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.


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, 8-10 a.m., 4-9 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

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.
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. The documentary, "Fragments of a Day," by Robert Schiappacasse'72 will also be showing throughout the day. The film depicts a day-in-the-life at Beloit College in 1970.

CELEB & Gallery ABBA Open House
CELEB, 437 E. Grand Ave.
Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Reception with Director of CELEB Brian Morello'85 from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday.


Friday

James E. Duffy'49 Society Luncheon
Friday, 12-2 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall (by invitation)
Duffy Society members are invited to attend two special Alumni College events immediately following the luncheon: "A History of Beloit Student Unions" and the Powerhouse Tour. Details on time and location below!


Friday Alumni College
Get back to class! Join faculty and staff for the first day of alumni college sessions

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

Little Bucs Scavenger Hunt
Friday, 2-3 p.m., Start at the Alumni House
Stop by the Alumni House to pick up your scavenger hunt sheet and gather your friends!

A History of Beloit Student Unions & the Powerhouse with Archivist Fred Burwell'86
Friday, 2-3 p.m., Room 150, Center for the Sciences
Join Archivist Fred Burwell'86 and President Scott Bierman for a session on student unions at Beloit past, present, and future

Powerhouse Tour* with Project Manager and Chief of Staff of the College, Dan Schooff
Friday, 3-4 p.m., Meet in front of the Science Center
Join Powerhouse Project Manager Dan Schooff for a tour of the Powerhouse, the future student union and athletic space at Beloit College
*Hard hats and closed-toed shoes are required! Hard hats will be provided to the first 35 alumni and friends

Alumni Choir Practice with Adjunct Associate Professor of Music, Ian Nie and Professor Emeritus of Music, Max Yount
Friday, 3-4:30 p.m., Eaton Chapel
Warm up your vocal cords and brush up on your Latin at the alumni choir practice!

"We are the 3%: College Outcomes and the Beloit Experience" with Provost and Dean of the College, Ann Davies
Friday,
3-4 p.m. 2nd Fl Fireplace Lounge, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
Join Dean Ann Davies for an interactive session revealing findings from the recent Gallop-Purdue Index, and share thoughts on your Beloit experience.

Emerson Hall Tour
Friday, 4-4:30 p.m., Emerson Hall, Quad-side
Take a tour of this historic residence hall after almost 40 years since students graced it halls. Student move in again Fall 2016!

Little Bucs Games in the Sports Center
Friday, 4-5:30 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, Center for the Sciences, $40 per person
Alumni celebrating their 50th reunion are inducted into the Order of the Golden Hoods. Stay after the program for your official class photo!

60th & 55th Celebration Reception and Dinner
Friday, 5:30-9 p.m., Eaton Chapel Patio, $20 per person
Join classmates and friends for a reception and dinner on the Eaton Chapel Patio.

Alumni Gathering*
Friday, 7-9:30 p.m., Pearsons Lawn
Join alumni of from 1971 to 2011 for a reception and dinner to kick-off the weekend! Enjoy live music, local fare, and drinks with your classmates from 7-9:30 p.m.
$15 per adult, $6 children 12 & under, 5 and under are free
*Family-friendly. Glo-tag starts at 8 p.m.!

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.       


Saturday

Farm to Fork Breakfast
Saturday, 7-9 a.m., Chapin Hall, Commons--$8/$6 per child
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--$5 for a t-shirt
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

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. $5 per copy

*Note: The 1966, 50th Class Photo will take place Friday night immediately following Golden Hoods in the Science Center Atrium
1956 - 8:40 a.m.
1961 - 8:50 a.m.

1971 - 9:00 a.m.
1976 - 9:10 a.m.
1981 - 9:20 a.m.
1986 - 9:30 a.m.
1991 - 9:40 a.m.
1996 - 9:50 a.m.
2001 - 10:00 a.m.
2006 - 10:10 a.m.
2011 - 10:20 a.m.

Powerhouse Tour* with Project Manager and Chief of Staff of the College, Dan Schooff
Saturday, 9-10 a.m., Meet in front of the Science Center
Join Powerhouse Project Manager Dan Schooff for a tour of the Powerhouse, the future student union and athletic space at Beloit College
*Hard hats and closed-toed shoes are required! Hard hats will be provided to the first 35 alumni and friends

CELEB and Gallery ABBA Open House

Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m.,
437 East Grand Ave.
Join CELEB director, Professor Brian Morello'85, to see what's new at Beloit's Center for Entrepreneurship

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

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

Alumni Picnic*
Saturday, 12-1 p.m., Pearsons Lawn (rain location: Pearsons Hall)--$15/$6 per child
Eat, drink, and play games. We'll picnic under the tent and enjoy a wonderful afternoon catching up
*Family-friendly, games start on the lawn at noon!

Alumni and Faculty Book Signing
Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Turtle Creek Bookstore, 444 E Grand Ave.
Alumni authors include: Aaron Wilson'99, O.V. Shaffer'50, Craig Hallenstein'72, and more!

Alumni Radio Hosts
Saturday, 2-4 p.m., WBCR Studio, 3rd floor, Pearsons Hall     
Tune in to WBCR for your favorite alumni radio hosts

50th Class Reunion Hospitality Lounge 
Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Weeks Lounge, Pearsons Hall
Members of the Class of 1966, stop by for a cold beverage or to meet up with friends! 


Saturday Alumni College
Get back to class! Join faculty, staff, and alumni for a second day of alumni college classes

Archives and Oral Histories
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Colonel Robert H Morse Library, Lower Level
Students will conduct oral history interviews with alumni who remember earlier eras at Beloit. Added to the archives, 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

Logan Museum Open House and Tour
Saturday, 1-2 p.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!

Emerson Hall Tour
Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Emerson Hall, Quad-side
Take a tour of this historic residence hall after almost 40 years since students graced it halls. Student move in again Fall 2016!

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Netflix’s 'Making a Murderer' with Professor of Psychology, Larry White
Saturday, 2-3 p.m., Room 249, Center for the Sciences
When he’s not teaching courses at Beloit, psychology professor Larry White consults with attorneys and testifies as an expert witness.  In fact, he worked on the Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey cases that were depicted in the popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer.”

Join Professor White for a revealing discussion of the documentary, its central characters, and why so many viewers have called for significant reforms to the legal system.

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

Conversation with the President
Saturday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Java Joint, Pearsons
Join President Bierman for an update on the college and all things Beloit!

"The Mindset Movie: Freshmentality" with Brian Oldenburg'86
Saturday, 3:30-5 p.m., Richardson Auditorium, Morse Ingersoll Hall
Join alumnus Bryan Oldenburg for an in-depth look at the popular Mindset List - from inception to where it may be going.

Little Bucs Pool Party
Saturday, 3-5 p.m., Kresge Natatorium, Sports Center
Join us for relays, jumping competitions, and more! Bring your own towel and swimsuit

'We Lived Civil Rights' a Documentary with Eric Hetland'12
Saturday, 4-5 p.m., Room 150, Center for the Sciences
Join alumnus Eric Hetland'12 for a screening of his honor's term documentary project. Revisit this important time in Beloit College history and learn about Greeks integrating in the 60s and 70s


Saturday Night Class Events

Saturday Cocktail Hour*
Saturday, 5-6 p.m., Pearsons Lawn; Free!
Gather your friends before your class event, and share a toast in thanks of the ways you support Beloit
*Drop your Little Buc off for their event!

1956, 1961 – 60th & 55th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Mathers, Pearsons Hall; $20 per person

1966 – 50th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m, Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall; $20 person

1971 – 45th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Weeks Lounge, Pearsons Hall; $20 per person

1976 – 40th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Domenico’s 547 E Grand Ave; $20 per person

1981 – 35th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6p.m., Domenico’s 547 E Grand Ave; $20 per person

1986 – 30th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Commons, Chapin Hall; $15 per person

1991 – 25th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., The Rock 101 Maple Ave; $20 per person

1996 – 20th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Java Joint, Pearsons; $15 person

2001 – 15th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Bushel & Peck’s 328 State St; $20 per person

2006 – 10th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., Wright Museum; $15 per person

2011 – 5th Saturday Night Class Event
Saturday, 6 p.m., C-Haus; $7 per person; cash bar

Little Bucs Saturday Night Event
Saturday, 5-8 p.m., Pearsons Tent, then the Clubhouse, 3rd Floor, Pearsons; $6 per child
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

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, 9-10 p.m., Rooftop, Center for the Sciences
View Beloit from the rooftop of the college's platinum LEED-certified science center


Sunday

Sunday Brunch
Sunday, 9-11 a.m., Chapin Hall, Commons--$10/$6 per child
Enjoy a delicious brunch with your fellow classmates

Beloit Bike Tour       
Sunday, 10-11 a.m., meet in front of the Poetry Garden
Tour Beloit on two wheels. Don't forget your helmet!
*Bikes are limited, so sign up early!

Remembering Friends We’ve Lost
Sunday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 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