Reunion 2018, March 2–4

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Class of 1968 Beach Party and Welcome Cookout
6:30 p.m., Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove
Early-arriving members of the Class of 1968 will gather for a casual dinner.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dean’s Alumni Anthology Luncheon: And The Rocks Will Hum
Noon – 1:30 p.m., Location TBA
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.

Reunion Registration/Check-In
2 – 7 p.m., Location TBA
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!

Golden Triton Hospitality Lounge
2:00–4:30 p.m., Bevan Faculty Lounge, Lindsey Hall
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 – 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
7:30 p.m., Location TBA
Meet up with friends at a favorite local spot!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Reunion Registration/Check-In
9 a.m. – Noon, Location TBA
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.

Guided Campus Walking Tour
11 a.m.– Noon, 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
Noon – 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!

Celebrate with the Class of 1988: TGISlater’s Woods!
5 – 7 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.
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., Location TBA
This casual and relaxing brunch caps off the weekend.

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.