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Alumni Weekend Schedule

  • Friday, May 29

    Audio- Guided Tour, History on the Waterfront: A Journey Into Chestertown’s Past
    Custom House, End of High Street
    12 noon - 4 p.m.
    Take a walk back in time. This free, 35 minute audio-guided tour of the Chestertown waterfront and the circa-1746 Custom House uses music, reenactments, and firsthand accounts of life along the water to recreate the sights and sounds of a colonial port.

    Toast to the ’10s
    Casey Academic Center, Ground Floor Gallery
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Join graduates and friends from the 2010s for a Happy Hour Toast celebrating the Class of 2010’s five-year reunion, and to welcome new graduates from the class of 2015! First drink free to all who register by May 25, 2015!

    Celebration of Older & Wiser Loyalists, Classes of 1935-1964
    Arthur Vining Davis Lobby & Underwood Lobby, Gibson Center for the Arts
    5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
    6:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner
    7:30 p.m. Desserts, Coffee, Tea and Cordials
    Begin with cocktails in the second-floor Arthur Vining Davis Lobby, overlooking Martha Washington Square, and enjoy dinner in the Underwood Lobby, Gibson Center for the Arts.

    Celebration of the 50th Reunion Class of 1965
    Evening begins at the Hynson-Ringgold House, 106 S. Water Street
    5:00 p.m. President’s Reception and Dinner
    7:30 p.m. Reunion Sunset Cruise with desserts, tea and coffee on the Chester River Packet, a 65 foot, classic yacht and 1920’s style tour boat (rain or shine)

    Celebration of the 25th Reunion of the Class of 1990
    Center for Career Development, in its NEW location
    7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
    The Class of 1990 will celebrate its 25th year with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception.

    The Dramalumni Present: “Rocky Princess Labyrinth of Music!”
    The Egg, Hodson Hall
    7:30 p.m.
    Come sing, snark, and laugh along with the Dramalumni as they watch some of the best… and worst…musical numbers on film. (Teen-friendly!)

    Bonfire with the 00’s
    Featuring music by The Ian Trusheim Project
    Fire pit near Quad Dorms (Rain Location: The Goose Nest)
    8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Wecome, alumni and guests from the 2000 decade! Enjoy the electric jazz of fellow alumnus Ian Trusheim ’07 as you unwind, reminisce, and kick-off the Weekend with the honored 10th and 15th Reunion Classes. The Black Burro Taco Truck, owned and operated by fellow alumna Ashley Colen Herr ’06, will be serving up tasty treats for purchase.

    All Alumni Bonfire
    Featuring music by Brooks Long ’08 & The Mad Dog No Good Band

    Fire pit near Quad Dorms (Rain Location: The Goose Nest)
    9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Jam with alumni Brooks Long ’08 and Ian Trusheim ’07 as they meld the traditions of vintage R&B and Blues with the aesthetics of classic singer/songwriters around the bonfire. The Black Burro Taco Truck, owned and operated by fellow alumna Ashley Colen Herr ’06, will be serving up tasty treats for purchase. All alumni and guests welcome! 

     

  • Saturday, May 30

    Java George
    Hodson Hall First Floor
    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Offering Caribou Coffee, Great Tasting Bakery, Sandwiches, Salads, Smoothies, Fresh Made Grab-and-Go Selections

    Take a Virtual Tour of Campus in 1965, with Professor Stewart Bruce
    William Smith Hall, Room 113
    10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
    Featuring the work of the talented students at the Geographic information Systems lab, part of the Center for Environment and Society, this presentation will display a 3D visualization of campus in 1965. Learn how our students use modern technology to create these historic animations.

    Civil War Walking Tour of Downtown Chestertown, with Adam Goodheart
    Meet at the Custom House, 101 S. Water Street
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    C.V. Starr Center Director and bestselling author Adam Goodheart will lead a Civil War-themed historical walking tour of downtown Chestertown.  The Custom House will be open to visitors, and Adam will be available to sign copies of his book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening, following the tour. Stop by the campus bookstore to pick up a copy!

    “Nature in the Deep” SANDBOX Exhibit
    SANDBOX, 107 Cross Street
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    Featuring the creative work of various artists and inspired by the research of Dr. Aaron Krochmal, Associate Professor of Biology, this open-house exhibit will be fun for the whole family! What is SANDBOX? Learn more!

    Tour of the Chester River on the Callinectes
    Meet at the dock of the Truslow Boathouse
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    The Callinectes, Washington College’s research vessel, will take two forty-five minute tours of the Chester River, with the first beginning at 10:00 a.m. Please arrive early. Spaces are limited. Advance registration strongly recommended.

    What’s New On Campus?
    Guided Tours leaving from the front entrance of William Smith Hall
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    Meet Admissions Tour Guides at Campus Green entrance to William Smith Hall

    Civil War Walking Tour of Downtown Chestertown, with Adam Goodheart
    Meet at the Custom House, 101 S. Water Street
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    C.V. Starr Center Director and bestselling author Adam Goodheart will lead a Civil War-themed historical walking tour of downtown Chestertown.  The Custom House will be open to visitors, and Adam will be available to sign copies of his book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening, following the tour. Stop by the campus bookstore to pick up a copy!

    Audio Guided Tour, History on the Waterfront: A Journey Into Chestertown’s Past
    Custom House, end of High Street
    11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
    Take a walk back in time! This free, 35-minute audio-guided tour of the Chestertown waterfront and the circa-1746 Custom House uses music, reenactments, and firsthand accounts of life along the water to recreate the sights and sounds of a colonial port.

    All Campus Picnic
    Campus Green (Rain Location: Hodson Hall Commons)
    12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
    An annual favorite! Look for your cherished professors at reserved faculty tables and wish retiring professors well! Fun for the whole family. Be sure to check the schedule at the event for times for honored class photos! 

    Geographic Information Systems Open House
    GIS Office, located at 151 Dixon Drive, Suite 3
    2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    Come tour the state of the art Geographic Information Systems lab, part of the Center for Environment and Society at Washington College, and learn what the students are doing for funded research projects on crime analysis, environmental awareness, K-12 education, virtual worlds, and 3D visualizations - to name just a few of the many hi-tech projects being worked on in the lab.

    Class of 1980 Chester River Boat Cruise
    Meet at the dock at the foot of High Street
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Members of the class of 1980 are invited to relax, sit back and enjoy the afternoon aboard the Chester River Packet, a 65 foot classic yacht and 1920’s style tour boat!

    A Celebration of the Cherry Tree
    Rose O’Neill Literary House
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Chat with Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and Associate Professor of English, Jehanne Dubrow, about Cherry Tree, Washington College’s first national literary journal.

    Crow Farm and Vineyard Wine Tasting
    Deck, Rose O’Neill Literary House
    2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sample wines made by Kent County’s Crow Farm and Vineyard, managed by WC’s own Brandon Hoy ’04.

    Career Center Open House
    Center for Career Development, in its NEW location
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tour the newest facility on campus designed to serve students, alumni, parents, and prospective employers with all aspects of the career development process including self-assessment, career exploration, career experience and job search or graduate school planning.

    Tour of the Chester River on the Callinectes
    Meet at the dock of the Truslow Boathouse
    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    The Callinectes, Washington College’s research vessel, will take two forty-five minute tours of the Chester River, with the first beginning at 2:00 p.m. Please arrive early. Spaces are limited. Advance registration strongly recommended.

    Cocktails and Conversation with the President

    Hynson-Ringgold House, 106 S. Water Street
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Meet Interim President Jay Griswold P’94 while mingling with friends over cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Chat with Alumni Board members and join the “Huzzah” to celebrate the class gift presentations.

    Meeting of the Friends of Bill Wilson
    William Smith Hall, Room 110
    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    90’s Decade Reunion Celebration
    Casey Academic Center, Terrace
    6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
    Alumni and guests from the 90’s decade are welcome to help us celebrate the 20th and 25th Reunion Classes!

    Crab Feast Celebrating the 1970’s & 1980’s Decades
    Leila-Hynson Pavilion
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Celebrate the 70’s and 80’s at a crab feast along the Chester River. All alumni and guests welcome! Be sure to register early as there are only 100 seats available.

    1965 50th Reunion Class Dinner
    Grieves-Jenkins Sky Box at the Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium
    6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
    The 50th Reunion Class continues their celebration with an Eastern Shore-themed buffet in the Skybox.  Concludes with a great view of the fireworks at dusk!

    The Dramalumni Present: Radio Kills
    Tawes Theater, Gibson Center for the Arts
    7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    The Dramalumni rock it “old school” with their retro answer to consoles and Kardashians - a radio play. Watch as they (literally) use all the bells and whistles they can get their hands on to bring this carefully crafted dramedy to life. Just don’t sit too close to the stage, you might get sucked into the action…

    Alumni Weekend Fireworks Celebration
    Launched from behind Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium
    At dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.)

    All Alumni Dance Party
    Martha Washington Square (Rain Location: Goose Nest, Hodson Hall)
    9:00 p.m. - Midnight
    Keep the party going by dancing the night away in Martha Washington Square, to the sounds of Craig “Chow” Boynton ’84 and his jam band, Dawgone! Catch up with old and new friends, and capture the memory at the WC photo booth. Complimentary light fare and cash bar available.

     

  • Sunday, May 31

    On-Campus Accommodations Checkout
    Visitors Center, Casey Academic Center, Second Floor Lobby
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Brunch in the Dining Hall
    Dining Hall, Hodson Hall
    8:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.

    Town/Gown Hall Meeting
    The Egg, Hodson Hall
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Join Vice President for Finance and Administration Mark Hampton for a conversation and coffee, to discuss plans for the future of the College, and the impact of these plans on the campus and local communities.

  • All Weekend

    Campus Services


    Alumni Weekend Registration & Check-In Desk
    WC Visitor Center Lobby, Casey Academic Center, Second Floor
    Friday, 12 Noon - 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon | 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-out only)

    Java George
    First Floor, Hodson Hall Commons
    Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Offering Caribou Coffee, Great Tasting Bakery, Sandwiches, Salads, Smoothies, Fresh Made Grab-and-Go Selections

    Bookstore
    Casey Academic Center, Ground Floor
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

    Dining Hall
    Hodson Hall
    Sunday, 8:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.

    Shuttle
    Runs between the Casey Academic Center loop and the Wilmer Park parking lot
    Offered Friday and Saturday

    Alumni House
    Reminisce over yearbooks and memorabilia
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
    Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Childcare


    Little Creek School, 201 Talbot Blvd.
    Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Child care available at Little Creek School, for children ages 3-10 years.  Parents must register for child care through Washington College Alumni Weekend Registration, by Monday, May 25, 2015. Dinner will be provided each evening for registered children.

    Recreation Facilities

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

    Tennis
    Schottland Pavilion and Tennis Court
    Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Kayaking
    Truslow Boathouse
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 Noon | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Swimming
    Eugene B. Casey Swim Center
    Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Open Weight Room
    Johnson Fitness Center
    Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.