June 4-14, 2021 Virtual Reunion Events Schedule

Links for all events are included in the descriptions below. Events with pre-registration are noted.
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ALL-REUNION EVENTS

Friday, June 4 

Reunion Kickoff- Check out the recording!
7 p.m. ET
Zoom
Webinar ID: 990 9865 2275 
Passcode: 126184

Join us to hear from President Quillen about key college initiatives and updates, celebrate this year's Reunion award winners, announce Reunion Class Gift standings and launch this special virtual celebration!

Saturday, June 5 

Back-to-School Class: Yoga with Theo Jones '16
Noon-1 p.m. ET
Register for this event

Zoom
Meeting ID: 952 1778 1496
Passcode: 422944

After graduating and settling into the working world, Theo was struggling to find his workout routine. That's when he discovered hot, vinyasa (Breath to Movement) yoga.  From the attention they paid to mind, body and soul, the genuine support and encouragement, the mindfulness and the amazing community it was unlike any workout he’d ever done! Now, Theo shares the joy of yoga with others! Come ready to sweat, move & groove to some Hip Hop (it's yoga in ATL, of course there's trap music) and have fun!

Sunday, June 6 

Latinx Alumni Reception
8 p.m. ET
Register for this event

Zoom
Meeting ID: 926 7023 4259
Passcode: 688800
 
We invite you to join us for a virtual kick-off of our alum network and connect with other Latinx-identifying alums. This is an opportunity to learn more about the next steps for the network and share your ideas.

We recognize that being Latinx is not a monolith. Latinx realities include a wide range of racial identities, languages, customs, and countries, to name a few, and we hope this can be a space where we are able to learn from and connect with one another.

Monday, June 7 

“Since U Been Gone” Tour
So much can change in five years! Check out this video tour to take a deeper look into some of Davidson College’s newest spaces on campus since your last reunion in June 2016.

Tuesday, June 8 

Davidson LGBTQ+ Alumni Network Happy Hour
6:30- 7:30 p.m. ET
Register for this event
Zoom
Meeting ID: 992 6555 1365
Passcode: 965316

Join other LGBTQ+- identifying Wildcats for a fun, virtual happy hour to celebrate Reunion and Pride Month.

Please note: While we value the support of allies, we're asking that only LGBTQ+-identifying alumni register for and attend this event.

Back-to-School Class: Conversation with Director of Athletics Chris Clunie '06
8-9 p.m. ET
Register for this event
Zoom
Meeting ID: 978 3834 2837
Passcode: 002096

Join us for a guided conversation featuring Chris Clunie ’06, director of athletics, and Tyler Thompson '06, editor-in-chief to Kentucky Sports Radio.  Moderated by Tyler, she will interview Chris about the direction college sports is taking and what to potentially expect. Participants will have the opportunity to ask Chris questions at the end of the program. 

Wednesday, June 9

Post on your Class Kudoboard
Kudoboards provide a visually fun opportunity to share a memory, highlight your family, update classmates on your latest adventures and more. Take a moment today to post on the Kudoboard linked from your class website. No account needed!

Thursday, June 10

Class vs Class Trivia
7:30-9 p.m. ET
Zoom
Meeting ID: 934 6163 2313
Passcode: 259393

Help your class take it all! Grab a few classmates to battle it out for bragging rights (and a few other cool prizes) as classes compete against one another in this lively trivia game. Join us for rounds of fun questions and a chance to engage with your classmates throughout the evening.

*To optimize participation in this event download the latest version of Zoom.

Friday, June 11

Connect with Davidson Connect
Video chat with classmates! Post a picture in your Davidson gear to your class group! Look up an old roommate! If you have not already, activate your profile in Davidson Connect, a platform designed to connect our community in one central digital location. By doing so, you can gain access to the online directory, mentor students, post jobs and internships, and more. Be sure to join your class group as a way to connect during Reunion and year-round with classmates. Visit davidsonconnect.com to see what it’s all about.

Saturday, June 12 

Virtual Cake Race
Lace up your running/walking shoes and participate in this long-standing Davidson tradition. Decide when and where to complete your own 1.7 mile course and share your time for all to see. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers. To participate:

Sunday, June 13

Back-to-School Class: Yoga with Sarah Taylor '16
Noon-1 p.m. ET
Register for this event

Zoom
Meeting ID: 948 3888 6228
Passcode: 395901

Sarah Taylor '16 is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She is the founder of Wondering Soul Yoga (a yoga YouTube channel) and instructor at her local yoga studio. She teaches both hatha and vinyasa yoga with a focus on building a holistic, life-long practice. Sarah will be teaching a 60 minute gentle yoga class complete with mindfulness practices you can return to on and off your mat. Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket and put on comfy clothes designed for movement. *This course is designed for all levels of ability and flexibility: from complete beginners to advanced practitioners. Family members and friends are welcome to join.*
https://wonderingsoulwanderingsoles.wordpress.com/yoga/ 

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Alumni Reception
5-6 p.m. ET
Register for this event

Zoom
Meeting ID: 963 5477 5129
Passcode: 763318

We invite you to join us for a virtual kick-off of our AAPI alumni network and connect with other AAPI Wildcats. This is an opportunity to learn more about our next steps and share your ideas.

We recognize that the community is not a monolith. AAPI realities include a wide range of identities, languages, customs, and countries, and we hope this can be a space where we are able to learn from and connect with one another.

Monday, June 14

How the Word is Passed: Clint Smith ’10 in Conversation with President E Quillen
8 p.m. ET
Register for this event
Join us for a conversation with Clint Smith ’10 and Carol E. Quillen, president of Davidson College, about Smith’s soon-to-be released book, How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery. Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith’s debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be. Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of the poetry collection Counting Descent. The book won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He has received fellowships from New America, the Emerson Collective, the Art For Justice Fund, Cave Canem and the National Science Foundation. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review and elsewhere. Born and raised in New Orleans, Smith received his B.A. in English from Davidson College and his Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University. 

Want to revisit a place of worship you attended while at Davidson? Explore options for attending a variety of virtual worship services. Be sure to click on specific links for details and information for online opportunities.

CLASS-SPECIFIC EVENTS

Saturday, June 5

Class of 1991 Virtual Class Gathering
7 p.m. ET
Zoom
Join us for much laughter and cheer at the Class of 1991 virtual gathering! We will kick off the evening with a cocktail (or mocktail!) mixer with Margaret Fields. Feel free to grab the drink of your choice and toast to the Class of 1991! We will honor classmates who have passed away and the Class of 1991 reunion award winners. To cap the evening off, you’ll have a chance to mingle with other classmates, reconnect with friends and maybe make some new ones. There will also be a Zoom afterparty for anyone who wants to keep the fun going!

Mocktail recipe:
1 oz lime juice
.5 oz grapefruit juice (or orange if you want it sweeter)
.05 oz agave
Shake with ice.
Top with 3-4 oz seltzer. Stir to incorporate. Sprinkle salt on top. 

Cocktail recipe:
2 oz. Reposado or Blanco tequila
1 oz  lime juice
0.5 oz agave
0.5 oz Dry Curaçao or Cointreau if you have it.
Shake with ice.
Sprinkle salt on top.

Class of 2006 Online Gathering
7:30-9 p.m. ET
Zoom
Meeting ID: 925 1278 3386
Passcode: 098886

Culinary artist of Envie by Mincey and Masterchef Top 3 Finalist, Ashley Mincey '11, will be leading us on a culinary excursion with our Crêpes and Cocktails Reunion event! Recipes will be provided to those who register using the general reunion registration link.  Get creative and make savory ones for dinner with 'jambon et fromage' or dessert ones with fresh fruit, Nutella, and crème Chantilly... that part of the culinary journey is totally up to you and the fam! After our cooking class, we will have the most incredible time in breakout rooms safely reuniting while enjoying what we made. To connect more with Ashley, please visit www.enviebymincey.com. Regardless of your interest in cooking, all members of the Class of 2006 are encouraged to join for the comradery!

Monday, June 7 

Class of 1961 Online Gathering
2 p.m. ET
Zoom
Meeting ID: 912 7225 2796
Passcode: 952670

Join classmates to hear a few words from President Emeritus John Kuykendall ’59 and connect in breakout conversations with classmates. The program will conclude with a toast in celebration of our 60th Reunion. BYOB!

Wednesday, June 9 

Class of 2001 Online Gathering
8:30-10 p.m. ET
Zoom
Be sure to update to the latest Zoom version so you can visit classmates in breakout rooms.
Join us for a Virtual Class of 2001 Cocktail Party. We will have a brief program to kick off the evening and then use break out rooms to mix and mingle. You will be able to pop in and out of rooms to catch up with folks in our class. If you purchased a "cocktail party in a box" don't forget to bring it with you!

Thursday, June 10 

Class of 1966 Online Gathering
5-6:30 p.m. ET
Zoom
Meeting ID: 979 3247 4272
Passcode: 764444

Join classmates for a gathering to celebrate our 55th Reunion. Classmates will be inducted into the Avant Garde, spend some time in breakouts to reconnect with classmates and much more. The program will conclude with a toast in celebration of our 55 years out. BYOB!

Class of 1971 Online Gathering
5-6 p.m. ET
Zoom
Meeting ID: 937 6103 5880
Passcode: 167632

Join classmates for brief welcome remarks by classmates and President Quillen, a poem by Bob Ambrose and time to connect in breakout conversations with classmates. The program will conclude with a toast as we look to a future date when we can gather on-campus to celebrate our 50th Reunion in person. BYOB!

Friday, June 11 

Class of 1981 Online Gathering
7-8 p.m. ET
Zoom
Meeting ID: 992 9063 4132
Passcode: 098607

Join classmates for a performance by Harry Pickens, entertainment from some of our class personalities, space to honor deceased classmates and time for conversations in several breakout rooms. The program will conclude with a toast as we look to our next reunion. We promise you won't want to miss the fun!

Class of 2011 Online Gathering
8-9 p.m. ET
Zoom
Meeting ID: 924 9713 2848
Passcode: 112220

Join ’11 classmates for a virtual happy hour to celebrate our 10th Reunion. Bring your beverage of choice, your smile and favorite memory to share! 

Saturday, June 12 

Class of 1986 Online Gathering
5-6:30 p.m. ET
Zoom
Meeting ID: 950 2828 4198
Passcode: 956953

Join classmates for this virtual “Cocktail Party” hosted by members of the Reunion Planning Committee. The Class of 1986 is always known to “bring the party” wherever we go – this event is no exception. If you registered for a Cocktail Party Box be sure to have it on hand and know the the party box is not required to participate. Don’t miss this virtual celebration!

Class of 1996 Online Gathering
7-8:30 p.m. ET

Zoom
Please join us for our Class of 1996 virtual gathering. The evening will start with a light-hearted reprise of the Freak Show from our senior year, featuring a few low-pressure performances by classmates and their talented offspring. Afterwards, we'll open up some virtual social spaces where you will be able to join fellow classmates in our old stomping grounds - the Commons, the Outpost, the 24-hour study room. There will be several hang-outs and you can come and go as you please. We realize a virtual reunion is not really what any of us had in mind for our 25th, but Gen X makes the best of it, amirite? No need to get all gussied up - come as you are! We hope to see you there. 

Be sure to update to the latest Zoom version so you can visit classmates in breakout rooms.

Class of 2016 Online Gathering
5-6 p.m. ET
Zoom
Meeting ID: 990 3876 8604
Passcode: 533677
Join ’16 classmates for a virtual happy hour to celebrate our 5th Reunion!