Alumni Weekend Schedule

THURSDAY, JUNE 12

Noon - 10 p.m.
Handlebar Open House
Davidson-Wilson Basement
The Handlebar is a student-run bike shop that aims to increase bicycle use and knowledge on the Dickinson campus and in Carlisle Community. Through hands-on learning and skill sharing, students, faculty, staff and Carlisle community members can learn to fix a bicycle, maintain a bicycle, and become well versed in biking laws and etiquette.


4 - 8 p.m.
Welcome Center Registration 
Waidner-Spahr Library
Pick up your registration materials and an updated schedule, sign-in and see who else has arrived.


FRIDAY, JUNE 13

Breakfast is available at any of our campus dining locations. Click here for hours and information.

8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Welcome Center Registration 
Waidner-Spahr Library

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Curiosities: A Collection of Hidden Treasures 
Waidner-Spahr Library, Lower Level
Discover some of the more unusual and interesting artifacts that you never knew were held among the Dickinson College Special Collections.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Retired Professionals of Dickinson College Photo Group Exhibit

Waidner-Spahr Library, Lower Level
Browse photographs taken by the Photo Group. Members all have varied photographic interests, though a common theme is a passion to expand their vision, learn more technically and aesthetically and to create interesting images.


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bound Memories: Dickinson Scrapbooks 
Waidner-Spahr Library, Lower Level
Glimpse inside the lives of students as recorded by the photographs, programs, news clippings and other mementos they cherished and preserved.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Share Your Memories
The Dickinson College Archives is interested in memorabilia from your college days to help document the student experience through the years. If you have items you would like to donate, Archives staff will be available to accept gifts during Alumni Weekend. 

Not sure what to bring? Below is a list of the informational sources of greatest interest:
  • Letters and Postcards
  • Diaries and Journals
  • Photographs and Slides (please include labels and dates whenever possible)
  • Scrapbooks and Notebooks
  • Club/Organization materials
For more information, please contact us at archives@dickinson.edu.

9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Handlebar Open House
Davidson-Wilson Basement
The Handlebar is a student-run bike shop that aims to increase bicycle use and knowledge on the Dickinson campus and in Carlisle Community. Through hands-on learning and skill sharing, students, faculty, staff and Carlisle community members can learn to fix a bicycle, maintain a bicycle, and become well versed in biking laws and etiquette.

9:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Mock College Interviews for Rising High-School Juniors and Seniors
To schedule an individual appointment for this practice interview with feedback from our admissions counselors, contact Dickinson’s Office of Admissions at 800-644-1773 or admissions@dickinson.edu.


10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Trout Gallery Exhibits 
Weiss Center for the Arts
No-gotiation: Patrick Strzelec. This exhibition presents a range of studies and three-dimensional works associated with the artist's permanent bronze-sculpture commission.  Arbus Frank Penn:  Masters of Postwar American Photography. Thirty-six vintage prints by three of America's leading photographers working in the 1950s and 60s are highlighted in this exhibition, including prints from Robert Frank's landmark collection The Americans, Diane Arbus' Child With a Toy Hand Grenade and Irving Penn's Nude No. 92, New York.

11 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Career Consulting Appointments 

Biddle House
Confidential appointments are available with Lin Koenig ’73, alumni career counselor, on any aspect of your career. Typical subjects are tapping into Dickinson career resources, using LinkedIn, changing jobs or careers, graduate and professional school, writing a resume, networking and interviewing. Interested applicants should contact the career center at career@dickinson.edu


11 a.m.
Bike Ride to Lunch at the Dickinson Farm
Meet in the Kaufman Parking Lot
Take a ride down to the farm with Lindsey Lyons, Assistant Director of the Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) and Tyce Herman, Project Coordinator for CSE. The ride is about 7 miles with modest hills and will take approximately 40 minutes. All ability levels are welcome. Participants must be registered for the Farm Lunch to ride.

11:30 a.m.
Bus departs for Lunch at the Dickinson Farm

Meet in the Anita Tuvin Schlector Auditorium (ATS) parking lot prior to 11:30 a.m. to ensure you have a seat on the bus. Participants must be registered for the Farm Lunch to ride.


Noon
Lunch at the Dickinson Farm
Dickinson College Farm
The Dickinson College Farm invites you to lunch! Come and sample some of the seasonal delicacies growing in our fields and at neighboring farms. Hand-made wood-fired pizzas made with fresh ingredients, spring greens, seasonal fruit and locally crafted artisan cheese will be served. Not to be missed include the Peddler's fair trade coffee & teas plus hand-cut french fries made by the Dickinson College Bio Diesel interns & prepped before your eyes! Consider biking or driving out to the farm and share a meal with us! A hearty walking tour of the farm will be on the menu for dessert! A bus providing transportation will leave the Anita Tuvin Schlector Auditorium (ATS) parking lot at 11:30 a.m. Preregistration is required.

12:30 p.m.
McAndrews Fund for Athletics 16th Annual Golf Tournament

The fee includes 18 holes, cart, driving range and lunch (lunch available at 11a.m.). Proceeds benefit the McAndrews Fund for Athletics. Held at Mayapple Golf Club. For more information about the tournament,click here.


3 p.m.
Center for Sustainability Education Open House
Kaufman Hall
Upon their return from the Bike Ride to Lunch at the Dickinson Farm, CSE staff and student interns will be available to show guests their facilities and talk about how Dickinson is creating, enhancing and connecting opportunities for learning about sustainability in and out of the classroom.

3 p.m. 
Campus Walking Tour
Meet at the Waidner Admissions House
Visit some of our new and updated spaces: Waidner Admissions House, Althouse, the Rector Science Complex, Kaufman Hall and Biddle Field.

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1964 50th Reunion Reception
Drayer Lounge
Members of the 50th Reunion class are invited to a private reception in your class lounge.

5:30 p.m.
Celebration Reception
Britton Plaza (Rain Location: Social Hall, Holland Union Building)
The pleasure of your company is requested at this reception to kick-off the weekend. Dressy casual attire recommended.


7 p.m.
Celebration Dinner hosted by President Nancy A. Roseman
Dining Hall, Holland Union Building (HUB)
Join us for a delicious meal and great company at this year’s Celebration Dinner. Highlights include the announcement of Class Gifts and a performance by the Men’s Glee Club. Dressy casual attire recommended.

7 p.m.–dusk
Trout Gallery Exhibit: No-gotiation: Patrick Strzelec
Weiss Center for the Arts

Dusk
The Trout Gallery Outdoor Summer Movie Series: Rebel Without A Cause 
Weiss Center Lawn
Join the local community in watching this iconic movie projected on an outdoor screen next to the Weiss Center for the Arts (240 West High Street). Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and even a picnic dinner. Dusk is approximately 8:45 p.m.

9 p.m.
Music following Dinner 
Britton Plaza
Spend the evening catching up with friends, music, coffee and desserts.

10 p.m.
Documentary: Chasing Ice
Stafford Auditorium, Rector Science Complex
Your chance to view an award-winning documentary by James Balog, the recipient of the Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism. Mr. Balog will be on campus in the fall as part of a larger initiative that will involve the entire Dickinson community. The film is 72 minutes in length.


SATURDAY, JUNE 14

Breakfast is available at any of our campus dining locations. Click here for hours and information.

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Welcome Center Registration 
Waidner-Spahr Library
Pick up your registration materials and an updated schedule, sign-in and see who else has arrived.

7:30 a.m. - Noon
Alumni College
To learn more about the Alumni College, click here.
  • 7:30 - 9 a.m. Breakfast
    Union Station, Holland Union Building (HUB)
    Set your alarm and join fellow classmates for breakfast in the HUB just as you would have as a Dickinson student.

  • 9 - 9:45 a.m. Session 1

    • Serving Up a New Way of Thinking and Eating
      Stafford Auditorium, Rector Science Complex 
      Jenn Halpin, Director and Manager of the Dickinson College Farm

    • Visually Stalking Dickinson
      Old West Steps (Rain Location: Bosler 208) 
      Carl Socolow '77, College Photographer

    • Made and Broken by the Great War: Some Extraordinary Americans in World War One
      Althouse 204 
      Wendy Moffat, Professor of English

  • 10 - 10:45 a.m. Session 2

    • Yoga on Morgan Field 
      Morgan Field 
      Camille Moses-Allen '04

    • Greater Carlisle Project
      Althouse 201 
      Neil Leary, Director of the Center for Sustainability Education|

    • Financial Strategies 101 - Dollars and Sense
      Althouse 106 
      Lauren Woodcock '11 

    • Building on Pride: Weaving Rainbow into our Dickinson Tapestry
      The Quarry, Second Floor 
      Brian Patchcoski, Director of LGBTQ Services

  • 11a.m. - Noon  Dickinson Then and Now
    Memorial Hall, Old West
    Meet in Memorial Hall for remarks by President Roseman and a light reception. Connect with alumni from across all class years and experiences while viewing displays about Dickinson’s past, present and future.

7:30 a.m. – Noon
Peddler Coffee Cart 
Britton Plaza
Catch up with this student run bike-powered cart selling free-trade and organic coffee.

8-10 a.m.
Class of 1994 Breakfast 
Sideroom 202-203, Holland Union Building (HUB)
Preregistration is required. 

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Share Your College Memories!
Waidner-Spahr Library, Lower Level
We are interested in your Dickinson story—those moments both large and small that made your college days memorable. Alumni Weekend is a great opportunity to reminisce with friends—and to put those memories in writing. Visit the College Archives to share tales of achievements, pranks, traditions, and noteworthy events. To set your memories in motion, we’ve created books of photos and clippings spanning the years 1950 to 2009, leaving plenty of space for you to add your notes, stories, and recollections. We’ll preserve the books—and your memories—in the College Archives for future generations of Dickinsonians.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Retired Professionals of Dickinson College Photo Group Exhibit

Waidner-Spahr Library, Lower Level
Browse photographs taken by the Photo Group. Members all have varied photographic interests, though a common theme is a passion to expand their vision, learn more technically and aesthetically and to create interesting images.


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Curiosities: A Collection of Hidden Treasures 
Waidner-Spahr Library, Lower Level
Discover some of the more unusual and interesting artifacts that you never knew were held among the Dickinson College Special Collections.


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bound Memories: Dickinson Scrapbooks 
Waidner-Spahr Library, Lower Level
Glimpse inside the lives of students as recorded by the photographs, programs, news clippings and other mementos they cherished and preserved.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Share Your Memories
The Dickinson College Archives is interested in memorabilia from your college days to help document the student experience through the years. If you have items you would like to donate, Archives staff will be available to accept gifts during Alumni Weekend.

9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Handlebar Open House
Davidson-Wilson Basement
The Handlebar is a student-run bike shop that aims to increase bicycle use and knowledge on the Dickinson campus and in Carlisle Community. Through hands-on learning and skill sharing, students, faculty, staff and Carlisle community members can learn to fix a bicycle, maintain a bicycle, and become well versed in biking laws and etiquette.

9 a.m.
Insider's Look at the College Application Review 
Waidner Admissions House
Learn how selective college-admissions committees review applicants. What catches an admissions officer’s eye? What pitfalls can be avoided? Anyone guiding a student through the admissions process (parents, alumni or DAVS volunteers) will benefit from this session. 

10 a.m.
Flag Football Game
Biddle Field
Relive old times while enjoying a flag football game between football alumni.

10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Trout Gallery Exhibits 
Weiss Center for the Arts
No-gotiation: Patrick Strzelec. This exhibition presents a range of studies and three-dimensional works associated with the artist's permanent bronze-sculpture commission.  Arbus Frank Penn:  Masters of Postwar American Photography. Thirty-six vintage prints by three of America's leading photographers working in the 1950s and 60s are highlighted in this exhibition, including prints from Robert Frank's landmark collection The Americans, Diane Arbus' Child With a Toy Hand Grenade and Irving Penn's Nude No. 92, New York.

10:30–11:45 a.m.
Prep for College Program
High-school students are invited to join admissions staff members for a college-planning workshop. Topics include planning for college, the search for the right college, the application and essay. To register, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-644-1773 or admissions@dickinson.edu.

10:30 a.m. - noon
Pi Beta Phi Gathering
170 West Louther )

11 a.m.
Kappa Sigma Fraternity Alumni Association Meeting
McCauley Room, Old West

11 a.m.
Football Alumni Reception
Biddle Field
Football alumni are invited to join the football staff and fellow football alumni for a reception following the flag football game.

11 a.m. - noon
Sigma Chi Gathering
Bosler Hall, Room 208

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Alumni Career Services Informational Table 
Holland Union Building (HUB), Upper Lobby
Did you know that the college offers resources to assist alumni in managing and advancing their careers? Stop by the table to learn more about individual consulting appointments, web resources, and networking and learning opportunities.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Alumni Book Signing
Dickinson Bookstore, Holland Union Building (HUB)
R.O. Palmer ’74, author of nine novels, will be signing copies of all four of his books published in the last year. For more about him and his work, please visit his blog, ropalmer.blogspot.com.

11:30 a.m.
D
elta Sigma Phi Fraternity Alumni Corporation Board Meeting
Althouse 008

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Family Fun Zone 
Morgan Field
Sponsored by the Alumni Council, this is an action-packed area of activities for kids and adults to enjoy together. For more information about family friendly activities at Alumni Weekend, click here.

11:45–1 p.m.
Insider’s Campus Tour
High-school students are invited on this fun tour to see the campus with current Dickinson students and get the college-student perspective on the admissions process. To register, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-644-1773 or admit@dickinson.edu

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
  • Golden Alumni Luncheon for Classes of 1963 and earlier - Social Hall, Holland Union Building (HUB)
  • Alumni Luncheon for Classes of 1964-1993 - Dining Hall, Holland Union Building (HUB)
    • Alpha Chi Rho will have tables reserved for members at this lunch. 
  • Alumni Picnic for Classes of 1994-2014 - Morgan Field

12:20 - 2:30 p.m.
Class Photos
  • 1954 | 1:45 p.m. | Old West Steps
  • 1959 | 6:45 p.m. | Library Steps
  • 1964 | 1:30 p.m. | Old West Steps
  • 1969 | 1:30 p.m. | Bosler Steps
  • 1974 | 1:00 p.m. | Old West Steps
  • 1979 | 1:00 p.m. | Morgan Rocks
  • 1984 | 1:15 p.m. | Bosler Steps
  • 1989 | 1:15 p.m. | Old West Steps
  • 1994 | 12:40 p.m. | Morgan Rocks
  • 1999 | 12:20 p.m. | Old West Steps
  • 2004 | 12:40 p.m. | Morgan Rocks
  • 2009 | 12:20 p.m. | Morgan Rocks

1 – 2 p.m.
Delta Nu Alumni Gathering
Althouse 106

1 - 2:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Social
Academic Quad
Join us on the academic quad by Bosler Hall for a free cool treat from Dickinson’s staff and find out how you can leave a Legacy at Dickinson.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Class Events
A great opportunity to reconnect with your classmates. For more information about your class event click here or visit the Waidner-Spahr Library Welcome Center.

1:30 p.m.
Bus departs for Farm Tour
Meet in the Anita Tuvin Schlector Auditorium (ATS) parking lot prior to 1 p.m. to ensure you have a seat on the bus.

1:45 p.m.
Class of 1964 Parade
The corner of High and College St
Cheer on the 50th Reunion Class as they make their way along High Street.

2 p.m.
Dickinson College Farm Tour
Visit the 50-acre certified organic College Farm, located just 6 miles from campus. Will include stops at our greenhouses, compost rows, production fields, livestock pastures, yurts and solar energy installations. Directions available online or at the Welcome Center. Transportation will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis from the Anita Tuvin Schlector Auditorium (ATS) parking lot. Vans leave the parking lot at 1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.
Skull & Key Alumni Club Plaque Rededication Ceremony
Outside Baird-McClintock

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
New Facility Open Houses
Explore many of the exciting facility enhancements at Dickinson including:
  • Allison Hall
  • Althouse Hall
  • The Durden Athletic Training Center
  • Dr. Inge P. Stafford Greenhouse for Teaching and Research
  • Rector Science Complex

2:30 - 6 p.m.
Idea Fund Open House 
169 West High Street
The Idea Fund is a student-run, revolving loan, community project incubator that empowers students to identify and solve problems in the community by equipping and connecting them with skills, networks, and resources to effectively design and implement viable projects. Through the project consulting, revolving loans, and innovation grants it offers, the Idea Fund seeks to foster a community of proactive and innovative agents for positive change.

3–5 p.m.
Scroll & Key Alumni Meeting and Reception
East College Patio (Rain Location: East College Foyer)

3:30 -5:30 p.m.
IB&M Wine Tasting event
Althouse 201

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Annual Chapter Meeting
Longsdorff Lounge
Open to all Dickinson Betas from all classes back for the weekend.

3:30 - 6 p.m.
Alpha Chi Rho Cocktail Party
373 W. Louther

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Wheel & Chain Reception
Weiss Patio

4 p.m.
Market Cross Pub and Brewery Beer Tasting 
Morgan Field
Come and enjoy trying these locally crafted brews courtesy of Carlisle’s own Market Cross Pub and Brewery. Preregistration is required.

4 - 5 p.m.
Presidential Recognition Reception 
A reception to honor members of the John Dickinson Society and the Old West Society
Invitation only event.

5 p.m.
Men's Glee Club/Octals Concert
Rubendall Auditorium, Weiss Center for the Arts

5 - 11 p.m.
Pizza and Movies
The Quarry
Children ages 6 and over can enjoy pizza, popcorn, movies and games. Space is limited. Pre-registration prior to the weekend is required.

6 - 7 p.m.
Receptions
  • All-Alumni Reception - Mix, mingle and network with alumni, faculty, staff and professors emeriti. Britton Plaza (Rain Location: Upper Lobby, Holland Union Building (HUB))
  • Class of 1964 50th Reunion Reception - Social Hall, Holland Union Building (HUB)
  • Class of 1989 25th Reunion Reception - Rector Science Complex Atrium

7 p.m.
Reunion Class Dinners
  • Class of 1954 - Siderooms 201-203, Holland Union Building (HUB)
  • Class of 1959 - The Stacks, Waidner-Spahr Library
  • Class of 1964 - Social Hall, Holland Union Building (HUB)
  • Class of 1969 - Bosler Atrium
  • Class of 1974 - Dickinson School of Law Atrium
  • Class of 1979 - The Underground, Holland Union Building (HUB)
  • Class of 1984 - Stern Great Room
  • Class of 1989 - Rector Science Complex Atrium
  • Class of 1994 - Allison Hall Community Room
  • Dinner for Classes of 1999, 2004, 2009 and Non-Reunion Year Alumni - Dining Hall, Holland Union Building (HUB)
  • Glee Club - Union Station, Holland Union Building (HUB)

9 - 11 p.m.
All-College Dance Party
Dining Hall, Holland Union Building (HUB)
Join your classmates for an evening of live music and dancing to the sounds of All About Me, a high-energy dance band from Philadelphia. The ten-piece band is made up of professional artists who have performed, toured and recorded with artists like Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, The Four Tops, Jennifer Lopez, The Temptations, Mary J. Blige and many others.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

All campus dining locations are closed.

8 a.m. - Noon
Check out 
Waidner-Spahr Library

8 a.m. – Noon
Peddler Coffee Cart 
Britton Plaza
Catch up with this student run bike-powered cart selling free-trade and organic coffee.

9 a.m.
Remembrance Gathering
Stern Great Room
Gather with President Roseman and the Dickinson community to remember classmates who have passed away since the last reunion. 

9 - 11:30 a.m.
Farewell Brunch
Britton Plaza (Rain Location: Dining Hall, Holland Union Building (HUB)
This wonderful way to end the weekend is cited by many people as their favorite event.

9 a.m. - noon.
Handlebar Open House
Davidson-Wilson Basement
The Handlebar is a student-run bike shop that aims to increase bicycle use and knowledge on the Dickinson campus and in Carlisle Community. Through hands-on learning and skill sharing, students, faculty, staff and Carlisle community members can learn to fix a bicycle, maintain a bicycle, and become well versed in biking laws and etiquette.

10:30 a.m.–noon
Celebrating Jewish Life at Dickinson
Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life 
Meet your fellow Jewish alumni, tour the Asbell Center and record your own memories of your experiences while at Dickinson.