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Your classmates and the Alumni Office are planning a fantastic weekend of reunion activities. There will be plenty to do for the whole family, including Little Bucs and family-friendly 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 the class contact page, share memories and photos!

Please note the schedule listed below is from Reunion Weekend 2018. Be sure to check back this Spring for the Reunion Weekend 2019 schedule!

Registration & Hospitality Center Hours
Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Make the Alumni House your first stop when you arrive on campus. Pick up your registration packet, check out a few additional materials and schedule changes, meet friends, and enjoy a snack or beverage.

Aldrich Hall Center Hours
Friday, Noon–7 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Check-out, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Toothbrushes, change, directions, or just a chat with a current student, we’re here to help! Enjoy complimentary coffee Sat. and Sun. Residence Hall check-out from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday.

Weekend Opportunities

Frisbee Golf Course Open
All weekend throughout campus
Course available at the registration table at the Alumni House

Turtle Creek Bookstore
444 East Grand Ave.
Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

You are invited to stop in and browse the wide variety of new merchandise and Beloit gear all weekend.

Sports Center Open
Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Kresge Natatorium in the Sports Center (pool)

Friday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Noon-5 p.m.

Anthropology and Logan Museum Open House
Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Logan Museum/Godfrey Anthropology Building
Visit the museum, see student project work on display, and check out the museum gift shop.

Wright Museum of Art Open House
Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
See what is new in one of Beloit College's most beautiful and artistic venues.

Library, Archives, and Oral Histories
Morse Library
Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Archives: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday, 9a.m.-4 p.m. Archives: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Check out alumni-published authors in the Beloitana exhibit on the main floor or venture downstairs to the archives where students will conduct oral history interviews. Your recordings will serve as both a priceless legacy and invaluable material for future researchers. Interviews will take 15-20 minutes and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

CELEB & Gallery ABBA Open House
CELEB, 437 E. Grand Ave.
Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Be Studious. Be Engaged.
Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Return to campus early to relive your college days and engage in meaningful topics and conversation with current Beloit College faculty and staff. Reserve your spot to immerse yourself in the class of your choice leading into Reunion Weekend. Additional campus lodging for Wednesday and/or Thursday night will also be available to participants. The Alumni Office will follow-up with class choices and further information after registering.

-Beloit Mounds and Museums: Rediscovering Local Prehistory and History with Bill Green & Nicolette Meister
-Sharing Our Heritage: An Introduction to the Beloit College Archives with Fred Burwell'86 and Stacey Erdman 
-Wisconsin Life: A Trip to Poet Lorine Niedecker's Beloved Cabin in Blackhawk Island with Chris Fink 
-City in Resurgence: Discover Downtown Beloit with Brian Morello'85

See full course descriptions here.


Campus Tours and Visit Center Open Hours
Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Middle College
Join a student tour guide for a tour of campus or just stop in to see the Visit Center!

Logan Museum of Anthropology Tour

Friday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Logan Museum of Anthropology
Join Logan Museum faculty and staff for a tour of the museum and its collections. Available to the first 30 alumni and friends, so head over to get your spot!

James E. Duffy'49 Society Luncheon
Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall (by invitation)
Duffy Society members are invited to attend the James E. Duffy '49 Society Luncheon.

Emerson Hall Tour
Friday, 1-2 p.m., Emerson Hall, Quad-side
Take a tour of this historic residence hall since it reopened in 2016.

Archives and Oral Histories
Friday, 1-5 p.m. Morse Library, Lower Level
Students will conduct oral history interviews with alumni who remember earlier eras at Beloit. Added to the archives, your tapes and transcripts will serve as both a priceless legacy and invaluable material for future researchers. Interviews will take 15-20 minutes and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Retirement Planning: Ready, Set, Go!
Friday, 2-3 p.m., Sanger Center for the Sciences, Room 150
Join Don Kent'77 for a conversation about different facets of retirement. Whether you have been retired for some time, plan to be soon or are wondering whether you ever will, Don will share insights about a broad range or retirement topics, including: managing retirement resources, the impact of the 2017 tax reform, estate planning and issues sometimes overlooked, and the role of philanthropy and charitable gift planning in retirement.

The Beloit Plan with President Scott Bierman
Friday, 3-4 p.m., Sanger Center for the Sciences, Room 150
Join President Scott Bierman as he discusses what the Beloit Plan was, how it came to be, and the ways in which this fascinating piece of Beloit's history still lives on today.

Alumni College: "Encounter and Exchange in the Medieval Mediterranean" with Associate Professor of History Ellen Joyce
Friday, 4-5 p.m., Morse-Ingersoll 213
This class will explore themes of conflict and coexistence in the Mediterranean with special attention to the island of Sicily and to the Kingdom of Jerusalem that was established after the First Crusade.

Alumni Board Reception with Distinguished Service Citation and Young Alumni Award Winners
Friday, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., WAC Hall of Flags (by invitation)

Little Bucs Scavenger Hunt
Friday, 1-2 p.m., Start at the Alumni House
Stop by the Alumni House to pick up your scavenger hunt sheet and gather your friends!

Little Bucs Chalk Art & Games
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Start at the Alumni House
Your Little Buc will  have fun outside decorating the sidewalks of campus!

Little Bucs Games in the Sports Center
Friday, 3:30-5 p.m., Sports Center
Dodgeball, hockey, Frisbee, need we say more?!

50th Golden Hoods Induction Ceremony and Dinner
Friday, 5:30-9 p.m., Atrium, Sanger Center for the Sciences
Alumni celebrating their 50th reunion will be inducted into the Order of the Golden Hoods. Stay after the program for your official class photo!

55th, 60th & Up Celebration Dinner
Friday, 6-8 p.m., Mathers, Pearson Hall
Join classmates and friends for a dinner celebrating the start of Reunion Weekend.

Alumni Gathering & Dinner*
Friday, 7-9 p.m., Pearsons Lawn
Join alumni of from 1973 to 2013 for a reception and dinner to kick-off the weekend! Enjoy live music from Land of Lincoln, local fare, and drinks with your classmates


Culver’s Custard
Friday, 7-9 p.m. (or until supplies last!), Pearsons Lawn
Wisconsin custard. Need we say more?           

Coughy Haus Open
Friday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.       


Farm to Fork Breakfast
Saturday, 7-9 a.m., Chapin Hall, Commons
Beloit's organic cuisine is second to none; enjoy!

President’s Run/Walk
Saturday, 7:30 a.m., meet in front of the President's house
Join President Bierman on a 5k run or walk through Beloit's campus to the Rock River and back. Pre-registered alumni and guests can pick up their t-shirts at the Alumni House.

Farmers' Market
Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Beloit
Fresh produce, handmade gifts, music--take a stroll through downtown Beloit and enjoy the local fare.

Class Photos
Saturday, Times vary, Middle College Portico (rain location: Sanger Center for the Sciences)

*Note: The 1958 and 1963 class photos will take place Friday Night immediately following the 55th, 60th & Up Celebration Dinner in Mathers. The 1968 50th class photo will take place Friday night immediately following the Golden Hoods Induction Ceremony in the Science Center Atrium.

1973- 8:45 a.m.
'77,'78,'79 Cluster- 9 a.m.
1983- 9:10a.m.
1988- 9:20 a.m.
1993- 9:30 a.m.
1998- 9:40 a.m.
2003- 9:50 a.m.
2008- 10 a.m.
2013- 10:10 a.m.

Mounds Tour with Bill Green
Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Learn more about the 20 Native American Indian mounds on campus, built in A.D. 400-1200, during this exciting tour!

CELEB Coffee & Discussion
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., CELEB (437 E. Grand Ave)
Stop in to see the newly renovated Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education. Meet CELEB Director Brian Morello'85 and enjoy coffee and conversation.

Yoga on the Lawn
Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Meet in front of Middle College
Relax, rejuvenate, and revive during a yoga session on the lawn with Aaron Wilson'99

Archives and Oral Histories
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Students will conduct oral history interviews with alumni who remember earlier eras at Beloit. Added to the archives, your tapes and transcripts will serve as both a priceless legacy and invaluable material for future researchers. Interviews will take 15-20 minutes and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parade of Classes    
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., line up at Logan Museum
Join your classmates for a jaunt through campus, flags waving. Meet in front of the Logan Museum and celebrate all the way to the Alumni Assembly .

All-Class Alumni Assembly     
Saturday, 11 a.m.-Noon, Eaton Chapel
Join your friends for an update on Beloit College, a celebration of DSC and YAA winners, and the merriment of alumni choir singers.

All-Alumni Picnic*
Saturday, 12-1 p.m., Pearsons Lawn (rain location: Pearsons Hall)
Eat, drink, and play games. We'll picnic under the tent and enjoy a wonderful afternoon catching up with live music from The Groove Hotel
*Family-friendly, enjoy face-painting, balloon artists, and a photo booth!

Tree Dedication in Honor of Professor Emeritus Richard Newsome
Saturday, 1 p.m., Pollination Garden in front of Pearsons
Join us as we dedicate a newly planted bur oak to Professor Emeritus Richard Newsome, in honor of his many contributions to the college as a Biology Department faculty member from 1965 to 1997.

Professor Newsome's tree replaces the over 250-year-old heritage bur oak that fell during a thunderstorm and will provide shade to over 650 native plants planted by students and the Beloit College Grounds Crew.

Campus Tours and Visit Center Open Hours
Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Middle College
Join a student tour guide for a tour of campus either at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m., or just stop in to see the Visit Center!

Little Bucs Create Your Own T-shirt
Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Pearsons Lawn
Let your Little Buc design their own t-shirt while you enjoy the Alumni Assembly.

Little Bucs Capture the Flag

Saturday, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Pearsons Lawn
Let your Little Buc burn some energy and have fun during a game of Capture the Flag!

Little Bucs Pool Party

Saturday, 3-4:30 p.m. Kresge Natatorium, Sports Center
Join us for relays, jumping competitions, and more! Bring your own towel and swimsuit.

Powerhouse Pop-Up Event
Saturday, 2-3 p.m., Visitors Center, Middle College
Want to learn more about the progress of the Powerhouse project? Join us for our Powerhouse Pop-Up Event to see updated renderings and materials and to ask the staff on hand questions about the current and future plans for the Powerhouse.

Alumni and Faculty Book Signing

Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Turtle Creek Bookstore, 444 E Grand Ave.
Make sure to stop in for this book signing with your favorite alumni and faculty authors.

Historic Buildings Tour with Archivist Fred Burwell'86
Saturday, 2-3 p.m. Meet in front of the library
Join Fred for a tour of the academic side of campus and learn more about history of Beloit.

Alumni Radio Hosts
Saturday, 2-5 p.m., WBCR Studio, 3rd floor, Pearsons Hall     
Tune in to WBCR for your favorite alumni radio hosts.

Cooking Class in Commons Kitchen
Saturday, 3-4 p.m., Commons Kitchen
Join Beloit's own Bon Appetit Executive Chef Michael Downey for a hands-on cooking experience in the kitchen of Commons Dining Room and take your creation with you. Only 10 spots available!

Alumni College: "The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry" with Professor of Political Science Beth Dougherty
Saturday, 3-4 p.m., Morse-Ingersoll 213
Examine the political, economic, demographic, and religious aspects of the Saudi-Iranian rivalry as well as how this rivalry impacts U.S. foreign policy.

On Beloit College: Update and Q&A Session

Saturday, 3-4 p.m., Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll
Join us for a conversation and college update from Beloit College Board of Trustees members Stopher Bartol'88, Don Kent'77, and Dick Niemiec'65, as well as Stacie Scott, Vice President of Finance and Planning.

Alumni College: "Roots! Stems! Leaves!" with Professor of Biology, Associate Dean and Director of the Liberal Arts in Practice Center, Yaffa Grossman
Saturday, 4-5 p.m., Sanger Center for the Sciences 147
Join Professor Yaffa Grossman and several students to explore the diversity of roots, stems, and leaves that are available at the grocery store and on campus.  You’ll never look at your vegetables the same way again after this class!

Wright Museum of Art Tour
Saturday, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m., Wright Museum of Art
Join this student led tour to learn more about the Museum and see current exhibits.

Wright Museum Sip and Paint
Saturday, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Wright Museum of Art
Have fun and get creative during this instructor led paint class where you get to take your artwork home!

Little Bucs Saturday Night Event
Saturday, 5-9 p.m., Pearsons Tent, then Java Joint, Pearsons Hall
An event designed especially with your Little Buc in mind, ages 5-12. Drop off your child at the Pearsons tent at 5 p.m. and enjoy your class dinner while they eat dinner and explore Beloit College.

All-Class Cocktail Hour
Saturday, 5 p.m.-6 p.m., Pearsons Lawn
Enjoy visiting different classes and catching up with friends from all years while enjoying cocktails!
*Remember to drop your Little Buc off for their event!

Class Dinners
Saturday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Meet back up with your classmates at your class specific location (listed below) to reminisce over dinner.

1958, 1963 – 55th, 60th & Up Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Eaton Chapel Patio; $20 per person

1968 – 50th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons; $30 per person: heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and dessert

1973 – 45th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Wright Museum of Art; $20 per person

'77,'78,'79 – 40th Cluster Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Mathers, Pearsons; $20 per person

1983 – 35th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Bushel & Peck's, 328 State St; $20 per person 

1988 – 30th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Bushel & Peck's, 328 State St; $20 per person 

1993 –25th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Mead, Pearsons; $20 per person

1998 –20th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Domenico's, 547 E. Grand Ave; $20 per person

2003 –15th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Domenico's, 547 E. Grand Ave; $20 per person

2008 –10th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., La Casa Grande, 618 4th St; $20 per person

2013 –5th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Zen Sushi & Grill, 430 E. Grand Ave; $20 per person

All-Class Dancing and Dessert
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m
Reconvene with all classes to continue the fun with night with a live DJ, dancing and dessert. You can also enjoy smores while sitting by the fire pits.

Coughy Haus (C-Haus) Open
Saturday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Round two! Grab those friends and enjoy a night of music and laughter.

Rooftop Observatory
Saturday, 10 p.m.-11 p.m., Rooftop, Sanger Center for the Sciences
View Beloit from the rooftop of the college's platinum LEED-certified science center.


Sunday Brunch
Sunday, 8-11 a.m., Chapin Hall, Commons
Enjoy a delicious brunch with your fellow classmates and reminisce on the weekend before heading back home.

Remembering Friends We’ve Lost
Sunday, 11 a.m.-Noon, Eaton Chapel
We'll spend time celebrating the lives of those who are no longer with us. Share memories of those that have gone before us.

Canoe & Kayak at the Beloit College Boathouse
Sunday, Noon-2 p.m., 1850 Riverside Drive
Come see the College's newly revitalized Boathouse, now offering canoeing and kayaking on the Rock River! Fun for all ages, no experience required. Shuttle running from Alumni House.