This year's Spring Weekend will celebrate the 50th year reunion for the class of 1965!
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2015 Tentative Schedule of Events for May 8-9, 2015
Friday, May 8th
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Reunion Brunch – Millennium Centre (located directly across from campus).
Brunch for Golden Fifties Club and Reunion Class of 1965. Class group photographs will be taken. Reserved parking will be at Centre parking garage.
10:30 a.m. - Tour of Campus and Johnson City depart from Millennium Centre.
Tour for Golden Fifties Club and Reunion Class of 1965.
12:30 p.m. - Reunion Social for Golden Fifties Club and 1965 Reunion Class at the Reece Museum.
2:00 p.m. - Sherrod Library Tours.
Following the reception, the library staff will be available for tours of the Charles C. Sherrod Library.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Gray Fossil Site Tours and General Shale Natural History Museum/Free time.
Upon returning to your vehicle, we will provide free passes for you to tour Gray Fossil site.
6:30 p.m. - ETSU National Alumni Association Awards Banquet & Annual Meeting – Millennium Centre Ballroom.
At this event, we recognize outstanding graduates and friends, inaugurate new alumni leaders, and honor our reunion classes.
Saturday, May 9th
8:30 a.m. - Graduation Breakfast – Reece Museum
Members of the Class of 1965 and their guests, and all Golden Fifties Club members are invited to breakfast to begin the morning’s activities. Members of the Class of 1965 and guests may park across the street from the Reece Museum in Lot 34.
9:15 a.m. - Transportation
Those participants and their guests will be transported to ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center (Mini-Dome) for Commencement dressed in golden caps and gowns provided by ETSU National Alumni Association.
10:00 a.m. - Commencement – ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center (Mini-Dome).
The Class of 1965 and Golden Fifties Club members will lead the new graduates in Spring Commencement. Following commencement, buses will return the class to their cars.
You will need to make hotel reservations on your own. Be sure to mention you are part of the ETSU alumni group when you call to obtain the special rate. Many hotels discontinue special rates two weeks prior to event date, and all fill up quickly, so please make your reservations early. For additional information on lodging and accommodations,please contact the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau at (423) 461-8000 or online at www.johnsoncitytn.com.
Golden Fifties Club
Each May at spring commencement, the 50-year class celebrates its golden graduation anniversary.
In addition, those who have been graduated 50 years or more are honored that same weekend at the annual meeting and banquet. The Golden 50's group leads in the graduating class during spring
They are also encouraged to march during Spring Commencement and lead the current graduating class into Memorial Center while donning golden caps and gowns.
The graduates of today stand with the graduates of more than 50 years ago, honored in the same graduation festivities. All graduates of different majors and concentrations they gather and show the true legacy of ETSU and its contributions to each person's life. Those classes celebrating 45 year reunions, as well as existing Golden Fifties Club members are also invited to attend the weekend festivities.