Each year, Alumni Weekend is your time to return to campus and recall your days as a student. Whether you studied as a "day student" or resident, or graduated from Beaver College or Arcadia University, we look forward to welcoming you home during the first weekend of May to remember, relive, and reunite!
No matter in what corner of the world you currently reside, all alumni are invited to come home for Alumni Weekend on Friday, May 1, and Saturday, 2, 2020. Gather with your fellow alumni to commemorate your present achievements, reminisce on the past, and look ahead to the future. Reconnect with the many classmates who began as strangers, became friends, and graduated as family.
This year, we'll also celebrate special milestone reunions for alumni who graduated in class years ending in fives and zeroes, including the Class of 1970—celebrating its golden 50-year reunion—and a zero-year reunion for the graduating Class of 2020!
Reunion planning requires the combined efforts of class committees and University staff from Alumni Relations and Development. The reunion class committees work on outreach to their classmates, achieving class giving goals, and making sure the weekend's festivities are a reflection of how alumni would like to celebrate their milestone reunions. The required time commitment is low and you don't have to be local to campus to participate.
Your classmates need YOU! If you are interested in joining your reunion committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-517-2566.
Class of 1970 Memory Book
Members of the 50-year reunion class are invited to complete and submit a questionnaire, sharing their memories of Beaver College, news, updates, and a current photo to be compiled into a commemorative Memory Book. This special keepsake is complimentary for everyone who makes a submission.
Submissions for the Class of 1970 Memory Book are due by Friday, March 27, 2020.
Philanthropy plays an integral role in the successful fulfillment of Arcadia's mission and helps Arcadia deliver an extra measure of excellence to life the entire University community. To support your alma mater fully, alumni celebrating milestone reunions are encouraged to join their classmates in contributed to a reunion class gift.
Hundreds of Beaver College and Arcadia University alumni returned to campus for Alumni Weekend, on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.
The celebratory weekend began with “Music to My Ears: Memory, Cognition, and Musical Training,” a panel discussion led by Dr. Katherine Sledge Moore, assistant professor of Psychology, Dr. Barbara Nodine, professor emerita of Psychology, and Pinar Oguz '18, Arcadia alumnus.
Friday afternoon, alumni explored the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia and then joined President Ajay Nair and Mrs. Paayal Nair in the Castle for Friday evening's welcome reception.
Saturday, alumni began the day toasting their classmates over a champagne brunch before joining for the Alumni Association's Annual Meeting, which featured a keynote presentation by Dr. Nair. Check out the live video of the annual meeting on the Alumni Association's Facebook page. Susan Rogers Fleming '69 noted afterward, "Arcadia seems to be on the right track under Dr. Nair. It’s rewarding to be part of an organization that is making a difference for so many people who are involved in so many worthwhile pursuits."
Other Alumni Weekend activities included campus tours, a meet and greet with the Arcadia Knight, reunion class meetings, the Sunderman Chamber Music Concert, dinners, receptions, and more.
Throughout the afternoon, alumni marveled at the changes to Arcadia's campus while sharing stories and reminiscing about their time as students.