2023 marks Ivey's 100th anniversary — we can't wait to celebrate with you at Ivey Centennial Homecoming, taking place September 22-24, 2023 in London, Ont. Special class reunions are planned for classes with graduation years ending with '3 or '8. All alumni are invited to attend this year's Homecoming celebration — check out what the School and your classmates have planned below:
The Ivey Alumni Network (IAN) is committed to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion among students and graduates. As we celebrate Homecoming, the IAN encourages you to explore which traditional lands you are situated on, and consider your relationship to them and their history. A great starting point is https://native-land.ca/
The IAN acknowledges that the Ivey Business School at Western University is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Attawandaron peoples, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. This land continues to be home to diverse Indigenous peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors of our society.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
1-3 p.m. | Meet and Greet with Current Students
Coffee chats at the School to meet current students and hear about the current Ivey experience in 2023 and have a day in the life conversations; there will also be school tours.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
9 a.m. | Registration & Welcome Breakfast
Doors open at 9 a.m. — Register in the Rosen Lounge and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast while catching up with classmates. Pledge Ceremony, Ivey Family Feud, Dean's Welcome, class lunch, IWIL reception and "The Beer Game" are all part of the day.
Over 13,000 alumni have participated in the Ivey Pledge Ceremony and Ring Tradition since its introduction by the Ivey Alumni Network in 2004. This event provides Ivey alumni with the opportunity to recite — or recommit to — the Ivey Pledge to act honourably and ethically, and receive a unique, individually numbered Ivey Ring after doing so. Registration is now closed.
10:30 a.m. | Ivey Family Feud
Come watch fellow reunion classes go head to head in trivia, with the winner taking on a faculty all star team. This multi-round, game show type event will be hosted by Associate Dean Darren Meister and be sure to deliver laughs. And you just may learn a thing or two about Ivey!
A highlight of the weekend that's not to be missed.
11:35 a.m. | Dean's Welcome
Join faculty, friends and classmates as Ivey’s Dean Sharon Hodgson welcomes you back to Ivey! She will share a few remarks and present this year’s Distinguished Service and Faculty Service award recipients in Ivey’s BMO Financial Group Auditorium.
Grab lunch in the Grand Hall and enjoy it with your classmates in one of our classrooms!
1 p.m. | Mustangs Homecoming Football Game
Don't miss the football game at Western Alumni Stadium! The Mustangs will take on the Ottawa Gee-Gees. Block ticket sales available by contacting Mustang Group Sales & Tickets: 519-661-4077 or email@example.com
1:30 p.m. | IWIL Champagne Reception
Ivey Women Investing in Leadership (IWIL) is a new, alumni-spearheaded fundraising initiative. The mission is to create an ongoing giving community that invests in the next generation of women leaders and connects alumni to each other and to the School. Join us in the Dean’s Boardroom as we launch this important initiative and toast the impact of women in philanthropy.
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1:30 p.m. | Ivey Academy Interactive Session
The Ivey Academy, Canada’s leader in management education and professional development, will be hosting an engaging interactive simulation "The Beer Game" for alumni and their guests. Space is limited.
6 p.m. | Ivey Centennial Homecoming Celebration
Step into a captivating journey through time at Ivey's monumental 100th Anniversary Celebration!
Immerse yourself in live music, delectable cuisine, and thrilling entertainment as we transport you through the decades, from the roaring 1920s to the rebellious 1960s. With world-class entertainment and the chance to connect with fellow alumni, this once-in-a-lifetime celebration is not to be missed — reserve your tickets now for an unforgettable night!
Dress code: Cocktail Attire
6 p.m. Prohibition themed Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Dinner with entertainment: sit with your classmates and take in dancers who will take us through hits of the past decades
8:30 p.m. Into the Future After Party
Registration is now closed.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
9:30 a.m. | Golden Alumni Breakfast
For classes celebrating 50+ years, join the Dean for breakfast to honour this remarkable milestone in Ivey’s Brock Pavilion. Watch your mail for a separate invitation and reply card, or register online today.