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Class of 2002

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May 26–28, 2017 Schedule

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THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

3:00–6:00 p.m. Reunion Check In

  • MARY E. WOOLLEY HALL, NEW YORK ROOM, SECOND FLOOR: Classes of 2012, 2002, 1987, 1982, 1972, 1962
  • ABBEY HALL: Class of 1957

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


FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

7:30–9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
Preregistration required.
ABBEY-BUCKLAND DINING HALL

9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Reunion Check In

  • MARY E. WOOLLEY HALL, NEW YORK ROOM, SECOND FLOOR: Classes of 2012, 2002, 1987, 1982, 1972, 1962
  • ABBEY HALL: Class of 1957
  • WILLITS-HALLOWELL CENTER: Loyalty classes of 1952 and 1942 (9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.)

11:00 a.m.–Noon. A Conversation with Acting President Sonya Stephens
ART BUILDING, GAMBLE AUDITORIUM

1:00–1:45 p.m. Back-to-Class Program Session I
A stimulating series of lectures and discussions. Classes are led by MHC faculty and staff. Open to alumnae and guests. (Classes are held in various campus locations.)

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 reunion check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York Room.
ELIOT HOUSE, WA-SHIN-AN

2:00–2:45 p.m. Back-to-Class Program Session II
A stimulating series of lectures and discussions. Classes are led by MHC faculty and staff. Open to alumnae, 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 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Tours last approximately 75 minutes and no reservation is necessary to participate.

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

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

2:30–3:30 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony
Demonstration with tea masters from Urasenke Boston. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Sign up at reunion 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. Classes are led by MHC faculty and staff. Open to alumnae and guests. (Classes are held in various campus locations.)

4:00–4:45 p.m. Back-to-Class Program Session IV
A stimulating series of lectures and discussions. Classes are led by MHC faculty and staff. Open to alumnae 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 reunion check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York Room.
ELIOT HOUSE, WA-SHIN-AN

4:00–5:00 p.m. Tai Chi Basics Class
Join us in the garden for a tai chi session led by certified instructor Hong Vuong ’95. Tai chi
is a practice that nurtures the spirit and strengthens the body and mind.
1904 GARDEN (Rain location: Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, studio 2)

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.
Meet current faculty and students to remember what it’s like to be “MoHome.”
KENDADE HALL ATRIUM

5:00 p.m. Shabbat Service
For alumnae, seniors, and guests.
ELIOT HOUSE LOUNGE

6:30 p.m. Class of 2002 Friday Dinner
Preregistration required.
PROSPECT HALL, LIVING ROOM

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

9:00 p.m. Reunion Check-In Closes
Willits-Hallowell Center check-in closes at 8:00 p.m. for the classes of 1942 and 1952.


SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 - ALUMNAE DAY

7:00 a.m. Alumnae and Friends Row
Get ready to have fun and row! Alumnae, rowing friends, partners, and children all welcome. You will be finished in time for parade lineup. Contact Heather Putnam at hputnam@mtholyoke.edu or 413-538-2851 with questions.
MOUNT HOLYOKE COMMUNITY BOATHOUSE, 240 FERRY STREET

7:30–8:30 a.m. Morning Tai Chi
Join us in the garden to renew our spirit and prepare our body and mind for a new day. The session is led by certified instructor Hong Vuong ’95.
1904 GARDEN (Rain location: Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, studio 2)

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

  • ABBEY-BUCKLAND DINING ROOM: Classes of 1957, 1962, 1972, 1982
  • NORTH & SOUTH ROCKEFELLER DINING ROOM: Classes of 1987, 2002, 2012
  • WILLITS-HALLOWELL CENTER, WIESE-MERRIWETHER ROOM: Loyalty classes of 1942 and 1952

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Botanic Garden Plant Sale
Plants from the gardens and greenhouse are available with proceeds to benefit the Botanic Garden.
BOTANIC GARDEN/TALCOTT GREENHOUSE (Outdoors, south end of Talcott Greenhouse)

9:15 a.m. Class of 2002 Photo
SKINNER HALL STEPS

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Reunion Check In

  • MARY E. WOOLLEY HALL, NEW YORK ROOM, SECOND FLOOR: Classes of 2012, 2002, 1987, 1982, 1972, 1962
  • ABBEY HALL
: Class of 1957
  • WILLITS-HALLOWELL
: Loyalty classes of 1942 and 1952 (8–8:30 a.m. and 12:30–5:00 p.m.)

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 Meeting will be in Chapin Auditorium, Mary E. Woolley Hall.
MARY LYON’S GRAVE

10:15 a.m. Alumnae Parade
Please begin lining up no later than 10:00 a.m., and don’t forget your white clothes! 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 Meeting.)
MARY LYON’S GRAVE

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Alumnae Meeting
In celebration of 145 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.–5:00 p.m. Joseph Allen Skinner Museum
The museum features more than 7,000 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. A visit to the Skinner Museum is always a memorable occasion!
ROUTE 116, TWO BLOCKS NORTH OF CAMPUS 

Noon–2:30 p.m. Activities on Mary Woolley Green
Enjoy lunch on Saturday in one of our lunch centers or bring it out on the Mary Woolley Green to enjoy the festivities. Stop by to play outdoor games, make class buttons with Archives, get a MHC tattoo or a photo with PAWS, and put yourself on the cover of the Alumnae Quarterly to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the magazine. There will also be MHC alumnae selling class products, and our very own WMHC DJs playing music. Enjoy your afternoon on the Green.
MARY WOOLLEY GREEN—Outside Mary E. Woolley Hall

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

  • ABBEY-BUCKLAND DINING ROOM: Classes of 1957, 1962, 1972, 1982
  • NORTH & SOUTH ROCKEFELLER DINING ROOM: Classes of 1987, 2002, 2012
  • WILLITS-HALLOWELL CENTER, WIESE-MERRIWETHER ROOM: Loyalty classes of 1942 and 1952
2:00 p.m. Class of 2002 Class Meeting
PROSPECT HALL, LIVING ROOM

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

2:00–3:00 p.m. Gallery Highlights Tour of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at special exhibitions and the Teaching with Art program. Sign up at reunion check-in, Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York Room.
ART MUSEUM GALLERIES, ART BUILDING

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

2:30–4:00 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 in 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 3:00–3:30 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. Willits-Hallowell Center check-in closes at 5:00 p.m. for the classes of 1942 and 1952.

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

6:00–8:00 p.m. Class of 2002 Saturday Dinner
Preregistration required.
WILLITS-HALLOWELL CENTER, WIESE-MERRIWETHER ROOM

8:30–10:00 p.m. Art After Dark at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum 
Enjoy refreshments and the museum’s beautiful galleries. A lively gallery tour will be offered at 8:30 p.m.
All alumnae are invited.
HINCHCLIFF RECEPTION HALL AND ART MUSEUM GALLERIES, ART MUSEUM

9:00 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Dancing through the Decades
All classes are invited to Reunion’s ultimate dance party! Dancing through the Decades celebrates the music that brought us through Mount Holyoke. We’ll dance the night away to hits from the ’50s all the way through the anthems of 2012, hitting our favorites from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s along the way. Cohosted by the classes of 1972, 1982, 1987, and 2012. Attendance is free, but donations are encouraged! Come join us! 
BLANCHARD CAMPUS CENTER, GREAT ROOM


SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017

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

  • ABBEY-BUCKLAND DINING ROOM: Classes of 1957, 1962, 1972, 1982
  • NORTH & SOUTH ROCKEFELLER HALL DINING ROOM: Classes of 1987, 2002, 2012
  • WILLITS-HALLOWELL CENTER, WIESE-MERRIWETHER ROOM: Loyalty classes of 1942 and 1952

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

11:00 a.m.–Noon. 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

11:00 a.m.–Noon. 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

Noon. 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) with the student staff members located at the dining room entrances of Abbey/Buckland, the Rockefellers, and the Willits-Hallowell Center between 7:00 a.m. and noon. Please check your registration wallet for any personal belongings or meal tickets before turning it in. (Exception: Classes of 1942 and 1952 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 1:00–5:00 p.m.; Sunday closed.
You’re history! Come visit Archives and Special Collections 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! 

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.
The cutting edge and the traditional thrive at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. The museum specializes in innovative approaches to teaching with art from across the globe and throughout time. Founded in the centennial year of 1876 with a handful of global artifacts and one Albert Bierstadt painting, the museum has grown steadily and now holds over 17,000 works of art, decorative art, and material and visual culture, and continues to expand its holdings with new acquisitions. We look forward to welcoming you to the galleries to see our special exhibitions and highlights from the permanent collection!

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

Botanic Garden
The Talcott Greenhouse is open:
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.
The botanic gardens grounds are open sunrise to sunset every day

Campus Store
Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 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.
The museum features more than 7,000 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. A visit to the Skinner Museum is always a memorable occasion!
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, 12:30–2:30 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m.–Noon
  • 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 FP’10, will be available to offer advice on Friday, May 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 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.; Sunday closed.
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.–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
Saturday 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Tours are available.

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