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Schedule and Events

From Reunion College to entertainment under the tents, you’ll find it all in our schedule of events.
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A complete Reunion schedule will be posted here in May. Below is a tentative schedule of our traditional events. Please note that times and locations are subject to change. 
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Thursday, June 1

Noon

Lunch on your own

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Campus tour

Location: Meet at the Transportation Tent, James C. Colgate Student Union

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Campus tour

Location: Meet at the Transportation Tent, James C. Colgate Student Union

Evening

Early-bird cocktails/dinners
Classes will informally meet and treat themselves for cocktails and/or dinner in and around Hamilton. Families and friends welcome too! (Please note that these gatherings are pay on your own.) Locations to be determined.

6:00 p.m.

Class of 1967 Golden Anniversary reception

Location: Hall of Presidents, James C. Colgate Student Union

7:00 p.m.

Class of 1967 Golden Anniversary dinner
Immediately following the Class of 1967 reception, for class members and their guests.

Location: Hall of Presidents, James C. Colgate Student Union

Late into the Night

Celebrate on Whitnall Field

Friday, June 2

7:30–10:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Location: Curtiss E. Frank Dining Hall

11:00 a.m.–Noon

Campus Tour

Location: Meet at the Transportation Tent, James C. Colgate Student Union

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Welcome back All-Class Lunch

Location: Whitnall Field

11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Class of 1967, 50th Reunion Luncheon

Location: TBD 

1:00–2:00 p.m. Great for the Family!

reunion-cpn-iconWalking Tour of the Community Garden

Location: Colgate Community Garden 


1:00–5:00 p.m. Special Collections and University Archives Open House

Location: Martin Reference Reading Room, 3rd floor Atrium, Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology

1:30–5:00 p.m.

All-Class Reunion Golf Shotgun

Location: Seven Oaks Golf Course, Friday; pre-registration required; no walk-in play or day-of registration

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

Location: Meet at the Transportation Tent, James C. Colgate Student Union

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

Location: Meet at the Transportation Tent, James C. Colgate Student Union

3:30–5:00 p.m.

Willow Society Social

Location: TBD

4:15–5:00 p.m.

Class of 1972 50th Reunion Kickoff Meeting

Location: TBD

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Pre-Shabbat Wine and Cheese Reception
Rabbi Dena Bodian, Assistant University Chaplain and Director of Jewish Life
Interested in Shabbat dinner options?  Please contact Rabbi Dena Bodian at dbodian@colgate.edu.

Location: Saperstein Jewish Center

5:30–7:30 p.m.

All-Class BBQ and Ice Cream

Location: Whitnall Field

BBQ for Post-50th classes, Class of 1967, Award Recipients, and their guests

Location: Academic Quad

7:00–8:00 p.m.

Open House for friends of Bill W.
Saturday evening open house to be determined at this meeting.

Location: Shaw Wellness Institute, Cutten Complex

7:30–8:45 p.m.

Annual Awards Ceremony

Location: Memorial Chapel

8:45–9:30 p.m.

Torchlight Parade
Only those who have purchased Raider Weekend, Friday only, and full weekend packages are permitted to participate. Please gather with your class on the Quad until you are directed to begin the procession. Please gather around the bonfire to welcome all reunion classes — especially the 50th — before enjoying the entertainment in your tent.

Location: Begins on the Academic Quad

9:30 p.m.

Fireworks Over Campus

Location: Enjoy the show from Whitnall Field

10:00 p.m.–Midnight

The Stars Above Colgate: Evening at the Observatory
Thomas Balonek, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Location: Observatory, up the hill, just past O’Connor Campus Center on the left

Late into the Night

Under the Tents

Location: Whitnall Field

Saturday, June 3

7:30–10:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Location: Curtiss E. Frank Dining Hall

8:00 a.m. Great for the Family!

reunion-cpn-icon 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
Luke Burdick, Assistant Men’s Track and Field and Cross Country Coach

Location: Start: chain-linked fence area across from Colgate’s cemetery entrance to main cross country trails/top of ski hill

8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Great for the Family!

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Location: Hamilton Village Green

8:15–9:30 a.m.

Presidents’ Club Breakfast

Location: Hall of Presidents, James C. Colgate Student Union

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Open House for friends of Bill W.
Saturday evening open house to be determined at this meeting.

Location: Shaw Wellness Institute, Cutten Complex

9:45 a.m.

Service of Remembrance for the Class of 1967
Class photograph will be taken on the chapel steps immediately following the service.

Location: Memorial Chapel

9:45–10:45 a.m.

Alumni Corporation Annual Meeting
Joseph P. McGrath ’85, P ’15,’20 President of the Alumni Council, presiding

Location: Terrace Lounge, Lawrence Hall

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Campus Tour

Location: Meet at the Transportation Tent, James C. Colgate Student Union

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Special Collections and University Archives Open House

Location: Martin Reference Reading Room 3rd floor Atrium, Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Colgate Bookstore Storytime

Location: Colgate Bookstore Children’s Corner

Noon

Lunch on your own

Location: Village of Hamilton

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Classes of 1937–1962 Golden-Years Luncheon

Location: Colgate Inn

12:30 p.m.

Class of 1967 50th Luncheon 

Location: TBD 

Noon–2:30 p.m.

32nd Annual Alumni Authors Book Signing

Location: Class of 2003 Events Room, 3rd Floor Colgate Bookstore

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

Location: Meet at the Transportation Tent, James C. Colgate Student Union

2:00–5:00 p.m. Great for the Family!

reunion-cpn-icon Hamilton Amazing Race
A competitive scavenger hunt. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Outdoor Education Staff

Location: Colgate Sign at the front of Oak Drive

2:00–5:00 p.m.

Athletic Salvage Sale

Location: Reid Athletic Center Lobby

3:00–4:00 p.m. Great for the Family!

reunion-cpn-icon Ice Cream Sundaes - Sponsored by the Willow Society

Location: Hieber Cafe and Wesson Terrace, Case Library and Geyer Information Technology Center

3:00–5:30 p.m.

LGBTQ and Allies Reception—all are welcome to attend

Location: TBD

3:30–5:00 p.m.

Alumni of Color Meet and Greet

Location: ALANA Cultural Center

3:45–4:45 p.m.

Veterans Meet and Greet Gathering 

Location: TBD

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Catholic Mass

Location: Memorial Chapel

6:00 p.m.

Class of 1992 Silver Anniversary Cocktail Reception and Banquet

Location: TBD

6:00 p.m.

Class Cocktail Receptions and Banquets

Location: Refer to the class events listing in your registration packets for your banquet location.

9:00–Midnight

Main Stage
The Skycoasters

Location: Whitnall Field

10:00 p.m.–Midnight

The Stars Above Colgate: Evening at the Observatory
Thomas Balonek, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Location: Observatory, up the hill, just past O’Connor Campus Center on the left


Sunday, June 4

8:00 a.m.–Noon

Farewell Brunch

Location: Curtiss E. Frank Dining Hall

Free Time

You are on your own for the rest of the day

Exhibits and Museum Tours

Open all weekend

Picker Art Gallery Exhibit
  • Thursday June 1, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Friday June 2, 
  • Saturday, June 3, noon–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 4, noon–5:00 p.m.
Location: Dana Arts Center, Second Floor

Longyear Museum of Anthropology Exhibit
  • Thursday June 1, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Friday June 2, 
  • Saturday, June 3, noon–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 4, noon–5:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Hall, Second Floor