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2018 Schedule of Events

Schedule as of 6/4/18.
Schedule, programs, and events are subject to change. Check your class schedule upon arrival for the latest information.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

9am–10pm

Welcome 50th Reunion Class of 1968 - Check In at Davison
Davison House

Friday, June 8, 2018

9am–10pm

Check In for All Classes
At Dorm Headquarters

9am–10pm

Reunion Information Center Opens
Reunion begins!
Lobby, Main Building

10am–4pm

Drama Department Exhibit
Uncovering Dress: An Exploration of Fashion as a Cultural History

James W. Palmer III Gallery, 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
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
Walk the 1.28 mile renovated Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, now the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.
Bus leaves Main Circle at 2pm, first come basis, weather permitting.

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 (1852). Please wear comfortable shoes.
Bus leaves Main Circle promptly at 2pm, first come basis, weather permitting.

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.
Bus leaves Main Circle at 2pm, first come basis, weather permitting.

2pm–4pm

A. Scott Warthin Museum of Geology & Natural History
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

3pm–4pm or 4:30pm

Alumnae/i College Programs - Session II
Schedule of Lectures, Performances, and Tours

4pm–5pm

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (FLLAC) Members-Only “Curator’s Choice”
Mary-Kay Lombino, The Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director for Strategic Planning. Patricia Phagan, The Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings.
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. Open only to members of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Not a member? Not a problem! Join or renew right before the event, or online at fllac.vassar.edu/joinus.
Art Center Pavillion, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

4pm–5pm

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

4pm–5pm

ALUMNAE/I COLLEGE PROGRAMS - Session III
Schedule of Lectures, Performances, and Tours

4pm–6pm

Hospitality Bars Open - Dorm Headquarters

5pm–6pm

Matthew Vassar Legacy Society Reception (by invitation only)
A special reception hosted by President Bradley in honor of those individuals who, like Matthew Vassar, have planned for the future of the college though an estate commitment or planned gift.
President’s House

5pm–7pm

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

5:30pm–7pm

Night Owls Rehearsal
Join fellow returning Night Owls for a fun rehearsal and run-through for the Saturday Reunion Mini-Concert, with a reception.
Auditorium 200, Rockefeller Hall

5:45pm–7pm

Shabbat Services
Service will be lead by Liz Aeschlimann, Rachlin Director of Jewish Student Life, and alumnae/i.
The Bayit, 51 Collegeview Ave. (outside North Gate)

6pm–8pm

Children’s Activity - Bouncy Castles, Ages 3-14, Rain or Shine
Bays 3 & 4, Walker Field House

7pm–8:30pm

Classes of 1958 and 1963 BBQ Dinner
Students' Building (ACDC)

7pm–9pm

Classes of 1973 through 2013 BBQ Dinner
Walker Field Tent

9:15pm

Fireworks over Sunset Lake
Twilight (time approximate), weather permitting. Rain date: Saturday Night at approximately 9:15pm
Sunset Hill

10pm

Reunion Information Center Closes
Lobby, Main Building

10pm–12am

Hospitality Bars Open
Dorm Headquarters

10pm–1am

The Mug is Open!
Cash bar, DJ and dancing
The Mug, College Center

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

7am–9am

All Class Breakfast Buffet
Optional Breakfast - pay at the door ($10 cash/credit)
Students' Building (ACDC)

8:15am–9:30am

Breakfast in Honor of Award Recipients and Reunion Volunteers (by invitation only)
Villard Room, College Center

9am–7pm

Check In for All Classes
At Dorm Headquarters

9am–7pm

Reunion Information Center Opens
Lobby, Main Building

9:30am–10am

All Reunion Classes and AAVC Board 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.
Line up begins along the route starting from the front of Main Building (look for your class banner), as follows:

AAVC Board members: On the North side of Main Circle; look for “AAVC” banner
Class of 1948/49: Along the walk in front of Main Building
Class of 1953: West side corner of Main Drive across from Main Circle at canopy
Class of 1958: West side of Main Drive between bus canopy and Chapel path
Class of 1963: Chapel Path at Main Drive
Class of 1968: Main Drive in front of the President’s House
Class of 1973: South West lawn of Main Drive
Class of 1978: South side or Main Drive opposite Main
Class of 1983: Corner at Ferry House
Class of 1988: South lawn opposite Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film
Class of 1993: In front of Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film
Class of 1998: Vogelstein South Parking Lot
Class of 2003: Driveway behind Sanders Classroom
Class of 2008: Doubleday Lane near Sunset Bridge
Class of 2013: East of Sunset Bridge

10am

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

10am–4pm

Drama Department Exhibit
Uncovering Dress: An Exploration of Fashion as a Cultural History

James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center

12pm–1:30pm

Boxed Lunch for Classes of 1958 and 1963
Students' Building (ACDC)

12pm–1:30pm

Boxed Lunch for Classes of 1973 through 2013
Walker Tents, Walker Field House

1pm–4pm

Vassar Devil & Angel Ice Cream Cafe
Tent on the Quad near Rockefeller Hall

1:30pm–2:30pm

“Hour with the President”
Featuring Elizabeth Howe Bradley, Vassar’s 11th President
Chapel

1:30pm–2:15pm

Admissions Tour Lite
Meet on the front porch of the Kautz Admission House. Limited to the first 24 attendees; priority is given to families with high school aged children.
Kautz Admission House

2pm–4pm

A. Scott Warthin Museum of Geology & Natural History Open House
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–3pm

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Curatorial Tours
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

2pm–4pm

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Refreshments
Sculpture Garden, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

2pm–5pm

Children’s Activities - Ages 3-14, Rain or Shine
2pm-4pm Face Painting
2pm-5pm Bouncy Castles, for ages 3 to 14.
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
Join faculty, current students, and fellow alums and take a tour of the newly renovated Sanders Physics Building.
Sanders Physics Building

2:30pm–4pm

WVKR Station Studio Reception
Vassar’s Independent Radio Station since 1971
3rd Floor, accessible via elevator behind the Retreat, College Center

2:30pm–4:30pm

Reunion Alumnae/i Author Meet and Greet
Author reception: A convivial gathering of Vassar alumnae/i authors.
College Store, Juliet, 60 Raymond Avenue

2:30pm–4:30pm

Drama Department Reception
Join us for a reception to discuss the collection and answer any questions.
James W. Palmer III Gallery, 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
Schedule of Lectures, Performances, and Tours

3pm–4pm

Annual Ferry House Gathering
Ferry House Patio (weather permitting)

3pm–4:30pm

History Department Reception
Swift Hall

3pm–4:30pm

Departments of Athletics and Physical Education Reunion & Networking Reception
Athletics and Fitness Center

3pm–4:30pm

A Reception for International Alumnae/i
This is a special opportunity to celebrate YOU, your experience as an international student at Vassar, and everything that has happened in your life since then. It is a chance to reminisce and relive fun stories, to reconnect with fellow alums and OIS staff, and to find out what’s new in the international community.
Jade Parlor, Main Building

4pm–5pm

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

4pm–6pm

Hospitality Bars Open
Beer, wine and soft beverages available in the Dorm Headquarters
Multi-Purpose Room, Dorm Headquarters

4:15pm–5:15pm

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

4:15pm–5:30pm

LGBTQ Reception
LGBTQ Center, 2nd Floor, Rm 213, College Center

4:30pm

Night Owls Reunion Concert
Auditorium 200, Rockefeller Hall

4:30pm–6pm

President’s Donor Reception (by invitation only)
Thompson Library

6pm–10pm

Class Receptions/Dinners
See your class schedule upon arrival for more detailed program information for your class. Locations are as follows:
Classes of 1948/49 and 1953: Dining Room, Alumnae House
Class of 1958: Lobby, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film
Class of 1963: 4th Floor, Skinner Hall of Music (reception); Reading Room, Thompson Library (dinner)
Class of 1968: Davison Tent, Davison
Class of 1973: Aula, Ely Hall
Class of 1978: Villard Room, Main Building
Class of 1983: Bridge for Laboratory Sciences
Class of 1988: Chapel Lawn Tent
Class of 1993: Cushing Tent, Cushing
Class of 1998: First Floor, Students' Building (ACDC)
Class of 2003: Library Lawn Tent, Library
Class of 2008: Town House Tent, Town Houses
Class of 2013: Walker Tents, Walker Field House

7pm

Reunion Information Center Closes
Lobby, Main Building

10pm–1am

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

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

7am–9am

Classes of 1948/49 and 1953 Breakfast at Alumnae House
Dining Room, Alumnae House

7am–9am

All Class Breakfast Buffet
Optional Breakfast - pay at the door ($10 cash/credit)
Students' Building (ACDC)

8am–1pm

Lost and Found - Reunion Information Center
Lobby, Main Building

8:45am

Alumnae/i Choir Rehearsal for “A Service of Remembrance”
All are welcome to participate!
Choir area on the stage, Chapel

9am–12pm

All Class Brunch Buffet
Optional Brunch - pay at the door ($12 cash/credit)
Students' Building (ACDC)

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 all-class, interfaith memorial service drawing upon both religious and humanist traditions. The service pays tribute to members of reunion classes, faculty, administration, staff, and students who have recently passed.
Chapel

11am

Check-out time at Alumnae House & Hotels

11am–4pm

Drama Department Exhibit
Uncovering Dress: An Exploration of Fashion as a Cultural History

James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center

1pm

Bus to NYC leaves Main Circle
Main Circle, Main Building

1pm

Residence Halls CLOSE

Reunion officially ends!

Have a safe trip home with all your Vassar Reunion memories! See you in 2023!

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