Saturday, June 10, 2017 Events

Morning Events

7:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
Location TBD
Open to all Reunion Weekend attendees and their guests.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Breakfast, Snacks and Lunch Options
Chaminade Cafe (Chaminade Hall ground floor)
Additional pay-as-you-go dining options are available at the temporary food court (KU Food Court is currently under construction.  Check out the exciting plans for the new food options in Kennedy Union).

9 a.m. to Noon: Service Project, Erma's House
Erma's House
The Community Service project, sponsored by the UD School of Law, will be at Erma’s House on 1046 Brown Street. Erma's House offers a warm, friendly atmosphere where children of any age may visit with their non-custodial parents. Volunteers will meet at Keller Hall before moving to the facility and performing various tasks.

Please wear work clothes as some projects are cleaning-intensive. Some projects may include (but are not limited to) weeding, trimming, planting flowers/plants, putting together new playground toys/equipment, mulching, toy sanitation, cleaning of interior rooms.

9 a.m. Flyer Fun Run/Walk
Starts in front of the RecPlex
Join us for a casual and fun run or walk around campus with fellow alums. There is a three mile course and a one mile course. Feel free to walk, push a stroller or just meander at your own pace. Afterwards, we'll have refreshments for all participants.

Course Map (PDF)

9:30 a.m. Donor Recognition and Volunteer Brunch
Kennedy Union Ballroom (by invitation only)
This is a special brunch to recognize our reunion volunteers as well as the commitment of our donors and the significant impact their gift has on the university, its students, faculty and staff. The ways in which the University honors annual and sustained support are listed below.

  • John Stuart society
    Honors donors whose lifetime giving totals $100,000 or more.
  • Leo Meyer society
    Honors donors who have a commitment to the University through their wills or other planned gifts.
  • 1850 Society
    Honors donors whose annual gifts total $1,000 or more, including matching gifts.
  • Front porch society
    Recognizes those who make an annual gift to the University for three or more consecutive years.

10:30 a.m. Walking Tour of Campus
Meet near the ground floor entrance of KU next to the fountain
Take a tour of your beautiful campus to see all the exciting changes. Tours are lead by our wonderful student ambassadors.  A second tour will be offered at 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Events

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Brews, Bites and Bands ($5 & pay-as-you-go)
P Lot
Join us for another great afternoon of food trucks, craft beers and friends! Sponsored by UD's young alumni group, day10, everyone is invite to have lunch with some of Dayton's finest food trucks, local craft beer as well as sit back and relax listening to live music from a Reunion Weekend favorite, This Side Up.  There is a $5 entrance fee.  All other food and drink is pay-as-you-go.  The event will happen rain or shine.

Food Trucks: Dayton Urban BBQ, DD Sandwiches and Subs, Just Jerks, Lilia's Outside Cafe, McNasty's, Meson XPress, PA's Pork, Quite Frankly, Rudy on the Run, The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton

Breweries: Dayton Beer Co., Eudora, FigLeaf Brewing Co., Star City Brewery, Streetside Brewery and Warped Wing

12 to 4 p.m.: UD Libraries Open House
Roesch Library
The Libraries are a dynamic force in the education taking place at UD. Come visit the Knowledge Hub on the renovated first floor, where we offer research and writing services and popular study spaces. If you’re an alumnus living in Ohio, you can pick up a free borrowing card at the access services desk. For more information about obtaining a library card, please click here.

Did you work in the library as a student employee? Stop by during the open house for a special keepsake.

Be sure to check out this year's exhibit during Reunion Weekend by artist Patti Trick Paulus '82, Then & Now.  Introduced in letterforms in 1980 at UD under the tutelage of Lou Weber, Patti has been creating calligraphic art for close to 37 years.  While hand lettered artwork continues to be her main focus, she has recently expanded her artistic expression with the addition of rendering landscapes in charcoal.  Be sure to check out her exhibit in the Library showing the progression from her beginnings at UD to present day. 

1:30 p.m.: Walking Tour of Campus
Meet near the ground entrance of KU next to the fountain
Take a tour of your beautiful campus to see all the exciting changes. Tours are lead by our wonderful student ambassadors.

1:30 - 3 p.m.: Immaculate Conception Chapel Open House
Immaculate Conception Chapel
Come see the beautiful renovations and learn of all the intricate details that went into our beloved chapel. Members of the Chapel renovation committee will be present to answer questions. A short presentation on the renovations will be given periodically throughout the open house.

2 to 4 p.m.: SIG Zone
Central Mall
Were you a part of a shared interest group such as a fraternity, sorority, sports group or any other group while on campus? If so, email if your group would like to get together during Reunion Weekend. A cash bar will be available. Each group will also have a group picture taken.

Groups represented:
Alpha Kappa Psi
Chi Omega
Perishing Rifles - ROTC
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
Phi Beta Alpha
Phi Sigma Kappa
Rescue Squad
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Ohio Chi Sig Chapter)
Sigma Phi Epsilon (Ohio Rho Chapter)
Tau Kappa Epsilon - Upsilon Delta Lambda

2 to 4 p.m.: Open Houses
I Love UD House, 405 Stonemill
College of Arts and Sciences, Science Center Atrium
School of Education, Fitz Hall, 6th floor
School of Engineering, Kettering Labs
School of Business Administration, Miriam Hall Atrium
Champions & Scholars/Athletics, Donoher Center#
Enrollment Management*, Albert Emanuel lobby
*Former tour guides are encouraged to stop by!
#A shuttle bus will be available to take you to the Donoher Center. Pick-up on main campus is C Lot, near Evanston Ave./Founders Lane.

4 p.m.: Blessing and Renewal of Marriage Vows
Immaculate Conception Chapel
Say I do again - renew your love and devotion with your spouse at Reunion Weekend.

4:30 p.m.: Alumni Mass
Immaculate Conception Chapel
Join your fellow alumni and their families for a special Alumni Mass.

Evening Events

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: President's Toast ($15)
Location TBD
Join President Eric Spina for a toast to the weekend.

7 to 11 p.m.: Porch Party ($35)
C Lot
This casual event under a tent will give you the chance to mingle with UD alumni from all reunion classes as you enjoy the live music from the popular Reunion Weekend band, Dave and Rae. You can hang out on a mock front porch and get a picture with your friends with our photo booth. Cost per person includes food, beer, wine and entertainment.


Reunion Weekend

300 College Park  
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7052