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2017 Preliminary Schedule of Events

Prelimlinary schedule as of 3/31/17.
Schedule, programs, and events are subject to change—please check your specific class schedule upon arrival.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

9am                        

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

9am–10pm

Reunion Welcome Center Open
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: $35 each way, made via printed or online registration form
Bryant Park on 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan, NY (Bus Info &Map)

1:30pm–2:30pm

ALUMNAE/I COLLEGE PROGRAMS - Session I
Various classroom lectures
Schedule of Lectures

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
Walk the 1.28 mile renovated Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, now the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. (Bus leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m. First come basis; 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. We will begin by touring the newly renovated wing of the old cow barn. This space is home to the Environmental Cooperative, a newly formed group that is working to expand and coordinate conservation efforts and to strengthen place-based environmental awareness throughout the Hudson Valley. Next, we will take a short walk on the ecological preserve to discuss current research, outreach, and restoration projects. Please wear sensible shoes and long pants.
Main Circle, Main Building

3pm–4pm

Alumnae/i College Programs - Session II
Various classroom lectures
Schedule of Lectures

4pm–6pm

Dorm Hospitality Bars Open
Dorm Headquarters

4pm–5pm

FLLAC Members-Only “Curator’s Choice”
In this behind-the-scenes opportunity, which is open only to members of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, curators will speak about a favorite work of art or new acquisition. Not a member? Not a problem - join or renew right before the event
Art Center Pavilion, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

4pm–5pm

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

4:30pm–5:30pm

Alumnae/i College Programs - Session III
Various classroom lectures
Schedule of Lectures

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

Vintage Classes Dinner
Alumnae House

7pm–9pm

BBQ Dinner
Walker Field Tent

9:15pm Twilight

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

10pm

Reunion Center Closes
Aula, Ely Hall

10pm–12am

Dorm Hospitality Bars Open
Dorm Headquarters

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

7am–9am

Breakfast Buffet
Walker Field Tent

9am–7pm

Reunion Welcome Center Open
Aula, Ely Hall

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
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. Look for your Class Banner!

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! and including the AAVC Annual Meeting. The parade will take place rain or shine - we reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances.
From Main Circle to Athletics and Fitness Center

12pm–1:30pm

Boxed Lunch
Tickets required.

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 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
Tours at 2pm and 3pm.
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, Main Building

2:30pm–4pm

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

2:30pm–4pm

Physics & Astronomy Alums Reception
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–5:30pm

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

Alumnae/i College Programs - Session IV
Various classroom lectures
Schedule of Lectures

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

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

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

4pm–6pm

Dorm Hospitality Bars Open
Dorm Headquarters

4:15pm–5:15pm

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

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)

7pm

Reunion Welcome Center Closes
Aula, Ely Hall

10pm–12am

Hospitality Beverage Bars Open
Dorm Headquarters

10pm–1am

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

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

7am–9:30am

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

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 Alumnae/i Choir will sing.
Chapel

11am–1pm

Boxed Lunch
(Tickets required)
Walker Field 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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