Founders Week 2018 Events

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February 5–9, 2018



Alumni Tour

2:00 p.m.
Meet by the D. L. Moody Museum located in Smith Hall, 1st floor.


Class Reunion Dinners
The Alumni Association extends a special Founder’s Week invitation to the classes of 1968, 1978, 1993, and 2008 to attend a dinner just for you and your class.

1:00–4:00 p.m.
Check-in at The Commons
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Punch Reception
4:00–6:00 p.m.
Class Reunion Dinner


Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased in advance from the Alumni Office. Please purchase tickets by January 18, 2018.

Founder’s Week Opening Session
There will be reserved seating for the above classes until 6:45 p.m. The opening session begins at 7:00 p.m.

Shuttle Bus
A shuttle bus will be available after 6:00 p.m. at Wells and Institute Place to take you to The Moody Church for the opening session.

Class dinner attendees will need to arrange transportation from their hotel to campus for class dinners. Shuttle service from the hotels will not be available on Monday before 6:00 p.m.

Root Beer Social
Alumni celebrating a 50th, 40th, 25th and 10th reunion are invited to a root beer social at The Moody Church in Room 103 following the Monday evening session.



Alumni Day

9:30 a.m.
Speaker: James Ford Jr ’84
Torrey-Grey Auditorium
10:45 a.m.
Presentation of Faculty Citation Award
Speaker: Dennis Hollinger ’69
Torrey-Gray Auditorum
12:15 p.m.
Annual Alumni Banquet
Student Dining Room
Tickets: $15 per person
2:30 p.m.
Alumni Activities with Coffee and Dessert

1968 (50th)
1978 (40th)
Highlighting ’53, ’58, ’63, ’73, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, and ‘13

Alumni Student Center Fellowship Hall
6:00 p.m.
​Shuttle bus to The Moody Church for evening session
The bus will depart from Wells and Institute Place.
7:00 p.m.
​Presentation of Alumnus of the Year Award
Speaker: Mike Bullmore ’79
The Moody Church
9:00 p.m.
​​Open Reception for Alumnus of the Year
The Moody Church



Order tickets for the Reunion Dinner and Alumni Banquet, on sale through January 18, 2018.


Mail: Check payable to Moody Alumni Association, along with your name and address to Moody Alumni Association, 820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610.

Phone: Call our office at (312) 329-4412.

In Person: Stop by the Alumni Office.

Don’t delay—order now!

Monday’s reunion dinners and Tuesday’s Alumni Banquet tickets must be purchased in advance and are nonrefundable.

To ensure delivery before Founder’s Week, please place orders before 1/12/2018. Ticket orders received after this date may be picked up at the Alumni Office. Tickets will not be held without payment.



To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly and ask for the special Moody Bible Institute Founder’s Week rate (rate does not include tax). Rates subject to availability. Make your reservation by January 3, 2018.

Best Western River North Hotel
(312) 467-0800
125 W. Ohio St. (five blocks from Moody)
$79 Single, $99 Double (prices for 2/4–2/10/2018)
Free breakfast included
Free parking during Founder’s Week

Hampton Inn & Suites
(800) 429-1152
33 W. Illinois St. (9 blocks from Moody)
$96 per night (price for 2/4–2/9/2018)
Free breakfast included

Hotel Indigo Downtown Gold Coast
(312) 787-4980
1244 N. Dearborn Parkway (eight blocks from Moody)
$79 Queen and $89 King/Double per night (prices for 2/4–2/10/2018)

Residence Inn by Marriott
(312) 943-9800 or (800) 331-3131
201 E. Walton Place (eight blocks from Moody)
$115 Studio and $132 One Bedroom (prices for 2/4–2/10/2018)
Includes hot breakfast buffet daily
Discounted parking rate of $29 per night

Shuttle buses will be provided between these hotels and The Moody Church beginning on Monday evening at 6 p.m. Buses run to campus for daytime sessions Tuesday–Friday.

For more detailed information about hotel accommodations, visit



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

Stay for a few minutes or all day. Feel free to make yourself at home and use our office as a meeting place for your friends and family.

Don’t miss the Reunion Dinner and the Alumni Banquet. Please purchase tickets by January 18, 2018.


(312) 329-4412


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