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Reunion 2017: Schedule

Click on a date to see a schedule of events. Schedule is subject to change.
Thursday, June 2, 2017

1:00 – 9:00 p.m.               Reunion official begins! Welcome Center open. Faculty Parlors, Main Building

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.             Class Displays Please join the library staff to see what they have pulled from the archives.  Learning Commons, Long Library

1:00 – 9:00 p.m.               WCA Exhibit: Traditions Old & New. Archival items from Wells will be on display. Stop by and enjoy the exhibit.  String Room Gallery, Main Building

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.               Historic Campus Tour. Domenica Wilson '17 will share the stories behind the historic buildings of the College campus on this walking tour.  Learn details you may not remember—or never knew— from your student days. Meet in front of Main Building

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.               Welcome Reception: President Johnathan Gibralter and WCA President Amy Cerand McNaughton ’86 welcome you to Reunion.  Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons outdoor patio

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.               Dinner with Reunion College Faculty & Staff. Wells College:Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Engagement. Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Cocktails and Conversations. Cash bar available. Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons outdoor patio

Friday, June 2, 2017

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.                Breakfast.  Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.               Yoga Please join Courtney Good '19 in an early morning Yoga class. Boathouse lawn (rain location: Dance Studio, Schwartz)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.     Welcome Center Open. Faculty Parlors, Main Building

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.             Class Displays Please join the library staff to see what they have pulled from the archives.  Learning Commons, Long Library

9:00 a.m.                            Flag Raising.Please join the WCA board as we honor and remember our service men and women. Meet at the Sycamore Tree, front of Main Building

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.            Reunion College Session: Wells College: Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Engagement. Artificial Sweeteners: Friends of Foes. E. Margie Matthews Filter Hostetter ’62 Lecture Room, Ann Wilder Stratton ’46 Hall

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.          Coffee Break.  Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 Atrium, Ann Wilder Stratton ’46 Hall

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.          Reunion College Session: Wells College: Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Engagement. Mindfulness and You.  E. Margie Matthews Filter Hostetter ’62 Lecture Room, Ann Wilder Stratton ’46 Hall

Noon – 1:30 p.m.            Lunch with Faculty and members of the President’s Cabinet. Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.              Canoeing/Kayaking/Swimming: Weather permitting with lifeguard on duty. Life jackets must be worn. Boathouse

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.               Athletic Open House & Tour: Michael Lindberg, Director of Athletics will showcase the renovated gymnasium and the new turf field. Bring your walking shoes. Meet in front of Herman and Margaret Schwartz Athletic facilities

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.               Reunion College Workshop at the Book Arts Center to include hands-on press demonstrations led byDirector Richard Kegler.  Come explore what the Center has to offer and make a special Reunion card. Morgan Hall

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.               Reunion College Open House at the Center for Sustainability and the Environment: Director for the Center Marian Brown will give a brief update about the first year of the Center and the sustainability efforts at Wells. Suite 211/212, Zabriskie Hall

2:30 –3:30 p.m.               Reunion College Workshop at the Book Arts Center to include hands-on press demonstrations led byDirector Richard Kegler.  Come explore what the Center has to offer and make a special Reunion card. Morgan Hall

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.               Reunion College Open House at the Business and Entrepreneurship Center.  Erin Hampson '17 and Mary Webber '17 will provide an update. Suite 201/201, Zabriskie Hall

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.               Tea Time with Retired Faculty and Staff.  Join beloved retired faculty and staff for a Wells tradition. Learning Commons, Long Library

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.               Reunion Conversation and Questions with President Jonathan Gibralter and President’s cabinet. E. Margie Matthews Filter Hostetter ’62 Lecture Room, Ann Wilder Stratton ’46 Hall

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.               Class Dinners.  1968 – 2017  Tantalize your taste buds with Street Fair Stations that will keep you coming back for more. Cash bar available. Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.              Class Dinners.  1967 & classes prior Enjoy lakeside dining at its finest with exquisite cuisine, warm service, spectacular sunsets and great conversations. Transportation available to the Aurora Inn from the front of Main building beginning at 6pm. Aurora Inn, Lakeside Room

8:00 – 11:00 p.m.             TheWELL. Before you call it a night, stop in and enjoy an after dinner cocktail, conversation and catch up with your classmates.. Don’t forget to bring your mug! Smith Hall

Saturday, June 3, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.                Bird Watching.  Sam Ayers '16 will lead the bird watching tour. Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.               Yoga Please join Courtney Good '19 in an early morning Yoga class. Boathouse lawn (rain location: Dance Studio, Schwartz)

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.                Breakfast.  Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.     Welcome Center Open. Faculty Parlors, Main Building

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.                Bell Tower Tour: Led by Sarah Viele McLean ’92.  Meet on the crossbar of 4th floor, Main Building

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.             Wells College Association Annual Meeting. Come and hear from your officers of the Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni. Chapel, Main Building

10:30 a.m.                           Reunion Parade. Wells alums of all ages march from Main Building to Macmillan Hall. Led by the Wells Fargo coach and accompanied by the ringing of the bells. Meet in front of Main Building; rain or shine

11:00  – 11:30 a.m.          WCA Award Convocation. The Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni will be honoring Dr. Patricia Danz Stirnemann ’67. Margaret Rogers Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.           WCA Award Reception in honor of Dr. Patricia Danz Stirnemann ’67. (By invitation only; to include special guests )  Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

Starting at 11:30 a.m.     Reunion Class photos.  Alums only. (You may order a class photo at the Registration Desk.)  Please be considerate of the time and be at your class photo shoot location early.  See schedule below.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.             Lunch, Lawn Games & Laughter.Try your hand at Kan Jam, Corn Hole, Frisbee just to name a few while enjoying the sounds of The Newlyweds and the savory taste of a good old fashioned BBQ. Guaranteed…finger lickin’ good! Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons outdoor patio

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.             FARGO Board Meeting. Room 306, Zabriskie Hall

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.               Canoeing/Kayaking/Swimming. Weather permitting with lifeguard on duty. Life jackets must be worn. Boathouse

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.               Campus Tour.  Matt Sleezer  '14, Major Gifts Officer, will highlight the "new" spaces on this walking tour of campus.  Meet in lobby of Zabriskie Hall

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.               Inns of Aurora Tour. Led by Dale Whittaker, front desk manager for the Inns of Aurora. Come tour the Aurora Inn, the newly renovated Wallcourt Hall and the Loft, their new wellness center.  Departing from the Aurora Inn Front Desk, 391 Main Street, Aurora

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.               "Aurora as I Saw It" rVisit the Aurora Historical Society for a look back in time from the reniniscences of Baldwin "Baldy" Avery. Located behind the Aurora Arts and Design Center, 371 Main St., Aurora

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.               Individual Class Activities: If your class does not have a scheduled activity please feel free to enjoy the campus and Village for the afternoon.  1967: Balcony at Weld  1972: Boathouse  1977: Rocky Point Farm, 2244 Lake Rd., Aurora 1997: Visit Aurora Ale  2007: Wine tour 2012: Boathouse lawn.  If you have an activity planned for your class that you’d like to have posted here, please email alumoffice@wells.edu with the info.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.               Bell Tower Tour: Led by Sarah Viele McLean ’92.  Main Building

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.               Singing Rehearsal.Former Henry’s VIII and Whirligig members tune up for the evening performance.  Alice Barler Music Hall

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.               Reception for President and Legacy Circle Members. (By invitation only). Thomas House, 165 Main Street

6:00 – 8:15 p.m.               Reunion Celebration Dinner.  Enjoy a wonderful dinner with your class. The night will celebrate class giving and feature class skits and singing. You won’t want to miss this! Cocktails at 6:00 pm, dinner served at 6:30 pm. Cash bar available. Sommer Center Lawn

8:30 – 11:00 p.m.             Party on the Patio. Come dance the night away with the sounds of The Destination, a 7-pc. local band featuring its musical focus on R&B, Latin influenced material, swing, funk and disco. Be sure to visit the photobooth with your classmates to capture the memories. Sommer Center Lawn

Sunday, June 4, 2017

7:00 a.m. – Noon              Welcome Center open.  Faculty Parlors, Main Building

7:30 – 10:30 a.m.             Brunch. Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.             Service of Remembrance.The WCA invites you to this ecumenical service led by Reverend Barb Blom ’82 to honor and remember classmates who have passed away or are in need of support. Chapel, Main Building

11:00 a.m.                           CHECKOUT – Please be sure to drop off your keys, name badges, and evaluation forms (drop boxes located in each building and the Welcome Center).

10:00  – 11:00 a.m.          WCA Board Meeting. Conference Room, Pettibone House

Class Photo Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

1947: Steps of Macmillan at 11:45 a.m.                  

1952: Steps of Macmillan at 11:50 a.m.                  

1957: Steps of Macmillan at 12:00 p.m.                  

1962: Steps of Macmillan at 12:10 p.m.                 

1967: Steps of Macmillan at 1:20 p.m.                   

1972: Boathouse at 2:30 p.m.                                  

1977: Steps of Macmillan at 11:30 a.m.                      

1982: Front of Main at 1:40 p.m.

1987: Front of Main at 1:50 p.m.

1992. Front of Main at 2:00 p.m.

1997: Front of Macmillan at 1:10 p.m.

2002: Front of Main at 2:10 p.m.

2007: Front of Main at 1:30 p.m.

 2012: Boathouse lawn 2:20 p.m.

Other information

Water fill stations           Please use your stainless water bottle (given at the Welcome Center) and refill at the following locations: Macmillan 1st floor (south) and 3rd, Sommer Center Smith Hall,  Stratton lobby Kitchen,  Cleveland 2nd and Pettibone Lobby.

The Grind                            Student run café, serving coffee (hot & cold), lattes, cappuccino, espresso, tea and snacks. Start the morning off right or enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:30am – 3:00pm

College Store                     Check out the new and updated College Store with Wells swag for everyone!  10% off all Wells apparel. Zabriskie Hall  Thurs. & Fri. 8:30am – 4:30pm, Sat. 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sun. 9am - noon

Pool/Fitness/cardio rooms          Come and enjoy the fitness center with its wide array of aerobic and strength training equipment. Schwartz Athletic Center  Fri. & Sat.: 7:00 – 10:00am

 

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