Summer Reunion Weekend Lures the Loggers Home, June 3–5

May 31, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. – Loggers hailing from around the country are heading back to their alma mater! Hundreds of University of Puget Sound alumni will converge on campus from Friday, June 3, to Sunday, June 5, to catch up with old friends and indulge in fun, food, reminiscing, and a little bit of learning at the college’s second annual Summer Reunion Weekend.

The success of the first summer reunion last year has inspired another smorgasbord of entertainment, dining, golf, outings, awards, and, best of all, the opportunity to see again the professors, fellow students, and staff members who made the Logger days all that they were. Alumni who choose to do so will be able to relive some of that past by sleeping in the residence halls, hitting hot spots on 6th Avenue, and grabbing a seat in class to hear professors address subjects on the theme of “Facts and Fictions About Health and Culture.”

“They had a blast,” summed up Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Allison Cannady-Smith, when asked about alumni at last summer’s reunion. “All I can really say is: They love this place.”

Loggers who graduated in classes ending in a “1” or “6” are this year’s featured reunion classes. All alumni are invited to attend Summer Reunion Weekend.

For the full schedule of events, see the links below. Walk-in registration is available beginning Thursday, June 2. Here are just some of the weekend’s highlights:

  • Golf scramble at Trophy Lake Golf Course
  • Alumni College classes by professors on “Facts and Fictions About Health and Culture”
  • 25th and 50th class year reunion receptions (1986 and 1961)
  • 6th Avenue block party centering on a favorite night spot
  • Visits to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and Tacoma Museum of Glass
  • Book design instruction by local artists and visits to the archives at Collins Memorial Library
  • Fitness tips and activities run by Puget Sound athletics staff members
  • Logger picnic and parade
  • The Adelphians and Concert Band of old reunite for a glorious return to the stage
  • Reunion Weekend and Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala, including dinner, dance, award presentations, and music by Daryl and the Diptones
  • Interfaith worship and memorial service, followed by a farewell brunch

Professors who will lead classes for Alumni College include Suzanne Holland, religion and ethics; Geoff Proehl, theatre arts; Stuart Smithers, religion; Heidi Orloff, exercise science; Margi Nowak, comparative sociology; Sarah Moore, psychology; and Craig Bennett, Lisa Kenney, and Stana Landon, athletics. For the full schedule of classes see the link below.

Registration for the weekend can be done in person beginning Thursday, June 2, at 10 a.m., at the registration tent located in Jones Hall Plaza. Registration will remain open throughout the weekend.

For more information and to access the full schedule of events, or for more details on Alumni College visit:

Photos on page: Top right: 50th Year Class and The Hatchet at 2010 reunion; Top left: Jones Hall dresses up; Bottom left: Picnic at 2010 Summer Reunion Weekend. Photos by Ross Mulhausen.

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