Golden Grad Reunion

Golden Grad AwardAs members of our Golden Grad Society, alumni are invited to march in Lake Superior State University’s 2019 Commencement ceremonies. The Golden Grad Society includes those who left campus at least fifty years ago, in 1969 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

Friday, April 26

Sue Fitzpatrick and Colleen McNeal Golden Grad

  • Golden Grad Reception, 7:00 p.m.
    LSSU President’s Home
    Hearty hors d’ouevres and beverages

Saturday, April 27

  • 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

Registration for 2019 has concluded.

Hotels

  • We have a block of rooms available under the name “LSSU Golden Grads” at the Comfort Inn in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Call 906-635-1118 to book. Rates are $75 plus tax per night. Reservation deadline: March 31, 2019.
  • We also have a block of rooms available at the Holiday Inn Express in Sault Ste. Marie, MI for Friday and Saturday nights for $145 a night. To get this special rate, call Holiday Inn Express at (906) 632-3999 by April 12, 2019 and ask for the “LSSU Golden Grads” block.

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