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Reunion Weekend

Reunion Weekend will be held June 9-11, 2017! Reconnect with classmates from 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012. Return to Hood and relive cherished memories with fellow classmates. All alumni are welcome to attend reunion. 

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The following is a tentative schedule. Events are subject to change and additional events may be added throughout the spring.

Thursday, June 8

4-7 p.m. Registration ($15 fee)
Whitaker Campus Center, Information Desk
Overnight accommodations: June 8 - June 10, $25/night (Shriner Hall with overflow to Meyran Hall)

5-7 p.m. Welcome Reception for the class of 1967
Beneficial-Hodson Library Reading Porch

Friday, June 9

9 a.m.-8 p.m. Registration reopens
Whitaker Campus Center, Information Desk

11-11:45 a.m. Campus Tour
Meet at the Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center

12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Welcome Buffet Drop-In Luncheon ($12/person)
Whitaker Campus Center, Commons

Alumni College Sessions:
1-1:50 p.m., Busting Myths About the Cost of Higher Education
President Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D. 
Hodson Science and Technology Center, Room 131
We will explore the historic and current trends in the costs of higher education. Sources of funding to support higher education will be explored, especially in terms of costs to students and their families. Questions to be explored include: Why has tuition risen so rapidly in recent years? Is the current cost of a college degree worth the investment? What benefits does a college degree provide both to the graduate and to society as a whole? Should a college education be viewed as a public good, a right or a privilege? Who is responsible for funding higher education: the student, government or society?

2-2:50 p.m., The Life and Legacy of Miss Helen Smith
Al Weinberg '75, Professor Emeritus of Journalism
Hodson Science and Technology center, Room 131 
Artist, Teacher, Entrepreneur and Centenarian, Helen L. Smith lived an exciting life. Join Professor Emeritus, Al Weinberg ’75 as he shares the history of this iconic Fredericktonian and catch up on what Professor Weinberg is doing today after retirement from his decades of teaching at Hood College.

2:30-4 p.m. Class of 1967 Artists' Showcase, Wine and Cheese Reception
Whitaker Campus Center Gallery, 2nd floor 

3-3:45 p.m. Campus Tour
Meet at the Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center

4-5:30 p.m. Pergola and 1893 Champagne Reception
Tent, Alumnae House Lawn
Gathering to honor the 50th reunion class of 1967, those who have already celebrated their 50th reunion and alumni who have included Hood in their estate plans.

6-9 p.m All Class Maryland-fare Picnic ($25/per person, includes beer and wine)
Coblentz Dining Room

Saturday, June 10

7-9 a.m. Buffet Breakfast ($10/person)
Coblentz Dining Room 

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration reopens
Whitaker Campus Center, Information Desk

9:30-10:15 a.m. Campus Tour
Meet at the Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center

10:30-11:30 a.m. President’s Update on the College
Rosenstock Hall, Hodson Auditorium

12-2:15 p.m. Alumni Luncheon ($17/person, includes champagne)
Honoring the 50th Reunion Class and Alumni Award Recipients. Free for class of 1967 and one guest.
Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center

Afternoon Bus Tours (Buses provided for each tour; space is limited): 

2:30-4 p.m. Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Frederick ($10/person)
Buses will take guests downtown

2:30-5 p.m. Private tour and tasting at New Market Plains Vineyards ($20/person)

**All buses will leave from the Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center** 

3-3:45 p.m. Campus Tour
Meet at the Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center

5:30-6:30 p.m. Class of 1967 Cocktail Reception with President Chapdelaine
East Cottage, President's Home

6:30 p.m. Class of 1967 50th Reunion Dinner ($30/person includes live music and open bar)
Entree Choices: beef, fish or vegetarian
Whitaker Campus Center, Commons

6:30-10 p.m. Saturday Night Class Dinners ($30/person)
You will be seated in a special section with your classmates. Dinner includes an open bar, appetizers, desserts, coffee/tea, music and dancing.  
Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center

Attention Class of 1972: The Saturday Night Dinner will be held at the home of Lucia Grabenstein Kline at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $45 per person. More information will be provided in the Reunion Registration packet.  

Sunday, June 11

8-10 a.m. Traditional Strawberry Breakfast ($17/person)
Coblentz Dining Room

10-11 a.m. Chapel Service hosted by the Class of 1967 
Coffman Chapel
Non-denominational - all are welcome to attend