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Reunion

Class of 1988

Keene State College All Alumni Reunion

Registration for the All Alumni Reunion is now closed. If you have any questions please contact Kirsten Camp, Office Coordinator of Alumni and Parent Relations at 603-358-2369 or alumni@keene.edu.

Clear the calendar! Come back to campus for the All Alumni Reunion will be Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7!
Stroll again down Appian Way or across the Quad, connect with old friends and visit old haunts. Spend a night in historic Fiske Hall or award-winning, LEED-Silver-certified Pondside III. And remember, this is a milestone year if your class year ends in a 0 or a 5.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 6

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Reunion Check In

L.P. Young Student Center
Pick up your information packet, check out the boards to see who’s attending, get your room swipe card, and check for schedule updates.

8:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

L.P. Young Student Center
Settle into the weekend with a breakfast treat with your KSC friends! Light breakfast treats, coffee, tea, and juice. Complimentary

9:30 a.m. - Points of Pride Programs

Various Locations to be Determined
A variety of programs will be offered to alumni to showcase the highlights of what is happening on and off campus at Keene State Today. Pride Programs include:

Meet the Keene State Today Magazine Editor

Meet Jane Eklund, Keene State Today's editor and hear about the magazine, it's visions, how the alumni featured are interviewed, and more

Trends and the Direction of School Cultures of Middle Schools and Secondary Education

Learn about the trends and direction of school cultures of middle schools and in secondary education with Dana Hilliard '95 and Laurie Rothhaus '81

Intersecting Classroom and Experiential Learning-Keene to Rwanda

Engage with Sociology and Architecture students who traveled to Rwanda and the classroom learning turns into experiential learning

Our Vision for KSC

Participate in conversations around the vision for Keene State College's new Strategic Plan with Lindsay Ware '03, KSC Board Member and member of the Strategic Planning Committee.

10:30 a.m. - Class Gatherings

Various Locations to be Determined
Meet up with classmates, get caught up on their careers, news, families. This is a great time to talk about classmates connections with KSC.

11:30 a.m. - Parade of Classes

Gather between Rhodes Hall, Fiske Quad, and Mason Library
This fun and proud procession of classes includes hundreds of alumni. Those celebrating milestone anniversary years and others take part in this quintessential Keene State tradition. The short stroll down Appian Way – with the Class of 1965 leading the way. A great photo op for sure! Class year signs will be handed out at 11:45.

Noon - 1:30 p.m. - All Alumni BBQ & Class Photos

Zorn Dining Commons
Enjoy delicious BBQ and help us kick off a new tradition! We are offering a lively event that will be fun, casual and celebratory. We'll clap in the Class of 65 as they receive their Medallions and cheer on all classes ending in 0's and 5's. Tables will be coordinated by classes and we will announce the 2015 Sprague Drennan Award recipient. $22 per adult; $13 per child ages 6-16

2:30 p.m. - Ice Cream Social

Fiske Quad (Under the Tent!)
From its start at Centennial Reunion in 2009, the ice cream social has been one of our favorite activities. Complimentary

All Afternoon - Fiske Quad Fun

Fiske Quad Bring your favorite lawn games, frisbees, tunes and camp chairs and chill on the Quad. Tents will be in place for those looking to chill in the shade.

5:30 p.m. Class Gatherings & Get Togethers

Class of 1965 50th Reunion Dinner

Centennial Hall, Alumni Center
Where, oh where, did the time go? After five decades it’s time to celebrate this special life milestone. Cocktail reception followed by a scrumptious buffet and lots of lively storytelling. $33 per person; Cash Bar

Class of 1975 Reunion Picnic

College Camp on Wilson Pond, Swanzey, NH
Bring a camp chair and relax by the water at this low key event for the class of '75. $15 per person; Cash bar

Pub Club Social

Night Owl Café, L.P. Young Student Center
The more things change, the more things stay the same. Whether you were here in 1985 and celebrating your 30th or '90 celebrating your 25th you likely had your own mug in the Pub Club. Renew those memories and make some new ones. $5 per person; Cash Bar

Sunday, June 7

8:30 - 10 a.m. - President’s Breakfast

Zorn Dining Commons
A nice way to unwind after a bust weekend. Be our guest at this casual buffet as you prepare to say goodbye to your fellow Owls. Complimentary

Additional Details about Reunion

Reunion Registration

A non-refundable $3 processing fee will be included in all registrations. Requests for refunds must be received by May 29th, and no refunds will be given after May 29.

Special Assistance

Guests requiring special assistance should contact the Alumni and Parent Relations Office at 603-358-2369 at least three weeks in advance of Reunion Weekend. Most event locations are partially or fully accessible.

Lodging

Residence Halls

On-campus housing is available Saturday night and has been arranged for Reunion weekend through the Alumni Office in conjunction with Residential Life. Should you decide to stay on campus, room rate fees will be incorporated into your overall Reunion registration process. Two residence halls have been reserved for alumni: historic Fiske Hall and award-winning, LEED-Silver-certified, air-conditioned, Pondside III. Fiske Hall is not air-conditioned and has shared baths on each floor. Pondside III (PIII) is designed with suite-style living. Suites contain a communal sitting area, kitchen (microwave but no stove or refrigerator), and shared bathroom.

Local Hotels

Several hotels and bed and breakfasts are conveniently located within a mile of campus; contact them directly to reserve rooms. A list of full local hotels and bed and breakfasts, and Inns can be found here.

Want an idea of what happens over Reunion Weekend? Check out the great pictures from Reunion 2014 here!


Contact the Alumni Office

Alumni & Parent Relations
Barry Alumni House
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435-2701
603-358-2369
800-572-1909

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