Reunion 2019, March 1–3

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 450 alumni and friends attended Reunion Weekend, and we have no doubt that 2019 will be another great year! All alumni are welcome to attend, and we will celebrate the milestone reunion of classes whose years end with 4 or 9.

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.

Reunion Prices

Early Bird til January 18 Regular til February 24
Class of 1969 $69 $69
Class of 2014 $50 $75
Kids Camp (ages 5-12) $50 $50
Full Weekend, Alumnus/a $100 $125
Full Weekend, All Guests $100 $125
Saturday Night only $50 $60
Faculty and Staff $0 $0

Instructions

Registration will open November 1, 2018.

  1. Click the “Register” button on this page
  2. Select the primary registrants relationship to Eckerd beginning with those registering for the whole weekend.
  3. Select the registration type for the weekend:
    • All Weekend, Alumna/us, is the general ticket type for all alumni, excluding members of the Classes of 1969, 1989, 1994 and 2014.
    • All Weekend, All Guests, is the general ticket type for all friends and family, 13 years or older,  accompanying alumni.
    • All Weekend – Class of 1969 is a reduced ticket honoring these alumni.
    • All Weekend – Class of 1989 is a ticket specially for these alumni.
    • All Weekend – Class of 1994 is a ticket specially for these alumni.
    • All Weekend – Class of 2014 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.
    • Alumni Kids Camp is only for children ages 5-12 who can pass a swim test in order to participate.
  4. Fill out the registration form for you and your guests.
  5. Using the drop down menus, indicate how many people will be attending each event.
  6. Click “Continue to Payment.”
  7. Enter your payment information and click “Submit Payment”
  8. You will receive a confirmation email and a payment email.
  9. You’re all set!

Class Photos

Friday, March 1, at the Golden Triton Society Induction Dinner
Class of 1969

Saturday, March 2, at the Class of 1989 Stroll
Class of 1989

Saturday, March 2, at the Class of 1994 Gathering
Class of 1994

Saturday, March 2, at the Reunion Celebration and Party
Class of 1964–8:00 p.m.
Class of 1974–8:05 p.m.
Class of 1979–8:10 p.m.
Class of 1984–8:15 p.m.
Class of 1999–8:30 p.m.
Class of 2004–8:35 p.m.
Class of 2009–8:40 p.m.
Class of 2014–8:45 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Registration/Check-In
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!

Lobby, Franklin Templeton Building
Friday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. and 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Class of 1969 Welcome Cookout
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Lewis House
Early-arriving members of the Class of 1969 will gather for a casual dinner.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Class of 1969 Reunion Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Miller Auditorium

Class of 1969 Guided Campus Walking Tour
11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m., Departing From Miller Auditorium
Members of the Class of 1969 join our staff tour guide for an inside look at the latest developments on campus.

Dean’s Luncheon Honoring Professor Emeritus of Economics Tom Oberhofer
Noon – 1:30 p.m., Fox Hall
Join Dean of Faculty Suzan Harrison and fellow alumni to honor Professor Emeritus of Economics Tom Oberhofer.

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.

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.

Campus Walking Tour
3:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m., Departing From Franklin Templeton

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 1969
5:30 – 8 p.m., Fox Hall
A casual dinner will honor the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Class of 1969, 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!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Alumni Awards Breakfast Hosted by President Eastman
8:30–10:00 a.m., Fox Hall
President Eastman will host the annual breakfast to honor alumni achievements.

Kids’ Camp at the Waterfront
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pre-registration required.
Children ages 5-7 will participate in a variety of activities on and off the water that introduce them to water safety, saltwater fishing, and marine life exploration. Each student must demonstrate ability to swim. All safety gear and equipment will be provided.

Children ages 8-12 will participate in a variety of activities on and off the water that introduce them to water safety, kayaking, and saltwater fishing. Each student must demonstrate ability to swim. All safety gear and equipment will be provided.

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

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 1969 Golden Triton Hospitality Lounge
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friends of the Library Room, Armacost Library

Class of 2014 Boat Tour
12:00 p.m., Departing from the Waterfront Complex

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

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

Class of 1989 Stroll
2:30 p.m., Departing From the Waterfront Complex
Members of the Class of 1989 will meet at the Waterfront Complex and enjoy a walk to South Beach, where they will gather to socialize and take their class photo.

Campus Walking Tour
4:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m., Departing From Franklin Templeton

Class of 1994 Gathering
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., TBA
Members of the Class of 1994 will gather to celebrate their 25th Reunion and take their class photo.

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 new 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!

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

Sunday, March 3, 2019

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 and a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Wireman Chapel.

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

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