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Class of 1968 50th Reunion

Reunion volunteers encourage classmates to come back for Reunion and give back in honor of Reunion. If you are interested in helping, please fill out the volunteer interest form, contact us by email at reunion@vanderbilt.edu or call (615) 322-6034.

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Weekend Highlights

Thursday, October 11

5:30–7 p.m.
Class of 1968 50th Reunion Reception
Hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos
Student Life Center Ballroom
Casual dress or your Commodore best! Reservations are required—be sure to indicate your attendance on your registration form. Shuttles will be available from Homewood Suites and Loews Vanderbilt, or you may valet park at the Student Life Center. Shuttle reservations are required–email reunion@vanderbilt.edu or call (615) 322-6034. 

Friday, October 12

9–10:30 a.m. 
Quinq Brunch and Class of 1968 Induction
The Quinq Society’s premier event—don’t miss this chance to reconnect with friends and classmates. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Be sure to indicate your attendance when filling out your registration form.
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944. Take the shuttle to Student Life Center. There will be no valet parking available.

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Commodore Classrooms 

1–2 p.m. 
Conversation with the Chancellor
Sarratt Cinema
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver a university update. 

2:30–4 p.m.
A Look Back at the ’60s
Sarratt Student Center, 216/220
Conra Gandy Collier, BA’68, MA’71
Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor of History
Frye Gaillard, BA’68
Paul Kurtz, BA’68, JD‘72, moderator
Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams, John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History
The panel will discuss the issues, events and cultural milestones from 1964-1968 both on campus and in the country. 

4–5 p.m.
1968 Storytelling Session
Sarratt Student Center, 216/220
Everyone from the Class of 1968 is invited to share a bit of your story or recall your favorite VU memory—3–5 minutes worth—since your Vanderbilt days. Update your status in person instead of on Facebook! For more details and to sign up to be a speaker, email katie.h.fayard@vanderbilt.edu

5–7 p.m.
Greek Open Houses   

6 p.m.
Class of 1968 50th Reunion Party
Loews Vanderbilt Plaza
Seated dinner
Cocktail attire
Valet parking
Purchase tickets to your class party and sign up for all Reunion-sponsored events—just click the “register now” button.  

9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
All-Class Party
Alumni Lawn
Late-night snacks, desserts and dancing to DJ Vince Romanelli.
*Included in class party ticket price. 

Saturday, October 13

2 hours prior to kickoff
Homecoming Tailgate
Recreation Field 2 (located on the corner of 25th Ave. S. and Children’s Way)
All alumni, families, and friends are invited to a casual tailgate, complete with a classic Southern buffet, wine and beer. This family-friendly gathering will include cornhole, face painting, balloon artistry and more!
Parking available in West Garage (game day prices).
Adults: $30; children (6–12) $10; children 5 and under free. 
See map for parking and shuttle information.  

Time TBD*
Homecoming Football Game
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Florida Gators
Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory! A limited number of game tickets are available at $64 each. To order, visit vu.edu/footballtickets. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Game time is not determined by Vanderbilt. The time will be announced approximately 10 days before kickoff. Check vucommodores.com closer to game day for kickoff time.

Sunday, October 14

9:30–11:30 a.m.
Farewell Brunch
2100 Golf Club Lane
Join us at John (BA'68, PhD'81) and Joan Hindle's home, former home of Chancellor Heard, for a casual farewell brunch. Come see where Chancellor Heard lived after retirement and have a bite to wrap up the weekend. Limited parking is available. Questions? Contact katie.h.fayard@vanderbilt.edu. Click the Register Now button to RSVP.

 

Mini Reunions help you reconnect
For more information or help planning, visit the Mini Reunions page, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu