Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2019 - September 19-22

Come back to campus, reconnect with friends, and be a part of the great things happening at UAlberta.

Learn what’s happening for Alumni Weekend, a collection of nearly 50 events hosted by the Alumni Association (labelled as Signature Events) and their partners (including the FoMD). Note that some faculties are offering events open to all alumni. Visit this link to see all events.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry events

FoMD Family Pizza Room

Meet up with classmates and their families before heading out to participate in the many fun activities happening on campus. Grab a slice of pizza to keep your energy high and make your contribution to health research in our virtual lab! This event is open to all FoMD alumni and their families.
Saturday, September 21 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Orion Room, Students Union Building (SUB), basement level

Dental Hygiene Reunion Reception

Join your UAlberta dental hygiene classmates for a casual afternoon of refreshments and snacks. Those in graduating anniversary years (5, 10, 15, etc.) will be honoured with a special gift.
Saturday, September 21 3:00 - 5:00pm
Location: Saskatchewan Room, Faculty Club

Medical Laboratory Science Alumni Reception

Reconnect with former MLS classmates and colleagues while watching the sunset over the gorgeous green and gold river valley. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers while you catch up at this casual evening reception. This event is open to all MLS alumni and a guest.
Saturday, September 21 6:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Braemar Room, Royal Glenora Club

FoMD Alumni Brunch

Cap off an eventful 2019 Alumni Weekend with brunch at Edmonton’s finest location. In this inspirational setting, we will celebrate our amazing alumni community and salute the newest cohort of FoMD alumni who have won Alumni Awards. This event is open to all FoMD alumni and their guests.
Sunday, September 22 10:30am - 1:30pm
$20 per person
Location: Wedgwood Room, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Indigenous Medical Alumni Picnic

Join us for a wiener roast and other treats as we gather to visit and celebrate who we are and our accomplishments. Family and children welcome.

Sunday, September 22 Noon - 4:00pm FREE
Location: Rundle Park, Site #1 Registration form

Signature Alumni Weekend Events

Planned by the Alumni Association

Alumni Awards

Celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of alumni and get inspired to do great things. The UAlberta Alumni Awards ceremony honours the diverse accomplishments and contributions of outstanding grads. The ceremony is followed by a dessert reception where you can meet and congratulate award recipients.
Thursday, September 19 Doors: 6:30pm.
Ceremony: 7:00pm.
Reception: 8:30-10:00pm
Location: Northern Jubilee Auditorium

Hospitality Centre

Whether you need to pick up your registration package, sign up for a campus tour, pick up some UAlberta swag or just relax with a cup of coffee, the Hospitality Centre in SUB is the place during Alumni Weekend. We can provide event information and directions, connect you with the Campus Express shuttles, and answer any other questions you might have about Alumni Weekend and UAlberta.
Friday, September 20
10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, September 21
9:00am - 5:00pm
No registration required
Location: Alumni Lounge, Students' Union Building

Golden Bears Hockey and Block Party

Kick off Alumni Weekend with the “Battle of Alberta” as the UAlberta Golden Bears hockey team take on the Calgary Dinos! Start the evening with some food and drink at our pre-game Block Party BBQ, and then let’s fill the Drake with Green and Gold to cheer on the Bears! Your ticket package includes admission and food at the Block Party (burger, salad, and one non-alcoholic drink voucher) and Hockey Game ticket (including one complimentary beverage and swag item per person). Let’s go Bears!
Friday, September 20 Block Party: 5:00 - 6:30pm
Hockey game: 7:00pm
$25 per person. Includes food, beverage and admission to the game.
Location: Lower level, Students' Union Building.

U of A in a Day

Does the end of summer give you that back-to-school itch? Scratch it by heading back to class for a day — without the stress of studying, homework or exams. Choose from an exciting catalogue of lectures and hear from some of UAlberta's best! Build your course schedule and learn just for the fun of it. Choose as many classes as you like for tuition of only $10!
Saturday, September 21 9:30am - 2:30pm $10
Location: 2nd floor, Central Academic Building (CAB)

Kids on Campus

The Alumni Weekend family event returns this year in a new format. Explore activities all over campus with your kids, including:

  • An indoor stage show at the Myer Horowitz Theatre, featuring Will Stroet.
  • Experiments, tours and demonstrations at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), presented by the Faculty of Science.
  • Nature-themed building projects and demonstrations at Engineering Quad and the Donadeo Innovation Centre, presented by the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Storytelling with visiting elders, presented by the Faculty of Native Studies.
  • Food trucks and picnic spots on Main Quad.
Saturday, September 21 10:00am - 4:00pm FREE
Location: Various locations on North Campus

Campus Tours

Has it been a while since you’ve been on campus? Rediscover old haunts and catch up on what’s been happening around campus by joining our knowledgeable and friendly UAlberta Ambassadors for a tour.

Friday, September 20
1:00 - 2:00pm & 2:00 - 3:00pm
Saturday, September 21
12:00 - 1:00pm & 1:00 - 2:00pm
Register at the Hospitality Centre in the Students' Union Building (SUB)
Location: Tours will depart from the Hospitality Centre in the Students' Union Building (SUB)

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Come see how it’s possible to incorporate philanthropy into your estate plans and minimize or eliminate
taxes through a variety of giving options. Learn how legacy gifts from past generations impact today’s
student experience and engage first hand with current UAlberta students. Leave a Legacy. Change Lives.
Space is limited so register early. Please register before September 18, 2019. Light refreshments will be

Friday, September 20 2:30 - 4:00pm FREE
Location:Orion Room (0-51 Lower Level), Students' Union Building (SUB)