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Class of 1961

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May 19 – 22 Schedule

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

3:00–6:00 p.m. Reunion Check In
MARY E. WOOLLEY HALL, NEW YORK ROOM, SECOND FLOOR

5:00 p.m. Class President and Reunion Chairs Meeting
PRATT 109


FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

7:30–9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
Pre-registration required.
WILLITS-HALLOWELL CENTER, SMITH DINING ROOM

9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Reunion Check In

  • MARY E. WOOLLEY HALL, NEW YORK ROOM, SECOND FLOOR: Classes of 2011, 2001, 1986, 1981, 1971, 1961
  • ABBEY HALL: Class of 1956
  • WILLITS-HALLOWELL: Loyalty classes of 1951, 1941

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. A Conversation with President Lynn Pasquerella ’80
ART BUILDING, GAMBLE AUDITORIUM

1:00–2:00 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony
Demonstration with tea masters from Urasenke Boston
Due to limited space, reservations are required. Sign up at check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York Room
ELIOT HOUSE, WA-SHIN-AN

1:00–1:45 p.m. Back-to-Class Program Session I
A stimulating series of lectures and discussions led by MHC faculty and alumnae, this year’s program will be centered on the theme of “Transformation.” Open to alumnae, students, and guests.
(Classes are held in various campus locations.)

2:00–5:00 p.m. Sycamores Open House
Sycamores, the 1788 home of Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge, was a dormitory from 1915 to 1972, home to 800 MHC sophomores. Located at 28 Woodbridge Street, about 300 yards north of the Village Commons, Sycamores is being renovated by the local historical society to reflect the life and times of those who have lived there during the last 225 years. You will see the silk embroidery made by Sophie Morgan at the Abby Wright school here in South Hadley in 1805, the newly decorated period rooms and the attached Rawson House, the 1733 home of South Hadley’s first minister as well as the home of Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996), MHC professor and Nobel Laureate. The third floor of Sycamores is being made into a unique museum of typical MHC dormitory rooms when students lived here. It will feature an amazing group of gifts from Carolyn Chesebrough Foster ’58.
ROUTE 116, 28 WOODBRIDGE STREET

2:00–2:45 p.m. Back-to-Class Program Session II
A stimulating series of lectures and discussions led by MHC faculty and alumnae, this year’s program will be centered on the theme of “Transformation.” Open to alumnae, students, and guests.
(Classes are held in various campus locations.)

2:00–4:45 p.m. Campus Tours and Admission Drop-In Hour
Take a general campus walking tour with student tour guides departing from the Office of
Admission at either 2:00 or 3:30 p.m. Tours last approximately seventy-five minutes and no reservation is necessary to participate.

Attending reunion with a daughter, granddaughter, or other family member in grades nine to eleven? The Office of Admission will also host a drop-in hour from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for questions about the college admission process. A member of the admission staff as well as current MHC students will be available to answer questions.
NEWHALL CENTER, ADMISSION OFFICE

2:30–3:30 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony
Demonstration with tea masters from Urasenke Boston
Due to limited space, reservations are required. Sign up at check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York Room
ELIOT HOUSE, WA-SHIN-AN

3:00–3:45 p.m. Back-to-Class Program Session III
A stimulating series of lectures and discussions led by MHC faculty and alumnae, this year’s program will be centered on the theme of “Transformation.” Open to alumnae, students, and guests.
(Classes are held in various campus locations.)

4:00–5:00 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony
Demonstration with tea masters from Urasenke Boston
Due to limited space, reservations are required. Sign up at check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York Room
ELIOT HOUSE, WA-SHIN-AN

4:00–5:00 p.m. Fitness Class
Join us at Kendall for a professionally-led group work out session. More details will be available at check-in but some possibilities include yoga, yogafit, Zumba, or kickboxing. Hope to see you at Kendall!
KENDALL SPORTS AND DANCE COMPLEX, STUDIO 2

4:00–4:45 p.m. Back-to-Class Program Session IV
A stimulating series of lectures and discussions led by MHC faculty and alumnae, this year’s program will be centered on the theme of “Transformation.” Open to alumnae, students, and guests.
(Classes are held in various campus locations.)

5:00–6:00 p.m. Class of 1961 Friday Social Hour
BUCKLAND HALL, LIVING ROOM

5:00–6:00 p.m. Alumnae and Faculty Reception
Ever wonder where Mount Holyoke women go after graduation? Meet and mingle with reunion attendees from all classes who may live just down the street or across the globe. Learn more about Alumnae Association clubs to take your new friendships home, and meet current faculty and students to remember what it’s like to be “MoHome.”
KENDADE HALL ATRIUM

6:00–7:00 p.m. Class of 1961 Friday Dinner
Pre-registration required.
BUCKLAND HALL, LIVING ROOM
7:00–8:00 p.m. Class of 1961 “So many books, so little time”
Come join the class of 1961 by reviewing and discussing some of our favorite books.
BUCKLAND HALL, LIVING ROOM

7:00–9:30 p.m. Cornerstone Reception
For Cornerstone Society members and guests
PRESIDENT’S HOUSE

8:00–9:00 p.m. Class of 1961 “Sing Out”
Let’s all sing our favorite songs together.
BUCKLAND HALL, LIVING ROOM

9:00 p.m. Reunion Check In Closes


SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016 - ALUMNAE DAY

7:30–9:00 a.m. Saturday Buffet Breakfast
Pre-registration required.
ASSIGNED BREAKFAST CENTERS (Breakfast center locations may be subject to change until registration counts have been finalized.)

  • ABBEY-BUCKLAND DINING ROOM: Classes of 1956, 1961, 1971, 1981
  • MACGREGOR DINING ROOM: Classes of 1986, 2001, 2011
  • WILLITS-HALLOWELL CENTER, WIESE-MERRIWETHER ROOM: Loyalty classes of 1951, 1941

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Plant Sale at the Talcott Greenhouse
Houseplants from the greenhouse are available with proceeds to benefit the Botanic Garden/Talcott Greenhouse.
BOTANIC GARDEN/TALCOTT GREENHOUSE

9:00–9:45 a.m. Class of 1961 Class Meeting
BUCKLAND HALL, LIVING ROOM

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Reunion Check In

  • MARY E. WOOLLEY HALL, NEW YORK ROOM, SECOND FLOOR: Classes of 2011, 2001, 1986, 1981, 1971, 1961
  • ABBEY HALL
: Class of 1956

10:00 a.m. Parade Line Up
Please begin lining up no later than 10:00 a.m., and don’t forget your white clothes! The Alumnae Association meeting will be in Chapin Auditorium, Mary E. Woolley Hall.
MARY LYON’S GRAVE

10:15 a.m. Alumnae Parade
Please note the new parade route goes from Mary Lyon’s grave to Mary E. Woolley Hall. (Rain plan: the parade will be canceled. Please report directly to Chapin Auditorium, Mary E. Woolley Hall for the Alumnae Association Meeting.)
MARY LYON’S GRAVE

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Alumnae Association Meeting
In celebration of 144 years of tradition and success, Mount Holyoke College alumnae and guests gather to honor the past and welcome the future.
MARY E. WOOLLEY HALL, CHAPIN AUDITORIUM

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Informal Coffee and Conversation
For alumnae spouses and partners. Hosted by John Kuchle, photographer and biologist, and President Lynn Pasquerella’s husband.
PRESIDENT’S HOUSE (RAIN TIME: 10:15 A.M.)

12:30–1:30 p.m. Class Luncheons
Pre-registration required.
ASSIGNED LUNCHEON CENTERS (Luncheon center locations may be subject to change until registration counts have been finalized.)

  • ABBEY-BUCKLAND DINING ROOM: Classes of 1956, 1961, 1971, 1981
  • HAM/MACGREGOR DINING ROOMS: Classes of 1986, 2001, 2011
  • WILLITS-HALLOWELL CENTER, WIESE-MERRIWETHER ROOM: Loyalty classes of 1951, 1941

1:00–3:00 p.m. Class of 2011 Service Project
The class of 2011 is partnering with the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts at Reunion this year. Please bring canned good items to donate. Give back to the community that gave you so much. All alums, guests, and members of the Mount Holyoke Community are invited to participate.
MACGREGOR LIVING ROOM

1:40 p.m. Class of 1961 Photo
MARY E. WOOLLEY HALL STEPS

2:00–4:00 p.m. Class of 1961 “Moving Forward, Making Good Choices”
Come join a panel discussion centered on relevant topics featuring Nancy Dingwall Platt—“Winging it is not a plan;” Dottie Smith Mann—“Finding peace and purpose,” and Carol Miller—“New discoveries in dementia and memory loss.”
BUCKLAND LIVING ROOM

2:00–5:00 p.m. Sycamores Open House

Sycamores,the 1788 home of Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge, was a dormitory from 1915 to 1972, home to 800 MHC sophomores. Located at 28 Woodbridge Street, about 300 yards north of the Village Commons, Sycamores is being renovated by the local historical society to reflect the life and times of those who have lived there during the last 225 years. You will see the silk embroidery made by Sophie Morgan at the Abby Wright school here in South Hadley in 1805, the newly decorated period rooms and the attached Rawson House, the 1733 home of South Hadley’s first minister as well as the home of Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996), MHC professor and Nobel Laureate. The third floor of Sycamores is being made into a unique museum of typical MHC dormitory rooms when students lived here. It will feature an amazing group of gifts from Carolyn Chesebrough Foster ’58.
ROUTE 116, 28 WOODBRIDGE STREET

2:00–3:00 p.m. Curator-led tours of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Join curators Aaron Miller, Ellen Alvord ’89, Hannah Blunt, and Kendra Weisbin for a behind-the-scenes look at special exhibitions and teaching with art programs. Space is extremely limited; sign up at check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York room, second floor.
ART BUILDING, MEET IN HINCHCLIFF RECEPTION HALL, FIRST FLOOR

2:00 p.m. Tour of Library, Information, and Technology Services
Tour will begin from the atrium of the library and will finish within the hour.
WILLISTON LIBRARY

2:30–4:00 p.m. Art Museum Open House
Visit the museum to see current special exhibitions and the diverse permanent collection. Enjoy refreshments and conversation with museum staff.
ART BUILDING, HINCHCLIFF RECEPTION HALL, FIRST FLOOR

3:00 p.m. Tour of Library, Information, and Technology Services
Tour will begin from the atrium of the library and will finish within the hour.
WILLISTON LIBRARY

3:00–4:00 p.m. Lyon’s Pride Reception
For LGBTQ alumnae and guests.
JEANNETTE MARKS HOUSE, 5 FACULTY LANE

3:00–4:00 p.m. Talcott Greenhouse Tour and Reception
Take a tour with Talcott Greenhouse staff from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. and stay for an informal reception with light refreshments.
BOTANIC GARDEN/TALCOTT GREENHOUSE

4:00 p.m. Reunion Check In Closes

For assistance after 4:00 p.m. please see the receptionist in the Alumnae Association office.

MARY E. WOOLLEY HALL, FIRST FLOOR

4:00–5:00 p.m. Alumnae Women of Color Reception
For alumnae and guests.
BETTY SHABAZZ CULTURAL CENTER, 2 DUNLAP PLACE

4:30–5:30 p.m. Class of 1961 “Conversations”
Fifteen minute discussions with three or four classmates on their passion or special experience.
BUCKLAND HALL, LIVING ROOM

6:00–7:00 p.m. Class of 1961 Saturday Social Hour
Pre-registration required.
BUCKLAND HALL, LIVING ROOM
7:00–8:30 p.m. Class of 1961 Saturday Dinner
Pre-registration required.
ABBEY-BUCKLAND HALL, DINING ROOM
8:00 p.m. Class of 1961 Dessert with Lynn Pasquerella
After dinner, enjoy dessert and a conversation with President Pasquerella ’80.
ABBEY-BUCKLAND HALL, DINING ROOM

8:30 p.m. Class of 1961 “1961 Skiteers, et al”
Enjoy a series of skits and performances by individuals.
BUCKLAND HALL, LIVING ROOM


SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016

7:30–9:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
Pre-registration required
ASSIGNED BREAKFAST CENTERS (Breakfast center locations may be subject to change until registration counts have been finalized.)

  • ABBEY-BUCKLAND DINING ROOM: Classes of 1956, 1961, 1971, 1981
  • MACGREGOR DINING ROOM: Classes of 1986, 2001, 2011
  • WILLITS-HALLOWELL CENTER, WIESE-MERRIWETHER ROOM: Loyalty classes of 1951, 1941
9:00–10:00 a.m. Class of 1961 Time for Remembrance
Remembering the ones we have lost in the last five years.
BUCKLAND HALL, LIVING ROOM

10:00–11:00 a.m. Multifaith Gathering
Join the religious and spiritual life chaplains and advisors for an uplifting service celebrating the richness of our diverse religious and spiritual traditions at Mount Holyoke. A reception will follow immediately in the Narthex.
ABBEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Religious and Spiritual Life Reception
Come meet the chaplains and advisors of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life to hear all about our current programs and to share your memories.
ABBEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL

11:00 a.m. Willits-Hallowell Checkout
For any alumnae and guests staying at Willits. Registration wallet must be turned in by noon at the front desk.

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Sunday Brunch
For alumnae and guests; tickets required. Limited tickets are available at the Willits-Hallowell Center for those who have not preregistered.
WILLITS-HALLOWELL CENTER, SMITH DINING ROOM

12:00 p.m. Checkout
Please check out of your room and dorm by noon. Leave your registration wallet (including dorm access OneCard(s) and room key(s) with name/dorm identification card) in the black key return box at your dorm headquarters reception desk. Please check your registration wallet for any personal belongings or meal tickets before turning it in. (Exception: Classes of 1941 and 1951 should check out from the Willits-Hallowell Center by 11:00 a.m.)


Campus Building Open Hours

Archives and Special Collections
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday closed.
You’re history! Come visit Archives and Special Collections during reunion weekend to share stories about your Mount Holyoke experience, learn about the history of College traditions, and make class buttons featuring your class colors and mascots! This is also a great time to donate material to the Archives! For more information about our activities, visit mhc-asc.tumblr.com or follow us on twitter @ASCatMHC. 

DWIGHT HALL, GROUND FLOOR

Art Building
Thursday–Sunday, 6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Art Museum
Thursday–Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Visit the museum to enjoy the current special exhibitions and diverse permanent collection.

Blanchard Café
Friday, 7:00–9:00 a.m., 12:00–2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7:00–9:00 a.m., 12:00–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, 7:00–9:00 a.m.
Receive a ten percent discount when you show your Alumnae OneCard.
BLANCHARD CAMPUS CENTER

Botanic Garden/Talcott Greenhouse
Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Campus Store
Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
BLANCHARD CAMPUS CENTER

Equestrian Center
Open for self-guided touring Thursday–Sunday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Pick up a printed self-guided tour brochure in our lobby.
EQUESTRIAN CENTER, 56 PARK STREET

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum
Saturday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 2:00–5:00 p.m. of both reunion weekends.
The museum features more than 6,000 objects representing a lifetime of collecting by local industrialist and philanthropist Joseph Allen Skinner (1867–1946). This fascinating early 20th-century cabinet of curiosities boasts objects from around the world and across time. After moving an 1840s meeting house from the Quabbin town of Prescott to South Hadley, Skinner opened his collection to the public in 1932. It became part of the Mount Holyoke College campus in 1946 and is administered today by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. This one-of-a-kind collection is preserved as an educational resource for the campus and the community, as Skinner intended.
ROUTE 116, TWO BLOCKS NORTH OF CAMPUS

Kendall Sports and Dance Complex
Alumnae and guests are encouraged to use the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex during reunion weekend, including the fitness center, pool, and indoor and outdoor courts, during the following hours:

  • Building Hours: Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Fitness Center Hours: Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Pool Hours: Friday, 2:00–4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00–2:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Squash and Racquetball Courts: First-come, first-served during building hours

Children under age sixteen must be accompanied by an adult; children are not permitted in the fitness center, weight room, or field house cardio areas.

Law Career Advising
The Career Development Center’s pre-law advisor, Roshonda Degraffenreid, will be available to offer advice on Friday, May 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for alumnae considering applying to law school or pursuing a career in law. Please email Roshonda at degra20r@mtholyoke.edu to make a half-hour appointment. Appointments must be made in advance.
BLANCHARD CAMPUS CENTER, ROOM 216

Library, Information, and Technology Services
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; closed Sunday.
LITS staff will be available to answer your questions

Recovery Retreat Room
Friday–Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.
The recovery retreat room offers a quiet and safe space for those in recovery from alcohol or other drug abuse, or for those affected by another person’s use. There are pamphlets for the taking, books that may be used during the weekend, and local twelve-step meeting lists.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting on Friday from 9:00–10:00 p.m.
Recovery Gratitude Meeting on Saturday from 4:30–5:30 p.m.
BLANCHARD CAMPUS CENTER, ROOM 318

Reese Psychology and Education Building
Friday–Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Rooke Theatre
Friday–Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Uncommon Grounds
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
MHC’s answer to the local coffeehouse. Receive a 10 percent discount when you show your Alumnae OneCard.
BLANCHARD CAMPUS CENTER

Wa-Shin-An Japanese Garden at Eliot House
Friday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Tours are available.