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The Fifty-Year Club

In addition to the general weekend activities, join us for special events just for the Fifty-Year Club! Check out the Class of 1965 website, 1965.elmhurst.edu, for memorabilia and updates.

*All events marked with asterisks require a reservation.

Thursday, October 8
Class of 1965 Pre-Reunion Dinner*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Begin your Fifty-Year Reunion weekend in the heart of campus, sharing memories and stories with friends, while enjoying a complimentary dinner and beverages.

Friday, October 9
Fifty-Year Club Friday*
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
$35 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and programs)
Fifty-Year Club members (all that have graduated prior to or in 1965), family and friends are invited to spend the day on campus familiarizing yourself with the College today and reminiscing with your classmates over the memories of yesterday. 

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Meet and greet other Fifty-Year Club members over breakfast as you celebrate Homecoming weekend. 

Alumni College
Attend a class taught by an Elmhurst College staff, especially designed with alumni in mind. 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Blume Board Room
Dr. Venkatesh Gopal will give a presentation on the Physics Progam at Elmhurst College, highlighting the program's accomplishments and what projects are on the horizon.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 
A.C. Buehler Library
Suellen Rocca, Director of Exhibits, will take participants on a tour of the library's art collection.

12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room
Join the group for a light lunch in the Blume Board Room.

Campus Tours
1:15 p.m .-2:30 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Please meet at the fireplace for a guided tour of today’s campus.  The tour will end at the Chaplain’s home. 

Memoriam Gathering at the Scattering Garden
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Elmhurst College Cemetery 
The scattering garden provides a special place for the cremated remains of deceased persons who have made contributions to the advancement of Elmhurst College. All members of the class are invited to gather to remember and celebrate the lives of classmates who have left us too soon, including Linda Kroll '65 and Bruce Murdock '65.    

Fifty-Year Club Afternoon Gathering with College Administrators and Students
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Chaplain’s home, 255 Elm Park, Elmhurst
To conclude this special day, members of the Fifty-Year Club are invited to tea, coffee and sweets as you get to know the College’s administrators and students. 

Information Desk
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Frick Center
For  questions about the campus or Homecoming Weekend, stop by the information desk to speak with one of our staff members.

Class of 1965 – 60s Party*
7:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Chapel, 018 & 018A
$25 per person, $40 per couple
Pull out your 60s best and get ready to party! Join fellow 1965 classmates for a night that will take you back to your student days at Elmhurst College! Pizza, salad, and beverages will be served. 

Saturday, October 10
Alumni and Faculty Merit Awards Breakfast*
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Prospect Room
Join us for this special opportunity to honor the 2015 Alumni Merit and Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Faculty/Staff Merit award recipients. This year’s honoree’s include: Chuck Canfield ‘89 for his Distinguished Service to Society, Dr. John Brown ‘50 for his Distinguished Service to Alma Mater, Erik Ellingson ‘11 for the Young Alumni Award, and Dr. William Barclay for the Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Faculty/Staff merit award. We look forward to recognizing and celebrating their many accomplishments with the Elmhurst College community. 

Register for a Elmhurst College License Plate
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lehmann Hall, Parking Lot
Stop by the Secretary of State’s station right outside the hospitality tent anytime before or during the football game to register for your official Elmhurst College license plate. A portion of all proceeds will go toward Elmhurst College scholarships!  

Family Zone
1:00 p.m.
Goebel Hall, Parking Lot
Drop by the family zone for a variety of fun kid friendly activities. 

Alumni Hospitality Tent
1:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field, sponsored by the Elmhurst College Alumni Association
Alumni are welcome to visit the tent throughout the football game to enjoy food, beverages, good company and cheer the Bluejays on to victory!

Bluejay Football vs. Carthage College  
2:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field
Watch it live or stream it at bluejaytv.com 

Fifty-Year Club Dinner: Class of 1965 Induction*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
$40 per person
Members and guests are invited to honor the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1965 as they are inducted into the Fifty-Year Club. 

Sunday, October 11
Elmhurst College Homecoming Service*
10:00 a.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
The Elmhurst College choir and alumni will sing at this special Homecoming service joining the College and community.  After the service, join alumni and community members for a continental breakfast.  

All members of the class are invited to gather to remember and celebrate the lives of classmates who have left us too soon, including Linda Kroll ’65 and Bruce Murdock '65.
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