Schedule of Events

A final schedule of events will be distributed upon your arrive at the Reunion Registration desk. This schedule is subject to change; please check back for updates.

Thursday, June 2

Time Activity
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Prospective Student Admission Interviews, Info Sessions, and Campus Tours

Location: Waring House Admissions Center, North Broadway
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The Office of Admissions extends a special invitation to high school students; information sessions, evaluative admission interviews (for juniors and seniors), and campus tours are available throughout the day. If students are accompanying you to Reunion, invite them to come learn more about Skidmore! By appointment only; please call 518-580-5570.
Noon–9 p.m.

Registration

Location: Case Center, second floor
2:15 p.m.

Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides

Location: Depart from Waring House Admissions Center
3 p.m.

Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
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Enjoy a tour of Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Photography Gift with Marchand Intern and Tang guide, Evian Pan '17. Borrowed Light celebrates a transformative gift of over 500 photographs to the Tang Teaching Museum from photographer, curator, and collector Jack Shear.
5–7 p.m.

All-Class Welcome Party

Location: Case Center Patio, Overlooking the Green
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Join Skidmore Alumni from all classes as we kick off Reunion 2016!
6 p.m.

Scribner Society Dinner

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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The classes of 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, and 1961 will be inducted into the Scribner Society in honor of their post-50th reunions. The group will be joined by President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach for a reception and dinner.
6–7:30 p.m.

Class of 1976 Gathering

Location: The home of Bev Estabrook Mastrianni ‘76, 125 Regent Street, Saratoga Springs
6-8 p.m.

Class of 1971 Informal Gathering

Location: Sperry’s Restaurant, 30 1/2 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
6:30 p.m.

Class of 1966 Reception and Dinner

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza & The Spa
7–9 p.m.

Class of 1996 Informal Gathering

Location: Druthers Brewing Company, 381 Broadway
8–10 p.m.

Class of 1986 Welcome Party

Location: Hospitality Suite
9:30 p.m.

Class of 2011 Informal Gathering

Location: Desperate Annie’s, 12 Caroline Street

Friday, June 3

Time Activity
6:30 a.m.

Class of 1966 Coffee Service

Location: Hospitality Suite
7:30–9 a.m.

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
7:30–9 a.m.

Class of 1966 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor, reserved tables
8–9:30 a.m.

Hatha Vinyasa Power Yoga

Location: Williamson Sports Center, Multipurpose Room
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"Breathe Easy & Zen Hard” your morning with an energizing Hatha Vinyasa Power Yoga flow that will have you ready to take charge of the day. Open to all levels of practice from no experience to the experienced. Please bring your own mat for this class lead by Yochai Weiss ’96. No pre-registration, but space is limited; first-come, first-served.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Prospective Student Admission Interviews/Information Sessions/Campus Tours

Location: Waring House Admissions Center, North Broadway
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The Office of Admissions extends a special invitation to high school students wishing to learn more about Skidmore College. Information sessions, evaluative admission interviews (high school juniors and seniors), and campus tours are available throughout the day. If a student is accompanying you to Reunion, invite them to come learn more about Skidmore! By appointment only; please call 518-580-5570
8:30–10 a.m

Skidmore Legacy Society Breakfast with President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach

Location: Location Coming Soon
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For members of the Legacy Society who have affirmed their commitment to Skidmore’s future by establishing a planned gift. By invitation only.
9 a.m.–Midnight

Registration

Location: Case Center, second floor
9:30 a.m.

Class of 1966 Bus Tour of the Old Campus

Location: Bus departs Sussman Village parking lot at 9:30 a.m.
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Join your classmates for a tour of Skidmore’s old downtown campus.
10 a.m.

Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
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Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Skidmore’s interdisciplinary teaching museum and art gallery with Marchand Intern and Tang guide, Evian Pan '17
10:30 a.m.

The Chemistry of Jewelry Making

Location: Dana Science Center, room 200
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Kimberley Frederick, Professor and Chair of Chemistry If you’ve ever seen metallic jewelry in vibrant shades of pinks, purples, and greens and wondered how they were made, this is the class for you! We will make anodized niobium jewelry (either earrings or a pendant) using batteries and borax. Participants will learn the chemistry behind the art and will get to take their jewelry home. Come learn at the intersection of science and art! Space will be limited to the first 15 participants.
11 a.m.

Class of 1961 Music Performance

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helene Filene Ladd ’22 Concert Hall
11 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Lunch

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tee Off for the Weekend

Location: McGregor Links Country Club Wilton
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The twenty-second Annual Alumni Golf Outing is open to all Skidmore alumni and guests and will be held rain or shine. Advance registration is required, with slots filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive at the course by 10:45 a.m. (Please arrive at the course by 10:45 a.m., For directions, please click here)
Noon

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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All Reunion and Class Volunteers are invited to attend this special luncheon. By invitation only.
1–4 p.m.

Career Development Center Open House

Location: Starbuck 204
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The staff of the Career Development Center will be on hand to demonstrate the Career Development Web site and to discuss networking, career advising, job listings, and other services available to alumni.
1 p.m.

Mini College with Assistant Professor Nelson (TBD)

Location: Robin Gair Nelson, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Location: Bus departs from Case Center parking lot at 1:20 p.m.
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The staff of the Career Development Center will be on hand to demonstrate the Career Development Web site and to discuss networking, career advising, job listings, and other services available to alumni.
2 p.m.

Mini College: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Kim Crabbe, Director, Career Development Center
Location: Bolton Hall, room 101
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Whether you have been in your career for a short time or a lifetime, you may be contemplating a major transition. In this 50 minute workshop, discover the ways you can leverage your current skill set and life goals to move into a more satisfying and rewarding career.
2:15 p.m.

Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides

Location: Meet at Judith Pick Eissner '64 Admissions Center
2:30 p.m.

Class of 1961 Workshop I

Location: TBD
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With Zelda Jacobson Schwartz ‘61
2:30 p.m.

Class of 1966 Programming

Location: TBD
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More to come
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Class of 1971 Gathering

Location: At the home of Elliot & Cathy Masie, 46 Circular Street
6:30–9 p.m.

Class of 1976 Dinner

Location: Saratoga Polo Association, 2 Bloomfield Road
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Class of 1996 Class Gathering

Location: Gaffney’s Restaurant, 16 Caroline St #1
3 p.m.

Class of 1956 Memorial Service

Location: TBD
3 p.m.

Sustainable Skidmore Walking Tour

Location: Meet at Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater<
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Join the Skidmore Sustainability office for a tour of campus sustainability initiatives, including the new campus bike share program, community garden, geothermal system, North Woods and more. The Sustainability staff will share information about student leadership opportunities, co-curricular events, and plans for the future .
3–4 p.m.

Walking Tour of Congress Park & Canfield Casino

Location: Bus departs Case Center parking lot at 3 p.m.
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Join members of the class of 1970 for a guided walking tour of these historic locations. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Open to all.
3:30 p.m.

Skidmore’s Science Initiative

Location: Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
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Kimberley Frederick, Professor and Chair of Chemistry Hear plans for new and renovated physical and life science facilities at Skidmore. The presentation will include an overview of the history of the sciences at Skidmore and the design for our future science facilities. Learn about the innovative spaces that will foster even more hands-on, creative, interdisciplinary collaborations and will invite participation by the entire community. The transformational potential of this project is thrilling, promising to enhance the role of sciences in the liberal arts and Skidmore’s place among the top liberal arts schools in the country.
4 p.m.

Gathering for Friends of Bill W.

Location: Ladd Hall, room 207
5–6:15 p.m.

Friends of the Presidents Reception

Location: Scribner House Lawn, 791 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
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The Friends of the Presidents was founded in 1966 to honor Skidmore's most generous supporters, who set an example of leadership in annual giving. The Society honors Skidmore's founder and presidents with six categories of membership. Friends of the Presidents donors are listed on the Wall of Honor in the Kisiel Atrium of the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. By invitation only.
5:30–6:30 p.m.

Alumni Reunion Art Exhibition Opening

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Presentation Room
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Come enjoy the talents of Skidmore’s alumni artists at this twenty-first annual event.
6 p.m.

Class of 1986 BBQ

Location: Case Center, Case Patio overlooking the Green
6:15 p.m.

Classes of 1941, 1946, 1951, and 1956 Reception and Dinner

Location: Saratoga Golf & Polo Club, 301 Church Street
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Bus departs at 6 p.m. from residence hall and will stop to pick up those attending the President’s Society reception.
6:30 p.m.

Class of 1961 Reception & Dinner

Location: Saratoga Golf & Polo Club, 301 Church Street
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Bus departs Sussman Village bus stop at 6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Class of 1966 Reception and Dinner with President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach

Location: National Museum of Racing, 191 Union Ave.
6:30-9 p.m.

Class of 2011 BYOB Wine and Cheese Welcome

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater
7:30–9 p.m.

Class of 1981 Class Gathering

Location: Sperry’s Restaurant, 30 1/2 Caroline Street
9–11 p.m.

Class of 1986 Informal Gathering

Location: Peabody’s Sports Bar, 39 Phila Street
9-11 p.m.

Class of 2001 Class Gathering

Location: Gaffney’s Restaurant, 16 Caroline St #1
9 p.m.

Class of 2006 Informal Gathering

Location: Three Vines, 32 Congress Street
9 p.m.

Family Movie Night hosted by the Class of 1996

Location: Case Green
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Come and enjoy a movie with the Class of 1996 that is entertaining (and appropriate) for all ages under the stars! And what kind of a movie night would it be without fresh popcorn?
10:30 p.m.

Class of 2011 Pub Crawl

Location: Starting from Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar (Formerly Irish Times), 14 Phila Street

Saturday, June 4

Time Activity
6:30 a.m.

Class of 1966 Coffee Service

Location: Hospitality Suite
7:30–9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 1st floor
7:30–9:30 a.m.

Class of 1961 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor at reserved tables
7:30 - 9 a.m.

Class of 1966 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor at reserved tables
8-9:30 a.m.

Hatha Vinyasa Power Yoga

Location: Williamson Sports Center, Multipurpose Room
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"Breathe Easy & Zen Hard” your morning with an energizing Hatha Vinyasa Power Yoga flow that will have you ready to take charge of the day. Open to all levels of practice from no experience to the experienced. Please bring your own mat for this class lead by Yochai Weiss ’96. No pre-registration, but space is limited; first-come, first-served.
8:30–9:30 a.m.

President’s Breakfast for the 2015 Alumni Awards Recipients

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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By invitation only.
9-10 a.m.

Pre-Parade Gathering

Location: Lawn near Bolton Hall
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Grab a complimentary mimosa or other beverage with your classmates as you prepare for the Parade of Classes
9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Registration

Location: Case Center, second floor
10:15 a.m.

Parade of Classes

Location: Meet near the entrance to Bolton Hall
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Led by the Schenectady Pipe Band, Ltd., proceeds from Dana Science Center to Arthur Zankel Music Center
10:30 a.m.

Alumni Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Class Gift Presentation

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Auditorium
Noon–2 p.m.

All Reunion Classes Picnic

Location: Upper South Park, Under the Tent
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Join alumni, family, and friends for a tasty BBQ. Pony rides, face-painting and Mr. Bouncy Bounce for the kids. A photo booth will be on site for everyone to receive a personalized Reunion memento.
12:40 p.m.

Class Photos

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza, Rain location: Case Center, The Spa
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Class Photo Time 1946, 1951 1–1:10 p.m. 1956 1:10–1:20 p.m. 1961 1:20–1:30 p.m. 1966 6 p.m. (on Porter Plaza) 1971 12:40–12:50 p.m. 1976 1–1:10 p.m. 1981 12:50–1 p.m. 1986 1:10–1:20 p.m. 1991 12:50–1 p.m. 1996 1:40–1:50 p.m. 2001 1:20–1:30 p.m. 2006 1:30–1:40 p.m. 2011 12:40–12:50 p.m.
12:40-2 p.m.

Class Photos

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza (Rain location: Case Center, Spa snack shop)
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See the class-by-class schedule under General Information
1:45 p.m.

Classes of 1951 & 1956 Lake George Boat Cruise

Location: Bus to depart from residence hall
2 p.m.

Mini-College: Can We Talk? Trying To Teach, and Learn, and Argue in a Culture Committed To Correctness

Robert Boyers, Professor of English
Location: TBD
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Campuses all over the country have been thrown into various degrees of turmoil over the last year. The language used to describe what's going on varies, of course, depending on who's using it. Some people speak of "the new sensitivity" or "the new puritanism." Others speak of "the demise of liberalism" and the growing influence of persons—students, faculty members, administrators—who are themselves intolerant of genuine diversity of opinion and whose goal is to create a college environment in which—as Yale Professor David Bromwich put it— the institution becomes "a laboratory that knows how to monitor everything" and the dominant spirit closely resembles that of "a church held together by the hunt for heresies." This mini-college session will discuss the facts on the ground and the implications—political, cultural and educational—entailed in these recent developments. Robust discussion will be invited.
Professor Boyers is also the Editor of Salmagundi.
2-4 p.m.

Class of 2011 Fun Day

Location: Upper South Park
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Join your classmates on the Green; let loose, and have a couple of laughs! BYOB Event
2–4 p.m.

Sussman Village Open House

Location: Sussman Village, Building TBD
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Take a peek into Skidmore's newest student apartments, part of the complex replacing Scribner Village.
2:30 p.m.

Class of 1961 Memorial Service & Workshop II

Location: Wilson Chapel
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With Zelda Jacobson Schwartz ‘61
2:30-4 p.m.

Class of 1996 Lawn Games/Scavenger Hunt

Location: Case Lawn
2:30-4 p.m.

Class of 2001 Cocktail Guru

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
3 p.m.

Mini College: Fatal Attraction: The Politics of Mortal Terror

Sheldon Solomon, Professor, Psychology
Location: TBD
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Support for presidential candidate Donald Trump increased after the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, similar to the surge of enthusiasm for President George W. Bush after September 11, 2001. Sociologist Max Weber and cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker argue that in times of historical upheaval, people are prone to embrace charismatic politicians to mitigate existential terror; and previous research has demonstrated that reminders of death increased for President Bush and his policies in Iraq prior to the 2004 presidential election. I will review this research and present a 2015 study finding that a death reminder increased support for Donald Trump. I will then consider the implications of these findings for the 2016 presidential election and for democracy in general.
3 p.m.

Wine 101

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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Hosted by Kane’s Fine Wine & Spirits, proudly owned by Katie Trotta Kane ’86. Our expert staff will be on hand to discuss the wine-making process, proper wine tasting etiquette, and the distinctive characteristics of each wine, as you sip your way through reds and whites. Space is limited; first come, first served.
3:15 p.m.

Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Location: Bus departs Case Center parking lot at 3:05 p.m.
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Enjoy a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore's first campus. No pre-registration, but space is limited; first-come, first-served.
3:30 p.m.

Tour of the Tang

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Wachenheim Gallery
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Enjoy a tour of Alma Thomas with Ian Berry, Dayton Director of Skidmore’s interdisciplinary teaching museum and art gallery. Alma Woodsey Thomas (born 1891, Columbus, Georgia, died 1978, Washington, DC) is known for her vibrant, colorful paintings.
4 p.m.

Mini-College: President Trump and Other Media MacGuffins: ...
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Ron Seyb, Professor of Government
Location: Palamountain Hall, Emerson Auditorium
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Full Title: President Trump and Other Media MacGuffins: Why the Press and the Process Have Made the Arrival of Election Day "All We Ever Wanted"

In 1972, the Democratic Party instituted reforms to its nomination process that were designed to shorten the presidential campaign. The current protracted campaign underscores the failure of these and other reforms to keep the presidential contest confined to a single calendar year. One consequence of this elongated campaign is that journalists become fixated on political strategy and political conflict stories early in the process, a choice that crowds out issue-oriented coverage. Survey research shows that stories that fit the “conflict” or “strategy” frame appeal primarily to political activists, who tend to be more ideologically extreme than the majority of voters. This talk will explore how the long campaign interacts with the conventions and routines of news organizations and, in particular, 24-hour news networks to produce coverage that is both misdirected and misinformed. It will conclude by addressing whether such coverage contributes to partisan polarization in the electorate in ways that encourage candidates to appeal to a small band of voters whose issue priorities and positions differ from those of most Americans.
4 p.m.

Gathering for Friends of Bill W.

Location: Ladd Hall, room TBD
5–6 p.m.

Skidmore Department of Nursing Reception: Celebrating the Past and the Future

Location: Dana Science Center, Fowler Atrium
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Come join fellow Nursing graduates to celebrate the rich history of Skidmore’s nursing program and to learn about the agreement with New York University to facilitate the entrance of Skidmore students into NYU’s nursing program. For all former nursing majors.
6 p.m.

Class of 1966 Photograph

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater
6 p.m.

Classes of 1941, 1946, 1951, and 1956 Celebration Dinner

Location: Case Center, Intercultural Lounge
6:15 p.m.

Class of 1961 Celebration Dinner

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
6:15 p.m. TBD

Class of 1991 Celebration Dinner

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza & the Spa
6:30 p.m.

Class of 1966 Celebration Dinner

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Under the Tent
6:30 p.m. TBD

Class of 1971 Celebration Dinner

Location: Scribner Carriage House, 791 N. Broadway
6:30 p.m. TBD

Class of 1976 Celebration Dinner

Location: Starbuck Quad and Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
6:30 p.m. TBD

Class of 1981 Celebration Dinner

Location: Keyes Quad and Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
6:30 p.m. TBD

Class of 1986 Celebration Dinner

Location: Falstaff's
7:30 p.m.

Classes of 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011 Celebration

Location: Upper South Park, under the tent
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Join your classmates as you celebrate Reunion and enjoy a wonderful party spread!
9:15–10 p.m.

Music and Dancing

Location: Upper South Park, Under the Tent
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Enjoy music by local favorites Soul Session!
10 p.m.

Twenty-third Annual Reunion Fireworks Display

Location: South Park
10:30 p.m.

Live Music and Dancing

Location: Upper South Park, under the tent
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After the fireworks, keep on dancing with Soul Session.
10:30 p.m.–midnight

Music and Dancing

Location: Upper South Park, Under the Tent
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After the fireworks, continue dancing the night away with local favorites Soul Session!

Sunday, June 5

Time Activity
7 a.m.–11 a.m.

Check-out

Location: Residence halls
7:30–11:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
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Tables will be reserved by class
8-9:30 a.m.

Class of 1966 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
8:30 a.m.

Class of 1961 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor, reserved tables by class
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Alumni Memorial Service

Location: Alumni Memorial Garden (behind the Surrey-Williamson Inn)
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Pay tribute to members of the Skidmore community who have recently passed away.
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