Schedule of Events

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Friday, June 6
08:30 AM Wind Energy Registration

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration and packet pick-up for Wind Energy registrants.

08:30 AM Alumni Weekend Friday Registration

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Stop by Alumni Weekend headquarters to pick up your welcome packet, tickets to events and sign-up for tours.

09:00 AM Wind Energy Panel Discussion: The Inception and 40-year History

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Come watch a historic video about the inception of Wind Energy and engage in dialogue with a panel of experts in the field.

12:00 PM Emeriti Alumni Reunion Luncheon

12:00  – 1:30 PM Celebrating all Emeriti alumni (class of 1963 and earlier) with special recognition for the classes of ’59, ’54, ’49 and ’44. $

02:00 PM Class of 1959 Reception & Nursing Simulation Lab Tour

2:00  – 3:00 PM Hear updates on the Class of 1959 Nursing Endowment and tour the Nursing Simulation Lab.

02:00 PM Wind Energy Panel Discussion: The Next 40 Years

2:00  – 3:00 PM Come hear brilliant minds discuss the future of wind energy development.

03:00 PM Estate Planning Demystified

3:00 – 4:15 PM An informative presentation on estate planning and planned giving by Attorney Lawrence A. Osborn.

03:00 PM Commonwealth Honors College Tour

3:00  – 4:00 PM Guided tour of the new Honors Residential Community, a state-of-the-art facility designed with modern aesthetics by award-winning architects.

03:00 PM W.E.B. Du Bois Library Tour

3:00  – 4:00 PM Enjoy a guided tour of the tallest library in the US.  At 297 feet, the library was named after African-American activist W.E.B DuBois and holds the large collection of his writings. The library also boasts a state-of-the art learning common and historical archive of the university.

03:00 PM Life Sciences Laboratory Tour

3:00  – 4:00 PM Learn about the state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary research laboratories from Biochemistry and Microbiology students, who will give presentations and tours of the Life Science Laboratories building.

03:00 PM College of Engineering Tours of Labs and Learning Spaces

3:00  – 4:00 PM Select your guided tour by individual departments such as Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

04:00 PM College of Engineering Dean’s Reception

4:00 – 5:30 PM Enjoy beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres while learning about new initiatives at the College of Engineering from Dean Tim Anderson.

05:00 PM Class of 1954 60th Reunion Dinner

5:00 – 8:00 PM Join friends and classmates for a festive dinner!  Afterwards, make your way to the Alumni Hospitality Suite to socialize with friends, enjoy cocktails and the great company of your fellow classmates and other alumni. $

06:00 PM Class of 1964 50th Reunion Welcome Back Dinner

6:00 – 9:00 PM Join friends and classmates for a fun, casual dinner to kick-off your Reunion Weekend. Award-winning UMass Dining will have the grills fired up for your celebratory festivities. $

06:00 PM Wind Energy Reception and Dinner with Keynote Speaker

6:00 – 9:00 PM Enjoy a dinner buffet as keynote speaker Francis P. Koster ’72 EdD presents “Towards Tomorrow: How We Can Meet the Basic Life Support Needs of the Future.” $

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Saturday, June 7
07:30 AM Alumni Weekend Saturday Registration

7:30 – 6:00 PM Stop by Alumni Weekend headquarters to pick up your welcome packet, tickets to events and sign up for tours.

08:00 AM Alumni Weekend Breakfast with the Chancellor

8:00 – 9:15 AM Join classmates and fellow alumni for a breakfast featuring welcoming remarks from Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy.  Andrew MacDougall ’95, Alumni Association President, will share updates from your Alumni Association.  Members of the Class of 1964 in attendance will receive their 50th Reunion pins. $

09:00 AM Studio Art Student Print Sale

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Art majors have created this selection of work especially for viewing and sale during Alumni Weekend. Come see their talent first-hand, visit the Studio Arts Building and support these aspiring artists.

09:15 AM Class of 1964 50th Reunion Class Photo

Members of the Class of 1964 are asked to remain after breakfast for a group photo with their classmates.

09:30 AM Volunteer Summit Program: Alumni Network Strategy and Working Session

9:30 – 10:30 AM

09:30 AM Volunteer Summit Program: Reunion Planning

9:30 – 10:30 AM

09:30 AM Career Program: Finding Your Life’s Purpose

9:30 – 10:30 AM

09:30 AM Career Program: Effective Communication in the Workplace

9:30 – 10:30 AM

10:00 AM Nursing Simulation Lab Tour

10:00 – 11:00 AM Guided tour of the College of Nursing training lab featuring technology-smart mannequins, beds and medical equipment.

10:00 AM Commonwealth Honors College Tour

10:00 – 11:00 PM Guided tour of the new Honors Residential Community, a state-of-the-art facility designed with modern aesthetics by award-winning architects.

10:30 AM George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building Tour

10:30 – 11:30 AM Guided tour of the home of “The Power and Class of New England” by Band Director, Tim Anderson.

10:45 AM Volunteer Summit Program: Reunion Gift/Outreach Workshop

10:45 - 11:45 AM

10:45 AM Career Program: Building Your Business Plan/Career Plan

10:45 -  11:45 AM

10:45 AM Career Program: Professional Image and Etiquette

10:45 -  11:45 AM

11:00 AM W.E.B. Du Bois Library Tour Saturday

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Enjoy a guided tour of the tallest library in the US.  At 297 feet, the library was named after African-American activist W.E.B DuBois and holds the large collection of his writings. The library also boasts a state-of-the art learning common and historical archive of the university.

11:00 AM The Boston Accent: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

11:00 AM -12:00 PM A lecture sure to appeal to anyone who has ventured into Boston will be given by Distinguished Professor of Linguistics and Dean of the Graduate School John McCarthy. You’ll never park your car the same way again.

11:00 AM Reaching Students – Mentorship, Internship and Scholarship

11:00 -11:45 AM Learn how you can directly support UMass students as a Minuteman Mentor, intern creator or scholarship supporter.

12:00 PM Alumni Weekend Luncheon and Keynote Address

12:00 – 1:15 PM Join alumni from all generations for the Alumni Weekend luncheon. Our keynote speakers are James Ihedigbo ’07 & Rose Ihedigbo ’85, ’87 MEd, ’92 EdD.

01:30 PM Class of 1964 Class Gift Dedication

1:30 – 2:00 PM Celebrate the success of the Class of 1964 Old Chapel Renovation Fund campaign with friends and classmates. The class will formally present its gift to the university in the dedication ceremony.

01:30 PM Estate Planning Demystified Saturday

An informative presentation on estate planning and planned giving by Attorney Lawrence A. Osborn.

01:30 PM Class of 1964 Remembrance Ceremony

1:30 – 2:30 PM Immediately following the Class Gift Dedication, the Class of 1964 will come together to remember and honor deceased classmates. If you would like to volunteer to be a name reader at the Remembrance Ceremony, please contact the Alumni Association at alumni@admin.umass.edu or 800.456.8627.

01:30 PM Career Program: Being a Millennial in the Workplace

1:30 – 2:30 PM

01:30 PM Career Program: Employers Panel

1:30 – 3:00 PM

02:00 PM Chemistry Reception and Talks featuring Professors Richason and Stein

2:00 – 5:00 PM Celebrate with fellow alumni at the Chemistry Alumni Reunion and tour the beautiful Integrated Sciences Building (ISB). Two of Chemistry’s towering figures, Professors George Richason, Jr. and Richard Stein, will be honored as people who have created much of the excellence that is Chemistry at UMass Amherst.

02:00 PM College of Education Speaker and Reception: “Creating Resilient Students and Safer Schools: Social-Emotional Learning in MA”

2:00 – 5:00 PM Effective social-emotional learning (SEL) is a preventative and evidence-based educational process that teaches children, from pre-k through 12th grade, the skills for wellness that can significantly reduce emotional stresses that lead to violence, addictions and other social challenges.  Assistant Professor Sara Whitcomb PhD will discuss her research and efforts to implement this strategy.

02:00 PM Physics Alumni Reunion

2:00 – 5:00 PM Join faculty, staff and students for an engaging and informative gathering.  You will have the opportunity to view student poster presentation, talk with Paul Silva from Valley Venture Mentors and learn more about the discovery of the Higgs Boson by one of our faculty on the ATLAS experiment.

02:30 PM Chapel Tour: Class of 1964

2:30 – 3:00 PM Tour one of the most iconic buildings on the UMass Amherst campus: the Old Chapel. Never used as a house of worship, the Old Chapel was built in 1884 by Stephen C. Earle. The landmark structure has served many purposes, including library, classroom and assembly space. Come learn more about the building’s impressive history and future.

02:30 PM Volunteer Summit Program: Class Website

2:30 – 3:00 PM

03:00 PM W.E.B. Du Bois Library Tour

3:00  – 4:00 PM Enjoy a guided tour of the tallest library in the US.  At 297 feet, the library was named after African-American activist W.E.B DuBois and holds the large collection of his writings. The library also boasts a state-of-the art learning common and historical archive of the university.

03:00 PM Humanities & Fine Arts Alumni Reception

3:00 – 5:00 PM Join current and emeritus faculty for light refreshments and conversation. You’ll hear from Associate Dean and Professor of English Joe Bartolomeo about plans to build an addition on South College to replace Bartlett Hall.

03:00 PM Career Program: Resume Writing

3:00 – 4:00 PM

03:00 PM Career Program: Linked In Workshop

3:00 – 4:30 PM Presented by LinkedIn Strategist Bob McIntosh, CPRW, MBTI ’87, ’96 MA, participants will learn how to use LinkedIn.

03:30 PM Chapel Tour: Class of 1964

3:00 – 3:30 PM Tour one of the most iconic buildings on the UMass Amherst campus: the Old Chapel. Never used as a house of worship, the Old Chapel was built in 1884 by Stephen C. Earle. The landmark structure has served many purposes, including library, classroom and assembly space. Come learn more about the building’s impressive history and future.

03:30 PM Career Program: Ask the Experts

3:30 – 5:00 PM

03:30 PM Chapel Tour: Class of 1964

3:30 – 4:00 PM Tour one of the most iconic buildings on the UMass Amherst campus: the Old Chapel. Never used as a house of worship, the Old Chapel was built in 1884 by Stephen C. Earle. The landmark structure has served many purposes, including library, classroom and assembly space. Come learn more about the building’s impressive history and future.

04:15 PM Volunteer Summit Program: Class of 1964 and 1966 Reunion Working Session

4:15 – 4:45 PM

04:30 PM Volunteer Summit Program: Emerging Leaders Group Discussion and Feedback

4:30 – 5:00 PM

05:00 PM Volunteer Reception

5:00 – 6:00 PM University volunteers and Volunteer Summit participants are invited to gather for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the doors open to welcome all alumni and the reception continues until 7:00 p.m. Cash bar available.

06:00 PM Alumni Weekend Reception

6:00 – 7:00 PM Alumni from all generations are welcome to attend the Alumni Reception. Meet and mingle with fellow UMass Amherst alumni while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A special UMass license plate auction will be held.

06:00 PM Dine Out Amherst

6:00 – 10:00 PM Venture into town to dine at a number of local restaurants that will be offering special menus and pricing to UMass Amherst alumni and friends. Details on participating restaurants and available offerings coming soon!

06:00 PM 50th Reunion Banquet

6:00 – 10:00 PM Don’t miss this spectacular evening celebrating the Class of 1964 50th Reunion.  Share your favorite memories with friends, enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner, then stay to dance the night away. $

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