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Half Century Club to induct class of 1970

group of people with Reggie Redbird

The Class of 1969 gathered at the Half Century Club 2019 reunion

Come home to Illinois State University! The Illinois State University Half Century Club honors all alumni whose classes graduated 50 or more years ago.

Join us May 1–2, 2020, for our Half Century Club reunion as we induct the Class of 1970 and enjoy a weekend full of reminiscing, reconnecting, and Redbird pride.

This special reunion is a chance to reconnect with your alma mater and celebrate all the successes Illinois State has experienced. This is a chance to hear how Illinois State University has evolved over time and hear from President Larry Dietz. It will be a weekend that will not be forgotten.

Events on May 1–2 are open to all classes from 1970 and prior.

Friday begins at 11 a.m. with the Half Century Club welcome luncheon in the Hancock Stadium Club. A chance to go on tours of the historic Quad or learn more about ISU history from University Archivist April Anderson-Zorn follows the luncheon. This is a great chance to see all that has changed on campus.

Friday evening is highlighted by the Half Century Club dinner at the Alumni Center. Enjoy a reception and sit-down dinner and university updates from President Dietz. The highlight of the evening will be the induction of the Class of 1970 into the Half Century Club and the honoring of the landmark classes (1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, and 1965).

Saturday begins with the Half Century Club breakfast at the Bone Student Center before seeing all that has changed with the revitalized Bone Student Center and Milner Library. Following tours, guests can learn how to start a legacy and then end the weekend with an appetizer social in Uptown Normal.

A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved for this Half Century Club weekend.

Find hotel information, full event details, and registration at Register online by April 20 or call Alumni Engagement at (309) 438-2586, or by returning the completed invitation that was sent in the mail.


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