Alumni Reunion 2023

Join us for Reunion 2023!

Graduating classes ‘78, '83, '88, '93, '98, '03, '08, & '13 will be celebrating June 23-25, 2023 in Springfield.

Whether you are celebrating your 10-year or 45th anniversary (or a milestone in between), be sure to join us to connect with classmates and rediscover what makes the SIU School of Medicine genuinely outstanding.

Please complete our Alumni Memory Book form. Information submitted on this form will be compiled into a class-specific document for your class reunion.

Check out the full list of events on this page or use the quick links below for more information. 

See who is coming to reunion from your class! We'll update your class list each time we receive new registrations. 

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Opening Reception | Family Friendly
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Erin’s Pavilion – Southwind Park
4965 South 2nd St | Springfield

Erin's Pavilion

A supervised game area and the park playground are available for children. However, children must be accompanied by an adult. Casual dress is recommended. A cash bar and heavy appetizers will be provided compliments of Development & Alumni Relations.


Informal After-Party (This is not SIU sponsored)
Starting at 9:00 pm
Route 66 Motorheads Bar & Grill
600 Toronto Rd | Springfield

Route 66 Motorheads

Not ready to call it a night? Take a quick 4-minute drive down the road to Route 66 Motorheads and have a drink (or two) with other alumni at this fun and unique local hot-spot. Friday nights are known for hosting local bands in their Motordome entertainment complex!


Medical Student Breakfast & Panel
9:00 am – 10:00 am
South Auditorium
801 N Rutledge St

Students from years 1-4 will discuss
current trends in medical education, school
of medicine funding, the evolution of
experiential learning and more.

Memory Lane Tour 
10:15 am – 11:45 am 
Departs from the Medical Library   
801 N Rutledge St, fourth floor  

Medical students, along with Dean Kruse,   
will lead a walking tour of various points   
of interest on campus.


Class Lunches

Details and directions are provided
via individual class listserv before
the reunion.


Class of 1978
Hosted by Dr. Kevin Dorsey
Catered lunch provided for
$20/per person

Class of 1983
Hosted by Dr. Ron Romanelli
Catered lunch provided for
$20/per person

Class of 1988
Lunch on your own
Subject to change

Class of 1993
Lunch on your own
Subject to change

Class of 1998
Lunch on your own
Subject to change

Class of 2003
Hosted by Dr. Erin Stone
Catered lunch provided for
$20/per person

Class of 2008
Lunch on your own
Subject to change

Class of 2013
Route 66 Motorheads
600 Toronto Road
Order from the casual fare menu
and pay your own expenses
Kids activities available


Dinner at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum   
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm | ADULTS ONLY   
212 N 6th St | Springfield

Alumni/adult guest
$75 per person (plus fees) | cash bar

6:30 p.m. Reception
7:15 p.m. Dinner
8:30 p.m. Dean’s update
8:45 p.m. Announcements & Class photos

  • Cocktail attire recommended 
  • Parking garage located at Madison & 
    6th St 
  • The gift shop will be open to all guests 
    throughout the evening 
  • Exhibits available to view: 
    “Here I Have Lived: Home in Illinois” 
    “The Journeys and Treasures Gallery”


Informal After-Party (This is not SIU sponsored) 
Starting at 10:00 pm 
Celtic Mist Pub | 117 South 7th St | Springfield

Keep the party going! Just a 4-minute walk from the Museum (and only a 2-minute walk from the host hotel) is a local favorite, Celtic Mist Pub. Stop by for a drink (or two) and continue the conversations with your classmates and other alums.   


Forest Therapy with Cassandra Claman, MD ‘83 
9:00 am – 11:00 am 
Lincoln Memorial Gardens | 2301 E Lake Shore Dr | Springfield 
$25 suggested donation to Lincoln Memorial Gardens 

Forest Therapy, also called Forest Bathing, Nature Immersion, or Shinrin Yoku is a 
practice of deepening a sense of connection and relationship with nature through 
a 1.5 – 2 hours slow walk. A Forest Therapy walk is not a naturalist walk, a rigorous 
walk, or actual bathing (all clothes stay on). During this experience, the forest is 
considered the therapist while the guide helps the participant develop a more 
sensory and embodied relationship with the surrounding nature. Benefits may 
include lower blood pressure, and reduced anxiety and depression.

For more information, please contact the Development & Alumni Relations Office at 217-545-7800 or

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Please complete our Alumni Memory Book form no later than June 2.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 9 - Register here today! 
HOTEL BLOCK DEADLINE: JUNE 8 - Reserve your hotel room here

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