Reunion

PRELIMINARY REUNION 2018 SCHEDULE, JUNE 1 - 3


Plans are underway for Reunion 2018! Come back for the weekend. Take some time to connect with classmates you know or meet new ones, attend a Reunion College class (without a quiz!), delight in the Distinguished Faculty Awards Luncheon, climb St. Mark’s Tower, dance on the Quad and more – all from June 1 – 3 (50th Reunion begins on May 31).

Below is a tentative schedule to give you an idea of what to expect when you arrive back on campus. Online registration closes on May 29 at midnight. If your weekend plans are not solidified by the 29th, you can register onsite during the weekend.

*Pre-registration is required; may also require a fee
**Pre-registration and/or purchase required outside of the Reunion Registration process|form.

THURSDAY, MAY 31

1 – 9 p.m.

Reunion Headquarters Open
Scandling Campus Center

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Encore Reunion Classes from 1953, 1958 and 1963 - Informal Welcome and Gathering

6 – 9 p.m.

50th Reunion Informal Welcome and Gathering*

7:30 p.m.

Geneva Music Festival** - Jinjoo Cho and Hyun-Soo Kim Recital
Froelich Hall, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts


FRIDAY, JUNE 1

6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House Open
Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

7 a.m. - Midnight

Reunion Headquarters Open
Scandling Campus Center

7 – 9 a.m.

50th Reunion Continental Breakfast
Comstock Hall Living Room

8:00 a.m.

HWS Golf Classic**
Clifton Springs Country Club, Clifton Springs, N.Y.
Three options:  18-hole scramble, lessons with the pros, or a walking seminar on golf course architecture with Dean Chip Capraro. Learn more and pre-register at www.hws.edu/HWSClassic

9:15 – 11:30 a.m.

HWS Fribolin Farm Tour *

9 - 11:30 a.m.

American Civil War Memorial Tour*
Waterloo, NY
Led by designer/creator Pietro del Fabro ’67

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CNN Original Segment, “The Sixties”
The Fish Screening Room, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Admissions Preview Visit*
The Thomas Poole Family Admissions Center, 629 South Main St.

10 – 11 a.m.

The William Scandling Research Vessel, Excursion I*
Professor of Geoscience John Halfman will lead a working session aboard The William Scandling (formerly the HWS Explorer) assessing the environmental well-being of Seneca Lake. Event is limited to 20 people for each time offered – ages 13 and older – wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

10 – 11 a.m.

Guided Walking Tours of Campus
Scandling Campus Center Steps

11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Luncheon Buffet* and Distinguished Faculty Award
The Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center
Lunch and the presentation of the Distinguished Faculty Award. This joint award of the Hobart Alumni and William Smith Alumnae Associations recognizes the contributions of outstanding faculty members of the past – for their impact as teachers, mentors and scholars.

This year we are honoring:
Interim President Patrick A. McGuire, HON'10, L.H.D.'12 Professor Emeritus of Economics 1968 - 2013
Elena Ciletti, Professor Emerita of Art History 1973 - 2013

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

The William Scandling Research Vessel, Excursion II*
see 10 a.m. Excursion I description

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Tour de Finger Lakes Bike Tour*
Begins at Scandling Campus Center
A mecca for cycling enthusiasts, the Finger Lakes region is renowned for its scenic and cycle-friendly roadways.  Led by Ken DeBolt, Director of Sports Information. Bring your own bike, or contact Geneva Bicycle Center to rent one for the day at info@genevabikes.com or (315) 789-5922.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

St. Mark’s Tower Open
St. Mark’s Tower, Demerest Hall

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Art Exhibit “Four by Four:  Great Alumni and Alumnae and Great Gifts”
Davis Gallery, Houghton House

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Reunion College Classes

  • So Happy Together - The congenial relationship between Music Theory and Popular Song with Professor of Music Bob Cowles
  • What can Vietnam's Food tell you about the State of the Nation? with Associate Professor of Anthropology Chris Annear
  • Protecting and Promoting the Finger Lakes with Director Lisa Cleckner and Education Program Manager Nadia Harvieux, education program manager from the Finger Lakes Institute
  • Create and Move with John Milton Potter Professor of Dance Donna Davenport
  • Teaching Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century:  A Liberal Arts Approach with Margiloff Family Entrepreneurial Fellow Ed Bizari and Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage

2 – 3 p.m.

Guided Walking Tour of Campus
Scandling Campus Center Steps

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Salisbury Center for Career Services Open House
Trinity Hall, 660 S. Main Street

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

The William Scandling Research Vessel, Excursion III*
see the 10 a.m. Excursion I description

3 - 4 p.m.

1968: A Year of Change
Moderator: Dr. James L. Spates P'00, P'09, HWS Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Panelists: Thomas S. Bozzuto '68, Michael J. Hanna '68, P'99, HON '04, Dana Keefer '68, Priscilla Carlson Miller '68, John L. Woodward, Jr. '68

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Field Hockey Reunion – Alumnae Gathering
Look for the HWS tent in front of Bristol Gym

5:30 – 8 p.m.

Food Truckin’ and Mug Night
The Café Patio, Scandling Campus Center

6 – 9 p.m.

50th Reunion Reception and Dinner*
Davis Gallery, Houghton House

6:30 - 9 p.m.

Tethered Balloon Rides
Grass area in front of Bristol Gym

7:30 p.m.

Geneva Music Festival** - A Transfigured Night
Froelich Theatre, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

8 – 11 p.m.

Classes Gatherings

  • 50th – After Dinner Social at The Café Patio, Scandling Campus Center
  • 45th – The Linden Social Club & MicroClimate
  • 40th - Halsey's
  • 35th - 775 S. Main Street
  • 30th - –Parker’s Tap House and 737 S. Main Street
  • 25th - SideShow
  • 20th - Eddie O'Brien's
  • 15th - Beef & Brew
  • 10th - FLX Live
  • 5th - Riley J's

9 p.m. – Midnight

Looking at the Stars – Richard S. Perkin Observatory Tour     


SATURDAY, JUNE 2

7 a.m. – Midnight

Reunion Headquarters Open
Scandling Campus Center

7:15 a.m.

Sunrise Fitness

  • Yoga at Bozzuto Boathouse
  • 5K Run through campus and Geneva
  • New Tennis Courts  and the Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation available throughout the weekend

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast*
Great Hall of Saga, Scandling Campus Center

9 - 10 a.m.

Reunion College Classes

  • Forays into Food Chemistry with Associate Professor of Chemistry Justin Miller
  • term Elections with Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman
  • Walking Tour: The Towers of Hobart and William Smith Colleges with Associate Professor of Art & Architecture Michael Tinkler
  • Arthur:  History, Legend and Fiction with Professor of English Laurence Erussard
  • Getting LinkedIn: Using LinkedIn to Navigate the Professional World – with Director of the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education Brandi Ferrara
  • Media, Society and our Students Today with Professor of Media and Society Linda Robertson

9 – 10 a.m.

Field Hockey Reunion – Alumnae Game
H.J. McCooey Memorial Field

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

President’s State of the Colleges
The Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center or the Quad Tent

11:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Reunion Parade
Scandling Campus Center

Noon – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch* and Reunion Forum
Hobart Quad

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Art Exhibit – “Four by Four:  Great Alumni and Alumnae and Great Gifts”
Davis Gallery, Houghton House

2 – 4 p.m.

Alumni and Alumnae Authors Book Signing
The Campus Store, St. Clair Street

  • Pietro del Fabro ’67
  • Jeffrey Amestoy Hobart ’68, P’11, P’14
  • Cynthia “Carter” DeFelice ’73
  • Matt Bindig ’98
  • Christopher Connors ’03
  • Molly Bilinski ’13

2 – 4 p.m.

Taste of the Finger Lakes*
Hobart Quad
Reds, whites, Rieslings and more!  Porters, IPAs and Ciders.  Local wineries, microbrewers, distillers and a variety of local food vendors gather on the Quad to offer a taste of the Finger Lakes.  Goods will also be for sale by the bottle or the case.

2 – 4 p.m.

Family Festival
Hobart Quad

2 – 4 p.m.

St. Mark’s Tower Open
St. Mark’s Tower, Demerest Hall

2 – 4 p.m.

Special Gatherings and Open Houses
Finger Lakes Institute | Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education | Intercultural Affairs | Abbe Center with Hillel – Temple Club | LGBT, Allies and Friends Affinity Group Gathering | WEOS and WHWS | Caird Center for Sports and Recreation | Fraternity Houses

2 – 4 p.m.

The Chapel will be open for reflection and remembrances for classmates that have passed since your last Reunion.

2 – 4 p.m.

Hobart and William Smith Athletics Gathering
with Athletic Directors and Coaches
Hobart Quad

2 – 4 p.m.

A Visit to the William Smith Hill

3 – 4 p.m.

Gathering for Veterans
Gilman Room, Bristol Gym
Hosted by retired Director of Hobart Athletics Mike Hanna ’68, P’99, HON’04

3 – 4 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
Hobart Quad

5 – 7 p.m.

Classes of 1988 – 30th Reunion Reception
737 S. Main Street

5 p.m. – Midnight

Saturday Evening Kids Camp*
The Barn

5:30 – 6 p.m.

50th Reunion Memorial Service
St. John’s Chapel

6 – 7 p.m.

All Classes Reception
L. Thomas Melly ’51 Lobby, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

6:30 – 9 p.m.

Classes of 1983 – 35th Reunion Evening Reception and Dinner*
Carr-McGuire House – 775 S. Main Street (old Sigma Chi House)

6:30 – 9 p.m.

Classes of 1968 – 50th Reunion Evening Reception and Dinner*
The Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center

6:30 – 9 p.m.

Encore Reunion Reception and Dinner*
The Common Room, Scandling Campus Center

7 – 9 p.m.

All Classes Dinner*
Hobart Quad

9 p.m. – Midnight

Reunion 2018 Celebration on the Quad
Hobart Quad


SUNDAY, JUNE 3

8 a.m. – Noon 

Reunion Headquarters Open
Scandling Campus Center

8:30 – 11 a.m.

Sunday Brunch*
The Quad

2 p.m.

Geneva Music Festival** - Cavani Quartet: "Collage:  Music and Poetry"
Froelich Hall, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

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