CSE 50-Year Reunion


As you know, universities across the country are making efforts to address the significant challenges presented by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and well-being of our entire community, including event attendees, is a top priority for the College of Science and Engineering and the University of Minnesota.

Based on recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have decided to cancel the 2020 CSE 50-Year and Golden Medallion Society Reunion. We hope to reschedule this event for May 2021.

When that happens, we will contact you to register for the rescheduled event. If you have questions, please email csealumni@umn.edu.

For more information on how the University of Minnesota is handling issues related to COVID-19, see the University’s Safe Campus website

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.   

Sample Reunion Schedule


All Thursday activities take place at TCF Bank Stadium unless otherwise noted.

9 a.m.—Class Check-in, Refreshments and Welcome
featuring College of Science and Engineering Dean

10:15 a.m.—Welcome and Keynote with previous Golden Medallion Society inductees

11 a.m.—Department-Hosted Research Showcase Sessions 

12:15 p.m.—Lunch

During this time, we will present medallions to members of classes prior to 1970 who have not previously been inducted into the Golden Medallion Society and to members of the 50-Year class unable to attend Friday's reception.

1:30 p.m.—Breakout Sessions

3 p.m.—Breakout Sessions and Tours

4-5 p.m.—Closing reception

Close out the day with mingling over hot appetizers and a cash bar.


4 p.m.—50-Year Reception and Commencement Procession
McNamara Alumni Center, University Hall

During this heavy appetizer and cash bar reception, the 50-Year class 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 CSE 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.