Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

October 12th

Golden Club Brunch
9:30am - 11:00am
Nordquist Lecture Hall, Xavier
Classes of 1963 and earlier are invited to this annual event hosted by President Thomas and Mrs. Patty Krise and University Leadership.
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Affinity & Reunion Brunches
9:30am -11:00am
Anderson University Center
Join us for a hearty Homecoming brunch Saturday morning before the football game and other campus activities. Each group will have their own location in the Anderson University Center to reminisce about old times over brunch and mimosas! There is no other place in Tacoma that can offer such a fun start to the day.

  • Nursing Alumni Board Affinity Brunch, $12 located in the Regency Room
  • Department of Education Affinity Brunch (most recently known as Instructional Development and Leadership), hosted by School of Education & Kinesiology located in the Scan Center
  • Department of Kinesiology Affinity Brunch (formerly known as Physical Education and as Movement Studies and Wellness Education), Hosted by School of Education & Kinesiology located in Rm 133
  • Class of 1973 40th Reunion Brunch, $12 located in the CK E
  • Class of 1988 25th Reunion Brunch, $12 located in Rm 201
  • Class of 2003 10th Reunion Brunch, $12 located in CK W

Cross Country Meet: PLU Invitational
PLU South Park (Formerly PLU Golf Course), Free
The women’s and men’s cross country teams are hosting a home meet.  The 6k women’s run will begin at 10:00am. The 8k men’s run will begin at 11:00am. Alumni may register to participate in the meet for free by emailing coach Heather Kreier by October 8th at 5:00pm at

Campus Tour
10:30am - 11:30am
Anderson Clock Tower, Free

Alumni Swim Meet
PLU Pool, Free
The Swim team is hosting the annual alumni meet. Following the meet there will be a gathering of the current swim team and alumni. For registration or more information, contact PLU Swim Coach Matt Sellman at 253-535-7370 or 

GOLD Pre-Game Event
Sparks Firehouse Deli, $10
Meet before the game for some pre-game fun and refreshments. Your price of the event includes your ticket to the game and lunch. 

Homecoming Football Game & Spirit Tent
Tent 11:30am - 12:30pm and Half Time, Sparks Stadium, Free
Game Time 12:30pm - 4:30pm, Sparks Stadium, Various Prices
PLU Lutes take on Lewis and Clark in this year’s Homecoming football game. Stop by the Homecoming Alumni Tent before the game or during half time for treats, a chance to sign your class poster and above all to connect with your fellow Lutes! Make sure you stop in at the Photo Booth Tent next door to take a fun photo with your classmates!
Annual Fund and Lute Club donors who have received a complimentary Athletic Pass do not need to purchase a ticket. To request passes please call 253-535-7177. 

Campus Tour
11:30am - 12:30pm
Anderson Clock Tower, Free 

University Gallery Exhibition
12:00pm - 4:00pm
University Gallery, Aida Ingram Hall, Free

Class of 1963-Hospitality Room
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 213, Anderson University Center, Free

Service Project at the Community Garden 
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Garden, Across the Street from Ordal Hall, Free
Join current students in working in PLU’s Community Garden. All tools and supplies will be provided, but if you would like to bring kneeling pads you are welcome to do so! 

Habitat for Humanity Build
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Woods Project, Free
Pacific Lutheran University, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Tacoma Pierce County Habitat collaborated to build a home in The Woods at Golden Given, a 30-home sustainable-design housing community located approximately one and a half miles from the PLU campus. Space is limited so sign up by September 27th.

Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Tour
Meet at the Studio Theater, Free 

Open House - University Archives
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Third Floor, Mortvedt Library, Free
Explore PLU’s vast collection with University Archivist Kris Ringdahl ’82.

Organ Performance and Tour
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lagerquist, Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Free
Join University Organist Paul Tegels for a short organ performance and tour of the Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ in Lagerquist Concert Hall. 

Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Tour
Meet at the Studio Theater, Free

PLU Men’s Soccer vs. University of Puget Sound
Soccer Field, University of Puget Sound
Tickets are available at UPS, $5 for Adults and $3 for Youth. For more information, please call Athletics: 253-535-7352.

Class of 1963 Happy Hour
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Garfield Book Company at PLU and 208 Garfield, No Host
This will be an informal gathering place for your class to meet. 

PLU Women’s Volleyball vs. Lewis Clark
Olson Auditorium
For more information please call Athletics: 253-535-7352.

Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Gala, $75
Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Celebrate with the University the restoration and expansion of the new Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts which will join PLu's own Mary Baker Russell Music Center as one of Pierce County's premier centers for the performing arts.

This special evening will start off with jazz, heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a ribbon cutting and dedication followed by a student performance of the hit musical "Kiss Me, Kate." Finish out this amazing night with dessert and coffee. You won't want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime evening! Black tie optional. Space is limited.

“Kiss Me, Kate” - Combine Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Porter's music and lyrics to get Kiss Me, Kate a fun, melodious and sophisticated musical. This play-within-a-play shows each cast member's on-stage life becoming complicated by events happening offstage. Musical numbers include Why Can't You Behave, So In Love Am I, Wunderbar, and Brush Up Your Shakespeare. Winner of five Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Produced Show, Best Script, Best Score and Best Costumes, it was originally produced in 1948 and has long been considered one of Broadway's treasures.

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