April 16 – 19, 2020

Centenary University has been focused on education for 153 years! Show your Cyclone pride as you experience Alumni Weekend 2020. Renew old friendships, network, meet President Dr. Bruce Murphy and much more!

Classes of 1969 and 1970 — Celebrate your 50th reunion at special events planned just for you. Share cherished memories with your classmates while hearing all about the innovation that is sweeping our campus. 

The Centenary University Campus Store will be open offering a full line of Cyclone swag from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday. If you’re not able to join us, take a selfie with your Centenary gear and post it on social media with the hashtag #CUatCentU.

Registration is Open Now!

Class of ’19 Registration Click Here 
50th Reunion Registration Click Here 
Alumni Registration Click Here 

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Wine and Cheese Reception
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  |  Reeves Gymnasium Foyer
Join us for a pre-fashion show gathering. Stay and cheer on the seniors in the Fashion Program as they show their collections. Registration required.

Annual Student Fashion Show
8:00 pm  |  Reeves Gymnasium
Fashion Program students present their senior projects in the yearly Fashion Show. This is a don’t miss Centenary University event! Registration required.

Friday, April 17, 2020

3 pm – 6 pm  | Front Parlours, Edward W. Seay Administration
Check in and pick up your tickets for the weekend’s activities.

Relay for Life
4 pm – 9 pm | Anderson Field
Relay for Life is the premier fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and this will be Centenary’s 2nd year hosting a Relay on campus. For those not familiar with the event, it is a walking relay in which teams share the task of walking for a number of hours and set up a campsite for rest, activities, and socializing in between laps. Fundraising activities take place throughout, and the continuous walking symbolizes the ongoing fight against cancer. Alumni can sign up to participate or donate on the the Centenary University Alumni Team page.

50th Reunion and Centenary Society Reception
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | President’s House
Meet President Murphy, his wife Jeanne, and their dog, Guideaux. Enjoy the evening as we recognize our Centenary Society members, Board of Trustees, and 50th Reunion classes. Registration required. By Invitation Only.

Meet and Greet
6 pm til closing | Bea McNally’s Irish Pub and Eatery 109 Grand Ave • Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Arrange to meet your friends and fellow alumni at one of CU’s favorite hangouts! Bea McNally’s is an authentic Irish pub offering great food and drink. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find it there. You can even enjoy karaoke starting at around 9 pm. Stop by the registration area in the Front Parlours, Edward W. Seay Administration from 3 – 6 pm or check in with the alumni representative at Bea’s between 6 pm and 9 pm to receive an Alumni Weekend 15% discount coupon.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

8 am – 5 pm | David and Carol Lackland Center Lobby
Check in and pick up your tickets for the weekend’s activities.

Earth Day activities
8 am – 2 pm | Front Lawn
Centenary University and the Hackettstown community are organizing the 12th annual free, open to the public, Earth Day Celebration! This is our annual outreach to the local community to raise awareness of Earth Day and sustainable living. Our volunteers will engage young people and adults with fun games, arts, and crafts.

Campus Tours
9:30 am | Outside of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building
Join fellow alumni for a tour of campus to see all of our newest additions.

Enactus Presentation*
10 am | David and Carol Lackland Center Classroom
An organization with a longstanding commitment to using entrepreneurial action as a catalyst for progress, the Enactus name was chosen by abbreviating the core principles “Entrepreneurial Action Us.” Come serve as an audience when our award-winning Enactus students test their presentation for the national competition. *Time subject to change.

History of Centenary
10 am | David and Carol Lackland Center Classroom
With Historian Ray Frey

Meet Your Alumni Board
11 am | Front Parlours, Edward W. Seay Administration
Meet the volunteers who work hard to represent our alumni. Interested in getting involved? These are the people to talk with about joining the Alumni Board.

President’s Welcome, Alumni Association Meeting and Awards Luncheon
11:30 am – 1 pm | Front Parlours, Edward W. Seay Administration
Following a warm welcome by Dr. Bruce Murphy, Centenary University’s new president, please join us as we honor Centenarians receiving special awards and vote on a new Alumni Association president. Registration required. Cost $15

Lunch with Students
12 pm – 2 pm | Lackland Dining Hall
See how well our students dine by joining them for lunch in the cafeteria. Registration required. Cost $10

Stage Combat
1:30 pm | David and Carol Lackland Center Classroom
With Stephen Davis, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts. This is a unique and fun opportunity for you to learn how to stage a realistic fight, and then do the makeup to show how badly you lost – or won!

Self-Guided Equestrian Center Tours
1:30 pm | Equestrian Center
Tour our beautiful Equestrian Center in Long Valley, meet students, and see expert riding.

Afternoon Tea 
3 pm – 4 pm | President’s House
Meet President and Mrs. Murphy, reminisce with classmates and other alumni, and enjoy lovely tea and pastries. Registration required. Cost $5

Chapel Service
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm | George H. Whitney Chapel, 2nd floor, Seay Building

Photo Time
5 pm – 5:45 pm | Front Lawn

50th Reunion Class Dinner
6 pm | Front Parlours, Edward W. Seay Administration
Celebrate this exciting milestone with your classmates and other Golden Alumni from earlier classes. Registration required.

Class Dinners
6 pm | Location TBD
Celebrate with your classmates and discuss your time at Centenary! Registration required. Cost $20

Centenary Stage Company Production
8 pm | Sitnik Theatre, Doors open at 7 pm
The Toxic Avenger – Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s cult film and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, The Toxic Avenger is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all: an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor, and two guys who play… well, everyone else… bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing back-up singers. Registration required. Special Alumni Ticket price $10. Seating is Limited.

Late Night Dessert Reception
10 pm | David and Carol Lackland Lobby
Enjoy a post theatre reception with delicious desserts. Registration required. Cost $5

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Farewell Brunch
9:30 am – 11:30 am | Lackland Dining Hall
Linger with your classmates over an informal brunch as the weekend winds down. Registration required. Cost $15