CSE 50-Year Reunion

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Mark your calendar for the 50-Year Reunion honoring the Classes of 1972, 1971, and 1970

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Huntington Bank Stadium (formerly TCF Bank Stadium)

U of M East Bank Campus

Members of the Class of 1972 will join other alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago to catch up with classmates, reconnect with faculty, and take a look ahead at new initiatives, innovative research, and the students of today as they become the leaders of tomorrow.

To add to the celebratory atmosphere, the Classes of 1970 and 1971 are also invited to join the Class of 1972 in belatedly commemorating the 50th anniversary of their graduation, due to the cancellation of in-person reunion activities in 2020 and 2021.

During the festivities, members of the Class of 1972, along with first time reunion attendees from the Classes of 1970 and 1971, will be inducted into the College of Science and Engineering Golden Medallion Society and will receive a commemorative medallion. Additionally, the members of all three honored classes will lead the 2022 commencement procession Thursday afternoon.

All events are complimentary for you and a guest, but require pre-registration. Formal invitation with registration details to follow in spring of 2022.

Class of 1972—we need your help! 

Members of the Class of 1972 are invited to join the event host committee and help shape your reunion festivities. Meetings are held monthly by Zoom. If you are interested and would like to learn more, please contact Anastacia Davis at 612-625-4509 or aqdavis@umn.edu.


Please contact us at csealumni@umn.edu.

Tentative Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

9 a.m. Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 Check-in, Refreshments and Welcome

10:15 a.m. Welcome and keynote speaker

11:15 a.m. Department hosted presentations—department news and updates

12:15–1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30–2:40 p.m. Breakout session 1—Faculty and student presentations on cutting-edge research

3–4 p.m. Breakout session 2— Faculty and student presentations on cutting-edge research

4–5 p.m. Closing reception—Close out the day with mingling over heavy appetizers and a cash bar.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

9 a.m. 50-Year Reunion Celebration Brunch and Commencement Procession

During breakfast, the Class of 1972, as well as first time reunion attendees from the Classes of 1970 and 1971, will be inducted into the Golden Medallion Society. At 12:15 p.m., class members will suit up in caps and gowns (provided by CSE) and lead the Class of 2022 undergraduate commencement procession into 3M Arena at Mariucci!

NOTE: At this time we are planning for in-person reunion festivities. Should guidance from public health and safety officials necessitate a change in format, we will alert invited guests as soon as possible.

Hotel Information

For your convenience, a discounted block of rooms will be reserved for our guests at The Graduate Hotel (615 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis). Watch for more information in spring 2022!