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RFU Fest

October 19-20, 2018

Register for RFU Fest
Register for Medallion Dinner
Please complete the Medallion Dinner form only if you

  • have received a specific Medallion Awards Dinner invitation; or
  • are a RFU scholarship benefactor (named, endowed, $1K+); or
  • a 2018 Philanthropy Medallion or Alumni Award Recipient.

For all other guests, please click on the Register for RFU Fest button.


Warwick Allerton Hotel
701 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

For your convenience, a block of hotel rooms has been arranged for RFU Fest attendees at an exclusive rate of $179 plus taxes per night. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and discounts will expire on September 19 at 5:00 pm.

Book now at or call 877-701-8111 and ask for the Rosalind Franklin University rate.


Please Join Us As We 

Celebrate milestone reunion classes: CMS 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008

Recognize distinguished alumni:

  • Michael Drachler, MD '78 
  • Dennis R. Frisch, DPM '82 
  • Evelyn C. Lewis, MD '83 
  • Michael E. Kordecki, DPT '03 

Honor scholarship donors and student recipients, and 

Bestow the inaugural Philanthropy Medallion.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 19

Welcome Center and RFU Discovery Tours
10:00 am / RFU DNA Café 
Make this your first stop to pick up your weekend schedule, greet your colleagues and take a guided tour of campus.

Alumni Symposium: Innovations in Medical Education and Biomedical Discovery
11:00 am / RFU Multiple Venues
Our engaging students, faculty and leaders will take you on an immersive journey to showcase how we're improving education, while also partnering with industry collaborators to advance pioneering developments in the research lab into life-changing and life-saving therapeutics, all to improve patient care.

Leadership Luncheon
1:00 pm / RFU Centennial Room 
Meet senior leaders, researchers and faculty and learn more about RFU’s innovative vision for the future.  

Dr. John J. Sheinin Legacy Lobby Dedication
2:30 pm / RFU Main Lobby
John J. Sheinin, MD, PhD, DSc, President of Chicago Medical School from 1950–1966, will be honored with a portrait re-dedication commemorating his leadership of CMS and vision for establishing the university.

RFU Fest Cocktails and Conversations
6:30 pm / Warwick Allerton – Chicago 
Unite with classmates and friends. Enjoy delicious food as you connect over cocktails and share your best RFU stories. 

Class Reunion Dinners
7:30 pm / Warwick Allerton – Chicago  
Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008. Enjoy the company of good friends at your milestone class reunion dinner. Relive old times and make new memories. Class photos will be taken.

Saturday, October 20

Chicago Medical District Bus Tour
10:00 am / Departs from Warwick Allerton – Chicago 
Take a guided bus tour of today’s Illinois Medical District and see the sites where RFU’s schools and colleges were founded. 

RFU Fest Inaugural Medallion Awards Dinner and Dance 
6:00 pm Cocktails / Buckingham Ballroom, Warwick Allerton – Chicago 
7:30 pm Dinner / Dance / Tip Top Tap Ballroom, Warwick Allerton – Chicago 
We invite you to join us in the support of our extraordinary students and the celebration of our alumni honorees and milestone reunion classes.


Transportation to/from Chicago must be arranged by attendee.

@ Warwick Allerton Hotel – Chicago: Frequent limousine, taxi, rideshare and bus services are available to and from all airports and train stations. Valet parking ($60.00 overnight) in/out privilege.

@ RFU: Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from RFU Fest activities for registered guests. Please indicate your interest in this free service as part of your registration.

Memory Album Form

Complete your Memory Album Form