A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Springfield Hotel. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Springfield at 700 East Adams Street. Parking is convenient in the adjacent municipally-owned parking garage. The current parking rate is $8.00 per day.
Make hotel reservations online via the Hilton's personalized group page by
. You may also make a reservation by phone at 217-789-1530. If making reservations by phone, be sure to mention you are with "SIU School of Medicine Reunion" to receive the special rate of $109 single, double, triple or quad occupancy. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check in. Non-smoking rooms have been requested.
Friday, June 27
Opening Reception for All Class Years
6:30 - 9:00 pm Island Bay Yacht Club: 76 Yacht Club Road, Springfield.
Distinct areas will be established for each class year. Families are welcome to attend. The heated pool will be available for children (pool closes at 8:00 pm); a life guard will be on duty. A game area will be organized for children who do not wish to swim, but a parent must accompany the child. Casual dress recommended. Sweaters or light jackets are encouraged due to lake breezes.
Let us be the chauffer while you enjoy the Friday night reception with your classmates. Transportation will be provided from the Hilton Hotel to Island Bay Yacht Club. Shuttles will leave the Hilton between 6:10 - 7:00 pm from the hotel´s main entrance on Adams Street. Return shuttles will operate from Island Bay Yacht Club at 9:00 pm.
Saturday, June 28
Memory Lane Tour
Departure from Pearson Museum (801 N. Rutledge)
Walking tour of various points of interest on campus conducted by student ambassadors and Dr. J. Kevin Dorsey, Dean and Provost. Coffee service provided in Pearson Museum prior to tour.
Details and directions provided via individual class listserv.
Class of 1979
Picnic hosted by David and Ingrid Alexander. Food and drinks provided for $12 adults.
Class of 1989
Lunch in the clubhouse at Longbridge Golf Course, 1055 W. Camp Sangamo Rd, Springfield, IL. Alumni
and guests will order from menu.
Class of 1999
Picnic at Erin´s Pavilion, 4965 S. 2nd St, Springfield, IL. Food and non-alcoholic drinks provided for $12 adults (cash bar) and $6 children (ages
Class of 2004
Picnic at Washington Park Pavilion, 1400 Williams Blvd., Springfield, IL. Food and non-alcoholic
drinks provided for $12 adults and $6 children (ages 6-12). BYOB.
If specific class activites are scheduled by your class reunion committee, you will be notified via email on the class listserv. Make sure you provide a current email address >
Saturday, June 28
Hilton Hotel - Pinnacle Club - 30th Floor
Enjoy an array of food stations while mingling with classmates.
Host bar until 11 pm.
7:00 - 11:00 pm
Cheers and Reunion Celebration -
Appetizers and Food Stations
Hilton Hotel - Pinnacle Club - 30th floor
700 E. Adams Street
(Business casual; spouse/adult guest welcome)
Alumni Class photos
10:00 pm - midnight
For those who wish to dance (optional; otherwise
stay and mingle in the Pinnacle Club).
Conference Center Foyer - Mezzanine level