Saturday, May 31, 2014

Note: This preliminary schedule is subject to change. A complete schedule of activities, with times and locations, will be available at the Welcome Center & Registration.

= payment and registration required to attend
= family friendly event


Thursday   Friday   Saturday   Sunday      ReUnion Home


8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
The Ramée Circle Society Breakfast & Presentation
Speaker: to be announced. By invitation only.
The Ramée Circle Society is made up of individuals who include Union College in their estate and financial plans.  An invitation is extended to those individuals and members of the 50th Class.  Please visit our website or contact Jackie Cavalier, Director of Gift Planning at 518-388-6156 for more information.
College Park Hall, Room 102A

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Welcome Center & Registration
Pick up your registration materials and full schedule of events. Staff will be available to answer your questions.
Reamer Campus Center Atrium

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Class Costume Pickup
Pre-ordered costumes and a selection of class costumes will be available for purchase. Quantities and sizes are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note: costume pick up on Friday will be in Reamer Campus Center, room 410 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alexander Lane

9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Alexander Lane

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
ReUnion Class Photos
ARRIVE 20 MINUTES EARLY to meet your class and assemble costumes and signs for your class photograph. Please refer to the class photo schedule for specific photo times.
Alexander Lane, Steps of Alumni Gym

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Alumni Parade
For more than 100 years the Alumni Parade has been a highlight of ReUnion weekend. Be a part of the tradition and show your Union pride by marching with your class. The parade concludes at Memorial Chapel.
Alexander Lane

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alumni Convocation
A congratulatory gathering to award the Faculty Meritorious Award, class parade trophies, and class gifts. The ceremony closes with the Senior Handshake, a symbol of Union camaraderie in which the 50th ReUnion Class welcomes the Class of 2014 into the alumni body. Convocation is immediately followed by a chimes concert.
Memorial Chapel

11:30 a.m.
Rugby Game 
Students and alumni meet at this annual event.
Rugby Field

11:30 a.m.
Schaffer Library Exhibit
1964 Yearbook exhibit and tours.
Shaffer Library

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Class of 1989 Paints the Idol
In this twist on a Union tradition, join us in painting the Idol with your classmates and family members. Paint will be provided.
The Idol (located at the NW entrance to Frank Bailey Field)

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Family Picnic & Kids Carnival 
Relax at a class picnic, catch up with friends and enjoy a variety of entertainment and festive ReUnion activities with alumni, faculty and staff. Children of all ages can participate in face painting, balloon art, bounce house and rock climbing.  
Alexander Field

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Music Department Open House
Current students and faculty invite you to visit Taylor Music Center. We will offer light refreshments and tours of the building. Students will share informally about their music research, composition, and performance activities. If the weather is good, we will have the Open House outside the building near the new Taylor Music Center sign donated by Bob Bernhardt '73. Everyone, with or without previous connections to music at Union, is invited. Emerson Auditorium's two Steinway pianos will be available to those who want to jam or perform informally.
Taylor Music Center, Emerson Auditorium

1:00 p.m.
Men's Soccer Alumni Game
Contact Jeff Guinn 518.388.6287 or
College Park Field

2:00 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi ReUnion
Grant Hall 

2:00 p.m.
Trashion Show
Tent on Library Plaza

2:00 p.m.
Yearbook Yardsale
Reamer Campus Center, 1st floor

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Alumni Speaker Series 
A. Richard "Brick" Susko, class of 1969, presents.
Messa House

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Chi Psi BBQ
Golub House

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Kelly Adirondack Center Open House 
Stop by the Center to learn more about this historic building and Union College’s Adirondack Initiative. The Kelly Adirondack Center is the former home of Paul Schaefer and his family, and is now an Adirondack library, interdisciplinary learning center, and retreat space. Shuttle runs every 30 minutes from Old Chapel Circle.
897 St. David’s Lane, Niskayuna

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Class of 1989 Hangout 
Exclusive hangout for the Class of 1989 at the Alumni House. Check out yearbooks, play ping-pong and other games from your college days.
Abbe Hall Alumni House, 1128 Lenox Road (at the corner of Union Avenue)

2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Class of 1974 Hospitality
Sorum House (formerly North College)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Alumni Speaker Series 
A conversation with Professor Judith Lewin and & Tom Flynn, class of 1969.
Messa House

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
President's Reception for Terrace Council and Ramée Circle Society
President Stephen C. Ainlay, Ph.D. and Judith Gardner Ainlay host a cocktail reception recognizing members of the Terrace Council, Union's leadership giving society, and Ramée Circle Society, which honors Union alumni and friends who included the College in their estate and financial plans. By invitation only.
Nott Memorial

Union invites you to join the leading supporters of the College at the President’s Reception when you become a member of the Terrace Council. Membership begins with annual gifts of $2,000 or more. In doing so, you will support the students of Union and the faculty who inspire and guide them. Please contact the Office of Annual Giving for more information, (518) 388-6175.

Generation U alumni (classes 2004 – 2013) are invited to become members of the Terrace Council at these graduated annual giving levels:
Class of 2004: $1,000   Classes 2005 – 2008: $500    Classes 2009 – 2013: $250     Class of 2014: $100

5:00 - 9:45 p.m.
ReUnion Kids Club 
Leave your children (3-15) in the hands of our ReUnion Kids Club counselors for a buffet dinner, movies, games, arts and crafts, basketball and a bounce house. Safety is a priority. Wrist-bands are required. Facility will be locked and monitored by security. Signed waivers are required for each family.
Viniar Athletic Center

6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
ReUnion Gala Cocktail Reception and Dinner Dance 
Alumni Classes from 1939 to 1979 gather for a cocktail reception before the 7:30 p.m. seating for the Gala Dinner Dance. Parking available on site. Transportation will be provided back to campus for the fireworks display, as well as to all area hotels.
College Park Hall Ballroom

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Generation U Barbecue, Classes 2004, 2009 and 2013
Join your fellow Gen U (Classes of 2004-2013) alumni at a barbecue behind the Field House from 6:30p.m. until 9:00p.m.. A local restaurant, Wagon Train BBQ, is catering the dinner! Set between Greek Houses and the Field House, this reception features live music from alumnus Greg Bloom's band, Sons of Businessmen. Have photos taken with your friends, enjoy the food and drinks, and meet others from the Gen U crowd! Feel free to invite significant others and friends. $30 includes full barbecue dinner, beer and wine. Register five people and get the sixth free.
Tent behind the Field House

7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
The Event Under the Tent, Classes 1984, 1994, 1999 
Includes music, dinner and open bar.
Tent on Library Plaza

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Class of 1989 25th Silver Anniversary Reception
Old Chapel

7:30 p.m.
Spring Theatre Production
"Rhinoceros" explores the themes of conformity, culture, mass movements, philosophy and
morality in a unique and entertaining way. Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town begin to turn into rhinoceroses! Tickets go on sale May 14, 2014. Contact the Box Office at (518) 388-6545.
Yulman Theatre

8:00 p.m.
Campus Movie: to be announced
Reamer Campus Center Auditorium

9:00 p.m.
ReUnion Concert
An evening of traditional Spiritual and Gospel Music with the Union Chorale, Gospel Choir and Jazz Ensemble.
Memorial Chapel

10:00 p.m.
Fireworks Display
Gather on Library Plaza to enjoy a spectacular musical fireworks display.
Library Plaza

10:00 p.m.
Campus Movie: to be announced
Reamer Campus Center Auditorium