Calling all 1946-1970 graduates, or anyone who took classes during that time – you are invited to march in Lake Superior State University’s 2020 Commencement Ceremonies on May 2, as a member of LSSU’s Golden Grad Society! If you were on the campus of Lake Superior State College – or maybe it was the Sault Branch of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology when you attended – at least 50 years ago, then you qualify. If you didn’t receive a diploma, then we define your “graduation year” as the last year you were enrolled as a student.
The class of 1970 and any Golden Grads attending the reunion for the first time will be presented with a commemorative medallion that features the official LSSU seal and the words “Sault Branch” in recognition of this significant personal anniversary.
Golden Grads are invited to attend a reception at the home of LSSU President Dr. Rod Hanley Friday evening – sponsored by the Ojibway Hotel, and they lead the Commencement processional into Taffy Abel Ice Arena Saturday morning. See photos from 2019.
If you will be participating in the Commencement exercise, academic regalia is required. If you already own a cap and gown and wish to wear it, we welcome you to do so. If you need a cap and gown, please let us know your height and weight, and we will order everything for you – compliments of the alumni Association. Your regalia will be in the Bud Cooper Gym for robing at 10:15 am
Please RSVP by March 13 online; by mail at LSSU Alumni Relations, 650 W. Easterday Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783; or by phone 906-635-2831. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 906-635-2831.
Here is the weekend event schedule:
Friday, May 1
1 – 5 pm Engineering Senior Presentations and Demonstrations, CASET
7 pm Golden Grad Reception, Home of LSSU President
Saturday, May 2
10:15 am Gather in Bud Cooper Gym for robing and photos
10:45 am Commencement Line-up, Bud Cooper Gym. Those with walking difficulties will be pre-seated.
11:00 am Commencement Ceremony, Taffy Abel Arena
1:30 pm Distinguished Teacher Reception, Cisler Center
Gift for Today’s Students
Established in 2015 and now fully endowed by LSSU Golden Grads, the Golden Graduate Society Scholarship provides financial assistance to students majoring full time in any course of study. Please consider a gift to ensure that today’s young students can enjoy the same opportunities you were offered, and leave a permanent legacy to your educational experience.
Rooms at the Ojibway Hotel are available at the special Golden Graduate rate of $109 nightly, including breakfast. The Ojibway hotel is under new management. Call 906-632-4100 and reserve your room today!
Each year we compile a Memory Book filled with anecdotes, narratives and memories of our Golden Grads. All Golden Grads attending the reunion will receive a printed copy. Whether or not you come to campus that weekend, we would love to include your memories in our book. Submit your memories online or mail them to: LSSU Alumni office, 650 W. Easterday Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.
We hope you will be able to join us!