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Schedule of Events

Please see the daily list of Reunion 2015 events below.

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Thursday, September 17

Friday, September 18

Saturday, September 19

Sunday, September 20

Thursday, September 17

Class of 1965 Gathering
6 to 8 p.m., President's Residence
The class of 1965 gathers for a private evening reception at the start of their 50th Reunion. Members of the Class of 1965 and guests only, please.

Friday, September 18

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 Alumnae House at least 10 minutes prior to their first class. Please see the schedule of available classes below.

10-10:50 a.m. Introduction to Biblical Studies Sr. Sharon Kanis
10-11:50 a.m. Exploring Concepts in Biology Janice Bonner, Ph.D.
11-11:50 a.m. Introduction to Criminology Mischelle Van Brakle, Ph.D. 
OR Short Fiction William Davis, Ph.D.
OR Literature: Jane Austen Gene Farrington, Ph.D.
OR Beginning Spanish I Sr. Linda Stilling
12-12:50 p.m. Introduction to International Affairs Anne Henderson, Ph.D.
1-1:50 p.m. Renaissance Art in Italy and the North Domenico Firmani
2-2:50 p.m. Introduction to Philosophy Maria Kulp

Mass
12:15 p.m., Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation

Class of 1965 Luncheon
1 to 2:30 p.m., Doyle Formal Lounge
Gather for a casual lunch with fellow 50-year celebrants.

Special Archives Display
2:30 to 4 p.m., Loyola/Notre Dame Library
Take a walk down memory lane and browse a specially curated display of Notre Dame memorabilia. There will be time to explore the rest of the renovated Loyola/Notre Dame Library and see the stunning St. John's Bible exhibition.

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 the same 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 University Academic Building, which houses our School of Nursing—and old favorites, including Fourier Hall and Marikle Chapel.

Gateway Dedication
4:30 to 5 p.m., Lawn between Knott Science Center and the University Academic Building
The Class of 1960, assisted by their sister Class of 1962, have led an effort to restore the Notre Dame of Maryland arch to a beautiful spot on campus. Their dream finally realized, the ceremony will officially dedicate the arch in the memory of their parents. All are invited to attend.

Alumnae/Alumni and Faculty Happy Hour
5 to 6 p.m., Loyola/Notre Dame Library lobby
All graduates are invited to catch up with faculty members and fellow alums at this informal cocktail hour. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres; cash bar.

Flashback Friday
6 to 9 p.m., Doyle Lawn
Feeling nostalgic? We will head back in time when NDMU was CND. Dress in your old College of Notre Dame gear, purchase our Flashback T-shirt (see page 9) or just wear blue and white for the official kickoff of Reunion 2015! Enjoy a hearty buffet of old time favorite foods including meat loaf sliders, nachos, wings, root beer floats, salads and much more! We'll have DJ music and karaoke and of course, lots of photos from your years at Notre Dame! Cash bar. Casual Attire.

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Saturday, September 19

Classes Without Quizzes—Weekend College Style
8:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Weekend College graduates can reminisce past Saturday mornings with their favorite professors, but all graduates are invited to sit in on one of our Saturday classes. Participants must pick up registration packets in Noyes Alumnae House at least 10 minutes prior to their first class. Please see the schedule of available classes below.

8:30-11:15 a.m. Women & Work: American Experience Susan Barber, Ph.D.
OR Roman Thought and Culture Sr. Therese Dougherty

Class of 1965 Breakfast with the President
9 to 10:30 a.m. Doyle Formal Lounge (Class of 1965 Only)
President Marylou Yam salutes the Class of 1965 and presents 50-year pins during this delightful breakfast. A class picture will be taken. Members of the Class of 1965 only, please; no guests at this very special class event.

Muffins and Mimosas—Weekend College 
11:15 a.m., Noyes Alumnae House

We invite our Weekend College alums to network and reminisce after attending classes on Saturday morning. Just like old times! Enjoy muffins, coffee and mimosas!

50 year pins

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception
11:30 a.m., Noyes Alumnae House
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
12:30 to 1 p.m. Reception

1 to 2:30 p.m. Luncheon, Doyle Lawn
The Alumnae and Alumni Association executive board invites you to join your classmates for a noon reception with hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer under the tent on Doyle Lawn. 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!

Open House at the President's Residence
3 to 4:30 p.m. President's Residence
Take a peek at the President's Residence, located at 100 St Albans Way in Homeland. Please park on campus at the Fourier Hall lot and take a short walk to the house or enjoy convenient shuttle service. No parking is available in Homeland.

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 the same 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 University Academic Building, which houses our School of Nursing—and old favorites, including Fourier Hall and Marikle Chapel.

Alumnae vs. Students Flag Football Game
3:30 to 5 p.m., Alumnae Field (weather permitting)
Don't miss the fun at this friendly competition of students vs. alumnae and alumni at the first annual flag football game! Show off your skills or just cheer from the sideline! open to all students and alums.

Family Crab Feast
6 to 9 p.m., Tent on Doyle Lawn
Gather with classmates, friends and family for the annual Maryland Crab feast! Enjoy a hearty buffet of steamed crabs, pit ham and beef, delicious hearty sides and desserts. We'll have music by the steel drum band C.A.I.S.O. and kid friendly activities provided by our students in the Gator Kids Korner! Cash bar. Casual attire.

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Sunday, September 20

SSND Family Chapter Breakfast with the President
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 Marylou Yam. SSNDs only, plese, at this exclusive 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.

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