Laje Superior State University Golden Grad Group

May 3 & 4, 2024

As members of our Golden Graduate Society, alumni are invited to march in Lake Superior State University’s Commencement ceremonies. The Golden Graduate Society includes those who left campus at least fifty years ago, in 1974 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 as a remembrance of this significant personal anniversary.

See photos from previous Golden Grad Reunions




Golden Graduate Society Scholarhip

Gift for Today’s Students

Established in 2015 by members of the Society, the LSSU Golden Graduate Society Scholarship Endowment provides financial assistance to students majoring in any course of study. Candidates must complete an essay question that answers why they chose to attend LSSU and what unique historical fact they discovered during their time at the University. Please consider a gift to ensure that today’s students can enjoy the same opportunities you were offered and leave an impactful legacy to their educational experience.

Donate to the Golden Graduate Society Scholarship

2024 Schedule of Events

Friday, May 3

  • Golden Grad Luncheon, 11:00 am
    • Location – Barch Center for Freshwater Research and Education
    • Lunch, medallion presentation, tours of the facility
  • Engineering Senior Presentations and Demonstrations, 1:00-5:00pm
    • Center for Applied Science and Engineering Technology
  • Campus Tour, 1:00pm
    • Take a walking tour of campus to see what’s new! If you’re interested in the tour, please contact the Alumni Office at 906-635-2844.  The tour will start at the Admissions Office (next to the LSSU Bookstore)
  • School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 3:00pm
    • LSSU Arts Center – Join us for a special ceremony honoring the 2024 BSN Nursing graduates as they receive their nursing pins from a licensed nurse in the field. Refreshments will be served afterward.

Saturday, May 4

  • Coffee/Beverages, 9:45 am
    • Student Activity Center (SAC), Norris Center Building
    • Refreshments for Golden Grads and their guests
  • Gather in Student Activity Center (SAC), 10:00 am
    • James Norris Center
    • Dress in academic regalia, photos with President
  • Commencement Line-up, 10:30 am
    • Student Activity Center (SAC), James Norris Center
  • Commencement Ceremony, 11:00 am
    • Taffy Abel Arena, James Norris Center
    • Golden Grad Society leads procession of LSSU graduates from Student Activity Center (SAC) into Taffy Abel Arena
  • Distinguished Teacher Reception, 1:00 pm (immediately following Commencement) 
    • R.W. Considine Hall Commons

Hotel Information

Rooms at the Ojibway Hotel are available at the special Golden Grad rate of $109 (+tax) per night. Rooms are being held until April 3rd. Call 906-632-4100 and mention LSSU Golden Grad to reserve your room today!