Class of 1970




Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of your graduation from the University of Florida! While we won’t be able to gather in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we still want to celebrate this milestone achievement and welcome you to the Grand Guard Society.  Please continue to check this website as we will be periodically adding reunion events for Grand Guarders to join. Again, congratulations on achieving your 50th anniversary. We look forward to “seeing” you during our many reunion activities.

Upcoming Events


Beginning in September, will be hosting two months of virtual reunion activities where we will have both live and on-demand viewing events that will allow Grand Guarders to reminisce about their time at UF and learn more about the growth and success of the university in the last 50 years. We invite you to join us for as many events as you can - where you will hear from students, faculty, staff and alumni from colleges across UF. The reunion weekend activities will conclude on Friday, November 13 during our traditional Breakfast of Memories event, where attendees will have the ability to share their fondest memories with the rest of their 1970’s classmates.

You must register below for each activity that you wish to participate in, beginning with our first event on September 17!

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Oak Hammock, for their continued support of this Gator tradition! 

Breakfast with Dean McDaniel


Join your fellow 1970 classmates for an update on all that is happening at the UF College of Nursing! Dean Anna McDaniel will share exciting updates and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Professors Emeriti Dr. Jo Snider and Jodi Irving and some of our current students. 











NOVEMBER 10 | 9:00AM EST

College of the Arts Celebration


The College of the Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of your graduation! Join us for coffee with Dean Onye Ozuzu, Tuesday, November 10, 8:30-9:30 a.m. EST. We hope you will join us to reconnect with fellow classmates, share stories, hear an update on the college, meet the new Dean, and celebrate this milestone achievement.

 




NOVEMBER 10 | 8:30AM EST

College of Pharmacy Brunch with the Dean


Join Dean Julie Johnson and the College of Pharmacy Alumni team for a virtual brunch. Please Click the link below to RSVP to receive your special brunch box.  Dean Johnson looks forward to connecting with you, sharing updates with you about our college, & connecting you with some of our current students.


NOVEMBER 10 |10:00AM EST

UF Salutes Veterans


While the 1960s produced much anti-war rhetoric, UF celebrates the bravery and sacrifices that many of our alumni have endured over the years. Join veteran alumni and ROTC to hear inspiring stories about their triumphs from the battlefield to the classroom and beyond.


NOVEMBER 10 |12:30PM EST

Coffee with Business


Join the Warrington College of Business for Coffee with the College. Attendees will hear from new Warrington dean Saby Mitra, meet three students and hear about their time at Warrington, and experience a video tour to see what the Warrington campus looks like today.









NOVEMBER 12 | 9:00 AM EST
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A Conversation with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Join your fellow 1970 classmates for an update on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Attendees will hear from Dean David Richardson and a current CLAS student while also learning more about the college’s experiential learning program, Beyond120, from Interim Director Ryan Braun.




NOVEMBER 12 | 3:00 PM EST
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Breakfast of Memories


Join your fellow 1970 classmates for the culminating celebration of your reunion weekend.  Hear from current students and a fellow Grand Guard Heisman trophy winner while sharing your greatest memories from your time in Gainesville!

The first 200 Class of 1970 alumni to register by November 5th will receive a free commemorative gift! 





November 13 | 10am est

Journalism Class of 1970 Grand Guard Virtual Event


Each year we welcome a new class into the Grand Guard Society and this year we are honoring you, CJC Class of 1970. Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of your graduation from the CJC at 1pm on November 13, 2020.



NOVEMBER 13 | 1:00 pM EST

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Virtual Grand Guard Celebration


Join Dean Cammy Abernathy to hear exciting initiatives and updates from the college. Attendees will also hear updates from your home departments. We will provide time for you to reconnect with former classmates and share memories from your time on campus.  Each attendee will receive a gift after the event!



NOVEMBER 13 | 1-3 pM EST

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Swinging Sixties


This interactive session will recount the national, state and local historic events of the 1960s including the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and the shift in social mores.






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Don't forget your bathroom scale (no, she will not ask you your weight!) and a ruler!



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