Alumni Weekend 2019Alumni Weekend 2019

Schedule of Events

Traditions and new memories await you during Alumni Weekend. This Alumni Weekend holds particular significance, as it is a part of the yearlong celebration marking our sesquicentennial–150 years of proud history, academic achievement, transformation and community. This occasion makes it the perfect time to reconnect with old friends, interact with current students and faculty and revisit the campus that you can always call home.

Thursday, 23 

Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA)

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

This annual April tradition of Ursinus’s Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) is one that highlights the dedication and countless hours that our students put into research projects as well as creative work throughout the year. The over 300 student presenters have the opportunity to take on a new role of teacher as they lead poster presentations, discussions and performances across the disciplines. Plan to arrive on Thursday and see firsthand how Ursinus is building upon the tradition of academic excellence.

 

The majority of CoSA sessions are hosted between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Specific presentation schedules will be provided in April. 

 

UCDC Spring Dance Concert

7:30 p.m.

Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Building

The Ursinus Dance program explores what it means to create work in conversation with each other and across difference. With work from Ursinus alumni, faculty, students and guest choreographers who merge social engagement with performance, the spring concert will engage audiences in thoughts about past, present and possible futures. Admission is complimentary to the April 23 Preview Night.

 

Friday, April 24 

Breakfast in Wismer

8 a.m.
Reminisce about the times you shared a meal of eggs and pancakes with friends before heading to class for the day. Enjoy breakfast in the dining hall and see how the dining experience has changed.

 

Open Classes with Students
Join a pre-existing class and have a chance to interact with students in the classroom. Limited seats available, please sign up early.

 

               9 a.m. ECON 300: Econometrics

                          ENV 288/SOC 288: Animals & Society

 

             10 a.m. MCS 208: Journalistic Storytelling

                         BIO 102: Cell Biology

                         MATH 111: Calculus I

                         ANSO 210: Using Social Theory

                         SPAN 340: Stories of Resistance

                         ENV 112: Dynamic Earth

 

College Archives and Special Collections

10 a.m.

As you enter Myrin, enjoy a selection of memorabilia from years past that is certain to bring back treasured memories of your time at UC. Head up to the Founders’ Room (226) when you are ready to take in the diverse collection of non-circulating materials in the Library’s Rare Books collection. Courtesy of Archives & Special Collections.

 

Red, Old Gold & Black Society Brunch
11 a.m.
Please join us as we welcome the Class of 1970 into the Red, Old Gold & Black Society during Friday’s brunch. This event is open to all alumni who have celebrated their 50th milestone.

 

Campus Tour

2 p.m.
Get reacquainted with Ursinus’s campus during your visit. The tours will depart from Wismer Center Faculty/Staff Dining Room with an admission tour guide. If you are interested, please register along with all other Alumni Weekend events.

 

Sculpture Tour

2 p.m.
Ursinus College’s love of art is clear from the moment you step on to campus. Join a student-led tour of the sculptures throughout campus and learn the meaning behind this beautiful collection. The tours will depart from Wismer Center Faculty/Staff Dining Room with a student tour guide. If you are interested, please register along with all other Alumni Weekend events.

 

The Commons Tour

3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Located at the main entrance to the college, UC’s newest facility will connect generations of Ursinus students. The Commons incorporates Keigwin Hall seamlessly into the new structure that will serve as the welcome center for prospective students and their families, bookstore and newest coffeehouse on campus.

 

Coffee and Conversation with Brock
4 p.m.
Join President Brock Blomberg for a casual conversation about the future of Ursinus while sharing in light refreshments.

 

Innovation and Discovery Center Tour

4 p.m.

Tour UC’s new 42,500 square foot IDC which houses the Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good as well as the U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies. Experience first-hand the smart classrooms, idea labs and maker spaces and see how this facility will support the unique multidisciplinary nature of a UC liberal arts education.

 

College Archives and Special Collections

4 p.m.

As you enter Myrin, enjoy a selection of memorabilia from years past that is certain to bring back treasured memories of your time at UC. Head up to the Founders’ Room (226) when you are ready to take in the diverse collection of non-circulating materials in the Library’s Rare Books collection. Courtesy of Archives & Special Collections.

 

Class of 1970 50th Reunion Cocktail Reception
5:30 p.m.

 

Jazz Supper Club featuring the UC Jazz Band
7 p.m.
Jazz and the Jitterbug?! There is no better way to spend the evening reconnecting with your classmates than enjoying live music, dinner and dancing. You won’t want to miss this night out!

 

UCDC Spring Dance Concert

7:30 p.m.

Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Building

The Ursinus Dance program explores what it means to create work in conversation with each other and across difference. With work from Ursinus alumni, faculty, students and guest choreographers who merge social engagement with performance, the spring concert will engage audiences in thoughts about past, present and possible futures. Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office at 610-409-3030 or boxoffice@ursinus.edu.

 

Saturday, April 25

 

Mimosas and Memories
9–10:30 a.m.
This exciting, fast paced and informal event is a celebration of our wonderful alumni community and offers an opportunity for our reunion classes to share stories from their lives with their fellow classmates. Enjoy these college memories over mimosas while listening to these quick presentations from the audience or get up and give an anecdote yourself!

 

Best Strategies for Successful Estate and Charitable Gift Planning

9 a.m.
Join Mark Gadson, Executive Director, Leadership Giving & Advancement Resources, and an estate planning attorney for an educational discussion.

 

Innovation and Discovery Center Tour

10 a.m.

Tour UC’s new 42,500 square foot IDC which houses the Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good as well as the U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies. Experience first-hand the smart classrooms, idea labs and maker spaces, and see how this facility will support the unique multidisciplinary nature of a UC liberal arts education.

 

The Commons Tour

11 a.m.

Located at the main entrance to the college, UC’s newest facility will connect generations of Ursinus students. The Commons incorporates Keigwin Hall seamlessly into the new structure that will serve as the welcome center for prospective students and their families, bookstore and newest coffeehouse on campus.

 

Class of 1965 55th Reunion Lunch
Noon

 

Class of 1960 60th Reunion Lunch
Noon

 

Campus Tour

1 p.m.
Get reacquainted with Ursinus’s campus during your visit. The tours will depart from the Faculty/Staff Dining Room with an admission tour guide. If you are interested, please register along with all other Alumni Weekend events.

 

Sculpture Tour

2 p.m.
Ursinus College’s love of art is clear from the moment you step on to campus. Join a student-led tour of the sculptures throughout campus and learn the meaning behind this beautiful collection. The tours will depart from the Faculty/Staff Dining Room with a student tour guide. If you are interested, please register along with all other Alumni Weekend events.

 

Innovation and Discovery Center Tour

2 p.m.

Tour UC’s new 42,500 square foot IDC which houses the Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good as well as the U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies. Experience first-hand the smart classrooms, idea labs and maker spaces, and see how this facility will support the unique multidisciplinary nature of a UC liberal arts education.

 

The Commons Tour

2 p.m.

Located at the main entrance to the college, UC’s newest facility will connect generations of Ursinus students. The Commons incorporates Keigwin Hall seamlessly into the new structure that will serve as the welcome center for prospective students and their families, bookstore and newest coffeehouse on campus.

 

Alumni Awards, including Senior Alumni Awards
3 p.m.
Honor the legacy of excellence at Ursinus as we recognize alumni and students for their professional accomplishments, humanitarian efforts, exemplary loyalty to Ursinus College and/or excellence in the field of education.

 

Class of 1970 50th Reunion Dinner
5:30 p.m.

 

UCDC Spring Dance Concert

7:30 p.m.

Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Building

The Ursinus Dance program explores what it means to create work in conversation with each other and across difference. With work from Ursinus alumni, faculty, students and guest choreographers who merge social engagement with performance, the spring concert will engage audiences in thoughts about past, present and possible futures. Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office at 610-409-3030 or boxoffice@ursinus.edu.

  • Alumni Relations

    Corson Hall Garden Level
    Phone: 610-409-3585
    Fax: 610-409-3724
    ucalumni@ursinus.edu