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J-School Generations

Mark your calendars!

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications will host its fifth annual J-School Generations during Homecoming Week, Oct. 29-31. The School of Journalism invites you to return to campus this fall and to re-connect with faculty, students and alumni. Be a part of alumni-led lectures and visit with faculty during this three-day event. You can network with tomorrow’s best and brightest students, reminisce with friends at a reception and celebrate your J-School pride on game day.

Making plans to join us? Here’s what you need to do:

  • Please book your hotel rooms now! Rooms are reserved at the Best Western, 785-843-9100, $55. These rooms are first-come, first served. Reference “J-School Generations” when making reservations.
  • A block of tickets is reserved for J-School Generations attendees to the KU vs. Oklahoma homecoming football game on Oct. 31. Tickets are $35 each. To reserve your seat, please click on “Begin Purchase” below and enter the provided promo code. Tickets will be emailed directly to you and can be printed from your computer. 

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Schedule of events:

Thursday, Oct. 29
Noon: Hot dog lunch, Clarkson Gallery

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Round-robin networking session, 210 Stauffer-Flint
6 p.m.: Alumni reception, Clarkson Gallery
(click here for registration)

Friday, Oct. 30
9 a.m.: Challenge project with students, 210 Stauffer-Flint
Noon: Alumni lunch, Clarkson Gallery
 (click here for registration)
1:30 p.m. Ribbon cutting of The Agency, 201 Stauffer-Flint

2 p.m.: Challenge presentation, Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

Saturday, Oct. 31
Open house at Stauffer-Flint Hall (two hours before kickoff; game time will be announced the week of the game)

Students, register for events here.

Questions? Contact the School of Journalism at jschool@ku.edu or 785-864-4755.

2015 guests

We are excited about our lineup of special alumni guests this year. See who is coming here!

Become a donor or sponsor

The connection between the J-School and its graduates is special. There are many ways for you to support the school and our students, faculty, and programs while achieving your philanthropic goals. To find out more about giving opportunities for the School of Journalism or to make a donation, click here.

Did you miss J-School Generations last year?

See some photos from J-School Generations 2014 here or visit our J-School Facebook page. Learn more about how J-School Generations is special for students and alumni in this YouTube video.

Social media

Facebook: Like our J-School Generations page to get the latest on this year's event plans and to hear from fellow alumni. 
Twitter: @KUJournalism #jschoolgenerations

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