Reunion 2016 Events Schedule

Please check back for schedule updates.

Hospitality Area Hours

Welcome Center
Nancy O. Blackwell Alumni House
The official check-in location for the weekend. Stop in if you have any questions about your weekend registration. Lost and found is also located here.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wildcat Pit Stop
Carole and Marcus Weinstein Center, Duke Residence Hall
In a hurry? Stop by to grab water or reunion information. Need to slow down? Sit down, visit with friends and enjoy the air conditioning!
Friday: 1 to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Summit Coffee Outpost
Patterson Court, formerly the PAX house, Emanon and the Outpost
Visit Summit Coffee right on Davidson's campus to purchase food, coffee, wine and beer.
Friday: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday: 1 to 5 p.m.; 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
*There is also a Summit Coffee located at 128 S. Main Street. Check that location for hours.

The Oasis
Chaplain's Office, 4th floor Alvarez College Union
You are invited to visit the Oasis, a reflection, meditation and prayer space provided by the Chaplain's Office.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, June 3 

10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  50th Reunion Morning Session and Lunch
Lily Family Gallery, Chambers Building
Members of the class of 1966 are invited to join classmates for this special session to kick off their 50th Reunion and lunch.

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Lunch in Town
Alumni and their families are invited to enjoy one of the many local eateries. Click here for a list of local businesses.

1 to 5:45 p.m.  Back-to-School Classes and Tours
Recapture the heart of the Davidson experience-time spent learning in the classroom! Come hear from fellow alumni, faculty, community members and other Davidson notables on a wide variety of topics, in numerous formats, designed to pique the curiosity and interest of Reunion-goers of all ages. Click here to visit a specific list of classes, times and locations.

2 to 4 p.m.  Faculty Office Hours
Various faculty members will be available in their offices for individual meetings and conversations. Click here for a list of faculty that will be available.

3:15 to 4:30 p.m.  Ice Cream Social for Chemistry Alumni Majors and Minors
Martin Chemistry Building 131 (former Chemistry Library)
Join current and emeriti faculty and students for an Ice Cream Social. If you haven't been back to campus for a while, you'll want to see how much that space has changed!

5 to 6:30 p.m.  Cocktail Party for English Majors
Home of Zoran Kuzmanovich (560 Pine Road)
Join current and emeriti faculty and students for an informal cocktail hour.

6 to 7 p.m.  Shabbat Services
Temple Kol Tikvah, 605 South Street, Davidson
Join Temple Kol Tikvah and the entire Lake Norman Jewish Community in Friday evening Shabbat services.

6 to 10 p.m.  Camp Reunion
Room 2196, Chambers Building for check-in
A variety of activities will be provided for those children and teenagers ages 4-14 that pre-registered throughout the night. Dinner will be served.

6:30 to 10 p.m.  5th - 45th Reunion Welcome Back Party
Alvarez College Union
Join other reunion classes along with current and retired faculty to celebrate the weekend's festivities! Enjoy fajitas and an open wine and beer bar with your classmates at this merry celebration featuring live music.

6:30 p.m.  50th, 55th AND 60th Reunion Dinners
Join fellow class members at this special reception and dinner. Come ready to take your class photo!

  • Class of 1956 Dinner- Red Ventures Athletic Club, Vance Athletic Center, Baker Sports Complex
  • Class of 1961 Dinner- Nisbet Lobby, Baker Sports Complex
  • Class of 1966 Dinner- Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building

10 p.m. Class Specific Late Night Activities 
After the Welcome Back Party ends at 10 p.m., several classes have informal gatherings planned by their reunion committees. Refer to your class-specific schedule provided in your Welcome Center packet for more information. 

  • Class of 1981- Home of Ann Todd '93 and Richard Terry '81 (233 Pinecrest Street, Davidson)
  • Class of 1986- Outpost Summit (Patterson Court) 
  • Class of 1991- Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse (215 S. Main Street, Davidson) 
  • Class of 1996- Outpost Summit (Patterson Court) 
  • Class of 2001- Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse (215 S. Main Street, Davidson)             
  • Class of 2006- Brickhouse Tavern (209 Delburg Street, Davidson)
  • Class of 2011- Brickhouse Tavern (209 Delburg Street, Davidson)

Saturday, June 4

8 a.m.  Alumni Cake Race
Baker Sports Complex Plaza
Rain Plan: Cancelled
Join in this family-friendly tradition for a 1.6 mile run around campus. Cakes will be awarded to the top runners!

8 to 10 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
Davis Café, Alvarez College Union
Enjoy a continental breakfast with friends before a busy day.

8:30 to 10:45 a.m.  Class Specific Activities
Several classes have activities planned by their reunion committees. Refer to your class-specific schedule provided in your Welcome Center packet for more information. 

  • Class of 1966- Class Memorial from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. @ Lingle Chapel, DCPC
  • Class of 1971- Class Meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. @ Hance Auditorium, Chambers Building
  • Class of 1976- Class Gathering over Coffee and Yearbooks from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. @ Red Ventures Room, Vance Athletic Center, Baker Sports Complex
  • Class of 1981- Class Memorial from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. @ Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building
  • Class of 1986- Class Brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. @ Hinds' Feet Farm (14625 Black Farms Rd, Huntersville) 
  • Class of 1991- Class Brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. @ Home of Jay '90 and Meredith Gabel Harris '91 (110 S. Kimberly Road, Davidson)
  • Class of 2001- Class Panel from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. @ College Union, Room 209
  • Class of 2006- Drop-In Morning Class Gathering from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. @ Main Street Summit

10 to 10:45 a.m.  Avant Garde Morning Session
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union
Members of the Avant Garde (those celebrating their 55th Reunion and beyond) are invited to attend a special welcome by President Quillen and Eileen Keeley '89, Vice President of College Relations, and to hear a presentation by college archivist, Jan Blodgett. 

10 - 11 a.m. Men's Soccer Alumni Gathering
Hall of Fame, Vance Athletic Center, Baker Sports Complex
Join us for some social time before we move into a program update/plan at 10:30 in PE Classroom. Contact Coach Matt Spear '93 with questions.

11 a.m. to noon  A Conversation with President Carol Quillen
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
Join us to hear from President Quillen about the current priorities and initiatives of the Davidson Game Changers: Inspiring Leaders to Transform the World campaign. A time for Q&A will follow her remarks.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Shabbat Services
Temple Kol Tikvah, 605 South Street, Davidson
Join Temple Kol Tikvah and the entire Lake Norman Jewish Community for Saturday morning Shabbat services.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.  Avant Garde Lunch and Induction Ceremony
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union
Those celebrating their 55th Reunion and beyond are invited for a lunch and induction ceremony for new members of the Avant Garde.

Noon to 2 p.m.  All-Alumni Lunch and Lawn Party
Chambers Lawn
Rain Plan: Baker Sports Complex
Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of food and fun on the lawn!

Noon to 4 p.m.  5th Reunion Lake Campus Party
Lake Campus
Rain Plan: Cancelled
Enjoy a great afternoon of friends, food and fun at the Davidson Lake Campus! Food trucks will be available for food purchase!

Noon to 4 p.m.  Academic Building Visits
Take a walk down memory lane by visiting several academic buildings.  Chambers Building, E.H. Little Library, Cunningham Theatre Center, Watson Life Sciences (Baker-Watt Science Complex), and Sloan Music Center (formerly the Student Union and library) will be open to explore. Please note that some of the classrooms will be locked due to set up for academic summer camps or safety rules.

1 to 2 p.m.  Reunion Weekend Service Project
Chambers Lawn
Rain Plan: Baker Sports Complex, Wildcat Den
Stop by the service tent to help assemble activity bags and decorate cards for the children visiting their family members being treated at the Levin and Dickson Hospice Center in Huntersville.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Back-to-School Classes and Tours
Recapture the heart of the Davidson experience-time spent learning in the classroom! Come hear from fellow alumni, faculty, community members and other Davidson notables on a wide variety of topics, in numerous formats, designed to pique the curiosity and interest of Reunion-goers of all ages. Click here to visit a specific list of classes, times and locations.

2 to 4:30 p.m.  Class Specific Activities
Several classes have activities planned by their reunion committees. Refer to your class-specific schedule provided in your Welcome Center packet for more information. 

  • Class of 1966- Afternoon Class Gathering @ the Home of Tom Ogburn '66 (126 Landover Lane, Mooresville
  • Class of 1971- Afternoon Class Gathering @ either Outpost Summit (Patterson Court) or Brickhouse Tavern (*To be decided at the morning Class Meeting)
  • Class of 2001- Afternoon Class Gathering and Epic Playdate @ Outpost Summit (Patterson Court)
  • Class of 2006- Afternoon Class Gathering @ Outpost Summit (Patterson Court)

2:45 to 3:15 p.m.  Remembrance Ceremony at War Memorials
Behind Elm Row, Near the Old Well
Rain Plan: Lingle Chapel, DCPC
Join us as we honor deceased alumni veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Alumni of Color Engagement (ACE) and Davidson Black Alumni Network (DBAN) Reception
Black Student Coalition House, Patterson Court
Join alumni and other members of the Davidson campus community over light refreshments and adult beverages.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Gay-Straight Alumni Network of Davidson (GSAND) Reception
Room 209, Alvarez College Union
Join college staff and students for a reception for members and allies of the LGBTQ community at Davidson over light refreshments and adult beverages.

5:30 to 11 p.m. Camp Reunion
Congregation House (218 Concord Road, across the street from DCPC)
A variety of activities will be provided for children and teenagers ages 4-14 who preregistered throughout the night. Dinner will be served.

Beginning at 6 p.m.  5th - 50th Reunion Class Dinners
Don't miss this time to reconnect with old friends during your class reception and dinner. Come ready to take your class photo! Start times are listed here, and refer to your class-specific schedule provided in your Welcome Center packet for more information, including location.

  • 50th- 7 p.m. @ River Run Country Club (19215 River Falls Drive) 
  • 45th- 6:30 p.m.
  • 40th- 6 p.m.
  • 35th- 6 p.m.
  • 30th- 6 p.m.
  • 25th- 6 p.m.
  • 20th- 6:30 p.m.
  • 15th- 6:30 p.m.
  • 10th- 6:30 p.m.
  • 5th- 7 p.m. @Harrison Room, Vail Commons

Beginning at 10 p.m. Class Specific Late Night Activities 
As the class dinners end, several classes have informal gatherings planned by their reunion committees. Refer to your class-specific schedule provided in your Welcome Center packet for more information. 

  • Class of 1991- After 11 p.m. @ Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse (215 S. Main Street, Davidson) 
  • Class of 1996- After 10:30 p.m.Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse (215 S. Main Street, Davidson)         

Sunday, June 5

8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. & 11 a.m.  Worship Services
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
Featuring Ellen Crawford True '91, pastor and head of staff at Christ Presbyterian Staff in Camp Hill, PA., as the guest minister. Visit www.davidson.edu/reunion for listings of other religious services around Davidson.

9:30 a.m. to Noon Brunch
Vail Commons
Visit Vail Commons to finish your weekend with a traditional Sunday brunch.

9:45 a.m.  Sunday School Class, "Outlaw Christian"
Congregation House (218 Concord Road, across the street from DCPC)
All are invited to join the adult education classes at DCPC who have invited Dr. Jacqueline Bussie '91, the Director of the Forum on Faith and Life at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, to discuss her new book, Outlaw Christian: Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking the 'Rules.' Jacqueline holds an MA in Religion from Yale and a Ph.D. in Theology, Ethics and Culture from the University of Virginia.

Noon  On-Campus Housing Check-Out Deadline
Residents must be out of their rooms and have returned their keys and Catcards through the drop boxes in their residence hall lounges, at the Welcome Center or in Vail Commons.