SEPTEMBER 21 - 22, 2019
From Yoga and Mimosas on the Bluff to a Sip and Paint and Places You've Never Been Tour, there are lots of new ways to explore campus and reconnect with friends. Click on a day below to see more details about the weekend events.
Saturday, Sept. 21
9–11 a.m. —Yoga and Mimosas on the Bluff
Namaste. Take in the morning views from the bluff during a yoga class taught by Mayuri Bhandari, M.A. ’17, followed by parfaits and mimosas. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat, but we will have a limited quantity available if needed.
9 a.m.–noon — 34th Annual 3-on-3 Alumni Basketball Tournament (Main Courts 1 & 2)
This tournament is open to all alumni and all skill levels are welcome! There needs to be at least one LMU alumnus per team. Once you decide to participate, register your team through the Alumni Weekend registration form and then send your team name and roster to Andy Hui ’86, M.S. ’89 (email@example.com). There is a $10 fee per team; only one person needs to pay the fee per team. Prices will increase for week-of registration. Registration will close on September 18, 2019.
10 a.m.–3 p.m. — Alumni Discounts at the LMU Bookstore (Charles Von der Ahe Building, Lower Level)
Pick up some new LMU gear to show your Lion Pride! With a special 15% discount for LMU alumni, there's no better time to refresh your LMU wardrobe.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Places You've Never Been Tour
Haven’t been back to campus since Loyola Blvd. was the main entrance? Want a behind-the-scenes look of your favorite hangouts? Check out the Places You’ve Never Been Tour to discover old and new spots on campus!
12:30–2:30 p.m. — Lions for Lions Service Project: Food Pantry Walk
Come together in the spirit of Alumni for Others for a service project on campus. Participants will walk together to a neighborhood Ralphs grocery store to stock up on items for the LMU Food Pantry. The LMU Food Pantry, established in 2017, provides free food to any LMU student who may experience hunger or food insecurity due to financial hardships.
1:30 p.m. — Alumni University: Academic Lecture
LMU’s encouragement of learning is forever. Enjoy a presentation from LMU lecturer Rajiv Uttamchandani without the stress of quizzes or final exams.
3–5 p.m. — Sip and Paint
Embrace your inner Picasso while enjoying paired appetizers and wine from alumni-owned Costa de Oro winery.
6–10 p.m. — Class of 1969 and Class of 1974: 45-Year and 50-Year Reunions
The Classes of 1969 and 1974 are invited to celebrate their reunions with an evening of music, beer, wine, a seated farm-to-table dinner, and time to reconnect with classmates. The class of 1969 alumni from Loyola University and Marymount College will also be honored with a special pinning ceremony signifying their becoming Golden Lions.
7–11 p.m. — Class of 1994: 25-Year Reunion
The Class of 1994 is invited to celebrate its 25-Year Reunion with an evening of music, beer, wine, delicious food and time to reconnect with classmates back on the bluff.
8 p.m.–midnight — Class of 2009 and Class of 2014: 10-Year and 5-Year Reunions
The Classes of 2009 and 2014 will gather together to celebrate their 10- and 5-Year Reunions with an evening of music, beer, wine, delicious food and time to reconnect with classmates back on the bluff.
Sunday, Sept. 22
10–11 a.m. — Alumni Weekend Mass (Sacred Heart Chapel)
Alumni Weekend Mass is a time for alumni to worship and pray together in the service of faith.
11 a.m.–4 p.m. — 66th Annual LMU Alumni BBQ (Sunken Garden)
The biggest LMU alumni tradition is back! Join alumni in Sunken Garden for delicious BBQ, drinks and family fun. This year's event will feature:
- Delicious BBQ from alumni-owned Spring Street Smokehouse (Chris Patterson ’96)
- Local alumni-owned craft brews
- Chris Enegren, ’06; Matthew Enegren, ’08; Joe Nascenzi, ’06 | Enegren Brewing Company
- Allison Kolb, ’94 | Scholb Premium Ales
- Thomas Dunbabin, M.B.A. ’12 | King Harbor Brewing Company
- Morgan Keller, M.B.A. ’12 | Indie Brewing Company
- Margaritas featuring alumni-owned Nosotros craft tequila (Michael Arbanas ’17 and Carlos Soto ’16)
- Alumni-owned wine from Costa de Oro winery (Teresa Burk ’83; Parent ’20)
- Two Lions and Smoker demo (Justin Hummer ’05 and Brad Bilger ’07)
- Class Reunion gathering spaces for the classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1999, and 2004
- Campus walking tours
- LMU Bookstore pop-up with new Lion gear and a 15% off discount for all alumni
- Fun for the whole family with numerous kids' activities
1 p.m. — Women's Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara (Sullivan Field)
Cheer on the #14 ranked Lions as they take on the Gauchos on campus.
1–3 p.m. — Fall Library Exhibit: "Roughing It: How the West Made Mark Twain” (Hannon Library)
Explore the William H. Hannon Library’s Fall 2019 Exhibition “Roughing It: How the West Made Mark Twain,” which examines works highlighting Mark Twain’s significance and lasting legacy in Western mythos and literature. On view in the Terrance L. Mahan, S.J. Gallery on level 3.
2:30–4 p.m. — Legacy Lounge (The Jesuit Garden)
Does your LMU family come in a Lion pack? For our alumni that have other Lion family members (students, parents or grandparents) who attended LMU, we’d like to invite you to join us for a special private gathering to meet and celebrate one another.
Time TBD — Admissions 101 Workshop
Attend this interactive workshop about the undergraduate admissions process and take part in a Q&A session.
The Portal (LMU Playa Vista Campus)
You’re invited to visit the LMU Playa Vista Campus for The Portal, an immersive storytelling showcase of new VR, produced by Film Independent. Limited spots are available; registration is required at filmindependent.org.
11 a.m.–4 p.m. — Laband Art Gallery Exhibit: Antonius-Tín Bui (Laband Art Gallery)
Stop by the Laband Art Gallery to engage with the work of Antonius-Tín Bui, an artist whose cut-paper creations pay tribute to the power of community and belonging.
Antonius-Tín Bui (they/them) proudly identifies as a queer, gender-nonbinary, Vietnamese-American artist. Their larger-than-life, hand-cut paper portraits celebrate Queer AAPIs (Asian American Pacific Islanders) in the artist’s life. Bui received a BFA in 2016 from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has exhibited their work in venues including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hillyer Art Space, Lawndale Art Center, Living Arts, 108 Contemporary, Artscape, and Satellite Art Fair Austin.
$30 Early Bird – Register by Aug. 16 to take advantage of a $10 discount!
$40 Pre-Registration (Aug. 17–Sept. 15)
$15 Youth (ages 13–20)
$5 Child (ages 2–12)
FREE for Golden Lions and a guest (Class of 1969 and earlier)
Yoga on the Bluff – Pre-Registration: $10 (Aug. 17–Sept. 15)
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – Pre-Registration: $10 (Aug. 17–Sept. 15)
Sip and Paint – Pre-Registration: $25 (Aug. 17–Sept. 15)
Milestone Reunions (Classes of ’69, ’74, ’94, ’09, and ’14):
$45 Pre-Registration (through Sept. 15)
Please note: no refunds will be offered after Aug. 31.
Get your tickets early: prices increase on Sept. 16!
Please contact the Alumni Engagement office with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.338.3065.