2020 Reunion Events Schedule (Subject to Change)

Campus Resources

Welcome Center
Nancy O. Blackwell Alumni House
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. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 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 to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 to 11 a.m.

Gallery Open  
Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center (VAC)

Stop by and view the latest exhibits: the Smith Gallery will feature a group show of art majors from the Class of 2020 and the Van Avery Gallery will feature an exhibition entitled Recent Acquisitions.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 4 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. to 4 p.m.

Friday, June 5 

50th Reunion Opening Session and Lunch
Check-in begins at 9 a.m.; Program 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building
Members of the Class of 1970 are invited to join classmates for this special session to kick off their 50th Reunion. 

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

Back-to-School Classes and Tours
1 to 3:15 p.m.
Various Locations
Recapture the heart of the Davidson experience-time spent learning in the classroom! Hear from fellow alumni, faculty, community members and other Davidson notables on a wide variety of topics, in numerous formats, designed to pique the curiosity and interest of Reunion-goers of all ages. View list of classes, times and locations.

Davidson Impact Alumni Panel
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall
Join us in the Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center, to hear from several incredible alumni about their remarkable careers and how their Davidson experiences prepared them to be pioneers in their fields and make a difference in their communities and around the world.

Academic Departments and Faculty Open House
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union
Join us to connect with current and retired faculty and administrators from various academic departments.

A Celebration of Giving (Invitation Only) 
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mauzé Terrace, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center

Rain Location: Hamilton W. McKay Atrium, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center
Members of giving societies honoring leadership giving and planned giving are invited to attend this special reception. Invitations will be mailed to members of these giving societies. 

Camp Reunion
6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Lake Norman YMCA (21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius) 
Camp Reunion will be hosted by the Lake Norman YMCA and will provide dinner and a variety of activities for children and teenagers ages 0-14.  Visit Children's Activities and Childcare for more information.

Shabbat Services
6 to 7 p.m.
Temple Kol Tikvah (605 South St.)
Join Temple Kol Tikvah and the entire Lake Norman Jewish Community in Friday evening Shabbat services. 

40th - 60th Reunions Class Dinners
6:30 to 11 p.m.
Locations: To Be Announced
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. 

5th - 35th Reunions BBQ Dinner
7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Location: To Be Announced
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 6

Alumni Cake Race
8 a.m.
Baker Sports Complex Plaza
Rain Plan: Cancelled

Join in this family-friendly tradition for a 1.6 mile run around campus. Cakes will be awarded to the top runners!

Welcome Center Open for Weekend Check-in
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nancy Blackwell House

Remembrance Ceremony at War Memorials
9 to 9:30 a.m.

Behind Elm Row, Near the Old Well
Rain Location: To Be Announced

Members Join us behind Elm Row, near the Old Well, to honor the deceased alumni veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, and the War in Afghanistan.

Academic Building Visits
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Various Locations 

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. 

Back to School Classes and Tours
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Various Locations 
Various Locations
Recapture the heart of the Davidson experience-time spent learning in the classroom! Hear from fellow alumni, faculty, community members and other Davidson notables on a wide variety of topics, in numerous formats, designed to pique the curiosity and interest of Reunion-goers of all ages. View list of classes, times and locations.

Shabbat Services
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Temple Kol Tikvah (605 South St.) 

Join Temple Kol Tikvah and the entire Lake Norman Jewish community for Saturday morning worship.

A Conversation with President Carol Quillen
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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.

10th - 50th Reunions Picnic and Lawn Party
12 to 1:30 p.m. 
Chambers Lawn
Rain Plan: To be announced

Alumni and their families are invited to enjoy lunch and family-friendly festivities together on Chambers Lawn.  Check out activities including a bounce house, snow cones, and games.

Avant Garde Lunch and Induction Ceremony
12:15 to 2 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.

5th Reunion Meet-Up at the Lake
12:30 to 4 p.m. 
Lake Campus (152 Lake Campus Drive)
Rain Plan: To be announced

Grab some food from your favorite Davidson eatery (did someone say Tenders?) and bring it to Lake Campus for a relaxed gathering with classmates.

Class Gatherings
1:30 to 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted below)
Various locations
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 1970/1:45 to 2:45 p.m. - Class Memorial
    • Lingle Chapel, Davidson College Presbyterian Church
  • Class of 1975/2 to 2:30 p.m. - Class Memorial
    • McKay Atrium, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center
  • Class of 1980/1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Class Memorial
    • Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center (old 900 Room)
  • Class of 1985/2 to 4 p.m. - Class Afternoon Social Gathering
    • Home of Tony Dick's Mother (552 Lorimer Road, Davidson)
  • Class of 1990 - Class Memorial and Conversation
    • Sculpture Garden then move to Hance Auditorium (Dome Room, 4th Floor of Chambers)
  • Class of 1995 - Class Afternoon Social Gathering with Joanna Boyd Best '95 and her band, Virginia and the Slims
    • Summit Outpost (120 Patterson Court)
  • Class of 2000 - Class Afternoon Social Gathering and Scavenger Hunt
    • Summit Coffee (128 S. Main Street, Davidson)
  • Class of 2005-TBA
  • Class of 2010- TBA

Break (change for class dinner/evening activities)
4 to 5 p.m.

Alumni of Color Reception
5 to 6 p.m.
Black Student Coalition House, Patterson Court
Join other alumni and other members of the campus community for an opportunity to expand relationships and create new support systems.  Light refreshments and adult beverages will be served.

Davidson LGBTQ+ Alumni Network (DLAN) Reception
6 to 7 p.m.
Spencer-Weinstein Center for Community and Justice, Patterson Court (formerly the Multicultural House)
Join college staff and members of the campus community for a reception for members and allies of the LGBTQ community at Davidson.  Light refreshments and adult beverages will be served.

Camp Reunion
6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Lake Norman YMCA (21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius) 
Camp Reunion will be hosted by the Lake Norman YMCA and will provide dinner and a variety of activities for children and teenagers ages 0-14. Visit Children's Activities and Childcare for more information.

40th - 50th Reunions BBQ Dinner
7 to 11 p.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Join other reunion classes to enjoy delicious barbeque, an open beer and wine bar and music at this casual celebration. Find classmates near your class banner! 

5th - 35th Reunions Class Dinners
7 to 11 p.m.
Locations: To Be Announced
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.

All-Reunion After-Party (featuring a DJ)
11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: To Be Announced
The party is just getting started!  Continue celebrating at this festive event featuring a DJ, dancing, and a lounge for those wishing to enjoy both the music and conversation with classmates.  Open beer, wine, and soda bar included. 

Sunday, June 7

Worship Services
8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
The Reverend Hannah Lyon Lovaglio '10, Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, N.J., will serve as the Guest Preacher for all three services.

See more information on area houses of worship

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

30th Reunion Class Brunch
9 a.m. to Noon
Home of Jay '90 and Meredith Gabel Harris '91 (110 S. Kimberly Road, Davidson)
The Class of 1990 is invited to gather once again for a send-off brunch to conclude a fantastic weekend.

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 Welcome Center or in Vail Commons.