2018 Reunion Schedule

*All events and times are tentative*


All day

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

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Reunion Giving Table
Mary Lyon Hall

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Registration/ Check-in
Mary Lyon Hall

Hourly Happenings

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

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

1 – 3:30 p.m. – A Gardener’s Delight
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)

2 – 3:30 p.m. – Alumnae/i College Classes

1 – 5 p.m. – Aesthetics: 2018 Studio Art Majors’ Exhibition
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. Claudia Fieo.
(Beard Gallery, Watson Fine Arts Center)

2:30 – 4:15 p.m. – Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony & Reception
(Hindle Auditorium, Science Center)

3:30 – 5 p.m. – Holcombe M. Austin Memorial Tree Walk
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 with a virtual tour: Science Center 1313)

3:30-5 p.m. – Posse Graduation 
(Cole Memorial Chapel)

4 p.m. – Reunion Gift Chair Celebration
(Knapton Lobby)

5 – 6 p.m. – President’s Reception in honor of the Class of 2018 
President Dennis M. Hanno invites visiting alumnae/i to a reception in honor of the Class of 2018 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 location: Mars Arts and Humanities lobby area)

5:30 p.m. – Ghost Walk
Discover the haunted tales of Wheaton’s spirits, led by archivist Zeph Stickney Helmreich.
(Meet outside Mary Lyon Hall; canceled if rain)

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – A cappella Reunion Reception
Includes rehearsal for alumnae/i Whims, Wheatones, Gentleman Callers, the Blend and Voices United to Jam.
(Atrium, Balfour-Hood Center, Rain Location: 2nd floor Meneely)

6 – 7 p.m. – Donor Recognition Reception

President Hanno and the Board of Trustees recognize leadership donors and special guests. By invitation only.
(Presidents’ Garden; Rain Location: Atrium, Balfour-Hood Campus Center)

6 – 8 p.m – Class Dinner(s)

6 p.m – 12 a.m – Young Alumnae/i Block Party
(YMC Tent and Courtyard)

8 – 9 p.m. – Commencement Reunion Concert
Featuring alumnae/i and students from the Whims, Wheatones, Gentlemen Callers, The Blend and Voices United to Jam.
(Cole Memorial Chapel)

9 – 11 p.m. – Pub Trivia in the Lyons Den (formally known as The Loft) 
Gather a team (or teams) of classmates and friends and head to The Loft (new home of the Lyons Den) 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 Lyons Den will be open from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

9:30 p.m. – Candle Lighting for the Class of 2018
(Peacock Pond)



All day

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Alumnae/i Hospitality Suite
Enjoy light refreshments and meet and greet fellow alumnae/i. Wireless access available.
(May Room, Mary Lyon Hall)

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Alumnae/i Reunion Registration
(Mary Lyon Hall)

Hourly Happenings

7:30 – 9 a.m. Buffet Breakfast for alumnae/i and guests
(Chase Dining Hall)

9 a.m. – Line up for Commencement Procession
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, the full procession will be canceled and a class representative will carry the class banner in the procession through the field house.

10 a.m. – 183rd Commencement Exercises
(The Dimple, Rain Location: Haas Athletic Center)

11:30 a.m. – Registration deadline for Reunion class gift and attendance awards.
(Mary Lyon Hall)

12:15 p.m. – Reunion Lunch
Enjoy lunch with your classmates – Advance registration is required.
(Chase Dining Hall)

1:30 p.m. – State of the College and Annual Meeting of the Alumnae/i
President Dennis M. Hanno will update alumnae/i with the highlights of the last year and talk about what is coming next for Wheaton.
(Cole Chapel)

2:30 p.m. – Post State of the College Social Hour
Join President Hanno and other alumnae/i and guests who have attended the State of the College for follow-up informal discussion. Limited edition Wheaton cups will be handed out at the end of the State of the College and Annual Meeting event.
(Chapel Field)

2:45 – 6 p.m. – Reunion Class Photographs
(Front of Library: Rain Atrium Stairs)

3 – 5 p.m. – Family Field Day
Gather the kids, and parents, and go to Chapel Field where you’ll find an assortment of games and equipment to keep the kids engaged while you catch up with friends.
(Chapel Field, Rain Location: Lyons Lounge, Balfour-Hood Campus Center)

4 – 6 p.m. – Bookstore Open House
Enjoy an additional 20% off on bookstore items, including books by alumnae/i authors, gifts and Wheaton apparel.
(Old Town Hall Bookstore)

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

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

7:30 – 9 p.m. – Young Alumnae/i Reunion Block Party
(YMC Tent and Courtyard)

8 p.m. – Luminaria Lighting
(The Dimple, canceled if rain)

9 p.m. – Reunion Lounge!
Looking for a quiet space to meet other alumnae/i. The newly renovated Lyon’s Den is open for alumnae/i to gather and have casual conversations.
(The Lyon’s Den)

9 p.m. – midnight – Reunion Dance
Emerson rocks with a mix of pop, rock and dance music for alumnae/i of all ages! (Emerson Dining Hall)



Hourly Happenings

7:30 – 9 a.m. – Continental Breakfast for alumnae/i and guests.
(Chase Dining Hall)

9 a.m. – Interfaith Service of Remembrance
(Cole Memorial Chapel)

10 a.m. – Noon Farewell Jazz Brunch
(Emerson Dining Hall)

12 – 1 p.m. – Check-out





Do you have questions about the weekend?

Email us at alum@wheatoncollege.edu or call 508-286-8207.