CSUN's 60th Grand Reunion

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Location:
CSUN Oviatt Lawn
Cost:
Free

CSUN is celebrating its 60th birthday with a spectacular event. Alumni from every era are invited to take part in CSUN's 60th Anniversary Grand Reunion on campus on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The day’s events will include a Grand Reunion picnic on the Delmar T. Oviatt Library lawn, campus tours, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, main-stage entertainment, kids’ zone and much more. Additional events scheduled throughout the weekend include a Matador Fun Run 5K, Founders’ Luncheon honoring graduates of 1968 and other mini-reunion gatherings for special constituencies.

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WEEKEND SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 
7:00 – 9:00 pm: MATADOR MADNESS (Matadome) 
Kick-off to the Basketball season with an introduction to the Women's and Men's teams. Here’s your first time to see the defending Big West Conference Tournament champion women’s team and usher in the new era of men’s basketball under first-year head coach Mark Gottfried. (Free)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018 
9:00 – 11:00 am: MATADOR FUN RUN 5K (Campus Perimeter) 
Whether you’re a competitor or not, this event is for you. Join us as we run or walk through our campus 5K. Proceeds will benefit student programs. Click here for pricing and details.

8:00 am – 2:30 pm: PARENT ORIENTATION (USU Northridge Center, Sierra Center, Matador Square) 
For parents of first-time and transfer students, Parent Orientation is hosted by the Office of Student Involvement and Development. Make a day out of it! All parents and families are welcome to stay for the Grand Reunion Picnic. Click herefor program details and to register.

1:00 – 3:00 pm: FOUNDERS’ LUNCH & 50-YEAR CLUB INDUCTION CEREMONY (USU Grand Salon) 
By invite only to alumni from Class of 1968 and faculty who started at CSUN in the same era celebrating their 50th Anniversary and class reunion. Includes, lunch, brief program and pinning ceremony.

2:00 – 6:00 pm: GRAND REUNION PICNIC (Oviatt Lawn) 
For the first time in a decade, CSUN is having its Grand Reunion. Reconnect with classmates and faculty and celebrate being a Matador.  Parking on campus is free with RSVP, and there is no cost to attend.  We’ll have food, drinks and events, including:

  • Food Trucks, including The Grilled Cheese TruckMiddle FeastPeaches BBQ & SmokehouseEpic TacosThe Green TruckRice Balls of FireThe Boba Truck & Dreamy Creations.
  • Beer/Wine Garden pouring San Fernando Brewing Co. and Malibu Family Wines
  • Live Student Talent Competition on the Main Stage, featuring TaikoAcasolaJazzASalsaLibre, and Fasmode.  Student groups will be competing for a $2000 prize from alumni sponsors!
  • Campus Tours; both walking and shuttle tours will depart from Lindley Ave. at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 pm.
  • Open Houses, including
    • 2:30 pm - Associated Students Sustainability Center
    • 3:00 pm - Extended University Commons
    • 4:00 pm - University Student Union
    • 4:00 pm - Associated Students Sustainability Center
  • Reunion Gatherings on the Oviatt Lawn, including Associated Students, Athletics, Black Family, Granny Girls, all 50 current student Greek organizations, Recreation & Tourism Management, USU, and more to be announced!
  • Ride the Zip Line, part of the CSUN High Ropes Course in north campus.  Ticket purchases benefit the Recreation & Tourism Management Alumni Chapter and CSUN Outdoor Adventures.  Tickets will also be available on-site on 10/13 for $5 - cash or card accepted.
  • Matador Motorway: Purchase a pinewood derby car to race against other alumni and students on our giant Matador Motorway.  Proceeds benefit the MataCare Fund, which helps students who need short-term financial support. 

6:00 pm: JOURNALISM REUNION (USU Northridge Center) 
6:00 pm: TAKE 30 YEAR-REUNION (USU Grand Salon) 
6:00 pm: UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION REUNION (Oasis Wellness Center)

7:00 pm: MEN'S SOCCER VS. CAL POLY* (Matador Soccer Field)
CSUN’s Men’s soccer team takes on the Mustangs.
Tickets: $8 adult & $5 youth (3-17), CSUN Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association Members (with I.D.)
Game times are subject to change, please visit gomatadors.com for latest info and tickets.

8:00 pm: MOON RIVER AND THE MUSIC OF HENRY MANCINI* (The Soraya) 
Hosted by Monica Mancini
Music Director Gregg Field
New West Symphony
Single tickets available online: https://www.thesoraya.org/calendar/details/henry-mancini
Phone: 818-677-3000

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 
1:00 pm: WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. UC RIVERSIDE* (Matador Soccer Field) 
CSUN’s Women’s soccer team clashes with their Big West rivals.
Tickets: $8 adult & $5 youth (3-17), CSUN Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association Members (with I.D.)

Game times are subject to change, please visit gomatadors.com for latest info and tickets.

*tickets sold separately