Tiffin, Ohio — Heidelberg University is eagerly anticipating the arrival of approximately 500 alumni next weekend, from June 9th to 11th, as it prepares to host its highly anticipated annual Alumni Weekend. With this year’s theme of “‘Berg Family Vacation,” the university has planned a diverse range of activities to engage and entertain returning alumni.
Campus will come alive with a myriad of events designed to celebrate the university’s cherished alumni. Highlights of the weekend include a delightful picnic dinner accompanied by live music, engaging Classes Without Quizzes sessions, the traditional Parade of Classes, and the much-anticipated alumni luncheon, where the esteemed 2023 alumni awards will be presented. Music & Theatre and Greek alumni will also have the opportunity to reconnect through special receptions on campus, specifically scheduled for Saturday.
Significant events during the weekend will also include the Medallion Club luncheon, a special occasion dedicated to honoring the graduating class of 1973, celebrating the golden anniversary of their Heidelberg graduation. Joining them in their milestone celebrations will be the class of 2013, commemorating their 10-year reunion, the class of 1998 marking 25 years since their graduation, and the class of 1983 coming together to celebrate their 40-year reunion. The classes of 1968 and 1963, observing 55 and 60 years since their graduation respectively, will also join in the festivities. Notably, other classes with graduation years ending in 3 and 8 will receive well-deserved recognition.
Alumni Weekend 2023 will feature several special events that are sure to captivate attendees. Among them is the “Catalyzing Progress: A Bold Path Forward” breakfast, where President Rob Huntington and members of the Board of Trustees will engage in thoughtful discussions. The occasion will also witness the dedication of the Percy L. Lilly Campus Forest and the Pancoast Patio at Brenneman Music Hall, with the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce conducting a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the patio dedication.
Moreover, alumni will have an opportunity to reminisce about their college memories and contribute to the “Berg Briefs” project, thanks to the Heidelberg Communication Department. This initiative encourages alumni to record their personal anecdotes, which can be shared with fellow alumni as well as current and future students.
Throughout the weekend, participants can partake in various captivating activities such as a tree-planting ceremony, commemorating alumni and friends who passed away in the past year, engaging campus tours, and an engaging Authors & Artists event. The weekend will culminate with a worship service on Sunday morning, followed by the summer meeting of the Alumni Council.
For additional information and to stay updated about the exciting Alumni Weekend, please visit alumni.heidelberg.edu/aw23.