As summer draws near, the excitement for Reunion 2011 grows. In what promises to be a truly memorable weekend, June 3, 4 and 5, the classes from 1961 to 2006 will celebrate five year milestones during this year’s Reunion festivities.
“This year’s Reunion is jam-packed with great events and activities, but of course, the best thing about Reunion is that it provides the perfect venue for rekindling old friendships and making new connections. We all look forward to this weekend because it’s the Colleges’ best opportunity to show off what’s new and improved on campus, all while reassuring our alums that so much is still just as they left it,” says Director of Alumni Relations Jared Weeden ’91.
This year’s reunion promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a weekend teeming with activities and opportunities to revive old memories of the Colleges – and to create some new ones. Listen to live music throughout the weekend with jazz from alums Bob Masteller ’60 and Steve Venuti ’71, or break out your best dance moves when Brass Taxi performs during Saturday evening’s Quad Party.
Alums can also head back to school beginning with a campus tour led by current students. They can revisit their days spent in Demarest Hall as well as see all of the new construction that has taken place since their last visit. On Friday, returning members of the HWS community can also attend a variety of afternoon symposia led by alums and current faculty, learning about everything from U.S. healthcare to the U.S. economy. For those who are unable to participate on Friday, many Alumni College Classes will be taught by HWS faculty on Saturday morning.
Even younger attendees are in for a fun-filled weekend. Saturday begins bright and early with Just for Teens, which incorporates a mini-college class, interactive sessions about how to find the right college and, of course, some quality Quad time! Kids’ Camp will also make a return, allowing kids of all ages to play games, enjoy the beautiful campus and eat pizza.
With excursions out on Seneca Lake aboard the William Scandling, athletic opportunities that include yoga and biking, as well as dinner and fireworks on the Quad – Reunion 2011 will certainly be a weekend to remember!
For a full schedule of events, as well as more information on registration and places to stay, please visit the Reunion website at http://www.hws.edu/alumni/activities/reunion.aspx.