Alumni Weekend


 

Hundreds of Lehigh alums and their guests returned to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA on May 14-17, 2015 for a weekend of fun, food and memories of Old South Mountain. On behalf of Lehigh University and the Alumni Association Board of Directors, we thank you for attending Alumni Weekend 2015!

Join us next year! Lehigh is celebrating its Sesquicentennial with a year-long slate of events that will begin in October and culminate during Alumni Weekend in 2016.


 

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Schedule of Events from Alumni Weekend 2015

A list of events that were open to Alumni Weekend attendees.

 

Thursday

7:00 p.m.
Brown and White Night

Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center

Kick off Alumni Weekend with a reception recognizing our Alumni Award recipients and celebrating our many key volunteers.

Friday


8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Group Yoga: Presented by Linda Barsik ’13G
Sinclair Sculpture Garden, between Sinclair Lab and Whitaker Lab | Rain location: Room 403, University Center


8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center


9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Mulvihill Golf Center Open Hours
902 College Drive, Goodman Campus
Golf Pro Larry Wise will also offer golf lessons for those interested in tightening up their game. Event held rain or shine. Indoor facilities are available. Please note, additional registration is required.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tell Your Lehigh Story: An Alumni Oral History Project
Digital Media Studio, Fairchild-Martindale Library Breezeway
We all have great Lehigh stories—passionate, quirky, or touching memories of our experiences. Help make Lehigh history by participating in a casual interview with staff—by appointment only. Contact Janet Norwood at jwn2@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5350 for additional information.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Campus Bus Tour
Hosted by Gary Falasca, director of facilities services, and Julia Parker, director of campus planning. This tour leaves from University Drive and drops off at STEPS for lunch. It will provide a rare opportunity to explore the raw research space of the highly publicized Mountaintop Campus.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Student-Guided Walking Tours
Leadership Plaza in front of the Alumni Memorial Building
Enjoy a walking tour led by our most dynamic students.

Optional: Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of South Bethlehem. Maps are available at the information desk in the Alumni Memorial Building.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Future of Learning: The Mountaintop Experience
STEPS
Faculty and students will showcase the research they have developed while utilizing the industrial-era spaces of the former Bethlehem Steel.

Documentary showing: The First Four
STEPS 101
Show times: 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch
Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tour of the Caruso Wrestling Complex
Named after Lehigh wrestling great Michael Caruso ’67—Lehigh’s three-time NCAA champion—the complex is a training ground for Lehigh athletes and includes the Hall of Champions.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hill Block Party
“The Hill”
Relive your fun days on “The Hill” with classmates. Enjoy live music from The Retro Kings featuring Mike Connor '80, and all that is Brown & White.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
50th Reunion Reception: Class of 1965
Saucon Valley Country Club

6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
ReunionFest
Iacocca Hall Lawn, Mountaintop Campus
Celebrate with hundreds of Lehigh alumni and friends at a festive event under the stars. Includes a hearty buffet, open wine and beer bar, and dancing. Seating is arranged by class and by interest group.

9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Brown and White Bash
Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus
Join the after-party in an upscale lounge atmosphere with delicious hors d’oeuvres and beats from DJ Karl Brisseaux. A quiet area will also be provided in the Penthouse Tower to give attendees a chance to mingle.


Saturday


7:00 a.m.
Running Group
University Center Lawn Flagpole
Led by Tom Chaves, associate vice president of advancement services.

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Group Yoga: Presented by Linda Barsik ’13G
Sinclair Sculpture Garden, between Sinclair Lab and Whitaker Lab
Rain location: Room 403, University Center

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Career Solutions Coffee and Donuts
Advancement Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Alumni Memorial Building
Hosted by Tom Dowd, director of alumni career solutions. If you have career questions, stop by to talk with Alumni Career Solutions. We’re here to answer your burning career questions and provide multiple resources to point your career in the right direction.

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast Buffet
Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center

9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Parade and Class Photo Preparation
Parade Headquarters in the University Center

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Class Photographs
Don’t miss the chance to capture the memories! Photography locations will be listed in the Alumni Weekend program.

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Historic Parade of Classes and Flagpole Ceremony
Asa Packer Campus
Rain Location: Grace Hall

The colorful Parade of Classes winds through the heart of campus. The crowd cheers for their favorite class, and the parade judges select the winner of the coveted Petty Flag for best parade performance.

11:45 a.m.
Luau on the Lawn
University Center Lawn
Rain Location: Grace Hall

Relax and enjoy a University Center buffet lunch featuring festive music.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
President’s Address
Packard Lab, Karakash Plaza Fountain
Interim President Kevin Clayton ’84 will address alumni and friends.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Carnival
University Center Lawn
Fun for the whole family, featuring traditional carnival games, carnival fare, prizes, and the local fire department!

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tell Your Lehigh Story: An Alumni Oral History Project
Digital Media Studio, Fairchild-Martindale Library Breezeway
We all have great Lehigh stories—passionate, quirky, or touching memories of our experiences. Help make Lehigh history by participating in a casual interview with staff—by appointment only. Contact Janet Norwood at jwn2@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5350 for additional information.

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mountain Talks
Linderman Library, Reading Room
Join intellectual sessions on compelling topics from some of Lehigh’s most notable thought leaders. Featuring Craig Hochbein, assistant professor of educational leadership, Lehigh University College of Education and Dr. Joseph D. Sterrett '76 '78G '03P '05P '07P '09P.

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Renew Your Wedding Vows
Packer Memorial Church
Renew your wedding vows beside your family, friends, and fellow alumni. An officiant will preside over the ceremony. Additional registration required.

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wrestling Club Annual Meeting
Perella Auditorium, Rauch Business Center

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lehigh Valley Wine and Craft Beer Tasting
Tamerler Courtyard adjacent to Rauch Business Center
Taste the wine and craft beer the Lehigh Valley has to offer while enjoying festive music and lawn games.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Asa Packer Society Open House
By Invitation, STEPS, Main Concourse

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Zigmund and Weber Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Pandini’s, University Center
By invitation only.

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Class Celebrations for ’45, ’50, ’55, ’65, ’70, ’75, and Back Every Year Club

6 p.m.
Lehigh Alumni Pride Association Dinner
Pride Center, University Center

6:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Class Celebration for '60

6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Class Celebrations for ’80, ’85, ’95, ’00, ’05, ’10

7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Class Celebration for '90

Sunday


10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Farewell Brunch
Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center
Enjoy a scrumptious bottomless brunch complete with a “Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar.”


4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Service
Packer Memorial Church

Monday


8:30 a.m.
President’s Breakfast
President’s Tent, east of Goodman Stadium
By invitation only.

10:00 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony
Goodman Stadium
Congratulate our newest alumni—the Class of 2015—as they head out into the world at Monday’s Commencement with a procession led by members of the Class of 1965.