Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations


October 14-16, 2011

What is a VIP?

Consider yourself a VIP guest to Homecoming 2011! VIP typically stands for Very Important Person, but at PLU it means so much more! Join us for a weekend of VIP treatment at your alma mater, sharing time and memories with fellow Lutes!

Lute alumni use their voices to influence their communities for greater potential. You have vision, inspiration, and passion; you have strong values, integrity, and perseverance. You know the significance of vocation, involvement, and pride in one’s endeavors. Alumni demonstrate vast knowledge and capability to intentionally impact the people with whom they have relationships. Register for any and every event and we will treat you to a true VIP experience!

While Homecoming is for everyone, the classes of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1986 and 2001 have reunion specific activities planned. All will have an opportunity to gather at the Homecoming Football Game Tent before and after the game. There are several events for the 50th reunion (Class of 1961); the class of 1966 will gather at the Homecoming Celebration Banquet to celebrate their 45th; the class of 1971 will meet at the Homecoming Football Tent and game; the class of 1986 is invited to attend the banquet for $25 in honor of their 25th Anniversary; and the class of 2001 will have a Pre-Football Game gathering.

Homecoming Highlights

School of Nursing 60th Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary, The School of Nursing has been identified at the Academic Affinity group for this year’s Homecoming, as well as the focus of Meant to Live. Meant to Live Events are mainly taking place on Friday, highlighting the vocational narratives of many School of Nursing alumni throughout the day.

Diversity Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

While the Diversity Center is 10 years young, efforts to make our campus inviting and inclusive to all individuals go back several decades. Before the Diversity Center there were places like Multicultural Students Affairs, clubs like Black @ PLU and countless individuals who made awareness of diversity and social justice important on our campus. If you participated in any number of these programs, initiatives or served as a leader for diversity issues at PLU over the past several decades, we invite you home to celebrate this 10th Anniversary marker for efforts that reach back much farther than 10 years.

Homecoming Football Tent and Game

PLU Lutes take on the Menlo College Oaks in this year’s Homecoming football game. Stop by the Homecoming Tent with your VIP pass before and during the game for treats, opportunities to bolster your Lute Spirit and most importantly, connect with other Lutes! Activities include face painting, a balloon artist, bouncy house and craft activities for little Lutes. For our older Lutes, enjoy the photo booth, rootbeer keg, snacks, face painting and designated areas for your class to socialize, plus many giveaways and contests. Enjoy the fun!

Homecoming Celebration Banquet

We are rolling out the red carpet for a night unlike any other! A social hour and cocktail party in the Hotel Murano lobby will precede the VIP banquet in the ballroom where we will celebrate our common affinity to PLU. The evening will be filled with beauty – not just the glass and contemporary art of the Hotel Murano, but an array of alumni entertainment spanning the decades. Enjoy the company of old friends and make the acquaintance of new friends. Finally, we will honor the accomplishments of our Alumni Award Recipients. For a full list and more information about this year’s recipients see the Fall Issue of SCENE or visit our website. Seats are limited for this VIP event, be sure to register early.

Homecoming Worship

Please join University Congregation for a special service to celebrate Homecoming weekend. President Loren Anderson will preach and Choir of the West alumni are invited back to sing “Beautiful Savior” with the current choir.