Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence in the Chemical Sciences, 1891-2016


November 3-5, 2016

   All former & current Chemistry and Biochemistry students, faculty, staff & friends are invited to attend.


register here


After registering, please fill out 1) an Activity/Tour Form so we can save you a space in the tours/activities that appeal to you most, and 2) a Biography Form to be included in the reunion program booklet.

List of Attendees

   Schedule of Events

Photo of Marriott Tucson University Park HotelWe have reserved a block of rooms at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, located conveniently close to campus at the corner of Tyndall Avenue and 2nd Street (behind Gentle Ben's). To reserve your room at the special rate of $149 per night, you may do so online at our special Marriott reservation page or you may call Marriott Central Reservations at (866) 596-7897 and say you are with the UA Chemistry & Biochemistry 125th Anniversary Reunion. Be sure to book your hotel accommodations early!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 2-5 pm
Attend an Informal Meet & Greet Reception with appetizers at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel from 2-5 pm, with a no-host bar and a mariachi band from 4-5 pm. In addition to picking up your registration packet, this is a terrific opportunity to connect with old friends and make arrangements to go out to dinner together. Dinner is on your own. Check out our restaurant suggestions below.
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, 8 am to ~10 pm
Spend the day on the UA campus, touring the CBC facilities, having a buffet lunch with current students, and catching up with your friends. (NEW!) There will be a graduate student career and alumni networking event after lunch you may elect to attend. Posters showing research done by CBC students will be on display all day and may be viewed whenever you have free time. Extend your experience by selecting optional activities such as taking a historical walking tour of campus, touring the Tree-Ring Lab, sharing memories with Cornelius Steelink, and/or seeing a Chemistry Demo Show presented by current CBC students. The reunion social hour and dinner starts at 6 pm in the Marriott Hotel's Ballroom, and Regents Professor Emeritus Victor J. Hruby will be the speaker.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, 9 am - 12:15 pm
Enjoy a cup of coffee while chatting with representatives from the CBC student clubs. Attend one of the Research Talks presented by CBC Faculty Members M. Bonner Denton and Jacob Schwartz. See the star show "Desert Moon: Documentary of the UA's contribution to the Apollo missions and the space race" at Flandrau Planetarium. Lunch and the afternoon are on your own.
Attire - Dress is casual during the day; dressing in layers and wearing comfortable walking shoes is recommended. Sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle are recommended as well. The Friday dinner is business casual.

International Symbol of AccessThe University is committed to a campus that is accessible, inclusive and welcoming of its diverse community. If you have questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation at the reunion, such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille, or transportation to/from the Marriott University Park Hotel and campus, please email Ellie Warder or call (520) 621-5903. Please make your request as early as possible so we have time to make arrangements.


Old MainTours Offered on the University Campus or of University Facilities




Carriage rideTours for your Guests on Friday

While you're involved in reunion activities on Friday, your guest(s) might be interested in taking one of these tours.



Entree at Cafe Poca CosaRestaurant Suggestions

Lunch and dinner on Friday are included in your registration fee. For other meals, you might like to check out our recommendations for local restaurants.


Tucson StreetcarGetting Around Tucson



Biosphere 2Tucson Museums and Attractions