Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Commencement Reunion

Friday, May 15, 2015

All day

Alumnae/i Hospitality Suite 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy light refreshments and meet and greet fellow alumnae/i. Wireless access available. (May Room, Mary Lyon Hall)

Registration 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Quinby Alumnae Suite, Mary Lyon Hall)


All-Campus Picnic Lunch Noon - 1:30 p.m.
(The Dimple; in case of rain: Atrium, Balfour-Hood Center)

1 p.m.

Campus Tour 1:00 p.m.
(Meet outside the Admission building)

A Gardener's Delight 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Take a few minutes during your busy weekend to tour the Wheaton greenhouses. Browse through the unique desert plants and lush tropical specimens, and consult with greenhouse caretaker and plant expert Jane Young about your houseplants.
(Greenhouse, Mars Center for Science & Technology)

Career Services Open Hours1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The staff is  available to talk about your career, critique your resume and offer guidance on a job search.
(Filene Center)

2 p.m.

Alumnae/i College Classes 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Take in a learning adventure with a Wheaton professor. 
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2015 Studio Art Majors Senior Exhibition2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Senior Studio Art majors present bodies of work in painting, printmaking, graphic design, drawing, sculpture, and photography. This group exhibition is mounted under the supervision of Prof. Kelly Goff
(Beard Gallery, Watson Fine Arts Center)

3 p.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony & Reception3:15 p.m.
(Hindle Auditorium)

Reception for Senior Art & Theatre Majors and Their Families3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Haas Concourse and Lobby, Watson Fine Arts, second floor)

Holcombe M. Austin Memorial Tree Walk3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join Professor of Biology Scott Shumway for a tour of some of the largest and most unusual trees on the Wheaton campus. (Meet outside Mary Lyon Hall. Rain location: Knapton 114)

4 p.m.

Threatre Ensemble Experiments4:00 p.m.
Theatre arts majors from the Class of 2015 present independent work, under the supervision of Stephanie Burlington Daniels '97 and David Fox. (Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts)

Reunion Class Officers Meeting4:30 p.m.
At least one officer from each reunion class is asked to attend. (Meneely 105, Mars Arts and Humanities)

5 p.m.

A cappella Reunion Reception5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
(Atrium, Balfour-Hood Center)

President's Reception5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
in honor of the Class of 2015
President Dennis M. Hanno invites visiting alumnae/i to a reception in honor of the Class of 2015 and their families. This is a special opportunity for alumnae/i to meet seniors and to share stories of Wheaton past and present. (Hood Courtyard, near Watson and Mars; Rain: Mars Arts and Humanites lobby area)

Ghost Walk5:30 p.m.
Discover the haunted tales of Wheaton's spirits, led by archivist Zeph Stickney. (Meet outside Mary Lyon Hall; cancelled if rain)

Rehearsal for alumnae/i Whims,5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Wheatones, Gentlemen Callers,
The Blend and Voices United to Jam
(Balfour Hood Center, Various Rooms)

6 p.m.

Donor Recognition Reception6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
President Hanno and the Board of Trustees recognize leadership donors and special guests. By invitation only. (Presidents' Garden Reunion Tent rain or shine)

Reunion Clambake Dinner: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A New England clambake dinner for the classes 1940 -1960, 1970-2000 and Continuing Education alums. (Emerson Extension and Faculty Dining Rooms)

7 p.m.

Commencement Reunion Concert7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Featuring alumnae/i and students from the Whims, Wheatones, Gentlemen Callers, The Blend and Voices United to Jam. (Cole Memorial Chapel)

9 p.m.

Pub Trivia in The Loft9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Gather a team (or teams) of classmates and friends and head to The Loft for a night of Pub Trivia!  Questions will range from pop culture to music to history and geography, and you’ll find some Wheaton trivia mixed in.  The Loft will be open and serving food and drinks.  Make sure you bring ID! The Loft will be open from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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