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Alumni from far and wide come back to campus for Alumni Weekend 2023

We welcomed back hundreds of alumni, friends, and current and former faculty/staff on campus May 19-20 for the 2023 Alumni Weekend events. Alumni gathered at and around their alma mater to enjoy the two days with dear friends.

A variety of events marked the weekend. Activities and gatherings included the following:

  • The weekend started with Friday morning's in-person meeting of 5th-grade students and their Class of 1973 penpals. During the school year, these students and alumni exchanged old-fashioned letters via snail mail. On Friday, they finally connected at a classroom meet-and-greet, and the students took the alumni on tours throughout the school. 
  • The “Golden Knights” (alumni celebrating class reunions of 50 years and above) gathered at Head of School Bart Bronk’s home for a cocktail party on Friday evening. A group of about 50 alumni were there to reconnect and reminisce. 
  • Saturday morning set the scene for Alumni Weekend’s sixth-annual Detroit bus tour. The two-hour guided walking and bus tour featured stops at Burns Avenue in Indian Village, an urban prairie, the riverfront, and Midtown. Throughout the tour, University Liggett School Faculty Emeritus David Backhurst gave history lessons about each area and how each has changed.
  • On Saturday evening were class reunions for classes from graduating years ending in “3” and “8,” as well as the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Ceremony. ULS’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni is Adam Levinson ‘88, who was in attendance for the honor.