Reunion Weekend at Hobart and William Smith Colleges kicks off with a bang on Friday, June 2. Alumni and Alumnae from across the country will converge on campus for three action-packed days of memories, activities, and most importantly, fun.
This year, Reunion Weekend honors those attendees celebrating their 50th and greater reunions. Turnout is expected to be high, with more than 700 people already registered. Some of the Colleges’ most distinguished alums will be returning to socialize and share memories this weekend. One of these, Art E. de Cordova, will be on hand to dedicate one of the Colleges’ newest residence halls, named in his honor.
There will be plenty to keep alums busy. Some of the events scheduled for the weekend include trips to local wineries and historic attractions, tours of the campus grounds, a dig through the Colleges’ archive, plenty of live music and dancing, and of course, the signature fireworks show.
When the days begin to heat up, head inside for one of the “Alumni/Alumnae College” sessions hosted by some of our faculty’s best and brightest. Classes this year include subjects such as “Crime Scene Investigations,” “The Making and Meaning of Wine,” and “1960s: Aquarian Age.”
Another highlight of Reunion 2006 is the performance of Little Feat, one of the quintessential jam bands of the late 1960s and early '70s. The band is known for their experimental and diverse understanding of rock music and the passionate following they maintain among fans to this day.
Taking a cue from days gone by, the tradition of a reunion parade has been revived this year. Attendees will march from Medbery parking lot in a show of school and class spirit designed to honor the eldest participants: Jane Bristol Lewis ’31, Kathleen O. Shea '31 and Arthur Stein '36. The parade is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, in the Medbery Parking Lot.
For more information, to check the names of registered alumni and alumnae returning, or to plan your stay at the Colleges, please visit the official Reunion Web site.