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Reunion Logo If you graduated in a year ending in "0" or "5," this is a special anniversary for you. Whether it is your 5th or 50th reunion, come back to Keene to celebrate friendships, relive memories, and see how the campus has changed. But be prepared for late nights and a trip through the looking glass.

As children, storybook characters let us escape into a world of fun and fantasy. As young adults, our college years often felt like a trip through the looking glass to Wonderland. It was a time of exploration and discovery. Whatever chapter of life you are in, returning to Keene for Reunion Weekend promises an adventure you won't want to miss. Reunion 2005 at Keene State means seeing old friends, meeting new people, exploring the children's literature art gallery in Rhodes Hall (one of the best collections in the U.S.), and, of course, having a great time. This year's theme is children's literature, and all your favorite authors and characters will be there – Dr. Seuss, Pecos Bill, Alice in Wonderland, and others. We will keep you guessing where the White Rabbit will turn up next! We can't wait to welcome you back, so don't be late for a very important date!

  Friday Schedule   Saturday Schedule   Sunday Schedule

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Friday, June 3
Chapter One: "The Adventure Begins"

11 a.m.
KSC Athletics Golf Tournament
Keene Country Club
Get into the swing of reunion weekend by playing golf with old friends. Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m., with a shotgun start promptly at 11 a.m. Foursomes are $560 and individuals are $150. For information about this annual event, call the Athletic Department at 603-358-2811.

Noon-8 p.m.
Registration
"A Trip to the Library"
Atrium - Lloyd P. Young Student Center
We can all remember the excitement of receiving our first library card and recall the many hours of entertainment and adventure it provided. Visit our "Reunion Library" in the Student Center to receive your new library card with a listing of your pre-registered Reunion events and your registration packet. While there, take the time to view our displays. If you reserved a room on campus, you will be directed to your residence hall and you can move in at your leisure. Parking is available behind the Zorn Dining Commons and beside Spaulding Gymnasium.

3-4 p.m.
Reunion Kickoff Celebration
Atrium - Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Meet your classmates at the "Reunion Library" and take time to explore the building, shop in the bookstore, and view class displays while enjoying light refreshments and live music.

4-6 p.m.
Class of 1960
Barbecue
College Camp on Wilson Pond
The Class of '60 will gather in this beautiful spot to celebrate its 45th Reunion. Come reminisce, share good food, and laugh a lot.
A cash bar will be available, no BYOB.
Reservations are required for this event. (See registration form.)

4:30-7:30 p.m.
Class of 1975
Reception and Dinner
Rhodes Hall
After 30 years, the Class of '75 gathers in the former Student Union, now Rhodes Hall. A casual reception and wonderful dinner will take place in this fantastic building.
A cash bar will be available, no BYOB.
Reservations are required for this event. (See registration form.)

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1955
Social Hour and Dinner
Mountain View Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
The 50th Reunion dinner brings the Class of '55 together in a beautiful setting overlooking the Campus. The evening starts with a social hour and is followed by dinner. A cash bar will be available, no BYOB.
Reservations are required for this event. (See registration form.)

6-7:30 p.m.
"Dinner in the Children's Section"
Atrium - Rhodes Hall
No need to whisper in this children's section, nor will you sit on tiny chairs. Just enjoy the evening! This event is open to all classes. You'll savor great food, and the nationally known Children's Literature Gallery is just steps from your table.
A cash bar will be available, no BYOB.
Reservations are required for this event. (See registration form.)

8-11 p.m.
Class of 1980
Friday Night Happy Hour
Nite Owl Café, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Come join us for music, drinks, and appetizers. After 25 years, this is a great opportunity to gather and get reacquainted. We've got a lot of catching up to do. What better place to do this than from a spot overlooking the campus?
A cash bar will be available, no BYOB.
Reservations are required for this event. (See registration form.)

8-11 p.m.
"Harry Potter and the Expansion of Hogwarts"
Welcome Back Mixer
Pondside I Residence Hall
Everyone is invited to celebrate Reunion Weekend in the beautiful Pondside I Residence Hall as it becomes Hogwarts for the evening. Be prepared for some unusual happenings as the evening's events unfold. Enjoy photos of our recent and planned dorm expansion projects.
You'll find refreshments, a cash bar, and great music provided by Mark Polifrone '84 at the piano, no BYOB.


Saturday, June 4

Chapter Two "The Plot Thickens"
This is the big day for most classes. Events are planned throughout the day to keep you busy and connected to your classmates and friends. If you can't stay for the entire weekend, Saturday is the day you won't want to miss.

9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Registration
"A Trip to the Library"
Atrium - Lloyd P. Young Student Center
We can all remember the excitement of receiving our first library card and recall the many hours of entertainment and adventure it provided. Visit our "Reunion Library" in the Student Center to receive your new library card with a listing of your pre-registered Reunion events and your registration packet. While there, take the time to view our displays. If you reserved a room on campus, you will be directed to your residence hall and you can move in at your leisure. Parking is available behind the Zorn Dining Commons and beside Spaulding Gymnasium.

9:30 a.m.
Class of 1995
Hiking Mount Monadnock
Meet outside the Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Are you still feeling young and in shape? How about a morning hike up Mount Monadnock? The 10th Reunion class members will meet in front of the Student Center and carpool to the mountain.

10-4 p.m.
The KSC Bookstore
Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Shop in the Bookstore for the latest in Keene State clothing and other logo items. Before you shop, pick up your registration packet, which includes a coupon for 10% off your Reunion Weekend purchases.

10 -11:45 a.m.
Class Meetings and Photos
Rhodes Hall
Check your registration packet for the room assigned to your class.

10:30 -11:45 a.m.
Golden Circle Society
(Classes prior to 1955)
Rhodes Hall
The Golden Circle Society, made up of alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago, will gather in Rhodes Hall to share memories of Keene Normal School and Keene Teachers College. Be sure to pick up a schedule of summer luncheons. And don't forget to wear your Golden Circle Medallion!

11-3 p.m.
Class of 1980
Barbecue
The College Camp on Wilson Pond
Calling all 1980 classmates! Come join us for lunch, some Frisbee, conversation, and to see how the camp has changed since we graduated 25 years ago. It promises to be a fun time!
Reservations are required. (See registration form.)

Noon
Parade of Classes
Rhodes Hall
All classes will meet outside Rhodes Hall and stroll down Appian Way to Spaulding Gym for the annual reunion luncheon. The Class of '55, celebrating its 50th Reunion, will have the honor of leading the procession.

12:30 p.m.
"Alice in Wonderland" or
"Dr. Y's Trip Through the Looking Glass"
Annual Reunion Luncheon
Spaulding Gymnasium
All alumni are invited to join us in Wonderland for a salute to our anniversary classes and our retiring College President, Dr. Yarosewick. Golden Circle medallions will be presented to our 50th Reunion class and other members of the Golden Circle. This luncheon serves as the annual meeting of the alumni association, where we will also present our KSC Alumni Association Awards to some of our renowned members.
Reservations are required. (See registration form.)

2:30-4:30 p.m.
Alumni Association Balcony Dedication and Afternoon Social
Alumni Balcony, Science Center
The Science Center expansion and renovation is the hallmark of Dr. Y's presidency. Today, we recognize the generous gifts of six alumni classes, which resulted in this beautiful location being named in honor of the KSC Alumni Association. Join representatives of the donor classes of 1955, '93, '98, '01, '03, and '04 as we officially dedicate the KSC Alumni Association Balcony. After the dedication, stay and enjoy a relaxing afternoon social.
Wander the halls of this great new building and then find your way back to the balcony for more fun.
A beer and wine cash bar will be available, no BYOB.

2:30 - 4 p.m.
Campus Tours
Atrium, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Join College staff for guided walks and van tours of the campus. Maps will also be available at the registration area for self-guided tours. Explore the campus and visit new buildings. Scheduled to be open are the Lloyd P. Young Student Center, the Science Center, Mason Library, Rhodes Hall, the Recreation Center and the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery.

3-4:30 p.m.
Golden Circle Reception
Madison Street Lounge, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Those celebrating their 55th, 60th, 65th, and beyond will be gathering to remember the time when everyone in your class was literally your classmate. Not your anniversary year? It doesn't matter, just join the crowd.

3-5 p.m.
Class of '65
Gathering
Science Center Balcony
The Class of 1965 will gather at the afternoon reception to enjoy the entertainment, refreshments, and friendship. They will make plans for dinner in town at that time.

4-6 p.m.
Class of 1955
Reception
College Camp on Wilson Pond
The 50th Reunion Class gathers for a relaxing interlude on the shores of Wilson Pond.
Snacks and cash bar will be available, no BYOB.

4-6 p.m.
Class of 1995
Barbecue
The Quad
Recover from climbing Mount Monadnock with good food and drink on the Quad. (This is one thing you didn't do when you were a student.)
A beer and wine cash bar will be available, no BYOB.
Reservations are required. (See registration form.)

5-7 p.m.
Class of 1990
Social
Nite Owl Café, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Fifteen years later, the class of '90 still knows how to have a good time. Visit the "campus night spot" to share the good times and make plans for the evening.
A beer and wine cash bar will be available, no BYOB.
Reservations are required. (See registration form.)

6-8 p.m.
Class of 1950
Dinner
Mountain View Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
You are back on campus after 55 years to share your stories with friends who have lasted a lifetime. Join together for a meal and memories in one of the prettiest spots on campus.
Reservations are required. (See registration form.)

7 p.m.
Class of 1995
Pub Crawl
Meet outside Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Take a walk/crawl down memory lane with stops along the way at some of the favorite student hangouts. Leave your cars and keys behind!

7-8 p.m.
"Pecos Bill" Dinner
Mabel Brown Room – Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Put on your western shirts, cowboy hats, and boots. We'll set a casual and comfortable mood that includes good food, great company, and a cash bar. Plan on staying for the dance.
Reservations are required. (See registration form.)

8 -11 p.m.
"Pecos Bill" Dance
Mabel Brown Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Put on those dancing boots and bring your favorite partner. Our favorite DJ, Keene's own Freddy T, will be spinning a blend of old and current tunes. Join us at the hoedown as we set the mood for an evening of fun. Don't feel like dancing? Then just sit and talk over a cold drink (cash bar).
Reservations are required. (See registration form.)


Sunday, June 5
Chapter Three "Happily Ever After" "No More Green Eggs and Ham"

9:30-11 a.m.
President's Brunch
Zorn Dining Commons
Our title for this event is a tribute to the many works of Dr. Seuss and Dr. Y. Think of the wonderful changes that have taken place on our campus since you graduated, including the new dining commons currently being completed. This is your chance to wrap up your reunion weekend and help us express our appreciation to Dr. and Mrs. Yarosewick (Stan and Mary-Lou) for everything they've given the College during the last ten years.
Reservations are required. (See registration form.)


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