Alumni Weekend & Homecoming Easy Guide

Alumni Weekend & Homecoming Easy Guide

By Alex Rodriguez

Alumni Weekend & Homecoming Easy Guide

By Alex Rodriguez
A quick and easy page to reference all events hosted by the University of Miami Alumni Association in chronological order.

50th Reunion: Class of 1967 

Date: Thursday, November 2nd

Time: 5 - 7 pm

Location: Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center

Cost: $50 (includes Golden Ibis Celebration)

This year, the University of Miami celebrates graduates of the Class of 1967! Congratulations on your 50th reunion! Reconnect with fellow alumni and reminisce about old times at UM. Browse Ibis yearbooks from 1963-1967 and relive ‘Cane memories! The Class of 1967 reunion will offer light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails and a special visit from Sebastian the Ibis! The cost of the reunion includes admission to the 41st Annual Golden Ibis Society Celebration, just after the 50th reunion.

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41st Annual Golden Ibis Society Celebration (Classes 1926-1967)

Date: Thursday, November 2nd

Time: 7 - 10 pm

Location: Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center

Cost: $40 (Golden Ibis Society Celebration is included in price of 50th Class Reunion tickets)

The Golden Ibis Society is a long-standing campus honorary society that recognizes UM graduates from 1926 to 1967. The Golden Ibis Society was started in 1975 by the late Ruth Linder Sutton, AB ’30, and was led for 22 years by Helene Putnam Kichefski, BBA ’42, and continues to be an unforgettable event during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Gather among friends for the celebration, including the induction of our newest members, the Class of 1967, a performance by students of the Frost School of Music and a plated dinner!

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Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience

Date: Friday, November 3rd

Time: Various

Location: Various*

Cost: Complimentary

*Valet parking available during the event

The Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience will feature ’Cane Talks enhancing the tradition established by Audrey R. Finkelstein of providing lively learning experiences during Alumni Weekend.  The 2017 UM Experience will give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the university’s cutting edge work at three sessions, at different campus locations.  Each session, a 10-minute ’Cane Talk by a UM faculty member or student will give you a window into the latest ground breaking work at UM.  Each talk will be followed by a chance for Q and A and a tour of UM’s innovative teaching and research facilities.  All sessions are complimentary.  Join us for one or all three!

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10th Reunion: Class of 2007 

Date: Friday, November 3rd

Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Location: Toppel Career Center

Cost: $20 (Ticket to the Alumni Lounge is included)

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2017 is marked by the celebrations of class and affinity reunions. This year, the University of Miami celebrates graduates of the Class of 2007! Join fellow alumni from the Class of 2007 for a welcome reception with light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails as you get ready for an evening of Homecoming activities including the parade and the boat burning and fireworks show at the Alumni Lounge! You may also join fellow alumni from the Class of 2007 for a complimentary, personalized tour of campus to see all that has changed in the past decade.

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Alumni Lounge

Date: Friday, November 3rd

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Location: Whitten University Center, The Lakeside Patio

Attire: ’Canes Casual

Cost: $20

The Alumni Lounge will be the perfect place for alumni and friends to relax, reconnect with friends, and enjoy music. Admission is $20 and will offer prime viewing of the fireworks show and boat burning tradition, charging stations, as well as tapas, spirits, special giveaways and a door prize! Be sure to pick up your affinity button and show off all your campus connections. The Alumni Lounge offers quick access to campus eateries and food trucks.

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Homecoming Pregame Celebration

Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Game Time: TBA

Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Gate N

Cost pregame only: $30 general admission; Complimentary for children 12 and under

Cost game Package (Pregame ticket and game ticket): $93 general admission, $63 for children 12 and under, complimentary for children 3 and under seated on lap

Two and a half hours before the big game, join fellow 'Canes at the UM Alumni Association Homecoming Pregame Celebration. Enjoy fabulous food, beer and wine, photo ops with Sebastian, and a special pep rally as we prepare to cheer our beloved Miami Hurricanes on to victory against the Virginia Tech Hokies.

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Grand Marshal

Jon Beason, ‘06

As a member of the University of Miami football team from 2003 to 2006, Beason recorded 187 tackles, 3.5 quarterback sacks and one interception. Beason was drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers, where he began a nine year NFL career that included three Pro Bowl selections, and being recognized as a First-team All-Pro in 2008 and a Second-team All-Pro in 2009.

Beason continues to be a proud supporter of the University of Miami, having recently donated $250,000 toward construction of the Carol Soffer Football Indoor Practice Facility. In recognition of his generous gift, the new indoor practice facility will include the Jon Beason Defensive Team Meeting Room. 

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