Alumni The Big Bash: Saturday
Saturday, June 5, 2010
8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. - Registration in Chadwick Court - Allen Center. Stop by Allen Center for the latest Big Bash information. There you’ll have the opportunity to sign the Alumni Register, which is important for your class as it competes for the attendance awards. After registration, meet your classmates for refreshments in the Scarlet Inn and get the latest Wabash gear in the College Bookstore.
8:30 a.m. - Fun Run/Walk. If you run, you’ll want to compete in a two-mile or four-mile race that begins on the oval at Hollett Stadium. If you walk, shake it loose early, grab a buddy, and join the fun. All competitors (serious and not-so) will receive a free T-shirt just for coming out.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Colloquium: TBD
9:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m., & 3:30 p.m. - Campus Tours. Tour guides from the Sons of Wabash will lead alumni and friends on tours of campus. Each tour is about an hour in length, so wear comfortable walking shoes. Featured on the tour will be Wabash’s newest buildings—Trippet Hall, the Science Center, Allen Athletics and Recreation Center, and the Malcolm X Institute—as well as the old favorites like Center Hall and the Chapel. Golf carts will be provided for alumni and spouses who are unable to walk the campus. Tours depart from the steps of the Allen Center at 9:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - Alumni Chapel Sing on the Chapel Steps. There won’t be any “W” haircuts given this time, so if you forget a word or two, no big deal. But there will be singing when Wabash hosts its annual Alumni Chapel Sing. You’ll sing along with members of your class and compete against the other nine reunion classes. Volume counts, so don’t let your mates down. Learn the words to Old Wabash all over again, stretch your vocal chords, and relive what many Wabash men recall as their fondest Wabash memory. (No “W” haircuts because, well, who has any hair left?)
12:00 p.m. - Picnic Lunch - Knowling Fieldhouse - Allen Center. We’ll wrap up our Alumni Chapel Sing with a festive and casual picnic in the Knowling Fieldhouse
1:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. - Class Photographs. Starting with the Class of 1960, class reunion photographs will be taken every three minutes near the steps of the Allen Athletics and Recreation Center. Bring your spouse as two photos of each class, with and without spouses, will be taken.
1:00 p.m. — Class of 1960
1:03 p.m. — Class of 1965
1:06 p.m. — Class of 1970
1:09 p.m. — Class of 1975
1:12 p.m. — Class of 1980
1:15 p.m. — Class of 1985
1:18 p.m. — Class of 1990
1:21 p.m. — Class of 1995
1:24 p.m. — Class of 2000
1:27 p.m. — Class of 2005
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Tommy's Scarlet Nickel. The traditional Tommy's, as many of you knew it, has been lost. However, TWR and other beverages can be had at Tommy's Scarlet Nickel, a temporary establishment right here on campus. Meet your classmates for a drink behind the registration area in Chadwick Court.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Scarlet Yarns: Your Wabash in Story and Song. Patterned after the national Story Corps project heard on National Public Radio, Scarlet Yarns, is a collaboration between the Archives, Alumni Relations, and Wabash Magazine to record on digital video the stories of Wabash alumni of their days at the College. The recordings will be preserved in the Robert T. Ramsay Jr. Archival Center at Wabash, some stories will be transcribed for use in Wabash Magazine, and we'll produce a commemorative DVD. Swing by Lilly Library, where staff will be on hand to assist you.
2:00 p.m. — 2:45 p.m. - Colloquium: TBD
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Colloquium: TBD
5:30 p.m. - Reunion Receptions and Dinners. Each reunion class will have its own private reception and dinner catered by Bon Appetit. You’ll go entirely at your own pace and will have lots of time after dinner to reminisce, relive old memories, and tell lies. Dinners will begin at 6:15 p.m. and locations will be noted in your packets when you check in at registration.
The Bookstore is open 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The Scarlet Inn is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. In addition, Bon Appetit will provide a complimentary continental breakfast in Sparks Center on Sunday between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
The Class of 1952 Fitness Center in The Allen Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The Ramsay Archives (Lilly Library basement) will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Casual Dress for the entire weekend.