The sun is shining, the weather is warming, campus looks gorgeous – it’s the perfect time to come home to Union. And that’s just what 2,000 visitors plan to do May 20-22.
“We are looking forward to welcoming alumni, friends and families to campus for ReUnion 2016! ReUnion brings the Union community together to celebrate the rich history of the College, the stories of our students, and the paths of our alumni,” said Marna Redding, director of Alumni & Parent Engagement. “The weekend highlights what our students are doing (SAE Baja Car at the picnic), tells the story of how alumni make their mark on this world (the Wall Street Journal panel), and welcomes seniors into the alumni family (with the handshake during Convocation with the Class of 1966).”
“It's our Union. It's our ReUnion. We look forward to welcoming you home.”
ReUnion 2016 will feature all the perennial favorites, like the Alumni Parade (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.), fireworks over the Nott (Saturday, 9 p.m.), the family picnic and kids carnival (Saturday at noon), Lobster Fest (Saturday, 6 p.m.), and Minerva’s Foot Race (Sunday, 9 a.m.) In addition, visitors can enjoy a number of other special events.
Among these are:
- From Bylines to Deadlines: A Reporter’s Life (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.): Barry Newman `67, Matthew Futterman `91 and Joanna Stern `06, who have more than a half-century of experience working at the Wall Street Journal, discuss their experiences at the nation's largest newspaper and the changing landscape in journalism.
- ReUnion Kids Club (Saturday, 5 p.m.): Children (ages 3-15) will have a blast with our Kids Club counselors as they enjoy a buffet dinner, movies, games, arts and crafts, basketball and a bounce house. Safety is a priority. Wrist-bands are required. The facility will be locked and monitored by security. $20 per child and signed waivers are required for each family.
- 4th Annual Alumnae Tea (Friday, 4 p.m.): Have tea and refreshments with fellow women alumni, and enjoy a performance by the Garnet Minstrelles.
- Academic Department Receptions (Friday afternoon): Alumni from various departments are invited back to meet faculty and students, and learn about their current work.
Also at ReUnion, the Alumni Council will present Alumni Gold Medals to James Taylor ’66, president and CEO of Taylor Made Group; Kelly Williams ’86, senior adviser to GCM Grosevnor; and John Sciortino ’81 (posthumously), founding partner of law firm Segar & Sciortino. Ann Fleming Brown, director of Admissions, will receive the Faculty Meritorious Service Award.