CSE 50-Year Reunion


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Mark Your Calendar for the Class of 1970 Reunion

Thursday, May 7, 2020 (all day) *
Friday, May 8, 2020 (evening only)*
U of M East Bank Campus (various locations)

* NOTE: Event dates are tentative and will be confirmed no later than September 2019

Members of the Class of 1970 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.

During the festivities, members of the Class of 1970 will be inducted into the College of Science and Engineering Golden Medallion Society and will receive a commemorative medallion. Additionally, the Class of 1970 will lead the 2020 commencement procession.

All events are complimentary for you and a guest, but require pre-registration. Formal invitation with registration details to follow in spring of 2020.

We need your help! 

Join the event host committee and help shape your reunion festivities. Meetings are held monthly (in person or by teleconference). 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

Thursday, May 7, 2020

9 a.m. Class of 1970 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.

Friday, May 8, 2020

4:30 p.m.—Class of 1970 Reception and Commencement Procession—McNamara Alumni Center, University Hall

During this heavy appetizer and cash bar reception, the Class of 1970 will be inducted into the Golden Medallion Society. At 6:30 p.m., class members will suit up in caps and gowns (provided by CSE) and lead the Class of 2020 undergraduate commencement procession into 3M Arena at Mariucci! The evening will end at approximately 8 p.m., though you are invited to stay for the ceremony in its entirety, if you wish.

Hotel Information

For your convenience, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Graduate Hotel (615 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis). To reserve a room online, visit the Graduate Hotel website or call 1-800-822-6757 and ask for the "UM CSE May 2020 Room Block" rate. The discounted rate expires on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.