Alumnae/i Weekend 2013 has something for everyone! Whether you are from the Class of 1938 or the Class of 2008, you’ll be able to reconnect with classmates, sisters, faculty and friends. Below is a preliminary schedule of the many events planned for your reunion. Please note, the schedule is subject to change! Please check back often as we will post frequent updates.
Check-In and Alumnae/i Weekend Welcome Center
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Coughlin Commons for alumnae/i staying in Sister Jean Murray Hall
Lewis Alcove for alumnae/i staying off campus
Pick up your welcome packet and residence hall keys if you are staying on campus.
Note: Those celebrating their 25th Silver or 50th Golden Jubilee, please bring photos of you and your loved ones, to be posted on poster boards set up by your special hospitality rooms.
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Boxed lunches available, with tables set by class year, or take lunches elsewhere to enjoy on campus. Must be pre-purchased.
Class Lunches for those celebrating their 55th, 60th, 65th, and 70th Reunions (Classes of
1943, 1948, 1953, 1958 only)
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rosarians celebrating a reunion this year will be assigned separate rooms on campus for private luncheons. Please be sure to register for this luncheon and not the boxed lunch option on the registration form.
Old Haunts Tour
Meet in front of Lewis Hall
Revisit your favorite places on campus!
President’s Reception for the Class of 1963, 50th Golden
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
President’s Home (transportation provided from Power Hall at 4:45)
The 50th Reunion class celebrates its golden jubilee with a special reception hosted by President Donna M. Carroll in her Oak Park home.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Alumnae/i Weekend Welcome Center
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
If you are unable to join us on Friday, please remember to pick up your welcome packet when you arrive.
Early Morning Yoga with Mary Louise McKeone Stefanic ’53
7:00 a.m to 8:00 a.m.
Igini Sports Forum
Join class of 1953 alumna Mary Louise McKeone Stefanic as she leads a beginner yoga class. We will have small quantity of yoga mats available for use, but please bring your own yoga mat if possible.
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast is open to all Alumnae/i Weekend attendees. Stop by for Mound Bread.
President’s Circle Breakfast (By invitation only)
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
In gratitude for their generous giving, President Donna M. Carroll will be hosting a special breakfast for all current President’s Circle members. The President’s Circle us Dominican’s recognition society for annual giving of $1,000 or more.
Presidential Briefing about Dominican University
10:30 a.m. to Noon
President Donna M. Carroll will give an update on the university today.
All-Alumnae/i Awards Luncheon
12:15 p.m.to 2:00 p.m.
We will enjoy an elegant luncheon together, while honoring distinguished alumnae/i with the presentation of the Caritas Veritas Award, the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award, and the O’K eefe Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award.
*This is the only lunch option on campus and there will be assigned seating by classes.
Alumnae/i and Educational Presentations
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Several sessions will be offered during this time including:
More details will be posted here as presentations are finalized.
Alumnae/i Weekend Mass
This liturgy includes a Candle and Rose procession and the blessing of the silver and gold reunion pins for the 25th and 50th reunion classes.
Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner and Class Dinners
7:30p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Please join us for the 2nd Annual Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner or attend dinner with your class at varied locations throughout campus. Final locations for dinners will be posted at Registration. Read more about this year's Athletics Hall of Fame inductees.
Alumnae/i After Dinner Lounge
9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Keep the party going at this fun gathering with music from all eras. Cash bar will be available.
**Note Coffee, tea and desserts will also be available in the Dining Hall for
Residence Hall Check-out
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Prayer Service: In Memoriam of Alumnae/i from Reunion Classes
Take time to remember classmates who have passed away.
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wrap up your Alumnae/i Weekend by enjoying the company of Dominican friends both old and new. Children under 12 years old admitted free. This is a great time to introduce your family to your classmates!
Alumnae/i Athletic Games
Participate in or observe alumnae/i games in a variety of sports, including, but not limited to: soccer, volleyball, or basketball. A fun time for all members of the family!