Golden Grad Reunion

Golden Grad AwardAs members of our Golden Grad Society, alumni are invited to march in Lake Superior State University’s 2018 Commencement ceremonies. The Golden Grad Society includes those who left campus at least fifty years ago, in 1968 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
2017
2016
2015

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, May 4

Sue Fitzpatrick and Colleen McNeal Golden Grad

  • Engineering Senior Presentations and Demonstrations, 1:00 p.m.
    Center for Applied Science and Engineering Technology
  • Honors Awards & Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 5:00 p.m.
    Arts Center Theater
  • Golden Grad Reception, 6:00 p.m.
    LSSU President’s Home
    Hearty hors d’ouevres and beverages
  • Presentation of Medallions, 8:00 p.m.
    by President Peter Mitchell

Saturday, May 5

  • 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 for this event is now closed, we look forward to seeing this years Golden Grads at the 2018 Commencement ceremonies.

Registration Form

Golden Grads at Commencement 2015

Hotels

  • A block of rooms are reserved under the name “LSSU Golden Grads” at the Hampton Inn in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. You can book online here, but be sure to change the date of departure to the correct departure date, so if you are staying for both May 4 & 5 you will need to change the departure date to May 6. You can also call 906-635-3000 to book over the phone. Their rates are $119 per night for a King room, $125 per night for a 2 Queen Bed room. Reservation deadline: April 4, 2018.
  • A block of rooms are reserved under the name “LSSU Golden Grads” at the Holiday Inn Express in Sault Ste. Marie, MI for May 4 & 5, 2018 for $145 per night, call 906-632-3999 to reserve. Reservation deadline: April 16, 2018.

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