Reunion Schedule

Check out the schedule for this year's special weekend! This year's Reunion will kick off NDMU's 125th Anniversary.

Note: This schedule may change slightly as plans are finalized closer to the event. If you register for something that changes dramatically between now and August, you will be notified. Program locations are TENTATIVE. A final, printed schedule will be available upon arrival at Reunion. 

Friday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Noyes Alumnae House will be open and available to anyone who would like a space for quiet reconnection from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. Mass, Hosted by the Class of 1959

Marikle Chapel
The Class of 1959 is planning mass to kick off the weekend's activities. All are welcome to attend.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Jubilarian Luncheon

Doyle Formal Lounge
A special luncheon for alumnae celebrating a reunion greater than 50 years. Spouses and guests are welcome. 

11:30 - 12:00: Reception
12:00 - 1:30: Lunch and Program 

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Campus Memory & Discovery Tours

Tours depart from Doyle Lobby
Get back in touch with campus through this student-led tour. There will be intentional pauses along the way to share memories and take time to discover what’s new at NDMU. The tour will end at Gator Grind, the campus coffee house. All are welcome.

Three tours will be available during this time, departing at 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00 p.m. 

Note: This is a walking tour that will include hills and stairs.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Research Day on Repeat

Gibbons 1st Floor Hallway
Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day, held annually in the spring, features a wide swath of student projects from all of the disciplines. Join us for a drop-in fair to learn from some of the students who presented in Spring 2019.

Part of Nancy Kreiter Research Day involves a poster/presentation contest; in keeping with tradition, alums will be able to vote on their favorite student presentation at this event! The winning student will be recognized at the end of the program. 

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Storytelling Workshop

Presented by the Women's Leadership Institute of Baltimore (WLIB)

Location TBD
Storytelling is a key ingredient in the human experience. How we tell our stories is just as important. Join WLIB for a workshop on storytelling communication. Participants from this session will have an opportunity to help kick off Saturday’s Alumnae and Alumni College session, Navigating Life’s Challenges. 

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Class of 1994 Happy Hour & Silver Anniversary Toast

Otenasek House
Members of the Class of 1994 are invited to a private reception to celebrate their 25th Reunion milesone.

Note: This event is for the Class of 1994 only. Spouses and guests are welcome at an additional fee.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. School Receptions

Reunion connects us in multiple ways. Please join us for dedicated time to reconnect informally with the faculty from your affiliating program. 

Have more than one affiliation? Feel free to float from one reception to another! The minimal attendance fee is inclusive.

School of Arts, Sciences, and Business: Gibbons 1st Floor Hallway
School of Education: Murphy Gathering Space
School of Nursing: UAB Lobby
School of Pharmacy: Knott Lobby

7:00 - 9:30 p.m. 125th Celebration!

MBK Gymnasium 
It’s time to raise a glass to NDMU’s legacy and longevity. Tonight we will officially kick off the University’s 125th anniversary.

During the festivities, we will also honor the winners of the 2019 Alumnae and Alumni Awards, inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame, the School of Nursing’s 40th and Renaissance Institute’s 30th anniversaries. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this kick-off!

7:00-7:45: Reception
7:45-8:30: Dinner and Program

Suggested dress is cocktail attire. See the FAQ for more information about dress.


Saturday, September 7, 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Noyes Alumnae House will be open and available to anyone who would like a space for quiet reconnection from 9:30 a.m. to  6:00 p.m.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Yoga

Meditation comes in many forms. Join us for morning yoga for self-centering before another packed day of reconnection. Bring your yoga mat.

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Campus Memory & Discovery Tour

Tours depart from Doyle Lobby.
Get back in touch with campus through this student-led tour. There will be intentional pauses along the way to share memories and take time to discover what’s new at NDMU. All are welcome.

Three tours will be available during this time, departing at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00 a.m.

Note: This is a walking tour that will include hills and stairs.

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Intergenerational Chats

Hosted by WLIB and the Class of 1969

Location TBD
Come talk with us about our sisterhood’s shared past, present, and future. This session will begin with stories from members of the Class of ’69. All are welcome.

11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Class of 1969 Luncheon & Pinning Ceremony

Doyle Formal Lounge
At this Reunion, the Class of 1969 will join the ranks of NDMU jubilarians! To celebrate, class members are invited to a private luncheon with President Yam.

This event is free for members of the Class of 1969. Spouses and guests of the class may join ($30 per person fee).

11:30 - 12:00: Reception
12:00 - 1:30: Lunch and Program 

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. All-Class Lunch, NDMYou Craft Fair & Book Signing 

MBK Gymnasium
Catch up, have a casual lunch, and enjoy crafts and books from fellow artists. Students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/alumni artists and authors will be on hand to sell and sign their work. 

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Alumnae and Alumni College

Alumnae and Alumni College sessions are designed with education in mind; you spent years in the classroom discussing and learning. Now it's time to return to those roots. These sessions invite you to engage with peers, cohorts, and students in unique learning opportunities. They are meant to be informal--attendees can feel free to drop in or stay for the entire session as they would like. Four sessions will be held between 1:30 and 4:30.

Reverse Mentoring
1:30 - 2:15
Knott Classroom
Mentors are all around us—and they’re not always older. We relish our time with students on campus as there is so much they can teach us. Now is the prime opportunity to learn from an NDMU student!

Navigating Life's Challenges
2:00 - 2:45
Knott Classroom
Your Notre Dame network is filled with wisdom on how to work through life’s challenges, from raising children to caring for ourselves. We’ll kick off this session with stories from Friday’s WLIB Storytelling Workshop.

TEN Talks
2:30 - 3:30
Knott Auditorium
Have you heard of TED Talks? TEN talks are 10-minute, TED-style talks. If you have an area of expertise or have a success story to share, you are invited to present during TEN Talks. Presenters MUST sign up in advance and by August 15. A schedule of talks within this hour period will be solidified and announced on this webpage before Reunion.

Ask an SSND
3:30-4:30
Knott Classroom
A small, moderated, panel of SSNDs will be on hand to answer your questions ranging from life's struggles to joys to faith practice and everything in between. Please submit your questions online, before Reunion.

3:00 p.m. Field Hockey Game

Alumnae Field
Cheer on the Gators as they take on the Ramapo Roadrunners! During half-time, alumnae in the stands will be recognized. After the game, enjoy a meet and greet with the team and their families.

3:15 - 4:30 p.m. WOW Thinkin

Hosted by WLIB 

The next WOW Baltimore Festival will be held March 7, 2020 at the Columbus Center in the Inner Harbor. Want to participate in planning the festival? Join us for a Thinkin! Thinkins are inclusive planning sessions open to everyone. 

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Beer & Wine Tasting 

Knott Lawn/Archway (Rain Location: Knott Lobby)
Sample beverages (tasting pours) and relax as the afternoon winds down. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Taste of Maryland Dinner

MBK Gymnasium
Maryland’s cuisine is one of a kind! Enjoy traditional Maryland fare, games, and more while viewing a throwback slideshow and dancing the night away to your class’ favorite songs.


Sunday, September 8, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 125th Anniversary Mass

Celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori 

Marikle Chapel
Join us for a very special mass celebrated by Archbishop Lori to prayerfully lead us into our 125th year.  

12:00-1:30 p.m. Post-Mass Reception 

Gibbons 1st Floor Hallway
Say farewell to a weekend spent renewing your NDMU bonds. Light fare will be available. All are welcome.