Virtual Reunion 2021
May 13–26, 2021
We look forward to welcoming reunion classes to a virtual campus for Reunion 2021. If your class year ends in 1 or 6, you are in a Reunion year!
While we can’t be together on campus in May this year, we can still come together as a community virtually. We hope you’ll join us for Virtual Reunion 2021 and enjoy some of the marquee Commencement and Reunion events we have planned.
Schedule of Reunion Events
Thursday, May 13
7 p.m. ET
Friday, May 21
3:30 p.m. ET
Holcombe M. Austin Memorial Tree Walk
Saturday, May 22
*This event is not live. The recording will be available on demand once the ceremony ends.
Wednesday, May 26
5:30 p.m. ET
Wheaton Town Hall and Annual Meeting of the Alumni
Class Parlor Parties
These events are scheduled at different times for each class. Visit your class page to see the time of your virtual parlor party.
These events are open to the Wheaton community. Please register separately for these events.
Tuesday, April 20, 12–1 p.m. ET
Chemistry at Wheaton Through the Years
Join us for a panel discussion by alumnae with Elita Pastra-Landis ’69, Emerita Professor of Chemistry at Wheaton; Hilary Magruder Gaudet ’09, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry; and Carina Rose Sclafani ’20, IRTA Fellow at The National Institutes of Health.
The discussion will cover topics ranging from their shared appreciation of science, the benefits of studying and learning from and with one another, to the long standing tradition of mentoring and creating a collaborative environment within the Wheaton laboratories.
Tuesday, May 11, 12-1 p.m. ET
Animal Transmission of COVID-19: A virtual summer research project with students
For many academics, the necessary shutting down of access to libraries, labs, and offices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic was the end of our professional scholarship for the spring semester of 2020. In this talk, join Kathy Morgan, associate professor of psychology, and Robert Morris, professor of biology, as they discuss how they completed a series of research projects in summer of 2020 involving 50 students and 4 faculty members from 3 different departments.
Wednesday, May 12, 12-1:30 p.m. ET
“Back to the Future”: Wheaton’s Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs in Tanzania and Bhutan and the Future of Global Education
Join retiring professors Donna Kerner (Anthropology) and Bianca Cody Murphy (Psychology) for a look back at the evolution of Wheaton’s study abroad initiatives and how faculty-led programs are building a bridge to the future of global education in Wheaton’s new Compass curriculum.
Moderated by Gretchen Young, Dean for Global Education.
Wednesday, May 19, 12-1p.m. ET
A Piece of Coale: A Conversation with Sam Coale, Professor of English
Join us for a fascinating conversation with retiring Professor of English, Sam Coale. Professor Coale is known for his review columns in the Providence Journal on films, literary works and authors, as well as his additional contributions including the numerous books, essays and papers that he has written throughout his illustrious career. In this conversation, he will review his 53 years at Wheaton, discussing the history, curriculum and the Wheaton of today in true Sam Coale style with sincerity and humor.
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