School of Architecture College of Design

Events Schedule

Visit the Class Gatherings page for a list of events hosted by class representatives and other affiliated groups.


Pre-Celebration Gatherings


All Day Events

See Class Gatherings for event details featured here.

  •  Open to all!
    1981 China Study Abroad Group Reception & Film

    Thursday, October 24, 7-8:30 PM
    Mason's Restaurant Barre

    WALLS Inside China and Its Architecture Informal reception and world premier of digitally re-mastered WALLS presentation.


Friday, October 25, 2013


Open for group and private gatherings or explore the Twin Cities on your own. See Class Gatherings for event details featured here.


1 - 4 PM

Architecture Tours
All Friday tours depart from Ralph Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis

AIA Learning Units available.

ADA accessible tour ★ Construction site tour ▲


  • Great River Energy Headquarters ★
  • Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum and Lakewood Memorial Chapel ★
  • UMN Physics and Nanotechnology Building and Northrop Auditorium Revitalization ▲ (NOTE: Special start time: 2:45-5:30 PM)
  • UMN Science Teaching and Student Services Building / Weisman Art Museum Expansion ★
  • Guthrie Theater and Izzy’s Ice Cream Factory★


4 - 6 PM

Open for group and private gatherings. See Class Gatherings for event details featured here.

  • LECTURE: "Disciplining Modern Architecture" featuring Lance LaVine (B.Arch '67), an analysis of theories and ideas that have informed architecture since 1925, highlighting 25 books/ 25 buildings, 4-5 PM, 100 Rapson (hosted by the Class of 1967).
  • Mnesicles Alumni Association of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity Group Photo, 5 PM, Rapson Courtyard
  • Exhibitions featuring work by Hazel Stoeckeler '45, Regis Center for Art and Green Hall
  • Class of 1982 Pre-Party Reception, 4:30-6:00 PM, RSP Archiects Minneapolis
  • Classes of 1986-1990 or so... Pre-Party, 5:00-6:15 PM, Bang Brewing (St. Paul)
  • Class of 1993 Pre-Party (nearby years welcome), 5 PM, Loring Pasta Bar (Dinkytown)
  • M.Arch Class of 2006 Pre-Party, 4-6 PM, 612 Brew (NE Minneapolis)


6 - 8:30 PM 

Centennial Reunion Party at Ralph Rapson Hall

University of Minnesota,, Ralph Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis ( east bank campus)

All school reunion

Welcome remarks in the Frederick Mann Courtyard, 7 PM

Exhibitions: 100 Years of Student Drawings and Centennial Chromagraph

Appetizers and cash bar

Casual dress



Open for group and private gatherings or explore the Twin Cities on your own. See Class Gatherings for event details featured here.

  • Class of 1970 After-Party, 9 PM, Home of Craig Rafferty, White Bear Lake
  • Class of 1980 After-Party, 8 PM, Aloft lounge
  • 1981 China Study Abroad Group
    After-Party  (Open to all!), 9 PM,
    Gleuk's Bar & Restaurant
  • Class of 1984 or so... After-Party, 9 PM, Republic Bar (Calhoun Square)
  • Classes of 1990 to 1995 After-Party, 9 PM - midnight, Ambiente Gallerie, Minneapolis
  • Class of 1997 Group Photo and After-Party (1st year Design Studio 1993), 7:30 PM Group Photol, Rapson Hall; 8:30 PM After-Party, Stub & Herbs (Stadium Village)
  • Class of 2007 After-Party, 8:30 PM, The Bulldog NE



Saturday, October 26, 2013



Open for group and private gatherings or explore the Twin Cities on your own. See Class Gatherings for event details featured here.

  • Class of 1958 Lunch and Skyway Tour, noon, Cosi
  • Class of 1966 Brunch and Guthrie/Riverfront Exploration, 10 AM, Spoonriver
  • Class of 1967 Brunch, 10-12:30, Rincon 38
  • Thesis Class of 1971 Brunch, 10:30-12:30, Mill City Museum, ADM conference room
  • Class of 2009 Masters Degree Alumni - Private Event, 10-11:30 AM, Dangerous Man Brewing Company
  • Class of 2010 Brunch, 10-noon, Aster Cafe


9 AM

Pre-Game Huddle

Minnesota Room, McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis

Reception time two hours prior to kickoff.

Cash bar with light complimentary appetizers for centennial guests.


11 AM

Minnesota Gophers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Football

TCF Bank Stadium, 2009 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis

Pick up your tickets Friday night in Rapson Hall or Saturday morning at TCF Bank Stadium Will Call.

1 - 4 PM

Architecture Tours

All Saturday tours depart from the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, 225 3rd Ave South, Minneapolis


Buses will line up at the turn around inside the parking lot in the middle of the complex and our tour team will be positioned out on the sidewalk to help direct you to the correct bus.


AIA Learning Units available for all tours.

ADA accessible tour ★ Construction site tour ▲


  • Mill City Museum and MSR Offices★
  • Philip Johnson’s Davis House and George Johnson I House 
  • Target Plaza Commons and Interchange ▲


6 - 11 PM

Centennial Gala at the Depot

The historic Milwaukee Road Depot, 225 South 3rd Ave, Minneapolis (612-375-1700)

Cocktail hour, 6 PM
Dinner seating, 7 PM
Welcome remarks and dinner, 7:15 PM
Program: Building Places, Community and Future, 8:15 PM
Dessert, music, dancing and mingling, 9-11 PM
Black tie optional



Post Celebration Gatherings:

See Class Gatherings for event details featured here.

  • Classes of 1977 and 1978 River Walk
    Sunday, October 27, 8:30-9:30 AM
    Depart from Espresso Royale (Dinkytown)
Afternoon & Evening
  • Class of 1969 and Friends Dinner and Drinks
    Sunday, October 27, 4-8 PM
    Rachel's Restaurant, Minneapolis







School of Architecture
145 Rapson Hall
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-5743


Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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