Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3
We need you! Get get excited and sign up to volunteer at Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2017. We salute this year’s Reunion milestone classes ending in the 2s and 7s and the Vanguard Class of 1967 who will celebrate their Grand 50th Vanguard Reunion. We look forward to “Celebrating 95 Years of Alumnae Sisterhood” with you! To volunteer, please email Reunion Chair Elena Anastasiou Rossi ’78
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Reunion 2017 Ad Journal Opportunities
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Reunion Events & Programs Schedule
See below for schedule or click here to download two-page PDF of schedule. Please note: Events are subject to change, final schedule will be available at Alumnae Reunion Weekend in the Reunion Program Booklet & Ad Journal. For a one-page Reunion Registration Form, click here.
Friday, June 2
9:00 AM, Registration, Neilson Dining Hall
Pick up your registration materials, nametag, Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2017 program and ad journal, together with other important information upon arrival on campus.
11:00 AM, Vanguard Class Gatherings & Photos
- 1942 – 11:00
- 1947 – 11:05
- 1952 – 11:10
- 1957– 11:15
- 1962 – 11:20
12:00 PM, Vanguard Luncheon, Neilson Dining Hall, [Featuring updates on DRC from Dean]
Join classes that graduated 50 or more years ago as the Class of 1967, celebrating its milestone 50th reunion, is inducted into the prestigious Vanguard Society.
2:30 PM, AADC Now Q&A Session, Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center
AADC President Jeanne M. Fox ’75 and Valerie Anderson ’81 welcome alumnae to learn more about the bright future of our alumnae association.
2:30 PM, University Bus Tour, University Campus
Board an air-conditioned bus and see how the university has grown. Get reacquainted with alumnae and campus, as well as Cook, College Avenue, Busch and Livingston campuses. Relax and revisit Passion Puddle and Kirkpatrick Chapel. (Note: Space is limited).
2:30 PM, Rutgers Gardens Walking Tour, Rutgers Gardens
Enjoy an exclusive walking tour of the beautiful Rutgers Gardens. Round-trip transportation provided to and from the Gardens from Neilson Dining Hall. Tour is approximately one hour and held rain or shine. (Note: Participants must be ambulatory, as part of the tour is on turf and grass surfaces).
5:00 PM, Class of 1957 Tea, Wood Lawn Mansion
The Class of 1957 hosts a social gathering for their classmates who will enjoy this special time together over tea and other light refreshments.
Saturday, June 3
8:00 AM, Registration/Breakfast, Voorhees Chapel/Antilles Field
Pick up your registration materials, nametag, Alumnae Weekend 2017 program ad journal and other important information upon arrival on campus. In the morning, grab a hot or cold beverage and some breakfast treats and greet your alumnae sisters under the tent.
9:00 AM, Class of 1967 Photo, Voorhees Chapel
Class of 1967 takes its official Class Photo and then convenes under the tent on Upper Antilles Field in preparation for its procession into Chapel for Convocation.
10:00 AM, Alumnae Convocation / Milestone Voorhees Chapel, Classes Parade / AADC Alumnae Awards, [Featuring updates on DRC from Dean]
Come celebrate your class and our alumnae sisterhood at this traditional Alumnae Reunion Weekend ceremony. Kick off Saturday’s festivities with the parade of Milestone Classes and welcome the Vanguard 50th Reunion Class of 1967 with great fanfare as it processes into Chapel. AADC Alumnae Awards will be presented this year.
12:15 PM, Sisterhood Picnic Under the Tent, Antilles Field
Come out to Antilles Field for an afternoon picnic! Reminisce with classmates, bond with sister alumnae and enjoy delicious food.
1:45 PM, University Bus Tour, Cooper Drive
Board an air-conditioned bus and see how the university has grown. Get reacquainted with campus, as well as Cook, College Avenue, Busch and Livingston campuses. Relax and revisit Passion Puddle and Kirkpatrick Chapel. (Note: Space is limited).
1:45 PM, Rutgers Gardens Tour, Rutgers Gardens
Enjoy an exclusive walking tour of the beautiful Rutgers Gardens. Round-trip transportation provided to and from the Gardens from behind Douglass Student Center. Tour is approximately one hour and held rain or shine. (Note: Participants must be ambulatory, as part of the tour is on turf and grass surfaces).
1:45 PM, AADC YAN-BAN Paint N’ Pour (Painting materials supplied, BYOB), DSC, Trayes Hall A
Grab a drink and a brush as the AADC Black Alumnae Network together with the AADC Young Alumnae Network team up for this fun, step-by-step, painting process. We will replicate an AADC-inspired painting that you will take home after the session. (Painting materials are supplied, BYOB)
1:55 PM, “Hoarding: What You Should Know” Presented by Rutgers Professor Jim Hart, DSC, Douglass Lounge
What you should know about the psychology effecting hoarders and helpful tips about how you can help others.
3:10 PM, Healthy Habits for a Healthy You, DSC, NJC Lounge
Explore how the health of the brain and the body are connected and how science can provide insight into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement.
3:10 PM, Douglass Walking Tour, Douglass Campus
Don’t miss this guided tour of the campus. Take this wonderful opportunity to connect and to enjoy the beautiful campus.
3:10 PM, Blueprint for Financial Success, Douglass Student Center
Hosted by AADC Gift Planning Committee, join this discussion for tips and techniques you need to know if you want to avoid the shackles of debt, start saving for retirement, and build wealth.
3:45 PM, Author’s Corner, Douglass Student Center
Listen to readings and partake in discussions as alumnae authors read and present their published works. More information coming soon about our authors.
3:45 PM, Farmer’s Daughter Meets a Novelist in an Italian Kitchen, Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center
Rosemary DiBattista ’78 (author of Italian Kitchen Mystery book series) & Jenny Lichtenwalner ’02 (Jersey farm girl and Etsy entrepreneur) team up to take you on a journey into the literary creative process while sharing some of their favorite Italian recipes with cooking demo everyone can participate in.
3:45 PM, Mabel’s Alumnae Mentoring Finale, Douglass Student Center Celebration
Mentors and Mentees will share the success of the program’s inaugural year. You will have a chance to learn more about this dynamic program and making professional connections.
4:00 PM, AADC Pride Network Discussion & Social Hour, Douglass Student Center
Join the AADC’s newest Affinity Group for a discussion on “Setting A Course for the Future,” followed by some networking and socializing with sister alumnae.
4:15 PM, Class Gatherings: Class of 1952, Class of 1967, Class of 1972, Class of 1987, Class of 2007, Class of 2012, Douglass Student Center
Special time for Milestone Reunion Classes to gather for a meeting or social activity.
5:00 PM, Deluxe Cocktail Reception, TBD
Wind down, network and socialize with sister alumnae at this deluxe cocktail reception. Stay tuned for more information.
5:00 PM Milestone Class Photos for 1972-2012, time slots & location TBD
Come to your Class Photo for a once-in-five-years “photo op” with your classmates. More information coming soon.
1982 – 5:05
1977 – 5:10
1992 – 5:15
1997 – 5:20
2002 – 5:25
1987 – 5:30
1972 – 5:35
2007 – 5:40
2012 – 5:45
6:00 PM, Class of 1967 Grand 50th Dinner, Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center
The Class of 1967 gathers to celebrate its 50th Reunion. Enjoy reminiscing together and an elegant dinner in the new Ludwig Building on campus.
Please note: All alumnae, except Class of 1967, will have the opportunity to coordinate dinner plans off campus as desired.
Take a Look Back, Enjoy Reunion 2016 Photos, Video and Keynote Speech