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: Scribner Carriage House, 791 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
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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.
Bus will depart Jonsson Tower parking lot at 5:30pm and will make a second stop at the Sussman Village bus stop, departing at 5:45 p.m., to bring guests to the Scribner Carriage house.
6-8 p.m.

Class of 1971 Informal Gathering

Location: Sperry’s Restaurant, 30 1/2 Caroline Street
6–7:30 p.m.

Class of 1976 Gathering

Location: The home of Bev Estabrook Mastrianni ‘76, 125 Regent 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
7:30 p.m.

Class of 1981 Informal Gathering

Location: Henry Street Taproom, 86 Henry Street
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 will depart Sussman Village bus stop at 9:15 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 a Tang student guide.
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-third Annual Alumni Golf Outing is open to all Skidmore alumni and guests and will be held rain or shine. Please arrive at the course by 10:45 a.m.. Advance registration is required, with slots filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For directions, please click here)
Noon

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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A special luncheon for all reunion and class volunteers. By invitation only; each invitee is welcome to bring a guest.
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.
1:30–2:30 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 Panel: Bends in Our Roads

Location: TBD
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Three intrepid classmates with significant bends in their life trajectories will share their stories and answer questions.
3 p.m.

Class of 1956 Memorial Service

Location: Alumni Memorial Garden
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(behind the Surrey-Williamson Inn)
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 fellow alumni on 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.

Presidents Society Reception

Location: Scribner House Lawn, 791 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
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Celebrate 50 years of the Friends of the Presidents in the new Presidents Society honoring Skidmore’s generous donors who support the College at the leadership level. The Presidents Society honors Skidmore’s founder and presidents, who have made a dramatic impact on the College and have been integral to our success today as one of the top liberal arts institutions in the country. Presidents Society 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-second 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 5:45 p.m. from residence hall and will stop to pick up those attending the Presidents 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 at 6 p.m. from residence hall and will stop to pick up those attending the Presidents Society reception.
6:30 p.m.

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

Location: National Museum of Racing, 191 Union Ave.
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Bus departs at 5:45 p.m. from residence hall and will stop to pick up those attending the Presidents Society reception.
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Class of 1971 Gathering

Location: Home former trustee of Elliot Masie & Cathy Masie, 46 Circular Street
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(the former home of Joe and Anne Palamountain)
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
6:30-8:30 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 ½ Caroline Street
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Arriving after 9pm? We’ll still be here (Dutch Treat)!
9–11 p.m.

Class of 1986 Informal Gathering

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

Family Movie Night hosted by the Class of 1996

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater
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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?
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
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 2016 Alumni Awards Recipients

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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By invitation only.
9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Registration

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

Parade of Classes

Location: Case Center Patio
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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
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For more information on our 2016 Award recipients, please click here.
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.
12:40-2 p.m.

Class Photos

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza, Rain location: Case Center, The Spa
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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 Thomas Amphitheater)
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.
1:30 p.m.

Classes of 1941, 1946, 1951 & 1956 Lake George Boat Cruise

Location: Bus to depart from residence hall at 1:30 p.m.
2–4 p.m.

Sussman Village Open House

Location: Sussman Village, Building A, Apartment 7
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Take a peek into Skidmore's newest student apartments, part of the complex replacing Scribner Village.
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
2:30 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.

1966 Brainstorming: The Next Bend in the Road

Location: Location TBD
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All classmates are welcome for this brainstorming session on practical advice for the road ahead.
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
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Pre-registration required
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.

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. Bus departs Case Center parking lot at 3 p.m..
3 p.m.

Northwoods Nature Hike

Location: Meet at Falstaffs
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The Sustainability Office welcomes all for a nature walk through Skidmore's unique natural resource - a living classroom as well as an outlet for co-curricular and recreational activities. Please wear sturdy shoes.
3 p.m.

Bandersnatcher Concert hosted by the Class of 1991

Location: Filene Hall
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
4 p.m.

Class of 1961 Garden Dedication

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza
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 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 p.m.

Class of 1986 Celebration Dinner

Location: Falstaff's
6:15 p.m.

Class of 1961 Celebration Dinner

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

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.

Class of 1971 Celebration Dinner

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

Class of 1976 Celebration Dinner

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

Class of 1981 Celebration Dinner

Location: Keyes Quad and Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
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.

Live 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.–midnight

Live 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.

Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast

Location: Case Center, Intercultural Center
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Join Wendy L. Wilson '96, the alumni board's chair of diversity, for a continental breakfast welcoming our alumni of color and LGBTQ alumni. Hear ideas and plans for engaging our diverse alumni population.
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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