Weekend Schedule of Events | St. Lawrence University Reunion

Weekend Schedule of Events

Below is the schedule for Reunion 2020. As programs continue to be finalized, more events and details will be added.

Thursday, May 28

12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Registration
William Randolph Hearst Studio, Noble Center
Pick up your complimentary Reunion gift, schedule of events, and nametag. Your nametag serves as your entry into events throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mysteries in the Archives
Owen D. Young Library, Special Collections
Join Special Collections Technician Paul Haggett in exploring the University’s rich history through photos, documents and scrapbooks.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

“SLU Traditions Then and Now” Tour
Meet at Sullivan Student Center Main Entrance
Join this interactive, student-led tour of campus that includes both historic and new locations.

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Class of 1970 50th Reunion Reception with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

North Country Welcome Dinner
Dana Dining Center
Join other early arrivals for a dinner featuring tastes and flavors of the North Country! Complimentary Beer and Wine.

6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Class of 1970 50th Reunion Welcome Dinner and Evening Entertainment
Eben Holden Center
The Class of 1970 reunites for a welcome dinner immediately following the 50th Reunion reception at MacAllaster House. Class photo will be taken. Complimentary beer and wine. Evening entertainment and dancing to follow featuring The Miner Street Band.

Ongoing

Hospitality Center Gatherings
Stop by your class's hospitality center, open all weekend, for casual conversation and to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Friday, May 29

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Noble Center

8:00 a.m. 

Reunion Bike Ride
Meet at the steps of Vilas Hall
*Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time*
Enjoy a spin on the roads of the North Country with an 18-mile bike ride paced for recreational cyclists and above. Participants must provide their own bike, helmet, and gear. No bike rentals available.

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Registration
William Randolph Hearst Studio, Noble Center
Pick up your complimentary Reunion gift, schedule of events, and nametag, which serves as your entry into events throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11th Annual Saints Athletics Golf Tournament
St. Lawrence University Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course

9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thousand Islands Boat Tour
Meet at Vilas Hall, Parking Lot H
*Please arrive 15 minutes before departure*
Enjoy a one-hour cruise highlighting "Millionaire Row!" Buffet lunch following. Cost: $40 per person, transportation to the tour site in Alexandria Bay provided, space is limited to 50 participants.

9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mt. Arab Hike
Meet at Vilas Hall, Parking Lot H
*Please arrive 15 minutes before departure*
Tackle this 2 mile Tupper Lake Triad trek and enjoy splendid views from the fire tower at the summit. Cost: free; transportation and lunch provided; separate online registration required.

10:00 a.m.

Student-Led Campus Tour
Meet in front of Sullivan Student Center

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Scarlet & Brown Bag Lunch
Sullivan Student Center, Winston Room
Stop by and make your complimentary lunch "to go."

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Canoe Shack
Check out a canoe and enjoy a paddle on the Little River. Transportation is available at the Noble Center, or go out Park Street to the end of the sports fields, turn right on the gravel road just before the Little River bridge, and go about 100 yards to the Canoe Shack, a brown clapboard building on the river's edge.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mysteries in the Archives
Owen D. Young Library, Special Collections
Join Special Collections Technician Paul Haggett in exploring the University's rich history through photos, documents and scrapbooks.

Times TBD

Laurentian Seminars
Carnegie 010
Hear from alumni and faculty on a variety of topics.

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Exploring the Pipes of Gunnison Organ Concert
Gunnison Memorial Chapel
Join Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, musician-in-residence, for a breathtaking performance of compositions that float through the chapel from France, Germany and the United States to celebrate the sounds of the historic Estey Organ.

Time TBD

Campus Paint & Sip
Meeting location TBD
Enjoy an afternoon outdoors with a guided paint lesson from local artist Dennis Morreale '07, Space is limited; separate registration on campus starting May 28.

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Classes of 1989, 1990, and 1991 30th Reunion Reception with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Bacheller Memorial Chime Concert

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Every Laurentian Dinner
Library Quad Tent
Connect with classmates and Laurentians across generations at this evening reception and dinner.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Award Recipient Reception with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street
By invitation only

8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Evening Entertainment- Local 28
Location TBD
Enjoy Pete Schibli '90 and Local 28 as they provide their mix of funk, country-blues, and rock n' roll for an evening of music and revelryl! Cash bar available.

Ongoing

Hospitality Center Gatherings
Stop by your class's or affinity's hospitality center, open all weekend, for casual conversation and to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Saturday, May 30

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration
William Randolph Hearst Studio, Noble Center

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

"Coffee with Coaches" Continental Breakfast
Alumni Campus Room, 3rd Floor, Sullivan Student Center

8:00 a.m.

Saddlemire Trail Trot
Meet at the bench at the start of the Avenue of the Elms 
*Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time*
Enjoy an out and back run on the Saddlemire Trail. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative Alumni Run memento. Thunder and lightning will cancel this event.

8:30 a.m.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Breakfast and Informal Meeting
Kappa Lodge, 45 East Main Street
Alumni and spouses welcome!

9:00 a.m.

Friends of Bill W. Meeting
Carnegie 212

10:00 a.m.

Alumni Parade
Line up on the High Road between Dean-Eaton and Carnegie
Don your alumni garb, grab a sign, and join this festive event for a nostalgic walk around the Richard F. Brush '52 Quad. The parade will start at 10:15 a.m., rain or shine. Thunder and lightning will cancel this event.

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Alumni Awards and Class Gifts Ceremony
Gunnison Memorial Chapel
President William L. Fox '75 will offer reflections and recognize Alumni Citation recipients. Class gifts will be announced and awards will be presented for class achievements and "Best in Show" in the parade.

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SLU Goes Global Lunch
Library Quad (Rain location: Leithead Field House)
Enjoy the company of Laurentians as you sample foods from around the world. Dr. Marina Llorente P'05, Hanson Dean of International and Intercultural Studies, and her team will be on hand to discuss St. Lawrence study abroad programs and opportunities. 

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Canoe Shack Open
Check out a canoe and enjoy a paddle on the Little River. Transportation is available at the Noble Center, or go out Park Street to the end of the sports fields, turn right on the gravel road just before the Little River bridge, and go about 100 yards to the Canoe Shack, a brown clapboard building on the river's edge.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Classes of 1945 - 1965 Reunion Luncheon with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries Book Plating
Browsing area near Special Collections, Owen D. Young Library
Take a break on Saturday afternoon to swing by ODY and book plate a book of your choosing. A book plate can be a remembrance of a person, a place, or an inspiration for other young Laurentians as they find their way. There is no cost, and there are plenty of book plates and books!

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

G. Atwood Manley Society Planned Gifts Appreciation Tea Time
The MacAllaster Room, 109, Owen D. Young Library
All alumni are welcome to join members of the G. Atwood Manley Society for an afternoon tea, fellowship with one another, and invigorating conversation with current students.

Times TBD

Laurentian Seminars
Carnegie 010
Hear from alumni and faculty on a variety of topics.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
Kirk Douglas Hall Underpass (Rain location: Leithead Field House)
Cool off with a delicious afternoon treat! Special featured treat will be SLU Ha Ha from Stewart's Shops thanks to Gary Dake '80. 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lawn Party
Richard F. Brush '52 Quad (Rain location: Leithead Field House)
Enjoy an afternoon of lawn games, snacks, and fun as you connect with classmates on the green grasses of the Quad. 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Study Abroad Round Table
Location TBD
This gathering, hosted by CIIS, will allow alumni to share their transformative program experience and how they shaped the Laurentians they are today.

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Greek & Theme Open Houses
Alpha Delta Pi, 18 Elm St (current Chi Omega house)
Alpha Tau Omega, 13 University Ave
Beta Theta Pi and Temple, 25 College St
Chi Omega, 18 Elm St
Delta Delta Delta, 19 Judson St
Kappa Delta, 53 Park St (current Kappa Delta Sigma house)
Kappa Delta Sigma, 53 Park St
Kappa Kappa Gamma, 45 East Main St
Phi Kappa Sigma, 1 Lincoln St
Phi Sigma Kappa, 78 Park St
Pi Beta Phi, 21 Romoda Dr
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 62 Park St
Sigma Chi, 58 Park St, 62 Park St
Sigma Pi, 52 Park St

For closed chapters, take this opportunity to visit your former Greek house (limited access). Due to campus housing for Reunion Weekend, a few former Greek house locations are unavailable. Theme information to also be provided. 

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Bacheller Memorial Chime Concert

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Candle in the Wilderness Reception with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street
By invitation only

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Honor Guard Cocktail Reception & Dinner and 50th Reunion Induction Ceremony
Eben Holden Center
President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox invite you to this special occasion for members of the St. Lawrence University Honor Guard. The 50th Reunion class will share remembrances and be inducted into the Honor Guard.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

70th Anniversary of the Singing Saints Reunion Reception and Dinner
Sykes Common Lounge 
Complimentary beer and wine

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016 5th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Location TBA
Complimentary beer and wine

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Classes of 2009, 2010, and 2011 10th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Location TBA
Complimentary beer and wine

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Classes of 1989, 1990, and 1991 30th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Location TBA
Complimentary beer and wine

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Singing Saints Concert
Gunnison Chapel
Cap off a fun weekend by joining our red-jacketed Saints for their reunion concert in honor of their 70th anniversary. Enjoy their unique blend of a cappella music and devilish mischief as they perform Saints classics and Laurentian school songs. 

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Performance by The Miner Street Band
Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center
Enjoy an evening of rock with this alumni and reunion favorite that continues to bring the fun. Cash bar available.

Ongoing

Hospitality Center Gatherings
Stop by your class's hospitality center, open all weekend, for casual conversation and to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Sunday, May 31

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Classic Dana Brunch
Dana Dining Hall

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Service of Remembrance
Gunnison Memorial Chapel
As Reunion comes to a close, we remember all alumni, faculty, and staff who have passed away in the last year. Alumni Executive Council members will read the names, one-by-one, to remember each Laurentian. All are encouraged to attend this non-denominational service.