Medical Alumni Weekend 2017

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 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987 and 1992.

Dates for this year’s Medical Alumni Weekend are May 19-20, 2017. The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown serves as the host site for the weekend’s activities.

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Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 Friday, May 19, 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.

Medical Student Panel and Reception

Friday, May 19, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Indiana Marriott Downtown
Marriott Ballroom 9-10

Learn what it’s like to be a student today at the IU School of Medicine. Reconnect with classmates during a reception prior to the start of the panel discussion. Complimentary snacks and refreshments provided.

Hoosier Bandstand

Friday, May 19, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Marriott Ballroom 1-5

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 second annual Hoosier Bandstand. Hoosier Bandstand includes a buffet and cash bar. 


Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Marriott Ballroom 1-4

Start your day with a hot breakfast buffet. A speaker from IU School of Medicine will present from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Speaker is TBA.

70th Annual Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon

Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Marriott Ballroom 1-5

Join us for the 70th 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 20, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Leave from Missouri Street Entrance

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.

Class Receptions and Dinners

Saturday, May 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Level 2 – meet for photos at 6 pm

Reconnect with classmates over dinner. The classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, and 1977 will gather for a reception prior to enjoying a three-course meal in a private room at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown with your individual classes. The Classes of 1982, 1987, and 1992 will enjoy a more casual evening as we take over Loughmiller’s Pub, one block from the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.