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Reunions '12 Highlights


Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association

Join Sean Kevin Fitzpatrick ’63, P’87 on Saturday morning in the Chapel as he delivers the Half-Century Annalist Letter at the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association. Almost every year since 1865, when George Bristol prepared the first letter for the Class of 1815, an annalist has reminisced about classmates, the College and its faculty as they were in his undergraduate days 50 years earlier. In addition, President Stewart will give her State of College Address, and the Bell Ringer Award will be presented to William E. Braunlich ’57, a devoted member of the Hamilton family.

50th Reunion Medallions

Special medallions are presented at registration to all alumni celebrating their 50th reunion. Please congratulate members of the Class of 1963 wearing these medals.

Continental Canes

Members of the Class of 1973 will be awarded Continental canes, a tradition established by the Class of 1959 on the occasion of its 40th reunion. The head of the cane forms a tricorne in honor of Baron von Steuben, who served as a drillmaster of Washington’s Continental Army and laid the cornerstone of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy in 1794. Graduating seniors have received canes with their diplomas since 1977.

Explore Central New York

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. Plan a visit to the Oneida Community Mansion House, the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees or the Clinton Farmers’ Market.

Half-Century Alumni Classes of 1962 and Earlier

Half-century alumni, regardless of class year, are invited to come back for reunions every year. Stop by the half-century alumni hospitality suite in the sun porch of the Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall for coffee and conversation throughout the weekend.

Alumni Art Show – Kirner-Johnson Commons

Highlighting the arts at Hamilton following the opening of the Wellin Museum and anticipating the new theatre and studio arts building under construction, alumni are invited to submit artwork for an exhibition that will be displayed from Kirner-Johnson to the List Art Center. To participate, contact reunions@hamilton.edu for more information. Digital images of artwork to be included is required by April 15.

Wellin Museum of Art Faculty Art Show

This exhibition highlights recent work by Hamilton’s studio-art faculty. Representing a range of genres and methods of production, the exhibition presents new works by Ella Gant, Robert Knight, Katharine Kuharic, Bruce Muirhead, Rebecca Murtaugh and Bill Salzillo. Interpretive texts written by students and alumni accompany the works of art. The show will be on display June 6–July 28, 2013.

Celebrate with Song

The mixed-voice Reunion Choir and the all-male Baldwin Choir will sing at the Service of Remembrance on Sunday morning in the Chapel. The Reunion Choir will rehearse on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. All alumni, spouses, children and guests who enjoy singing are invited to participate. The Baldwin Choir will
rehearse on Saturday and Sunday mornings. No auditions, just good music and great fun.

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.



A Gather on Steuben Field to hear the 1812 Overture followed by a fireworks display

  • Bagpipes of the Mohawk Valley Frasers leading the reunion parade
  • The Lawndoctors with John Keim ’81 performing at the all-alumni picnic
  • A nostalgic scavenger hunt through campus and the Village of Clinton
  • The Nicki Parrott Trio providing world-class jazz
  • Comedy and improv in the Fillius Events Barn
  • Rogue rocking the Saturday night dance party

A MoJoTo with Monk Rowe, John Hutson and Tom McGrath performing at Blues & Brunch at Harding Farm

Fun for the Whole Family 
Make Reunions ’13 a family vacation! 

Children 6 and younger: Hamilton’s on-campus childcare provider, the Clinton Early Learning Center, will provide childcare on Friday from 7–11 p.m., and on Saturday from 6 p.m.– midnight. Older siblings can be accommodated as well. Deposit and pre-registration are required. Pricing and a registration form are available at www.hamilton.edu/reunions. Please direct questions to Amy Franz, director, Clinton Early Learning Center, 315-859-4176 or afranz@hamilton.edu.

Children 7 and older: Kids’ Camp will be held on Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings. The camp features supervised outdoor activities, movies, crafts, snacks and more. Schedule and registration forms are available on the Reunions ’13 website or by calling the Alumni Office at 866-729-0314. Older children who do not participate in Kids’ Camp are invited to enjoy athletic facilities, the computer center, large-screen video games and family-friendly films.Hit the Links

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:

Golf at Turning Stone Resort
5218 Patrick Road, Verona
315-829-GOLF or 877-748-GOLF
Oneida Community Golf Course
1017 Golf Lane, Oneida

Winton Tolles Golf Tournament

Challenge your classmates or gather a foursome for the annual Winton Tolles Golf Tournament at the Skenandoa Golf Club, 7105 Norton Ave., Clinton. Golfers are invited Thursday night, June 6, for an informal welcome reception at the Village Tavern (8-10 p.m.).

The tournament begins on Friday, June 7 with a 7 a.m. registration and continental breakfast and an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Your entry fee of $175 (or $150 for young alumni) includes breakfast and dinner, range balls, golf cart, a gift package and prizes to the top three teams. Sponsorships are also available to support the Hamilton football program. 

Entries are due by May 25. Register by contacting the Athletics Office at 315-859-4114. For more information, contact Andrew Cohen at 315-859-4757 or amcohen@hamilton.edu.

Campus Tours

A Giants in the Earth: A Guided Tour of Hamilton’s Cemetery led by Hamilton Alumni Review Editor Emeritus Frank Lorenz

  • 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 Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology