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Schedule of Events

Welcome home! 

Reunion 2014 PhotosYour classmates and the Alumni Office have planned a fantastic weekend of reunion activities. There is 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 this schedule is subject to change and will be updated periodically. The final schedule of events will be available in May 2017.


Please check back as we continue to update the schedule for Reunion Weekend 2017!

Registration & Hospitality Center Hours

Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.-Noon

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–8 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Check-out, 8 a.m.–1 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 Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 


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. Stop by for the Alumni and Faculty Book Signing event from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday.

Sports Center Open
Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 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, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, 11 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. Stop by from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday for a tour of the museum.

Wright Museum of Art Open House
Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Come see what is new in one of Beloit College's most beautiful and artistic venues. Stop by from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday for a tour and make sure to sign up for the Sip and Paint from 4-5 p.m. on Saturday!

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 at the Beloitana exhibit and make it a point to stop at the Archives to reminisce while looking through memorabilia, photographs, yearbooks and other materials from different eras here at Beloit. You will also have the opportunity to view various volumes of The Round Table, the documentary "Fragments of a Day" by Robert Schiappacasse '72, and other films from the 1920's through the 1980's.

Students will also be conducting oral history interviews with alumni to document their Beloit experience. These recordings and their transcripts will serve as both a priceless legacy and invaluable material to be added to the archives. Interviews will take 15-20 minutes and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis during Archive hours. We hope to see you there!

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

Join Brian Morello'85, Director of CELEB, from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday for coffee and a discussion while seeing whats new at CELEB & Gallery ABBA.

Little Bucs Weekend Activities
Various Locations & Times
Little Bucs provides the opportunity for you to enjoy Reunion Weekend while knowing your children or grandchildren are safe and having fun while participating in the various Little Buc planned activities. See specific times and details on Little Buc events throughout the schedule below!


Friday

Coffee & Conversation with McNair & Sanger Scholars
Friday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Java Joint, Pearsons
Enjoy some coffee while interacting with some of Beloit's incredible summer scholars and learning more about the research projects they will be working on.

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, Noon-1:30 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall (by invitation)

Powerhouse Partners Celebration
Friday, 2:30-4 p.m., North of the Sports Center Parking Lot
Join us as we celebrate the start of the building phase of the Powerhouse project and honor those who have made this project a reality.

Alumni College
Friday, 4-5 p.m., Science Center, Room 249
Kristin Bonnie - "Sustaining Beloiters: Insights from Student Research" 

Current Issues - Alumni Panel

Friday, 4-5 p.m., Science Center, Room 150

Alumni Board Reception with Distinguished Service Citation and Young Alumni Award Winners
Friday, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Eaton Chapel Patio (by invitation)


Archives and Oral Histories
Friday, Colonel Robert H Morse Library, Lower Level
Remember to stop by the Archives to reminisce while looking through memorabilia, photographs, yearbooks and other materials from different eras here at Beloit. You will also have the opportunity to view various volumes of The Round Table, the documentary "Fragments of a Day" by Robert Schiappacasse '72, and other films from the 1920's through the 1980's.

Students will also be conducting oral history interviews with alumni to document their Beloit experience. These recordings and their transcripts will serve as both a priceless legacy and invaluable material to be added to the archives. Interviews will take 15-20 minutes and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis during Archive hours. We hope to see you there!

Little Bucs Scavenger Hunt
Friday, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Start at the Alumni House
Your Little Buc will get to know campus through a fun group scavenger hunt!
*Family-friendly.

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

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


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

55th & Up Celebration Dinner
Friday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Mathers, Pearsons
Join classmates and friends for a dinner celebrating 55th & up reunion classes. Make sure to stay after for your official class photo.

Alumni Gathering*
Friday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Pearsons Lawn
Join alumni from 1972 to 2012 for a dinner as we kick-off the weekend! Enjoy live music by Groove Hotel, local fare, and drinks with your classmates.

*Family-friendly.

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

Coughy Haus Open
Friday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 
Enjoy music and laughter with friends while reminiscing on your college years!     


Saturday

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

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.-Noon, downtown Beloit
Fresh produce, handmade gifts, music--take a stroll through downtown Beloit and enjoy the local fare.
*Family-friendly.

Class Photos
Saturday, Times vary, Middle College Portico (rain location: Center for the Sciences)
Gather your classmates and take a photo in front of Middle College. Prints to be mailed out following the weekend. Photos will be $5 per copy.

*Note: The 1957 and 1962 Class Photos will take place Friday Night immediately following the 55th & Up Celebration Dinner in Mathers. The 1967 50th Class Photo will take place Friday night immediately following the Golden Hoods Induction Ceremony in the Science Center Atrium.
1972- 8:40 a.m.
'76-'78 Cluster- 8:50 a.m.
1982- 9:00a.m.
1987- 9:10 a.m.
1992- 9:20 a.m.
1997- 9:30 a.m.
2002- 9:40 a.m.
2007- 9:50 a.m.
2012- 10:00 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 with Brian Morello'85
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Join Brian Morello'85, Director of CELEB, from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday for coffee and a discussion while seeing whats new at CELEB & Gallery ABBA.

Yoga by the Mounds
Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Relax, rejuvenate, and revive during a session of yoga by the mounds.

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 winners, and the merriment of alumni choir singers.

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

Alumni Picnic*
Saturday, Noon-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 while enjoying music from The Gary Band!
*Family-friendly, games start on the lawn at noon!

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!
*Family-friendly.


Get the Scoop on Summer Science Scholar Research!
Saturday, 2 p.m.-3 p.m., Pearsons Hall
Take this opportunity to talk with more of Beloit's summer scholars while getting the scoop on their summer research projects. Enjoy some ice cream while doing so!

Alumni and Faculty Book Signing
Saturday, 2 p.m.-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!

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

Archives and Oral Histories
Saturday, Colonel Robert H Morse Library, Lower Level

You will have the chance to look through materials from different eras here at Beloit, view various volumes of The Round Table, and see the documentary "Fragments of a Day" by Robert Schiappacasse '72, and other films from the 1920's through the 1980's. Students will also be conducting oral history interviews with alumni to document their Beloit experience. These recordings and their transcripts will serve as both a priceless legacy and invaluable material to be added to the archives. Interviews will take 15-20 minutes and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis during Archive hours. We hope to see you there!

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

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

Saturday Alumni College
Science Center, Room 150, Saturday, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
Britt Scharringhausen "Extrasolar Planets"

Richardson Auditorium, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Beth Dougherty "Session on Refugees"

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!


Saturday Night Class Events

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 Dinner
Saturday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
After the class crawl, meet back up with your classmates at your class specific location (listed below) to reminisce over dinner.

1957, 1962 – 60th & 55th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., The Wright Museum; $20 per person

1967 – 50th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons; $20 per person

1972 – 45th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Pearsons; $20 per person

'76,'77,'78 – 40th Cluster Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Domenico's 547 E Grand Ave; $20 per person

1982 – 35th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Grand Avenue Pub 132 W Grand Ave; $20 per person 

1987 – 30th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Domenico's 547 E Grand Ave; $20 per person 

1992 –25th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Bushel & Peck's 328 State St; $20 per person

1997 –20th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Grand Avenue Pub 132 W Grand Ave; $20 per person

2002 –15th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Suds O'hanahan's 435 E Grand Ave; $20 per person

2007 –10th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., La Casa Grande 618 4th St; $20 per person

2012 –5th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Bushel & Peck's 328 State St; $20 per person

Little Bucs Dinner & Saturday Night Event
Saturday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Java Joint, Pearsons

An event designed especially with your Little Buc in mind, ages 5-12. Drop off your child at the Pearsons tent at 5:00 p.m. and enjoy your class dinner while they eat dinner and explore Beloit College.
*Family-friendly.

All-Class Dancing and Dessert
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m, Pearson's Lawn
Reconvene with all classes to continue the fun with a night of dancing and dessert, featuring Contra Dancing and the band Rare Privilege! You will also have the chance to enjoy a fire with s'mores included!

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

Coughy Haus (C-Haus) Open
Saturday, 11 p.m.-2 a.m.
Round two! Grab those friends and enjoy a night of music and laughter.


Sunday

Sunday Brunch
Sunday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Chapin Hall, Commons
Enjoy a delicious brunch with your fellow classmates.

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.

Beloit Bicycle Tour
Sunday, Noon-1 p.m., Meet in front of Poetry Garden
Enjoy seeing Beloit on two wheels! Register to borrow a bike, or you can bring your own! Remember to bring your helmet.


Monday

Buc Open
Monday, 10:30 a.m.
You won't want to miss the premiere golf event of the season. Find out more information here!