Redefining the Classroom

Golden Grad Reunion

As members of our Golden Grad Society, alumni are invited to march in Lake Superior State University’s 2017 Commencement ceremonies in April 2017. The Golden Grad Society includes those who left campus at least fifty years ago, in 1967 or earlier. Because there are no true graduating classes from those early days, we define ‘graduation’ year as the last year a student was enrolled at the Soo Campus.

The honored class and those attending the reunion for the first time will be presented a commemorative medallion that features the official LSSU seal and the words ‘Sault Branch’ as a remembrance of this significant personal anniversary.

Please RSVP for this event by Friday, March 17, 2017 for gown ordering purposes.

Schedule of Events


  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Golden Grad Reception at President Pleger's home. Enjoy hearty hors d'ouevres, memories and presentation of medallions.


  • 9:30 am Coffee and Pastries, Norris Center
  • 10:00 am Gather in Cooper Gym for photos
  • 10:45 am Commencement Line-up, Cooper Gym, Norris Center
  • 11:00 am Commencement, Taffy Abel Arena, Norris Center
  • 1:30 pm Distinguished Teacher Reception, Cisler Center

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Pleger Golden Grads

Golden Grads 2015


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Register Today!

If you are a member of the pioneer class and would like to attend the Commencement ceremonies please inform us of your intention of attending each event as soon as possible.

Even if you are uncertain about some events, it is imperative that we know who will need commencement regalia (cap & gown).

Costs related to academic regalia will be borne by the Alumni Relations office.

Memory Book

As part of the weekend festivities, each year we compile a Memory Book, filled with anecdotes, narratives and memories of our Golden Grads.

Whether or not you can come to campus that weekend, we would love to include your memories in our book.

Memory Book Submissions

Each year we add to the booklet, which serves as both a collection of memories and a historical guide. The entering class receives a complete copy of the booklet, and anyone can receive updates from your classmates and fellow Hornets thereafter.

Please return forms to : LSSU Alumni Relations
650 W Easterday Ave Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783