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.
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Saturday, Sept. 21
9–11 a.m. —Yoga and Mimosas on the Bluff (The Bird Nest)
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.
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 (Check-In at Gersten Pavilion)
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 (St. Robert's Hall)
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 (St. Robert's Hall, Room 246)
LMU’s encouragement of learning is forever. Enjoy a presentation from LMU lecturer Rajiv Uttamchandani on the topic, "Sustainable Grassroots Charity Through Profitable Commerce." As we open up to the world, lessen our fears of one another, and travel to places we may never have thought of going, we find opportunities in the most unlikely environments. Astrophysicist, human rights activist, and entrepreneur Rajiv Uttamchandani shares his experiences working in refugee camps, establishing grassroots charity programs, and fostering deep business relations with government entities across the globe. You can watch a recent interview with Uttamchandani on CNNi here.
LMU Lecturer Rajiv Uttamchandani
3–5 p.m. — Sip and Paint (Dunning Courtyard)
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 (Roski Dining Hall)
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 Bird Nest)
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 (Alumni Mall)
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
- 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 Reunions and gathering spaces for the classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1999, and 2004. Reunions will begin at 1:30 p.m. with class photos at 2:30 p.m. Class photos will be taken on the steps in Sunken Garden across from Sacred Heart Chapel.
- A sock drive to benefit Blessed Sacrament Church and Safe Place for Youth in Los Angeles, sponsored by the Magis service organization
- 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
11:30 a.m. — Admissions 101 Workshop (Welcome Center, Von Der Ahe Building)
Attend this interactive workshop about the undergraduate admissions process and take part in a Q&A session.
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.
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)
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.