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Skidmore College
Reunion 2018

May 31 - June 3

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, May 31

Time Activity
8:30am - 4:30pm

Prospective Student Admission Interviews, Info Sessions, and Campus Tours

Location: Eissner 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.
12 - 9pm

Registration

Location: Case Center, Case Information Desk, second floor
2:15 - 4:15pm

Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides

Location: Depart from Eissner Admissions Center
3 - 4pm

Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
5 - 7pm

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 2018!
6 - 8pm

Scribner Society Dinner

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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Join us for a celebration of alumnae in post-50th reunion classes.
6:30 - 9pm

Class of 1968 Class Reception & Dinner

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza & The Spa
6:30 - 8:30pm

Class of 1983 Backyard BBQ

Location: Home of Dan & Debbie Peavey Graves
7 - 10pm

Class of 1998 Informal Gathering

Location: Parting Glass, 40-42 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs
7:30pm

Class of 1993 Meet Up

Location: Druthers Brewing Company, 381 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
9:00pm

Class of 1978 Class Gathering

Location: Tin & Lint, 2 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs
9pm

Class of 2003 Meet Up

Location: Hamlet & Ghost, 24 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs

Friday, June 1

Time Activity
6:30 - 7:30am

Class of 1968 Coffee Service

Location: Class Hospitality Suite
7:30 - 9:00am

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
7:30 - 9am

Class of 1963 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
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Note: Tables will be reserved in the Dining Hall
7:30 - 9am

Class of 1968 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
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Note: Tables will be reserved in the Dining Hall
8:30am - 4:30pm

Prospective Student Admission Interviews/Information Sessions/Campus Tours

Location: Eissner 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 - 10am

Skidmore Legacy Society Breakfast with President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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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 - 11:59pm

Registration

Location: Case Center, second floor
9:15 - 10:30am

Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Location: Case Center Bus Stop
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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 from Case Center parking lot at 9:20 a.m.
10 - 11am

Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
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Go behind the scenes of Skidmore's interdisciplinary teaching museum and art gallery.
10:30am - 12:00pm

Class of 1963 Discussion

Location: Location TBD
11 - 1:45pm

Lunch

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
11am - 5pm

Tee Off for the Weekend

Location: Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs
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The twenty-fifth 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.)
12 - 2pm

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.
1:20 - 2:30pm

Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Location: Case Center Bus Stop
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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 1:20 p.m.
2 - 4pm

Career Development Center Open House

Location: Starbuck Center, room 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.
2 - 4pm

Class of 1968 Campus Tour

Location: Case Center Patio, Overlooking the Green
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This walking tour will depart from Case Center, Case Patio.
2:15 - 4:15pm

Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides

Location: Depart from Eissner Admissions Center
3 - 5pm

Alumni Admissions Contacts Reception and Open House

Location: Eissner Admissions Center, North Broadway
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Please come meet the Admissions staff, other AAC volunteers and tour the admissions building. We want to thank current AACs for their volunteer work and alumni interested in learning more about volunteering for the AAC program are also encouraged to join us for this event. RSVP by May 25th.
3 - 4pm

MiniCollege: North Korean Conflict in the Trump Era: How Did We Get Here and How Do We Move Forward?
Joowon Park, Assistant Professor, Anthropolo

Location: Location TBD
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New and old conflicts have emerged between the US and North Korea during the Trump Presidency. The "fire and fury" of Trump, missile threats from "Rocket Man," and possible nuclear war have all headlined the news as military tensions have escalated in East Asia. This presentation will discuss how we got to this point of conflict and hostility by exploring the division of the Korean Peninsula, Cold War power struggles, North Korean Ideology, and North Korea's nuclearization efforts over the last few decades. How do we move forward from here and what are some possible solutions?
3 - 4pm

Sustainable Skidmore Walking Tour

Location: Meet outside of Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater
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Join Skidmore's Sustainability Office staff for a tour of such campus initiatives as bike-sharing, the community garden, renewable energy systems, and the North Woods. Also learn about student leadership opportunities, co-curricular programs, and our plans for the future.
3 - 4pm

Walking Tour of Congress Park & Canfield Casino

Location: Case Center Bus Stop
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Join fellow alumni on a guided walking tour of these historic locations. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Open to all.

Bus departs Case Center parking lot at 3 p.m.
3:30 - 4:30pm

Class of 1963 Memorial Service

Location: Alumni Memorial Garden (behind the Surrey-Williamson Inn)
4 - 5pm

Gathering for Friends of Bill W.

Location: Ladd Hall, room 207
5 - 6:15pm

Presidents Society Reception

Location: Scribner House Lawn, 791 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
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The Presidents Society honors Skidmore's founder and presidents. Through their dedicated generosity and unwavering commitment to the College, the members of the Presidents Society set a standard that inspires the entire College community and is central to our continued growth and success. By invitation only.
5:30 - 6:30pm

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-fourth annual event.
6:15 - 8:15pm

Class of 1958 Reception & Dinner

Location: Saratoga Golf & Polo Club, 301 Church St, Saratoga Springs
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Bus will depart from residence hall bus stop.
6:15 - 8:15pm

Class of 1963 Reception & Dinner

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
6:15 - 8:15pm

Classes of 1943, 1948, & 1953 Reception & Dinner

Location: Wishing Well, 745 Saratoga Rd, Ganesvoort
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Bus will depart from residence hall bus stop.
6:30 - 9pm

Class of 1968 Reception & Dinner with President Philip A. Glotzbach and Marie B. Glotzbach

Location: National Museum of Racing, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
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Bus departs Sussman Village bus stop at 6:15 p.m.
6:30 - 9:30pm

Class of 1973 Dinner

Location: Saratoga Polo Association, 2 Bloomfield Rd, Greenfield Center
6:30 - 9:30pm

Class of 1978 Dinner

Location: Saratoga Winery, 462 NY-29, Saratoga Springs
6:30 - 9:30pm

Class of 1983 Dinner

Location: The Lodge at Saratoga Casino & Raceway, 1 Nelson Ave, Saratoga Springs
6:30 - 8:30pm

Class of 1993 Class Reception

Location: Mouzon House, 1 York St, Saratoga Springs
6:30 - 8:30pm

Class of 2003 Informal Gathering

Location: Henry Street Taproom, 86 Henry St, Saratoga Springs
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Owned by Sonja Neilson McFadden '03
7 - 10pm

Class of 1988 Gathering

Location: Bailey's Saratoga, 37 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
7 - 9pm

Class of 1998 Gathering

Location: Location TBD
9 - 11:59pm

Class of 2008 Gathering

Location: Tin & Lint, 2 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs
9pm

Class of 2013 Informal Gathering

Location: Desperate Annie's, 12 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs
9 - 11pm

Family Movie Night

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater
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Enjoy an evening under the stars for a movie that is entertaining (and appropriate) for all ages. And what kind of movie night would it be without fresh popcorn?

Saturday, June 2

Time Activity
6:30 - 7:30am

Class of 1968 Coffee Service

Location: Class Hospitality Suite
7:30 - 9:30am

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 1st floor
7:30 - 9:00am

Class of 1963 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
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Note: Tables will be reserved in the Dining Hall
7:30 - 9:00am

Class of 1968 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
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Note: Tables will be reserved in the Dining Hall
8 - 9:30am

Vinyasa Flow & Deep Relax

Location: Williamson Sports Center, Multipurpose Room
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Set your intentions high and get your blood flowing in this 60-minute yoga class followed by a Deep Relax savasana with optional massage and Aromatherapy, led by RYT 400-Vera Ventura '03. Move through fluid, dynamic postures with emphasis on breath, alignment, range of motion and strength. With options for modification and advancement, this is open to all levels. Please bring your own mat. No pre-registration, but space is limited; first-come, first-served.
8:30 - 9:30am

President's Breakfast for Alumni Awards Recipients

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

Pre-Parade Gathering

Location: Case Center Patio, Overlooking the Green
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Grab a complimentary mimosa or other beverage with your classmates as you prepare for the Parade of Classes
9 - 8pm

Registration

Location: Case Center, second floor
10:15 - 10:30am

Parade of Classes

Location: Case Center Patio, Overlooking the Green
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Led by the Schenectady Pipe Band, Ltd., proceeds from Case Green to Arthur Zankel Music Center
10:30 - 12pm

Alumni Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Class Gift Presentation

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd '22 Auditorium
12 - 2pm

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 - 2pm

Class Photo

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza
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Rain location: Case Center, The Spa
2 - 3:30pm

Class of 1948 Tea

Location: Surrey-Williamson Inn
2 - 3pm

Class of 1968 Visit to Grant Cottage

Location: 1000 Mount McGregor Road, Wilton, NY
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Grant Cottage State Historic Site is the former home of Ulysses S. Grant.
Shuttle departs from the designated bus stop in Sussman Village at 2:10 p.m. - Pre-registration is required.
2 - 3pm

Class of 1978 Private Tour of the Tang

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Presentation Room
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The Class of 1978 is invited to join Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator, Rachel Seligman '91, for a behind the scenes tour of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
2 - 4pm

Class of 1983 Hospitality Suite Party

Location: Class Hospitality Suite
2 - 4pm

Class of 1998 Fun Day

Location: Case Green
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Share some laughs with your classmates on the green! BYOB.
2 - 4pm

Class of 2008 Fun Day

Location: Case Green
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Share some laughs with your classmates on the green! BYOB.
2 - 5pm

Class of 2013 Fun Day

Location: Upper South Park
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Share some laughs with your classmates on the Upper South Park! BYOB.
2 - 3pm

MiniCollege: Can’t Anyone Here Play This Game? (Please see more for full title)
Ronald Seyb, Assoc. Dean for Student Academic Affairs

Location: Location TBD
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Can’t Anyone Here Play This Game? Hyper-Partisanship, Ideological Media, and the Benighted and Befuddled American Congress

When Conor Lamb won a special election to fill a vacant House seat in Western Pennsylvania this past March, he told his ebullient supporters on election night that he had one goal in his first term: to do his job. This statement would strike many as a crushing banality, or even a tautology, if made about any other pursuit, but in the current Congress, it is a promise that causes many Americans to experience paroxysms of joy. Congress, in the minds of most Americans, has not been doing its job for some time. While Congress has rarely been popular, its current public approval rating of 15% is a new low, and, if recent trends in public attitudes continue, this approval rating promises to sink even lower. Most Congress members are concerned about the institution’s toxic reputation, but they do not seem to know how to arrest this decline in public support.
This talk will seek, first, to identify the main sources of Congress’s dysfunction (some of which are specific to this era, but others of which are long-standing) and then hazard to prescribe reforms that can, at the least, help Congress members do their job a little better.
2:15 - 4:15pm

Class of 1963 Activity

Location: Location TBD
2:30 - 4:00pm

Class of 1988 Hangout

Location: Class Hospitality Suite
3 - 4:30pm

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 - 4:00pm

MiniCollege:
Amber N. Wiley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, American Studies

Location: Location TBD
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"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness, an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903


This lecture course is a survey of the 20th-century urban African-American experience. This includes African-American contributions to, and exclusions from, various aspects of a democratic American society. We will engage in pluralistic discourse over the progression of the semester. We will hear from many sources while analyzing individual voices on the topic, with an understanding that the African-American experience is neither univocal nor monolithic. The course pays particular attention to migratory patterns of African-Americans within and outside of the United States, with special attention to the diaspora. This consideration illustrates how industry, war, social segregation, international diplomacy, and family ties helped shape the relationship between the rural, urban, and international African-American experiences.
3 - 4:30pm

North Woods Nature Hike

Location: Meet at Falstaff's
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The Sustainability Office and student North Woods stewards welcome everyone 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.
3:30 - 1pm

Tour of the Tang

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Wachenheim Gallery
4 - 5pm

Class of 1958 Memorial Service

Location: Alumni Memorial Garden (behind the Surrey-Williamson Inn)
4pm

Gathering for Friends of Bill W.

Location: Ladd Hall, room 207
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Class of 1993 Pre-dinner Gathering

Location: Location TBD
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Kids Celebration

Location: Case Center, Case Information Desk, second floor
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Future Thoroughbreds (ages 4-12 years old) will enjoy, dinner, games, and movies while you enjoy your class' Celebration Dinner. More information available soon. Preregistration appreciated
5:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Location: Dana Science Center, Fowler Atrium
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Join fellow nursing graduates to celebrate the rich history of Skidmore's nursing program. Open to all in the nursing procession.
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Class of 1943, 1948, 1953 Celebration Dinner

Location: Surrey-Williamson Inn
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Class of 1958 Celebration Dinner

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Class of 1968 Photo

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Class of 1978 Celebration Dinner

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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Dinner times are subject to change.
6:15 - 9pm

Class of 1983 Celebration Dinner

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor & Keyes Quad
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Dinner times are subject to change.
6:30 - 9pm

Class of 1963 Celebration Dinner

Location: Surrey-Wiliamson Inn, under the tent
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Class of 1968 Celebration Dinner

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza & The Spa
6:30 - 9pm

Class of 1973 Celebration Dinner

Location: Scribner Carriage House, 791 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
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Dinner times are subject to change.
7 - 9pm

Class of 1988 Celebration Dinner

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor & Starbuck Quad
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Dinner times are subject to change.
7 - 9pm

Class of 1993 Celebration Dinner

Location: Surrey-Wiliamson Inn, under the tent
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Dinner times are subject to change.
7:30 - 9pm

Class of 1998, 2003, 2008 & 2013 Celebration

Location: Upper South Park, Under the Tent
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Dinner times are subject to change.
9:15 - 10pm

Live Music and Dancing

Location: Upper South Park, Under the Tent
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After dinner, dance the night away with live band music by the Accents Band!
10pm

Twenty-Fifth Annual Reunion Fireworks Display

Location: South Park
10:30pm - 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 the Accents Band!
10:30pm

Class of 1998 Late Night Gathering

Location: Peabody's, 39 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

Sunday, June 3

Time Activity
7 - 11am

Check-out

Location: Residence halls
7:30 - 11:30am

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
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Tables will be reserved by class
7:30 - 9am

Class of 1963 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
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Note: Tables will be reserved in the Dining Hall
8 - 9:30am

Class of 1968 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
9 - 10am

Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast

Location: Case Center, Intercultural Center
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Join fellow alumni for a continental breakfast for alumni of color and LGBTQ alumni. Hear ideas and plans for engaging our diverse alumni population.
10:30 - 11:15am

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.