Weekend Schedule of Events | St. Lawrence University Reunion

Weekend Schedule of Events

Below is the schedule for Reunion 2019. As programming is worked on, a tentative 2020 schedule of events will be published.

Thursday, May 30

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 1969 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 1969 50th Reunion Welcome Dinner and Evening Entertainment
Eben Holden Center
The Class of 1969 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.

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

Fun @56
Pub 56
Mingle with classmates and other returning milestones and affinities while enjoying small bites, drinks, and music from Rob Larrabee '97, M'99. 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.

Friday, May 31

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

Continental Breakfast
Noble Center

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Morning Yoga
Brush University Quad Steps
Get energized for the day with a morning yoga session by Len Mackey. Mats available or bring your own!

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.

10th Annual Saints Athletics Golf Tournament
St. Lawrence University Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course

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

KDS 50th Anniversary Boat Party
Meet at KDS House, 53 Park Street
*Please arrive 15 minutes before departure*
Join the members of KDS on a voyage commemorating their 50th anniversary as a sorority and yearly tradition of their spring boat party! Transportation to the tour site in Alexandria Bay is provided. 

10:00 a.m.

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

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

"Build Your 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 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.

12:00 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.

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Disrupted: Community Journalism in the 2020s with Edward J. Forbes '02, Alumni Citation recipient
Carnegie 10
In 2020, the American journalism industry — most specifically American newspapers — will enter its third decade of disruption. Print circulation has fallen. Advertising revenue has collapsed. Wave after wave of consolidation and layoffs have left American newsrooms thinned. In the last decade, newsroom employment in the United States dropped by 23 percent, from more than 114,000 jobs to fewer than 88,000. Community journalism is under threat — especially in smaller towns and cities. Still, there are signs of hope. Digital audiences continue to grow. Video and multimedia have opened fresh paths of storytelling. And newsrooms remain wonderful places to work — especially for graduates of liberal arts colleges like St. Lawrence. 

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Stained Glass Window Tour with University Chaplain Kathleen Buckley
Gunnison Memorial Chapel
See the 28 stained glass windows on campus: one in Herring-Cole, two in Atwood Hall, four in Richardson Hall, and 21 in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. These amazing windows celebrate various liberal arts disciplines and honor individuals ranging from King Arthur to Mahatma Gandhi to Dag Hammerskjold.

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Sing! Using the power of music to overcome addiction with Constance Scharff '94, Ph.D.,  Sol Feinstone Award recipient
Carnegie 10
Constance Scharff '94, Ph.D., shares that she drank a lot while in college and working for record labels promoting musicians. For her, getting clean was great, but it wasn’t enough. The despair and suicides of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan motivated her to research and share the most effective treatment methods for addiction and co-occurring disorders. Her research and teaching has been featured in a variety of places, from UNESCO conferences to Playboy magazine. Currently, she works with Rock to Recovery, an organization that helps rockstars bring the healing power of music to those with behavioral health concerns. This interactive seminar will share her exciting story of recovery and efforts to save every life she can in the opioid overdose and veteran suicide epidemics. 

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Career Services Open House
Sullivan Student Center 206
“Every Laurentian shares a deep, abiding connection.” The Laurentian community is more than a professional network and students need the power of Laurentian connections now more than ever. Please come by Career Services to chat with some of our staff regarding our signature programs and engagement opportunities.

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.

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Honor Guard Classes Reunion Reception
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Noble Center
Enjoy the company of classmates across the Honor Guard milestones and the exhibition of donated works at the art gallery. Complimentary beer and wine

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Classes of 1983, 1984, and 1985 35th 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.

Double Feature! The Miner Street Band and Flying Wedge
Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center
Enjoy dancing the night away as two iconic St. Lawrence University bands, The Miner Street Band and Flying Wedge, trade sets for a night of high-energy rock and roll! 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, June 1

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Morning Yoga
Brush University Quad Steps
Get energized for the day with a morning yoga session by Len Mackey. Mats available or bring your own!

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.

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

8:30 a.m.

5K Walk/Run
Meet in front of Newell Field House
*Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time*
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.

All-Class Picnic with Faculty, Staff, and Coaches
Library Quad (Rain location: Leithead Field House)
Mingle over traditional picnic fare while you listen live to "When the Saints Go Marching In" and other jazz favorites.

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.

Class of 1979 40th Reunion Luncheon with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street
 

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kappa Delta Sigma 50th Anniversary Luncheon
Burkman Gymnasium

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.

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

Johnson Hall of Science Tour with Biology Professor Emeritus Tom Budd
Meet at Main Entrance (Johnson North Lobby)
Johnson Hall of Science represents innovative ways of teaching and of constructing spaces and buildings. The home of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience and aspects of psychology is part of a multi-phase program to provide state-of-the-art science and math facilities. It is also the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building on campus, representing a deep commitment to sustainable ("green") architecture and practices.

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

‘Treating’ the Opioid Epidemic with an Interdisciplinary Approach
Ana Estevez, Sarah Johnson ’82 Professor in the Sciences, Associate Professor of Biology and Psychology
Carnegie 010
Opioid addiction has become a public health crisis in the United States. Approximately 175 Americans die every day due to an opioid overdose. Neuroscience helps us understand how opioids work to relieve pain and why they are addictive. But what factors contribute to the progression from use, to abuse, to addiction of opioids? How can we reverse this trend? A variety of disciplinary lenses are needed to address these and many other questions related to opioid abuse. Understanding public health issues from an interdisciplinary perspective is precisely one of the learning goals of the new public health minor. In this lecture, Ana Estevez will provide a basic overview of the neurobiology of opioid addiction and outline some of the key questions that need to be addressed if we are to reverse the current epidemic. She will also discuss how a student minoring in public health at St. Lawrence might pursue a curriculum that helps them understand the multidimensional factors contributing to the opioid crisis in order to work on finding solutions.

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!

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

Lawn Party
Richard F. Brush '52 Quad (Rain location: Leithead Field House)
Enjoy music with complimentary beer & wine tasting. Beer and wine will be available for purchase by the bottle.

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Stroll with the "Neigh"bors
Meet at Richard F. Brush '52 Quad
Head over to the Lawn Party to meet a few of our four-legged Saints and accompany them on a stroll back on the Avenue of the Elms to the Elsa Gunnison Appleton Riding Arena. Get a look at their facilities and see an afternoon feeding while there! Inclement weather will cancel the walk. Afternoon feedings occur all weekend from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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

Greek 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.

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Rooted in Place: Alumni Engagement with Kenya
Kathleen Colson ’79 and Matt Carotenuto, Professor, History (KSP ’98)

Carnegie 10
Since 1974, St. Lawrence has operated the Kenya Semester Program, making it one of the longest-running U.S. study abroad programs on the African continent. The Kenya program is rooted in deep tradition and is committed to providing students with a unique study abroad experience based in cultural immersion and experiential learning. Dr. Matt Carotenuto, who participated as a student and now serves as a Professor of African Studies, will provide an update on this special curriculum. Joining Dr. Carotenuto is Kathleen Colson ’79, who will share how the Kenya Semester impacted the formation and instilled values that guide The BOMA Project, an award-winning international organization working in East Africa, to which she is the Founder and Strategic Advisor.

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

50th Anniversary of Kappa Delta Sigma Reception
Library Quad Tent
Enjoy an evening reception with the sisters of Kappa Delta Sigma prior to evening class receptions and dinners. 

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 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. - 9:00 p.m.

Classes of 2003, 2004, and 2005 15th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Newell Multipurpose Room
Complimentary beer and wine

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

Classes of 1993, 1994, and 1995 25th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Sykes Common Lounge 
Complimentary beer and wine

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

Classes of 1983, 1984, and 1985 35th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Burkman Gymnasium
Complimentary beer and wine

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

Class of 1979 40th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Alumni Council Living Room, 3rd Floor, Sullivan Student Center
Complimentary beer and wine

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

50th Anniversary of Kappa Delta Sigma Dinner catered by Sergi's Pizza 
Library Quad Tent (Rain location: Dana Dining Center)
Complimentary beer and wine

For KDS members not attending a milestone class dinner, enjoy a catered meal by Sergi's Pizza!

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

50th Anniversary of Kappa Delta Sigma Evening Ceremony and Porch Songs
Kappa Delta Sigma House, 53 Park Street
Kappa Delta Sigma members only. Gather with sisters at the house beginning at 9pm. The group will then proceed to Herring-Cole for a ceremony at 9:15pm and finish the evening with Porch Songs back at the house. 

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

Performance by Flying Wedge
Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center
Didn’t get enough Flying Wedge on Friday evening? Come to the Winston Room for another night of music and dancing. The band, comprised of alumni and faculty of St. Lawrence University, has been playing in some form or other since the 1970s. 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, June 2

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

Breakfast at Dana
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.