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Reunions '12 Highlights


Explore the Central New York Region

Hamilton's history did not occur in a vacuum. While you're in the area, "bolt" to Seneca Falls or explore Cooperstown's multiple museums; in Utica, visit Saranac Brewery and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, then take a stroll in the historic village of Clinton. See the Thursday schedule for information about visiting the Oneida Community Mansion House, the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees or the Clinton Farmer's Market.


Alumni Colleges

Come ready to learn! Alumni Colleges are led by alumni, including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack '72, P'00 and Christie Bell Vilsack K'72, P'00, a 2012 candidate for U.S. representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district; and faculty, including Professor Maurice Isserman, author of On the Hill: A Bicentennial History of Hamilton College, will be held throughout the weekend. More ...

Campus Tours

  • Giants in the Earth: A Guided Tour of Hamilton’s Cemetery led by Hamilton Alumni Review Editor Emeritus Frank Lorenz
Thursday and Friday
  • Bicentennial Walking Tours of Campus led by Hamilton students
  • The Legacy of Trees on the Hamilton
  • Campus led by Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge P’01
  • A Nature Walk in Root Glen led by Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Biology Ernest Williams


Welcome Kirkland Alumnae

All Kirkland College alumnae are invited as the charter class celebrates its 40th reunion. Other events will include Saturday dinner, an open-mic session, art on display in List Hall and The Kirkland Pioneers Project: In Their Own Words, an exhibit providing a glimpse of the first women students and the landmark changes they brought to College Hill. More ...

Print Exhibition

Stop by List Hall’s second-floor atrium to view a selection of works from 1972 to the present by Kirkland and Hamilton art students, as well as prints by Atelier Four (Bruce Muirhead P'86, the William R. Kenan Professor of Art; Bill Salzillo, professor of art and curator of the Hamilton Collects Program; Amy Buchholz '80; and Jake Muirhead '86).

Fraternity, Sorority and Private Society Reunions

Alumni who belong to a fraternity, sorority or private society are invited to reconnect with fellow members. Check the reunion schedule for meetings and dinners. Lectures and houseparties hosted by the organizations are open to all alumni. More ...

Musical Entertainment

  • Theta Delta Chi houseparty featuring music of Ross Griswold '07 and his band Root Glen
  • Psi U houseparty featuring the Lawndoctors led by John Keim '81 and Maddhatters, managed by Jeff Corey '04
  • A night of jazz with "Doc" Woods and Friends followed by a fireworks display
  • The acoustic duo Sweetbreads
  • Bagpipes of the Mohawk Valley Frasers leading the reunion parade
  • The Lawndoctors with John Keim ’81 performing at the all-alumni picnic
  • A matinee performance by international cabaret and recording artist KT Sullivan, wife of Steve Downey ’60
  • The Nicki Parrott Trio providing world-class jazz
  • Rogue, a classic rock band, returns to the Hill with Kevin Barry ’79, Rene Don Boni ’80, Bob Kinkel ’79, Brian Middleton ’79, Tom Porter ’80 and Dave Scofield ’80
  • MoJoTo with Monk Rowe, John Hutson and Tom McGrath performing at Blues & Brunch at Harding Farm

Bicentennial Meeting of the Alumni Association

Join Ralph Oman '62, P'04 on Saturday morning in Wellin Hall as he delivers the Half-Century Annalist Letter at the Bicentennial Meeting of the Alumni Association. In addition, the Bell Ringer Award will be presented posthumously to Patricia "Trix" Tolles Smalley P’93, who served for many years as a trustee and devoted member of the Hamilton family, and the bicentennial film, Hamilton: The First 200 Years, will be shown.

Celebrate with Song

The mixed-voice Reunion Choir and the all-male Baldwin Choir will sing at the Service of Remembrance on Sunday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m. The Reunion Choir, directed by Todd Monsell '98, will rehearse on Saturday, June 2, at 4:45 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, at 9:50 a.m. in the Chapel. All alumni, spouses, children and guests who enjoy singing are invited to join. The Baldwin Choir will rehearse and perform under the direction of R. Douglas Sheldon '63 on Saturday, June 2, at 8:45 a.m. and Sunday, June 3, at 9:15 a.m. in the Chapel. No auditions, just good music and great fun.

Choir and a cappella alumni are invited to join current students to sing under the direction of Professor of Music G. Roberts Kolb, at the Bicentennial Meeting of the Alumni Association. A rehearsal will take place Friday, June 1, at 1 p.m. in Wellin Hall. A reunion dinner for singers will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Blood Fitness Center.

Fun for the Whole Family

Make Reunions '12 a family vacation! Enjoy Friday’s Science Circus, the Utica Zoomobile and Alumni Colleges (see formal children’s programs and in the schedule of events).

Hit the Links

The Mohawk Valley has an abundance of challenging golf courses. Bring your clubs and plan to start your golf weekend on Thursday by calling to schedule a tee time. More ...

Winton Tolles Golf Tournament and Carter Cup

The annual Winton Tolles Golf Tournament, takes place Friday at the Yahnundasis Golf Club, 8639 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. Sponsorships support Hamilton Athletics. Entries are due May 25; the field is limited to 100. Register by contacting the Athletics Office at 315-859-4114. For additional information, contact Matthew Wright at 315-859-4757 or mgwright@hamilton.edu.

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