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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Alumni Reunion

Join us Thursday-Saturday, September 22-24, 2016

​In 2016, we will be celebrating the class years ending in 1's and 6's. The reunion celebration will be held September 22-24, 2016. All alumni are welcome to attend. 

You can register online by clicking on the "RSVP here" button below. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 15, 2016.

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Interested in planning a reunion for your class or cohort? Contact Michelle Porter at 303-724-1679 for details.

If you need any further assistance, please call the Office of Alumni Relations: 303-724-2518.




Campus Reunion Activities 2016

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Diabetes in the Underserved Population Lecture
                               Presented by Tour de Cure - American Diabetes Association® 
                               Location: Anschutz Medical Campus - Education 2 South | Rm 1102 |
                               13121 E. 17th  Pl
                               This lecture is brought to you in partnership with the American
                               Diabetes Association® and sponsored by the President’s Diversity Fund
                               for Development and Support. 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Welcome Back Reception and Alumni Author Book Signing
                               Location: Ursula Brewery - 2101 North Ursula Street, Aurora, CO 80045
                               Mingle with nursing alumni at the award-winning brewery.  Join alumnae
                               Cynthia A. Oster and Jane S. Braaten discuss their new book, “High Reliability
                               Organizations: A Healthcare Handbook for Patient Safety & Quality.”  This
                               book addresses the gap between understanding high reliability organizations
                               (HRO) and applying their principles to clinical practice.
7:30 am – 9:00 am    Class Breakfast and Student Panel
                                Location: Anschutz Medical Campus – Health Sciences Library Reading Room |
                                3rd Floor | E. Montview Boulevard
                                Meet up with classmates, undergraduate and graduate students from various
                                programs to share student experiences.

9:00 am – 10:00 am   Health Sciences Library Tour
                                 Location: Anschutz Medical Campus – Health Sciences Library Reading Room |
                                 3rd Floor | 12950 E. Montview Boulevard
                                 Tour the state-of-the-art, world class Health Sciences Library. Your guide will
                                 highlight the design and the current uses for the library.

10:00 am – 11:00 am  Undergraduate Programs - Marcia Gilbert, DNP APRN-BC   
                                  Location: Anschutz Medical Campus – Health Sciences Library Reading Room |
                                  3rd Floor | 12950 E. Montview Boulevard
                                  Associate Professor and Coordinator of the RN-BS Program, Marcia Gilbert
                                  discusses how the College of Nursing’s undergraduate programs have evolved,
                                  current statistics on CU enrollment and new and unique degree offerings.
11:30 am – 1:15 pm   Lunch and Awards
                                 Location: Anschutz Medical Campus – Health Sciences Library Reading Room |
                                 3rd Floor | 12950 E. Montview Boulevard
                                 Join Dean Sarah Thompson, PhD, RN, FAAN for lunch as the College of Nursing
                                 recognizes the 2016 Alumni award winners. 
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm     The Nursing History Center
                                Location: Anschutz Medical Campus – Education 2 North | 4th Floor Alumni Galleria                                   | 13120 E. 19th Avenue
                                Visit the only archive of nursing history in Colorado. Stop by anytime to check out                                     the memorabilia from the College’s history.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm    Clinical Education Center (CEC) / Simulation Lab / Center for Advancing
                                Professional Excellence Tour (CAPE)

                                Location: Meet at the main entrance of the Health Sciences Library
                                Anschutz Medical Campus – Health Sciences Library | 12950 E. Montview Boulevard
                                Tour the simulation labs, CAPE and the CEC. 
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm    Eisenhower Suite Tour
                                Location: Meet in the main entrance of Building 500
                                Anschutz Medical Campus – 13001 East 17th Place
                                Topic: Tour the suite of rooms that commemorates the site of President Dwight D.
                                Eisenhower's seven-week stay as he recovered from a heart attack in 1955.

All Day Tour de Cure Colorado to benefit the American Diabetes Association®
Location: Salisbury Park – 11920 N. Motsenbocker Road, Parker, CO 80134
Register for a 5K Fun Run/Walk, 18K Family Ride, 50K Ride, 100K Ride, or 100 Mile Ride
Join alumni and cheer on the CU College of Nursing team before and after the race at the CU College of
Nursing tent for some swag and snacks!
Why Tour de Cure? All of us at the CU College of Nursing take the diabetes epidemic facing our nation very seriously. We
are choosing to lead the fight to stop diabetes and need you to “pedal forward” or jog beside us.   
Join our team!  Visit:
Enjoy 50% off registration with our Team code: NURSESRIDETOUR
If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation to the CU College of Nursing team, please visit


​Reunion Accommodations

The Office of Alumni Relations has set up room blocks at area hotels for alumni attending reunion activities and the Alumni Association Awards Luncheon.

Drury Inn & Suites Denver Stapleton

                        Rate: $97.00 per night
                        Cuttoff Date: August 23, 2016
                        Address: 4550 N. Central Park Blvd | Stapleton, CO
                        Phone: 1-800-325-0720
                        Group Number: 2277405

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

                        Rate: $109.00 per night
                        Cuttoff Date: August 15, 2016
                        Address: 13200 E. 14th Pl. | Aurora, CO
                        Phone: 303-365-1234
                        Website: Hyatt Regency CU CON Website

Springhill Suites Marriott at the Anschutz Medical Campus

                        Rate: $144.00 per night
                        Cuttoff Date: August 23, 2016
                        Address: 13400 E. Colfax Ave.| Aurora, CO
                        Phone: 720-859-1100
                        Website: Springhill Suites


​Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I get to campus?

The Anschutz Medical Campus is located at I-225 and Colfax in Aurora, Colo. Children's Hospital Colorado and University Hospital face Colfax - the educational buildings (Education 1 and Education 2 North and South) and the Fulginiti Pavilion are located directly north of Children's Hospital. From I-225, take the 17th Place exit, turn on 17th, then turn right on Fitzsimons Parkway, and turn left on Montview Blvd. From Colfax, take Fitzsimons Parkway north past construction of the VA hospital and turn left on Montview Blvd. Drive west on Montview Blvd. to Victor Street or Uvalda Court. Turn left/south - the educational buildings will be directly in front of you. See the map.

Where do I park?

Parking can be a challenge on campus. Visitor parking is available in the Georgetown lot, the Julesburg lot, Kiowa Lot or the Ignacio lot. Visitor lots are in pink on the map. If these lots are filled, an attendant will direct you to the Henderson Permit/Visitor Parking Garage off of Montview Blvd. Parking rates are $1 per hour or a maximum of $5 per day. Look for the parking kiosks and place the receipt on the dashboard of your car.

How do I register?

Online registration is available. You will be able to can pay online with a credit card using a secure server, or by returning in the registration form that will come to you in the mail. If you did not get a registration packet in the mail, please contact 303-724-2518 or email

See the "Register Now" link at the top of this page to register online.

I'm in a wheelchair, are all of the buildings handicapped accessible?

Yes. All buildings are handicapped accessible.

How much walking will be involved during the reunion?

The Fulginiti Pavilion and the Education 2 North building are adjacent buildings on campus. The Health Sciences Library is about 150 yards away. If you have difficulty walking, we have a cart that can take you back and forth between buildings. On the tour, however, be aware that you'll need to be able walk the length of the building to get from the elevators to the labs (approximately 100 yards) and back. You'll also need to be able to stand for about an hour.

What if I have other questions?

Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations: 1-800-472-2586 or 303-724-2518, or email


Mile High Cultural Experience

The Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with Visit Denver to provide alumni and their guests with the Mile High Culture Pass. Enjoy self-guided cultural experiences throughout the Mile High City.

Cost: $25 per person

Times: Check each attraction for hours of operation.


Participating Attractions*

  • Clyfford Still Museum
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Denver Zoo
  • History Colorado Center
  • Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art


*The Mile High Culture Pass will admit visitors to three participating attractions of their choice over the course of three consecutive days. The pass is activated at the first attraction visited.