Reunion Schedule 2015

The schedule will be available in hardcopy when you arrive to campus for Reunion. You can view the PDF of this document here or refer to the schedule listed below.

 

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

2 – 3 p.m. 
Faculty Lecture with Candis Smith, Assistant Professor of Political Science. Topic TBD.
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Lecture TBD
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

Friday, June 12th, 2015

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
50th Reunion Alumni Seminar TBD
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

11:15 – 12:15 a.m.
Alumni Seminar TBD
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
25th Reunion Alumni Seminar TBD
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

3 – 4 p.m.
Q&A with Williams President Adam Falk
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

5:30 p.m. 
Shabbat Service
JEWISH RELIGIOUS CENTER

8 p.m.
Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Alumni (BiGLATA) Gathering
Drinks and light fare
HOPS & VINES

9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Friday Night Dessert Social / Discussion for Jewish alums and friends to (re)connect.
JEWISH RELIGIOUS CENTER

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

7 – 8 a.m.
Bird Walk with Hopkins Forest Manager Drew Jones
Some binoculars provided. Coffee available!
HOPKINS FOREST

7 – 8 a.m.
Fun Run
Join other reunion attendees for an early morning run in the Purple Valley (Gale Road loop).
CHAPIN STEPS

7 – 8 a.m.
Yoga
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE (MAIN STUDIO)

7 – 8 a.m. 
Bike Ride: 15-30 mile ride through Berkshire County. (BYO Road Bike!)
CHAPIN STEPS

9:30 a.m.
Parade of Classes
The Class of 1966 will lead the way to Chandler Gym for the Society’s Annual Meeting. Pre-parade music provided by the Eagles Band of Pittsfield. (Find your classmates near class signs on Chapin Lawn). The Greylock Guard (post-50th Reunion classes) should gather outside of the Dodd House for the parade.
CHAPIN DRIVE

10:30 a.m.
Annual Meeting, Society of Alumni
The 192nd annual meeting, led by Society of Alumni President Leila Gere ’91: trophies, cups, and medals recognizing alumni volunteers; remarks by President Adam Falk; election results; major gift announcements; and traditional Williams songs.
CHANDLER GYM

Noon
Picnic Lunch – Rain or shine!
CHAPIN LAWN/PARESKY

Noon
Joseph’s Coat Luncheon
Alumni in classes ’44-’64
LASELL GYM

1 – 5 p.m.
Visit the Treetops of the Canopy Walkway
The walkway is a pair of tree platforms set 70 ft. above the ground and originally used for research. Participants are harnessed to safety cables, and aided by guides. No children under 12. (Shuttles leave from Chapin Steps at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. Shuttles return from the Forest at 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, and 5:15.)
HOPKINS FOREST

1 – 5 p.m.
The Williams Bead Store
Williams English Professor and avid beader, Alison Case, will provide the opportunity for you to create your own beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more. No experience necessary! Everyone welcome!
SAWYER LIBRARY, MAIN LEVEL

1 – 5 p.m.
Community Service Projects TBD
1. Hurricane Cleanup Work at the Spruces Mobile Home Park-
Reunite with friends while helping the community recover from Hurricane Irene. No skill or advance preparation required. Just be willing to roll up your sleeves! We’ll have work gloves ready for you to use.

2. Hoosic River and Shoreline Clean Up-
Join fellow alums, current Williams students, and guides from the Hoosic River Watershed Association in clean up work near Cole Field.

3. Reverse ‘Retail Therapy’ at the Give It Up Donation Drive
Help the Williamstown First Congregational Church sort through donations and prepare the inside of their facility for the annual September sale to benefit local charities.

1 – 2 p.m.
The Williams Admission Picture
Families with children beginning to think about college are encouraged to attend this informal, interactive session with Williams admission officers.
PARESKY AUDITORIUM

1 – 2 p.m.
Guided Trail Hike
Take a leisurely 60 minute hike on the Lower Loop Trail of Hopkin’s Forest. Meet at the Rosenberg Center. Shuttle leaves Chapin Steps for Forest at 12:45pm.
HOPKINS FOREST

1 – 2 p.m.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Work at Williams and Beyond
Dean of the College, Sarah Bolton, will share her perspective on the national conversation surrounding sexual assault on college campuses and provide an overview of the work of Williams students, faculty and staff tackling this issue.
GRIFFIN 3

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Diseases Knocking at the Global Door with Stanley O. Foster ’55, MD, MPH
SCHAPIRO 129

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Student-Led Admission Tour
Families with children beginning to think about college are encouraged to participate.
BASCOM HOUSE

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Physics and Astronomy Reception
The Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy invite alumni and friends for iced tea and cookies in the David Park Teaching Laboratory.
PHYSICS 215

3:30 p.m.
Williams Rocks: A walking tour of campus, from bedrock to building stones, and the stories they tell with Bud Wobus, Edna McConnell Clark Professor of Geology.
CLARK HALL

3:30 p.m.
Inside a Collection
WCMA

3:30 p.m.
Math-Stats Faculty, Students, Alumni Get-Together
Say hi to the old profs, meet some new ones, see some students, and enjoy one of our famous “Teas.”
BRONFMAN SMALL MATH-STATS LIBRARY (SECOND FLOOR)

3:30 p.m.
Campus Tour
If you haven’t been to campus in a while, this tour is for you. A reunion ranger will show you the Paresky Center, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Hollander and Schapiro Halls, The Science Center, and other locations.
HUNT PLAZA (NEAR CHAPIN STEPS)

3:30 p.m.
Alumni of Color & BiGLATA Reception
The Davis Center reception is open to all alumni as we welcome them and their families back to campus and invite them to meet new faculty and staff devoted to inclusion and diversity work on campus. Additionally, this gives alumni the chance to be a part of the ongoing conversation about diversity, inclusion and culture on and off campus.
DAVIS CENTER

6 p.m.
Class dinners and festivities

9 p.m.
Join the Williams Reunion Jazz Band for post-dinner music.
THE WILLIAMS INN

9:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Songs in the Key of Purple
Join the Ephlats and The Williams Cabaret from the late ’70s & early ’80s in a very special Reunion tradition. All classes invited for a happy celebration of old songs, new songs, & a sing-a-long!
BAXTER HALL

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

9:30 a.m.
Reunion Service of Gratitude and Remembrance
A multi-faith service to honor the passing of beloved classmates and celebrate the blessings of relationship to the Williams community. Led by Williams chaplains and alumni clergy, with music by The Ephlats and the Original Williams Cabaret from the late 70′s & early 80′s, Darlingside, and the Reunion Jazz Band.
THOMPSON CHAPEL

Noon
Dorm Checkout Deadline for Post-50th Alumni
Leave your dorm key on the dresser in your room.

1 p.m.
Dorm Checkout Deadline for All Other Classes