Thunderbird Campus Tribute

Come back to campus to celebrate where we've been and where we're going! April 6-8, 2018

Join us in celebrating our 72nd Founder's Day as we bid farewell to the Glendale campus and prepare for Thunderbird's future home in downtown Phoenix.

Daily Agenda

Early arrivers are encouraged to join the Friday morning golf outing or hiking excursion. Please contact to sign up for the optional activities. Alumni Office: 602-978-7027

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Tower lawn sculpture of Thunderbird

Friday, April 6
1 – 7 p.m. Registration - Erickson Alumni Pavilion
2 – 3 p.m.    Honor Council Ethics Roundtable with Alumni, Faculty and Students presented by Mary Teagarden, Ph.D., Professor of Global Strategy - AT&T Auditorium
3 – 5 p.m.  Student & Alumni Speed Networking - Thunderbird Event Center
3 – 7 p.m.  Archives, IBIC, Founder’s Hall and ThunderShop open
6 p.m. - midnight Pub Night - Old and New Pub


Rugby Alumni Thunderbird

Saturday, April 7
10 a.m. –
5 p.m.   
Registration - Erickson Alumni Pavilion
10 a.m. –
3 p.m.   
Thunderbird Showcase, Archives, IBIC, Founder’s Hall and ThunderShop open for self-guided tours
11 – 11:30 a.m.    Welcome and opening remarks by Allen Morrison, Ph.D. - Tower Lawn
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.    Margaritas on the Lawn and Lunch on own - Tower Lawn
1 – 2 p.m.    Class and Group Photos - Tower Lawn
2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Master Class presented by Gary Gibbons, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor - AT&T Auditorium
6 – 9 p.m.  Regional Night and Campus Tribute - Thunderbird Event Center*


Downtown Thunderbird Building

Sunday, April 8
8:30 –
11 a.m.
Registration - Erickson Alumni Pavilion
9 -11 a.m. Breakfast - Tower Lawn*
9 – 12 noon ThunderShop open
10 a.m. Transportation to Downtown Phoenix Campus*
10:45 a.m.    Visit to Downtown Campus and Presentation on Thunderbird’s Future, Site of Future Thunderbird Building with coffee offered
11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tours of Downtown Campus, lunch on own
1:30 p.m. Transportation to Thunderbird*

 *Registration fee required

Alumni Office: 602-978-7027

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Hotel information

Hotel and dorm rooms are now sold out.

Thunderbird Executive Inn 
(dorm rooms are still available)
1 Global Place
Glendale, Arizona 85306

Reserve by phone – 602-978-7987
Please mention the Thunderbird Campus Tribute when making your reservation

Hotel rate - $109 + tax per night
Dorm room rate - $40 + tax per night