June 4-14, 2021 Virtual Reunion Events Schedule

(All links, including Zoom events, will be shared at the end of May.)

All-Reunion Events

Friday, June 4 

Reunion Kickoff
7 p.m. ET
Zoom
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!

Sunday, June 6 

Latinx Alumni Reception
8 p.m. ET
Zoom
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! Keep an eye on your email inbox for this video tour as we take a deeper look into some of Davidson College’s newest spaces on campus since Reunion 2016.

Tuesday, June 8 

Davidson LGBTQ+ Alumni Network Happy Hour
6:30- 7:30 p.m. ET
Zoom
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.

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
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 with 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.

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 fun 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 winners. 

Sunday, June 13

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Alumni Reception
5-6 p.m. ET
Zoom
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 here
Join us for a conversation Monday, June 14, at 8 p.m. ET 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
You might recall at our 25th Reunion, former president Bobby Vagt read his staffs’ briefing for our party. It said, “The Class of ’91 likes to party and have a good time. It doesn’t matter what you say, they will have imbibed a few and not remember a word of it.”  Well, we’d like to think that we just get better with age. We haven’t finalized the plans but if we are all together, do the plans really matter? Join us for much laughter and cheer on June 5 at 7 pm ET. 

Class of 2006 Online Gathering
Time TBA (Evening)
Zoom
Join ’06 classmates for an interactive gathering. 

Monday, June 7 

Class of 1961 Online Gathering
2 p.m. ET
Zoom
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
Time TBA (Evening)
Zoom
Join ’01 classmates for a relaxed, interactive gathering to celebrate your 20th Reunion. 

Thursday, June 10 

Class of 1966 Online Gathering
5-6:30 p.m. ET
Zoom
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
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
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!

Class of 2011 Online Gathering
Time TBA
Zoom
Join ’11 classmates for a gathering to celebrate our 10th Reunion. 

Saturday, June 12 

Class of 1986 Online Gathering
5-6 p.m. ET
Zoom
Join classmates for this virtual “Cocktail Party” hosted by Anne Lambert, Dana Lemon, Jamie Kiser and other members of the Reunion Planning Committee. Be sure to register (link coming soon) to receive your box of supplies...although the box is not required to participate. Class of 1986 is always known to “bring the party” wherever we go – and this is no exception. Don’t miss this virtual celebration!

*Special ‘cocktail party in a box’ will be available for $35 per person (coming soon): includes mixer, keepsake glass, snack from It’s Poppin gourmet popcorn, a special DC keepsake and a recipe card. (Just add alcohol—your favorite vodka, gin or rum—and voila, instant party!) Cocktail party box will be mailed to your address several days in advance of the June 12 gathering. On the day of the event, open the box and proceed to party!

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

Zoom
Come as you are for a relaxed gathering of ’96 classmates. 

Class of 2016 Online Gathering
Time TBA
Zoom
Join ’16 classmates for an interactive gathering.