Event for Golden Reunion Celebration - Classes of 1970 and 1971

Golden Reunion Celebration - Classes of 1970 and 1971

Mark your calendars for July 13-14, 2021, as we celebrate the Classes of 1970 and 1971 during a spectacular celebration, the largest in our history! Be sure to make your hotel reservations soon! 

The time of your Golden Reunion gathering is fast approaching! Your alma mater looks forward to celebrating your Golden Reunion with you July 13-14, 2021. The 50th year class reunions have grown in attendance and excitement as alumni return to reconnect with beloved classmates, friends and the university. We are delighted to prepare a few days full of activities in your honor!

We sincerely hope you come home to Concordia to celebrate, share your favorite memories and nurture your enthusiasm and love for Concordia, past, present and future.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Alumni Office.

1970 Look Who's Coming! 

1971 Look Who's Coming!


Registration is $160 for class members and $105 for your guest. This includes meals, registration materials and your Golden Reunion Commemorative Medallion.

Register Now

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 12

Check into Dorm or Hotel Lodging Options All Day

Tuesday, July 13

Registration/check-in/coffee social 8-10 a.m.

Janzow Campus Center

With refreshments. Infused water, 10:31 open, donuts available, photo booths, yearbooks

Campus Tours 10 a.m.

Janzow Campus Center lobby

Golf carts available

Buffet Lunch 12 p.m.

Janzow Campus Center—Cattle Conference Room

Taco salad bar

Welcome and Introduction 1:30-2 p.m.

Weller Chapel

Interim President's State of the University Address

Break 2 p.m.

Class of '70 and '71 Meeting 2:15-3 p.m.

Weller Chapel
  • Class Endowment Establishment and Goal—Larry Irmer '70
  • Ways to Make a Gift to the Endowment—Scott Seevers, Senior Director of Development and Engagement
  • Alumni Events—Jen Furr, Senior Director of Alumni and University Relations

Class of 1970 Reunion Group Photo 3:10 p.m.

Weller Hall front steps

All attendees will receive a print of the photo

Class of 1971 Reunion Group Photo 3:20 p.m.

Weller Hall front steps

All attendees will receive a print of the photo

Combined Class Group Photo 3:30 p.m.

Weller Hall front steps

All attendees will receive a print of the photo

Ice Cream Social 3:45 p.m.

Grass area behind Link Library

Complimentary. Picnic tables, tables and chairs provided

Evening Class of 1970 and 1971 Reunion Gathering 5 p.m.

Nebraska National Guard Museum,  201 N. 8th Street, Seward, NE

Museum tour and walk-through open at 5 p.m.
Casual Social and Dinner at 6 p.m.
Outdoor tent with seating
Cash bar available: Bottle Rocket Brewing (beer, wine and mixed drinks)
Caterer: Valentino's Pizza (salad, pasta, pizza, breadsticks, dessert)
Evening entertainment: Jazz Band from Concordia University, Nebraska’s music department led by senior music student, Noah Freeman (’21) at the National Guard Museum outdoor amphitheater
Attire: Casual. Please wear comfortable shoes

Wednesday, July 14

Breakfast Buffet 7:30-8:45 a.m.

Janzow Campus Center Cafeteria

Life-long Learning Sectionals 9-10:45 a.m.


(Guest sign up for 2 options)
Session 1

  • Thom 111
    9-9:45 Charitable Estate Planning and Investment Services Available to You Through Concordia's Partnership with the LCMS Foundation and the Lutheran Church Extension Fund 
  • Thom 113
    9-9:45 Faculty Panel—Representatives from each department 

Session 2:

  • Thom 111
    10-10:45 Concordia History—Dr. Jerry Pfabe 
  • Thom 113
    10-10:45 Performance Activities—Concordia athletics, music, drama/theatre, speech

Chapel 11 a.m.

Weller Auditorium

Lunch on Own 12 p.m.

On campus (if Doghouse is open) or downtown Seward

Game and Social Time 1:30-4 p.m.

Janzow Campus Center

10:31 Coffee Shop open
Build your own trail mix (complimentary)
Bingo—Cattle Conference Room
Card and board games—Janzow Lobby
Social time with yearbooks and photo booths

Class of 1970 and 1971 Reunion Banquet 5 p.m.

5 p.m. Social Hour, Seward County Fairgrounds, Ag Pavillion
6 p.m. Class Processional, Banquet and Dinner
Class Representative Messages
Dinner catered by Kerry's, cash bar available by Sparetime
Light music provided after dinner
Attire: Church or business casual

Lodging Options

On Campus

  • Lodging is available in our residence halls for July 12, 13 and 14 for $50 per night, includes 2 twin beds per room.
  • Residence hall guests will be required to purchase a $30 linen package that includes 2 sheets, 1 blanket, 1 pillow, 2 towels and 2 washcloths. 
  • You can book your room at the time you register for the Reunion.

Hotel Block

A block of rooms is also available under your class name at:

Cobblestone Inn and Suites 
2575 Progressive Road
Seward, NE 
Rate should be around $100 (before taxes)

Memory Book

Class members are invited to reflect on how the Lord has shaped their lives since their time at Concordia. For those attending the reunion or not, you may purchase a copy of the Memory Book for $25 through the online order form. Entries must be submitted by April 1 to guarantee they'll make it into the bound book.

Submit Your Memory Book Page

For any questions about the Golden Reunion, please contact:

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Jennifer Furr

Senior Director of Alumni and University Relations

Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations


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