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Reunion 2014 Schedule of Events

Check back frequently for program and activity updates. Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change. Program activity locations will be posted 10 days prior to Reunion. Be sure to pick up the final Reunion Weekend Schedule of Events program at registration.

Friday, June 6, 2014

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Alumni Reception and Registration Center

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Franklin & Marshall College Memories Display
Enjoy a selection of photos and memorabilia from years past that are certain to bring back treasured memories of your time at F&M, courtesy of Archives and Special Collections.

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Service of Gratitude and Rememberance
This interfaith service will honor and remember deceased alumni and members of the College community.

10:30 a.m. Reunion Weekend Golf Outing at Bent Creek Country Club.
Join fellow alumni and friends for an afternoon of golf at this challenging, easy to walk and visually appealing championship course. Registration is limited; $80 includes a round of golf, cart and box lunch. Registration closes May 25.
Bent Creek Country Club, 620 Bent Creek Drive, Lititz, Pennsylvania

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nevonian Society Induction and Luncheon
Join the celebration as we honor the 50th Reunion Class of 1964 and observe their induction into the Nevonian Society. Fellow Nevonians will regale classmates with their class reflections. Reminiscences of dear old F&M continue as the Blue & White Singers perform the College fight songs, a rousing conclusion to the luncheon and a fitting salute as you begin your Reunion Weekend.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Faculty Presenatation with Associate Professor of Biology Robert Jinks and a student researcher will present on their work and research in genetic diseases within the Amish and Mennonite communities.

2 p.m. Self-Guided Tour of Lancaster
You're in the driver's seat. We provide you with a map of Lancaster and you can wander and visit what interests you. Many local historical sites are within easy walking distance. Parking maps are also available.

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Franklin & Marshall Campus Tour
Tour Franklin & Marshall College's beautiful and evolving campus with Alan Caniglia, Vice President for Planning and Vice Provost. See New College House; the Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government and Policy; the Klehr Center for Jewish Life; the Barshinger Life Sciences and Philosophy Building and other campus landmarks on this tour.

5 – 9 p.m. First Friday in Downtown Lancaster
Lancaster's First Fridays are an exhilarating celebration of the arts! Walk around and explore the 70+ arts venues. You'll find exhibitions, live music, theatrical performances, artist receptions, as well as unique boutiques and outstanding restaurants. First Friday is a great way to experience the beauty of the city and all that the arts community has to offer.

6:30 p.m. Flashback Friday at F&M - Dinner in the D-Hall
Join reunion classes; Nevonians to the class of 2009 for dinner in the D-hall and celebrate your return to campus! Enjoy good food, music by Cliff Starkey – playing music from the 70’s to current day, and conversation. Relax, reconnect with a casual dinner with your classmates.

9 p.m. Reunion Class Socials
Classes will meet to kick off your weekend with good company, drinks and conversation. Gatherings will be posted as they become available.

Class of 1959: Kreisel Lobby, Roschel Performing Arts
Class of 1964: Zebi, Distler House
Class of 1969: Patio of the Lancaster Arts Hotel
Class of 1974: Great Room and Patio of the New College House
Class of 1979: Lancaster Barnstormers, Clipper Stadium*
Class of 1984: Lancaster Barnstormers, Clipper Stadium*
Class of 1989: The Brickyard
Class of 1994: Gibraltar
Class of 1999: Marriott at Penn Square
Class of 2004: Federal Taphouse
Class of 2009: Iron Hill

*Registration Required

Saturday, June 7, 2014

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Alumni Reception and Registration Center

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Franklin & Marshall College Memories Display
Enjoy a selection of photos and memorabilia from years past that are certain to bring back treasured memories of your time at F&M, courtesy of Archives and Special Collections.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Coffee to Go
Need a morning wake up?? Grab your coffee and tea and head to your Reunion class meeting. 

9:30 - 10 a.m. Class Meetings
This is not the same old class meeting you are used to – it’s fast-paced, fun and entertaining. Catch up with classmates, discuss how to stay in contact with each other and the College, and believe it or not . . . talk about Reunion 2019!  Want more? Join us for Reunion games; mad-libs, word association and “I wish I knew then..!”  Win a Reunion prize!

10:00 a.m. Reunion Class Parade
Join your Class Parade! Carry your class banner and process with your classmates to the Ann & Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts in Hensel Hall for the Alumni Celebration. Bleachers outside of ZeBi will be available for spouses and guests of Reunion alumni. Enjoy the parade from the “F&M parade viewing stands.

10:30 a.m. - Noon Alumni Celebration
President Daniel R. Porterfield welcomes alumni to a celebration of all Reunion classes. The F&M Alumni Association will honor our most distinguished alumni at the celebration. Cheer on your fellow classmates as class reflections, gifts and awards are presented. Share the F&M spirit.

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Reunion Barbeque and Class Photos
Enjoy a traditional down-home barbeque, conversation with friends and music by the Jazz Me Trio. Food, friends and music…F&M just like you remembered! Join classmates for your official class photo.

Photo Schedule – Please proceed to the risers in front of Appel Infirmary on Hartman Green at the scheduled time!

  • Class of 1959 – 12:15 p.m.
  • Class of 1964 – 12:20 p.m.
  • Class of 1969 – 12:25 p.m.
  • Class of 1974 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Class of 1979 – 12:35 p.m.
  • Class of 1984 – 12:40 p.m.
  • Class of 1989 – 12:45 p.m.
  • Class of 1994 – 12:50 p.m.
  • Class of 1999 – 12:55 p.m.
  • Class of 2004 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Class of 2009 – 1:05 p.m.
  • Nevonians – 1:10 p.m. 

Noon – 4 p.m.  F&M "Photo Booth"
Grab your friends and family and drop by the Steinman College Center to take a commemorative photo with a selection of Franklin & Marshall gear and other fun props. You may even get to pose with Ben and John!  Tag your own smartphone snaps with #fandmReunion on Twitter or Instagram to be a part of our social media scrapbook. 

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Reunion Alumni Forums
Franklin & Marshall College has produced alumni who are the best and brightest in their fields. This program provides a wonderful opportunity to hear alumni in Reunion discuss their career paths, interests, travel and hobbies. Feel free to move in and out of each series of presentations. Forums will be posted as confirmed. 

  • Seven Minutes of Terror – Landing Curiosity on Mars, Michael  Mark '74, associate chief counsel, NASA Langley Research Center, will engage the audience through his presentation and video in the entry, descent and landing of the Mars Curiosity rover vehicle in August, 2012.

1:30 p.m. Little Dippers Carnival
Create your own F&M banners. Have fun with face painting, games and entertainment, and enjoy snow cones and cotton candy for kids of all ages.

1:30 - 4 p.m. Campus Open House
Campus is open. Feel free to visit some of the newest buildings on campus or just walk through the some of those buildings that bring back memories of your years at F&M.

2 - 3:30 p.m. Sports, Your Way . . .
Grab your classmates or family and head to Buchanan Park for a pick-up game of volleyball, baseball or basketball. Organize your own game, we will provide the equipment.

2 - 3:30 p.m. Taste of your Hometown 
Welcome classmates of 2009. Bring your favorite beverage from your local area or hometown and share your "favs" with friends and classmates.

2 – 3:30 p.m. Toast to 2004!
Join fellow classmates from the class of ’04 and friends to share and taste those beverages you used to hide in a red solo cup. Bring your favorite “beverage” from your hometown or local area and spread the joy.

2 - 3:30 p.m. Taste of '89
Join fellow members of the Class of 1989 for an informal gathering to share and taste your favorite “beverages.” Enjoy reminiscing, reconnecting and celebrating your 25th Reunion.

2 - 6 p.m. Phi Kappa Sigma Open House & Barbeque
Phi Kappa Sigma is happy to welcome back alumni and invites them for a tour of the house. Please join us for the fifth-annual summer barbeque for the entire brotherhood.

2:30 - 4 p.m. ZBT Open House
ZBT welcomes you back to campus! Don't miss this opportunity to connect and catch up with your ZBT brothers at the frat house "Back in the Day."

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Ben’s Underground
Remember when you hung out at Ben’s? Bring your family and show them where you were …after studying in the Library!  Play pool, foosball, and ping pong or just sit around talking with classmates and friends! Enjoy snacks and relive the memories.

3 - 5 p.m. Speed Mentoring Experience and Reception
Join us for an interactive networking experience where everyone is a mentor and everyone is a mentee!

  • Learn and share about topics that are important to you in your career and personal development
  • Make new alumni connections and foster existing connections
  • Reflect on and develop your unique strengths

During this event, attendees will have the opportunity to share learning and insight on a variety of career and professional development topics with other attendees through short, structured mentorship conversations. The reception portion of the evening will provide an additional informal opportunity to meet others and to delve deeper into conversation over cookies and coffee. Information and registration for F&M Alumni Partnerships, an alumni mentorship program also available at the event. To register for the Speed Mentoring Experience and Reception RSVP to .
Booth Ferris North, Steinman College Center

3 - 4 p.m. Welcome to Reunion Volunteers 2015
A special welcome to the Reunion 2015 attending volunteers. We look forward to welcoming you to Reunion "sneak peek" Weekend.

3-4 p.m. Phi Sigma Kappa Open House
Drop in and reminisce! The Winterstein family has graciously agreed to open their home, formerly the fraternity house of Phi Sigma Kappa. Bill Curtis '61 will be on hand to greet returning alums.

3 - 4:30 p.m. Franklin & Marshall Campus Tour
Tour Franklin & Marshall College's beautiful and evolving campus with Alan Caniglia, Vice President for Planning and Vice Provost. See New College House; the Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government & Public Policy; the Klehr Center for Jewish Life; the Barshinger Life Sciences and Philosophy Building and other campus landmarks on this tour.

4:30 – 6 p.m. President's Reception
President Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. and his family host a reception in their home for F&M faculty, coaches, and all Reunion alumni and their families. The “Reunion Weekend” trolley will provide transportation to this wonderful gathering.

6 – 10 p.m. Childcare
Childcare is available for children ages 3 and older. Box dinner included. Registration required.

6:30 p.m. Reunion Class Dinners for Classes of Nevonians – 2009
For many, this is the high point of the weekend! Enjoy a celebratory dinner with classmates and special guests, relive your fondest memories and reconnect all over again. Dinner locations will be posted in the week prior to Reunion. Please check final dinner locations at Reunion registration in Steinman College Center. 

9 – 11:30 p.m. Party on the Green
The biggest weekend party; whether you are dancing to the sounds of Group Du Jour or just sitting back enjoying the Reunion beverages and delicious desserts, the tent on Hartman Green is the place to be.

9 p.m. Phi Kappa Sigma Shenanigans
Phi Kappa Sigma welcomes brothers and guests to the house for a social gathering.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

9 - 930 a.m. Reunion Sunday Service
Conducted by the Reverend Herbert Bomberger '59.

9 – 11 a.m. Farewell Brunch
Enjoy brunch with classmates, family and friends.

Noon. Dorm, Weis College House, Check Out

  • Homecoming Campus Map
  • Campus Map
  • Parking is available in the lots adjacent to College Square and Tylus Field, as well as Lot E to the west of Benjamin Franklin Hall off of Race Ave. Parking is also available along College, Harrisburg and Race Aves. If you choose to park on the street, please watch for street-cleaning and permit parking signs.

    Those staying in on-campus accommodations may park in Lot G, west of Weis College House, and Lot F behind Benjamin Franklin Hall.

    Please note: The lot located behind College Row Retailers is reserved for customers patronizing those businesses. Violators will be towed. The College strongly suggests that you make use of other available parking.