Planning 2019, 5-year class reunion

Saturday, June 1, 2024 8:30 am - 2:30 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, and this year marks a special milestone for the Planning Class of 2019your 5-year Class Reunion!

Join your classmates and friends for a fun day you won’t want to miss. Connect with old profs and learn what’s new in the Faculty of Environment. Share stories, relive memorable moments and enjoy some good food and good company. 


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

        4:30 PM or 7:00 pm 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 

    2. Jun
      1. Saturday, June 1

        8:30 a.m. Breakfast and updates from the Dean of Environment 

        • 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. 

        9 a.m. Flight simulator training  

        • This is an optional, paid activity for those who are interested. 

        • WISA Sim Lab, EV2-242, University of Waterloo 

        • Get behind the controls of the ALSIM AL250 flight simulator, which can be reconfigured to represent several types of aircraft used within pilot training, including single-engine, complex single-engine, and multi-engine aircrafts. You'll be guided by Aeronautical Research Coordinator, Rafael Pastorin Repato through a 45-minute live training session and experience first-hand what it's like to  be an aviation student at the University of Waterloo.  

        Session times are designed for one person but can be shared with another person in your group. Please arrive on time and bring a clean change of shoes for your session. If you are unable to do so, you will be provided shoe covers to wear prior to entering the simulator. 

        • $300 per session 

        10 a.m. Ecology Lab activities 

        • This is an optional, paid activity for those who are interested. 

        • Ecology Lab, EV1-135, University of Waterloo 

        • Relive your days in the Ecology Lab with some fun, hands-on, student-led activities, including: Beeswax Wrap making, Candle making and Bird Feeder making. Take home a useful, sustainable keepsake of Reunion that you made with your own two hands! Open to explorers of all ages. 

        • $5 per person  

        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! 

        12 p.m. Forever Black & Gold Milestone anniversary luncheon 

        • This is an optional, paid activity for those who are interested. 

        • 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.   

        2:30 p.m. Planning 2019 class picnic 

        • Waterloo Park (or Planning Studio in case of rain 

        • Join your classmates for a picnic in the park! Bring your favourite beverages, tunes and lawn games for an afternoon of reconnecting.  


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.