The Hobart Quadrangle will be abuzz with activities as alums return to campus next weekend.
(May 30, 2003) GENEVA, N.Y.—Fireworks have been a reunion tradition at Hobart and William Smith Colleges since 1998. This year they are being held at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, on the embankment overlooking Seneca Lake on South Main Street. The community is welcome to enjoy the view.
The fireworks display is part of Reunion 2003 held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges next weekend, June 6-8. This year, the Classes of 1933, 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, and 1998 will be celebrating their 5th – 70th anniversaries. Nearly 500 alums and their families are expected to return to campus.
Reunion activities kick off at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 6, with a golf outing to Geneva Country Club. Other activities throughout the weekend include an excursion on the Colleges’ research vessel, The William Scandling, as well as a nature hike through the Colleges’ Henry W. Hanley nature preserve, a 108-acre biological field station with 40 ponds, old fields, swamps and marshes.
Alums also will take excursions throughout the Finger Lakes, visiting places such as the Women's Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, Rose Hill Mansion in Fayette and several area wineries.
While several excursions are planned off campus, the Hobart Quadrangle will be the center of activity for much of the weekend with food, music, dancing and activities for children. Alums will also be able to attend lectures on campus and tour now-completed Stern Hall.
Reunion 2003 will conclude with a Sunday morning brunch in the Scandling Center.