Medical Alumni Weekend 2018

Join us for a jam-packed weekend to celebrate the anniversary of your graduation from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Reconnect with classmates, visit your old stomping grounds and reminisce about your days as a medical student.

This year we celebrate the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and 1993.

Dates for this year’s Medical Alumni Weekend are May 18-19, 2018. The Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel and Keystone Crossing serves as the host site for the weekend’s activities.

Registration packets with final schedule will be mailed in early 2018.  Online registration will be made available in late 2017.

If you’re interested in joining a reunion planning committee, contact Ryan Bowman, director of alumni relations, at 317-278-2123 or

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2018 Medical Alumni Weekend (Tentative Schedule)

Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 Friday, May 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for a VIP experience during Fast Friday at the Indianapolis 500. Enjoy lunch in a private hospitality room adjacent to Gasoline Alley where you’ll get an up-close view of all the action in the Garage Area. From there wander to the grandstand to take in the last day of practice prior to qualifications. Tickets include lunch in the hospitality room, garage passes, and general admission seating. Round-trip shuttle provided from Marriott to IMS. Space is limited. Moderate to heavy walking required.

Welcome Reception with Dr. Richard Gunderman

Friday, May 18, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing

Dr. Richard Gunderman presents Herman B. Wells and the Spirit of IU. Reconnect with classmates prior to his presentation.

Complimentary snacks and refreshments provided.

Hoosier Bandstand

Friday, May 18, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing

Let the IU School of Medicine Alumni Association take you back to a time when Dick Clark ushered rock ‘n roll into your home and taught you the steps to the latest dance craze. Whether you fancied Elvis, The Jackson 5, or ABBA (your secret’s safe), American Bandstand entertained and informed. On Friday, May 19 nationally known impersonator John Di Domenico comes back to Indianapolis by way of Las Vegas to serve as host “Dick Clark” for the third annual Hoosier Bandstand.

Hoosier Bandstand includes a buffet and cash bar. 

Breakfast with Medical Student Panel

Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing

Start your day with a hot breakfast buffet. From 8:30 am – 9:30 am students will share what it’s like to be in medical school today.

71st Annual Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon

Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing

Join us for the 71st annual Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon as we honor this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Medical Alumni Award, George Sorrells, Jr. Community Physician Award, Early Career Achievement Award, and the Glenn W. Irwin Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award. This time honored tradition has been a highlight of the Medical Alumni Weekend since IU Physicians were first served the cream and crimson treat in 1947.


Saturday, May 19, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing

Learn about the changes to campus over the years or see Eskenazi Hospital, the replacement to Wishard Hospital and Marion County General. Choose from one of three tour options: IU School of Medicine Campus Walking Tour, Eskenazi Hospital Walking Tour, Campus and City of Indianapolis Bus Tour.

*tours are subject to weather

Class Receptions and Dinners

Saturday, May 19, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing
Class photos prior to reception/dinner

Reconnect with classmates over dinner. The classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, and 1978 will gather for a reception prior to enjoying a three-course meal in a private room at the Sheraton at Keystone Crossing with your individual classes.

The classes of 1983, 1988, and 1993 dinner locations are TBD.