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Schedule of Events

Please see the daily list of Reunion 2013 events below.

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Thursday, September 19

Class of 1963 Gathering (Class of 1963 only)

The Class of 1963 gathers for a private evening reception at the start of their 50th Reunion. Members of the Class of 1963 only. For more details, please contact Ilma Rosskopf at 410-236-9243.

Friday, September 20

Spend a day getting reacquainted with Notre Dame: visit classes and professors, tour campus and cap it off with the family-friendly Maryland Crab Feast.

Classes without Quizzes - 10 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Intellectual curiosity is the hallmark of a Notre Dame graduate. Begin your Reunion weekend with an engaging classroom experience! All graduates are invited to sit in on one or more of our Friday classes, taught by some favorite Notre Dame professors. Participants must pick up registration packets in Noyes House at least 10 minutes prior to their first class. Please see the schedule of available classes below.

10–10:50 a.m.
Principles of Management, Patricia Brelsford, Ph.D.

11–11:50 a.m.
Short Fiction, William Davis, Ph.D.
OR
Beginning Spanish 1, Linda Stilling, SSND

Noon–12:50 p.m.
Shakespeare: Tragedy and Romance, Gene Farrington, Ph.D.
OR
Introduction to International Affairs, Anne Henderson, Ph.D.

1–1:50 p.m.
Interpersonal and Team Communication, Stacey Peterson, Ph.D.

2–2:50 p.m.
History of Early Europe: 800–1648, Therese Marie Dougherty, SSND, Ph.D.

Class of 1963 Luncheon (Class of 1963 only)

Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Doyle Formal lounge
Gather for a casual lunch with fellow 50-year celebrants. Members of the Class of 1963 only.

Campus Tours

3 p.m.
Depart from MBK Sports Complex (meet at the front steps)
Notre Dame may have changed since you were a student, but much still remains unchanged on our beautiful, historic campus. Take part in student-led tours of new additions—including the Dr. Mildred Otenasek House of the Morrissy Honors Program and the new academic building, which will house our School of Nursing—and old favorites, including Fourier Hall and the Chapel.

Notre Dame Today: A Conversation with NDMU Leadership

4 to 5 p.m.
Knott Auditorium
Join President Joan Coley and the executive leadership team for an informal conversation about Notre Dame today: the people, the place and the academic programs that continue to produce graduates who change the world. The panel will provide an overview of key institutional initiatives and answer questions from the audience.

Alumnae/Alumni and Faculty Happy Hour

5 to 6 p.m.
University Academic Building Atrium
All graduates are invited to catch up with faculty members and fellow alums at this informal cocktail hour. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres; cash bar.

Maryland Crab Feast

6 to 9 p.m.
Doyle Lawn
Gather with classmates, friends and family for the official kickoff of Reunion 2013! Enjoy a hearty buffet of steamed crabs, pit ham and beef, sides and desserts. We’ll have music by the steel drum band C.A.I.S.O., Guatemalan handicrafts for sale to support student service projects and a photo booth to capture all the fun! Cash bar.

Saturday, September 21

It’s a full day of reminiscing and reuniting, with the Class of 1963 50-year celebration breakfast, the Reunion Reception and Luncheon and the Alumnae vs. Students Soccer Game. The fun culminates in the Evening Celebration, with dinner, drinks, dessert and dancing!

Class of 1963 Breakfast with the President (Class of 1963 only)

9 to 10:30 a.m.
Doyle Formal lounge (Class of 1963 only)
President Joan Coley salutes the Class of 1963 and presents 50-year pins during this delightful breakfast. A class picture will be taken. Members of the Class of 1963 only; no guests at this very special class event.

Class of 1963 Special Archives Display

10:30 a.m. to Noon
Loyola/Notre Dame Library
Take a walk down memory lane and browse a specially curated display of Notre Dame memorabilia from the 1960s, including yearbooks, newspaper articles and photos. There will also be time to explore the rest of the renovated Loyola/ Notre Dame Library and see the stunning St. John’s Bible exhibition.

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception

11:30 a.m.
Gator Lair, MBK Sports Complex
This year’s new member of the Athletics Hall of Fame will be formally inducted, with a reception for the inductee and student and alumnae athletes to follow the ceremony. All graduates are welcome.

Reunion Reception and Luncheon

Noon to 1 p.m.
Reception MBK Gymnasium

1 to 3 p.m.
Luncheon MBK Gymnasium
The Alumnae and Alumni Association executive board invites you to join your classmates for a noon reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. The annual luncheon begins at 1 p.m. We will celebrate alumnae and alumni award winners, recognize circle-winning classes and leave plenty of time for catching up! Don't miss the Guatemalan handicrafts table—proceeds support the Winterim study abroad trip to Guatemala. Tennis Match 1:30 p.m. Tennis courts Cheer on the Gators as our tennis team takes on Trinity Washington University.

Campus Tours

3 p.m.
Depart from MBK Sports Complex (meet at the front steps)
Notre Dame may have changed since you were a student, but much still remains unchanged on our beautiful, historic campus. Take part in student-led tours of new additions—including the Dr. Mildred Otenasek House of the Morrissy Honors Program and the new academic building, which will house our School of Nursing—and old favorites, including Fourier Hall and the Chapel. Open House at the New President's Residence 3 to 4:30 p.m. Take a peek at the newly acquired President’s Residence, located at 100 St. Albans Way in Homeland. Please park in the Fourier Hall lot on campus and take a short walk to the house or enjoy convenient shuttle service.

Alumnae vs. Students Soccer Game

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Alumnae Field (weather permitting)
Show off your skills—or just cheer for your classmates from the sidelines—at the Alumnae vs. Students soccer game. This casual, pickup game is open to all student and alumnae athletes. Bring your shin guards and be ready to represent!

Gladys Goldstein: A Retrospective

4 to 6 p.m.
Presents the work of Baltimore artist Gladys Goldstein who taught painting at Notre Dame from 1964 to 1982. Several alumnae have been invited to exhibit alongside the work of their former teacher. Exhibiting alumnae include Marsha Gallo'68, Claudia A. DeMonte '69, Carla Tomaszewski '73, Lucy Jaffe '77, Sarah Butcher ’80, and Effie Gereny. September 3 through October 10, 2013

Reception Saturday, September 21 from 4 to 6 pm
Gallery Talk & Closing Reception October 10, 2013 4:30 to 6:30

Evening Celebration

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Reception
Class of 1963 in Noyes House; all other classes in MBK Gym

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Dinner
Class of 1963 in Noyes House; all other classes in MBK Gym

8:30 p.m. to midnight
Dessert and dancing

All graduates in MBK Gym Reconnect with your classmates during a cocktail hour and dinner. The class of 1963 will gather in Noyes House; all other classes will dine in the beautifully decorated MBK Gym. At 8:30 p.m., celebrants will be joined by Notre Dame graduates from all classes, faculty and current NDMU seniors for dessert and dancing in the gym. Live music by New Monopoly, back by popular demand! Cash bar in MBK Gym throughout the evening. Cocktail attire.

Sunday, September 22

Wrap up the wonderful weekend with a community Mass and the Farewell Jazz Brunch.

SSND Family Chapter Breakfast with the President (SSNDs only)

9 to 10:30 a.m.
Doyle Formal lounge (SSNDs only)
All current and former SSNDs are invited to a breakfast and conversation with President Joan Coley. SSNDs only at this special event in their honor.

Remembrance Mass

11 a.m. to Noon
Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation
Join fellow alums, faculty, students and families for Mass in the beautifully restored Marikle Chapel. We’ll celebrate the Notre Dame community, induct new members of the Montrose Society and remember in prayer all those who are no longer with us.

Farewell Jazz Brunch

Noon to 1 p.m.
Murphy Gathering Space
Conclude the weekend with a casual Sunday brunch, featuring live music by the Montebello Jazz Group.