2015 Homecoming Schedule

subject to change


Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

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.–4 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 1965 Kick-Off Luncheon

Hall-Perrine West,
Thomas Commons
[$15/$17]
2 p.m.

Guided Renovated Spaces Tours

Buildings they are a-changin'!  Join us for an insider's tour of Cornell's most recent renovations to see how these buiings are serving today's students.

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

Ellen Horne '95, Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor Lecture

Join the campus community for a lecture by the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor alumna Ellen Horne ’95, two-time Peabody Award winning Executive Producer of NPR’s Radiolab.

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

Presidents Society Reception

By invitation only.
Garner President's House
4:30-6 p.m.

Class of 1970 Open House

Paul K. Scott Alumni Center at Rood House
5:30-8 p.m.

Registration

Small Multi-Sport Center Arena
6-9 p.m.

All Alumni Kick-Off Reception & Buffet Dinner

Join alumni for the Homecoming weekend kick-off  buffet dinner, featuring a meal by Cornell's food service provider Bon Appetit. Cash bar from 6-9 p.m. with buffet dinner from 6:30-8 p.m. Reserved tables for each reunion class. Registration from 5:30-8 p.m. Casual dress.
Small Multi-Sport Center Arena
[$28/$31]

 


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.
Small Multi-Sport Center Arena
7 p.m.

 Women's Volleyball Game vs. Ripon College

 

Gymnasium, Small Multi-Sport Center
9 p.m.

Pep Rally

Ash Park Football Field
9:30 p.m.

Fireworks

Ash Park Football Field
After fireworks

Bonfire   


Intramural fields
After Hours

Class of 1965  Hospitality Suite

Cedar Rapids Marriott
1200 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids


Saturday, Oct. 10

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
8-9:30 a.m.

C Club Breakfast & Hall of Fame Inductions

Honorees: Dean Miller ‘86, Steven Goodall ‘87, Jeff Maples ‘89, Ryan Reasland ‘97

Smith Dining Room, Thomas Commons
[$15/$17]
8:30 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
9-10:15 a.m.

A Decade of Dimensions

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare. Past student-alumni collaborators, Megan Dibbern '12 and Richard Kraig ’71, M.D., Ph.D. as well as Michael Baca ’13, M.H.A. and John Toussaint ’78, M.D., will share how Dimensions has made an impact on their academic and professional careers. Learn how Cornell and the liberal arts are effectively preparing future healthcare professionals!

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

Cornell Baseball Intersquad Scrimmage & Open House of Newly Renovated Baseball Field

Ash Park Baseball Field
10:30 a.m.

Organ Recital

King Chapel
11 a.m.


Homecoming Convocation

Please join us for a special convocation honoring alumni.  The Class of '65 will receive its Golden Alumni pins and alumni award recipients will be honored.

Honorees:
Distinguished Achievement: Judy Hesler Jorgensen '60
Leadership & Service: Ann Ruby Hemken '54, Duane Carlson '55 , Robert McLennan '65, Andrea Herrera '85
Young Alumni Achievement: David Lienemann '05

King Chapel
 11 a.m.

Volleyball Game vs. Carroll College


Gymnasium, Small Multi-Sport Center
 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

 

11:30-1 p.m.

All-Alumni Luncheon

Small Multi-Sport Center Arena
[$15/$17; $12 for children under 10]
Noon-2 p.m.

Family & Friends of Intercultural Life Reception

Come out to meet and celebrate with the Office of Intercultural Life and catch up with old/new friends.  This will be a time to reconnect or discover ways to support diversity at Cornell and ICL. Light refreshments will be served. Contact the Office of Intercultural Life at 319-895-4484 with questions.

Stoner House

 

12:30 p.m.

Guided Renovated Spaces Tours

Buildings they are a-changin'!  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
1:30 p.m.

Volleyball Alumni Reception

Ash Park
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

Halftime

Class of 1985 Tailgate

Ash Park Parking Lot
3-5 p.m.

Homecoming Art Show Reception

"Alumni Intermedia 2015," featuring works by Kristine Diekman '79, Colin Ives '87, Cole Pierce '00, Anna Henson '06, and Tim Porter '12.

Luce Gallery, McWethy Hall
 4-5:30 p.m.

All-Greek Alumni Reunion

Whether you know them as Social Groups or Greeks, you are invited to visit with current students at a reception on the OC.  Hosted by the Greek Council.

Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
5:30 - 9 p.m.
times vary

Class Reunion Parties

Reunion parties are not restricted to class members.  All classes ending in '0 and '5 will have reunion parties. Feel free to join in with a class by making your reservation online.
Various Locations (click on link to view details)
 6 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.
Youngker Hall, Kimmel Theatre

After Hours

Class of 1965 Hospitality Suite


Cedar Rapids Marriott
 After Hours

Class of 1955 Hospitality Suite

Sleep Inn & Suites
310 Virgil Ave., Mount Vernon

Sunday, Oct. 11

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

Class of 1970 Farewell Breakfast

Cedar Rapids Marriott
10 a.m.

Class of 1965 Memorial Service

Allee Chapel
11 a.m.

Class of 1965 Farewell Brunch

Garner President's House
[$10/$12]
1:30 p.m.

Women's Soccer Game vs. Grinnell College


Soccer Field