Planning 1974, 50-year class reunion

Saturday, June 1, 2024 8:30 am - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00) Sunday, June 2, 2024 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
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Reunion is a special time for all University of Waterloo alumni to reconnect, reminisce and revisit campus. This year marks a special milestone for the Planning class of 1974, your 50-year class reunion! 

Join your classmates and friends for a fun weekend you won’t want to miss. Visit old haunts, learn about the latest in technology incubators, enjoy gourmet food and ride on the ION light rail train. Catch a flick about the Waterloo music scene in the late ’60s and ’70s plus meet the producer.


  1. 2024
    1. May
      1. Friday, May 31

        Noon Class meet up and lunch 

        • Graffiti Market, 137 Glasgow Street, Suite 385, Kitchener 

        • Reconnect with classmates for lunch. Home to Stockyard Breweries, Graffiti boasts food that is “artfully made and artfully devoured”. 

        2 p.m. Tour of Catalyst 137 

        • Graffiti Market, 137 Glasgow Street, Suite 385, Kitchener 

        • See how the former Uniroyal-Goodrich tire warehouse built in 1957 “was transformed into the world’s largest hardware technology hub purpose-built making it easy for “Internet of Things” (IoT) companies to possess the resources they need to scale up.” 

        4:30 p.m. Rock This Town Encore   

        • Princess Cinemas, 46 King St. N, Waterloo  

        • 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!  

        • The film was produced by Betty Anne Keller (BA 1969), who will join us for an exclusive post-screening chat 

        • Tickets must be purchased separately. Terry Boutiliers has purchased a number of extra tickets for the class. Please contact him directly before buying tickets. Additional tickets may also be purchased directly from the theatre.

        5:30 p.m. Drink (and a bite, if you like) at the Huether 

        • Huether Hotel, 59 King Street N, Waterloo 

        • After the movie, stop at an old haunt, now the Lion’s Brewery Outpost, and grab a drink and/or quick bite before heading to the Grad House. 

        7 p.m. Grad House gathering 

        • Jump on the ION Light Rail Train, and head to the University of Waterloo (Grad House) – only two stops but well worth the experience. Then join your class for a reunion favourite, with our own Gord Knox as Emcee. Bring your stories and Waterloo artifacts/memorabilia. Get your Plan ’74 yellow and blue leather jackets out of the closet. (Wonder if David still has his “bring-the-house-down showstopper” (now 50 years old) in his jacket pocket from his evenings at the Huether?) 

    2. Jun
      1. Saturday, June 1

        8:30 a.m. Breakfast open house and updates

        • Minto Atrium, EV3, University of Waterloo and EV3, 1408 

        • Check-in, pick up your name tag and enjoy a coffee and breakfast refreshments in the beautiful Minto Atrium of LEED Platinum Environment 3 while you reconnect with classmates, former professors and staff. Then, take a seat in EV3's flagship lecture hall to meet Environment's dean, Bruce Frayne and learn what's new at your alma mater.

        10:30 a.m. Faculty tours  

        • Tours leave from Environment 3 foyer, University of Waterloo 

        • Take a student-led faculty tour through the hallways you once called home and see what’s new in the Faculty of Environment. New and familiar stops will include the Ecology Lab, the rooftop gardens, the planning design studio, and of course, the ESS Coffee Shop! 

        Noon lunch options 

        • Forever Black & Gold Milestone anniversary luncheon 

        • Fed Hall, University of Waterloo 

        • Join us at Fed Hall for a gourmet buffet lunch, interactive activities and displays, live music and a celebratory address by University of Waterloo President Vivek Goel. Reconnect and mingle with alumni and friends from all faculties and wear or bring along your favourite University of Waterloo clothing or memorabilia for a chance to win great prizes!  

        • $30 per person, includes tax, one drink and gourmet lunch buffet.   

        • St. Jacobs lunch 

        • An alternative to the Black and Gold Luncheon at Federation Hall, gather with classmates in St. Jacobs Market for a traditional Waterloo County market lunch. 

        2:30 p.m. Class photo and Tulip Tree Remembrances  

        • Tulip Tree, Ring Road across from EV3, University of Waterloo 

        • Honour the memories of our classmates and professors – Aristotle (Telly) Christou, Judith (Jewels) McKenzie, Glen (Lemmer) Schnarr, Janet (Ferguson) Babcock, and Professor Saul Herzog with your remembrances and stories.

        3:30 p.m Stories from the Trenches  

        • ESS Lounge, EV1-138A, University of Waterloo 

        • Relax in your favourite ES Lounge (formerly Environmental Studies ES Building) – bring your favourite stories post-Waterloo.  

        • Includes an announcement of the Planning '74 Glen Schnarr Memorial Award sponsored by the Schnarr Family and GSAI

        5:30 p.m. 50-Year celebration dinner  

        • Wildcraft Grill and Long Bar, 425 King Street North, Waterloo 

        • An opportunity to toast your years together and share a meal at a first-class Waterloo restaurant. 

      2. Sunday, June 2

        9:30 a.m. Reunion brunch  

        • Pur & Simple, 2 King St N, Waterloo 

        • Join your classmates for breakfast/brunch to round out an amazing weekend together.


We have a variety of locations offering special prices for alumni and guests coming back for Reunion. Spaces are limited so book ASAP to secure your room.

Walper Hotel 

20 Queen Street South, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 

$209 per night 

Book directly online with code G-UOWL (entered under “special rate” as a Corporate or Group code) 

Book before May 3 for guaranteed rate 

Delta Waterloo  

110 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON N2L 0C6 (1.7 km) 

$205-225 per night  

Book before April 18 for guaranteed rate 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo St. Jacobs 

45 Benjamin Road, Waterloo, ON N2V 2G8 

$159-169 per night  

Call 519-514-0088 for reservations or book directly online with Corporate ID #0003242147 

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Waterloo St. Jacobs 

55 Benjamin Rd, Waterloo, ON N2V 0C6 

$159-169 per night  

Call 519-514-0090 for reservations or book directly online with Corporate ID #0003242147 


Courtyard Marriott Waterloo St. Jacobs  

50 Benjamin Rd E, Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9 (5.1 km) 

$174 per night 

Call 519-884-9295 for reservations or book directly online 

Book before April 30  for guaranteed rate 

On campus option

United College Guest Rooms 
190 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G5 
$115 per night 
Call 519-885-1460, email:, or book directly online 


Helpful hints

Campus parking

On Saturday, June 1, 2024, complimentary parking is available in all lots except D, H and ECEC all day. Visit the Campus Map to find the lot closest to your events and visit us at our Welcome Booths in front of South Campus Hall and the Health Expansion building to start your day!

If you are attending the Forever Black and Gold Luncheon, the closest parking lots are lot M and R.

Maps and directions

Campus Maps, Directions, and Parking 

Dress code

Daytime events are casual. 

Other things to do on campus and in Waterloo

Attend more Reunion activities 

Brush up on your campus lingo and terminology  

Explore local attractions  

Explore Waterloo Region

Gift and apparel

Celebrate in style with the W Store's wide selection of Waterloo Alumni branded apparel, swag and gifts! Shipping available worldwide. Enjoy exclusive savings in store on May 31 and June 1, 2024 when you spend $75 (before taxes) and receive 20% off one full priced crested item. 

Custom UWaterloo Jackets, grad ring, diploma frames and course materials are excluded from this offer. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer/promotion. 

South Campus Hall store hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024 and 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2024.