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Alumni Weekend Virtual Lunch and Learn: 

We had a phenomenal and engaging “Zoom” Lunch and Learn thanks to our 2020 Distinguished Alumna, Dr. Kristen Feemster ’91: a pediatric infectious disease and public health specialist. More than 50 alumni, parents and friends of the school participated in this virtual event - some from as far away as Florida and Alaska. Kristen first offered up an informative presentation that centered around vaccines, vaccine production and Covid-19; she then fielded many topical questions from our curious attendees. Special thanks goes to Kristen who took time out of her very busy schedule to provide us with this informative afternoon. We look forward to officially honoring her as our 2020 Distinguished Alumnus on Saturday, October 17. Thank you to everyone who joined, it was a terrific event!

Click below to view a PDF of Dr. Feemster's presentation

2020 Alumni Weekend is Postponed

Will be held Homecoming weekend:
Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to remain socially distanced through the end of April (and possibly longer), we have decided that it is in everyone’s best interest for us to postpone our 2020 Alumni Weekend festivities.

We are still working out the details, but we plan to offer a fun array of events including our annual All-Alumni Cocktail Reception, our 2020 Distinguished Alumni Ceremony honoring Dr. Kristen Feemster ’91, Reunion Class Dinners and more during Homecoming weekend on Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17.

Many schools like ours combine their Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, and this gives us an excuse to try it out. It also gives you – our spirited alumni — a chance to spend Saturday, October 17 at school cheering on our Knights at the many sports events and activities that will occur that day. In addition, we will host our annual Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, October 16.

It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend and we are all looking forward to seeing you here on campus … in person … in October.

All paid Alumni Weekend registrations will be refunded to the original payment method used. We will set up a new 2020 Alumni Weekend registration page in the coming weeks.


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Alumni Facts & Figures

  • University Liggett School is the oldest independent school in Michigan
  • We are comprised of four predecessor schools:
    • The Liggett School, founded in 1878
    • Detroit University School, founded in 1899
    • Grosse Pointe Country Day School, founded in 1915
    • Grosse Pointe University School, founded in 1954
  • We have almost 4,600 active alumni in more than 21 countries around the world
  • With more than 175 Knights in the state, New York has the highest number of alumni outside of Michigan
  • Our alumni have won Pulitzer Prizes, Tony and Emmy Awards, and have medaled in the Olympics
  • ULS graduates have won Fulbright and Rhodes Scholarships
  • We currently have 17 faculty/staff emeritus
  • Longest-serving teacher? Francis J McCann (47 years)
  • Alumni are the largest donors to the Annual Fund
  • We are called the Knights because DUS was once housed in a building known as “The Castle”

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