**Lake State’s 2020 Commencement has been postponed from May 2 to a date to be determined, possibly mid to late summer or fall. We want to celebrate and honor our graduates who have worked so hard to earn their degrees.

In light of this change, the Golden Graduate Reunion has also been postponed. We will attempt to reschedule the reunion in conjunction with LSSU’s Commencement. Once the Commencement date has been set, I will contact everyone who registered for the 2020 reunion, as well as previous attendees, and notify them of the new date. We will then make a decision whether and  how to move forward, considering the number of Golden Grads who feel able to attend and of course any health concerns at that time.**

Golden Grad Reunion

Golden Grad AwardAs members of our Golden Grad Society, alumni are invited to march in Lake Superior State University’s 2020 Commencement ceremonies. The Golden Grad Society includes those who left campus at least fifty years ago, in 1970 or earlier. 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.

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. 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 classmates and fellow Hornets thereafter.

See photos from previous Golden Grad Reunions
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015

Tentative Schedule of Events

Date TBD

Sue Fitzpatrick and Colleen McNeal Golden Grad

  • Engineering Senior Presentations and Demonstrations, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
    Center for Applied Science and Engineering Technology
    Hearty hors d’ouevres and beverages
  • Golden Grad Reception, 7:00 p.m.
    Home of the LSSU President
    Hearty hors d’ouevres and beverages

Date TBD

  • Coffee and Pastries, 10:00 a.m.
    Cooper Gymnasium
    Refreshments for Golden Grads and their guests
  • Gather in Cooper Gym, 10:15 a.m.
    James Norris Center
    Dress in academic regalia; photos with President
  • Commencement Line-Up, 10:45 a.m.
    James Norris Center, Cooper Gym
  • Commencement Ceremony, 11:00 a.m.
    James Norris Center
    Golden Grad Society leads procession of LSSU graduates from Cooper Gym into Taffy Abel Arena
  • Distinguished Teacher Reception, 1:30 p.m.
    Walker Cisler Student and Conference Center
    Crow’s Nest

Registration

Registration Form

Lake State’s 2020 Commencement has been postponed from May 2 to a date to be determined, possibly mid to late summer or fall. We want to celebrate and honor our graduates who have worked so hard to earn their degrees.

In light of this change, the Golden Graduate Reunion has also been postponed. We will attempt to reschedule the reunion in conjunction with LSSU’s Commencement. Once the Commencement date has been set, we will contact everyone who registered for the 2020 reunion, as well as previous attendees, and notify them of the new date. We will then make a decision whether and  how to move forward, considering the number of Golden Grads who feel able to attend and of course any health concerns at that time.

Hotels

Ojibway Hotel

We have a block of rooms available under the name “LSSU Golden Grads” at the Hotel Ojibway in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Call 906-632-4100 to book. Rates are $109 plus tax per night.

Hotel Ojibway is the Official Sponsor of the Golden Graduate Reunion.

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.

Download this year’s Memory Book

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. To include your memories, fill out the form below.

Memory Book Submission Form