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If you are taking the Caribbean Cruise, and need a room in New Orleans, please be aware that Saturday, April 23 is part of the Jazz Fest weekend and rooms are scarce and some restrictions apply to length of stay. Contact the Hampton Inn and Suites Worldwide (1-800-HAMPTON) TO MAKE A RESERVATION AT THE HAMPTON INN ON CAUSEWAY BLVD. ASAP TO RESERVE A ONE NIGHT STAY AT THE PRESENT RATE OF $189.00 AND UP. Please call Virginia (504-329-0092) if you have any further questions.

Hotel Telephone Reservations

Reservations will be telephoned directly to Hotel Reservation Department at 888-567-6667. In order to receive the group rate, callers must identify their affiliation with Gulf Park College Reunion Spectacular 2016.



We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Reunion Spectacular will be held on May 1- May 4 at the number one hotel on the Gulf Coast, the Beau Rivage Resort, in Biloxi for $109.00 per night with tax and fees $132.00.  The rooms are smoke free and include Gulf view if available at check in.  Please see beaurivage.com for hotel details and amenities.



May 1 President's Welcome Reception on Sunday from 5 - 6:30 PM
Sunday is Welcome Day with a complimentary reception at the president's home on Fort Bayou in Ocean Springs catered by the award winning Shed BBQ and Blues Joint.  The Shed was recently featured on the Food Network Channel.  Please see the shedbbq.com for their menu and awards.

May 2 is Sit and Visit Day
This day is for those who enjoy sitting and visiting at breakfast, the magnificent pool, the ice cream parlor and coffee shop at the Beau.  In the afternoon, you can visit while exploring quaint shops in Ocean Springs and touring the famous Walter Anderson Museum.  End the day with all of your friends at Aunt Jenny's on the Bayou featuring All You Can Eat catfish, shrimp, chicken and all the fixings.  You can check out their menu on line.

May 3 is Gulf Park Day
Spend the day at Gulf Park starting with the business meeting, followed by the Mixed Nuts luncheon in Hardy Hall.  During lunch we will have a slide show of days gone by.  Lunch will be followed with a serenade and memorial service under Friendship Oak.  You may also wish to take a stroll around the campus and visit the Heritage Room before returning to the Beau for our annual banquet.  

The banquet will be a full buffet at the Beau Rivage and will include wine and beer

May 4 is Your Day
The choices will be hard.  You can take a boat trip to Ship Island, casino hop among the 9 casinos in Biloxi including a totally smoke free casino with an excellent buffet that includes a variety of seafood, or a day trip to New Orleans for lunch in the French Quarter.  The day will end with a farewell party on a rooftop in the Garden District featuring a magnificent view of the City.

Stay tuned to the Bulletin Board and the Fall Oak Leaf for updates and complete registration information.

Cruise Information

Norwegian Dawn 2

Optional Cruise Presentation

Steps for Viewing the Cruise

Norwegian Freestyle Choice  (Imperative that you contact Isaac Maya @

954-514-4543  for the Gulf Park Group Rate !!!)


Dedicating of the GPC arch....2011 (click on link to read article)


USM's "Southern Connection" gave our alum a tour of the newly renovated Hardy Hall and Lloyd Hall July, 2013


Jimmy Buffett honors Mom, a 1940 Gulf Park Girl


Marilyn Short c/o '56 Obit
(Sincere thanks to her dear friend, Ellen Chadick, for sharing this)

Friendship Oak Article


Coast Magazine Article on GPC


Life Magazine Article


Last Graduating Class Article


Songbook from GPC Reunion 2011

Songbook from GPC Reunion 2013



Thanks to Dixie for this photo!