2016 Homecoming Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.


Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Time
Event
Location/Price [Early Bird/Regular]
All day

Self-Guided Photo Tour of Campus

How well do you know Cornell's iconic spaces? Use photo clues as a guide across Cornell's campus. Historic information will be posted at each destination. Tour information available at registration or Thomas Commons Information desk.
Pick up tour information at Registration, Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Registration

Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Alumni Board of Directors Annual Meeting

Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
8:15-8:45 a.m.

Sign up for Classes Without Quizzes


Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
9 -11 a.m.

Classes Without Quizzes

Be a college student again! A limited number of academic classes will be available to alumni, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration required.
Various Locations
11:30 a.m.

Class of 1966 Kick-Off Luncheon

Exclusively for the Class of 1966, this luncheon is the kick-off to your 50th reunion celebration weekend.


 Noon-1 p.m.

Alumni Board and Class Agents Lunch

Garner President's House
2 p.m.

Guided Renovated Spaces Tours

Join us for an insider's tour of Cornell's most recent renovations to see how these buildings are serving today's students.

Begin in Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Lecture

Alisa Baum '91, Concert Director at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago

Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons
4-5:30 p.m.

Presidents Society Reception

By invitation only.
Garner President's House
 5-6 p.m.

Student-Alumni Networking Reception

New event!  Take part in this social that connects current students with their greatest resource--other Cornellians.  Business cards may be exchanged.

Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
6-8:30 p.m.

Alumni Kick-Off Dinner

Cash bar from 6-9 p.m. with buffet dinner served from 6:30-8 p.m. Reserved tables for each reunion class. Limited seating available. Registration from 5:30-8 p.m. Casual dress.

Smith Dining Room, Thomas Commons

 

 7 p.m.

Volleyball Game vs. Ripon College


Gymnasium, Small Multi-Sport Center
7:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Awards

Cheer on reunion classes as they vie for the third-annual reunion awards - The Purple Pride award, Solid as  Rock award, and President's Award -  which recognize outstanding reunion class performance in giving and attendance. Dinner tickets required to attend.
Smith Dining Room, Thomas Commons
 8-11 p.m.

Moonlight Lounge

New event!  A casual cash bar where you will find all of your friends.  Open to all alumni.

Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
9 p.m.

Pep Rally and Fireworks

Ash Park Football Field
After Hours

Class of 1966  Hospitality Suite

Scott Alumni Center

 TBD

 Mock Trial Alumni Gathering

Home of Abbe Stensland

Saturday, Oct. 22

Time
Event
Location/Price [Early Bird/Regular]
All day

Self-Guided Photo Tour of Campus

How well do you know Cornell's iconic spaces? Use photo clues as a guide across Cornell's campus. Historic information will be posted at each destination. Tour information available at registration or Thomas Commons Information desk.  
Pick up tour information at registration, Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Registration

Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Golf Carts Available

Call 319.895.4334

 
8-9:30 a.m.

C Club Breakfast & Hall of Fame Inductions

Honorees:
John "Jack" Woodman '66
Chris Heller '92
Max Bjerke '95
Lynn Schneider '05

Smith Dining Room, Thomas Commons

8-9 a.m.

Law Alumni Breakfast

The Law Alumni Breakfast is an opportunity for alumni with a J.D. degree to meet with pre-law students to share insights about their careers in and out of the formal practice of law. Join us to help prepare the next generation of Cornellians moving towards law school.
Sponsored by the Center for Law and Society.

Ringer Dining Room, Thomas Commons
9-10 a.m.

Cornell Fellows Celebration

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Cornell Fellows Program, the college's premier opportunity for high-level internships and professional mentoring. Students and alumni will share how the Fellows Program has had an impact on their academic and professional careers.

Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons
 9-10 a.m.

 Class of 1976 Gathering and Tour

Van Etten-Lacey House
408 3rd Street SW

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Coffee With a Prof

Join professors from across campus for "Saturday Office Hours!"  Visit with professors in this casual setting.

Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Academic Network: Psychology

Shaw Lounge, Thomas Commons
10:30 a.m.

Organ Recital

King Chapel
11 a.m.


Homecoming Convocation

Attend this ceremony that celebrates tradition and celebrate success stories form some of Cornell's most decorated alumni. Awards are presented, 50th reunion alumni are honored, and the college organist performs.

Honorees:
Distinguished Achievement: Robert Martin '66
Leadership & Service: Jack Sunderlage '61, James Haley '71, Allan Ruter '76, Ben Miller '86

King Chapel
 11 a.m-2 p.m.

Residence Halls Open

Once known as “dorms,” the residence halls will be open for alumni and friends to see how living on campus has evolved over time. Be sure to visit the newly renovated Pauley-Rorem, Tarr, and Dows Halls!

various locations

 

Noon-2 p.m.

Alumni Luncheon

This lunch option is available to those alumni who prefer to sit inside. Registration required.

Smith Dining Room, Thomas Commons
Noon-2 p.m.

Intercultural Life/Alumni of Color Gathering

Celebrate Homecoming with the Office of Intercultural Life, connect with old and new friends, and discover ways to support diversity at Cornell. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Life.

Stoner House

 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

 Homecoming Tailgate

New event! Celebrate Cornell, tailgate-style. Beer, soda, and grilled items will be available for purchase. Open to all.

Ash Park Stadium
1-2 p.m.

Guided Renovated Spaces Tours

Join us for an insider's tour of Cornell's most recent renovations to see how these buildings are serving today's students.

Begin in Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
1 p.m.

 Men's Soccer Game vs. Knox College (Senior Day)

 Cornell Soccer Field
2 p.m.

Football Game vs. Grinnell College

Cheer on the Rams as they battle Midwest Conference Grinnell College. Hall of Fame recipients will be recognized during halftime.
Ash Park Football Field
 2-5 p.m.

 Van Etten-Lacey House and Foxden Press Open House

Celebrate the legacies of Winifred Mayne Van Etten and Stephen Lacey in the new home of the Center for the Literary Arts, tour our emerging Foxden Press & share our excitement about our iron Washington Press as you peruse archival materials and early samples of our letterpress work.

Van Etten-Lacey House
408 3rd Street SW

3-5 p.m.

Homecoming Art Show Reception

"Homecoming 2016 Photo Alumni Invitational" features works by Will Widmer ’04, Stephanie Penn ’05, Katelynn McAllister ’90, Rachel Minier’12, and Kevin McCusker’15.  Works in documentary photography, landscape photography, both urban and rural, and photo collage will be displayed.

Luce Gallery, McWethy Hall
 3-5 p.m.

Sorority Halftime Teas

various locations
 Halftime

 Class of 1976 Tailgate

Home of Jim Engelbrecht '76 and Jackie Engelbrecht
117 7th Ave. NW
3:30 p.m.

 Women's Soccer Game vs. Knox College (Senior Day)

Cornell Soccer Field
 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Alumni of Color Social

Stoner House
 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Demonstration Mock Trial

Ringer Recital Studio, Armstrong Hall
 5-6 p.m.

Pride (LGBTQIA Alumni) Social

Scott Alumni Center
 Evening

Class Reunion Parties

All reunions, excluding the Class of ‘66 50th reunion, are open to all alumni.  Not your reunion year? Join another reunion class at our reunion decade parties.  See specific party information, below.

various locations


 5:30-8 p.m.

Golden Alumni Dinner

Open to all who have celebrated their 50th reunion.

Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons
 6-9:30 p.m.

Class of 1966 50th Reunion dinner

Exclusive to the Class of 1966. Cocktails and class photo from 6-7 p.m. Dinner and program at 7 p.m. Business attire.

Elmcrest Country Club, Cedar Rapids
 6-8 p.m.

Eyes of the World Culture Show

The annual Culture Show is the major event for Eyes of the World and features a fashion show, song, dance, cultural cuisine, and audience participation.  Students from 20 different countries entertain the campus with this popular program.
Kimmel Theatre

 6-9 p.m.

1970's Cluster: 1971 45th and 1976 40th Reunion

Smith Dining Room, Thomas Commons
 6-9 p.m.

1980's Cluster: 1981 35th and 1986 30th Reunion

Zamora's Market, Thomas Commons
 6-9 p.m.

1990's Cluster: 1991 25th and 1996 20th Reunion

Ringer Dining Room, Thomas Commons
 6-9 p.m.

2000's Cluster: 2001 15th and 2006 10th Reunion

 Bardsley Grand Foyer West, Thomas Commons
 6-9 p.m.

2010's Cluster: 2011 5th and 2016 Zero Reunion

Bardsley Grand Foyer East, Thomas Commons
 8 p.m.-midnight

Student-Alumni Social featuring Midwest Dueling Pianos

New event! Open to all students and alumni, this social will feature the Midwest Dueling Pianos, an interactive musical comedy experience that will have you singing along. Cash bar will be available.

Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
After Hours

Class of 1966 Hospitality Suite


Elmcrest Country Club, Cedar Rapids

Sunday, Oct. 23

Time
Event
Location/Price [Early Bird/Regular]
10 a.m.

Class of 1966 Memorial Service

Allee Chapel
11:30 a.m.

Class of 1966 Farewell Brunch

Garner President's House