Summer Reunion Weekend, June 7-9

All alumni, non-degreed alumni, family, and guests are invited to participate 

Welcome and Check-In 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Wheelock Student Center, Lobby

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

Alumni Executive Council Committee Meeting 8 a.m. - Noon | Wyatt Hall, Room 107

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

Campus Tour 11 a.m. - Noon | Begins at Susie L. Wilson ’87 Welcome Center

  • Join Kurt Graupensperger '87 on this alumni-led tour of campus to reacquaint yourself and learn about how the campus continues to evolve.

Legacy Society Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Wheelock Student Center, Dottie Rasmussen Rotunda

  • As a member of the Legacy Society, we're excited to celebrate your decision to include us in your estate plans and invest in the future of Puget Sound. Join us for a special luncheon with Vice President for University Relations Victor Martin and hear how your philanthropic support is making a difference in the lives of our students, faculty, and campus community. Invitation only.  

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

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

Puget Sound Through the Decades 1 - 3 p.m. | Collins Memorial Library, Archives and Special Collections, Second floor

  • Join archivists Jane Connelly and Olivia Inglin at an open house exploring the history of the university. Drop by anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to enjoy rare documents, photographs, artifacts, and stories from the university archives.

Alumni Professional Development Summit 1:15 - 4:15 p.m. | Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

  • All alumni attending summer reunion are invited to participate in two interactive professional development sessions designed to offer tools you can take away and use immediately. Sponsored by the Alumni Council.
    • Session 1: Inspired Leader – Find the Hidden Treasure in Neuroscience.
    • Session 2: What No One Told You About Workplace Communication, But Everyone Expects You to Know

Black Alumni Union: Meet, Greet, Play 2 - 4 p.m. | Susie L. Wilson ’87 Welcome Center

  • Celebrate the rich legacy of Black alumni at Puget Sound. Join us for an empowering evening where alumni from diverse backgrounds come together to honor shared experiences and foster connections. Let's make memories and strengthen our community bonds in an atmosphere filled with nostalgia and networking, and have fun playing board games.

Alumni & Student Mixer 4 - 5 p.m. | Trimble Hall, Trimble Forum & Patio

  • Connect with the next generation of Logger professionals at our Alumni & Student Mixer. This year, our current students are engaged in exciting summer research or internships and are eager to hone their networking skills. Your valuable experiences can make a significant impact as they navigate their career paths. Join us for an evening of casual networking, where you can share insights, offer guidance, and make meaningful connections with these ambitious students. 

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

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

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

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

Computer Science Reception 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Thompson Hall, Lounge 420

  • Mark your calendars for the Computer Science Department's 50th Reunion Reception! Enjoy a casual gathering with light appetizers as we celebrate this milestone and remember the late faculty member Jerry Kerrick P’86, P’95.

PacRim Reception 7- 10 p.m. | Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room 

  • Join us as we celebrate 50 years of the PacRim Study Abroad Program. Reconnect with old friends, make some new ones, and enjoy drinks and food as we reflect and share memories of this impactful study abroad experience.

Class of ‘04 Gathering 7 - 8 p.m. | Susie L. Wilson ’87 Welcome Center

  • Class of 2004, join your classmates at the Welcome Center for drinks and appetizers! Attendees must be 21+.
  • $10 per person (includes admission to All Class Gathering)

All Class Gathering 7- 10 p.m. | Wheelock Student Center, Dottie Rasmussen Rotunda

  • Continue the celebration with your classmates in the Rasmussen Rotunda with music, snacks, and good company. Attendees must be 21+.
  • $10 per person

Theatrical Performance: Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Chevi Chung 7:30 p.m. | Jones Hall, Norton Clapp Theatre 

  • The Department of Theatre Arts is partnering with Tacoma’s Empthos Theater Company to produce Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fairview, a challenging play about contemporary Black experience, inventively presenting the dilemmas of race, perception, and representation. One family’s birthday celebration for their matriarch becomes an occasion for appropriation by characters who want the satisfaction of stereotypes. The violence at the heart of racialized imaginations emerges in theatrical ways. How do the things we watch in television and movies influence our perceptions of marginalization and identity? Who plays what roles? Who is watching and being watched? What happens when we change our vantage point? Visit the Upcoming Productions page for more information and to purchase tickets.

Welcome and Check-In 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Wheelock Student Center, Lobby

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

All Alumni Breakfast 7:30 - 9 a.m. | Susie L. Wilson ’87 Welcome Center

  • Join us for a full breakfast sponsored by the Tacoma Regional Alumni Club and the Alumni Council.

Loggers Keep Learning | Alumni College 

  • Alumni College offers a diverse array of sessions to foster intellectual exploration and reflection. Choose from topics ranging from database administration to creative expression, and more.
  • Alumni College registrants are welcome to attend any of the following sessions. 
  • $35 per person for all sessions

Alumni College Session 1A | "Bitmap Indexing for Database Systems" Professor David Chiu, Computer Science 9 - 10:15 a.m. | Thompson Hall, Room 395

  • Enabling fast access, selection, and filtering of large data sets represents a significant challenge in database management systems. This session introduces the topic of Bitmap Indexing, emphasizing its sparse structure and organization, compression schemes, and how these techniques combine to achieve superlinear speedup of query processing. 

Alumni College Session 1B | "Doodling, Brainstorming & Calligraphy" Professor Zaixin Hong, Art History  9 - 10:15 a.m. | Wyatt Hall. Room 109

  • Step back in time and try this course that introduces first-year students to art history through doodles, brainstorming, and the art of calligraphy—and how doodling can facilitate critical and creative thinking.

Alumni College Session 1C | "A Tale of Two Pandemics: Reckoning with the Costs of Influenza (1918) and COVID-19" Professor Nancy Bristow, History and Race & Pedagogy Institute Leadership Team  9 - 10:15 a.m. | Thomas Hall, Room 366 and Zoom 

  • In this class, Professor Bristow will discuss how the influenza pandemic of 1918 offers a valuable lens for making sense of our own experiences since 2020. In both cases American exceptionalism, a commitment to individualism over community needs, and systemic racism produced vastly inequitable experiences of these traumatic events. Though in the aftermath of the earlier pandemic American public culture quickly moved on, exhibiting a profound amnesia about the scourge, today we still have the opportunity to think through what we have experienced and how it might guide us in reckoning with, and rethinking, our practices and the values that undergird them. The session will be interactive.  

Alumni College Session 2A | "Through American Eyes: Understanding DuBois' Double Consciousness & Navigating U.S. Society While Black" Associate Professor LaToya Brackett, African American Studies and Race & Pedagogy Institute Leadership Team 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. | Wyatt Hall, Room 101

  • This session allows the audience to engage with W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk text, and to unpack his concept of double consciousness collaboratively. Upon collective understanding, the class will discuss the conditions afforded to Black Americans today by utilizing the concept and interrogating the trajectory of our society's race relations over the last century. The professor will provide representation of double consciousness using a newspaper cartoon image, a short video clip about type casting in the film and television industry, and a discussion of Colin Kaepernick's NFL protest. 

Alumni College Session 2B | "AI & Language Processing" Associate Professor Adam Smith and Associate Professor America Chambers, Computer Science  10:30 - 11:45 a.m. | Thompson Hall, Room 395

  • In this course, we will teach a brief introduction to artificial neural networks, geared toward a general audience. Neural networks form the heart of many technologies currently in the news, from self-driving cars, to game-playing bots, to generative AI like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion.

Alumni Travel Information Session 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. |Thomas Hall, Room 366, & Zoom

  • All alumni are invited to attend this session to learn more about how Puget Sound's alumni travel program is expanding. Building upon our first trip to Greece in 2023, Professor of Anthropology Andrew Gardner will be discussing a 10-day trip planned to visit the city of Doha, Qatar exploring the art, history, culture, cosmopolitanism, and architecture of this vibrant city on the Arabian Peninsula. This information session will discuss the December 2024 trip to Qatar as well as other trips to Berlin, Germany, London, England, and Iceland other faculty members are considering for 2025 and 2026.

Sigma Nu Meeting and Luncheon 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. |Wheelock Student Center, Dottie Rasmussen Rotunda

  • Join fellow Sigma Nu brothers for this annual lunch and meeting. Invitation only. 

2023-2043 Campus Development Plan Presentation 11 a.m. - Noon | Susie L. Wilson ’87 Welcome Center

  • Join us for a special Campus Development Plan presentation hosted by Associate Vice President for Facilities Services Bob Kief.

Campus Tree Tour with the Tacoma Tree Foundation 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.

Hwa Nan Teaching Fellowship Gathering Noon a.m. - 1 p.m. | Trimble Hall, Trimble Forum

  • Hwa Nan Trimble Teaching Fellows and those associated with the Trimble Teaching Fellowship are invited to this reception to help celebrate 30 years of this important and unique Puget Sound program. The event will encourage participants to reminisce about their experiences with key members of the university community and the Hwa Nan Women's College delegation that will be visiting from Fuzhou, China. Invitation only.

Logger Barbecue Noon - 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

Campus Tour 2 - 3 p.m. | Begins at Susie L. Wilson ‘87 Welcome Center

  • Join Kurt Graupensperger '87 on this alumni-led tour of campus to reacquaint yourself and learn about how the campus continues to evolve.

PacRim Panel and Reception 2 - 4 p.m. | Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

  • Designed by PacRim alums in collaboration with the Asian Studies Program, our Saturday afternoon forum will bring together former PacRim directors and students to reflect on PacRim past, present, and future. Reception with drinks to follow!

Computer Science Open House 2 - 5 p.m. | Thompson Hall, Lounge 420

  • Join us for an engaging afternoon of knowledge-sharing and networking. Explore a series of short talks delivered by esteemed alumni, current students, and retired faculty, offering valuable insights into the ever-evolving department of Computer Science.

President’s Leadership Society Summer Reunion Weekend Reception 3 - 4 p.m. | Thompson Hall, Oppenheimer Cafe and Brown Family Courtyard 

  • Members of the President's Leadership Society, which celebrates our dedicated annual donors, are invited to join President Isiaah Crawford for an intimate gathering complete with hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and inspiring conversation. Enjoy dedicated time with President Crawford to honor your commitment to Puget Sound. Invitation only.

Class of 1974 and 1999: 50th and 25th Reunion Reception 4 - 5 p.m. | President’s Residence

  • This special recognition event celebrates members of the Class of 1974 on their 50th reunion and members of the Class of 1999 on their 25th reunion. Invitation only.
  • Complimentary for members of the Class of 1974 and 1999, $10 per additional guest

Class of 1999 25th Reunion Photo 5 - 5:15 p.m. | Kilworth Chapel

  • After the 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 1974 50th Reunion Photo 5:15 - 5:30 p.m. | Kilworth Chapel

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

Reunion Dinner & Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony 5:30 - 8 p.m. | Memorial Fieldhouse

  • Join us as we celebrate and honor this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients: Professional Achievement Award: Sarah Rudolph Cole ’86, Mid-Career Professional Achievement Award: Laura Heywood ’01, Service to Puget Sound Award: Joel Hefty ’86, Service to Community Award: Jean Baumgartel ’76, Young Logger Service Award: Rachel Sugar ’16.
  • Open to all registered reunion weekend attendees and guests. All are invited to celebrate reunion milestones for our classes ending in 4 and 9.
  • $40 per person, complimentary to Classes of 1974 and 1999.

Theatrical Performance: Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Chevi Chung 7:30 p.m. | Jones Hall, Norton Clapp Theatre 

  • The Department of Theatre Arts is partnering with Tacoma’s Empthos Theater Company to produce Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fairview, a challenging play about contemporary Black experience, inventively presenting the dilemmas of race, perception, and representation. One family’s birthday celebration for their matriarch becomes an occasion for appropriation by characters who want the satisfaction of stereotypes. The violence at the heart of racialized imaginations emerges in theatrical ways. How do the things we watch in television and movies influence our perceptions of marginalization and identity? Who plays what roles? Who is watching and being watched? What happens when we change our vantage point? Visit the Upcoming Productions page for more information and to purchase tickets.

All Alumni Farewell Breakfast 8 - 10 a.m. | Wheelock Student Center, Dottie Rasmussen Rotunda

  • Bid farewell to a weekend of shared experiences, celebrating the Logger bonds that make our alumni community truly special. It's a time to reminisce one last time, laugh, and toast to the future paths that lie ahead for each of us.

Theatrical Performance: Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Chevi Chung 2 p.m. | Jones Hall, Norton Clapp Theatre 

  • The Department of Theatre Arts is partnering with Tacoma’s Empthos Theater Company to produce Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fairview, a challenging play about contemporary Black experience, inventively presenting the dilemmas of race, perception, and representation. One family’s birthday celebration for their matriarch becomes an occasion for appropriation by characters who want the satisfaction of stereotypes. The violence at the heart of racialized imaginations emerges in theatrical ways. How do the things we watch in television and movies influence our perceptions of marginalization and identity? Who plays what roles? Who is watching and being watched? What happens when we change our vantage point? Visit the Upcoming Productions page for more information and to purchase tickets.