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June 11-14, 2020

The Reunion registration desk at the McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Ave. will be open Thursday, noon–6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.–noon.

SEE the schedule for specific scheduled events.  We'll have tours of the new Wellness Commons, the new University Bookstore, live music, class parties every night beginning on Thursday night, organized hikes, golf, and lots of time to be together with friends and favorite professors.  PLUS, we'll have a new Vice-Chancellor named by then and you'll have a chance to meet our new leader.  

Get excited to come back to the Mountain!  

Thursday, June 11

8 a.m. Rotary breakfast meeting at the Sewanee Inn. For all alumni Rotarians—join the local club for their regular meeting.

8:30–10 a.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. As a Sewanee alumnus or alumna, you know a great deal about the University, but if you have college-bound children attending reunion with you, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. Save your space at engage.sewanee.edu/visit.

9 a.m.–4 p.m. Office of Financial Aid open hours. Parents of high school students, are you struggling with the acronyms of financial aid as your students plan their college career? The Office of Financial Aid is open to answer your questions. We can explain the aid application process at Sewanee and share our knowledge of the process in general, just in case you are looking at other colleges and universities. Fulford Hall.

noon–6 p.m. Registration at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Avenue. Make this your first stop on the Domain for reunion. Pick up your registration packet with your nametag, a schedule of events, list of attendees, maps, and reunion gift! Hang out between events or just drop in to relax during the day. We’ll have refreshments, restroom facilities, and a great atmosphere to make you feel right at home.

1–7 p.m. Open house at the Ralston Listening Library, upstairs, duPont Library. Come enjoy some music in this world- class listening facility built in memory of beloved Sewanee professor Father William Ralston, C’51. We’ll be playing some of Father Ralston’s and Charles Harrison’s favorite selections.

2–3:30 p.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. As a Sewanee alumnus or alumna, you know a great deal about the University, but if you have college- bound children attending reunion with you, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. Save your space at engage.sewanee.edu/visit.

7–9 p.m. Reunion kickoff parties—Downtown Sewanee with live music.

7:30 p.m. Movie at the Sewanee Union Theater.

8:30–10 p.m. The Cordell-Lorenz Observatory will be open for stargazing, weather permitting. Use the stairs on the third floor of Carnegie Hall to access the roof.

Friday, June 12

8 a.m.–noon William R. Laurie University Archives open house, the old Kappa Sigma fraternity house, next to duPont Library. Current exhibition, Sewanee Historic Houses.

8 a.m.–6 p.m. Registration at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Avenue. Make this your first stop on the Domain for reunion. Pick up your registration packet with your nametag, a schedule of events, list of attendees, maps, and reunion gift! Hang out between events or just drop in to relax during the day. We’ll have refreshments, restroom facilities, and a great atmosphere to make you feel right at home.

8:30–10:30 a.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. As a Sewanee alumnus or alumna, you know a great deal about the University, but if you have college-bound children attending reunion with you, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. Save your space at engage.sewanee.edu/visit.

9 a.m.–4 p.m. Office of Financial Aid open hours. Parents of high school students, are you struggling with the acronyms of financial aid as your students plan their college career? The Office of Financial Aid is open to answer your questions. We can explain the aid application process at Sewanee and share our knowledge of the process in general, just in case you are looking at other colleges and universities. Fulford Hall.

10 a.m. Sewanee seminar. Go back to class with a favorite professor teaching a special offering just for you. Gailor Auditorium.

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Open house at the Ralston Listening Library, upstairs, duPont Library. Come enjoy some music in this world-class listening facility built in memory of beloved Sewanee professor Father William Ralston, C’51. We’ll be playing some of Father Ralston’s and Charles Harrison’s favorite selections. (Closed noon–1 p.m.)

11 a.m. Sewanee Village development update. Hear from Frank Gladu, special assistant to the vice-chancellor. He will share the plans for downtown Sewanee—new businesses, civic spaces, housing, and the new home of the bookstore. Gailor Auditorium.

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch. Summer salads, hot dogs, and ice cream at McClurg Dining Hall. Nametag gets you in. Fresh and locally sourced salad lettuces, vegetables, and fruits.  Your nametag gets you in.

1 p.m. Sewanee seminar. Go back to class with a favorite professor teaching a special offering just for you. Gailor Auditorium.

1–4 p.m. Fourth Annual Grateful Dead Extravaganza at the Ralston Listening Library, upstairs, duPont Library. Come enjoy some music in this world-class listening facility built in memory of beloved Sewanee professor Father William Ralston, C’51.

1–5 p.m. William R. Laurie University Archives open house, the old Kappa Sigma fraternity house, next to duPont Library. Current exhibition, Sewanee Historic Houses.

2 p.m. Sewanee seminar. Gailor Auditorium.

2–3:30 p.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. As a Sewanee alumnus or alumna, you know a great deal about the University, but if you have college- bound children attending reunion with you, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. Save your space at engage.sewanee.edu/visit.

3 p.m. University and Sewanee cemeteries tour “Shoulders We Stand On” led by James Gipson, C’66, Sewanee historian. Meet at the cemetery gate across from Stirling’s Coffee House.

3 p.m. Frisbee golf tournament. Meet at the 19th hole, McGriff Alumni House, to play the Charlotte Manigault Park course. BYOF.

3:30 p.m. Sewanee seminar. Gailor Auditorium.

3:30 p.m. Carillon tour in historic Shapard Tower. Get a bird’s eye view of the Sewanee campus with this informative tour.

7 p.m. Welcome Back Sunset Class reunion parties. You can’t come to the Mountain and not catch a great sunset!  We'll have class parties under the sky and have a photographer ready to capture the best sunset photos at 7:53.  The Memorial Cross #reunionsunset.Dinner and drinks.

7:30 p.m. Movie at the Sewanee Union Theater.

8:30–10 p.m. The Cordell-Lorenz Observatory will be open for stargazing, weather permitting. Use the stairs on the third floor of Carnegie Hall to access the roof.

9 p.m.–midnight All alumni dance with live music by Men of Soul, Towson Engsberg, C’84, on drums, under the alumni tent behind to McGriff Alumni House. Beverages and snacks provided.

Saturday, June 13

8 a.m. Fun run for alumni beginning at McGriff Alumni House. Start the day with a 5K to the Cross and back.

8 a.m.–noon Registration at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Avenue. Make this your first stop on the Domain for reunion. Pick up your registration packet with your nametag, a schedule of events, list of attendees, maps, and reunion gift! Hang out between events or just drop in to relax during the day. We’ll have refreshments, restroom facilities, and a great atmosphere to make you feel right at home.

8 a.m.–4 p.m. Reunion golf on the Course at Sewanee. Call to schedule a tee time, 931.598.1104.

8:30–10 a.m. Breakfast in McClurg Dining Hall. Be wowed by the current dining offerings in the dining hall. Your nametag serves as your entrance.

9 a.m. Mountain Goat Trail timed park run. Meet at the Mountain Goat Trail entrance in Sewanee at Pearl’s Fine Dining parking lot, 15344 Sewanee Hwy. The event is timed. All you need to do to participate is register at parkrun.us, print your barcode, and show up.

9–10 a.m. University Farm open house. The baby goats are old enough to pet, a new Faery Garden is open, and there are activities for all ages. Learn about aquaponics, University crops and specialty products, and all the exciting developments at the University Farm. Meet at the old dairy on Brakefield Road.

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. War Memorial Chapel plaque. Stop by the War Memorial Chapel inside All Saints’ Chapel and see the new updated plaques.

10 a.m. Sewanee seminar. New York Times best selling author and professor of English, Kevin Wilson, will share stories about his book "Nothing to See Here". Gailor Auditorium.

10 a.m.–noon Open house at the Ralston Listening Library, upstairs, duPont Library. Come enjoy some music in this world-class listening facility built in memory of beloved Sewanee professor Father William Ralston, C’51.

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Trackless train. Catch a ride through campus as the train makes the rounds throughout the day. Take the train to Green’s View to take that selfie or to see the newest sites on campus.

11 a.m. Sewanee seminar. Gailor Auditorium.

11:30 a.m. Red Ribbon Society reunion, Social Lodge, on the corner of Georgia and Mississippi Avenues.

noon Carillon concert, Shapard Tower. Watch on a big screen tv below the tower as you enjoy the musical performance.

noon Reunion picnic, McGriff Alumni House lawn. Enjoy a BBQ lunch with live music. It’s the place to be!

1–4 p.m. Class reunion hangouts. In between events and activities, hang out with other classmates to reconnect and reminisce. McGriff Alumni House lawn will be your home base.

1–4 p.m. Jukebox party at McGriff Alumni House. That’s right—we have our own jukebox now! Select your favorite songs.

1:30 p.m. Alumni hike led by Mary Patten Priestley, C’72. Get a guided hike of Abbo’s Alley and hear about the history, horticulture, utilization, and rebirth of the popular central campus trail. Meet at the millstone next to the ATO House on University Avenue.

3–4 p.m. Open house in Breslin Tower by the Sewanee Guild of Change Ringers Tower Captain John Solomon.

4 p.m. Class photos and champagne toast in Guerry Garth. We’ll toast to all things Sewanee and capture the weekend in a group photo of each class.

5 p.m. Parade of classes to the all alumni celebration and reunion convocation. Parade begins in Guerry Garth.

5 p.m. All alumni celebration and reunion convocation in All Saints’ Chapel. Join fellow alumni for the presentation of alumni awards and class reunion gifts and to hear remarks from Vice-Chancellor John McCardell. Meet this year’s award winners.

6–9 p.m. Reunion party on the Quad. Find your class for a final class party with live music, food, drink, and fun!

7:30 p.m. Movie at the Sewanee Union Theater.

9 p.m. Reunion fireworks show. Enjoy spectacular fireworks from the most incredible view. Look for the purple and gold fireworks as they are revealed above Shapard Tower of All Saints’ Chapel.

9:30 p.m.–midnight All alumni dance party. Dance the night away at this popular event! Live music. On the Quad.

Sunday, June 14

9:45 a.m. Choir practice for alumni who want to participate in the alumni choir. Meet in the choir room, basement of Carnegie Hall.

11 a.m. Holy Eucharist alumni service at All Saints’ Chapel with an alumni choir. Alumni are invited to participate in the choir.

1:30 p.m. Carillon tour in historic Shapard Tower. Get a bird’s eye view of the Sewanee campus with this informative tour.

 


 

Questions:

Call the Alumni Relations Office
at 931.598.1633 or email
alumni@sewanee.edu