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Thursday, May 17
 

12:00pm

2:30pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

Welcome Ceremony for New Alumnae
The Alumnae Association and the class of 1968 welcome graduating seniors into the worldwide alumnae community. 1968 classmates present 2018 graduates with scarves in their class color. The class of 1968 should arrive at the venue no later than 3:00 p.m.

Thursday May 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Mary E. Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

4:00pm

1968 Reception Honoring Senior Class
Rain Location: Mary E. Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium.

Thursday May 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Outside Mary E. Woolley Hall

5:00pm

6:00pm

1968 Thursday Dinner: Fiesta Italiana
Preregistration required.

Thursday May 17, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Center, Dining Commons

7:00pm

1968 Coming to America: Uncovering the Deepest Roots of African American History Presentation
Ann Chinn ’68 is the founder of the Middle Passages Ceremonies and Port Markers Project.  The Project’s mission is to encourage ancestral remembrance ceremonies and historic marker installations at the fifty documented Middle Passage arrival locations from Maine to Texas. Each place marks the beginning of a critical phase of American society influenced by Africans. All "68 alumnae are welcome.

Thursday May 17, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Community Center, Dining Commons

8:00pm

1968 Social Time
Thursday May 17, 2018 8:00pm - Friday May 18, 2018 12:00am
Buckland Hall, Living Room
 
Friday, May 18
 

7:00am

1968 Morning Walk
Join classmates for a walk around Upper Lake, guided by Miller Worley Center for the Environment Sustainability Fellow Carey Lang ’15.

Please wear sturdy shoes or sneakers. Meet at Pump House, a small gray and white building in front of the Willits-Hallowell Center.

Friday May 18, 2018 7:00am - 8:15am
Pump House

7:00am

8:30am

1968 Friday Breakfast
Acting President of the College Sonya Stephens hosts the fiftieth class for breakfast. Preregistration required.

Friday May 18, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Willits-Hallowell Center, Morrison Room

9:00am

Reunion Check In for Loyalty Classes
Check in for the loyalty classes of 1938 and 1948.

Friday May 18, 2018 9:00am - 8:00pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

9:00am

10:00am

1968 Books: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Learn about the role of technology in a liberal arts curriculum on a guided tour of Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) and the Williston Memorial Library.

Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Williston Memorial Library

10:00am

1968 PerSisters Speak
Publications by authors from the class of 1968. Meet Class of ’68 authors and purchase signed copies of their books. (The 1968 Authors’ Table will be on display throughout reunion weekend).

Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
The Odyssey Bookshop Village Commons, 9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075

11:00am

12:00pm

Mount Holyoke Ring Purchases with Balfour
Need a new Mount Holyoke ring? Join Balfour in the Community Center to place an order.
For more information, please visit Balfour online at balfour.com/mtholyoke.

Friday May 18, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Center

12:15pm

1968 Friday Lunch
Preregistration required.

Friday May 18, 2018 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Community Center, Dining Commons

12:45pm

Friday Lunch for Loyalty Classes
Friday lunch for the loyalty classes of 1938 and 1948. Preregistration required.

Friday May 18, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

1:00pm

1:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Career Transitions
Karen M.L. Miller, senior associate director of external relations, and Kelly R. Woods, associate director of career advising

Join Career Development Center staff for an opportunity to reflect on this phase of your life. Where are you and where do you want to be? Managing your career requires developing a plan that makes sense personally and professionally. Hear from others, consider next steps, and establish goals to get started on the professional trajectory you want today! Career resources available to alumnae will also be reviewed.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cleveland L1

1:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: The State of Liberal Education in a Changing World

Jon Western, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty; professor of international relations

Join Mount Holyoke's dean of faculty for a discussion of the state of liberal arts education in a dynamic and challenging global environment. Dean Western, who is also the Carol Hoffman Collins ’63 Professor of International Relations, will discuss the imperative of liberal arts education in a world with highly complex and interconnected global challenges. He will present how a liberal arts education, and an MHC education in particular, is preparing our students to understand and confront some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century: climate change, resource scarcity, environmental degradation, global economic, social and cultural inequality, and globalization and its backlash, among others.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cleveland L2

1:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: You're History! An Introduction to MHC Archives
Leslie Fields, head of Archives and Special Collections 

This will be a hands-on look at the fascinating artifacts in the Archives and an introduction to some of your fellow alums who made history over the past 175+ years. If you would like to sleuth the stories that scrapbooks can tell, read other people’s mail, or consider the legacies of dedicated women who worked for social justice in many forms, then this class is for you. Plus we’ll discuss how your own Mount Holyoke stories can be preserved and remembered in the Archives! Due to the limitation of space, the class will only be able to accommodate 20 attendees.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests.

Friday May 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Archives Reading Room

1:00pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Must sign up at reunion check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York Room.   Demonstration with tea masters from Urasenke Boston. 

Friday May 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Eliot House, Wa-shin-an

1:00pm

Campus Tours and Admission Drop-in Hour
Take a general campus walking tour with student tour guides departing from the Office of Admission at either 1:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Tours last approximately seventy-five minutes, and no registration is necessary. Attending Reunion with a family member in grades nine to eleven? The Office of Admission will also host a drop-in hour from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for general questions about the college admission process.

Friday May 18, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Newhall Center, Office of Admission

2:00pm

2:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Chaperoning Protein Aggregation Diseases
Kathryn McMenimen ’03, assistant professor of chemistry 

There are approximately 30,000 proteins in the human genome that must be produced and managed properly for cells to function effectively. Protein aggregation arises from the accumulation of misfolded and partially denatured proteins, often resulting in disease. We are interested in understanding part of the quality control network that prevents protein aggregation from occurring. Additional projects in the lab are aimed toward developing potential therapeutics to rescue misfolded and aggregated proteins. 

Open to all alumnae, students and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Kendade 302

2:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Navigating Career Negotiations
Kelly R. Woods, associate director of career advising, and Karen M.L. Miller, senior associate director of external relations

Maximize your value! Join Career Development Center staff for an opportunity to reflect and begin planning for your next performance evaluation or salary negotiation. Take a pause this weekend to clarify your work values, learn how to do effective salary research, define your bottom line, and prepare for your next ask.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cleveland L3

2:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Preliminary Evidence for Triangulated Threat Theory of Race Relations from a Virtual World Study
John Tawa, assistant professor of psychology 

In this presentation Professor Tawa will share the development of a triangulated threat theory (TTT) and offer empirical support. TTT posits that Black and Asian relations are particularly adversely affected by perceived resource competition. Black, Asian, and White participants created self-resembling avatars in the virtual world, Second Life, and interacted in social events that modeled contexts of resource competition. Results partially supported TTT.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Clapp 306

2:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Urban Teacher Pathways. A Collaboration Between MHC and Holyoke Public Schools to Prepare 'Home Grown' Teachers
Beverley Bell, director of Graduate Education Programs, with Kelly Curran, manager of recruitment at Holyoke Public Schools, and alumnae and current teachers Stephanie Isabelle MA'17, and Kate O'Donnell MA'17

During this session, participants will experience first-hand the practices that characterize high-achieving, engaging classrooms as we share information on our exciting partnership with Holyoke Public Schools to provide a pathway for paraprofessionals and teachers-on-waivers to enter the classroom as highly qualified teachers.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Kendade 305

2:00pm

1968 Curator’s Tour of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Join the museum’s curatorial staff for a private tour of our special exhibition featuring the work of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, quilter Mary Lee Bendolph, as well as highlights of the permanent collection. Information about the museum’s exciting Teaching with Art program will also be shared.

Preregistration required;  sign up in headquarters dorm.

2:00pm

Alumnae Rugby Game
Do you want to relive your college days, watch returning alumnae and current students play a game of Rugby.

Friday May 18, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Field #1 next to Kendall

2:00pm

Freedom of Movement Reception
Rooke Theatre, with support from Archives and Special Collections and Kendall Gymnasium, presents an exhibit of Mount Holyoke's Historic Athletic Wear. Explore the journey of women's athletic wear from 1880 to the present and the transformation to greater mobility and freedom with the birth of women's athletics.Meet the students who mounted this exhibit, and noted fashion historian Patricia Warner, author of "When the Girls Came out to Play". The inspiration for this book came from Ms Warner seeing this collection, and being inspired to trace the history of athletic fashion and its impact on our lives today.

Friday May 18, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Rooke Theatre Lobby

2:00pm

Sycamores Open House
Sycamores, the 1788 home of Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge, was a dormitory from 1915 to 1972, and home to 800 MHC sophomores and is currently being renovated by the local historical society to reflect the life and times of those who lived there during the last 225 years. You will see the silk embroidery made by Sophie Morgan of South Hadley’s Abby Wright School in 1805, the newly decorated period rooms and the attached Rawson House, the 1733 home of South Hadley’s first minister as well as the home of MHC professor and Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky. The third floor of Sycamores is being made into a unique museum of typical MHC dormitory rooms during the period 1915 to 1972. It will feature an amazing group of gifts from Carolyn Chesebrough Foster ’58.

Friday May 18, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
28 Woodbridge St, South Hadley, MA 01075

2:30pm

2:30pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Must sign up at reunion check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York Room.  Demonstration with tea masters from Urasenke Boston. 

Friday May 18, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Eliot House, Wa-shin-an

3:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Jean Sammet Was Ahead of Her Time: An Interdisciplinary View of Introductory Computer Science
Valerie Barr ’77, Jean E. Sammet professor and chair of computer science 

What happens when you marry together liberal arts and the ubiquity of computing across disciplines? How does that change introductory computer science? Come explore the mysteries of what goes on behind the scenes in the computer, the fun and challenges of working with information from a range of disciplines.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cleveland L1

3:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Lessons from Mo'Coffee: Adapting the Cooperative Model to the Liberal Arts
Ali Aslam, visiting lecturer of politics

Mo'Coffee is a student-owned cooperative business that addresses three core missions of the College: to connect classroom learning to the real world, prepare students to engage in democratic decision-making, and offer entrepreneurship and management experience.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cleveland L2

3:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Sustainability - Moving Mount Holyoke Forward
Nancy Apple, Miller Worley Center for the Environment, Associate Director for Sustainability.

In January 2018 the Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College endorsed the goal of becoming a carbon neutral campus by 2037, its bicentennial. Mount Holyoke is committed to training the next generation of environmental leaders while also taking significant measures to reduce its own carbon footprint, improve the sustainability of its campus operations, and foster a campus culture of sustainability. Learn more about where we are and help shape where we are going.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests.

Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Clapp 407

3:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Tour of the President’s House
Brenda Adams, house manager

Join Brenda Adams, house manager of the Mount Holyoke College President’s House, for an engaging tour and a bit of history about the house and past presidents. Brenda has been the house manager for 19 years and will entertain you with stories from her experiences throughout those years. This tour will be approximately 30 minutes, with time for questions afterward.

Location: President's House (Behind Pearsons Hall)

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
President's House

3:00pm

Blessing and Sending
Join the Chaplains and Advisors from Religious and Spiritual Life for this MHC tradition. Seniors exchange roses and are given a blessing and send-off as they go out into the world. 

Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chapel Garden

3:00pm

Alumnae Choir Rehearsal
Was choral singing an important part of your MHC experience? Then gather with other alums of the MHC choral ensembles throughout the years to raise your voice in song. We’ll rehearse in the afternoon and offer a short performance as part of the evening Commencement Concert, under the direction of former Concert Choir, Glee Club, and Chamber Singers conductor Jim Carpenter.

Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pratt Auditorium

3:30pm

1968 Curator’s Tour of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Join the museum’s curatorial staff for a private tour of our special exhibition featuring the work of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, quilter Mary Lee Bendolph, as well as highlights of the permanent collection. Information about the museum’s exciting Teaching with Art program will also be shared. Preregistration required;  sign up in headquarters dorm.

4:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Gender/Sex/Sexuality: Experiences of Being DES Exposed
Jacquelyne Luce, visiting lecturer in gender studies 

Exposure to a drug called diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero affected millions of people who were born between 1947 and 1972, and possibly also their children. Jacquelyne Luce will discuss ongoing research in which she and MHC students are exploring DES-exposed people’s experiences and understandings of gender, sex, sexuality, and sexual orientation.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cleveland L3

4:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Transform/Transcribe: A Mount Holyoke History Project
Leslie Fields, head of archives and special collections

Can you read cursive handwriting? If your answer is YES, the College Archives needs you! Join us in transforming handwritten letters into searchable and machine-readable resources for classes and student researchers. Help make the Archives’ unique collections in the history of women’s higher education more accessible through our crowdsourced transcription website. Staff will work with alum volunteers to transcribe documents and excite learning in everyone!  Participants may bring their own laptops if they wish to do so, otherwise one will be provided. Due to the limitation of space, this class will only be able to accommodate 15 attendees.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests. 

Friday May 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Archives Reading Room

4:00pm

Back-to-Class Program: Women Poets and the Irish Famine
Amy Martin, interim director of the Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership; professor of English of the Emma B. Kennedy Foundation; faculty director for SAW

This lecture will examine how Irish women poets represented the Great Famine from 1845-1852, particularly their exploration of the category of the "human" and the gendered experience of starvation. We will look at their legacy in later 19th century writings about famine and empire and in contemporary Irish poetic tradition.

Open to all alumnae, students, and guests.

Friday May 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kendade 305

4:00pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Must sign up at reunion check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York Room.  Demonstration with tea masters from Urasenke Boston. 

Friday May 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eliot House, Wa-shin-an

4:00pm

Tai Chi For All
Join us for a tai chi session led by certified instructor Hong Vuong ’95. Tai chi is a practice that nurtures the spirit and strengthens the body and mind. Rain Location: Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, Studio 2

Friday May 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
1904 Garden

4:00pm

Professional and Graduate Education Welcome Ceremony & Social
An opportunity to support and mingle with graduates from the graduate program as they receive their traditional MHC scarves. Open to all graduates and alumnae/i. 

Friday May 18, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
North Rockefeller Sun Room

4:00pm

1993 Social
Friday May 18, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Headquarters Dorm

4:30pm

Alumnae-Student Choral Rehearsal
Relive your choral “heydays” by participating in this fun, laid-back rehearsal with current Mount Holyoke singers! We will prepare a piece that will then be sung as part of our Commencement Concert on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. in Abbey Memorial Chapel.

Friday May 18, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Pratt Auditorium

5:00pm

1968 President’s Reception
In honor of the fiftieth-reunion class, this reception is offered courtesy of Acting President and President-elect Sonya Stephens for members of the class of 1968 and their guests.

Friday May 18, 2018 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Art Building, Hinchcliff Reception Hall, First Floor

5:00pm

5:30pm

Loyalty Classes Friday Social Hour
Joint social hour for the loyalty classes of 1948 and 1938.

Friday May 18, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

5:30pm

2008 Dinner
Join classmates at the new Community Center for dinner at leisure. 

Friday May 18, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Community Center, Dining Commons

5:30pm

Graduate Alumnae/i Friday Dinner
Dinner is available at the new Community Center. Open to graduate program alumnae/i. 

Friday May 18, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Community Center, Dining Commons

5:30pm

1998 Dinner
Join classmates at the new Community Center for dinner at leisure. 

Friday May 18, 2018 5:30pm - Saturday May 19, 2018 8:30pm
Community Center, Dining Commons

6:00pm

Friday Dinner for Loyalty Classes
Joint dinner for the loyalty classes of 1938 and 1948.

Friday May 18, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

6:00pm

1978 Dinner at Tara Fitzpatrick's '78 Home
Join classmates for dinner.

Friday May 18, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
64 Woodbridge Street in South Hadley.

6:00pm

2016 Welcome Back Party
Join us after check-in for pizza, drinks, a movie, and reconnecting with classmates!

Friday May 18, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Headquarters Dorm

6:00pm

Frances Perkins Scholars Potluck Dinner and After-Party
Bring a dish to share, or just bring your appetite! After dinner we will kick off the theme of our reunion: FP Show and Tell. Get to know your fellow FPs and their talents! This is an open mic opportunity to share your best jokes, magic tricks, artwork, performances, civic work, knowledge bombs, etc. Five minute slots to present are first come, first served. We’ll have a laptop and projector, so bring any files you might need on a flash drive!

Friday May 18, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Headquarters Dorm

6:30pm

1968 Dinner
In honor of the fiftieth-reunion class, dinner is provided courtesy of the Alumnae Association and the Office of Advancement for members of the class of 1968 and their guests. Preregistration required.

Friday May 18, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Willits-Hallowell Center, Morrison Room

7:30pm

Cornerstone Reception
For Cornerstone Society and Mary Lyon Society members and guests.

Friday May 18, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
President’s House Behind Pearsons Hall

8:00pm

Reunion Check-In Closes for Loyalty Classes
Check-in closes for the loyalty classes of 1938 and 1948 at 8:00pm.

Friday May 18, 2018 8:00pm - 8:00pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

8:00pm

Commencement Concert
The Commencement Concert features graduating senior soloists and instrumentalists as well as performances by the Commencement Choir, the Vocal Jazz seniors, and the choral ensemble seniors. Alumnae are always invited up at the end of the concert to sing the traditional “Good Night Song.”

Friday May 18, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

8:00pm

8:30pm

8:30pm

1998 M & Cs
Join us for Atkins donuts and cider.

Friday May 18, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Headquarters Dorm

8:45pm

9:00pm

9:00pm

Stargazing at the Observatory
The John Payson Williston Observatory is the oldest academic building on campus. Originally built in 1881 and continuously upgraded over the years, it remains a state-of-the-art facility. Join Tom Burbine, director of the observatory, for a night of stargazing and a tour (weather permitting).

Friday May 18, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
John Payson Williston Observatory

10:00pm

2016 M & Cs
Revisit your favorite MHC tradition without the stress of finals! Snacks and drinks provided!

Friday May 18, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday May 19, 2018 12:00am
Headquarters Dorm
 
Saturday, May 19
 

6:30am

Alumnae and Friends Row
Get ready to have fun and row! Alumnae, rowing friends, partners, and children are all welcome. You will be finished in time for parade lineup. Contact Seth Hussey at shussey@mtholyoke.edu or 413-538-2851 with questions.

Saturday May 19, 2018 6:30am - 7:30am
Mount Holyoke Community Boathouse 240 Ferry Street, South Hadley, MA 01075

6:30am

Morning Tai Chi
Join us in the garden to renew our spirit and prepare our body and mind for a new day. The session is led by certified instructor Hong Vuong ’95. Rain location: Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, Studio 2

Saturday May 19, 2018 6:30am - 7:30am
1904 Garden

6:30am

7:00am

Tour of the Trees on Campus
One of the most alluring aspects of campus are the trees that envelop the campus in an ever-changing mantle. Join Botanic Garden Director and Curator Tom Clark for a walking tour, during which he will share engaging stories and reveal the diversity of trees that comprise this arboreal asset. We will end the tour at the Community Center.

Saturday May 19, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Botanic Garden, Talcott Greenhouse

7:00am

Breakfast for Loyalty Classes
Joint breakfast for the loyalty classes of 1948 and 1938.

Saturday May 19, 2018 7:00am - 8:30am
Willits-Hallowell Center

8:00am

Reunion Check In for Loyalty Classes
Check in for the loyalty classes of 1948 and 1938.

Saturday May 19, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Willits-Hallowell Center

8:30am

Parade Line-Up
Please begin lining up no later than 8:45 a.m., and don’t forget your white clothes! Parade will take place rain or shine—clear ponchos will be provided in case of rain. Marchers not wishing to walk in the rain may wait in Chapin Auditorium, where the Alumnae Association Annual Meeting will be held.

Saturday May 19, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Abbey-Buckland Circle

9:00am

Laurel Parade
While the Springfield Kiltie Band plays, loyalty class members in antique cars will lead the parade, followed by alumnae classes, alumnae relatives, certificate and graduate students, and seniors carrying the laurel chain.

Parade will be held rain or shine, canceled only in the case of unsafe weather conditions. The decision to cancel will be made by 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Cancelation plans for the parade will be posted here, on the website and on our social channels. 

Saturday May 19, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
From Abbey-Buckland Circle to Mary Lyon’s Grave

9:00am

9:00am

Mount Holyoke Ring Purchases with Balfour
Need a new Mount Holyoke ring? Join Balfour in the Community Center to place an order.
For more information, please visit Balfour online at balfour.com/mtholyoke.

Saturday May 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Community Center

9:45am

Laurel Chain Ceremony
The ceremony will be held rain or shine, canceled only in the case of unsafe weather conditions. The decision to cancel will be made by 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Cancelation plans will be posted here, on the website and on our social channels. 

Saturday May 19, 2018 9:45am - 10:00am
Mary Lyon’s Grave

10:00am

Freedom of Movement Exhibit
Rooke Theatre with support from Archives and Special Collections and Kendall Gymnasium presents an exhibit of Mount Holyoke's Historic Athletic Wear. Explore the journey of women's athletic wear from 1880 to the present and the transformation to greater mobility and freedom with the birth of women's athletics.Curated by senior Lily Williams (2018) and researched and mounted by students: Claire Morse 2018, Elizabeth Lowe 2019, Julia Doyle 2020 and Erin Hancock 2020.

Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Rooke Theatre Lobby

10:00am

10:15am

Graduate Alumnae/i Community Mixer
Be a part of welcoming the new graduates into our MHC graduate alumnae/i community! Atkins cider and donuts to be served. Open to graduate alumnae/i, current graduates, families, and faculty.  

Saturday May 19, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Kendade Atrium

10:15am

146th Alumnae Association Annual Meeting
In celebration of 146 years of tradition and success, Mount Holyoke College alumnae, graduating seniors, and guests gather to honor the past and welcome the future.

We will be offering CART (Captioning Access Real-time Translation) services at the Annual Meeting, Saturday May 19, 2018 from 10:15-11:30 a.m..  If you require these services please email us at Reunion_registration-g@mtholyoke.edu.

Saturday May 19, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am
Mary E. Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

11:00am

Activities on the Green during the Old-Fashioned Community Picnic
During the Old-Fashioned Community Picnic on Skinner Green stop by to get your face painted, get a tattoo, or visit one of the clowns making balloon animals. There will also be MHC alumnae selling class products, and our very own WMHC DJs will be playing music. Enjoy your afternoon on the Green!

Saturday May 19, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Skinner Green

11:00am

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum
The museum features more than 7,000 objects representing a lifetime of collecting by local industrialist and philanthropist Joseph Allen Skinner (1867–1946). This fascinating early twentieth-century cabinet of curiosities boasts objects from around the world and across time. After moving an 1840s meeting house from the Quabbin town of Prescott to South Hadley, Skinner opened his collection to the public in 1932. It became part of the Mount Holyoke College campus in 1946 and is administered today by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. This one-of-a-kind collection is preserved as an educational resource for the campus and the community, as Skinner intended. A visit to the Skinner Museum is always a memorable occasion!

Saturday May 19, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum 33 Woodbridge Street (Route 116), South Hadley, MA 01075

11:15am

Graduate Alumnae/i Class Photo
The first ever class photo will be taken of all graduate program alumnae/i. 
Rain location: Abbey Chapel

Saturday May 19, 2018 11:15am - 11:30am
Skinner Hall Steps

11:30am

1978 Class Photo
Rain location: Abbey Chapel

Saturday May 19, 2018 11:30am - 11:45am
Skinner Hall Steps

11:30am

11:45am

1968 Class Photo
Rain location: Abbey Chapel

Saturday May 19, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm
Skinner Hall Steps

12:00pm

1993 Class Photo
Rain location: Abbey Chapel

Saturday May 19, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Skinner Hall Steps

12:00pm

12:30pm

Loyalty Classes Saturday Lunch
Joint lunch for the loyalty classes of 1948 and 1938. Preregistration required.

Saturday May 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

12:30pm

12:30pm

Reunion Check In for Loyalty Classes
Reunion check in for the loyalty classes of 1948 and 1938.

Saturday May 19, 2018 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

1:00pm

1998 Class Photo
Rain location: Abbey Chapel

Saturday May 19, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Skinner Hall Steps

1:00pm

Presidential Footprints​: ​A One-Hour Documentary Showing Life at MHC from 1937 to 2016
Nicole Vaget, Professor Emerita of French​ and alumna Theresa Chamberland​ will present ​their documentary, which shows life at Mount Holyoke from 1937 to 2016. The hour​ long documentary calls upon gathered collective memories, retraces political trends, and recalls architectural landscapes to tell the story of Mount Holyoke under presidents Roswell Ham, Richard Glenn Gettell, David Truman, Elizabeth Topham Kennan ’60, Joanne Creighton, and Lynn Pasquerella ’80.

A Q & A will follow the screening.

Saturday May 19, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Museum Building

1:00pm

Graduate Alumnae/i LyonX Talks
Join us for 5-minute presentations given by the graduate program graduating class, alums, and more on research and projects they have conducted. Feel free to drop in and out throughout the afternoon, or contact us if you wish to present yourself!

Saturday May 19, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Skinner Classroom

1:00pm

Tour of the Japanese Garden and Tea House
On the top floor of Eliot House sits Wa-shin-an, a traditional Japanese meditation garden and tea house, built in 1984 through the generosity of alumnae and friends of Mount Holyoke College. Stop by for a tour or enjoy some quiet sitting time.

Saturday May 19, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Eliot House

1:15pm

2008 Class Photo
Rain location: Abbey Chapel

Saturday May 19, 2018 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Skinner Hall Steps

1:30pm

2016 Class Photo
Rain location: Abbey Chapel

Saturday May 19, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Skinner Hall Steps

1:30pm

Gallery Highlights Tour of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Must sign up at check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York Room.   Join the Museum’s curatorial staff for a private tour of our special exhibition featuring the work of Gee’s Bend, Alabama quilter Mary Lee Bendolph as well as highlights of the permanent collection. Information about the Museum’s exciting Teaching with Art program will also be shared. 

Saturday May 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Art Building, Meet in Hinchcliff Reception Hall, First Floor

1:30pm

1978 Campus Tour
Get the inside view from MHC students on how the campus operates today and what happens in the classrooms and dorms.  Tour begins and ends at the headquarters dorm.

Saturday May 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Living Room of Headquarters Dorm

1:30pm

1:45pm

Frances Perkins Scholars Class Photo
Rain Location: Abbey Chapel

Saturday May 19, 2018 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Skinner Hall Steps

1:45pm

2008 Class Meeting
Saturday May 19, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Headquarters Dorm

2:00pm

MHC Over 40: Same Sisterhood. More Experience.
Join members of the MHC Over-40 Facebook Group for an informal meet-up on the Route 116 side of Mary E. Woolley Hall. 

In the event of rain, please meet in Kendade Atrium.

Saturday May 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Outside Mary E. Woolley Hall

2:00pm

2:00pm

Rowing Team Gathering
Alumnae rowers and friends of MHC rowing are invited to reconnect and hear about what is new with MHC's rowing program.

Saturday May 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mount Holyoke Community Boathouse 240 Ferry Street, South Hadley, MA 01075

2:00pm

2:00pm

Frances Perkins Scholars Literary Tea
We all know FPs are wonderful wordsmiths! Enjoy a cup of tea and listen to FPs read their literary creations of all genres. We want to hear your work, no matter the genre, read aloud at our Saturday tea service. If you’d like to read your work, or have it read by a fellow FP, tell it!

Saturday May 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Headquarters Dorm

2:00pm

1978 What's on Your Bucket List?
Informal roundtable discussions with classmates on the questions and issues you have asked about. A chance to share ideas, explore new directions, tell stories, and reconnect.

Saturday May 19, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Headquarters Dorm

2:00pm

Department At-Homes
Reconnect with your former professors and visit department offices.
• 2:00–3:30 p.m.
o Asian Studies: Faculty Club Room, Willits-Hallowell Center
o Religion: Skinner Hall 201
o Critical Social Thought: Shattuck 203
o Theatre Arts: Lobby and Patio, Rooke Theatre

• 2:00–4:00 p.m.
o English: Stimson Room, Williston Memorial Library; co-hosted with Medieval Studies
o Medieval Studies: Stimson Room, Williston Memorial Library; cohosted with English
o Environmental Studies: Third Floor Foyer, Clapp; cohosted with Geology and Geography
o Geography & Geology: Third Floor Foyer, Clapp; cohosted with Environmental Studies
o Weissman Center for Leadership, Speaking Arguing and Writing Center, Community Based Learning and Leadership and Public Service: Dwight 201 Lounge

• 2:30–3:30 p.m.
o Music: Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall
o Spanish: Ciruti Language Center (202), cohosted with Romance Languages and Literatures and Latin American Studies
o Romance Languages and Cultures: Ciruti Language Center (202), cohosted with Spanish and Latin American Studies
o Latin American Studies: Ciruti Language Center (202), cohosted with Spanish and Romance Languages and Cultures

• 2:30–4:00 p.m.
o Ancient Studies: Ciruti Center, Room 6 LRC; cohosted with Classics and Italian
o Art: Art Museum Lobby; cohosted with Art History, Architectural Studies, and Film Studies
o Art History: Art Museum Lobby; cohosted with Art, Architectural Studies, and Film Studies
o Architectural Studies: Art Museum Lobby; cohosted with Art, Art History, and Film Studies
o Astronomy: Second Floor Corridor, Kendade Hall; cohosted with Physics
o Biochemistry: First Floor Hallway, Clapp Hall; cohosted with Chemistry, Hahn Room G13, Carr Lab
o Biological Sciences: First Floor Hallway, Clapp Hall; cohosted with Biochemistry
o Chemistry: Hahn Room G13, Carr Lab; cohosted with Biochemistry
o Classics and Italian: Ciruti Center, Room 6 LRC; co-hosted with Ancient Studies
o Computer Science: Room 222A, Clapp Hall
o Economics: First Floor, Skinner Hall
o Film Studies: Art Museum Lobby; cohosted with Art History, Art, and Architectural Studies
o French: Room 115, Ciruti Language Center
o German Studies: Room 103 and 1st floor lobby, Ciruti Language Center; cohosted with Russian & Eurasian Studies
o History: Living Room, Safford Hall
o Mathematics and Statistics: Room 416, Clapp Hall
o Neuroscience and Behavior: (Faculty from the departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology will meet students in their respective department receptions. Please see Biological Sciences and Psychology for locations.)
o Philosophy: Philosophy Department Lounge, Room 217, Skinner Hall
o Physics: Second Floor Corridor, Kendade Hall; cohosted with Astronomy
o Psychology and Education: Lobby, Reese Psychology and Education Building
o Russian and Eurasian Studies: Room 103 and 1st floor lobby, Ciruti Language Center; cohosted with German Studies
o Sociology and Anthropology: Room 109, Porter Hall

• 3–4:30 p.m.
o Dance: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in Streeter Lounge, Kendall Hall
o Gender Studies: Cassani Room (102), Shattuck Hall
o International Relations: Kendade Atrium; co-hosted with Politics
o Politics: Kendade Atrium; co-hosted with International Relations

• 3:30–4:30 p.m.
o Africana Studies: Room 210, Skinner Hall

Saturday May 19, 2018 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Locations specific to each department

2:00pm

Sycamores Open House
Sycamores, the 1788 home of Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge, was a dormitory from 1915 to 1972, and home to 800 MHC sophomores, and is curently being renovated by the local historical society to reflect the life and times of those who lived there during the last 225 years. You will see the silk embroidery made by Sophie Morgan of South Hadley's Abby Wright School in 1805, the newly decorated period rooms and the attached Rawson House, the 1733 home of South Hadley’s first minister, as well as the home of MHC professor and Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky. The third floor of Sycamores is being made into a unique museum of typical MHC dormitory rooms during the period 1915 to 1972. It will feature an amazing group of gifts from Carolyn Chesebrough Foster ’58.

Saturday May 19, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
28 Woodbridge St, South Hadley, MA 01075

2:15pm

Class Photos for the Loyalty Classes
Photo for the classes of 1948 and 1938. 

Saturday May 19, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Willits-Hallowell Center, Living Room

2:30pm

Art Museum Open House
Visit our special exhibition featuring the work of Gee’s Bend, Alabama quilter Mary Lee Bendolph as well as highlights of the permanent collection. Enjoy refreshments and conversation with museum staff.

Saturday May 19, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Art Building, Hinchcliff Reception Hall, First Floor

3:00pm

Sustainability Walking Tour
Join Carey Lang ’15, the sustainability fellow in the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, to learn about what's new at Mount Holyoke around sustainability, including the College's goal to be a carbon neutral campus by 2037. Meet outside Williston Memorial Library

Saturday May 19, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Williston Memorial Library

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Frances Perkins Scholars Career Workshop
Kelly Uccello FP’03 from the Career Development Center will lead a workshop designed specifically for the unique needs of FP alumnae.

Saturday May 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Headquarters Dorm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

1968PerSisters Worldwide: Discovering the Cultural Roles of Women in Countries Outside the United States
What’s it like to live in a culture other than the one in which you were brought up? Join a panel of fellow classmates who have spent a significant amount of time living outside the United States since graduation. What have they found different about the way women are regarded in their new country? What things are the same? How has their perspective on the United States changed since living outside it? Don’t miss this thought-provoking discussion!

Saturday May 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kendade 305

4:00pm

Reunion Check-In Closes
For assistance after 4:00 p.m., please see the receptionist in the Alumnae Association office.

Saturday May 19, 2018 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Mary E. Woolley Hall, First Floor

4:00pm

4:00pm

Catholic Baccalaureate Mass
Join Sr. Annette McDermott, Catholic chaplain to the College, for this afternoon’s mass.

Saturday May 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

4:00pm

1978 Class Meeting
Saturday May 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Headquarters Dorm

4:00pm

4:30pm

2016 Class Meeting
Come hear updates from your current class board and vote in the next!

Saturday May 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Headquarters Dorm

4:30pm

1993 Social Hour
Saturday May 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Headquarters Dorm

4:30pm

1998 Social Hour
Saturday May 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Headquarters Dorm

5:00pm

1978 Social Hour
Saturday May 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Headquarters Dorm

5:00pm

5:30pm

Loyalty Classes Saturday Social
Joint social for the loyalty classes of 1948 and 1938.

Saturday May 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Willits-Hallowell Center, Living Room

5:30pm

5:30pm

1993 Class Meeting
Saturday May 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Headquarters Dorm

5:30pm

1998 Class Meeting
Saturday May 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Headquarters Dorm

5:30pm

2016 Saturday Social
Saturday May 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Headquarters Dorm

6:00pm

Loyalty Classes Saturday Dinner
Joint dinner for the loyalty classes of 1938 and 1948.

Saturday May 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

6:00pm

6:00pm

6:30pm

6:30pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

1968 Saturday Gala Dinner
Preregistration required.

Saturday May 19, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mary E. Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

8:15pm

Frances Perkins Scholars Show Off Their Musical Talents
Bring an instrument, your vocal cords, and/or your hands to put together for applause!

Saturday May 19, 2018 8:15pm - 10:00pm
Headquarters Dorm

8:30pm

1993 Class Party
Saturday May 19, 2018 8:30pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 12:00am
Headquarters Dorm

9:00pm

1998 Movie Night for Kids and Teens
Saturday May 19, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 12:00am
Headquarters Dorm

9:00pm

1998 90’s Dance Party
Dance party and social time with classmates.

Saturday May 19, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 12:01am
Headquarters Dorm

9:00pm

2008 Karaoke Night
Saturday May 19, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 12:01am
Headquarters Dorm

10:00pm

2016 and 2018 Big-Little Party
A true Mount Holyoke party welcoming our little class of 2018 to the alumnae world after their Canoe Sing. Light refreshments will be available throughout the night. Hosted by the class of 2016 for the class of 2018.

Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 1:30am
Community Center, Great Room

10:30pm

 
Sunday, May 20
 

7:00am

Bird Walk Around Upper Lake
Led by Susan Smith, professor emerita of biological sciences. You will return in time for breakfast. No registration is required. Please bring binoculars!

Sunday May 20, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Meet in the parking lot by Talcott Greenhouse

7:00am

7:00am

Willits-Hallowell Center Checkout
For members of the classes of 1938 and 1948 staying at the Willits-Hallowell Center. Registration wallet must be turned in by 11:00 a.m. at the front desk.

Sunday May 20, 2018 7:00am - 11:00am
Willits-Hallowell Center

7:00am

Checkout
Please check out of your room and dorm by noon. Leave your registration wallet (including dorm access OneCard(s) and room key(s) with name/dorm identification card) and sign out with the student staff members located at the Dinning Commons or Mary E. Woolley Hall between 7:00 a.m. and noon. Please check your registration wallet for any personal belongings or meal tickets before turning it in. (Exception: Loyalty classes of 1938 and 1948 should check out from the Willits-Hallowell Center by 11:00 a.m.)

Sunday May 20, 2018 7:00am - 12:00pm
Community Center; Mary E. Woolley Hall

7:30am

Sunday Breakfast for Loyalty Classes
Joint breakfast for the loyalty classes of 1948 and 1938.

Sunday May 20, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Willits-Hallowell Center

8:00am

1998 Fitness Class
Join Classmates for an early morning fitness class.

Sunday May 20, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Headquarters Dorm

8:00am

Frances Perkins Scholars Breakfast with the Graduating FPs
Making and sharing breakfast for your newest alumnae is a long-standing tradition for FPs! Join us as we celebrate the graduating seniors and send them off to Commencement with full bellies and full hearts!

Sunday May 20, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Headquarters Dorm

10:30am

Mount Holyoke College’s 181st Commencement
Tickets are required for amphitheater (or in case of dangerous weather Kendall Field House) seating. Closed-circuit telecast in Hooker Auditorium and the Community Center (open seating) and available on the Commencement Events Livestream page

 

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