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 packages include entry to all events at one discounted price.

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
           Senior Series: Lunch with Alumni            and Professionals $25
   
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

Instructions

Registration will open October 24, 2019.

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 TBA
Friday, March 6, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

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
Fish with professional guides from Summer Vacation Charters Inc., led by Captain Brent Gaskill! – Master Angler Award; -First, Second, and Third Place Awards for Highest of 3 of 8 species (Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, and Grouper).

Volleyball Team Battle of the Bay
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Vinoy Park Beach Volleyball Courts
Battle on the Bay is an NCAA beach volleyball tournament hosted by Eckerd College Beach Volleyball with 7 teams from all over the country playing from D1 and D2. The teams participating this year are Eckerd College, Florida Atlantic University, University of Tennessee Martin, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Southern College, University of Tampa and Catawba College.

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

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 Gower Street.

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 proudly sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Eckerd
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.

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!

Volleyball Alumni Social
8:00 p.m., 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Volleyball Team Battle of the Bay
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Vinoy Park Beach Volleyball Courts
Battle on the Bay is an NCAA beach volleyball tournament hosted by Eckerd College Beach Volleyball with 7 teams from all over the country playing from D1 and D2. The teams participating this year are Eckerd College, Florida Atlantic University, University of Tennessee Martin, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Southern College, University of Tampa and Catawba College.

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.

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

Women’s Resource Center Alumnae Awards
10:30–11:30 a.m., Women’s Resource Center, Fox Hall

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 proudly sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Eckerd
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Friends of the Library Room (Faculty Lounge), Armacost Library

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.

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Alumni Gathering: 7v7 Coed Friendlies
5:00–7:00 p.m., North Grass Field
Women’s Alumni game will be from 5-6 p.m. and the Men’s Alumni game will be from 6-7 p.m. Snacks will be provided by Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and Chick-Fil-A.

Class of 1995 Gathering
6:00–7:00 p.m., The 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

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.

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!

Another Man’s Trash Improv Show
10:00–11:00 p.m., Location TBA

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 Fox Hall

Senior Series: Lunch with Alumni and Professionals ($)
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Sheen Courtyard
Career Services will again expand its’ programming to prepare seniors for their lives after Eckerd with the Senior Series. This is the first session of three Sundays of networking and seminars led by professionals who will teach students about finances, job searching, making a great first impression at work, leasing an apartment, building new social circles, and much more. Join seniors for this networking lunch and share your expertise!

Questions?
Please contact us at 727.864.8222 or alumni@eckerd.edu for more information or assistance.

Banner photo (top) by Adam Maxwell ’20