Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

PLU Homecoming

Friday, September 28th

Classes Without Quizzes
Sit in on a current PLU course offering without worrying about homework or a test! A variety of PLU classes are available for your attendance, representing most of the academic divisions.

8:00am Classes

  • American Government - Nancy Burgoyne
    Admin Room 200

9:15am Classes

  • Early Modern European History: Art of the Early Renaissance in Italy - Mike Halvorson '85
    Admin Room 212
  • Social Psychology - Jon Grahe
    Admin Room 202

11:15am Classes

  • Children's Literature - Nathalie op de Beeck
    Admin Room 202
  • Ancient Egypt or Prehistoric Aegean/Greek Cultures - Heather Mathews
    Ingram Room 100

12:30pm Classes

  • Gender and Communication - Peter Ehrenhaus
    Ingram Room 109
  • Music and Culture: an investigation into the way music functions within cultures - Greg Youtz
    Mary Baker Russell Music Center Room 322

Campus Tour
9:30am, Free
Anderson Clock Tower

Homecoming Chapel
10:30am - 11:00am, Free
Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Campus Tour
10:30am, Free
Anderson Clock Tower

Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon
11:30am, $20
Chris Knutzen Hall, Anderson University Center
Click here to puchase tickets.
For more information please call Athletics: 253.535.7352.

Campus Tour
12:30pm, Free
Anderson Clock Tower

Multidisciplinary Social Sciences Alumni Panel
1:45pm, Free
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center
Hear from Alumni across the disciplines of the Social Sciences. Each panelist is engaged in community service through their chosen endeavors. They will answer a series of questions describing how they came to live their vocations, as well, they will share significant mile posts, accomplishments and opportunities that continue to affirm their pathways.

Campus Tour
2:30pm, Free
Anderson Clock Tower

Meant To Live Lecture:
Gordon Campbell '75, New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Professor of Practice
3:15pm - 4:30pm, Free
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center
Gordon J. Campbell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of New York City until September 2012. He will then assume a full time teaching position at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service as Professor of Practice. Campbell was Chief Executive Office of Safe Horizon, the nation's leading victim assistance organization, from 1998 to 2007. Prior to leading Safe Horizon, Gordon served in senior positions in the Koch, Dinkins and Giuliani Mayoral Administrations. He was the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services and Chief of Staff to First Deputy Mayor. In addition, he was Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of Operations and a mayoral appointee to the City's Procurement Policy Board. While at the City's Human Resources Administration, he created and organized the Division of AIDS Services.
Before arriving in New York City, Gordon served as a prosecutor and labor attorney and was the Chief Administrator for the Seattle City Attorney's Office. He received his JD from the University of Washington School of Law, and his Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, as well as his bachelors degree from PLU in 1975.

University Wind Ensemble and Choir of the West Alumni and Current Student Reading Session
4:00pm - 5:30pm, Free
Lagerquist Concert Hall, Choral Rehearsal Room, Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Alumni are invited to participate in a rehearsal with University Wind Ensemble and Choir of the West. Bring your instrument as there will be a chance to play “old favorites” and sight read with current students in the ensemble you were a part of in the past. Arrive by 3:45 pm to ensure you have the music that will be read during the rehearsal.

PLU-CUST 1986-87 Reunion
5:00pm - Reception, 6:00pm - Dinner, $25
University Center
You are invited to the 2012 Reunion of those who participated in the 1986-87 exchange program between PLU and CUST. The reunion begins with an on-campus reception, in the University Center, at 5:00pm on Friday, September 28 and continue with a Chinese-style dinner at 6:00pm that will include comments and photo reports on our year in China, hopefully many of them from you. It will also include a brief report on the continuing nature of the exchange.

Dinner in the Anderson University Center Commons
5:30pm, $11
University Commons, Anderson University Center
Enjoy dining in the UC, eating a meal just as our students do.  A typical Friday night menu will be offered so you can get a feel for student life today.

Northwest Oktoberfest Styled Ales Tasting
6:00pm, $12
Garfield Book Company Fireside Lounge
Join PLU Dining and Culinary Services Resident Beer Guru, Erick Swenson '91 for a Northwest trek through Oktoberfest ales. For your admission fee, you will enjoy Oktoberfest fare, beer tastings and a commemorative glass.

Class of 1962 50th Anniversary Reception
7:00pm, $10
Gonyea House
The class of 1962 is invited to reconnect and share memories over light hors d’ oeuvres and wine from alumni vintners.