Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 5:30 PM EDT
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club 
200 W. Park Avenue
State College, PA 16803

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Lisa M. Spicer
Coordinator for Alumni, Development, and Advancement
Penn State Engineering Science and Mechanics 

2019 ESM Golden Decade Alumni Reunion 

The ESM Golden Decade Alumni Reunion celebrates alumni who graduated 50 years ago, as well as alumni celebrating their 45th, 40th, 30th, 20th, and 10th reunions. All alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago are inducted as Golden Decade Fellows to honor their lifetime accomplishments.

The 2019 Golden Decade Reunion will take place on May 30 and May 31, 2019, and will honor graduates from the class of 1969 or earlier, and also alumni who graduated in 1974, 1979, 1989, 1999, and 2009.

We invite you to join us for a evening reception and celebration banquet at the Nittany Lion Inn on Thursday, May 30, and for our program of events in the ESM department on Friday morning, May 31, beginning with breakfast.

All attendees are also invited to the College of Engineering's "Meet the Dean" luncheon with Dean Justin Schwartz and fellow engineering alumni on May 31. You must register separately for this event on the We Are Weekend website.

Please note: This year's event will be held in conjunction with We Are Weekend 2019 (formally Traditional Reunion Weekend and Alumni Reunion Weekend). We Are Weekend is the premier Penn State Alumni Association summer event, designed to give Penn Staters of all ages, backgrounds, and interests an opportunity to customize their weekend schedule and spend time with family, friends, and classmates.

Additional Information:

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 30

  • 5:30 p.m. Reception: Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club
  • 6:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner: Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club
  • 7:30 p.m. Celebration Program: Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club

Friday, May 31

  • 8:15 a.m. Breakfast: Earth and Engineering Sciences Building lobby
  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome and State of the Department by Judith Todd, P.B. Breneman Chair and Department Head: 114 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
  • 9:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:00 a.m. Faculty Presentation (Speaker is TBD)
  • 10:45 a.m. Meet ESM Faculty and Students
  • 11:30 a.m. Depart to Dean’s Luncheon
  • 12:00 p.m. Dean’s Luncheon, Nittany Lion Inn, Assembly Room


This event is free for all ESM alumni and one guest. 

For questions or more information, contact Lisa M. Spicer, coordinator for alumni, development, and advancement, at 814-867-1569 or alumnirelations@esm.psu.edu.

Planning Your Trip

Nittany Lion Inn:

Please call 814-865-8500 or toll-free at 1-800-233-7505or visit www.nittanylioninn.psu.edu to make your hotel reservation.

Rooms have been reserved at a nightly rate of $145. Reference group code: ALUM19A.

Penn Stater Hotel:

Please call 814-863-5000 or toll-free at 1-800-233-7505, or visit www.thepennstaterhotel.psu.edu to make your hotel reservation. 

Rooms have been reserved at a nightly rate of $109. Reference group code: ALUM19B.

Reservations for either hotel may also be made on the Penn State Hospitality Services website.

*Please note: Reserve your room as soon as possible, as rooms fill up quickly due to We Are Weekend. Rooms are available on first come, first served basis.

Campus Transportation:

For campus transportation information, visit www.transportation.psu.edu.