50th Reunion Events

Proposed schedule, as of December 11, 2018

Tufts Office of Alumni Relations

Tufts University Class of 1969, 50th Reunion Celebration

Alumni Weekend 2019 Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19

Times and locations subject to change.

Class of ’69 events are in bold

Thursday, May 16

12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Alumni Weekend Registration—Sign in, relax, grab a coffee/soda

Alumnae Hall

Afternoon

Tours of the new Science and Engineering Complex

Science and Engineering Complex

10:30 am & 1:30 pm 

Undergraduate Admissions Campus Walking Tours

Dowling Hall

2:30 pm

Super Seminar: Speaker from Tufts Medical School.  Focus will be on Alzheimer’s Research.

Pearson Hall 104

4:00 PM

Super Seminar - The “I” Diet and Nutrition.  Dr. Susan Roberts

Pearson Hall 104

6:00 pm

Packard Society ReceptionBy Invitation Only

Gifford House

6:00 pm

Pre-Concert/Student Performances Dinner and Cocktails

Balch Arena Lobby, Aidekman

8:00 pm

Alumni Weekend Welcome Address and Student Performances

Cohen Auditorium

Friday, May 17

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Alumni Weekend Registration

Alumnae Hall

10:30 am

Super Seminar - Cybersecurity:  The Threats and the Need for Action by Arthur House, A64, F65, FG70, A15P, F20P

Pearson Hall 104

10:00, 11:00, 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm

Tours of the new Science and Engineering Complex

Science and Engineering Complex

10:30 am & 1:30 pm 

Undergraduate Admissions Campus Walking Tours

Dowling Hall

2:00 pm

Super Seminar—Fear and Present Danger: Extra-factual Sources of Threat Conception and Proliferation, Professor Kelly M. Greenhill

Pearson Hall 104

4:45 pm

The Pre-Pops Buffet at Tufts University

Dewick MacPhie Dining Complex

6:30 pm

The Pops Bus, from the Tufts Campus, round trip

From/to Dewick MacPhie

8:00 pm

119th Tufts Night at Pops, Class seating

Symphony Hall

Saturday, May 18

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Alumni Weekend Registration

Alumnae Hall

Morning

Super Seminar, Dean Mary Pat McMahon Student Life at Tufts

Peason Hall 104

10:00 am

Super Seminar - Student Life at Tufts Today with Dean of Student Life Mary Pat McMahon.

Peason Hall 104

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Tisch Library Open House

Tisch Library

10:00 am

Class Reunion Writing Workshop - Professor Grace Talusan, J94, celebrating her 25th Reunion, will lead an interactive workshop to improve your writing skills and to tell your story

To be determined

12:00 Noon

Alumni Family Picnic and 50th Reunion Class Pin Presentation

Carmichael Quad

12:30 pm

Graduation & Alumni Shabbat Lunch

Granoff Family Hillel Center

1:00 or 1:30 pm

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony—potentially lead by alum in a reunion year

Goddard Chapel

2:00 pm

ROTC Commissioning Reception

Tisch Library Roof

afternoon

Athletics Alumni Open House

Tisch Athletics Complex

2:00 pm

Super Seminar: Sol Gittleman, American Higher Education Today

Pearson Hall 104

3:00 pm- 4:20 pm

Baccalaureate Service

Gantcher Center

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Coffee and Conversations

Tower Café, Tisch Library

4:00 pm Super Seminar - Behind the Scenes: Inside the CNN Control Room, A Conversations about CNN Election Coverage, David Gelles, A99, Executive Producer, Political and Special Event Programming at CNN News. TBA

4:00 pm

School of Engineering Open House

SEC Building, 200 College Avenue

TBD

1969, 50th Reunion Class Celebration - Cocktails

To be determined

TBD

1969, 50th Reunion Class Celebration – Class Photo

To be determined

TBD

1969, 50th Reunion Class Celebration – Dinner

To be determined

10:45 pm

Candlelight Procession through Alumni Gate to Goddard Chapel Terrace

From Campus Center

11:00 pm

Top O' The Hill Tribute and ringing of Chapel Bells

Chapel Terrace

Sunday, May 19

8:30 am

Pre-Commencement Warm-up for the 50th Reunion Class

Goddard Chapel

9:30 am

163nd Commencement

On the Green

 

Campus Shuttles and Parking
There will be campus shuttles circling campus Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Parking will be free during Alumni Weekend.  The largest lots are the Cousens Gym parking lot and the Dowling Hall Garage, located at 419 Boston Avenue.

Alumni Weekend Welcome and Registration Area, Alumnae Hall, 40 Talbot Avenue
Feel free to come by and relax with classmates and other alumni.  You can find information about the weekend, campus maps, and refreshments.  See above for hours.

Dress
The weather in Medford can be very changeable.  Bring comfortable attire.  Dressier events include the Welcome Reception, Tufts Night at Pops and the Class Reunion Celebration.  Most other events are casual.

Alumni Weekend
Alumni Weekend Website is mobile optimized.  Please bookmark this website on your mobile phone.  You will find up-to-date schedules, up-to-date information, campus maps, and other information.

Our Own Class Website – Tufts69.org

The class website can be accessed via browser at www.tufts69.org.

Bookstore Discount

During Alumni Weekend, the bookstore will offer 15% discount on all emblematic items. Dates and times to be finalized.

University Housing

If you reserved university housing, you may pick up your room assignments at the Alumni Weekend Welcome and Registration area.  If you arrive late, please proceed directly to Harleston Hall (formerly South Hall) on Lower Campus Road to get your assignments.