Date:

October 25-28, 2018

Location:

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

# of Classmates Registered:

249

About the 47.5 Year Reunion

Classmates – This year the Navy - Notre Dame football classic will be played for the first time in San Diego. Our Class Officers and Board of Directors decided to hold a reunion in conjunction with the game, calling it our 47.5-Year Reunion. Time flies, and we only gather every few years, so we urge you to make time to join hundreds of your Classmates and their families for an awesome weekend! We have Class-wide events, company events, a tailgate and game, and plenty of free time to catch up with your long-lost Company mates and explore San Diego. Your San Diego Reunion Committee has been working to make this reunion unique, focusing on camaraderie and low-key socializing. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego in October!

Headquarters Hotel:

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108-1620

Special Hotel Room Reservations Available:

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

Start date: Thursday, 10/25/18

End date: Sunday, 10/28/18

Last day to book: 9/25/18

Special group rate at of $159.00 USD per night.

Link: Book your group rate for 82018 USNA CLASS OF 1971 REUNION

See Event Schedule Register

Event Schedule

Thursday, 10/25/18
1200 - 1800

Reunion Arrival Check-In

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108

Thursday, 10/25/18
1800 - 2200

Thursday Night Welcome Reception

Menu: Chilled Garden Selection, Trio of Hummus, Pork Pot Stickers, Thai Chicken Skewers, Coconut Shrimp. No-Host Cash Bar. Cost: $60 per person.

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108

Friday, 10/26/18
0630 -

Bus to Golf Course

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108

Friday, 10/26/18
0800 -

Friday Morning Golf Outing

Admiral Baker Golf Course (located about 3 miles from the Marriott). Time: 8:00 AM Shotgun Start. Format: Team Scramble. Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided from/to the Marriott for all golfers. Includes Green Fees and Cart. Prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Longest Drive & Closest to Pin). Menu: Coffee & Donuts, Clubhouse Lunch. Cost: $75 per person.

Admiral Baker Golf Course (about 3 miles from the Marriott)
2400 Admiral Baker Rd #3604, San Diego, CA 92124

Friday, 10/26/18
0800 - 1800

Reunion Arrival Check-In

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108

Friday, 10/26/18
0900 - 1600

Discount Tickets For Old Town Trolley Hop-On/Off City Tours

The Reunion Committee has made arrangements for 45 discounted tickets on Friday on the Old Town Trolley which operates Hop On/Hop Off City Tours. This public tour travels through the cities of San Diego and Coronado. Duration of entire tour is a minimum of two hours. The tour goes from Old Town State Park to the Embarcadero along the Harbor to the USS Midway & Maritime Museums, into Seaport Village, the Marriott/Convention Center, Horton Plaza, San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter, over the Bay Bridge to the Island of Coronado, and return to Old Town via Balboa Park and Little Italy. This public tour offers stops at each destination, and the hop-on/off option allows you flexibility, since additional trolleys stop at these locations continuously from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. NOTE: The Old Town Trolley tours do not stop at the Marriott Mission Valley hotel. They begin and end at Old Town Historical Park. For your convenience, the Reunion Shuttle Bus will stop at the Old Town Historical Park where you can board this tour. For more details visit the Old Town Trolley website at https://www.historictours.com/sandiego/index.php. The special Reunion discounted tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis for $32 per adult and $20 per child 4 and older, a 20% discount. Sorry, but there are only 45 discount tickets available, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Log into Registration and reserve your ticket there. Your tickets will be available at the Reunion Check-In.

Old Town Historical Park
Reunion Shuttle Bus will stop here, San Diego, CA 92110

Friday, 10/26/18
0900 - 1700

FREE Shuttle Bus Service to selected San Diego area tourist attractions

On Friday, October 26, your official Reunion Name Tag will provide you with a free shuttle bus service to various San Diego tourist areas. A bus will operate from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM with departures from the Marriott Mission Valley hotel, every hour and a half. In other words, one bus will be making a 1.5 hour round trip. Its stops will include Old Town Historical Park, Balboa Park (Museums & Zoo), USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village, and the Gaslamp District. Be sure to wear your Reunion Name Tag to use the shuttle. A detailed bus schedule will be published.

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108

Friday, 10/26/18
1430 -

Bus from Golf Course

Admiral Baker Golf Course
2400 Admiral Baker Rd #3604, San Diego, CA 92124

Friday, 10/26/18
1800 - 2200

Friday Night Cocktail Party

Bruschetta Bar - Tomato Balsamic, Truffle White Bean, Forest Mushroom, Artichoke Tomato, Toasted Baguettes. Salad Bar – Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Carrots, Kalamata Olives, Smoked Bacon, Garbanzo Beans, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Hard Boiled Eggs, Artichokes, Oregano Vinaigrette & Raspberry Walnut Dressing. Pasta Station – Tortellini, Cavatappi, Roasted Garlic Alfredo, Pomodoro, Shaved Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Breadsticks. Slider Bar – BBQ Pulled Pork, Angus Beef Served with House Chips and Appropriate Condiments. Wings Bar – Thai & Buffalo with Carrots, Celery, Ranch & Blue Cheese Dressing. No-Host Cash Bar. Cost: $110 per person

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108

Saturday, 10/27/18
-

Informal Company Gatherings

Saturday evening is reserved for Company events. Contact your Company Representative for details.

San Diego
Various, San Diego, CA 92108

Saturday, 10/27/18
1400 - 1700

Pregame Tailgate Party

~SOLD OUT~
Tailgate Time: Game time is 5:00 pm local. We will join the Alumni Association’s "Beat Notre Dame Tailgate Party” that will start about 2:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm (kickoff).

Tailgate Tickets: We’ve arranged to sell tickets for seats at Class of 1971 tables to be grouped together outside the huge Tailgate Tent. To order your Tailgate tickets, LOGIN on the Registration page, and then click on the red box “Complete Registration and Pay or Add More". On the “Reunion Events” page, scroll down to Saturday’s “Pregame Tailgate Party” and select those for whom you want a Tailgate ticket, adding them to your Shopping Cart for Checkout. Cost: $75 per person. We will include your tickets in your Check-in packet.

To buy Tailgate tickets for those not attending other Reunion Events, such as for family or friends, simply add their names as a Guest by clicking on the blue “Add More” box under “Who is joining you for the Reunion?”. Their name will appear on the “Reunion Events” page so you can add them to your Shopping Cart. Cost: $75 per person.

If you’d prefer to buy individual Tailgate tickets at only $60 per person, purchase those Tailgate tickets directly from the Alumni Association’s website. NOTE: Those $60 tickets do not include a seat at a table.

San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (Formerly Qualcomm Stadium and former home of the San Diego Chargers, 2 miles from the Marriott)
9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Saturday, 10/27/18
1700 - 2100

Navy Football vs Notre Dame

Game Time: 5:00 pm local. Sorry, but the Class of 1971 block of 500 tickets is no longer available from NAAA. FYI, those seats are in Plaza Sections 43 and 44. In fact, Navy Sports no longer has any tickets left to sell. You’ll need to find your own tickets from sites such as Ticketmaster. ADA seating: For questions or to purchase wheelchair or other ADA seating for the Navy-Notre Dame game, please call the Holiday Bowl ticket office at (619) 283-5808 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Pacific time, Monday-Friday.

San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (Formerly Qualcomm Stadium and former home of the San Diego Chargers, 2 miles from the Marriott)
9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Sunday, 10/28/18
1000 - 1400

Sunday Morning Farewell Brunch

Brunch Menu: Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Seasonal Fresh Fruits , Freshly Baked Breakfast Breads, Pastries, Butter & Fruit Preserves, Bagels, Scones, Honey & Cream Cheese, French Toast with Warm Maple Syrup, Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Herb Roasted Breakfast Potatoes, Applewood Smoked Bacon & Sausage Links, Freshly Brewed Coffee & Decaffeinated Coffee & Selection of Teas. Cost: $65 per person.

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108

Shout Outs

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions to have an enjoyable weekend.

Why is there a Registration Fee?

The Registration Fee pays for the registration website, bus transportation, and operating expenses.

When does Registration close?

Registration closes on 26 August 2018, to give the Committee ample time to arrange the events. Registrations after that date will incur a $200 Late Registration Fee.

Can I pay by PayPal or check?

No, only credit cards are accepted.

Do I need to pay in full now?

No, you can register now, but you must pay in full before Registration closes on 26 August 2018. We recommend paying now so you don’t forget. During checkout you will have the option of paying monthly which will be your total divided by the number of months remaining until 26 August 2018. Please note that charges will display on your credit card bill from "SignUpNow.Events".

Do I need a football game ticket to attend the Tailgate?

No. You can attend the Alumni Tailgate and not go into the stadium. The football game is separate from the Alumni Tailgate, with separately purchased tickets

Can I attend the football game but not the Tailgate?

Yes. The football game is separate from the Alumni Tailgate, with separately purchased tickets.

Will there be bus transportation?

Bus transportation will be provided to Friday’s golf outing and on Saturday to/from the stadium. On Friday, your official Reunion Name Tag will provide you with a free shuttle bus service to various San Diego tourist areas. A detailed bus schedule will be published.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Reunion Chairman. We understand emergencies occur.

Gee, this sure seems expensive.

The Reunion Committee has been working for months to make this reunion unique, focusing on camaraderie and low-key socializing. We promise not to run out of food or chairs.

How can I purchase football tickets?

Game Time: 5:00 pm local. Sorry, but the Class of 1971 block of 500 tickets is no longer available from NAAA. FYI, those seats are in Plaza Sections 43 and 44. In fact, Navy Sports no longer has any tickets left to sell. You’ll need to find your own tickets from sites such as Ticketmaster.

Is there ADA Disability seating at the football game?

ADA seating: For questions or to purchase wheelchair or other ADA seating for the Navy-Notre Dame game, please call the Holiday Bowl ticket office at (619) 283-5808 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Pacific time, Monday-Friday.

Our Reunion Committee

If you see any of these classmates, please give them a huge thank you as they have given of their time and efforts to help make the reunion fun and enjoyable for everyone!