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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!

*All events marked with asterisks require a reservation.

Thursday, October 6
Class of 1966 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 7
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 1966), 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. – 11:00 a.m.
Beyond the Beanie: How We've Changed Since E.C.
Some members of the Class of 1966 will talk about how their lives have changed since graduation and the impact their experience at Elmhurst College has had.

11:15 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. 
Campus Life Today
Current students will share their Elmhurst Experience, and will answer any questions about college life today.

12:00 noon – 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 .-3:00 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. 
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, including our new President Troy VanAken, and students. 

Information Desk
8:00 a.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 1966 Gathering*
6:30 p.m.
Angelo's, 247 N. York Street, Elmhurst
$25 per person
Reconnect with classmates at Angelo's in downtown Elmhurst! Pizza, salad, and beverages will be served. 

Saturday, October 8
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. 

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. Carroll College  
2:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field
Watch it live or stream it at bluejaytv.com 

Fifty-Year Club Dinner: Class of 1966 Induction*
6:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
$30 per person
Members and guests are invited to honor the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1966 as they are inducted into the Fifty-Year Club. 

Sunday, October 9
Elmhurst College Homecoming Service*
10:00 a.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
The Elmhurst College choir and Women's Chorus 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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