Nursing Reunion - Class of 1979

Start Date:
Friday, August 9, 2019
End Date:
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Grand View University Student Center
2811 E 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50316

Welcome to the nursing class of 1979!

Grand View invites former nursing faculty and the nursing class of 1979 back to campus August 9 - 11 for a weekend reunion filled with campus tours, updates and plenty of time to catch up with friends! 

The weekend will include the following itinerary below.  Registration for each item is separate. 


Friday, August 9, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Speed Lyceum, Student Center at Grand View

Tickets $20

Gather for a dinner and social time to catch up with each other and share stories.  Guests and spouses are invited to this portion of the weekend. 


Ticket includes a buffet dinner and 1 drink ticket that can be redeemed for a pop, beer or wine. A cash bar will be available for other drink purchases.

 Dinner menu:

  • choice of cilantro lime pulled chicken or peach bbq pulled pork
  • mac & cheese 
  • bacon potato salad
  • grilled & chilled veggies
  • cornbread muffins
  • s'mores brownies
  • iced tea and water

 *dietary accomodations can be requested during registration process 

Saturday, August 10, 9:00 AMSpeed Lyceum, Student Center at Grand View

Lunch tickets $10

 9:00 AM: Registration, light breakfast and coffee

10:00 AM: Welcome from GV - The latest news from Grand View including new majors, campus growth, athletics and a special update on the nursing division. 

11:00 AM: Walking tours: campus and nursing division *accommodations available for those who request

12:30 PM: Boxed lunch (choice of assorted sandwiches, chips and cookies) 

Departure following lunch


Sunday, August 11, 9:00 AM, Carlson Commons, Student Center at Grand View

Breakfast $4.50 

Optional continental breakfast in the dining hall prior to departing from a fun filled weekend.  Breakfast will be purchased at the door of breakfast. 


Send in your bio/story 

The Grand View Alumni Relations office will be compiling and printing a booklet about the class of 1979 for attendees. Everyone is encouraged to send in a brief bio/story on themselves that tells what you've done since graduating from Grand View.  40 years is a long time but we hope everyone can compile your story into a few paragraphs.  Even if you're unable to attend the reunion you can still send in your bio to be included!

Bios/stories should be emailed to by August 1.  The booklets will only be distributed to the attendees of the reunion.  




Purchase Grand View Nursing Apparel

Custom GV nursing reunion apparel is available for purchase here. Deadline to purchase is July 10, 2019. Items must be picked up during the reunion weekend.


Traveling and need accomodations? 

Reserve your hotel at: 
Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus
1050 Sixth Ave, Des Moines, IA


Ask for the discounted Grand View alumni rate of $109.
Book by calling (515) 283-0151 and ask about the complimentary shuttle service. 



Registration deadline of August 1, 2019.

We're sorry, the deadline for buying tickets for this event has passed.