Reunion 2018, March 2–4

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Class of 1968 Beach Party and Welcome Cookout
6:00 p.m., Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove
Early-arriving members of the Class of 1968 will gather for a casual dinner.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Class of 1968 Reunion Meeting
10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Miller Auditorium

Reunion Registration/Check-In
10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Bevan Faculty Lounge
Check in, pay your registration fee, and pick up your name badge and a schedule. Your name badge is your ticket into the weekend’s events!

Dean’s Alumni Anthology Luncheon: And The Rocks Will Hum
Noon – 1:30 p.m., Fox Hall
Join Dean of Faculty Suzan Harrison and fellow alumni in the celebration of a recently published student Festschrift poetry and prose anthology honoring Emeritus Literature Professor Peter Meinke and his wife, Jeanne Clark Meinke.

Golden Triton Hospitality Lounge
2:00–4:30 p.m., Friends of the Library Room, Armacost Library
Golden Tritons and their guests will have their own room to gather in and reminisce throughout the weekend.

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

Golden Triton Society Dinner Honoring the Class of 1968
5:30 – 8 p.m., Fox Hall
A casual dinner will honor the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Class of 1968, who will be inducted into the Golden Triton Society. Members of the Class of 1968 will receive their class memory books in celebration of their 50th Reunion.

Night Out in St. Petersburg
7:00 – 10:00 p.m., 3 Daughters Brewery, 222 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg
Meet up with friends at a favorite local spot!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Reunion Registration/Check-In
9 a.m. – Noon, Bevan Faculty Lounge
Check in, pay your registration fee, and pick up your name badge and a schedule. Your name badge is your ticket into the weekend’s events!

Alumni Awards Breakfast Hosted by President Eastman
9:30–11:00 a.m., Fox Hall
President Eastman will host the annual breakfast to honor alumni achievements.

Women’s Resource Center Alumnae Awards and Reception
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., The Margaret Rigg Women’s Resource Center
Alumni, faculty, staff, and students are all invited to join us for an awards ceremony and reception honoring two distinguished Eckerd alumnae: Maria Bates for her work in gender justice, and Sarah Hudgins for her outstanding professional achievements. Light refreshments will be served.

Class of 1968 Golden Triton Hospitality Lounge
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Friends of the Library Room, Armacost Library

Guided Campus Walking Tour
11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m., Departing From Fox Hall
Join our staff tour guide for an inside look at the latest developments on campus.

Picnic at the Waterfront Hosted by The Dolphin Project
12:00 – 3 p.m., Waterfront Complex
Alumni and their families can enjoy a cookout and games. Complimentary boat rides in the bay will be available for alumni and their families.
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Dolphin Project!

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

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Alumni Gathering: 7v7 Coed Friendlies
1:00 – 4:00 p.m., North Grass Field

Celebrate with the Class of 1988: TGISlater’s Woods!
5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Slater’s Woods
The Class of ’88 and friends relive memories of TGIF parties in Slater’s Woods, with a GREAT playlist of music from the ’80s, frisbees and hacky sacs, cold beer and snacks. Send the Class of 1988 Reunion Committee your best photos of EC events and memories via their Facebook Group to be featured in a slideshow! The party will continue at the Reunion Celebration at the James Center. We are doing this ’80s style!

Celebrating the new 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 new Center for Visual Arts, and view works by Robert Hodgell, founding faculty, as well as Eckerd Visual Arts Instructor Jason Hackenwerth, an internationally known artist who makes extraordinary sculptures out of thousands of latex balloons.

Reunion Celebration
7:30–11:00 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!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

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, Nielsen Center for Visual Arts
This casual and relaxing brunch caps off the weekend.
Rain location is Fox Hall

Registration

Each registered alumna/us or guest 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.

Instructions

  1. Go to eckerdcollegereunion2018.eventbrite.com
  2. Click the green “Register” button
  3. Select the quantity for your ticket type(s):
    • Full Weekend, Alumna/us, is the general ticket type for all alumni, excluding members of the Classes of 1968 and 2013–2017.
    • Full Weekend, Guest, is the general ticket type for all friends and family accompanying alumni.
    • Golden Triton (Class of 1968 Alumna/us) is a complimentary ticket honoring these alumni.
    • Recent Graduate (Classes of 2013–2017) is a reduced ticket for these alumni.
    • Faculty/Staff of Eckerd College is a complimentary ticket to celebrate the dedication of Eckerd employees.
    • Reunion Celebration ONLY admits the registrant to the Saturday-night dinner and dancing event at the James Center. This ticket is offered to those who wish to attend only this event.
  4. Click “Checkout.”
  5. Fill out the registration form and click “Complete Registration.”
  6. You will receive a confirmation email.
  7. You’re all set!
Questions?
Please contact us at 727.864.8222 or alumni@eckerd.edu for more information or assistance.