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Homecoming 2015

Save the Date for Homecoming 2015

Save the dates for Homecoming 2015: Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7. Homecoming is a wonderful time to reconnect with classmates and faculty, in addition to networking with alumni. If you are a PSL 1965 graduate, you will be celebrating your 50th reunion at Homecoming 2015. If you have questions about the weekend or would like to assist us in organizing your class, please contact our office at or (312) 942-6224.

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, Nov. 6 


Hospital Tour
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Lunch with Students
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

College Day Experience
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. 

Faculty Presentation
3 - 3:45 p.m.

"The Greeks" Cocktail Reception
4 - 5:30 p.m.

Special Class Dinner for PSL 1965
7 p.m.
Tuscany Restaurant

Simulation Center Tour 
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

All-Class Celebration Lunch
12 - 1:15 a.m.  

Class Photos
1:25 - 2 p.m.  

Traditional Tea
2 - 4 p.m. 





Hotel Information

A block of rooms is reserved at the Medical District/UIC Marriott, right down the street from Rush's campus, for the evenings of Nov. 5-7 at a discounted rate of $179 per night. To book a room, please contact the Marriott at 1 (800) 228-9290, and ask for a room under the "Rush College of Nursing Homecoming" block. The last day to make a reservation in this block is Oct. 16, 2015.

A block of rooms is also reserved at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro for the nights of Nov. 5-7 at a discounted rate of $159 per night. Only valet parking is available, and it is $39 per night and includes in and out privileges. To book a room, you may call the Crowne Plaza at (312) 829-5000, and ask for a room under the "Rush College of Nursing Homecoming" block. The last day to make a reservation in this block is Oct. 16, 2015.

Homecoming 2014 Recap

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Nurses Alumni Association welcomed alumni back to campus to celebrate reunions at Homecoming 2014. On Friday, Oct. 24, nearly 40 alumni were on campus and participated in activities that allowed them to experience a day in the life of a current nursing student. On Saturday, Oct. 25, more than 70 alumni returned to Rush to tour the new Rush University Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation and learn how students are using the state-of-the-art facility. Saturday was also the all-class celebration luncheon and afternoon tea, which allowed alumni to catch up with classmates and share memories from their time in nursing school. View Homecoming pictures.

When asked what the best thing about Homecoming was, here is how some alumni responded:

"The hospital; the small group with students- they were like sponges and wanted to hear what we'd learned and accomplished. They were so enthusiastic- loved their energy."

"Seeing my old classmates and the events and tours- especially the Simulation Center- wow!"