Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

Celebrating 20 Years Together

May 4th Schedule of Events

These are historic times in the life of Pacific Lutheran University! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of it.

The theme for the weekend is BLACK AND GOLD – On Friday, we encourage you to wear PLU’s Black and Gold proudly and join us for this memorable, festive and fun day.

10:30am -11:00am - Special Presentation and short program
                                  University Center front entrance

11:00am -1:30pm - University Center Open House – Food, entertainment and the opportunity to greet the  Anderson’s.

10:30am - We will gather as a community, during this regularly schedule University Chapel time, for a special presentation by the PLU Board of Regents honoring President Loren and MaryAnn Anderson. University Pastor’s Nancy Connor and Dennis Sepper, Choir of the West and a brass ensemble will help lead the festivities. Remember, the formal program will begin promptly at 10:30am.

11:00am - 1:30pm - Following the formal program, there will be an Open House on the main floor of the University Center. Take a few moments to stop by immediately following the formal program or go back to your class, office, or residence hall and come back a bit later to join in on the festivities.

Lunch – You are invited to select a complimentary “light lunch” from the UC Commons. You are then invited to eat in the dining hall or one of the various locations around the first floor.
Grey Area
– We’ve invited President Loren and MaryAnn to be present in the Regency Room during this time so that you will have the opportunity to stop by and personally share your thanks and good wishes with them.  We’ll have a few other activities going on in the Regency Room that will give you the opportunity to express your thoughts to the Anderson’s.

Chris Knutson Hall – This will be a great place to meet a friend, bring your lunch, and enjoy some terrific student entertainment – check back later for the specific schedule but here are just a few of the students who have agreed to participate:

  • PLU Nation - PLU Step Team
  • Trini Posse - Trinidad and Tobago Student Group
  • Members of the 2011-2012 Dance Ensemble  
  • Members of the 2011-2012 Dance Team
  • Molly Barnes
  • Charlie Herrmann
  • Sascha Julian
  • Megan McCormick
  • Olivia McLaughlin
  • Marina Pitassi
  • Julian Reisenthal
  • Suhkbir Randhawa
  • Luke Stromberg

Grey Area – Archivist, Kris Ringdahl, has put together a brief photo presentation of these past  twenty years of the Anderson Presidency. Grab a sweet treat from the Lute Candy Shack, the Milk and Cookie Display, or the Fruit Bar Freezer and enjoy a look back at the last twenty years in pictures.

There is still time to register for the Black and Gold Gala which will be held Saturday May 5th at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center in downtown Tacoma. The party starts at 6pm with a reception and continues at 7pm with a dinner and program. Desserts, Dancing and Dialogue begin about 9pm. There are tickets still available but they are going fast – we expect a full house and we hope you are in it!

We’d like to be sure we have enough food prepared on both Friday and Saturday so to register please click here.

For questions, please call 253-535-7203.