Reunion Weekend 2020
March 5–8

Each year, Eckerd alumni come from near and far to celebrate with classmates, catch up with former professors and see the campus they once called home.

Last year, more than 400 alumni and friends attended Reunion Weekend, and we have no doubt that 2020 will be another great year!

All alumni are welcome to attend, and we will celebrate the milestone reunion of classes whose years end with 0 or 5.

Registration

Each registered alumna/us, guest or faculty/staff receives a name badge at check-in that serves as your entry ticket to events. For a swift check-in experience, alumni are encouraged to preregister; however, day-of registration will be available during the specified hours on the reunion schedule.

Reunion Prices

We encourage all alumni to return to Eckerd for a fun-filled Reunion Weekend! For a quick check-in when you get to campus, please preregister. Registration begins at $0 with the Pick Your Price ticket type. Pick Your Price includes all free events and allows you to handpick paid events from the à la carte menu. Paid events are listed below in the à la carte menu and also designated with a ($) on the Reunion Weekend schedule. Full Weekend tickets include entry to all events at one discounted price, except the Triton Inshore Slam and 9-Hole Golf Scramble.

Full Weekend Early Bird til January 20 Regular til February 24
Classes of 2015-2019 $60 $75
Alumna/us $125 $150
All Guests $125 $150
Faculty and Staff $0 $0
Pick Your Price
Entry to all free events including Pitchers with Professors, one drink ticket at Green Bench Brewing Company and the Farewell Brunch
$0
À La Carte
           Dean’s Luncheon $25
           Golden Triton Dinner $75
           Alumni Awards Breakfast $20
           Picnic at the Waterfront $20
           Saturday Night Celebration $75
   
Additional Events  
Triton Inshore Slam
Entry includes guides/boats, license, ice, bait, rod/reel and tackle, prizes, angler bag, t-shirt, hat, drinks and lunch.
 
Full Boat-3 Anglers $825
2 Anglers $550
1 Angler $275
Extra t-shirt $10
9-Hole Golf Scramble
Includes tee time at the golf course.
$25
Contact us at 727.864.8222 or alumni@eckerd.edu for more information or assistance.

Banner photo (top) by Adam Maxwell ’20

Class Photos

Friday, March 6, at the Golden Triton Society Induction Dinner

  • Class of 1965
  • Class of 1970

Saturday, March 7, at the Reunion Celebration and Party

  • Class of 1975–8:00 p.m.
  • Class of 1980–8:05 p.m.
  • Class of 1985–8:10 p.m.
  • Class of 1990–8:15 p.m.
  • Class of 1995–8:20 p.m.
  • Class of 2000–8:25 p.m.
  • Class of 2005–8:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2010–8:35 p.m.
  • Class of 2015–8:40 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Registration/Check-In
Check in, pay your registration fee, pick up your name badge and a schedule. Your name badge is your ticket into the weekend’s events!

Registration Location Career Services Conference Room, Hough Quad
Friday, March 6, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Bookstore Hours
Friday, March 6, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 8, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Be sure to stop by the Art Galleries
Made at Eckerd
Monoprints by Visiting Artist Suzanne Benton
Cobb Gallery
January 12–March 6

Susan Sanders ’69: A Memorial / The Retrospective
Elliott Gallery, Nielsen Center
January 26–March 13

WORKOUTSIDE
Alumni Invitational Exhibition
Main Gallery, The Helmar and Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts
January 26–March 13

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Class of 1970 Welcome Cookout
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Post Card Inn On The Beach, 6300 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, Florida
Early-arriving members of the Class of 1970 will gather for a casual dinner.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Triton Inshore Slam ($)
7:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m., Waterfront Complex
Competitively fish with professional guides for a chance to win Master Angler or place for highest in three of eight species.

Beach Volleyball Team Battle of the Bay
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Vinoy Park Beach Volleyball Courts Cheer on your Tritons at this seven-team NCAA tournament hosted by Eckerd College Beach Volleyball.

Class of 1970 Guided Campus Walking Tour
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m., Departing From Franklin Templeton
Members of the Class of 1970 join our staff tour guide for an inside look at the latest developments on campus.

Phi Beta Kappa Reunion
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Friends of the Library Room (Faculty Lounge), Armacost Library
Refreshments will be served along with great conversation. Come and enjoy seeing your PBK friends!

Class of 1970 Welcome Session
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Miller Auditorium
The Class of 1970 will gather to officially kick off Reunion Weekend together.

Ford Scholars Reunion
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Friends of the Library Room (Faculty Lounge), Armacost Library
Come and enjoy seeing your Ford Scholar friends! Refreshments will be served along with stories galore.

Campus Walking Tour
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Departing From Franklin Templeton

Dean’s Luncheon Celebrating 50 Years of the London Study Centre at Gower Street ($)
Noon–1:30 p.m., Fox Hall
Join Dean of Faculty Suzan Harrison and fellow alumni to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our London Study Centre.

Tennis Alumni Social
2:00 p.m., Fred Bullard Tennis Courts
Tennis Alumni cheer on the Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams as they take on Davis and Elkins College.

Alumni Yoga
2:00–3:00 p.m., GO Pavilion
Join Ron Porter ’05, director of service-learning, for a relaxing mid-day yoga session in the shade.

Campus Walking Tour
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Departing From Franklin Templeton

Class of 1970 Golden Triton Hospitality Lounge
2:00–4:30 p.m., Friends of the Library Room (Faculty Lounge), Armacost Library
Golden Tritons and their guests will have their own room for gathering and reminiscing throughout the weekend.
Proudly sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Eckerd.

Thinking and Making
3:30–4:30 p.m., Nielsen Center Visual Arts Room 107
Martha Ensign-Johnson ’75 will speak about her work as an intaglio printmaker.

Informal (But Professional) Networking with Students
3:30–4:30 p.m., Fox Hall Patio
Career Services and International Student Services hosts a networking hour to connect domestic and international alumni and students to help prepare students for life after Eckerd for success locally and globally. Join students for this intercultural networking hour and share your expertise and experience!

Research Bites
4:00–4:30 p.m., Triton Pub
Join faculty hosts K.C. Wolfe (associate professor of creative writing) and Jessica Thonen (professor of theatre) for a fun and informal conversation about their research interests and creative work. Research Bites is a monthly series in which faculty share the stories of their scholarly work while answering students’ and colleagues’ questions about the joys and challenges of doing research. Come for the conversation and stay for Pitchers!

Pitchers With Professors
4:30–6:00 p.m., Triton’s Pub
Alumni, faculty and students gather for this popular event during Reunion Weekend.

Golden Triton Society Dinner Honoring the Class of 1970 ($)
5:30–8:00 p.m., Fox Hall
A casual dinner will honor the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Class of 1970, who will be inducted into the Golden Triton Society. All Golden Tritons are welcome to attend.

Night Out in St. Petersburg
7:00–10:00 p.m., Green Bench Brewing Company
1133 Baum Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Meet up with friends at a favorite local spot!

Class of 2015 Gathering
7:00–10:00 p.m., Green Bench Brewing Company
Members of the Class of 2015 will gather to celebrate their 5th Reunion!

Soccer Alumni Meet-up
7:00–10:00 p.m., Green Bench Brewing Company
Meet up for an evening of laughs and craft beers with professors, classmates and soccer alumni.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Beach Volleyball Team Battle of the Bay
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Vinoy Park Beach Volleyball Courts
Cheer on your Tritons at this seven-team NCAA tournament hosted by Eckerd College Beach Volleyball.

Alumni Awards Breakfast Hosted by President Eastman ($)
9:00–10:30 a.m., Fox Hall
President Eastman will host the annual breakfast to honor alumni achievements.

Men’s Soccer Presentation
9:30–10:30 a.m., McArthur
A breakfast presentation at the renovated McArthur facility will bring alumni up to date on the goals, philosophy and expectations of the Men’s Soccer program. The coaches will also walk through the developmental areas the team is trying to grow and areas they will be working on in the interactive training session.

Campus Walking Tour
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Departing From Franklin Templeton

Alumnae Awards Reception
10:30–11:00 a.m., Women’s Resource Center
Recipients of the Margaret Rigg Outstanding Alumna Award and the Margaret Rigg Social Justice Award and their family and friends will gather to celebrate their achievement.

EC MakerSpace Open House
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., EC MakerSpace building by the Pool
The EC MakerSpace offers a place for Eckerd students, alumni, faculty and staff the opportunity to build projects, explore technologies and learn about topics ranging from 3D printing to wood working to graphic design. Stop by and check out the space!

Bicycle Shop Open House & Scavenger Hunt
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Ground level of Nu Residence Complex
Stop by the Bicycle Shop to learn about the Yellow Bike program and join alumni and friends for a fun Scavenger Hunt around campus using the bikes.

Class of 1970 Golden Triton Hospitality Lounge
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Friends of the Library Room (Faculty Lounge), Armacost Library
Golden Tritons and their guests will have their own room for gathering and reminiscing throughout the weekend.
Proudly sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Eckerd.

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Alumni Gathering: 7v7 Coed Friendlies
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., North Grass Field
Snacks will be provided by Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and Chick-Fil-A for soccer alumni and their families.

Kinjo/Takamatsu Reunion ($)
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Waterfront Complex
We invite all alumni who participated in the Kinjo/Takamatsu program to gather and reminisce on their experiences at this time.

Golf Alumni Lunch
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m., Lewis House
Golf Alumni gather to reminisce and catch up with one another.

Picnic at the Waterfront with an EC-SAR Demonstration ($)
12:00–3 p.m., Waterfront Complex
Enjoy a cookout, games and complimentary boat rides in the bay–and learn about Eckerd College Search and Rescue!

Campus Boat Tours
12:00–3:00 p.m., Departing From the Waterfront Complex

9-Hole Golf Scramble ($)
3:00 p.m., St. Petersburg Country Club
Join your classmates for an informal and fun round of golf.

Class of 2000 Gathering
5:00–7:00 p.m., South Beach Pavilion
Join us for your 20th Reunion party!

Class of 1995 Gathering
6:00–7:00 p.m., Triton’s Pub, Hough Quad
Members of the Class of 1995 will gather to celebrate their 25th Reunion.

PEL Alumni Gathering
6:30–7:30 p.m., CVA 101, The Helmar and Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts
All PEL alumni and their guests are encouraged to gather at the new Nielsen Center for refreshments and catching up.

Reception at the Nielsen Center for Visual Arts
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., The Helmar and Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts
Enjoy wine and cheese while exploring the Center for Visual Arts.

Soccer Alumni Cocktail Hour
7:00 p.m., The Canopy Rooftop Lounge, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg
Catch up and reminisce about the Eckerd days under the stars!

Reunion Celebration ($)
7:30–10:00 p.m., Wrenn Hall and Patio, James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences
Dinner, dancing and a photo booth are among the activities available at the biggest event of the weekend!

Class of 2010 Gathering ($)
7:30–10:00 p.m., Wrenn Hall and Patio, James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences
Members of the Class of 2010 will gather to celebrate their 10th Reunion!

Volleyball Alumni Social ($)
7:30–10:00 p.m., Wrenn Hall and Patio, James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences
All volleyball alumni and their families are welcome to gather and reminisce.

Another Man’s Trash Improv Show
10:00–11:00 p.m., Miller Auditorium
Watch Eckerd’s student improv group perform live.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Alumni Yoga
8:00–9:00 a.m., South Beach
Wake up right with early morning yoga on the beach with director of service-learning, Ron Porter ’05.

Alumni Worship Service
9:30–10:15 a.m., Wireman Chapel
The service will feature a memorial to those Eckerd community members we lost last year.

Farewell Brunch
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Wittner Terrace, The Helmar and Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts
This casual and relaxing brunch caps off the weekend.
Rain location is Wrenn Hall and Patio, James Center