Reconnect – Relive – Rediscover
September 14 - 16 (Registration Deadline: September 3rd)
See old friends and make new memories while enjoying a weekend packed with events. Visit familiar places and explore what’s new on campus while meeting today’s vibrant students!
Schedule of Events - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
- Friday, September 14
- Saturday, September 15
- Sunday, September 16
- Where to Stay
Friday, September 14
4:00-8:00 p.m. : Check-In
7:00-9:00 p.m. : Reunion Launch Party- Mabel Brown Room (Registration Required)
Saturday, September 15
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Check-In
8:30-10:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast in the Student Center
7:30-2:00 p.m.: Mt. Monadnock Hike
Dave Westover ‘72 will once again lead the group on a hike up one of the region’s most famous attractions. Snacks, and water provided. All age levels welcome. Meet at the Alumni Center at 7:30 am, there will be a van to drive everyone to and from campus. If you want to meet at the trail, we will be leaving from the “Old Toll Road Trailhead.”
8:00-10:00 a.m. LGBTQ+ Alumni Affinity Gathering, Young Student Center
After you grab your coffee and pastry downstairs, come up to the Office of Multicultural Student Support and Success (2nd floor, Student Center) for a chance to connect with other LGBTQ+ alumni, and updates on initiatives, services, and programming for current and future LGBTQ+ students.
8:30-11:00 a.m. Scenic Fall Bike Ride
For the second year in a row, Brian Wallace, Director and Curator of the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, will lead a “no drop” bike ride along the rail trail & scenic roads of Swanzey.
9:00-11:00 a.m. Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Each year Keene State hosts The Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year, with Alumna Norma Walker ‘51, we are including the walk as our community service event during reunion… Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join our Alumni Team or, if you can’t join us for the walk, please consider sponsoring a student at $10 to help us reach our goal- We hope to engage 100 students and raise over $1000!
KED Talks: Keene Educational Dialogue with KSC Faculty
Faculty: Dr. Graham Warder, Associate Professor of History
Class topic: “Disability History and the Civil War”
Faculty: Dr. Taneem Husain, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
Class topic: Negotiating Inclusion: Muslims in the News”
Faculty: Dr. Margaret Henning, Associate Professor of Public Health
Class topic: “Intro to Epidemiology: The John Snow Story”
Faculty: Dr. Priyanka Roy Chowdhury, Assistant Professor of Biology
Class topic: “Anthropocene: The Age of Humans”
10:00-4:30 p.m. “Owl Artists Fly Home” Exhibit - Centennial Hall, Barry Alumni House
Celebrate our Artist Alums at the Owl Artists Fly Home exhibit and reception! With artists from ’68 to ’18, we’re showcasing some of our artists who have left the nest. Throughout Saturday of Reunion Weekend, stop in to view the exhibit in Centennial Hall. Later in the afternoon, come and join a reception to celebrate their work and reflect on their influences from their time spent at Keene State.
11:00 a.m. KSCAA Annual Meeting- Mountain View Room, Young Student Center
12:00 p.m. KSC Volleyball vs Eastern Connecticut in the Spauling Gymnasium
12:00-12:30 p.m. Parade of Classes
Join your class and march down Appian Way in one of our reunion’s longest traditions.
12:45-2:00 p.m. Alumni Awards Luncheon
Enjoy a delicious lunch while celebrating some of Keene State’s finest alumni.
2:00-4:00 p.m. Tailgate Tent at the Men’s Soccer game- Owl Athletic Complex
Liberty Mutual is sponsoring KSC Athletics and KSC Alumni at the Tailgate Tent, while we cheer on our Men’s Soccer team as they face one of our fiercest competitors from Eastern Connecticut. Come meet and reminisce with fellow alums.
2:30-4:00 p.m.: See, Explore, and Make Art at the Thorne: Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Join Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery director, Brian Wallace, along with student educators for an informal session designed specifically for alumni! A private tour of current exhibitions – including photographs by Andy Warhol and paintings and drawings by artists with close ties to the region – will be followed by a hands-on activity that will result in artwork for every participant to take home.
2:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social
Relive life on the Quad while enjoying a scoop of ice cream.
2:30 p.m. SAC Activities
The Student Activities Council is hosting games on the Quad! Students currently participating in SAC will lead participants in interactive games and activities on the Quad.
2:30-3:30 p.m. KSC Leaders Today with Alumni Panelists- Putnam Science Center Room 101
Join a panel of distinguished Keene State College alumni for a discussion on leadership and career pathways. Hear from panelists on their leadership experiences while at KSC and how it has shaped who they are today. The event is a great opportunity for KSC students and new graduates to network and connect with distinguished alumni. Following the panel discussion, there will be a Q&A and an opportunity for students to mingle with the panelists.
3:30-4:00 p.m. Campus Tour- Meet in front of Zorn Dining Commons
4:00 p.m.: KSC Volleyball vs. Husson in the Spaulding Gymnasium
4:00-7:00 p.m. Student Activities Council (SAC) Alumni Mixer.
Join Coordinator of Student Activities and Organizations, Britany Gallagher, and Alumni Association President Scott Kuhny ‘88 (Former SAC President), along with current SAC students in a fun evening of BINGO at the Night Owl Cafe. SAC will provide some heavy appetizers and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to share similar experiences with current students. Sizzlers will be available for purchase.
4:30-6:00 p.m. Greek Alumni Mixer, Zorn North Dining Commons
Join fellow Greek alums,along with current Greek students for casual conversation, networking, and general updates about the fraternity and sorority community at KSC. Light refreshments will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. Catch up with your brothers and sisters! (Registration Required)
4:30-7:00 p.m. “Owl Artists Fly Home” Reception - Centennial Hall, Barry Alumni House
Celebrate our Artist Alums at the Owl Artists Fly Home exhibit and reception! With artists from ’68 to ’18, we’re showcasing some of our artists who have left the nest. Throughout Saturday of Reunion Weekend, stop in to view the exhibit in Centennial Hall. Between 4:30 and 7:00, come and join a reception to celebrate their work and reflect on their influences from their time spent at Keene State.
4:30-7:00 p.m. Class of ‘68 Dinner
5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday Night Sizzlers
Enjoy a KSC classic, Sizzlers, in the Night Owl Cafe. (Registration Required)
5:00-6:30 p.m. Alternative Break (AB) Alumni Mixer
Come reminisce your AB trip along with current AB students for some mocktails in the TDS buidling.
7:00-10:00 p.m. “Dance to the Music”: Dance and Karaoke
Sunday, September 16
9:00-10:30 a.m. Brunch with Interim President Melinda Treadwell ‘90
Where to Stay
On-Campus Housing: Monadnock Hall
Single: $75 one night, $150 two nights/ room
Double: $120 one night, $240 two nights/ room
On-Campus Housing Residents will be able to park in the Madison, Holloway, and TDS lots
Alumni Reunion participants can park in the Madison- Holloway Lot, the Student Center Commuter lot, as well as the Science Center lot. Print off a parking pass and put it on your dashboard while parking in Keene State lots during the weekend.
A block of rooms has been reserved with a set rate until August 1st Friday: $149.99 Saturday: $178.99 Including a breakfast. This does not include a 9% hotel tax
- Mariott Hotel on Main Street
- Mariott Hotel on Railroad Street: There is a courtesy 12% discount to any KSC alum at the Marriott Hotels in Keene. Rates will vary.