Reunions are worth celebrating!

At the Purdue Veterinary Conference each fall, the College recognizes all reunion classes. This is a great opportunity to commemorate this milestone, create opportunities to catch up with old friends, and see change and growth on campus.

Don’t miss these great events:

Class of 1966 50th Anniversary Reunion

Several events have been tailored for you to reconnect with former classmates, learn what has changed at Purdue Veterinary Medicine, network with other industry professionals, and share your experiences with current students, faculty, and staff.

Awards Celebration Dinner

September 28, 2016 | 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. | $35.00 per person
Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom
101 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Join us for a gala evening celebrating Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s best alumni, faculty, and friends! Entertainment, dinner and libations will make this event extra special!

Meet Me @ the Mixer

September 29, 2016 | 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom
101 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Join the Purdue Veterinary Conference attendees for an evening celebrating YOU! Mix and mingle with colleagues and current faculty and staff, and receive your 50th Anniversary medallion!

Purdue Veterinary Medicine Tour, Lunch & Campus Bus Tour

September 30, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | $15.00 per person
Lynn Hall Alumni Faculty Lounge, Room 1192
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Learn insights on student life at Purdue from current students while touring Purdue Veterinary Medicine facilities and mingle during lunch. Then, tour campus by bus to see all the exciting new developments.

50th Anniversary Class Reunion Celebration

September 30, 2016 | 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. | $50.00 per person
Marriott Hall, John Purdue Room
900 West State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Join us for a reception and dinner where you can meet up with former classmates and recount stories of your experiences at Purdue! Hors d’oeuvres, dinner and entertainment will be provided with alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy your stay with us

Enjoy a walk across campus from the Union Club Hotel or complimentary shuttle service to and from the Hilton Garden Inn conveniently located at Wabash Landing. Reserve before September 6, 2016 and mention you are with the "Purdue Veterinary Conference" at the Union or "PVM66" at the Hilton or for a special discounted rate.

Union Club Hotel

101 North Grant Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
(765) 494-8900
Discount Code: Purdue Veterinary Conference

Hilton Garden Inn

356 East State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
(765) 743-2100
Discount Code: PVM66

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Class of 1971 Reunion

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn City Centre
515 South St.
Lafayette, IN 47901
RSVP to Dr. Sommers at sommers1731@yahoo.com
For hotel reservations, call (765) 423-1000 and use the group code Veterinary Medicine for special rates. 
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Class of 1976 Reunion

Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00-10:00 p.m.
McGraws SteakHouse
2707 South River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
RSVP to Janine Badylak Siebert at j9ripken@aol.com 

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Plan Your Reunion

  • Contact the Alumni Relations Office to get your classmates' contact information
  • Contact your classmates (mail, email, phone, or Facebook) and gather ideas about how to celebrate
  • Solidify plans, make reservations, and register for Conference
  • Come to the Purdue Veterinary Conference and have a great time!

As a volunteer reunion coordinator for your class, you are encouraged to contact the PVM Alumni Relations Office to obtain resources and support for planning reunion activities.

Susan Xioufaridou, CMP
Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events
VetAlumni@purdue.edu
765-496-6704

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Create Your Reunion

Here are some ideas to help you start planning your reunion:

  • Go out for dinner. There are plenty of places in town to have a group dinner. This is an easy, simple way to have a good time of fellowship. Past classes have had a lot of success with this option. The volunteer reunion event coordinator would contact the restaurant and coordinate reservations.
  • Meet for dessert and drinks. Again, there are many places to go out for a nice dessert and great drinks in Greater Lafayette. This is an even simpler option. You could also always skip dessert and just go for drinks! The volunteer reunion event coordinator would contact the restaurant and make necessary arrangements.
  • Rent a small banquet room at a hotel or other venue and cater in the food you want. This option offers more privacy. Many classes split the charges for the rental of the room and food costs between themselves. The volunteer reunion event coordinator would contact the hotel and coordinate payment between his/her class and the venue.
  • If someone in your class lives in the Greater Lafayette area, gather at their house and order food in. You could do pizzas, or order take-out from a restaurant in the area. The volunteer reunion event coordinator would handle food orders and organize payment (usually split between class members).

Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette has identified restaurants able to accommodate large parties.

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