Reunion 2021

Celebrating Together at Reunion 2021 - August 5-8

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Join us on the Alfred University campus for a safe and in-person Reunion.

We're excited to honor all class years ending in 0’s, 1’s, 5’s and 6’s, our Golden Saxons, Delta Sigma Phi’s 100 +1 Birthday and all ROTC alumni. Our celebrations will also include honored year Nurses, Lambda Chi Alpha & Kappa Psi Upsilon Brothers.

We will offer a weekend full of events that emphasize your friendships and memories. Come back to reunite with classmates and friends. See how the Alfred University campus has changed and what has stayed the same.

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12 pm (Noon) - 3 pm - Early Registration- Fasano House

5 pm – 7 pm – Reunion Registration- Powell Campus Center

6 pm - Saxon Circle Dinner (invitation only) We look forward to thanking Alfred University’s Saxon Circle members for their loyalty and commitment to Alfred University. Contact University Advancement if you would like to learn more about becoming a Saxon Circle Member. (607) 871-2144

*Schedule is subject to change

6 am - 6 pm – Alfred University fitness center is open

8 am - 3:30 pm – Most buildings on campus will be open

9 am – 5 pm – Alfred University Bookstore will be open

10 am – AU Football Golf Outing & Fundraiser – $100 pp. Bath Country Club. Check-in begins at 9 am. Shotgun start. As of 7/29/21 all golf registrations must be made directly with Alfred University's Head Football Coach, Bob Rankl - 607-871-2302.

10 am – 5:30 pm – Zweygardt Sculpture Park. Make time this weekend to stop up to 5125 NY-21 in Alfred Station to see one of a kind works of art created by Alfred University Faculty Emeritus, Glenn Zweygardt. Check out his work at glennzweygardt.com.

11 am - 10 pm – Reunion Check-In - Powell Campus Center

12 pm (Noon) – Saxon AU Cyclists Arrive - King Alfred Statue. Join us as we welcome our Saxon AU Cyclists back to campus. Their annual Reunion tour to Alfred has taken place for 14 years.

1 pm – Campus Walking tours

1 pm - 3 pm - Fasano House Tours (20 minutes intervals)

1 pm - Classes of 1970 & 1971 Nurses Lunches- $15 pp. Join your fellow nurses at a luncheon honoring your 50th and 50+1 Reunion. Individual lunches for each class offers the perfect opportunity to reunite with your classmates.

2 pm - Printmaking Demonstration - Join Assoc. Professor, Print Media, Will Contino '84 for an in-person printmaking demonstration. Printed images will evolve by working with a combination of hand and digital processes, with ink and with computer software, allowing the print to be understood as both physical and electronic process.

2 - 4 pm - Alumni Inventor Peter McClain '00 - Alfred University's, Peter McClain inventor of the card game Str8 Eight shares with you his inspiration of the game. Hear how it evolved from coming to him in a dream, to being available on the store shelves. Str8 Eight was inspired by the village of Alfred so much that it bears its name on every card. Peter's wife Janet (Sootheran) McClain '00, who you will recognize as our official Reunion photographer, helped Peter with the design of the game's logo. An Alfred family effort at its best! Don't miss the opportunity to talk with Peter to hear the full story of his Str8 Eight journey and learn how to play like a pro. You can even purchase the game to take home with you.

2:30 pm - Nurses Program - Available to all nurses who return for Reunion. Join Laurie Lounsberry Meehan '91, University Archivist, as she shares the history of the Alfred University Nursing Program.

2:30 pm – Campus Walking Tour

3-5 pm – Start Your Engine Exhibition: An annual showcase of work by incoming School of Art &d Design + Performing Arts Division students. Curated by current students Laura Jenels and Lukas Perry. This exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Admissions Office and the School of Art & Design + Performing arts Division and is funded in part through and APEX internship. These student curators take charge of the entire exhibition from start to finish, from invitations to installation, marketing materials to ancillary programs. This year, the programs included 4 welcome workshops for exhibiting artists on topics relating to professional practices for artists: photographing your work, packing and shipping art, exhibition design, and social media for artists.

3:30 pm - Harder Hall Tour - School of Art and Design, Dean Lauren Lake and her staff have put much effort into making improvements to the Harder Hall building and she's excited to show them to you.

5 pm - Downtown Dine-Around - Spend the evening visiting Alfred's restaurants & bars. Pay as you go.

6 pm - Delta Sigma Phi 100+1 Birthday Dinner - $30 per person. For all members of Delta Sigma Phi & their invited guests. Pre-dinner cocktail hour begins at 5pm. Celebrate 100+ 1 years of brotherhood.

6 pm - Lambda Chi Alpha Dinner - $30 per person. For all honored class years, Golden Saxons & their invited guests. Pre-dinner cocktail hour begins at 5pm. Celebrate the bond of brotherhood.

6 pm - Kappa Psi Upsilon - $30 per person. For all honored class years, Golden Saxons & their invited guests. Pre-dinner cocktail hour begins at 5pm. Celebrate the bond of brotherhood.

8 pm - Fireside Chat - Relax and catch up with old friends around one of our fire pits.

8:30 pm - Reconfirmation of Love - Married and partnered Alfred University couples, come back to the place where your life journey as a couple began. There will be a special ceremony just for you to reconfirm the love you found at the place you once called home.

8:30 pm – Memories of Alfred 1 & 2 – Indoor Cinema

8:30 pm – 11:30 pm – Welcome Back Reception. Join your fellow alums for cocktails and dancing as we kick off the weekend!

10 pm -– Observatory Open - (clear skies only) Shuttle departs at 9:55 pm from Powell Campus Center

*Schedule is subject to change

6 am - 6 pm – Alfred University Fitness Center is open

7 am – President's Morning Run. Join President Zupan for his traditional morning run through town & around campus

8 am – 5 pm – Reunion Check-In – Powell Campus Center

8:30 am – Loyal Donor Breakfast- Invitation only. We look forward to thanking our most loyal supporters for their ongoing commitment to Alfred University.

9 am – 10 am – Grab & Go Continental Breakfast

9 am – 5 pm – Alfred University Bookstore will be open

9:30 am- 11:30 am - Book Signing - The Worst Thing I Could Do - Kristy Lee '10. Kristy Lee, graduated Rushing ’10, debuts her first novel, The Worst Thing I Could Do. Kristy moved to Illinois after graduating from AU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and has spent the majority of her career in human resources. Since leaving AU, she’s earned her Master’s in Public Administration and is now working towards her Doctorate of Education in Organization and Leadership.

10 am - Alpha Kappa Omicron Annual Meeting & Breakfast - All AKO sisters that return for Reunion are invited to attend.

10 am - Campus Walking Tours

10 am - 11 am - Fasano House Tours (20 minutes intervals)

10 am - 3 pm - Makers on Main - Allegany Artisans Art & Craft Show. A celebration of the artists, crafters, growers, farmers, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, authors, students, and entrepreneurs from our community, offering opportunities for hands-on DIY interactions for adults and children. There will be music on Main Street and plenty of local fare for our guests to enjoy.

10 am – 5:30 pm – Zwyegardt Sculpture Park. Make time this weekend to stop up to 5125 NY-21 in Alfred Station to see one of a kind works of art created by Alfred University Faculty Emeritus, Glenn Zweygardt.

10:30 am - Flash Mob Dance Instruction  - Instructor Katie Barlow '11 will prepare you to confidently join in a flash mob dance, in the "likely" chance one pops-up this weekend.

12:00 pm (Noon) – All-Class Picnic Procession

12:30 pm – Alumni Picnic- $15 pp. This is your first opportunity to gather as a group. Enjoy a picnic style lunch and reconnect with fellow alumni. Alfred University President, Mark Zupan will present the State of the University, providing a full update on the state of your beloved alma mater. All alumni, and their guests, who return for Reunion are invited.

3:30 pm - Featured Alumni Speaker- Kian Merchant-Borna '07. Merchant-Borna, M.P.H., M.B.A., Research Faculty in the URMC Department of Emergency Medicine, discusses his role in the development and clinical trials of the now popular and widely used FDA approved COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test.

3:30 pm - Harder Hall Tour - School of Art and Design, Dean Lauren Lake and her staff have put much effort into making improvements to the Harder Hall building and she's excited to show them to you.

5 pm - Campus Sand Sculpture by Featured Alumni Eric Jones '97. Jones, having been a finalist on the 10th season of The Food Network’s Halloween Wars continues to showcase his artistic abilities. His talents have evolved and expanded from his beginning as a caricature artist. Eric has perfected pumpkin carving, as well as snow and sand sculptures.

5 pm - Satellite Beverage Stations

Join us on the campus quad to enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres & beverages before dinner. Try AU's new signature drink, King Alfred the Grape, created just for you by Noah Heyman '18, owner of The Old Mill Inn.

6:30 pm - Golden Saxons Dinner- $35 pp. Enjoy a Hawaiian Luau themed dinner with traditional luau fare to please everyone's palate. Hawaiian attire is welcome but not required. All alumni, and their guests, who graduated in 1969 and before are invited to attend.

7 pm - Honored Class Years & Other Group Dinners- $35 pp. Enjoy a Hawaiian Luau themed dinner with traditional luau fare to please everyone’s palate. Hawaiian attire is welcome but not required. All alumni, and their guests, are invited to attend.

**The Classes of 1970 and 1971 will be in a separate location.

8:30 pm – Fireside Chat. Relax and catch up with old friends around one of our fire pits.

8:30 pm – ROTC/Military Meet & Greet. Enjoy a cocktail and share a story or two with AU's newly appointed Military and Academic Coach, Dillon Smith '19, '21. All current and former Military members, and their guests, who return for Reunion are invited.

8:30 pm - Nurses Candlelight Reception - All nurses who return for Reunion are invited to attend the complimentary cocktail party including a special recognition for Dr. Joella Rand. As you know, Joella served the Alfred University community for over 40 years and impacted the lives of countless AU nursing students.

8:30 pm - Alumni Dessert Reception and Dancing - Enjoy an evening of sweet treats and kick up your heels with “Western New York’s most rockin’ Duo”, The Chillbillys. All alumni, and their guests, who return for Reunion are invited.

*Schedule is subject to change.

8 am – Service of Remembrance - A living memorial will be dedicated in honor of Alfred University spouses and partners who are no longer with us. All are welcome. 

8 am – 9:30 am – Farewell Breakfast Buffet- $12 pp. Enjoy a breakfast buffet say good bye to friends, new and old, and as we bid farewell to another fabulous Reunion weekend.

9 am – ROTC/Military Breakfast & Program- $12 pp. Join Military and Academic Coach, Dillon Smith ’19, ’21 and University Archivist, Laurie Meehan ’91, for breakfast and hear how Dillon is reviving the ROTC program at AU. Immediately following, we will be dedicating a newly redesigned campus walkway and bench in honor of our ROTC and Military alumni.  

11 am – Checkout - Please return your room keys to the Registration Desk before leaving campus. The Registration Desk will be open 8am – 12pm. Safe travels home! See you next year!

*Schedule is subject to change.

Alfred University will take all necessary precautions to provide a safe environment for your celebration. As guests on the Alfred University campus, you will be required to follow all Centers for Disease Control, New York State and local guidelines. If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to review Alfred University's Event Agreement and provide your vaccine information (optional). You should also remain aware of any NY State COVID-19 and Travel Guidelines. This form is separate from your registration form.