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2017 General Schedule of Events

Final schedule as of 6/7/17.
Schedule, programs, and events are subject to change—please check your specific class schedule upon arrival.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

10am

50th Reunion Class of 1967 Arrives on Campus
Davison House

6pm–9pm

Class of 1967 Welcome Reception & Casual Buffet Dinner
(Tickets required)
Dining Room, Alumnae House

Friday, June 9, 2017

7am–9am

Classes of 1957 & 1962 Continental Breakfast
Multi-Purpose Room, Jewett

9am–10pm

Check-in for Class of 2007 at the Town Houses
TH-50, Town Houses

9am–10pm

Reunion Welcome Center Open
Classes of 1957, 1962, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2012
Aula, Ely Hall

9am–5pm

Vassar Haiti Project Art & Handcraft Sale
Their threefold mission is to support the welfare of artists in Haiti, to foster sustainable development in the Haitian village of Chermaitre, and to mentor Vassar students in the principles and practice of global citizenship.
North Atrium, College Center

11am

Arboretum Walking Tour
Led by Jeff Horst, Director of Operations
Main Circle, Main Building

12pm

Bus Leaves NYC for Vassar
Reservations are $35 each way, pre-purchase required
Bryant Park on 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan, NYC

1:30pm–2:30pm

ALUMNAE/I COLLEGE PROGRAMS - Session I
Various lectures, performances, and tours of the new Bridge for Laboratory Sciences Building
Schedule of Lectures, Performances, and Tours

2pm

Bus arrives from NYC (Bryant Park)
Time is approximate
Main Circle, Main Building

2pm–3:30pm

Walkway Over the Hudson, Historic State Park - Bus Trip
Bus departs promptly at 2pm for Highland entrance of the Walkway for a 1.28 mile walk across the renovated 19th century railroad bridge transformed into the world's longest linear park. Bus departs Poughkeepsie side of the Walkway at 3:15am for return to Vassar. (Weather permitting. Please wear comfortable shoes.)
Main Circle, Main Building

2pm–3:30pm

Springside National Historic Landmark Tour - Bus Trip
Join Vassar College Professor Emeritus, Geography, Harvey Flad, and Virginia Hancock, Vice-President, Springside Landscape Restoration for a guided walking tour of this National Historic Landmark, the summer home of Matthew Vassar. Springside was designed by Andrew Jackson Downing, the father of Landscape Architecture. After the tour, the group will return to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center to view the Gritten Paintings of Springside. (Bus leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m. First come basis; weather permitting. Please wear comfortable shoes.)
Main Circle, Main Building

2pm–4pm

Vassar Ecological Preserve and Environmental Cooperative Tour - Bus Trip
Please join us for a guided tour of the Vassar Ecological Preserve, an invaluable resource where our community learns about conservation, sustainability, and the natural world. Bus departs promptly at 2pm. We will learn about the history and current uses of the land. We will take a short walk on the preserve to discuss current research, outreach and restoration projects. The guided tour will end with the recently renovated wing of the old cow barn, now home to the Environmental Cooperative. Please wear sensible shoes and long pants.
Main Circle, Main Building

3pm–4pm

Alumnae/i College Programs - Session II
Various lectures, performances, and tours of the new Bridge for Laboratory Sciences Building
Schedule of Lectures, Performances, and Tours

4pm–5pm

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Meetings
President’s Conference Room, Main Building

4pm–5:30pm

Night Owls Rehearsal and Reception
Join fellow returning Night Owls for a fun rehearsal and run-through for the Saturday reunion mini-concert.
Room 200, Rockefeller Hall

4pm–6pm

Dorm Hospitality Bars Open
Dorm Headquarters, as follows:
Classes of 1957 & 1962: Multi-Purpose Room, Jewett
Class of 1967: Multi-Purpose Room, Davison
Classes of 1972 & 1982: Multi-Purpose Room, Lathrop
Class of 1977: Multi-Purpose Room, Josselyn
Class of 1987: Multi-Purpose Room, Strong
Class of 1992: Multi-Purpose Room, Cushing
Classes of 1997 & 2002: Multi-Purpose Room, Raymond
Class of 2007: Town House Tent
Class of 2012: Third Floor, Main

4:30pm–5:30pm

Alumnae/i College Programs - Session III
Various lectures, performances, and tours of the new Bridge for Laboratory Sciences Building
Schedule of Lectures, Performances, and Tours

4:30pm–5:30pm

Millay Variations
A program of words and songs drawn from the milieu of Edna St. Vincent Millay, commemorating both her 125th birthday and the 100th anniversary of her commencement from Vassar. The presentation will include poetry by and about Millay, musical settings of her work, and excerpts from letters to and from Millay. Brief remarks by Millay Literary Executor and scholar, Holly Peppe, will precede the program.
Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

4:30pm–5pm

FLLAC “Director’s Choice”
James Mundy ’74, The Anne Hendricks Bass Director, leads a special viewing and discussion of a rare medieval Limoges dove acquired by the Art Center in 2017.
Art Center Pavilion, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

5pm–7pm

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center All-Class Welcome Reception
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

5:45pm–7pm

Shabbat Services
The Bayit, 51 Collegeview Ave. (outside North Gate)

6pm–8pm

Children’s Activity - Bouncy Castles, Ages 3-14, Rain or Shine
Recommended for ages 3-14. No children under the age of 3 will be permitted.
Bays 3 & 4, Walker Field House

7pm–9pm

Class of 1957 Dinner at the C.I.A.
(Tickets required)
Ristorante Caterina de Medici, Culinary Institute of America

7pm–9pm

Classes of 1972-2012 BBQ Dinner
(Tickets required)
Walker Field Tent

7pm–9:30pm

Class of 1962 Dinner at The Mill Restaurant
(Tickets required) 46 Vassar Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Tel: 845-214-0000
The Mill Restaurant

9:15pm Twilight

Fireworks over Sunset Lake
(time approximate)
Weather permitting, rain date: Saturday Night 9:15pm

10pm

Reunion Welcome Center Closes
Aula, Ely Hall

10pm–12am

Hospitality Bars Open
As follows:
Classes of 1957 & 1962: Multi-Purpose Room, Jewett
Class of 1967: Multi-Purpose Room, Davison
Classes of 1972 & 1982: Multi-Purpose Room, Lathrop
Class of 1977: Multi-Purpose Room, Josselyn
Class of 1987: Multi-Purpose Room, Strong
Class of 1992: Multi-Purpose Room, Cushing
Class of 1997: Multi-Purpose Room, Raymond
Class of 2002 Hospitality in The Mug (private function): The Mug, College Center
Class of 2007: Town House Tent
Class of 2012: Third Floor, Main

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

7am–9am

Class of 1977 Continental Breakfast
Multi-Purpose Room, Josselyn

7am–9am

Classes of 1957 and 1962 Continental Breakfast
Multi-Purpose Room, Jewett

7am–9am

Classes of 1972-2012 Breakfast Buffet
(Tickets required)
Walker Tents, Walker Field House

9am–7pm

Reunion Welcome Center Open
Aula, Ely Hall

9am–7pm

Check-in for Class of 2007 at the Town Houses
TH-50, Town Houses

9am–4pm

Vassar Haiti Project Art & Handcraft Sale
Their threefold mission is to support the welfare of artists in Haiti, to foster sustainable development in the Haitian village of Chermaitre, and to mentor Vassar students in the principles and practice of global citizenship.
North Atrium, College Center

9:30am

All Reunion Classes Line Up for Annual Alumnae/i Parade (locations below)
Carts are reserved for 65th Reunion Class and earlier. Transportation shuttles are available for other non-walkers & guests, leaving from in front of Main, dropping off passengers in front of the Athletic Center where riders can join the rest of the class. The parade will take place rain or shine - we reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances.
Along the route starting from the front of Main Building, as follows:

AAVC Board members line up for the parade: On the North side of Main Circle; look for "AAVC" banner
Classes of 1942, 1947: Along the walk in front of Main Building
Class of 1952: West side corner of Main Drive across from Main Circle at Canopy
Class of 1957: West side of Main Drive between bus canopy and Chapel path
Class of 1962: Chapel Path at Main Drive
Class of 1967: Main Drive in front of the President's House
Class of 1972: South West lawn of Main Drive
Class of 1977: South side or Main Drive opposite Main
Class of 1982: Corner at Ferry House
Class of 1987: South lawn opposite Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film
Class of 1992: In front of Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film
Class of 1997: Vogelstein South Parking Lot
Class of 2002: Driveway behind Sanders Classroom
Class of 2007: Doubleday Lane near Sunset Bridge
Class of 2012: East of Sunset Bridge

10am

Annual Alumnae/i Parade & "Celebrate Vassar" including AAVC Annual Meeting
80 years of Vassar classes, the embodiment of 
Vassar’s heritage, parade from Main Building to the Athletics & Fitness Center for "Celebrate Vassar!" including the AAVC Annual Meeting. The parade will take place rain or shine - we reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances.
Athletics and Fitness Center

11:50am

Class of 1962 shuttle from "Celebrate Vassar" to MPR, College Center
(Time approximate) for lunch after the Celebration

12pm–1:20pm

Class of 1962 Boxed Lunch & "Creativity Panel"
(Tickets required)
Multi-Purpose Room, College Center

12pm–1:15pm

Class of 1972 Boxed Lunch & 50th Reunion Strategy Meeting
(Tickets required)
Small center tent, Walker Field Tent

12pm–4pm

Class of 2012 Founder's Day Hill Hang-Out
Join your classmates in reliving the chill gloriousness of Founder's Day with an afternoon Class of 2012 hang-out on The Hill – you know the one. Heading to department and group receptions? Consider this your home base before and after! Bring lunch, blankets, tunes, games, and whatever else you need to relive the glory days.
Walker Field Tent

12pm–1pm

All-Class Boxed Lunch (except Vintage, '62 & '67)
(Tickets required)
Walker Tents, Walker Field House

1pm–4pm

Vassar Devil & Angel Ice Cream Cafe on the Quad
“Are you a Devil, or an Angel?” Traditional and new variations of Devils and Angels created by Main Course Caterers. Cash only please.
Tent on the Quad

1:30pm–2:15pm

Admissions Tour Lite
Led by current Vassar students, tours are offered to families with high school aged students, but appropriate for all. Meet on the front porch of the Kautz Admission House. Limited to the first 24 attendees; priority is given to families attending with high school aged children.
On the front porch, Kautz Admission House

1:30pm–2:30pm

“An Hour with the President”
Q&A with Interim President Jonathan Chenette and representatives of the senior staff
Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

2pm–4pm

A. Scott Warthin Museum of Geology & Natural History Open
Hosted by the Department of Earth Science & Geography. First commissioned in 1862 at the request of Matthew Vassar, see the many exciting additions to the original collection of rocks, minerals and fossils.
Ely Hall

2pm–4pm

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Curatorial Tours
2:00 & 3:00: James Mundy, tour of current exhibition, In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura
2:00: Mary-Kay Lombino, tour of Modern and Contemporary galleries
3:00: Patricia Phagan, tour of Hudson River School galleries
2:00 – 4:00: Afternoon iced tea and lemonade in the Sculpture Garden
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

2pm–4pm

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Refreshments in the Sculpture Garden
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

2pm–5pm

Children’s Activities - Ages 3-14, Rain or Shine
2pm-4pm Face Painting & temporary tattoos;
2pm-5pm Bouncy Castles (Recommended for ages 3 to 14 - no children under the age of 3 will be permitted in the inflatables.)
Bays 3 & 4, Walker Field House

2:30pm–4pm

Urban Studies/Sociology Department Reception
Gold Parlor, Second Floor, Main Building

2:30pm–4pm

Education Department Reception
Judith Loeb Chiara ’49 Center, Maria Mitchell Observatory

2:30pm–4pm

Physics & Astronomy Alums Reception
Hosted by Brian Daly, Associate Professor of Physics and Chair of Physics and Astronomy. Join faculty, current students, and fellow alums and take a tour of the newly renovated Sanders Physics Building.
Sanders Physics Building

2:30pm–4:30pm

Drama Department Costume Area Open House
An introduction to Vassar's research collection of historic clothing, maintained by the Drama Department
Room 015, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

2:30pm–4:30pm

Alumnae/i Author Meet & Greet
Vassar College Store, Juliet, 60 Raymond Avenue

2:30pm–5pm

WVKR Station Studio Reception
Vassar's Independent Radio Station
3rd Floor, accessible via elevator behind the Retreat, College Center

2:30pm–5:30pm

Bus Tour to Special Open House for Vassar Alumnae/i at The Kimlin Cider Mill
Thanks to The Cider Mill Friends of Open Space & Historic Preservation, Inc., a non-profit group, the Mill is still standing and currently being stabilized and restored. While the open house reuns until 5:30pm, we will also offer a shuttle bus from 2:30-3:30pm - meet in front of Main, first come basis.
140 Cedar Avenue, Poughkeepsie, just 2 miles from campus, Kimlin Cider Mill

3pm–4pm

Classes of 1987 & 1992 Tea in the Rose Parlor
Rose Parlor, Main Building

3pm–4pm

Class of 2007 "What's New" Guided Campus Walking Tour
Led by Jeff Horst, Director of Operations, the tour will highlight campus additions and improvements since 2007.
Main Circle, Main Building

3pm–4pm

Alumnae/i College Programs - Session IV
Various lectures, performances, and tours of the new Bridge for Laboratory Sciences Building
Schedule of Lectures, Performances, and Tours

3pm–4pm

Class of 1967 "Vassar Voices"
Open to all, this work was originally conceived by Lance Ringel and Christopher Grabowski and uses actual letters, speeches, articles, etc. by the famous (Matthew Vassar, Maria Mitchell) and not-so-famous to tell the story — sometimes amusing, always inspiring — of Vassar’s first 150 years. Created and performed as part of Vassar's Sesquicentennial celebrations, this year’s edition features members and additional pieces added by the Class of 1967.
Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

3pm–4pm

Ferry House Reunion
Ferry House Patio

3pm–4:30pm

History Department Reception
Swift Hall

3pm–4:30pm

Department of Athletics and Physical Education Reunion & Networking Reception
For alums who played varsity athletics at Vassar. Reconnect with friends, teammates, coaches and administrators.
Atrium, Athletic and Fitness Center

3pm–4:30pm

LGBTQIA Reception
LGBTQ Center, 2nd Floor, Room 213, College Center

3pm–4:30pm

A Reception for International Alumnae/i
Please join us on Reunion Weekend for our second reunion reception to honor returning international students, a special opportunity to celebrate YOU, your experience at Vassar as an international student, and everything that has happened in your life since then. Reminisce and relive fun stories, reconnect with fellow alums and OIS staff, and find out what’s new in the international community. Sponsored by the Office of International Services (OIS), Lila and Andrew Meade, PhD (Director), and Shani Robyn Cox, Post-bac Fellow.
Jade Parlor, Main Building

3pm–5pm

Economics Department Reception
Blodgett Hall

4pm–5pm

Jewish Life Open House in the Bayit
Home for Jewish campus life at Vassar, the Bayit hosts weekly Shabbat services and dinners, meetings of members of the Vassar Jewish Union (VJU) as well as a wide range of social, cultural, and educational programs throughout the year. Hosted by Joey Glick, the Interim Rose and Irving Rachlin Director for Jewish Student Life, and the VJU.
The Bayit, 51 Collegeview Avenue (outside North Gate)

4pm–5pm

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Meetings
President’s Conference Room, Main Building

4pm–5:15pm

Class of 1972 Kimlin Cider Mill Bus Trip
Thanks to The Cider Mill Friends of Open Space & Historic Preservation, Inc., a non-profit group, the Mill is still standing and currently being stabilized and restored. While the open house runs until 5:30pm, we will offer a Class of 1972 shuttle bus 4pm-5pm - meet in front of Main, first come basis.
Main Circle, Main Building

4pm–6pm

Dorm Hospitality Bars Open
Dorm Headquarters, as follows:
Classes of 1957 & 1962: Multi-Purpose Room, Jewett
Class of 1967: Multi-Purpose Room, Davison
Classes of 1972 & 1982: Multi-Purpose Room, Lathrop
Class of 1977 (with Open Mic Coffeehouse): Multi-Purpose Room, Josselyn
Class of 1987: Multi-Purpose Room, Strong
Class of 1992: Multi-Purpose Room, Cushing
Classes of 1997 & 2002: Multi-Purpose Room, Raymond
Class of 2007: Town House Tent
Class of 2012: Third Floor, Main

4:15pm–5:15pm

African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) Reception
ALANA Center

4:30m

Night Owls Reunion Concert
Room 200, Rockefeller Hall

6pm

Children's Program (Pre-registration required)
Session I for Ages 3-6 will be available from 6pm to 10pm
Session II for Ages 7-12 will be available from 6pm to 12am
Wimpfheimer Nursery

6pm–10pm

Class-Specific Dinners
Various locations on and off-campus. (Tickets required - no walk-ins can be accommodated; check your weekend program guide or mobile reunion website)

7pm

Reunion Welcome Center Closes
Aula, Ely Hall

10pm–12am

Hospitality Bars Open
Dorm Headquarters, as follows:
Classes of 1957 & 1962: Multi-Purpose Room, Jewett
Class of 1967: Multi-Purpose Room, Davison

10pm–1am

All-Class After Party
DJ and dancing, cash bar
Noyes Circle Tent, Noyes

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

7am–9am

Classes of 1957 and 1962 Continental Breakfast
Multi-Purpose Room, Jewett

7am–9am

Class of 1977 Continental Breakfast
(Tickets required)
Multi-Purpose Room, Josselyn

7am–10am

All-Class Breakfast Buffet
(Tickets required)
Walker Field Tent

8am–1pm

Lost and Found
Aula, Ely Hall

8:45am

Alumnae/i Choir Rehearsal for "A Service of Remembrance"
All are welcome! Join with seven decades of Vassar graduates and sing in the Alumnae/i Choir. Sopranos, altos, tenors, basses, we welcome alumnae/i, spouses, and guests, as well as members of the extended Vassar community of students and faculty are all encouraged to come and sing!
Choir area on the stage, Chapel

9am

"Fun Run"
With Cross-Country Coaches James McCowan ’99 and Ron Stonitsch
Meet in front, Athletics and Fitness Center

9:30am-9:45am

Class of 1957 Memorial Service
Class tree, Dawn Redwood - East of Strong

10am

"A Service of Remembrance"
An inter-religious service drawing upon religious and humanist traditions to honor and celebrate the women and men of our current reunion classes who have died since last reunion, as well as faculty, administrators, and staff who have died in the past year. The Rev. Parker Trostel '57, ordained in the United Church of Christ, offers the memorial address. Gail Archer, College Organist, leads the Alumnae/i Choir.
Chapel

11am–1pm

Boxed Lunch
(Tickets required)
Walker Field Tent

11:15am

Class of 1962 gather after "Service of Remembrance"
Stop by for friendship, and for those leaving early, pick up travel snacks.
Chapel Lawn Tent

1pm

Bus to NYC leaves Main Circle
Main Circle, Main Building

1pm

Check-out time for Residence Halls

Reunion 2017 officially ends!

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