What is the Golden Alumni Society?

All University of Louisville alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago are automatically members of the society. Each May, we induct our newest members into the society at the annual Golden Alumni Induction Ceremony.  View pictures from the 2014 Golden Alumni Society Reunion.


1965 Golden Alumni Reunion

During Spring Commencement, UofL graduates from 50 years ago are invited to a special reunion weekend and are inducted into the Golden Alumni Society. Save the date for your celebratory reunion weekend, May 7-9, 2015 where you will be inducted, honored with a commemorative UofL medallion, and have an opportunity to walk across the stage at commencement.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, May 7th

President's Welcome Reception at Amelia Place 6-7:30 p.m.
Amelia Place
2515 Longest Ave.
Join President James Ramsey and Mrs. Jane Ramsey at their home for a special welcome reception for Golden Alumni.

School of Medicine Reunion Class Dinner
7:30 p.m.
2300 Frankfort Ave.
Join the School of Medicine's Dean, Dr. Toni Ganzel, for a class reunion dinner. Price is not included. Individuals will order off the menu.

School of Dentistry Reunion Class Dinner
7:30 p.m.
Bucks Restaurant
425 West Ormsby
Join your fellow ULSD classmates for a reunion dinner. Price is not included. Individuals will order off the menu.

Friday, May 8th

Charting Your Estate Plan: Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
10:30 a.m.
PNC Club at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
It's not surprising that mistakes are common in estate planning that often cost time, money, and stress to people's families. Come and learn how to avoid these mistakes and ensure the course you desire for your estate plan is the one it will actually take. Estate planning expert, Mark Oppenheimer, Managing Partner- Bingham, Greenbaum & Doll, and UofL's Senior Director of Estate and Gift Planning, James Eriksen, J.D., will co-present this session. Space is limited for this seminar so please register early.

Medallion Ceremony and Luncheon
12 p.m.
PNC Club at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Remarks from President James Ramsey and Deborah Dietzler, Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Special presentation of the Dean's Medallion Ceremony and check presentation of overall giving from the class of 1965.

R.O.T.C. Golden Alumni Celebration
2 p.m. (Immediately following the ceremony and luncheon)
Brown and Williamson Club, Press Box
Take the elevator located at Gate 6 of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

Honor and recognize all R.O.T.C. Golden Alumni - Air Force, Army, and Navy. First-time attendees will receive a Certificate of Recognition for their service, and a group photo will be taken. Following the ceremony, an optional campus tour will be offered, including a visit to Dougherty Hall, home to UofL's R.O.T.C. programs.
Please note: A separate invitation and response card will be mailed for the R.O.T.C. Golden Alumni Celebration and the R.O.T.C. campus tour.

Belknap Campus Tour
2 p.m.
Shuttle departs and returns to University Club & Alumni Center
200 E. Brandeis Avenue
Join local historian Dr. Tom Owen as he shows off some of the wonderful transformations the campus has seen over the last 50 years.

School of Medicine Renovation Tour
4:30 p.m.
School of Medicine
505 S. Preston St.
Come meet with current students and see the brand new classroom and study spaces at the School of Medicine (completed August 2014).

School of Dentistry Renovation Tour and Reception
4:30 p.m.
School of Dentistry
501 S. Preston St.
Come meet current students and see the recent clinic renovations. Reception hosted by Dr. John Sauk, Dean of the School of Dentistry to immediately follow the tour.

Saturday, May 9th

School of Medicine Convocation
4:30 p.m. (arrive by 3:30 p.m.)
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 S. Fourth St.

School of Dentistry Convocation
4:30 p.m. (arrive by 3:30 p.m.)
The Louisville Palace Theatre
625 S. Fourth St.

Brandeis School of Law Convocation
5 p.m. (arrive by 4 p.m.)
W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre
315 Broadway

Sunday, May 10th

Commencement Activities
KFC Yum! Center
2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
A very special opportunity to walk with the Class of 2015 and be recognized as the newest members of the Golden Alumni Society.

Update your information for the Golden Alumni Directory: UofLalumni.org/goldenbio.

Hotel Information:
Hilton Garden Inn
2735 Crittenden Drive
Louisville, Ky.

Make a reservation online or call 502-318-2343.

Interested in Volunteering?

We would like to establish a volunteer planning committee to help coordinate the reunion activities. If interested, contact Laura Brock at 502-852-1017 or laura.clinton@lousiville.edu.

We hope to see you in 2015!