Reunion Weekend

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2016 Reunion – Let’s Connect and Get Together

Reunion 2016 - Oct. 21 - 22 - Marylhurst UniversityReunion 2016 – October 21-22, 2016
Friday through Saturday

Connect with old friends and make new ones at Marylhurst University’s biggest alumni celebration of the year! It’s reunion time, a time to celebrate tradition and get a glimpse of the future.

If you are interested in being your class representative or would like more information about Reunion 2016, contact Alumni Relations at 503.699.6327 or

Registration and Schedule – Reunion Weekend

You can register for one or all of the following events here.


The Power of We: How Groups Transform our Lives
Join Greg Crosby for this seminar that examines our need for belonging, connecting and discovering reunion in our everyday lives. $30/person – includes lunch! // More Details

MBA 25th Anniversary Celebration

Enjoy heavy appetizers, drinks and conversation with fellow alumni and local corporate leaders as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the MBA program at Marylhurst. ALL alumni are encouraged to attend. It’s free! // More Details

Labyrinth Dedication
The Labyrinth Group at Marylhurst hosts a dedication of the outdoor labyrinth on Friday at 4:30 p.m., East Patio, Shoen Library. The dedication will be about 30 minutes.


Reunion Weekend Registration
8:15am-11:30am; Clark Commons

Your Estate Planning Toolkit
8:30am-9:30am; Clark Commons; no charge
Join Gene Christian, one the Northwest’s most experienced estate and planned giving professionals, and learn about the five documents everyone needs for legacy planning.

Tour of Provincial House at Mary’s Woods
9:30am-10:30am; no charge
Meet at the concierge desk inside the Provincial House.

Tea with the Sisters of the Holy Names
10:00am-11:30am; no charge
Sister’s Foyer at the Provincial House

Celebration Luncheon and Dessert Reception
11:45am-2:15pm; Clark Commons; $40/person
Learn about Marylhurst’s recent achievements from President Melody Rose, Ph.D.; honor the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and our honor classes (years ending in 1 or 6), and celebrate with a dessert reception.

Flashback Campus Tour
2:30pm-3:15pm; meet outside Clark Commons; no charge
Join Sr. Carole Strawn, SNJM ’69, ’12 as you learn more about the history of Marylhurst with a twist.

Meet the Artist
2:30-4:30 p.m.; Streff Gallery, Shoen Library; no charge
Meet alumna artist Cat Wilson ’01 and view her work. Treats will be served.

Alumni Mass
3:30pm-4:30pm; Wiegand Chapel, 3rd Floor of BP John

Alumni Bash
4:45pm-7:00pm; Flavia Salon; $25/person
This event is open to all alumni. Bring your spouse or a friend and enjoy heavy appetizers, a full bar, music and social time.

50th Reunion!
The Class of 1966 is attending the Alumni Bash and then going to Five Spice in Lake Oswego for dinner afterwards. They have reservations and the class rep contact is Rita Hess. Alumni can contact Alumni Relations to get in touch with Rita.


Sponsor the 2016 Reunion!

Marylhurst’s Reunion Weekend could not be possible without the gracious help of our sponsors. There are a ton of ways to contribute. We’ll post 2016 sponsorship opportunities soon.

Reunion Weekend – Lodging Near Marylhurst

There are several hotels within 10 miles of the Marylhurst campus.

  • Lake Shore Inn (1.7 miles away)
  • Best Western Rivershore (4.6 miles away)
  • Hilton Garden Inn (6.1 miles away)
  • Crown Plaza (6.1 miles away)
  • Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites (6.2 miles away)

//View nearby hotels on a map

See who’s coming to Reunion. Anyone you know? View Registered Attendees

Each we recognize (with your help) incredible alumni who are doing amazing work in our communities, impacting society and representing Marylhurst.

2016 Awardees

Nancy Wilgenbusch Distinguished Professional
Karen Roberts Asbury, Class of 1973

Service to Society
Sister Catherine Hertel, SSMO, Class of 1963

Service to Society
Sister Barbara Raymond, SNJM, Class of 1966

Service to Marylhurst
Joan Whitford-Schook, Class of 1981

Distinguished Recent Graduate
Josh Olson, Class of 2014

// Learn about the Distinguished Alumni Awards