Alumni Days

Thank you

Join us for Alumni Days 2023!

Remember Camp Mack Day?  What about the May Day parade, the bike race, and many other memories of student clubs, and conversations with professors?  It’s time to grab your yearbook and reconnect with old friends! Manchester invites you to join us in North Manchester for Alumni Days, June 6-7, 2023. This year we will celebrate the 50th reunion for the class of 1973 as well as the reunions for 1968, 1963, 1958, and 1953. Please note that these classes will not have a special reunion at Homecoming in the fall; however, we still invite you to attend!

There will be many opportunities to visit with one another, along with times to hear from current students, President Dave McFadden, and academic departments. If you choose to join a campus tour, you will see how much campus has changed (and, yet, stayed the same) as you hear the Chime play once again. Click here to find a map of campus. 

Helman Hall will be available for anyone who wishes to stay overnight on campus. These rooms will be two-room suites with private baths and some are handicapped accessible. All University facilities we utilize are handicapped accessible and golf cart assistance will be available throughout your visit. 

A complimentary mini-Aurora will be published and available for members of the Class of 1973, complete with graduation and current photos. In order for us to create the mini-Aurora, please complete the enclosed 50th Reunion Questionnaire.  Even if you are not able to attend the Class of 1973 reunion, you can still submit the questionnaire and receive a copy of the mini-Aurora.  If you send a professional photo, please also send a release from your photographer, as Manchester cannot publish it without their release. Please be sure to have your questionnaire completed and returned by May 1.

Each year the 50th class reunion committee chooses an area to support at Manchester. This year the class gift is an endowment for Discussion Days. Make your gift this Giving Day. If you are unable to make your gift on Giving Day, there will be opportunities to make your gift leading up to Alumni Days. 

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (888) 257-2586 or

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 6                                                                                                           

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Class of ’73 Registration

Science Center

4 p.m.-5 p.m.

5 p.m.

Class of ’73 Welcome Reception

Class of ’73 Dinner

Science Center

Science Center Pavilion

7 p.m.

Class of ’73 Hayride & Bonfire

Environmental Studies Cabin

Wednesday, June 7

7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.


Haist Commons – JYSC

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Memorial Reflections

Petersime Chapel

8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Registration open

Jo Young Switzer Center

9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Interest Session: Now and Then
Current Student and Alumni Panel

Academic Center 101

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m

“Remember When” Class of ’73 Time of Sharing

Speicher Room – JYSC

10:30 a.m.Class Photos for 1953, 1958, 1963, and 1968Wine Recital Hall


Class Reunion Luncheons
(classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, and 1973)

General Luncheon

Jo Young Switzer Center

Jo Young Switzer Center

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Interest Session: What’s New at MU? (VP of Academic Affairs and College Deans)

Academic Center 101

2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Campus Tour

Meet at the Chime Tower

3:30 p.m.

Class of ’73 Photo

Wine Recital Hall – Winger Hall

3:45 p.m.

Chime Concert