Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations


Saturday October 15

Nursing Alumni Board Annual Business Meeting & Coffee
9:00 am – 10:00 am, Regency Room
Join the Nursing Alumni Board for an abbreviated annual business meeting.  Also, sign up for the Homecoming Celebration Banquet to honor outstanding Nursing Alumna Ruth Schaffler '62, '92, and other Alumni Award Recipients.
Nursing Reunion Events

Diversity Center Open House
9:00 am – 10:00 am, Diversity Center, Free
Enjoy coffee and light continental breakfast fare as you interact with current Diversity Center Advocates and see the space where they work and socialize.
Diversity Center Reunion Events

Men’s Basketball Alumni Tournament
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Olson Auditorium, Free
Come enjoy a casual tournament with fellow Men’s Lute Basketball Alumni!  For further details contact Brandon Fix at If you plan to play please register online.

Golden Club Brunch
9:30 am, Gonyea House, Free
The Class of 1961 is officially Golden now!  Each graduate from the classes of 1961 and earlier are invited to this annual event hosted by President Loren and MaryAnn Anderson.  Enjoy delicious brunch fare, reminisce and enjoy the company of friends before attending the Homecoming Football Game.

Diversity Center Anniversary Presentation & Past, Present and Future Panel
10:00 am, Diversity Center, Free
Learn about the changing face of Diversity at PLU. Celebrate milestones that helped in the creation of the Diversity Center as it now exists. Director Angie Hambrick will share about the Diversity Center at PLU of today, and offer a vision for what the future may hold. Following this presentation, at 10:30 am, learn more about the history of how the Diversity Center came to be, and what efforts the Diversity Center currently engages in around campus. A panel of alumni, faculty and staff will share their experiences of striving to make campus a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
Diversity Center Reunion Events

Cross Country Meet: PLU Invitational
10:00 am, 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 10:00 am.  The 8k Men’s run will begin at 11:00 am.  Alumni may register for free by emailing coach Heather Kreier at

Alumni Tennis Match
09:30 am – 12:00 pm, PLU Tennis Courts, Free
Lute Alumni Tennis players are invited back to this match in their honor. For more information and to register for free email Rocky Poulin at

Alumni Swim Meet
10:30 am, PLU Pool, Free
The Swim team is hosting the Annual Alumni Meet.  Following the meet there will be a BBQ Patio Party.  For registration or more information contact PLU Swim Coach Matt Sellman at 253.535.7370 or

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

Tour of the Archives
10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Third Floor, Mortvedt Library, Free
Explore PLU’s vast collection with University Archivist Kris Ringdahl ’82.

Class of 2001 Pre-Game Event
10:30 am, Sparks Firehouse Deli, $10
Class Reps Brianne (McQuaig) Vertrees and Mike Mauss invite 2001 Alumni to join your classmates for a time to reconnect and have some pre-game fun and refreshments at Sparks Firehouse Deli, right next to Sparks Stadium!  It may have been 10 years since you have seen one another, but reminisce about days on campus, celebrating a PLU tradition – Homecoming!  The cost of your ticket will provide you lunch and admission to the game; you are responsible to purchase your own libations.

Class of 1971 Gathering at the Homecoming Football Tent

11:30 am, Sparks Stadium, free with admission to the game
Class Representative Joe Hustad invites 1971 alumni to gather at the Homecoming Football Tent.  Enjoy snacks, reminiscing and taking in the game.  If you are interested in volunteering for this reunion gathering, please contact the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations (253.535.7414) to get Joe’s contact information.

Fun for Lutes of All Ages! Homecoming Football Game and Tent

Homecoming Tent 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Sparks Stadium, Free with admission to the game
Game Time 12:30 pm, Sparks Stadium, Various Prices
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!

Q Club Members and Lute Club at the Supporter Level may use their Athletic Pass. To request a pass please call 253.535.7177.

Women’s Soccer vs. Whitworth
12:00 pm, Soccer Field, Free

University Gallery Exhibition

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, University Gallery, Aida Ingram Hall, Free
Tacoma painter Matt Johnson will be the featured artist during Homecoming. Johnson describes his work as “stylized realism with subtle social/political undertones.” Further, he derives inspiration from his conversations from close relations, family and friends. Johnson will be covering a sabbatical leave as a visiting professor in the department of Art and Design for the 2011-12 academic year.

Service Project at the Community Garden
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Community Garden, Across the Street from Ordal Hall, Free
Join current students and Sustainability Fellows to work in PLU’s Community Garden.  All tools and supplies will be provided; you just need to bring your hands and elbow grease!

Men’s Soccer vs. Whitworth
2:30 pm, Soccer Field, Free

Class of 1961 50th Anniversary Banquet
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Pacific Grill Events Center, 50th Reunion Package or $45
The Class of 1961 is invited to a special reunion dinner in downtown Tacoma.  Join your fellow classmates, reconnect with friends and reminisce about your student days.

Variety, Inspiration and Potential: Homecoming Celebration Banquet

6:00 pm, Hotel Murano, $50
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.

The Fantasticks

7:30 pm, Studio Theater, Eastvold Auditorium, Various Prices
For more information and to purchase tickets, call 253.535.7411 or visit the Community Box Office website.

PLU GOLD Banquet After Party

9:30 pm, Hotel Murano Bar, No host
All Graduates of the Last Decade are being called to celebrate with their fellow VIPs. Join GOLD at the Murano Bar for socializing and an opportunity to reconnect following the Homecoming Celebration Banquet.