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Founder’s Week Alumni Activities

Founder’s Week 2020 Alumni Activities

February 4–7, 2020

Join us for alumni events at Founder’s Week—the oldest and largest free Bible conference in the world. You’ll hear today’s foremost Christian leaders and worship with refreshing musical artists. Catch a fresh vision for making God’s Word the center of your life!

Most of all, you’ll reconnect with alumni friends as you participate in the events on Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7. Don’t forget—this year, Alumni Day has changed to Friday!



Thursday, February 6
1:00–4:00 p.m. Alumni Student Center, The Commons
Alumni Tour
2:00 p.m. Meet by the D. L. Moody Museum, Smith Hall 1st floor
Class Dinners
The Alumni Association extends a special Founder’s Week invitation to the classes of 1970, 1980, 1995, and 2010 to a punch reception followed by dinner just for you and your class.*
3:00–4:00 p.m. Punch Reception for Class Reunion Dinners
4:00–6:00 p.m. Reunion Dinner
Evening Session
7:00 p.m. Evening session
Speaker: Francis Chan
The Moody Church**
Root Beer Social
After session Alumni celebrating a 50th, 40th, 25th, and 10th, reunion are invited to a root beer social following the evening session at The Moody Church in Visitors Center.

*Please purchase tickets by January 22, 2020 from the Alumni Office.
**Reserved seating for the class of 1970, 1980, 1995, and 2010 will be available until 6:45 p.m. at The Moody Church.


Friday, February 7 – Alumni Day
Morning Sessions
9:30 a.m. Speaker: Kerwin Rodriguez '09
Torrey-Gray Auditorium
10:45 a.m. Presentation of Faculty Citation Award
Speaker Bryndan Loritts '03
Torrey-Gray Auditorium
Annual Alumni Banquet
Noon Student Dining Room
Tickets: $15 per person*
All-Alumni Coffee and Dessert Social
2:30 p.m. Highlighting ’55, ’60, ’65, ’75, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00, ’05, ’10, and ’15 – Alumni Student Center, 2nd Floor
Class of 1970 (50th) Social – ASC 1, Northfield Room,
Class of 1980 (40th) Social – Culby 1, Great Room
Dorm Open House
4:00 p.m. Houghton, Culbertson, Smith Halls
Evening Session
6:00 p.m. Shuttle Bus to The Moody Church for the evening session. The bus will depart from Wells and Institute Place

7:00 p.m.

Presentation of the Alumnus of the Year Award
Speaker: Dr. Mark Jobe '84
Music: TBD
The Moody Church
Reception for Alumnus of the Year
9:00 p.m. The Moody Church, Visitors Center

*Please purchase tickets by January 22, 2020 from the Alumni Office.


Hotel Information

Our guests are invited to take advantage of discounted hotel rates. For reservations, please contact the hotel directly and ask for the special Moody rate. Rates are subject to availability and are generally available until 30 day prior.

Best Western River North
(312) 467-0800
125 W. Ohio Street, (five blocks from Moody)
$85 per night—King or Double
(rates apply from Feb. 2–8, 2020)
Free breakfast included (2 per room)
Discount parking $15 per night

Hampton Inn & Suites
(800) 429-1152
33 W. Illinois Street (nine blocks from Moody)
$82 per night—King or Double
(rates apply from Feb. 4–9, 2020)
Free breakfast included
Valet parking $44

Residence Inn by Marriott
(312) 943-9800
201 E. Walton Place (eight blocks from Moody)
$89 Studio and $109 One Bedroom per night
(rates apply between the dates of Feb. 4–10, 2020)
Free breakfast included
Discount parking $29 per night

Visit for more detailed hotel information.


Shuttle Busses

Shuttle Busses will be provided between these hotels and The Moody Church beginning on Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. Buses will run from these selected hotels to campus for the daytime sessions Wednesday through Friday. Buses will run from campus to The Moody Church for the evening session and will return to the hotel following the evening session.


Coffee and Fellowship

The Moody Alumni Office will be open each day during Founder’s Week from 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. We invite you to stop by our office in Smith Hall and relax over a cup of hot coffee.

The Alumni Office is a good meeting place for your friends and family.