27
8:00AM - National Alumni Board Golf Tournament
The National Alumni Board Golf Tournament is your opportunity to enjoy a day on the links and help raise scholarship funds for current students. Join us on the splendid greens and fairways of the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, ranked by Golf Digest as one of the Top 100 courses. Registration cost includes greens fees, golf cart, continental breakfast, tee prizes, awards, buffet lunch, and a donation to the NAB student scholarship. Space is limited to 144 golfers. As always, this event is expected to sell out, so sign up early. Check-in is at 6:30 a.m., followed by an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. For full details, visit the Alumni Golf Tournament page. $165, RSVP required.
9:00AM - Class of 1964 Willamette Valley Wine Tour
Members of the Class of 1964 will discover the delicious wines and beautiful scenery of the Willamette River Valley. Trip includes wine tasting (reds and whites) at a premium winery and a Winemaker's Lunch in Dundee. Leave from Mehling Hall, return to campus around 4:30 p.m. Members of the 50-Year Club Class of 1964 have first priority for this tour. $70 per person, includes lunch and wine tasting fees. Space is limited and RSVP is required.
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
9:30AM - University Museum Open in Shipstad Hall (Closes at 4:00PM)
The University Museum will be open Saturday, June 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. View priceless objects associated with the University's past. Visit the Museum by entering the main doors of Shipstad Hall. Admission to the Museum is free.
The Museum is located on the lower level of Shipstad Hall, and contains photographs and memorabilia illustrating the University of Portland’s historical, religious, social, and educational history. In addition to the regular collection, you'll find special exhibits in the Museum and in cases on campus. They also host the excellent University Museum blog online which documents the rich history of the university, student life, and the University Park neighborhood.
The Museum welcomes photographs and historical memorabilia from alumni and friends to help preserve the history of the University of Portland. Contact Carolyn Piatz Connolly, Museum Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-943-8038 for more information.
11:00AM - 50-Year Club Mass
All alumni are invited to Mass in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. This Mass celebrates the important 50-year milestone for the class of 1964. Mass begins at 11:00 a.m. Free.
Noon - 50 Year Club Luncheon
Celebrate with the fabulous Class of 1964 as we induct them into the 50 Year Club! This semi-formal luncheon features reflections by the University President, the taking of a class photo, and the presentation of an official 50 Year Club lapel pin to each member of the class. Previously-inducted members of the 50 Year Club (classes prior to 1964) are invited to join in the luncheon for free. Free for all alumni from 1964 and prior, $12 for guests. Bauccio Commons Dining Room.
3:00PM - Honored Year Socials - Classes ending in 4's and 9's
Celebrating special anniversary milestones, members of the classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009 are invited to meet and reminisce before the Welcome Home BBQ on The Bluff. Each honored year class will have a dedicated gathering space. Snacks and complimentary beverages will be provided. These class receptions will take place in Franz Hall, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Please also consider making a gift to support the work of the university in honor of your class. Free, please RSVP.
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.
11:45AM - All Alumni Brunch
As the final gathering of Reunion Weekend, this is your chance to say farewell to friends over a buffet style brunch in the Bauccio Commons following Mass. Please join us as we re-live cherished memories one more time. Brunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Adults: $12, children under $12: $7. Please RSVP.
50th Reunion Class GiftIn honor of their 50th Reunion, the Class of 1964 has established a scholarship fund for students who demonstrate Leadership in “Ethics or Diversity”. $84,000 has been raised toward the goal of $100,000 by the Alumni Reunion.
The Class of 1964 has a reputation for leadership and camaraderie that has become legendary at the University. Now is the time to demonstrate that nearly 50 years later this reputation continues to shine brightly. Please take this opportunity to take all your wonderful UP memories and experiences and “pay it forward”. Gifts can be made via the RSVP card in your reunion packet or online at www.up.edu/giveonline. Be sure to designate your gift “Class of 1964 Reunion Scholarship.”
The University of Portland campus in early 1964, while Mehling Hall was under construction.
Reunion 2014 Brochure