Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Commencement Reunion

Saturday, May 16, 2014

All day

Alumnae/i Hospitality Suite8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy light refreshments and meet and greet fellow alumnae/i. Wireless access available.
(May Room, Mary Lyon Hall)

Alumnae/i Reunion Registration8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Quinby Alumnae Suite, Mary Lyon Hall)

7 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
for alumnae/i and guests (Emerson Extension and Faculty Dining Rooms)

9 a.m.

Line up for Commencement Procession 9:15 a.m.
All members of the reunion classes are invited to march behind their class banners in the Commencement Procession. (Alumnae/i line up in front of Stanton) In the event of rain, full procession will be cancelled and a class representative will carry the class banner in the procession through the field house.

10 a.m.

180th Commencement Exercises with Commencement Speaker Lisa Szarkowski '90
Lisa G. Szarkowski '90, vice president of humanitarian emergencies and executive communication for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, will deliver the keynote address at Wheaton's 180th Commencement ceremony.

Honorary Degree Recipients >>

Registration deadline 11:30 a.m.for reunion class gift
and attendance awards.
(Quinby Alumnae Suite, Mary Lyon Hall)


Reunion Lunch  
(Advance registration is required.)

Noon Dine under the Reunion Tent in the Presidents' Garden followed by the 146th Annual Alumnae/i Celebration of Reunion classes in the same location.

2:30 p.m.

Tours of the Mars Center for Science and Technology2:30 p.m.
(Meet at Upper Level Entrance of Mars Center)

Reunion Class Photographs2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
(Front of Library: Rain Atrium Stairs)

3 p.m.

Living History3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wheaton's Marion B. Gebbie Archives contains much more than "dusty old documents." Interesting student memorabilia abound, plus collections of clothing, shoes and hats, early photographic images, furniture, oriental objects and more. Don't miss this opportunity to look behind the scenes of the college's history. (Archives, lower level, Wallace Library)

Family Field Day3:00 p.m.
Gather the kids, and parents, and go to the Softball Field where you’ll find an assortment of games and equipment to keep the kids engaged while you catch up with friends.
(Softball Field)

Creating an Open & Accepting Community3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join Dean of Students Kate Kenny and hear how Wheaton strives to create a community that is welcoming to everyone from first-year students through the oldest alumnae.  She will be joined by Tai Feaster – advisor to The Alliance, and Raquel Ramos Ripley from The Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning.  Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
(Diana Davis Spencer Café)

4 p.m.

Author! Author! Sweatshirt! Tee-shirt! 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy an additional 20% off on bookstore items including books by alumnae/i authors, gifts and Wheaton apparel. (Old Town Hall Bookstore)


Class Receptions 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
(See Class Location Sheet upon arrival.)


Reunion Class Dinners 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
(See Class Location Sheet upon arrival.)

9 p.m.

Hip Pocket Orchestra 9:00 p.m. - midnight
Emerson rocks with a mix of pop, rock and dance music for alums of all ages!
(Emerson Dining Hall)

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