Fisk University Alumni
Reunion 2020
Schedule

May 1 - 4

  • Anniversary classes for Reunion 2020 are those ending in 5 and 10. We will highlight the Class of 1945 (Platinum), the Class of 1970 (Golden) and the Class of 1995 (Silver). We will welcome the Class of 2020!

     

    The Hyatt House Nashville at Vanderbilt and the Loews Vanderbilt are the Official Headquarters Hotels for the 2020 Fisk Alumni Class Reunion. Rooms have been reserved for Fisk Alumni. Reservations must be made by directly contacting Loews Vanderbilt and Hyatt House Nashville at Vanderbilt.

     

    The special group rate is $279/night and is effective until April 3, 2020. The availability of rooms is on first come, first serve basis.  Don’t forget to identify yourself as a Fisk Alumnus.

     

    To make reservations at Hyatt House Nashville at Vanderbilt (2100 Hayes Street), call 1-800-233-1234 Reservations line and ask for the Fisk University Alumni Group Block. You may also go online to https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/tennessee/hyatt-house-nashville-at-vanderbilt/bnaxw and when it asks for the Corporate/Group Code enter “G-FUAA”  and the group rate and inventory will become accessible.

     

    To make reservations for Saturday, May 2nd and/or Sunday May 3rd at Loews Vanderbilt (2100 West End Avenue), call (615) 320-1700 or 1-800-336-3335. Ask for the Fisk Alumni room block. Online reservations can be made using the following link: https://www.loewshotels.com/vanderbilt-hotel/fisk-alumni-association-dinner?_=1576516053208

     

    Nashville’s popularity for tourism continues to increase. Unfortunately, only a limited number of rooms were available at the Loews. Currently the room block is full for Friday, May 1st, with some availability on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd. The Welcome Party, Pre-Gala Social and Gala Banquet will be held at the Loews Vanderbilt, 2100 West End Ave. The Loews Vanderbilt and the Hyatt House Vanderbilt are located next door to one another.

     

    Schedule

    Friday, May 1, 2020

    • Registration, 9 am - 8 pm - The Richardson House Alumni Lawn
    • Annual Fish Fry – 11 am – 4 pm, The Richardson House Lawn
    • Terry Adkins ’75 Exhibition Event - 2 p.m. - Fisk campus
    • Alumni & Friends Authors Book Panel – 3:30-4:30 pm, Second Floor – John Hope and Aurelia Elizabeth Franklin Library
    • GAAFU, Inc, Annual Meeting, 5-6 pm, Fisk Memorial Chapel
    • Welcome Party! – Loews Vanderbilt Hotel – 8-10 pm
    • Midnight Cruise, 11:45 pm - 2 am, General Jackson Showboat (Casual Attire)

     

    Saturday, May 2, 2020

    • Breakfast, 8 am, Adam K. Spence Hall, Cecile B. Jefferson Dining Room
    • Silver Sons & Daughters Luncheon, 12 noon, Adams K. Spence Hall – Multi-Purpose Room (class of 1995)
    • Class Meetings & Photos for Returning Goldens, 12-1 pm, taken at the site of your Class Meeting
      • 1945 - Jubilee Hall
      • 1950 - Jubilee Hall
      • 1955 - Jubilee Hall
      • 1960 - Jubilee Hall
      • 1965 - Jubilee Hall
    • Golden Class of 1970 will hold Class Meeting in The Little Theatre which will be available at 12 Noon.
    • Golden Class of 1970 Photo - 3:45 p.m. on steps behind Cravath. (Rain location will be in The Little Theatre)
    • Class Photos on the steps of the John Hope and Aurelia Elizabeth Franklin Library for the classes listed below, starting at 1:55 pm, followed by Class Meetings. (Rain Location: Henderson A. Johnson Memorial Gymnasium)
      • 1975 at 1:55 pm
      • 1980 at 2:20 pm
      • 1985 at 2:30 pm
      • 1990 at 2:45 pm
      • 1995 at 2:55 pm
      • 2000 at 3:05 pm
      • 2005 at 3:15 pm
      • 2010 at 3:25 pm
      • 2015 at 3:35 pm
    • Class Meetings (1975 through 2015) immediately following Class Photo in designated rooms on campus.
    • Pre-Gala Social, 6:30 pm, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel (Cocktail attire)
      • Golden Class of 1970 alumni will be hosted in a separate room
    • Gala Banquet, 7:30 pm, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel - Nashville (Cocktail attire)

     

    Sunday, May 3, 2019

    • Breakfast, 8:00 am, Adam K. Spence Hall - Cecile B. Jefferson Dining Room
    • Baccalaureate, 10 am, Fisk Memorial Chapel (Special seating for Silver Class of 1995 and all Goldens)
    • Golden Sons and Daughters Luncheon, 12 noon, Appleton Room - Jubilee Hall
      • Class of 1970 will be inducted into the Society of Golden Sons and Daughters. Receive Golden Certificate. Take photo with President of the University and GAAFU, Inc. Chair)
    • Class of 1970 Golden Memorial Service, 2 pm, Fisk Memorial Chapel
    • Class Photo Pick-up - 4 - 7 pm – Richardson House
    • Commencement 2020 Concert Fisk Jubilee Singers, 7:30 pm, Fisk Memorial Chapel

     

    Monday, May 4, 2019

    • Breakfast, 8:00 am, Adam K. Spence Hall - Cecile B. Jefferson Dining Room
    • Commencement, (Special seating for Silver Class of 1995 and all Goldens. Recognition from the stage during Commencement ceremony by Fisk President of the Silver Class of 1995 and Golden Class of 1970) – Mount Zion Baptist Church, 7594 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN  37189

     

    For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 800-443-ALUM (2586) or email alumni@fisk.edu.


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