Alumni Weekend is for Everyone!
It's a great weekend to experience the Parkville campus.

Destination Parkville

June 24 - 26, 2011

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

***See who's coming? ***

FLOOD UPDATE:  The impending flood waters that are threatening the lower area of Downtown Parkville will NOT be a problem for Alumni Weekend. The campus is high enough on the hill that flood water has never reached it. Worst case the 6th Street bridge might not be usable. If that happens we have the entrance at the top of the hill, next to the baseball field and the Riss Lake residential area that will be opened for our guests and employees to use. Signs will direct you to the proper entrance.


Online registration is no longer available. To register on Thursday, June 23, please call (800)488-7275 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST



Breckon Sports Center | Mackay Hall | Science Hall | Herr House | Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
Alfalfa Point | Athletic Fields | Academic and Commercial Underground

University White House, the President’s home | Park Alumni House | Copley Quad 

Stay overnight on campus in Copley Quad or Chesnut
Enjoy KC!

Class Reunions

    Classes ending in “1” and “6.”

1936 | 1941 | 1946 | 1951 | 1956 | 1961* | 1966 | 1971 | 1976
1981 | 1986 | 1991 | 1996 | 2001 | 2006

*The Class of 1961 is having its official reunion in September 2012,
when Alumni Weekend moves to the Fall.

reunion tables at each event v special reunion class meeting rooms
lots of friends, lots of socializing

Special Reunions

Class of 1971 and Friends
The Reunion Committee for the Class of 1971 is planning a big celebration for their 40th Anniversary. They are extending an invitation to all Parkites who attended
class while they were on campus.

Class of 1966 and Friends
Members of the Class of 1966 are inviting their Park friends from the classes of 1963, 1964,
1965 and 1967 to join them for an evening of reminiscing in the Herr House Lounge
on Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m.
Link to the Class Reunion Booklet Questionnaire


 Weekend Schedule
subject to change as reunion groups add activities

*advanced registration required

   Friday, June 24

  • Registration and Hospitality Room, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thompson Commons

  • Class of 1956 and Friends Luncheon, by invitation only, Noon, Smith Residence

  • Norrington Windows Dedication, 3 p.m., Norrington/Carnegie Library

  • Park Family Picnic, 6 - 8 p.m., Herr House parking circle

  • Hermits and Class of 1971 and Friends Mixer, 7 p.m., McCoy Meetin' House

  • Class of 1966 and Friends Mixer, 7 p.m., Herr House Lounge

  • 1950s and Friends Mixer, 7 p.m., Thompson 1st Floor

    Saturday, June 25 

  • Registration and Hospitality Room, 8 a.m.  – 7 p.m., Thompson Commons

  • President’s Breakfast and Open House*, 8 – 9:30 am, University White House

  • Alumni Association Annual Meeting and presentation by President Michael Droge
    with Q&A session, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 10:00 a.m.

  • Reunion Luncheon*, Noon, Academic Underground
    Everybody is welcome!

  • Class Photos (Noon – 1 p.m.) and Photo Booth (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
    Friends, classes, families, etc., during lunch

  • Campus bus tours, leaving from Thompson Commons
    on the hour beginning at 1 p.m., last tour leaves at 4   

  • Friends of the Library, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., McAfee Memorial Library
    Presentation by
    Florence Byham Weinberg, ’54, author and 2008 Distinguished Alumna, Ghosts in the Archives: Researching the Historical Novel

  • Park Sing, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel stage, 3 p.m.
    Singing includes Park favorites and club songs
    led by Cynthia James Null, x58     

  • Alumni Association Awards Banquet*, Thompson Commons
    Cocktail reception at 6 p.m., lst Floor
    Dinner and award presentations at 7 p.m., 2nd Floor
         summer evening attire (no ties required)

Distinguished Alumnus:
Jack Wells, '59, Ph.D.
Wilford "Pete" Kale, '71

Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award:
Tim Pelton, '70

        Sunday, June 26 

  • Farewell Breakfast*, 9 - 10 a.m., Thompson commons

  • Organ Concert, 10:30 a.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
               Michael Keach, x73, organist

        You are invited to attend the church services at the Parkville Presbyterian Church


Additional Features
lots and lots of friends
old photos and historical displays
hike through the nature sanctuary
reunion tables at all events
special areas for reunion groups to meet
van transportation on campus


Staying on Campus:*
Weekend attendees may stay in the new dormitory, Copley Quad (, or in Chesnut. Copley Quad offers apartment style suites with two separate bathrooms, a kitchenette and a living area shared between two bedrooms. These suites will rent for $120 per night and accommodate 4 people. If you are willing to share, half suites may be reserved. Space is limited in Copley Quad.  The traditional rooms will be available in Chesnut for $20 per room night (single or double occupancy.)

Alternate Housing: View a list of area hotels  


For questions contact the Office of Alumni Relations,, (800) 488-7275 or (816) 584-6207.

*advanced registration required