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Class of ’77 40 Year Reunion

November 17-19, 2017
College Station, TX


Printable Registration Form


HOWDY Class of ’77 – First in the Second Century!!

Let’s circle November 17-18, 2017 on our calendars and come home to College Station to celebrate our 40 Year Class Reunion!  We’ve planned plenty of time to visit old haunts, explore new ones, marvel how much B-CS has grown, reconnect with friends, and (hopefully) watch the Ags BTHO Ole Miss!  

What’s happening, when, and where can be found in the information listed below.

Friday

  • 4 p.m. -- “Behind the Scenes” tours of Kyle Field
  • 6 p.m. -- Tour of Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park
  • 7 - 9 p.m. – Reception/buffet at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park Diamond Club 
  • After the reception, the Aurora Room of the Stella Hotel provides another option for visiting, light snacks, and cash bar. 

Saturday

  • Start the day with breakfast tacos at The Stella.
  • We move to Reunion Central at The Association of Former Students building. Times are uncertain until the TV folks tell us what time kickoff will be.
  • Class meeting will be two hours before kickoff; if it is an 11 am kickoff, we will meet after the game.  Chow down on fajitas, fixin’s, and a cash bar.
  • The Class group picture will be taken Saturday on The Association’s Ring Plaza, so be sure to wear your Aggie colors.
  • Watching the game in The Association’s building will be in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that will give us plenty of time to visit with classmates (read: air-conditioned, food and drink nearby, no rain to worry about).
  • The Stella’s Aurora Room will be open after the game if you’re game!

Need to Know

  1. The fabulous new Stella Hotel will be the Reunion Headquarters. You can pick up registration packets and pre-ordered reunion shirts starting on Friday at Blue Bell Park.

  2. Reunion shirts must be pre-ordered.  None will be available Post-Reunion. Several shirt styles are available at the CC Creations website:  Class of ’77 Shirts

  3. Remember the slide show of legacy and current photos shown at the 35th Reunion? We hope to update it and use as background “entertainment” on Saturday.  (The photos you submitted last time are still in the slide show!)  PLEASE email additional photos to class@aggienetwork.com.  These can be “vintage” or current shots of you and your classmates. Mention “Class of ’77 Photos for the Reunion” in the subject line.

  4. The current Class Agent team is planning on running again. Polly Marek, Rae Oldham, Doris Koch and Troie Burch have volunteered for another term. IF ANYONE else is in interested in running, please inform Josh Reinbolt ’99, jreinbolt99@aggienetwork.com. There is a section below on Class Agent responsibilities for more details or please feel free to ask Josh or any of us if you have questions. 

Please contact Classmates and encourage them to come to the Reunion. We really look forward to seeing you soon!!

See you at the Reunion!

Polly, Rae, Doris and Troie

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*Transportation is on your own* 

Friday, November 17
TIME EVENT LOCATION
2:45 p.m. Reunion registration and check-in opens Diamond Club, Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park
4 p.m. Kyle Field Tour Kyle Field, (Tour starts outside Entrance 8 on the east side of the stadium.)
6 p.m. Olsen Field Tour Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park
7 p.m. Class of '77 Reception (cash bar) begins Diamond Club, Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park
7:30 p.m. Buffet opens Diamond Club, Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park
9 p.m. Event concludes Diamond Club, Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park
9:30 p.m. - Midnight Hospitality Room open Stella Hotel, Hershel Room
Saturday, November 18
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:30 a.m. Reunion registration and check-in Stella Hotel, Aurora Room
9 - 11 a.m. Saturday Morning Breakfast Stella Hotel, Aurora Room
3:30 p.m. Reunion registration and check-in continues Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
4 p.m.  Class Photo  Haynes Ring Plaza
4:15 p.m. Class business meeting & Class Agent elections Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
Speaker: Dr. Anne Reber, Dean of Student Life
Speaker: Tom Reber, Associate VP of Student Affairs
5:30 p.m. Game Watch Party with Buffet and Cash Bar begins Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
6:00 p.m. Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center, Huddleston Video Wall
Post-Game Hospitality Room open Stella Hotel, Hershel Room


ACCOMMODATIONS

A block of rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the Class of '77 40 Year Reunion. Make your reservations by calling the Stella Hotel directly before Oct. 20, 2017 at (979) 773-1001 or by visiting the hotel website. Be sure to reference the Group Code: ACR1117 to receive the rate of $149/night, plus tax. If you prefer to stay at another hotel in the area, please call the Accommodations Hotline at (979) 260-9898 to check on hotel availability in the area. You may also go to the Bryan-College Station Accommodations website to book a room.

*The Stella Hotel
4100 Lake Atlas Drive — (979) 773-1001
$149/night, plus tax
Group Name: Class of '77
Group Code: ACR1117
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2017
Check-in time: 3 p.m.
Check-out time: Noon

*Almost sold out, limited rooms available

 

CHECK IN & REGISTRATION
Your nametags, an updated schedule of events and a list of pre-registered participants will be waiting for you at the Reunion Check-In Desk, which will open at the times listed on the schedule of events. All registrations received after the November 9 deadline will incur a $10 late fee. Registration will close after November 12. Walk-up Registration will be accepted based on availability.  Click Here to print or view a printable registration form or you can register online by click here.

CLASS SHIRT ORDER 

Your Class Agents have partnered with C.C. Creations of College Station to offer shirts for your 40 Year Reunion. You can now place an order for shirts by clicking here. The shirts can be picked-up at C.C. Creations during your Reunion weekend, located at 112 Holleman Drive, College Station, TX 77840. If you don't plan on attending the Reunion you can request to have the shirt mailed to you (for a small fee). For shipping, coordinate the arrangements with C.C. Creations when ordering the shirt. Click here for a map to C.C. Creations. 

Shirt options can also be viewed here.

Click Here to view online store for shirt orders.  Orders must be placed by October 31!


CAMPUS MAP

While the campus of Texas A&M may have changed a lot from when you were a student here, the Spirit of Aggieland remains the same. Click here for a current map of the Texas A&M campus. The map displays all current buildings on campus, and has a search bar where you can find where a particular building is locate



PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
 
*Please note that Friday, November 17, is Aggie Ring Day so traffic and parking will be crazy around the Alumni Center, Koldus Parking Garage and West Campus Parking Garage.  The campus garages charge an hourly rate.

 Friday:  

Guests can park at either Cain Garage or West Campus Garage for both the Kyle Field and Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park tours. Parking for the Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park tour can be found in Lot 100J, immediately outside the stadium, with the visitor parking pay station located on the third base side of the stadium.

For the Friday Class Dinner, guests can park in Lot 100J outside Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park for free after 6 p.m. There will be a basketball game at the same time and parking at Reed Arena will cost $5.

Saturday

For the Saturday morning breakfast, the Stella has complimentary self-parking at the hotel. 

For the Game Watching Party at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center, our visitor lot is free to the public, but spaces are limited. Koldus Parking Garage and West Campus Parking Garage will be available, but note that the campus garages charge an hourly rate.

Full parking details can be found on the Transportation website:

Visitor Parking

 

ATTIRE

Your Reunion is going to be a fun, casual affair. Feel free to dress comfortably as you will be walking across campus. Dress for the Game Watching Party is Aggie attire. Be sure to check the weather forecast before making your way to College Station and pack accordingly.

KYLE FIELD TOUR
Don't miss this special tour! You will be able to walk through the East side of the newly renovated Kyle Field. Your Class will have the opportunity to go inside Kyle Field and see the behind the scene operations of a stadium that holds over 102,000 spectators. Highlights include:  Cool Zone, selected club suites, press box, Letterman's lounge and you might be able to step foot on the turf of Kyle Field depending on the field conditions. Make sure and register for this event.

CLASS AGENT ELECTIONS
Class Agents serve as a liaison between their Class and The Association. This is the perfect opportunity to get involved as a former student, stay connected to the university and help lead your Class supporting A&M Elections are held in conjunction with your Reunions, so now is your chance!

Teams consist of two to five members of your Class and serve a five-year term. As a Class Agent you will serve on The Association of Former Students' Leadership Council, which  meets twice a year. The Association of Former Students provides orientation and resources to aid you in this role. Class Agents are responsible for keeping the Class informed through newsletters, web sites and emails, planning Class events and providing annual fund information to former students.

Class Agent elections will be held at the Class Business Meeting during your Reunion. Polly, Doris, Troie and Rae have agreed to run for another term if elected. For more information go to http://tx.ag/ClassAgent, e-mail Class@AggieNetwork.com or call (800) 633-7514 at least 7 days prior to your Reunion to get your name on the ballot! All nominations must be received by the Reunion Registration Deadline.

CENTURY CLUB DONATION
Your participation in the annual fund has a significant impact on the education experience of our students and provides the resources needed to support programs and activities for students and former students.  We appreciate that you choose to participate and support Aggies and Texas A&M.  Make a difference by donating now.

Levels of annual giving include:
Active - $1-$99
Bronze - $100-$249
Silver - $250-$499
Gold - $500-$999
Diamond - $1000-$1999
Double Diamond - $2000-$4999
Platinum - $5000-$9999
Double Platinum - $10,000 plus

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Association of Former Students has a fairly flexible cancellation policy. If you cannot attend your Reunion, or an event for which you have registered, please contact the Former Student Programs office (800-633-7514) no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 10. Your payment will be refunded with the exception of the registration fee. Registration changes after the Nov 10, deadline cannot be refunded as food orders will have been guaranteed. 

 

Address

505 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840

Phone Number

(979) 845-7514

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