Trees with leaves turned red and gold in autumn surround the Madonna della Strada chapel on the Lakeshore campus. Overlaid text reads Loyola University Chicago Alumni Weekend.

2021 Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 1–Virtual

Loyola Leadership Welcome

Loyola Leadership Welcome – 6:00–6:15pm
Reunion Class Year Social Hour – 6:15–7:15pm

We are so excited for you to join us for our official kick-off celebration to Alumni Weekend!

President Jo Ann Rooney, JD LLD EdD and Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Margaret Faut Callahan CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN, will make remarks on behalf of the University. Dave Kupiec (BBA 1986, Accounting), president of the National Alumni Advisory Board (NAAB), will welcome you as alumni.

You will have the opportunity to join your reunion class year in a virtual setting with your classmates to connect, tell stories, and celebrate being a Rambler.

Saturday, October 2

The Loyola Project Showcase

11:00am–12:15pm – Virtual

This special event will give you an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming film, The Loyola Project, a story about the 1963 men's basketball team and how, at the height of the civil rights movement, the Loyola Ramblers of Chicago broke racial barriers on their way to a national championship. Following the preview, we will host a discussion with an exciting panel of experts, including the director, Patrick Creadon, and narrator, co-writer, and co-captain of the Ramblers men’s basketball team, Lucas Williamson (BA '21 Multimedia Journalism), who helped bring his team to the Final Four in 2018 and back to March Madness again in 2021.

JFRC Alumni Aperitivo

4:00–6:00pm - In-person only

Calling all JFRC alumni, family, and friends! Join the JFRC Alumni Board at Trattoria DOC (706 Main Street Evanston) from 4:00–6:00 p.m. for a wonderful night of memories, drinks and food. For $25.00 per person (to be paid at the door), you’ll have an assortment of pizze, crostini, bruschette, antipasti, and one glass of wine, beer, or sparkling wine. A presto!

Mundelein College and Gannon Scholars Alumnae Reunion Zoom Call

6:00–7:00pm

Calling all Mundelein and Gannon Scholars Alumnae! We would like to invite you to a virtual reunion Zoom call to talk and reminisce. After a short welcome, we will present the class slideshow and share a tribute to our classmates who have passed. Then we will break out into smaller groups so that we have a chance to catch up with old friends face to face. We look forward to seeing everyone again!

A Fireside Chat and Book Signing with Alumnus Jarrett Adams

6:30–9:00pm – In-person and Virtual
The Courtroom
Loyola School of Law
Philip H. Corboy Law Center, 10th floor
25 E. Pearson St. Chicago, IL
Author Jarrett Adams (JD '15)

The Black Alumni Board and Loyola School of Law welcome alumnus Jarrett Adams (JD '15) for a signing of his book, Redeeming Justice: From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System.

Jarrett M. Adams, a top criminal defense, civil rights attorney, and philanthropist, is the author of REDEEMING JUSTICE: From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System (Convergent / Penguin Random House, 9/14/21) and co-founder of the nonprofit Life After Justice. Visit Jarrett Adams Law for more information; follow on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

 

Loyola University Latino Alumni Board Salsa Night

7:00–10:00pm – In-person only
$25 to be paid at the door

Join the Loyola University Latino Alumni Board for a night of food, salsa, and fun at Output Wrigleyville! Please register if interested in this event and we will reach out to you directly.

Sunday, October 3

All Alumni Mass

9:00am & 10:30am – presided over by Father Jerry Overbeck, S.J. – In-person and livestreamed

50th Class Year Celebration and Closing Ceremony

Noon–1:30pm – Livestreamed

Photo of round gold pin engraved with the seal of Loyola University Chicago and the words Half Century Club Loyola University Chicago

Join us as we celebrate the Class of 1971 and their induction into the Half Century Club! In lieu of Loyola’s 2020 Virtual Alumni Weekend we invite the class of 1970 to also celebrate their induction into the Half Century Club. All Alumni are welcome at this celebration to enjoy one last moment to reminisce, reconnect and have the opportunity to talk to a member of the 50th class on their perspectives of Loyola!

 

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