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Preview celebrating 50 years with weekend reunion, April 22-23

collage of group pictures

Preview may look different throughout 50 years, but its mission has remained, to help students transition to Illinois State and college.

Can you believe Preview has been helping students transition to Illinois State University for the past 50 years? To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a special reunion will take place April 22–23 to commemorate all past and present Preview guides and staff.


7 p.m., Uptown Normal Decade Crawl: Alumni can join their Preview decade to kick off the weekend at a designated venue. All decades will then meet up at Pub II to continue reconnecting and snack on complimentary cheese balls! This event is free.


11 a.m., Brunch at Watterson Dining Commons: Start the morning with a special brunch in the newly renovated Watterson Dining Commons. Cost: $12 per person
1–3 p.m., Campus Tours: Take the traditional Preview bus tour of Bloomington-Normal or walk through the Quad to see the many changes and the beauty of Illinois State. This event is free.
6 p.m., Reception and Dinner: Enjoy an hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a sit-down dinner with campus updates and a program celebrating 50 years of Preview! Cost: $35 per person

Registration is available until April 13. Learn more details regarding events, hotels, parking, and complete registration at Alumni can also purchase 50th anniversary apparel.

To help the Preview committee plan a meaningful experience, please share Preview memories including pictures in through a Preview survey.

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So happy to see my fellow preview guides in online group picture from 1975, such good memories!!
Sorry I will miss the reunion but hello to all my fellow guides that summer!!
Noreen LeGare