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It's that Time of Year... Reunions 2018


More than 1,200 alumni and guests will return to the Hill for Reunions ’18 on June 7 to 10. There’s still time to register for the weekend that promises a full slate of activities and many opportunities to reconnect with classmates and friends. A special welcome goes to the members of the class of 1968, celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Reunion highlights this year include:

  • A wide array of Alumni Colleges, examining everything from presidential tax returns to life as a private investigator.
  • Join Chris Wilkinson ’68 on Saturday morning as he delivers the half-century annalist letter at the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association.
  • The Bell Ringer Award will be presented posthumously to Robert Simon, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, who died on May 31.
  • Service of Remembrance with the Baldwin and Reunion choirs.
  • Reunion parade and all-Alumni picnic on Saturday.
  • Class receptions and dinners, live music and dancing.
  • Fraternity, sorority, private society, and lacrosse alumnae gatherings.
  • Walking tours showcasing the historic beauty of the campus and new facilities.

While there will be plenty of time for fun, Reunions also provide educational opportunities with expert teachers. June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, and Professor of Government Phil Klinkner will discuss the invasion and its impact on history.

Classic professor Carl Rubino will discuss the contrast between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, and Professor of Philosophy Rick Werner’s 47 years at Kirkland College and Hamilton will be celebrated with his talk “The Examined Life.”

Nine members of the Class of 1993 will offer ALEX-talks (Ted-style talks), a group of alumni will talk about “living the volunteer life,” and an Alumni talent Showcase will take place Friday night.

An Authors Fair, the annual bicycle ride, and Winton Tolles golf tournament are among the numerous other weekend events.

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