May 27, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 18
Alumni Reunion Is Next Weekend
More than 3,000 graduates and their families are expected to return to Boston College on June 2-5 for an Alumni Reunion Weekend program that will offer a celebration of memories from years past along with a look forward to the University's future.
Highlighting the event will be the 50th year celebration of the Class of 1955, this year's Golden Jubilarians. More than 300 members of the Class of '55 are expected to attend the reunion activities, which will feature a special dinner on Thursday, June 2, and a "Golden Eagle" investiture luncheon on the following day to honor the 50-year grads.
Alumni Weekend offers enjoyment and benefits for younger graduates, as well as those from long-ago classes, says Alumni Association Senior Associate Director Jack Moynihan, who is helping to oversee the festivities. "It's an opportunity for all graduates to reconnect and reengage with the University. We want them to see the fabulous upgrades that we have made on campus and even more importantly, the over-arching theme is to come back and reacquaint themselves with both their classmates and with their University."
In past years, class reunion activities were paired with University Commencement weekend, but the combination grew to be too large for on-campus facilities, Moynihan said. "Two years ago, we decided to go with one weekend two weeks after commencement," he explained. "The numbers of those attending has increased. Our numbers are higher than ever this year."
The weekend will feature more than 40 class and alumni events, including the popular "Night Under the Stars" outdoor evening celebration, a "State of the University" address by University President William P. Leahy, SJ, and seminars given by BC administrators and faculty.
For more information, see www.bc.edu/friends/alumni/classes/reunion/.
-Reid Oslin •