Alumni Weekend 2023

Friday, June 2, 2023 12:00 am - Saturday, June 3, 2023 12:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

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Come Join Us!

It's time to come back to campus, and celebrate being an alum of the University of Waterloo.

You can register now for Alumni Weekend and choose exactly which activities you want to be part of! We have plenty of events planned over two days so be sure to check out what's happening!

Science Specific Events:

Science Cosmic Social

Saturday, June 3, 2023
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Quantum Nano Centre (QNC), Main Foyer, University of Waterloo

Cost: Complimentary

child astronaut with cosmic cupcake
It's time to explore the universe!

Budding astronomers, young and old, are welcome to gather in the QNC foyer for a cosmic experience like no other! Knowing that exploration requires sustenance, we won't let you venture into space empty handed (or empty stomached). Enjoy a yummy cosmic cupcake before you embark on your own astronomical discovery:

Mobile Planetarium Demonstrations:

We're happy to showcase our newest outreach facility- an inflatable mobile planetarium that features a variety of incredible 360 degree projections that will surely wow your inner astronomer. These 20-30 minute sessions have limited capacity so register ahead of time to avoid disappointment! Meet in QNC foyer 10 minutes prior to start time and we'll bring you to the planetarium!

Showtimes: 2:30 p.m. | 3:15 p.m. | 4:00 p.m.

Gustav Bakos Observatory Tours:

It's time to raise the roof (or at least visit it!). An astronomer's best tool of discovery is the telescope, and Waterloo has a fantastic 12-inch telescope in our observatory that's a must-see. Tours include the observatory itself plus a roof-top session for solar observing if weather permits. Our 20-30 minute sessions will have limited capacity so register for your preferred times! Meet in QNC foyer 15 minutes prior to start time and we'll walk you over!

Observatory Tour Times: 2:30 p.m. | 3:15 p.m. | 4:00 p.m. 

Science Building Tours
2:00 p.m. and 3:00 pm.
QNC Foyer (start of tour)

Our fantastic team of Science Ambassadors will lead you through our newest science labs and lecture space as well as throw in a few nostalgic places. You might just learn a few things on your journey!

UW Wide Events:

Friday, June 2, 2023

Rock This Town
7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Federation Hall, University of Waterloo

Rock This Town brings to life the exciting history of rock music conerts 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 iwth 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!

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Cost: $15 Adult/Alumni, $10 current UWaterloo student. Includes drink ticket and concession voucher. 

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Forever Black & Gold Luncheon
Saturday, June 3, 2023
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Federation Hall, University of Waterloo

Join us at Fed Hall for a gourmet buffet lunch, interactive activities and displays plus live music! Reconnect and mingle with alumni and friends from all faculties and wear or bring along your favourite UW clothing or memorabilia for a chance to win great prizes!

Milestone Anniversary Celebration

This event will feature a special celebration for alumni celebrating their 25th, 50th, 55th and 60th anniversaries with an archives display of photos and memorabilia from the milestone years.  Enjoy a celebratory address by University of Waterloo President, Vivek Goel.

Please reach out to Patricia Rintjema if you're celebrating one of these anniversaries and she can provide you with more information.

Cost: $30 incudes gourmet buffet lunch and a drink ticket. There will be halal and vegetarian/vegan options available.