5, 10, 15 and 20-year Class Reunion

 

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Welcome to your class reunion!

The 5, 10, 15 and 20-year anniversary class reunion in 2023 is for the Waterloo Engineering classes of 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018.

You're invited to reunite and reminisce about your engineering student days at your milestone class Reunion. We hope that you will be able to attend your class reunion to celebrate with your family and friends and to reconnect with your classmates, your professors, your Faculty, and your University. You will also have an opportunity to learn how the campus has changed since you graduated as well as meet current students and learn about current student life on campus.

Browse this page to learn all about your reunion, or choose a link to go directly to:

 

Reunion program

Friday, June 2, 2023

Special Presentation: Rock This Town

7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Federation Hall

Rock This Town documentary poster

Rock This Town brings to life the exciting history of rock music concerts in KW from the 1960s & ‘70s. An insider’s look into the gritty reality of building the local live music scene. This 70-minute documentary features interviews with music business pros plus performances by today’s musicians. Rock stars come and go but live music is here to stay!

Rock This Town was produced by Betty Anne Keller (BA '69), who will join us for an exclusive post-screening chat alongside Joe Recchia (BASC '68, MASC '71) and other special guests.

Step back into Fed Hall and relive the music and memories that made history!

Event Program:

7:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Live music and reception
7:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Rock This Town film screening
8:45 - 9:30 p.m. - Post-screening chat

Watch the documentary trailer:

Remote video URL

Cost: $15 per person, includes a drink ticket and concession voucher.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Engineering Reunion Headquarters and Open House

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Atrium, 1st Floor, Engineering 7

Engineering Reunion Headquarters will be your one-stop shop for all things Reunion: name badges, maps, event information, refreshments, engineering tours and much more!
Additionally you can ...
› Mingle with fellow engineering classmates from the classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018
› Meet the Dean of Engineering and EngSoc executives
› Replace your Iron Ring – the Camp 15 Iron Ring Wardens will be in attendance
› Entertain the kids: Engineering Science Quest will provide fun educational activities
› Purchase your EngSoc souvenirs from the pop-up Novelties Store
› Test your engineering skills at the Engineering IDEAs Clinic
› Meet the  Toolbearers and take a photo with The Tool
› Refuel with light refreshments and snacks
› Enjoy a cold beverage from the cash bar

Cost: Complimentary (advanced registration preferred)

Engineering Tours

10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Departing from the Atrium, 1st Floor, Engineering 7

Take a student-guided tour through the halls of Engineering to see your old stomping grounds and new state-of-the art labs and hear about the transformational research taking place within the Faculty of Engineering.

Cost: Complimentary (advanced registration preferred)

Reunion Lecture with the Dean of Engineering

10:30 - 11:30 A.M.
Room 3101/3102, 3rd Floor, Engineering 5

The Reunion lecture will be delivered by Mary Wells, the Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. The Dean will deliver a visionary lecture about the future of engineering at the University of Waterloo. Q&A period to follow the lecture.

Cost: Complimentary (advanced registration recommended due to limited seating)

ONLINE LECTURE: Register for the ‘Online Lecture’ and you will be emailed a link to watch the recorded video of the lecture at your leisure.

Concrete Toboggan Team Charity BBQ Lunch and Patio Party

11:30 A.M - 1:30 P.M.
Patio, North Entrance (outside), Engineering 7

Support the Concrete Toboggan student team by enjoying one of their famous ‘Boggan Burgers at this charity BBQ lunch outside on the Engineering 7 patio. Challenge your classmates to a patio game or two, such as cornhole and giant connect four, while enjoying a burger and a cold beverage!

Outdoor seating on the E7 patio is available; additional seating is available indoors. Cash bar. BBQ Lunch avaialble from 11:30 - 1:20 p.m. Patio bar and games available until 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Purchase on-site. Cash only. Lunch combos are around $10.00 each (combos include a burger, chips and a drink. Vegetarian options available.)

Engineering Back-to-the-Classroom Lecture with Prof. Larry Smith (BA 1968, MA 1975)

2:30 - 3:30 P.M.
Room 1351, 1st Floor, Davis Centre

Prof. Larry Smith (BA 1968, MA 1975)

Professor Larry Smith
BA 1968, Economics
MA 1975, Economics

"Uncertainty on Every Front"
A discussion of the future of the economy, immigration and the planetary population.

See the legendary Professor Larry Smith deliver one of his famous addresses. You'll feel like a student all over again.

Can't wait to hear Prof. Smith speak at Reunion? Check out his outrageously popular TEDxUW talk, "Why you will fail to have a great career", which has over 7 million views.

Cost: Complimentary (advanced registration recommended due to limited seating)

ONLINE LECTURE: Register for the ‘Online Lecture’ and you will be emailed a link to watch the recorded video of the lecture at your leisure.

Reunion Dinner Party

1st and 2nd floors, Engineering 7
7:00 - 10:00 P.M.

Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner with your classmates to complete the day of reliving your student memories and celebrating the milestone anniversary of graduating from the University of Waterloo. Meet the Dean of Engineering, Mary Wells, and share stories of your student days with your classmates.

Cost: $65.00 per person; price includes one beverage and buffet dinner; cash bar. Advance registration required; spouses and guests are welcome to attend.

Note: HST #R119260685
If you have any questions about your reunion, please email or call 519.888.4567 ext. 43863. (Please email for the fastest response.)

 

Registration

Online registration is open! Deadline for registration is TBD

 

Support Waterloo Engineering

Celebrate the anniversary of your graduation by making a gift to support Waterloo Engineering. Donating is a way to give back to your alma mater, show your class spirit, and support student success by giving to your favourite student team, WEEF or to the area of greatest need. Make your gift while you register for reunion activities or online.

 

Accommodations

We have a variety of locations offering special prices for alumni and guests coming back for Alumni Weekend. Be sure to mention “University of Waterloo Alumni Weekend” to take advantage of the rates listed below. 

Delta Waterloo
110 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON N2L 0C6 (1.7 km)
$170 per night (SOLD OUT) - other rates available
Call 1-888-236-2427 for reservations or book directly online.

Homewood Suites by Hilton
45 Benjamin Rd., Waterloo ON, N2V 0C6
One King Studio w/ pull-out couch - $149.00 per night
One King (or Two Queens) One Bedroom suite w/ pull-out couch - $159.00 per night
Plus 4% MAT fee and 13% HST.
Book online: http://www.waterloostjacobs.homewoodsuites.com
Select dates and then select "Special Rates" -> "Corporate Account": 0002654995
Book through phone: please call 519-514-0088 and mention the numeric code 0002654995

Courtyard Marriott Waterloo St. Jacobs    
50 Benjamin Rd E, Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9 (5.1 km)
$154 per night
Call 519-884-9295 for reservations or book directly online.
Book before May 3 for guaranteed rate.

Hampton Inn and Suites
55 Benjamin Rd., Waterloo ON, N2V 0C6
Standard 1King/2Queen Rooms - $139.00 + Tax
Studio 1 King/2Queen Suites - $149.00 + Tax
Plus 4% MAT and 13% HST
Online booking: http://www.watertooStJacobs.hamptonbyhilton.com
Under Special Rates-Corporate ID 0002654995
Phone: 519-514-0090 mentioning that you have a corporate number : 0002654995

Helpful hints

Campus parking 
Paid visitor parking is available on Friday, June 2, 2023 in parking lots A, B, C, H, M, N, Q, W and X at $5 per day (credit card or coins required). 
​​​​​​​Complimentary parking will be available on Saturday, June 3, 2023 in parking lots A, B, C, N, R, W and X. Pay parking is available in Lot H ($5 in coins required). 

Maps and directions 
Campus Maps, Directions, and Parking 

Dress code 
Daytime events are casual. 
Business or business casual attire recommended in the evening. 
 
Other things to do on campus and tourist information 

Gifts and apparel

Celebrate your class reunion in style with the W Store's wide selection of Waterloo Alumni branded apparel, swag and gifts! Shipping is available worldwide. Enjoy exclusive savings in store on June 2 and 3, 2023 when you spend $75 (before taxes) and receive $10 off your purchase.

Please note: Custom UWaterloo Jackets, grad rings and course materials are excluded from this offer. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer/promotion.