Summer Reunion Weekend, June 9-11

All alumni, family, and guests are invited to participate 

Welcome and Check-In 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Jones Hall Entrance Plaza

  • Pick up your Summer Reunion name tags, registration packet, room keys (if staying in the dorms), and more!

ACEC Alumni Committee Meetings 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Alumni Council Executive Committee members are invited to ACEC's June meetings.

Puget Sound Through the Decades 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Collins Memorial Library, Archives and Special Collections, Second floor

  • Join archivists Jane Connelly and Olivia Inglin at an open house showcasing the history of the university. Explore rare documents, photographs, and artifacts from the university archives documenting student life at Puget Sound.

Open Classroom - "The Ideas of the Bible" with Professor John Wesley 10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. | Wyatt Hall 304

  • Join students in a class in session, led by Professor John Wesley, the 2020 recipient of Puget Sound’s President’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Pre-registration required by June 2nd.

All about Books - Tour the Puget Sound Book Artists (PSBA) Exhibit! 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Lobby of Collins Memorial Library

  • Join Library Director Jane Carlin and local artists for an open case tour of the PSBA Annual Member's exhibition. You will have a chance to learn about this thriving local organization, and handle some of the books, and learn from the artists.

Campus Tour 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Begins at Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

  • Take an alumnus-led tour by Kurt Graupensperger '87 and check out the new campus changes.

Legacy Society Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC

  • The Legacy Society recognizes and celebrates alumni, parents, and friends of the university who have thoughtfully provided for Puget Sound’s future through their estate plans. By invitation.

Alumni Council Lunch 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

  • Join fellow volunteers for lunch to celebrate the exciting weekend ahead.

Volunteer Summit 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

  • All Alumni Council volunteers who dedicate and commit time in support of our various committees, including class programs, admissions, alumni fund, athletics, affinity groups, and more are invited to attend the Volunteer Summit.

Volunteer Recognition Reception 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | President’s Residence

  • President Crawford invites all volunteers to this special reception in recognition of their service to the university.

Opening Reception 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Event Lawn

  • Kick off the weekend with your classmates and enjoy food, drinks, and music in a festive atmosphere.

After Party 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Wheelock Student Center Outdoor Patio

  • Continue the celebration on the Wheelock Student Center Outdoor Patio and in the Rotunda (21+) with music, snacks, and good company.
  • $20 per person

Class of ‘98 Gathering 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Rasmussen Rotunda

  • Class of 1998, join your classmates (21+) in the Rotunda for drinks, dessert and dancing!
  • $20 per person


Welcome and Check-In 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Jones Hall Entrance Plaza

  • Pick up your Summer Reunion name tags, registration packet, room keys (if staying in the dorms), and more!

Tacoma Regional Club Breakfast 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Piano Lounge

  • Join the local Tacoma Regional Club for coffee and pastries. All reunion weekend attendees are welcome to join! 

Logger Family Zoo Trip 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

  • Take the morning and join Puget Sound families on a trip to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Pre-registration is required by May 19th.
  • $20 for Ages 13+
  • $15 for Ages 3-12
  • Free for Ages 2 and under

Alumni Council Breakfast 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

  • Join fellow volunteers to celebrate the Alumni Council’s many accomplishments and focus on the work ahead. By invitation.

Loggers Keep Learning | Alumni College | Being Human

  • $35 per person for all sessions

Alumni College Session 1 | "Does a Dog Have Buddha Nature?  Drawing the Line Between Human, Inhuman, Animal, & Beast in Zen Buddhism" Jonathan Stockdale, Ph.D. | Religion 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Wyatt 109

From the Lamb of God to Moby Dick, why do humans frequently turn to animals to reveal something about what it means to be human--or even divine?  In this session we'll focus on the sometimes blurry line between human and non-human animals through examples drawn from the history of Zen Buddhism in Japan.

Alumni College Session 2 | "The Good Side of Envy" Sara Protasi, Ph.D | Philosophy 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. | Wyatt 101

Envy is almost universally condemned and feared. But is its bad reputation always warranted? In this lecture, Sara Protasi argues that envy is more multifaceted than it seems, and that some kinds of envy can be productive and even virtuous.

Campus Tree Tour 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Wheelock Student Center Sequoia Tree

Take a walk through campus to learn more about Puget Sound's beautiful and expansive tree canopy! This tour will be led by Puget Sound Groundskeeper Bill Boggs and Lowell Wyse from the Tacoma Tree Foundation.

Sigma Nu Meeting and Luncheon 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC

  • Join fellow Sigma Nu brothers for this annual lunch and meeting. By invitation.

Logger BBQ 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Event Lawn

  • Join friends for great food, music, and lawn games for the entire family.
  • $25 per person, complimentary for ages 10 and under

Alumni College Session 3 | "Identity and Self-Presentation in the Digital Age" Nicholas Brody, Ph.D. | Communications  1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. | Wyatt Hall 109

Who are you, and how do you know? As more of our lives, relationships, and interactions are carried out in technologically-mediated spaces, we increasingly construct our identities and form impressions of others through our use of technology. In this course, we will explore and discuss research that investigates how we present ourselves online and how such behaviors affect our social lives.

Beta Theta Pi Happy Hour 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Trimble Forum

  • Members, alumni, family and friends of Beta are welcome to join us as we come together to share memories on the Puget Sound campus.

Alumni College Session 4 |"What’s in a Rim? China, Latin America, and a New Era of Transpacific Relations" | Monica DeHart , Ph.D | Sociology 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Wyatt Hall 101

Over the last two decades, China has become one of Latin America’s largest trading partners, biggest sources of financing, and primary providers of infrastructure. What do these developments suggest about China’s growing role in the region and its implications for the future? Building on Professor DeHart’s ethnographic research on the cultural politics of Chinese development in Central America and her recent book, Transpacific Developments (2021), this session will explore what China means on the ground and how a wide range of local actors perceive the benefits and risks of this transpacific partnership. We will work through case studies that highlight the multiple forms of China and Chineseness at work in the region and how they matter for questions of sovereignty, development, and identity.

President’s Leadership Society Summer Reunion Weekend Reception 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Thomas Hall Patio and/or Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

  • This special edition of the President’s Leadership Society Reception offers an opportunity to enjoy time with President Crawford and connect with fellow alumni members of the President’s Leadership Society. By invitation.

Class of 1973 and 1998 50th and 25th Reunion Reception 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. | President’s Residence

  • This special recognition celebrates the members of the Class of 1973 on their 50th reunion and Class of 1998 on their 25th reunion.
  • Complimentary for members of the Class of 1973 and 1998, $10 per additional guest

Class of 1998 25th Reunion Photo 5 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. | Kilworth Chapel

After the reception, reception attendees will gather at Kilworth Chapel for class photos, and then travel by foot or shuttle to Memorial Fieldhouse for the Reunion Dinner and Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Class of 1973 50th Reunion Photo 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Kilworth Chapel

After the reception, reception attendees will gather at Kilworth Chapel for class photos, and then travel by foot or shuttle to Memorial Fieldhouse for the Reunion Dinner and Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Distinguished Dinner and Alumni Awards 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Fieldhouse

  • Join us as we celebrate and honor this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients!
  • Open to all registered reunion weekend attendees and guests. All are invited to celebrate reunion milestones for our classes ending in 3 and 8.
  • $40 per person, complimentary to class of 1973

After Party 8 - 10 p.m. |Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

  • After dinner, join your classmates (21+) at the Tahoma Room for drinks, dessert, and dancing!
  • $20 per person

Golden Logger Brunch 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. | Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center

  • Honor fellow Loggers alumni celebrating their 50th Reunion celebration and beyond as you say farewell over a delicious breakfast – a perfect ending to a great reunion.
  • $20 per person, open to all Summer Reunion Attendees, complimentary to Class of 1973