Every spring on Alumni Reunion Day, the campus comes alive as hundreds of alumni, friends, and family from around the world return to McMaster. This is the McMaster Alumni Association’s longest-standing program, previously called Grads’ Day and Alumni Weekend. Classes celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th and 70th reunion traditionally hold their celebrations during Alumni Reunion Day. Faculty specific reunions for more recent classes and general events also take place on Alumni Reunion Day.
Alumni Reunion Day 2018 - Saturday, June 2, 2018!
The Classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963 and 1968 will be celebrated! Event updates and final details will shared by mail and email in Fall 2017 and April 2018. In the meantime, please view the information below from 2017 to get an idea what to expect. If you do not receive McMaster mailings and want to ensure you receive reunion invitations, please contact Laura Escalante.
To support McMaster students with a gift to your class fund, please visit our McMaster Class Gifts page.
Share Your McMaster Memories
As you prepare to return to campus to revisit and reminisce, we invite you to share a favourite McMaster Memory at memories.mcmaster.ca. This site displays memories, places and times that connect us through our shared McMaster experiences. While there, enjoy reading the funny, touching and sometimes zany memories posted by fellow alumni!
Reunions and General Events 2017
For class updates, watch your email or mailbox, or contact the Office of Alumni Advancement by phone at 905-525-9140 ext. 24224, toll-free at 1-888-217-6003 or by email at [email protected]
Great Hall, Alumni Memorial Hall
A casual, drop-in meeting space for alumni to gather over refreshments. Alumni Reunion Day information is available at the Hospitality Center, however nametags will be available at your first registered event. Note: Tickets are NOT mailed in advance for Alumni Reunion Day.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
President's Reunion Luncheon
Join McMaster’s President Patrick Deane (Hon. ’11), at this special annual reunion for all classes that have already celebrated their 50th anniversary, this year from 1966 and earlier. Reunion classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957 and 1962 are invited to a special reception prior to lunch. The luncheon will provide the opportunity to dine with classmates and also visit with friends from adjacent years.
Convocation Hall, University Hall, Room 213
11 a.m. - Class Anniversary Reception ('42, '47, '52, '57, '62)
12 noon - Lunch
$25 per person (McMaster graduates of 1951 and earlier are complimentary, however registration fees apply for any guests)
View Photos (with Senator and Susan McMaster, from last year's lunch!)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences - 50th Anniversary Celebration (June 2 & 3, 2017)
A series of events including a welcome reception, nostalgic breakfast gathering, tours and dinner are being planned over Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017. Registration is being taken separately, so please visit the anniversary webpage for full details and to register.
Changing Face of Canada: Contributions of McMaster Graduates with Dr. Miriam Stewart ‘67
In 2017, we celebrate 150 years as a nation. As Canadians, we take pride in our on-going efforts towards creating a diverse, inclusive and healthy society. Political changes, social and economic factors, technology, cultural beliefs and demographic shifts can all challenge existing programs, practices and policies, but also offer amazing opportunities.
Join Miriam Stewart ’67, for inspiring stories of exemplary contributions and impacts of McMaster alumni from diverse disciplines and graduate years in support of the wellbeing of all people in Canada. We will hear about tools, technologies and strategies created by McMaster grads that support babies to Baby Boomers.
Dr. Stewart is Professor Emeritus with the University of Alberta, Member of McMaster’s Alumni Gallery and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Miriam was the inaugural Scientific Director for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research institute focused on gender and health, and her research, funded by over 130 grants, focuses on the social determinants of health and is published in 150 articles and five books.
Hamilton Hall, Room 109
2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
FREE (Open to all alumni and guests attending Alumni Reunion Day)
Please Note: Miriam will not be able to attend the reunion in person and will be sharing her talk remotely via technology.
Take a golf cart tour around campus highlighting the changes throughout McMaster's history.
Tours depart regularly from Alumni Memorial Hall. Registration not required.
10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
McMaster Museum of Art
Open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University Club Lounge
Open 12 noon. to 5 p.m. Alumni may drop-in to socialize casually. Cash bar available.
NOTE: Campus Store (Formerly Titles Bookstore) is closed on Saturdays in June.
CLASS OF 1967 EVENTS
1967 Members are also encouraged to attend the open events listed above, particularly Changing Face of Canada: Contributions of McMaster Graduates with Dr. Miriam Stewart ‘67!
Class of 1967 W. J. McCallion Planetarium Show IF SOLD OUT WHEN TRYING TO REGISTER (Please email: [email protected] for wait list)
McMaster's Planetarium provides spectacular shows of various themes to wide-ranging audiences year round, and 1967 classmates are invited to enjoy a private planetarium show. Space is limited, so please register early indicating your time slot preference.
Burke Science Building, B149
12:30 p.m. (recommended for Engineering and Nursing classmates)
3:30 p.m. (General '67 members show)
Nursing Class of 1967 Reception
Nursing 1967 classmates are invited to gather for a casual and social visit prior to dining together at the 1967 dinner.
West Room, Alumni Memorial Hall (University Club)
Engineering Class of 1967 Tour & Reception
The Faculty of Engineering invites 1967 classmates for a tour of the Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning, followed by a reception. For more information please visit the Engineering webpage.
THE BIG EVENT!
Class of 1967 - Reception and Dinner
A casual and social anniversary gathering featuring a special reception and dinner. A chance to reconnect and reminisce with classmates, take photos with Senator McMaster and receive a special milestone reunion gift.
Convocation Hall, University Hall, Room 213
Reception: 4:45 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Cost: $30 per person
Please check your mail in spring 2017 for your Alumni Reunion Day Mailing with details on how to register, or please click HERE to register online.
Questions? Email [email protected]
Most guests prefer smart casual wear. We encourage you to dress as you are comfortable, but of course McMaster attire is always welcome!
NOTE: Due to construction parking Lot E will now be closed after May 1. We recommend parking in Lots B & C, (near the McMaster University Student Centre and Mills Library), accessed via the Sterling Street entrance (click here for map)
Shuttles will be available in the parking lots to take you to your first location. McMaster is an accessible campus and our on-site volunteers will be pleased to offer assistance locating accessible entrances as needed, as well as assistance moving between venues by shuttle.
Complimentary Saturday parking passes will be available at the President's Reunion Luncheon and the Class of '67 Reunion Dinner for guests attending those events. On campus parking on Friday, June 2,
2017 is $7 after 4:00 p.m.
To Book your "Summer Guest" stay in one of McMaster's residences on campus, visit our summer guest info site or call (905) 525-9140 ext. 26898 OR 24781
Visitors Inn (649 Main Street West)
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Visitors Inn Hotel, 1.5km away from McMaster. “McMaster Alumni” rooms can be booked up to May 2, 2017.
Visit www.visitorsinn.com or call toll free (from Canada and USA) 1-800-387-4620
We look forward to welcoming all alumni back to campus!
Click here to view pictures from Alumni Reunion Day