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Class of '88 30 Year Reunion

Printable Registration Form

September 14-16, 2018

College Station, TX

HOWDY
Howdy, Ags!

The hot summer has rolled in, which means football is right around the corner! You know what that means... the Class of 1988 30 Year Reunion is coming up soon on Sept. 14-16, when the fightin' Texas Aggies take on the University of Louisiana at Monroe!

Our schedule includes a Friday Night Class Dinner prior to heading to Yell Practice, a Saturday tailgate in the comfort of A/C at the MSC overlooking Kyle Field prior to kickoff, and optional tours of the MSC, the Quad, and Kyle Field.

We are also excited to announce that former Aggie Football Head Coach Jackie Sherrill will be our guest speaker at the Friday Night Class Dinner!

But, first things first … we want to make sure that Classmates who need rooms in the hotel room block get their reservations in! Since the original Reunion date was moved, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to change their reservations to the new date. Below are some instructions.

We look forward to seeing everyone in September. Thanks and gig 'em!

David Mendoza dmendoza@aggienetwork.com
Sherri Balzen Sechrist ssechrist88@aggienetwork.com
Keith Wall KWall88@aggienetwork.com
Tara Zinsmeister Yancy tzyancy@verizon.net

ACCOMMODATIONS
A block of rooms is available on a first-come, first-served basis for the Class of '88 30 Year Reunion. Make your reservations by visiting the Hyatt Place College Station website, or calling directly at 1 (888) 591-1234 before Aug.  27. Be sure to reference the Group Code: G-C88R to receive the special group rate for the weekend. 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. Call and make your reservation today as many of the hotels fill up fast! 

Hyatt Place College Station — Reunion Headquarters hotel
1100 University Dr, College Station, TX 77840 — (979) 846-9800
$159/night, plus tax
Group Name: Class of '88 30 Year Reunion
Code: G-C88R
Deadline: August 27, 2018
Check-in time: 4 p.m. 
Check-out time: Noon

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 August 30 deadline will incur a $10 late fee. Registration will close after September 6. Walk-up Registration will be accepted based on availability. 

Registration fees help cover expenses that include facility rental, event gratuity, audio/visual equipment needs, Reunion gift, and other administrative costs.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, Sept. 14
8 a.m. Golf Outing TAMU Golf Course
Noon Check-in and registration opens Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
1 p.m. Kyle Field Tour Kyle Field, West Side, Entrance 3
2 p.m. MSC Tour Loyalty Entrance across from Kyle Field and E. King Gill Statue
3 p.m. Quad Tour Quad Arches by Corps Plaza
5:30 p.m. Check-in and registration continues Student Rec Center, Archery Room, Room 243
6 p.m. Welcome Reception (with cash bar) Student Rec Center, Archery Room, Room 243
7 p.m. Buffet opens Student Rec Center, Archery Room, Room 243
Speaker: Jackie Sherrill, Former Texas A&M Head Football Coach 1982-1988
9 p.m. Event Concludes
11 p.m. Meet for Midnight Yell E. King Gill, Northeast Plaza of Kyle Field
Midnight Midnight Yell Kyle Field East side
Saturday, Sept. 15
3 p.m. Check-in and registration opens Memorial Student Center, Bethancourt Ballroom
3:30 p.m. Class BBQ Tailgate Memorial Student Center, Bethancourt Ballroom
4 p.m. Class Business Meeting Memorial Student Center, Bethancourt Ballroom

5:30 p.m.

Event Concludes
6:30 p.m. Texas A&M vs. University of Louisiana-Monroe Kyle Field
Sunday, Sept. 16
On-your-own Breakfast (Student Groups and Outfit time)
Depart at your leisure

MENU
-Friday Dinner: Mesquite smoked brisket and sausage. Includes creamed corn, pinto beans, potato salad, fixin's, and peach cobbler. 
-Saturday Tailgate: Mesquite grilled beef and chicken fajitas with sautéed bell peppers and oinions. Served with creamed corn, Spanish rice, pinto beans, fixin's, and apple cobbler. 

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 any particular building is located.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Friday Activities: Free parking is first-come, first-served at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center for the Kyle Field Tour and Quad Tour, or you can pay to park at one of the surrounding garages. Parking at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center is limited.

Saturday Activities: For parking availability on game days, please visit:
tx.ag/footballparking

*Please note parking is not available at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center on game days.*

ULM FOOTBALL TICKETS
Since this Reunion takes place on a Game Day, The Association of Former Students has coordinated with the 12th Man Foundation to reserve football tickets for your Class. Ticket price is $30 each, all tickets will be located in the upper end zone areas. To purchase tickets, please visit 
tx.ag/1988Tickets30 and use the promotion code "1988". If you have any question regarding ticket purchasing, please contact the 12th Man Foundation directly at (888) 99-AGGIE or (979) 845-2311. 

ATTIRE
Your Reunion is going to be a fun, casual affair. Feel free to dress comfortably as you will be walking around campus. 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 tour the newly renovated Kyle Field. Your Class will have the opportunity to go inside Kyle Field and see the behind-the-scenes operations of a stadium that holds over 102,000 spectators. Make sure and register for this event.

MSC TOUR
Rededicated in memory of the more than 1,100 Aggies who lost their lives in military service to their country, the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University was reopened in 2012 after having been closed for almost three years for major renovation and expansion. Visit the MSC on your Reunion and remember the fun times you had with your friends while your time as a student at Texas A&M.

QUAD TOUR
Tour the newly renovated Quad area, featuring the Buzbee, Ash, and Plank Leadership Learning Centers, Starbucks aka "Quadbucks," new landscape, and other recent additions to the Quad.

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, websites and emails, planning Class events and providing annual fund information to former students.

Your current Class Agents (David, Sherri, Keith, and Tara) have agreed to serve another term if elected. 

Class Agent elections will be held at the Class Business Meeting during your Reunion. For more information go to 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.

REUNION T-SHIRTS
Celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the original Class of ’88 gift and maintain bragging rights as the first class to go undefeated vs. t.u. with this Class of ‘88 t-shirt! Whether you are attending the Reunion or not, order one (or several) to show your Class pride and commemorate your 30 years as former students.

Orders may be place here: tx.ag/1988ReunionShirt18

Deadline to order is Aug. 27, at 11:59 p.m. central

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 Class Programs office (800) 633-7514 no later than Sept. 6. Your payment will be refunded with the exception of the registration fee. Registration changes after the Sept. 6 deadline cannot be refunded as food orders will have been guaranteed.

CENTURY CLUB DONATION
Aggies' annual support of The Association of Former Students provides not only planning and resources for Reunions like this but also for Texas A&M Clubs and other former student programs, as well as funding for student services, organizations and traditions. 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 - $50-$99
Bronze - $100-$249
Silver - $250-$499
Gold - $500-$999 
Diamond - $1,000+
Endowed - $25,000+

Address

505 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840

Phone Number

(979) 845-7514

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