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Alumni, Parent, and Family Relations

Class of 1970 50-Year Reunion

An important milestone is coming up for you: five decades since you donned your cap and gown and participated in Ivy Cutting. This year you can participate in Ivy Cutting again — but this time as an honored guest to be inducted into the Founders Circle.

Founders at Ivy Cutting

Due to COVID-19, the Class of 1970 reunion has been postponed.

Prepare to use this very special class reunion to “reconnect and reflect.” This all-day event, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020, is a celebration of that most unique of all Seattle Pacific reunions, the milestone gathering when a 50-year class is inducted into the Founders Circle.

You will begin your day by witnessing this year’s Ivy Cutting, and then your day will include a group photo, campus tour, time to reacquaint with old friends and meet new ones, and both lunch and dinner. Just before dinner, Director Amanda Stubbert will conduct the 50-Year Ring presentation of pins and certificates.

Schedule of events

Saturday Schedule

8:45–9:15 a.m.


Register and pick up name tags at the Student Union Building in Tiffany Loop. Look for the banners welcoming the Class of 1970. Coffee and rolls will be served in the Gazebo Room (also in the SUB). Grand marshals will meet you in Tiffany Loop and escort you to a reserved section for the Ivy Cutting ceremony at 9:15 a.m.

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Ivy Cutting

Ivy Cutting ceremony in Tiffany Loop (in case of inclement weather, Royal Brougham Pavilion).

11:30 a.m. 

Group Photo in Tiffany Loop (Peterson Hall)

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Lunch in the Gazebo Room (in the SUB)

1:30–4 p.m. 

You have two options:

  • Fellowship and free time. Coffee and snacks are available in the Gazebo Room (in the SUB).
  • Optional tours. Includes campus gardens (meet in the SUB Gazebo Room) and University Archives (meet in the Ames Library).
4:30–5 p.m.

“50-Year Ring” Presentation

Upper Gwinn Commons. You will be welcomed into the Founders Circle, with presentation of pins and certificates.

5–6 p.m.

Dinner in Upper Gwinn Commons

6–7 p.m.

Reconnect and Reflect

Classmates share memories of the past and vision for the future.

Honor Your 50-Year Reunion

Your 50-Year Reunion is a proud milestone, and because it’s one of a kind, please consider making a gift to SPU in tribute. You can honor your class and the alma mater you love in a special way by making a reunion year donation today. When you do, you demonstrate how much you value the education you received at Seattle Pacific University. Boost your reunion class giving rate during your reunion year. Thank you for helping our students realize their dreams of a quality Christian higher education.

Seattle Pacific University, Engaging the Culture, Changing the World

The Office of Alumni, Parent, and Family Relations
Walls Advancement Center
206-281-ALUM (206-281-2586)


Open weekdays, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Visitors welcome!

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