Beloit College

Schedule of Events

WReunion 2013elcome home! 

Your classmates and the Alumni Office are hard at work planning reunion activities for June. A preliminary schedule is below, but stay tuned as we fill up the schedule with your ideas! There is plenty to do for the whole family including Little Bucs activities, designed especially for kids ages 5-12.

Find out more about lodging here including hotel accommodations and information on staying in the dorms. Connect with your planning committee on your class page, share memories, photos and your thoughts on what you’d like to do during the weekend!

If you'd like to share a special talent, hobby, talk, etc. reunion weekend, let us know!



Friday, June 13                  

James E. Duffy'49 Society Luncheon
Friday, 12-2 p.m. (by invitation)

Open Office Hours with Bill Flanagan
Friday, 2-4:40 p.m. 
Drop in to see Beloit's former Dean of Students and current Executive Advisor to the President. Revisit old stories and find out where the college is headed          

Alumni College 
   Beloit College Museums: An Insider’s Tours
   Friday, 2-3 p.m.
   Get a special behind-the-scenes look at the collections in the
   Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art

   Historic Buildings Tour with Fred Burwell
   Friday, 3-4 p.m.
   Take a stroll through campus with Archivist Fred Burwell and discover
   how the landscape has changed over the years

   Alumni Choir Practice
   Friday, 4-5:30 p.m.
   Warm up your vocal cords! The Alumni Assembly will feature songs
   led by an alumni choir

   Ballroom Dance Workshop with Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer
   Science Darrah Chavey and Development IT Manager Peggy Weisensel Chavey

   Friday, 4-5 p.m.
   Java Joint, Pearsons Hall

Golden Hoods
Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Alumni celebrating their 50th reunion are inducted into the Order of the Golden Hoods

Reunion Class Receptions

Friday evening
Laugh, cry, and reunite with friends from years past at your class reception 

   1944, 1949, 1954, & 1959 Celebration Dinner
   5:30 p.m., Mathers, Pearsons Hall, $25

   1964 Golden Hoods Induction Ceremony and Dinner
   5:30 p.m., Atrium, Center for the Sciences, $30

   1969 Gathering
   6-8 p.m., Weeks Lounge, Pearsons Hall, $15

   1974 & 1979 Gathering
   5-8 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall, $15

   1984 Gathering
   6-8 p.m., Courtyard, Wright Museum of Art, $15

   1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2013 Alumni Cookout*
   6-8 p.m., Pearsons Lawn, $15, $6 children 12 and under   

Ice Cream*
Friday, 8-9:30 p.m.
Ice cream. Need we say more?

Coughy Haus Open
Friday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Relive those after-hour moments with pals and a new foosball table!

All-Classes/All-Genre Dance Party with the Class of 2009
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Pearsons Lawn

Saturday, June 14                            

Farmer’s Market-Themed Breakfast*
Saturday, 7:30-9:30 a.m., $8, $6 children 12 and under
Beloit's organic cuisine is second to none; enjoy!

President’s Run*
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.
Join President Bierman on a 5k run through Beloit's campus to the Rock River and back

Museum/Mounds tour
Saturday, 8-9 a.m.
Take a guided tour of the 20 Native American Indian mounds built in A.D. 400-1200 on campus

Beloit Plan and Today’s Curriculum
Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
Join Provost and Dean of the College Ann Davies for an in-depth look at the synergies between the Beloit Plan coursework and the curriculum today's Beloiter experiences

DSC Breakfast
Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. (by invitation)
Parade of Classes
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Rain or shine--join your classmates for a jaunt through campus, flags waving. Meet on the residential side of campus and celebrate all the way to the Alumni Assembly

Alumni Assembly
Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join your friends for an update on Beloit College, a celebration of DSC winners, and the merriment of alumni choir singers

Alumni Picnic on Pearsons Lawn*
Saturday 12-1:30 p.m., $15, $6 children 12 and under
Eat, drink, play games, and dance! We'll cook out on the lawn and enjoy a wonderful afternoon catching up

Alumni College 
Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
Drop in for an hour or two of interactive class time with Beloit’s faculty or see what students have been working on.

Faculty include: 
  Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Britt Scharringhausen

  Professor of Dance Chris Johnson

  Assistant Professor of Theatre John Kaufmann

  Associate Professor of Psychology Kristin Bonnie

  Associate Professor of Music Daniel Barolsky

Volunteer Sessions, 2-5 p.m.
  Take time between classes and learn some of the fun ways you can volunteer
  with the Liberal Arts in Practice Center, Admissions, and Athletics

Student Symposium presentations, time TBD
   Enjoy a few presentations from students that explore their Beloit experience

Book Signing 
Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Enjoy readings from alumni authors, chat, and get your book signed!

Class Photos
Saturday, times TBD (reunion committees will determine times)
Smile! Class photos are an integral part of reunion weekend. This year, we're letting the reunion committees select their own class times so stay tuned!

Alumni Radio Hosts
Saturday, times TBD      
Relive those DJing days on WBCR and let us know you'd like to host a radio show     

Ultimate Frisbee Game  
Saturday, time TBD
You've got skills, we know you do. Spend an hour or two showing off your Ultimate prowess

Powerhouse Update
Saturday, time TBD
Learn the latest on the exciting Powerhouse module of the Fast Forward campaigns

Donor Recognition Celebration
Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m. (by invitation)

All-Class Reunion Celebration
Saturday, 6-9 p.m., $25
Get your dancing shoes on and celebrate with all reunion classes. Dinner, music, photos, reconnecting, fun

Rooftop Observatory
Saturday, 8:30-10 p.m.
View Beloit from the rooftop of the college's platinum LEED-certified Science Center

Coughy Haus Open
Saturday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Round two! Grab those friends and enjoy a night of music and laughter

All-request Dancing Ball
Saturday, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Join Professor Darrah Chavey and Peggy Weisensel Chavey for a night of dancing. All are welcome to attend, all dance styles welcome (semi-formal dress)


Sunday, June 15                               

Alumni Board Meeting
Sunday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Alumni Board only)

Father’s Day Brunch*
Sunday, 9-11 a.m., $10, $6 children 12 and under
Celebrate dad with a special family brunch

Beloit Bike Tour        
Sunday, 10-11 a.m.
Tour Beloit on two wheels

Remembering Friends We’ve Lost
Sunday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
By request, we'll spend time celebrating the lives of those who are no longer with us

Residence Hall Checkout
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Return your keys! 

Monday, June 16                             

Buc Open Golf Tournament
More information here       


*Events are family-friendly


Little Bucs Schedule

There's fun for everyone Reunion weekend! Check out the schedule below designed specifically for your Little Buc.


Friday, June 13                                 

Alumni College for Kids!
  Museums Discovery Tours

  Friday, 2-3 p.m.                                       

Sports Center Open for Games
  Friday, 4-5:30 p.m.                                           

Scavenger Hunt

Friday, 6:30-8 p.m.     


Games on Pearsons Lawn
Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Alumni College for Kids! 
  LEGO Mindstorm Robots with Associate Professor of Computer Science
  Steven Huss-Lederman and Associate Professor of Cognitive Science Robin Zebrowski

  Saturday, 1-2 p.m.                     
Pool Party

Saturday, 3-5 p.m.                  

Commons Dinner

Saturday, 6-7 p.m., $10                     

Storytelling and Magic
Saturday, 7-8 p.m.