Grand Guard Reunion - Celebrating the Class of 1967

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Starts:  Nov 16, 2017 6:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Nov 18, 2017 12:00 PM (ET)

Location

Various locations
1938 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32603

Contact

Angie Toelle
352.392.1905
ufalum@ufalumni.ufl.edu


Online weekend registraton is now closed.
Please contact 352-392-1905 if you have any questions.


Members of the reunion committee include: Mr. Dick Monroe (Committee Chairman), Mrs. Nancy Calhoun Birchall, Col. Ronald E. Birchall, Ms. Jane Kimbrell Davis, Mr. Bruce Flower, Dr. Howard Freeman, Dr. Mary Kay Struthers Habgood, Mr. Herbert Koross, Mrs. Sandra Silver Koross, Mr. Wayne McDaniel, Mrs. Susan Reinhart McLean, Mr. Michael P. McNerney, Mr. Robert P. Rice, Jr., Mr. Bruce J. Rogow, and Mrs. Carol Sewell Wilson.


SAMPLE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

WELCOME RECEPTION (6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
2089 SW 16th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32608

Kick off the reunion with an informal reception at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Pick up welcome materials while catching up with friends and learn about some of the new discoveries that are taking place at the college and how they can affect your overall health and well-being. This activity is included in the registration fee.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

BREAKFAST OF MEMORIES (9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
1938 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32603

Start your day with the Breakfast of Memories, a Grand Guard Reunion tradition. At this event, participants will be able to share their favorite UF memories and reminisce about their years as a student. This activity is included in the registration fee.

FACULTY SPEAKER (11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)

Join Dr. Ilaria Capua, director of UF’s One Health Center of Excellence, for a special presentation on the work that is taking place at UF to address complex global problems involving health. Dr. Capua is a virologist, veterinarian, and former member of the Italian Parliament who is internationally known for her studies on influenza viruses. Her work is truly interdisciplinary and brings together many areas of the University including Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Biomedicine, Public Health, Engineering, and Law and Policy. This activity is included in the registration fee. 

LUNCH WITH COLLEGES (12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.)

Alumni are invited to spend an afternoon with the college from which they graduated. Colleges will host a variety of events designed to reconnect alumni with current research that is taking place in the academic unit, as well as introduce them to some of their current faculty and students (transportation is provided). This activity is included in the registration fee.

CAMPUS TOURS ON BUSES (2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Alumni are taken on a campus bus tour led by the UF Alumni Association’s Florida Cicerones. The tour will showcase some of the construction that is taking place on campus as well as visiting some sites that you are sure to find memorable. This activity is included in the registration fee.

GRAND GUARD INDUCTION CEREMONY DINNER AND DANCE (6 p.m. – 9 p.m.) - UF HILTON
1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607

Alumni are invited to a formal dinner and dance honoring the Class of 1967. The formal induction ceremony takes place at this event as members are celebrated by, once again, having the opportunity to graduate into their next level of their affiliation with UF, the Grand Guard Society. This activity is included in the registration fee.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

GATOR NATION TAILGATE (Time 12:00 - 3:15 PM)
1938 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32603

Grand Guard Society members are invited to the UF Alumni Association's traditional Gator Nation Tailgate held at Emerson Alumni Hall. A Grand Guard Society members-only area will be available. Get ready to cheer on the Gators as they take on the University of Alabama - Birmingham.

GATORS VS. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA - BIRMINGHAM (Time 4:00 PM)

The UF Alumni Association has reserved a limited number of tickets for the football game against UAB. Final ticket price is TBD.


Reunion Pricing:

$200.00 per person (includes all meals/drinks provided during the event), football tickets are an additional fee of $25.00 each.

QUESTIONS? ISSUES REGISTERING?

Please call our office (352.392.1905) and ask for Angie Toelle.  We will be happy to help answer any questions and help you register over the phone.


CLASS OF '67 REUNION BOOK

Class of 1967 Members, don’t forget to participate in this year’s Reunion Book! Whether you will be attending or not, we invite you to participate by sharing your most memorable moment as a student at UF and providing us with a brief update of what has taken place in your life since we last saw each other.  Visit: https://florida1967.bespokereunionpublishing.com (enter code 1967) to upload photos and follow the easy step by step instructions. You will be able to include your personal message, photos and memories to share with your classmates. The deadline for entries is September 30, 2017. Reunion Books will be available to all reunion participants at the event. If you cannot join us, you may obtain a book following the reunion weekend by contacting the Alumni Association.

ACCOMODATIONS:


Country Inn & Suites
4015 SW 43rd Street
Gainesville, 32608
Ph:352-375-1550
Rate: $99 Thur, $199 Fri/Sat per night
with 2 night min.
Code: UFAA
Expires: 10/1/17


DoubleTree by Hilton
3726 SW 40th Blvd.
Gainesville, 32608
Ph:352-375-2400
Rate: $299 per night
with 2 night min.
Code: GG7
Expires: 10/16/17


Hilton UF
1714 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, 32607
Ph: 52-371-3600
Rate: $199 per night 
with 2 night min.
Code: Grand Guard Reunion 2017
Expires: 10/31/17


Holiday Inn

1250 W. Univ. Ave.  
Gainesville, 32601
Ph:352-376-1661
Rate: $149 Thur, $249 Fri/Sat per night
with 2 night min.
Code: Grand Guard 2017
Expires: 10/16/17



Holiday Inn Express
3905 SW 43rd Street
Gainesville, 32601
Phone: 352-376-0004
Rate: $122 Thur, $166 Fri/Sat per night
with 2 night min.
Code: Grand Guard
Expires: 10/16/17

Residence Inn
3275 SW 40th Blvd.
Gainesville, 32608
Ph:352-264-0000
Rate: $174 per night
with 2 night min.
Code: Grand Guard
Expires: 10/17/17

Springhill Suites
4155 SW 40th Blvd.
Gainesville, 32608
Ph:352-376-8873
Rate: $159 per night
with 2 night min.
Code: GGRS
Expires: 10/16/17



TownePlace Suites

7451 W Newberry Rd.
Gainesville, 32605
Ph:352-415-1111
Rate: $159-179 per night
with 2 night min.
Code: Grand Guard Reunion
Expires: 10/16/17

 




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