Events to fill weekend with alumni activities

BBQ on the Wilson CommonsEvents Friday in the David A. Wilson Commons form the centrepiece of Alumni Weekend.

The University of Windsor Alumni Association has prepared a series of events to welcome grads back to campus, and is inviting students, staff and faculty to join in.

Alumni Weekend will open Thursday, September 28, with a free Grab ’n’ go Breakfast serving muffins, cereal bars, yogurt, apples, coffee and hot chocolate starting at 9 a.m. and continuing while supplies last. Drop by the Welcome Centre and be sure to wear your blue and gold.

A ceremony Friday, September 29, will officially name the gathering place between the Dr. Murray O’Neil Medical Education Centre and the Odette Building. The dedication of the David A. Wilson Commons, honouring the business grad and professor emeritus, will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Later that night, the newly-christened location will host the Campus Street Party. Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy food and live entertainment by singer Christie Palazzolo (BA 2015) backed by fellow alums Brandon Lefrancois (BMus 2016), Keith Wilkinson (BMus 2014), and Peter Stratil. Tiffany Gooch (BA 2011) will also perform with her jazz trio. The cost to attend is $10; admission is free for UWindsor students with UwinCARD. Register here.

A Tailgate Party will precede the Lancer football game Saturday, September 30. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. at Alumni Field.

A reception Sunday, October 1, will accompany the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The event opens at 1 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre. Find details and a registration form on the event website.