Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Schedule 2016

This schedule is subject to change.


Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Time
Event
  Location
8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Welcome Center and Check-In

  Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
 8 a.m.-Noon

 Board of Trustees Meeting

  Hall Perrine Rooms, Thomas Commons
8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Alumni Association Board of Directors Annual Meeting

  Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Golf Carts Available

Call 319.895.4334

   
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 a.m.

Class of 1976 Golf Outing

Cost: $39.00 (greens fee + cart). Contact: Ann Lockhart Watson at annwatson@siegelbrill.com or 612-987-7803 to sign up.

  Ellis Golf Course, 1401 Zika Avenue NW, Cedar Rapids
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Class of 1966 Reunion Luncheon

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

  Smith Dining Room, Thomas Commons
Noon-1:15 p.m.

Alumni Board and Class Agents Lunch

  Garner President's House
 1:15-2:15 p.m.

 Ingrid Wendt '66 Book Signing

2006 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient Ingrid Wendt’s latest collection of poems Evensong will be available for purchase and the author will be on site for a book signing.

  Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
1-3 p.m.

Classes without Quizzes

  Various locations
2-3 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

Join the campus community for the lecture “Global Citizenship Through the Arts” by the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor Alisa Baum ’91,Concert Director at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Baum’s role includes recruiting global talent for the school and serving as the executive producer for the Square Roots Festival in Chicago. Sponsored by the Berry Career Institute.

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

Presidents Society Reception

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

Cornell Connections: Student-Alumni Networking Reception

New event!  Socialize and connect current students with their greatest resource--other Cornellians. Business cards may be exchanged. Co-sponsored by the Berry Career Institute. 

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

Homecoming Kick-Off Dinner

Cash bar beginning at 6 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 a 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
8:30-9:30 p.m.

Homecoming Pep Rally and Fireworks

  Ash Park Football Field
8:30-11 p.m.

Class of 1966  Hospitality Gathering

 

Scott Alumni Center

 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Mock Trial Alumni Gathering

Sponsored by the Berry Career Institute's Program for Law & Society.
  Home of Abbe Stensland, 10 138th Street, Lisbon

Saturday, Oct. 22

Time
Event
  Location
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Welcome Center and Check-In

  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, 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 Berry Career Institute's Program for Law & Society.

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

Cornell Fellows Celebration

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

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

Class of 1976 Gathering and Tour

 

Van Etten-Lacey House
408 3rd Street SW

 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tennis Pro-Am Tournament

Pre-registration required. Contact Head Tennis Coach Carolina Hannes at 319.895.4596 or channes@cornellcollege.edu for more information.
 

Tennis Courts

 

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.

Psychology Academic Network Panel and Social

New event! Visit with psychology alumni, current students, and faculty members to share insights into how the academic program prepares Cornellians for a lifetime of success.

  Shaw Lounge, Thomas Commons
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Leaving A Legacy: Estate Planning Seminar

An estate planning expert will provide useful insights into what donors should consider when making an estate gift. Do's and don'ts for the process as well as an open question and answer period will help participants become informed about the merits of estate giving as a form of philanthropy.

  Garner President's House
10:30 a.m.

Organ Recital

  King Chapel
11 a.m.-noon


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
 11:30 a.m.

Volleyball game vs. Lawrence University


  Gymnasium, Small Multi-Sport Center
 11:30 a.m.-halftime

Wrestling Alumni & Friends Tailgate


  Outside Meredith Wrestling Complex, Small Multi-Sport Center
 Noon-12:15 p.m.

Memorial Gathering in Honor of President David Marker

Members of the campus and Mount Vernon community are invited to a brief gathering to remember Cornell’s 13th president at the site of his inaugural tree, located northeast of Law Hall. This gathering will be led by Catherine Quehl-Engel ’89, Cornell’s chaplain.
 

#4, Northeast of Law Hall

 

12:15-12:45 p.m.

 Class of 1991 and friends time of remembrance

Join members of the Class of 1991 for a time of reflection to remember those recently lost. Rain location: Allee Chapel.

  #44, Northeast of King Chapel
Noon-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.

Intercultural Life Open House

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

 

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Alumni Luncheon

One of two homecoming lunch options. An opportunity to sit inside and enjoy conversation with Cornellians across generations. Registration required.

  Smith Dining Room, Thomas Commons
12:30-2 p.m.

Homecoming Tailgate

New event! One of two homecoming lunch options. 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. Knox College

Cheer on the Rams as they battle Midwest Conference rival Knox 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 ’25 and Stephen Lacey '65 in the home of the Center for the Literary Arts, tour the emerging Foxden Press & share the excitement about the iron Washington Press while perusing archival materials and early samples of the letterpress work.

 

Van Etten-Lacey House
408 3rd Street SW

3-5 p.m.

Homecoming Art Show Reception

"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, Mount Vernon
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

New event! Get to know fellow Cornellians of color across generations at the inaugural alumni of color social.

  Stoner House
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Mock Trial Demonstration

Cornell's nationally ranked mock trial team will present an abbreviated mock trial to showcase the talents of team members. An informal networking reception follows the demonstration trial. Sponsored by the Berry Career Institute's Program for Law & Society. 

  Ringer Recital Studio, Armstrong Hall
 4-5 p.m.

 Alumni Lecture: "Life and Work Post-Cornell"

William Widmer ’04 is a documentary and editorial photographer based in New Orleans. He works on assignment for publications including The New York Times, National Geographic, The New Yorker, TIME, and The Atlantic and covers news and feature stories throughout the South.  He will be presenting a body of work focused on the human ecology of the Gulf Coast and the environmental issues that threaten the region.

  Keyes Art History Classroom, Room 222, McWethy Hall
5-6 p.m.

Pride (LGBTQIA Alumni) Social

New event! Get to know fellow LGBTQIA-identified alumni at the inaugural Pride Social.

  Scott Alumni Center
 6-8 p.m.

Eyes of the World Culture Show

Organized by Eyes of the World, the annual Culture Show is a major campus event which celebrates cultural and heritage diversity at Cornell. Students from different backgrounds participate in songs, dances, a fashion show, and many other performances in this popular event.
  Kimmel Theatre
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.  Casual attire. 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
6-9 p.m.

1970's Decade Dinner: Celebrating 1971 45th and 1976 40th Reunions

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

1980's Decade Dinner: Celebrating 1981 35th and 1986 30th Reunion

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

1990's Decade Party: Celebrating 1991 25th and 1996 20th Reunion

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

2000's Decade Party: Celebrating 2001 15th and 2006 10th Reunion

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

2010's Decade Party: Celebrating 2011 5th and 2016 Zero Reunion

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

Celebrate Cornell: Student-Alumni Social featuring 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
9:30 p.m.-midnight

Class of 1966 Hospitality Gathering


  Elmcrest Country Club, Cedar Rapids

Sunday, Oct. 23

Time
Event
  Location
 8-10 a.m.

Class of 1971 Farewell Brunch

Let Jim Haley know if you are interested. JasEHaley@icloud.com
 

Cedar Rapids Marriott

 

10 a.m.

Class of 1966 Memorial Service

  Allee Chapel
11:30 a.m.

Class of 1966 Farewell Brunch

  Smith Dining Room