USA Alumni 2021 Reunion Weekend info with Moulton Tower.

Alumni Reunion Weekend

September 30 – October 3, 2021

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The University of South Alabama welcomes you home for the first in-person Alumni Reunion Weekend, September 30 – October 3, 2021. Whether you graduated in 1967 or 2021, South will always be your University. From tailgates to campus tours and class reunions, there is no better time to reconnect with your South Alabama family.

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Alumni Weekend Events At-A-Glance

Registration is required for most events, even if there is no charge to attend. See the information below for more details.

Thursday, September 30

  • 3 - 5 p.m. Check-in
  • 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wall of Honor unveiling for new Lifetime members of the USA National Alumni Association.  | No charge to attend. 

Friday, October 1

  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Check-In
  • 9:30 a.m. and Noon - Guided campus tours | No charge to attend.
  • 9 - 11 a.m. Back to Class | No charge to attend. 
  • 10 – 10:45 a.m. Hancock Whitney Stadium tour | No charge to attend. 
  • 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Meet and Greet with Head Football Coach Kane Wommack | No charge to attend. 
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. USA Health Culinary Medicine Demonstration | $15 pp
  • 1 – 2 p.m. Keynote speaker John Quiñones | No charge to attend. 
  • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Individual college/school events | No charge to attend. 
  • 5 – 7 p.m. Class of 2020 Recognition Ceremony | No charge to attend. 
  • 5:30 – 7 p.m. Golden Jaguars Reunion (Classes of 1967-1971) | $30 pp
  • 6 – 8 p.m. USA Medical Alumni Association Social | No charge to attend. 
  • 7 – 9 p.m. All-Alumni Party at Moulton Tower | $45 adults | $20 ages 6-12

Saturday, October 2

  • 1 - 3 p.m.  - College of Nursing Alumni Tailgate | No charge to attend. 
  • 4 - 6:30 p.m. - Alumni tailgate party at MacQueen Alumni Center | $25 adults, $12 children
  • 7 p.m. - USA Jaguars vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football game | $15 pp

Sunday, October 3

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Champagne Brunch at MacQueen Alumni Center | $50 pp

Event Details

▼   Volunteer
Volunteers are needed in several areas to make this weekend a success. Roles include class/affinity representatives, social media ambassadors and more. Complete this brief online form, and a member of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations team will contact you soon. Thank you for your interest!
▼   Parking

There is no charge to park on campus on Thursday, September 30, Friday, October 1 and Sunday, October 3. Visitor parking for most events will be located in the Mitchell Center parking lot.

There is a charge for parking on Saturday, October 2 (game day). Cost is $20 per vehicle and it is strongly encouraged to purchase passes prior to game day (see Game Day Parking Passes below).

▼   Reunion T-Shirts

Commemorate the first annual Alumni Reunion Weekend with this exclusive Reunion t-shirt. Shirts are 100% pre-shrunk cotton and available in adult sizes small through 2XL. The last day to order t-shirts is September 6, 2021.
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Front of Alumni Weekend Shirt
Back of Alumni weekend shirt.

 

Thursday, September 30

▼   Check-In

3 – 5 pm
MacQueen Alumni Center
Parking Location: Mitchell Center

Welcome! Pick up your Alumni Reunion Weekend information and Jag bag at the MacQueen Alumni Center, our new home for alumni on campus.

▼   Wall of Honor Unveiling

5:30 – 7 pm
Moulton Tower & Alumni Plaza
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
Parking Location: Mitchell Center
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Lifetime members of the USA National Alumni Association are invited to a ceremony and reception honoring the newest Lifetime members of the Association.

Friday, October 1

▼   Check-In

8 am – 4 pm
MacQueen Alumni Center
Parking Location: Mitchell Center

Welcome! Pick up your Alumni Reunion Weekend information and Jag bag at the MacQueen Alumni Center.

▼   Guided Campus Tours

Pick up/Return from Mitchell Center parking lot.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
12 – 1 p.m.
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
Capacity: Each one-hour tour can accommodate up to 40 guests.
Parking Location: Mitchell Center
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*Note: Registration for the campus tours is separate from other Reunion activities. 

Explore South’s growing campus with a riding tour on one of our Jag Trans. On the tour you will pass by the Mobile Townhouse, MacQueen Alumni Center, Hancock Whitney Football Stadium, Marx Library, the Health Simulation building, Shelby Hall, Mitchell College of Business, the Mitchell Center, Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza and more.

We are excited to offer the opportunity for you and your family to explore campus and see the growth the University has made over the past decades.  Space is limited, so be sure to register soon.

▼   Back to Class

Be a student again for an hour during Back to Class. There is no registration required for the classes listed below. Simply drop in and remember what it was like to be a college student—at least for an hour!

 

CLASSES AT 9:05 – 9:55 AM
Class: Western Civilization 1       
Department: History       
Building: Humanities Building      
Address: 5991 USA Dr N 
Classroom: HUMB 170    
Professor: Robert Faust

 

Class: Linear Algebra 1   
Department: Mathematics          
Building: Mathematical Sciences and Physics Building       
Address: 411 University Blvd N   
Classroom: MSPB 360     
Professor: Drew Lewis

 

Class: Life Sciences 2
Department: Biology      
Building: Life Sciences Lecture Hall            
Address: 5871 USA Dr N 
Classroom: LSLH 003       
Professor: Leigh Delaney-Tucker

 

Class: College of Nursing open house and tour
Department: College of Nursing
Building: Health Sciences Building 
Classroom: Lobby
Register here. *Note: Registration for this event is separate from other Reunion activities.

 

Class: Honors Composition           
Department: English
Building: Humanities Building      
Address: 5991 USA Dr N
Classroom: HUMB 266    
Professor: Annmarie Guzy

 

Class: Introductory Analysis         
Department: Chemistry 
Building: Chemistry Building
Address: 6040 USA South Dr.
Classroom: CHEM 101
Professor: Jason Coym

 

CLASSES AT 10:10-11:00 AM

Class: English World Lit after 1650         
Department: English
Building: Humanities Building      
Address: 5991 USA Dr. North
Classroom: HUMB 208
Professor: Lisa Roddy

 

Class: AI Theory and Programming
Department: Computer Science
Building: Shelby Hall
Address: 150 Student Services Dr.
Classroom: SH 3304
Professor: Aviv Segev 

 

Class: Calculus 2
Department: Mathematics                          
Building: Mathematical Sciences and Physics Building       
Address: 411 University Blvd N   
Classroom: MSPB 350     
Professor: Christine Lee

 

Class: General Parasitology         
Department: Biology      
Building: Life Sciences Building   
Address: 5871 USA Dr N 
Classroom: LSCB  131      
Professor: Jack O'Brien

 

CLASSES AT 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM
Class: Network Infrastructure
Department: Information Systems and Technology
Building: Shelby Hall
Address: 150 Student Services Drive
Classroom: SH 2121
Professor: Ricky Green


Class: Western Civilization 1
Department: History       
Building: Humanities Building      
Address: 5991 USA Dr N 
Classroom: HUMB 362    
Professor: David Messenger

 

Class: Calculus 3
Department: Mathematics                          
Building: Mathematical Sciences and Physics Building       
Address: 411 University Blvd N   
Classroom: MSPB 345     
Professor: Elena Pavelescu

 

Class: Genetics 
Department: Biology      
Building: Life Sciences Lecture Hall            
Address: 5871 USA Dr N 
Classroom: LSLH 003       
Professor: Jason Strickland

 

Class: Critical Thinking
Department: Philosophy               
Humanities Building        
Address: 5991 USA Dr N 
Classroom: HUMB 136    
Professor: Alex Whalen

 

Class: French 2  
Department: Modern Languages              
Building: Humanities Building      
Address: 5991 USA Dr N 
Classroom: HUMB 310    
Professor: Susan McCready

▼   Meet and Greet with Head Football Coach Kane Wommack

Hancock Whitney Stadium Hargrove Club
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free, but registration is required. Registration for this event will end on September 17 or when capacity is reached.
Parking: Hancock Whitney Stadium South parking lot, outside of gates 2 and 3.
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Join new head football coach Kane Wommack for a meet and greet at the Hargrove Club inside Hancock Whitney Stadium. Light refreshments will be served.

▼   Hancock Whitney Stadium Tour

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Cost: Free, but registration is required. Registration for this event will end on September 17 or when capacity is reached.
Parking: Hancock Whitney Stadium South parking lot, outside of gates 2 and 3.
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Tour USA’s newest sports facility—Hancock Whitney Stadium—and get a behind-the scenes peek into the 25,000-seat stadium.

▼   USA Health Culinary Medicine Demonstration

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $15 per person includes a light lunch.
Parking Location: USA Health Mobile Diagnostic Center; University Commons, 75 S. University Blvd., Suite 6000 A, Mobile, AL 36608.
*Capacity: This event has a limited capacity of 20 registrants. Only 20 tickets will be sold.*
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The USA Health Culinary Medicine Program aims to motivate individuals to eat more fruits and vegetables and arm them with the cooking skills they need to prepare the meals. Dr. Robert Israel, a board-certified internal medicine physician with USA Health, will lead you in creating a meal that is healthy, quick and delicious.

About Dr. Robert Israel:

Dr. Israel earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed his residency at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

“I gradually learned over years of practice that most chronic diseases I was treating in the office -- cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, falls with injury and such -- were actually lifestyle diseases or related to unhealthy lifestyle choices,” Dr. Israel said. “The way we in healthcare were dealing with that was not working. In fact, it was failing miserably.”

Israel looked into what other universities were piloting and delved into Michael Pollen’s “Food Rules,” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” What he learned was life changing. “I also realized that saying, ‘Go eat more vegetables and fruit’ to a patient, who might not even know how to hold a knife, made no sense,” he said. “So, we had to start where our grandmothers and great-grandmothers started, in the prep."

▼   Keynote speaker John Quiñones

1 – 2 pm
Mitchell Center
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
Parking Location: Mitchell Center
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John Quiñones

About John Quiñones

Combining a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights, and a powerful presence, John Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring keynotes in the speaking world today. His moving presentations focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the life-changing power of education, champion the Latino American Dream, and provide thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.

A lifetime of “never taking no for an answer” took Quiñones from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC News and the anchor desk at 20/20 and Primetime. Along the way, he broke through barriers, won the highest accolades, and became a role model for many.

Known for truly connecting with audiences and leaving them uplifted and inspired, Quiñones delivers a powerful message of believing in one’s self, never giving up, and always, always doing the right thing. As host and creator of What Would You Do?, the highly-rated, hidden camera ethical dilemma newsmagazine now in its 14th season, Quiñones has literally become “the face of doing the right thing” to millions of fans. It’s a role that he has enthusiastically embraced off camera, with a popular book and keynote presentations that challenge both business and general audiences to examine the What Would You Do? moments we face every day. This work and his many achievements were recently recognized with honorary Doctorate degrees from Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia and Utah Valley University.

▼   Individual College/School Events

College of Arts and Sciences

Alabama Power Coastal Weather Research Center
Weather Center Tours and Student Broadcast Demonstrations.
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Science Laboratory Building Room 110
No registration required.

Glass Blowing Demonstration | 2:30 p.m.
Ceramic Demonstration | 3:00 p.m
Student artwork displays, MFA exhibit, and department tour | 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Building
No registration required.

School of Computing
Self-guided tour of the School of Computing.
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Shelby Hall
No registration required.

College of Education & Professional Studies
Guided tours of the College and educational technology demonstration.
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
University Commons Building
No registration required.

College of Engineering
Tour the College of Engineering.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Meet in the lobby of Shelby Hall.
No registration required.

Archaeology Museum exhibit
50 Years of South Alabama Archaeology
2:30 - 4:30 pm.
6050 USA Dr. South
No registration required.

College of Nursing
3 – 4 p.m.
College of Nursing (Health Sciences Building), Room 1013
This is an opportunity for our College of Nursing alumni to receive free 1.0 CEU (Registered Nurses and other healthcare providers). A College of Nursing faculty member will present on the health promotion and wellness benefits related to culinary medicine. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required.
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*Note: Registration for the College of Nursing event is separate from other Reunion activities.

HEART Project Showcase
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Health Science Building, 2nd floor
No registration required.

Graduate School
The USA Graduate School will host a Graduate Programs Fair.
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Student Center Terrace
No registration required.

Honors College
Open House, Honors style.  All are welcome!
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
The Seamen's Bethel
No registration required.

Marx Library
The Marx Library is home to five unique art galleries: Gallery Hall, Gallery 181, 2nd Floor Gallery and the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art. Alumni are invited to visit these galleries as well as the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book & Manuscript Library, which features an exhibit on oral history and community work.
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Marx Library
No registration required.

Mitchell College of Business
Self-guided tour of the college.
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Mitchell College of Business
No registration required.

Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Open House
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions lobby
No registration required.

▼   Class of 2020 Recognition Ceremony

5 – 7 pm
Mitchell Center
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
Parking Location: Mitchell Center

We are thrilled to welcome back our 2020 Spring and Summer graduates for a special ceremony at the Mitchell Center on Friday, October 1. Alumni from this class will have the opportunity to dress in their regalia and walk across the stage to be honored for their achievements by University leadership. Participants must register by August 30.

**The deadline to register for the Class of 2020 ceremony was September 1. Online registration is no longer available. Please email graduation@southalabama.edu regarding event participation or call the Registrar's Office at (251) 460-6251. We apologize for any inconvenience**

▼   USA Medical Alumni Association Social

6 – 8 pm
USA Faculty Club
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
Parking Location: USA Faculty Club
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The University of South Alabama Medical Alumni Association (MAA) will host a social for all graduates of the USA College of Medicine and their families on Friday, October 1 from 6 – 8 pm at the USA Faculty Club. This event is open to all College of Medicine alumni, faculty and staff. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

▼   Golden Jaguars Dinner and Reunion (Classes of 1967-1971)

5:30 – 7 pm
MacQueen Alumni Center
Cost: $30 per person
Parking Location: Humanities Building parking lot, behind the MacQueen Alumni Center
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Alumni who graduated between 1967 and 1971 are considered our honored Golden Jaguars. This year we celebrate the Classes of 1970 and 1971 on the 50th anniversary of their graduations. Join us for dinner and a special presentation at the MacQueen Alumni Center. Golden Jaguars and their guests who attend the Golden Jaguar Dinner are invited to attend the All-Alumni Reunion at no additional charge.

▼   All-Alumni Party at Moulton Tower

6:30 – 9 pm
Mitchell Center Lawn, Moulton Tower
Cost: $45 adults | $20 ages 6-12
Parking Location: Mitchell Center
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Alumni from all classes are invited to attend the All-Alumni party and dinner on the lawn of the Mitchell Center. Reunite with fellow alumni while enjoying a shrimp boil, cash bar and entertainment by the Red Clay Strays band. Menu includes shrimp with corn on the cob, Conecuh sausage, red potatoes; grilled oysters, chicken and sausage gumbo, chicken wings, vegetarian stuffed peppers, dessert and a cash(less) bar. Note: USA is a cashless campus.

Saturday, October 2

▼   Alumni Tailgate Party | 4 - 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 adults, $12 children ages 5-10, no charge for children four years old and younger.
Parking Location: See Game Day Parking Passes below.
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Join us at MacQueen Alumni Center for the best tailgating party on campus! Enjoy delicious food and refreshments, a cash bar with beer and wine and live music. Let’s get excited about the Jaguars vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football game! Tailgate party menu includes fried catfish, hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans and ice cream treats. Cash(less) bar will be available. The Alumni Association will have golf carts to transport alumni and friends who attend the Alumni Tailgate to and from Hancock Whitney Stadium between 4 - 6:30 p.m.

▼   Individual College/School Tailgates | 1 - 3 p.m.

College of Nursing Alumni Tailgate
Lot 103, Spot 5

Meet the Dean and faculty, and socialize with fellow alumni. There will be a drawing for fun College of Nursing giveaways, and food will be provided.

Register here. *Note: Registration for the College of Nursing event is separate from other Reunion activities.

▼   USA Jaguars vs. Louisiana Football game | 7 p.m.

Cost: $15 per ticket
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It’s time to cheer the Jaguars to victory against the Ragin’ Cajuns! Reunion seating will be located in the southwest corner of the Stadium, sections 201-204, with access to the Michelob Ultra Terrace. Interested in purchasing football season tickets? Visit USAJaguars.com or call or text (251) 461-1USA.

Please review the Hancock Whitney Stadium clear bag policy.

▼   Game Day Parking Passes

Cost: $20 per vehicle
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Parking Lot: 607 (South Humanities Lot) and 608 (Communications Lot)

Shuttle Stops: There will be free shuttles from Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza and on North Drive.  Shuttles will drop off at the northeast corner of the stadium near Gate 1.

Please review the Hancock Whitney Stadium clear bag policy.

*Note: Hancock Whitney Stadium is a cashless facility; only debit and credit cards will be accepted at concessions, game day store, etc.

Sunday, October 3

▼   Champagne Brunch

10:30 am – 12 pm
MacQueen Alumni Center
Parking Location: Humanities Building parking lot, behind MacQueen Alumni Center
Cost: $50 per person; includes brunch and two drink tickets for wine, beer or mimosas.
Capacity: This event has limited seating for 250 guests.
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Don’t miss the last event of Alumni Reunion Weekend! Join your fellow alumni for a morning of great food, champagne and music by the Blow House Brass Band.  Menu includes eggs Benedict bar, omelet bar, biscuits and gravy, bacon, Conecuh sausage, au gratin potatoes and grits bar with creole shrimp sauce. 

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will be refunded if you cancel on or before September 15, 2021. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder and will be credited based on the method of purchase. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee(s). For additional information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (251) 460-7084 or email alumni@southalabama.edu.

Contact

Office of Alumni Relations
(251) 460-7084
alumni@southalabama.edu