Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Schedule 2017

This schedule is subject to change.


Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

Time
Event
  Location
8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Welcome Center and Check-In

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

Alumni Association Board of Directors Annual Meeting

  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

Come sign up at the Welcome Center in Bardsley Grand Foyer!
  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.-1 p.m.

Class of 1967 Reunion Luncheon

Exclusively for the Class of 1967, this luncheon is the kick-off to your 50th reunion celebration weekend.

  Thomas Commons
Noon-1:15 p.m.

Alumni Board and Class Agents Luncheon

  Garner President's House
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
 3-4 p.m.

Art Reception - Karl Appel collection


  Cole Library, 3rd Floor
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Lecture: "Searching for Successful Global Development: A Case Study in Madagascar"

David Nygaard '65 will draw from his experiences leading economic development initiatives in South and Central Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, and the Middle East and examine what it takes to be successful. Sponsored by the Berry Career Institute.

  Armstrong Hall
4-5:30 p.m.

President's Reception

By invitation only.
  Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons
 4:30-6 p.m.

Beta Omicron Gathering


  The Cabin
5-6 p.m.

Cornell Connections: Student-Alumni Networking Reception

New tradition!  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 Reception & 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

 

 8-9 p.m.

 Class of 1992 Speed Reunioning

  Ringer Dining Room, Thomas Commons
 8-11 p.m.

Moonlight Lounge

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

  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 1967  Hospitality Gathering

 

Scott Alumni Center

 9 p.m.

Class of 1982 Gathering


  Lincoln Wine Bar, Mount Vernon

Saturday, Sept. 23

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: Ward Nelson ’71
Mark Steger ’71
Lindsey Pfalmer DeBolt ’03
Katie Boyle Schimmel ’03

  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
9:30-10:30 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.

Economics & Business Academic Network & Social


  Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

1992 Championship Football Team Gathering


  Home of Steve '65 and Ruth Keefe Miller '66
3 Hillcrest Heights, Mount Vernon
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: William Tolbert '77  

Leadership & Service: Michael Bellito '72, Fred Holtz '86, Craig Vickstrom '92   
 
Young Alumni Achievement: Brittany Atchison Horn '10  


  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

 

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 tradition! 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
 Noon-2 p.m.

 Intercultural Life Open House

  Stoner House
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
2 p.m.

Football Game vs. Beloit College

Cheer on the Rams as they battle Midwest Conference rival Beloit College. Hall of Fame recipients and the 1991 Championship Football team 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

 2-4:30 p.m.

 Class of 2007 Tailgate

  Outside Ash Park Stadium
 Halftime

 Altoona Hall Reunion

   Home of Jim Englebrecht '76 and Jackie Engelbrecht
3-5 p.m.

Homecoming Art Show Reception

Associate professor Susannah Biondo-Gemmell will be exhibiting new artwork that reconsiders the historic scodella da impagliata, or childbirth vessel, through a ceramic art installation.

  Luce Gallery, McWethy Hall
3-5 p.m.

Sorority Halftime Teas

  various locations
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Alumni of Color Social

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

  Bardsley Grand Foyer East, Thomas Commons
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Pride (LGBTQIA Alumni) Social

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

  Bardsley Grand Foyer West, Thomas Commons
 6-10 p.m.

Beta Omicron 100th Anniversary Dinner


  Doubletree Hotel & Convention Center, Ballroom C
350 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
5:30-8 p.m.

Golden Alumni Dinner

Open to all who have celebrated their 50th reunion.

  Thomas Commons
6:30-9 p.m.

Class of 1967 50th Reunion dinner

Exclusive to the Class of 1967. Cocktails and class photo from 6-7 p.m. Dinner and program at 7 p.m. Business attire.

  Elmcrest Country Club, Cedar Rapids
6:30-9 p.m.

1970's Decade Dinner: Celebrating 1972 45th and 1977 40th Reunions

All alumni from the 1970s are welcome to attend.

  Thomas Commons
6:30-9 p.m.

1980's Decade Dinner: Celebrating 1982 35th and 1987 30th Reunion

All alumni from the 1980s are welcome to attend.

  Thomas Commons
6:30-9 p.m.

1990's Decade Party: Celebrating 1992 25th and 1997 20th Reunion

All alumni from the 1990s are welcome to attend.

  Thomas Commons
6:30-9 p.m.

2000's Decade Party: Celebrating 2002 15th and 2007 10th Reunion

All alumni from the 2000s are welcome to attend.

  Thomas Commons
6:30-9 p.m.

2010's Decade Party: Celebrating 2012 5th and 2017 Zero Reunion

All alumni from the 2010s are welcome to attend.

  Thomas Commons
8 -11 p.m.

Celebrate Cornell: Student-Alumni Social featuring Dueling Pianos

New tradition! 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 1967 Hospitality Gathering


  Elmcrest Country Club, Cedar Rapids

Sunday, Sept. 24

Time
Event
  Location
 9:30 a.m.

 Class of 1972 Brunch

Call Marriott front desk at (319) 393-6600 to reserve seat by mentioning "Class of 1972 brunch"

  Cedar Rapids Marriott Atrium
10 a.m.

Class of 1967 Memorial Service

  Allee Chapel
11:30 a.m.

Class of 1967 Farewell Luncheon

  Thomas Commons