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2018 Homecoming Event Schedule

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Meant to Live Lecture
Back in the Day: PLU, Vocation, and a Culture of Inclusion
7 p.m.
Scandinavian Cultural Center, AUC
The Meant to Live lecture this year is connected with the School of Education and features Carolyn Peters (’75), who recently retired from teaching science at Compton High School. Carolyn will be speaking about her teaching career and what it was like to be a black student at PLU in the 70’s. Endowed by the class of 1958, Meant to Live events bring alumni back to campus to talk about vocation with fellow alums, current PLU students and friends of the University. A different academic division is celebrated each year. These events give alumni the chance to mentor current students, and help students begin to think of vocational exploration as a lifelong endeavor. View more about Meant to Live.

Friday, November 2

Registration and Packet Pick Up
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Anderson University Center

Classes Without Quizzes
Sit in on current PLU courses without worrying about homework! Classes Without Quizzes are free, and registration is required. A waitlist will be available if classes reach maximum capacity.

9:15 – 10:20 a.m.
BIOL 201: Intro to Microbiology, Dr. Amy Siegesmund
COMA 101: Intro to Communication, Dr. Amy Young
GEOS 103: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Geologic Hazards, Dr. Alex Lechler
(SOLD OUT) PSYC 310: Personality Theories, Dr. Jon Grahe
(SOLD OUT) SOCI 101: Intro to Sociology, Dr. Laura Fitzwater Gonzales
(SOLD OUT) RELI 220: Early Christianity, Dr. Samuel Torvend

11:15 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
(SOLD OUT) ANTH 387: Forensic Anthropology, Dr. Jennifer Spence
ARTD 180: History of Western Art, Dr. Heather Mathews
(SOLD OUT) ENGL 301: Shakespeare, Dr. Nancy Simpson-Younger
(SOLD OUT) GEOS 102: Oceanography, Dr. Jill Whitman
PSYC 101: Intro to Psychology, lecture on Sigmund Freud and psychosexual stages of development, Dr. Cynthia Clark
PSYC 310: Personality Theories, Dr. Jon Grahe
(SOLD OUT) RELI 211: Religion and Literature of the Hebrew Bible, Dr. Antonios Finitsis

12:30 – 1:35 p.m.
(SOLD OUT) ANTH 102: Human Cultural Diversity, Dr. Jen Brown
(SOLD OUT) BIOL 205: Human Anatomy, Dr. Jeremy Reimers
BIOL 225: Molecules, Cells and Organisms, Dr. Shannon Seidel
(SOLD OUT) COMA 421: Media, Ethics and the Law, Professor Marnie Ritchie
CSCI 144: Intro to Computer Science, Dr. Renzhi Cao
(SOLD OUT) MUSI 120: Music and Culture, Dr. Gregory Youtz
(SOLD OUT) PHYS 110: Astronomy, Dr. Sean O’Neill
(SOLD OUT) RELI 211: Religion and Literature of the Hebrew Bible, Dr. Antonios Finitsis

Classes Without Quizzes fill up quickly. If you see that a class you’d like to attend is sold out, please join the waitlist below. You will be contacted if a seat becomes available.

Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon
$20 per person
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Chris Knutzen Hall, AUC
Come celebrate this year’s inductees into the Pacific Lutheran University Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors athletes, coaches, athletic staff members, and others who have contributed in a very outstanding and positive way to the promotion of the PLU athletic program. Inductees include Becky Hoddevik-Callahan, Brody J. Loy, Corie Krueger-Roberts, Geoff Loomis, Jenni Krueger-Sipe, and Jon Kral. 

Meant to Live Session
Beyond the Campus: Service & Activism, 1968 & 2018
2 – 3:45 p.m.
Regency Room, AUC
Join this exciting session on the vocation of activism and service to others from the perspectives of the Class of 1968 and students today. This opportunity is available to the class of 1968 and current students.

50th Reunion Reception and Dinner
$45 per person
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Chris Knutzen Hall, AUC
The Class of 1968 is invited to a special reunion dinner at PLU. Including a formal program, this is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends and reminisce about your student days.

Women and Men’s Swim Meet vs Willamette
6 p.m.
PLU Swimming Pool

Late Knight Comedy Show
8:30 p.m.
Don’t miss out on jokes, games, music, and skits at the student-run Late Knight live comedy show! This episode’s featured guest is Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards. All are welcome!

Saturday, November 3

Registration and Packet Pick Up
8:30 – 11 a.m. and 7 – 10 p.m.
Anderson University Center

Nursing Alumni Brunch
$15 per person
9:30 a.m.
Scandinavian Cultural Center, AUC
All nursing alumni are invited to a special reunion brunch with current nursing students! Come learn more about the Nursing Alumni Board and get an update about our nursing program.

Lute Family Brunch (for current students and their family members)
$10 per person
10 a.m.
Chris Knutzen Hall, AUC
Students and their family members are invited to kick the day off with a delicious brunch and remarks from select campus officials.

Homecoming Tailgate
$10 per person
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Meet the Coach! Football Coach Brant McAdams will stop by Sparks Firehouse Deli just after 11 am before he heads to the stadium. 621 5th St. SW in Puyallup, WA 98371. Each Homecoming Tailgate ticket includes food and one adult ticket to the Football Game vs. George Fox.

Football Game
$10 per ticket for general admission
$8 per ticket for alumni and/or military
$5 per ticket for non-PLU students with ID, seniors (62+), or children
Free for current PLU students with ID
Free for children under 5 years old
Game starts at 1 p.m.
PLU vs George Fox at Sparks Stadium, located at 601 7th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371.

PLU Men’s Soccer vs. Puget Sound
12 p.m.
PLU Soccer Fields

Women and Men’s Swim Meet vs Lewis & Clark
1 p.m.
PLU Swimming Pool

SPURS Gathering
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Location TBD
Reunite with the women who were SPURS in 1965-66.

10th Reunion Gathering
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Haven Tavern, located at 12510 Pacific Avenue S., Tacoma WA 98444.
Class of 2008, join fellow classmates for an informal 10th Reunion gathering.

PLU on Tap
$15 per person if purchasing online
$20 per person at the door if tickets are not sold out
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Scandinavian Cultural Center, AUC
Celebrate PLU Homecoming and Family Weekend with an evening of Lute-produced wines and beer! Includes four pours of any featured libations in addition to a commemorative tasting glass that is yours to keep. Additional tokens can be purchased. Tickets will sell out, so don’t delay! This is a 21+ event.

Clay Crows 10 Year Anniversary Show
9:45 p.m.
Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Come watch past and present Crows as they put on a spectacular improv show in celebration of 10 years!

Sunday, November 4

Golden Club Brunch
Free (registration required)
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Mary Baker Russel Music Center, Room 322
The Class of 1968 is officially golden! Please welcome them into the Golden Club to celebrate alumni from the class of 1968 and earlier for this delicious brunch!

University Congregation
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Please join us at University Congregation for a worship service to celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend. PLU’s Choir of the West will lead several musical portions of worship.

60th Reunion Gathering
Free (registration required)
1 – 3 p.m.
Marilyn Knutson residence
The Class of 1958 is invited to Knutson home after the Golden Club Brunch and University Congregation to gather and visit with each other. Cookies, coffee and tea will be provided.

Free (registration required)
2 – 5 p.m.
Anderson University Center Courtyard
The BSU invites alumni and students to connect for fun, food, and beverages at a meet and greet reception celebrating Black affinity at PLU. The event will celebrate the past students on campus that laid the foundation for diverse Black experiences at PLU – historically, socially, and academically – by claiming their space on campus with the establishment of Black affinity student organizations.

*Please note that refunds for Homecoming purchases will not be issued after October 26.