University of Nebraska Medical Center

College of Dentistry 125th Anniversary Celebration & 2024 Alumni Reunion

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October 4-5, 2024

Embassy Suites by Hilton - Lincoln, Nebraska

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this special celebration!

Alumni class honor years are those ending in "4" or "9" however, all alumni are invited to attend and help mark the 125th anniversary.


Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln
1040 P Street - Lincoln, NE

We have a block of rooms for October 3 - October 6, 2024. Special room rate of $249/night (1 King) or $299/night (2 Queens). This block is only available until Thursday, September 12, 2024, or until full. 

Please note: the Husker football team is at home for their Homecoming game vs. Rutgers this weekend and hotel rooms in Lincoln will fill up quickly. We recommend that you make your reservation here or elsewhere as early as possible.

Book your room online or call 402.473.4719 and ask to book in the UNMC College of Dentistry Alumni Weekend block. 

Parking rates:

  • Overnight = $11.25 (valet is $22/day)
  • Hourly = the first hour is free; $1.25/hour thereafter (up to $11.25)

More details coming soon! Check back for updates.

Friday, October 4, 2024

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Check-In and Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            
Continuing Education – 3 Credit Hours 

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Local attractions in Lincoln or Break Time

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Time: TBD
Husker football vs. Rutgers (Homecoming game)

The College of Dentistry Alumni Association will have a block of tickets for sale in pairs. More information coming soon.

Musical Entertainment

Emil & DarielPerforming Rock Cello

The Raw Nerve

This is Lincoln, Nebraska's very own band, featuring dentists Drs. Pejsar, Jenkins, Schoettger, and Bavitz. 


Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer to serve as a class leader.

We are seeking alumni to serve as class leaders to help us with the planning and promotion of class parties.

This is primarily a consulting role, but we look to class leaders to communicate with their classmates to help with the promotion of the reunion, while a member of the alumni relations office handles the logistical details.

If you are interested in learning more or volunteering, please email alumni@unmc.edu or call 402-559-4385.

Class parties are only possible with the help of class leaders.

Nominate a colleague for an award.

Do you know alumni or others who deserve recognition for their outstanding contributions and/or service to the College of Dentistry, the College of Dentistry Alumni Association (CODAA), or their communities? Nominate them for one of the following CODAA Awards:

  • The Alumni Achievement Award is given based on an individual's outstanding career achievements in the dental or dental hygiene fields and/or civic involvement.
  • The Distinguished Service Award is given based on an individual's contributions to the UNMC CODAA and their contributions to the dental profession. 
  • The Honorary Life Membership Alumni Award is given to an individual who is not a dental alumnus but has demonstrated a dedication to and support for the UNMC College of Dentistry. 
  • The Outstanding Educator Award is given based on an individual's accomplishments in the dental profession and their sincere dedication to dental education.

Nomination Process

  • Submit a short (one typed page or less) description of the person's achievements, service activities, or other contributions that make them eligible for receiving the award.
  • Include your name and contact information.
  • Nominations are accepted continuously. The CODAA Board of Directors selects award winners annually.

Email nominations to: 

Dr. Jim Jenkins
Director of Alumni Affairs

Communicate with your classmates.

Make sure your colleagues know about the date for the reunion and make plans now to get together to celebrate your milestone reunion.

Update your contact information.

We want to ensure you receive the various email and mail communications that relate to the reunion.

Update your information with us.

We look forward to celebrating with you this fall!