Reunion 2022 Events Schedule

Subject to change

Virtual Programming Prior to Reunion Weekend

Pre-Reunion Activities

Tee times are available Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10 at River Run Country Club in Davidson. Visit General Information for more information. 


Campus Resources

Welcome Center
Harry L. Vance Athletic Center, Baker Sports Complex
The official check-in location for the weekend. Stop in if you have any questions about your weekend registration. Lost and found is also located here.
Friday: 9 a.m.
6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.
3 p.m.

Wildcat Pit Stop
Carole and Marcus Weinstein Center, Duke Residence Hall
In a hurry? Stop by to grab water or reunion information. Need to slow down? Sit, visit with friends, and enjoy the air conditioning!
Friday: 1
10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.
8 p.m.

Water/Coffee Stations
Stay hydrated and caffeinated.

Chambers Building Lobby 
Friday: 1 – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.
– 11 p.m.

Belk Residence Hall Lobby 
Friday: 1 – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.
– 11 p.m.

The Oasis
Chaplain's Office, 4th Floor Alvarez College Union
You are invited to visit The Oasis, a reflection, meditation and prayer space provided by the Chaplain's Office.
Friday - Sunday: 9 a.m.
5 p.m.


Friday, June 10 

Lunch in Town
11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
Alumni and their families are invited to enjoy one of the many local eateries.
View list of local businesses.

50th Reunion Lunch and Opening Session
Lunch: Noon 1:15 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building
Opening Session: 1:4
5 – 3:15 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Building (Old 900 Room)
Members of the Class of 1972 are invited to join classmates for this special session to kick off their 50th Reunion. Seated lunch that will be served at 12:15 p.m. There is no formal program. Following the lunch classmates will move to the Opening Session.

Tours
All tours are all walking tours and leave from the Blackwell Alumni House. Golf carts will be available for those who need assistance.

  • 1 – 2 p.m.

    Sculpture Tour- Join C. Shaw Smith, professor of art and humanities, on a tour of Davidson’s collection of outdoor sculptures by internationally acclaimed artists. The 70-minute tour begins with Rodin’s Jean d’Aire and ends with Moroles’ Spirit Waves Fountain. If it rains, Professor Smith will present the program in the Visual Arts Center.

    Tour of the J. Hurt Hub- Explore the former cotton mill that has been renovated into a cutting-edge, LEED Gold-certified facility that serves as a hub where campus and community meet to spark vibrant technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, experiential learning and a robust mentor network.

    Tour of Lula Bells and Downtown Davidson- Join Kristin Booher, Director of Civic Engagement & Bonner Scholars, on a tour of Lula Bell’s, an on-campus resource center that focuses on a wide variety of life skills topics from financial literacy to systemic social issues. Then student ambassadors take you to Main Street in Davidson where small-town charm and independence still thrive alongside the dramatic growth of the greater Charlotte area.
     

  • 2:10 3:10 p.m.

    Tour of the J. Hurt Hub- Explore the former cotton mill that has been renovated into a cutting-edge, LEED Gold-certified facility that serves as a hub where campus and community meet to spark vibrant technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, experiential learning and a robust mentor network. 

    Tour of Lula Bells and Downtown Davidson- Join Kristin Booher, Director of Civic Engagement & Bonner Scholars, on a tour of Lula Bell’s, an on-campus resource center that focuses on a wide variety of life skills topics from financial literacy to systemic social issues. Then student ambassadors take you to Main Street in Davidson where small-town charm and independence still thrive alongside the dramatic growth of the greater Charlotte area.

    Campus Tour- See what’s new on campus and retrace the paths you forged years ago. Current Davidson students will lead you on a tour of the grounds, including the recently added E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center and innovative outdoor sculptures.
     

  • 3:20 4:20 p.m.

    Sculpture Tour- Join C. Shaw Smith, professor of art and humanities, on a tour of Davidson’s collection of outdoor sculptures by internationally acclaimed artists. The 70-minute tour begins with Rodin’s Jean d’Aire and ends with Moroles’ Spirit Waves Fountain. If it rains, Professor Smith will present the program in the Visual Arts Center.

    Tour of the J. Hurt Hub- Explore the former cotton mill that has been renovated into a cutting-edge, LEED Gold-certified facility that serves as a hub where campus and community meet to spark vibrant technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, experiential learning and a robust mentor network.

    Tour of Lula Bells and Downtown Davidson- Join Kristin Booher, Director of Civic Engagement & Bonner Scholars, on a tour of Lula Bell’s, an on-campus resource center that focuses on a wide variety of life skills topics from financial literacy to systemic social issues. Then student ambassadors take you to Main Street in Davidson where small-town charm and independence still thrive alongside the dramatic growth of the greater Charlotte area.

    Campus Tour- See what’s new on campus and retrace the paths you forged years ago. Current Davidson students will lead you on a tour of the grounds, including the recently added E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center and innovative outdoor sculptures.

Faculty-Led Classes
Recapture the heart of the Davidson College experience—time spent learning in the classroom learning with these Davidson notables.

  • 2 – 2:50 p.m.
    Romeo and Juliet 40 Years On- Taught by Cynthia Lewis, Charles A. Dana Professor of English
    Room 320, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center

    When I started teaching Romeo and Juliet  to Davidson undergraduates over 40years ago, I thought of it as a simple, straightforward play—a beginner’s exercise for a playwright who would become a great tragedian. Over the decades, though, my appreciation for and thinking about the play has deepened and broadened. In our class, I’ll sketch out the path that has led me to think of this early work as a masterpiece on a par with Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, like Othello and King Lear.
     
  • 3 – 3:50 p.m.
    Are Broken Brains Doomed to Dysfunction?- Taught by Julio Ramirez, R. Stuart Dickson Professor of Psychology/Director of the Neuroscience Program
    Room 210, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center
    Recovery of function after central nervous system injury remains one of the great mysteries in neuroscience and neurology. The brain is now understood to be a self-reorganizing system that is highly responsive to injury. My students and I have been exploring whether this brain plasticity contributes to the recovery of memory function after brain injury in rats.  Our work in this research area raises interesting possibilities for therapeutic interventions in cases of degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.
     
  • 4 5 p.m.
    The Genius of Hamilton - Taught by Bill Lawing, J. Estes Millner Professor of Music/Jazz Ensemble Director.
    Room 201, Sloan Music Building
    What is it that caused this show to have such an impact upon Broadway? What is its magic? 

Free Time
5 7 p.m.

A Celebration of Giving (Invitation Only) 
5:30 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mauzé Terrace, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center
Members of the Ne Ultra Society honoring leadership giving and the Maxwell Chambers Society honoring planned giving are invited to attend this special reception.  Invitations will be sent to members of these giving societies. 

55th - 60th Reunions Class Dinners
6:30  9:30 p.m.
The class dinner is the highlight of Reunion Weekend. Come ready to reminisce, participate in the class photo, and enjoy a special evening with classmates. Open bar included. 

  • 60th Reunion/Class of 1962
    900 Room, Alvarez College Union
  • 55th Reunion/Class of 1967
    Sprinkle Room, Alvarez College Union

Shabbat Services
7 8 p.m.
Temple Kol Tikvah
, 605 South St., Davidson
Join Temple Kol Tikvah and the entire Lake Norman Jewish Community in Friday evening Shabbat services. 

5th – 50th Reunions Welcome Back Party
7  11 p.m.
Tent at former Covington Tennis Courts
Join other reunion classes to enjoy delicious barbeque and an open beer and wine bar at this casual celebration. Find classmates near your class banner!

Saturday, June 11

Alumni Cake Race
8 a.m.
Baker Sports Complex Plaza
Rain Plan:
Canceled
Join in this family-friendly tradition for a 1.6 mile run around campus. To help prepare, be sure to check out the route. Cakes will be awarded to the top runners!

Various Class Gatherings
9 10:30 a.m.
Several classes have activities planned by their reunion committees. Refer to your class-specific schedule for more information.

  • Class of 1972 Meeting and Memorial
    Lingle Chapel, Davidson College Presbyterian Church (DCPC)
  • Class of 1977 Memorial and Meeting
    Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center (Old 900 Room)
  • Class of 1982 Class Panel
    Hamilton W. McKay Atrium, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center
  • Class of 1987 Class Program
    Summit Outpost (120 Patterson Court Circle)

Avant Garde Check-in and Morning Session with Graham Allison ’62 (Includes Classes of 1967 and 1962)
9 10:30 a.m.
Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building
Members of the Avant Garde (those celebrating their 55th Reunion and beyond) are encouraged to join this special session with featured speaker Graham Allison ’62 will present "Global Strategic Issues Facing the U.S., China and Russia."

Tours
All tours are all walking tours and leave from the Blackwell Alumni House. Golf carts will be available for those who need assistance

  • 9 10:30 a.m.
    Campus Tour- See what’s new on campus and retrace the paths you forged years ago. Current Davidson students will lead you on a tour of the grounds, including the recently added E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center and innovative outdoor sculptures.

Academic Building Visits
10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Tour the open academic buildings. Chambers Building, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center, E.H. Little Library, Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Watson Life Sciences (Baker-Watt Science Complex) and Sloan Music Center (formerly the Student Union and library) will be open to explore. Please note that some of the classrooms will be locked due to set
-up for academic summer camps or safety rules. 

A Conversation with President Carol Quillen
11 a.m.Noon
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
Join us to hear from President Quillen about key college initiatives and updates. A time for Q&A will follow her remarks.

Avant Garde Lunch and Induction Ceremony (Includes Classes of 1967 and 1962)
12:152 p.m. 
Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building
Those celebrating their 55th Reunion and beyond are invited for a lunch and induction ceremony for new members of the Avant Garde. Featured speaker Dick Little ’66.

10th - 50th Reunions Picnic and Lawn Party
Noon2 p.m. 
Chambers Lawn
Rain Plan: Baker Sports Complex

Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of food and fun on the lawn. You can purchase lunch through reunion registration or bring your own. Check out the activities, including bounce houses, snow cone machines and games. Look for your class reunion banner!

5th Reunion Meetup at the Lake
Noon  5 p.m.
Lake Campus
Grab some food at your favorite local eatery
to bring with you as you enjoy an afternoon of fun at the Lake Campus! 

Various Class Gatherings
23:30 p.m.
Several classes have activities planned by their reunion committees. Refer to your class-specific schedule provided in your Welcome Center packet for more information.

  • Class of 1992 Class Gathering
    Summit Outpost (120 Patterson Court Circle)
  • Class of 1997 Family-Friendly Gathering (Ends at 5pm)
    D9 Brewing Co. Lake Norman (11138 Treynorth Dr., Cornelius)
  • Class of 2002 Family-Friendly Scavenger Hunt
    Summit Coffee (128 South Main Street, Davidson)
  • Class of 2007 Family-Friendly Gathering
    Chambers Lawn
  • Class of 2012 Family-Friendly Gathering
    Sculpture Garden

Alumni of Color Reception
4 – 5 p.m.
Black Student Coalition House, Patterson Court

Join alums from the Davidson Asian South Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Network (DASAPIAN), the Davidson Black Alumni Network (DBAN) and the Latinx Alumni Network at Davidson (LAND) as well as other members of the campus community as we come together to fellowship and build connections. Light refreshments and adult beverages will be served. 

Davidson LGBTQ+ Alumni Network (DLAN) Reception
5:30 6:30 p.m.
Spencer-Weinstein Center for Community and Justice, Patterson Court (formerly the Multicultural House)

Join alums and other members of the campus community as we come together to fellowship and build connections. Light refreshments and adult beverages will be served. 

5th - 50th Reunions Class Receptions and Dinners
7 10 p.m.

The class dinner is the highlight of Reunion Weekend. Come ready to reminisce, participate in the class photo, and enjoy a special evening with classmates. Open beer and wine bar included.

  • 50th Reunion/Class of 1972 Dinner
    Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building
  • 45th Reunion/Class of 1977 Dinner
    Nisbet Lobby, Baker Sports Complex
  • 40th Reunion/Class of 1982 Reception
    2nd Level, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center
  • 35th Reunion/Class of 1987 Reception
    900 Room, Alvarez College Union
  • 30th Reunion/Class of 1992 Reception
    Van Deman Lounge, J. Hurt Hub
  • 25th Reunion/Class of 1997 Dinner
    Vail Commons
  • 20th Reunion/Class of 2002 Reception
    Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union
  • 15th Reunion/Class of 2007 Reception
    Tent, Historic Lawn
  • 10th Reunion/Class of 2012 Reception
    Tent, Martin Lawn: E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center Lawn
  • 5th Reunion/Class of 2017 Reception
    Tent, Former Covington Tennis Courts

All-Alumni Late-Night Party
10 p.m. – Midnight
Tent at former Covington Tennis Courts
The party is just getting started! Continue celebrating at this festive event featuring music and dancing while further reminiscing with your classmates. Includes open beer and wine bar.

Sunday, June 12

Worship Services
8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church

John Cook ’92Associate Pastor for Discipleship, Shandon Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC, will serve as the Guest Preacher at all three services.

Learn more about area houses of worship.

Farewell Brunch
9 a.m. Noon
Vail Commons
Visit Vail Commons to finish your weekend with a traditional Sunday brunch.

Davidson Jewish Network (DJN) Reception
10 a.m. to Noon
Fish Bowl, E.H. Little Library

Join alums and other members of the campus community for the first Davidson Jewish Network reception as we come together to fellowship and build connections

On-Campus Housing Check-Out Deadline
Noon
Residents must be out of their rooms and have returned their keys and CatCards through the drop boxes in their residence hall lounges, at the Blackwell Alumni House or in Vail Commons.