Reunion 2022

Reunion 2022

Schedule of Events

Thursday
Jun
16
Friday
Jun
17
Saturday
Jun
18
Sunday
Jun
19

Reunion Headquarters and Residence Halls Open!

Thursday, June 16 - Sunday, June 19 | Reunion Headquarters, Warch Campus Center, The Cafe


Reunion Headquarters and Residence Halls Open at 4 p.m. CST. Please check in at the front desk located at your designated residence hall.

Alumni Awards Celebration Dinner

Thursday, June 16
5p.m. - 6p.m. Central | The President's House


By Invitation Only / Free to Attend / Registration Required


Alumni awards honor individuals for their service to Lawrence, their service to society, and their professional achievements. Lawrence University is pleased to kick off Reunion 2022 with this celebration dinner honoring some of our most distinguished alumni. Remarks will be made by LUAA Board of Directors President Matt Murphy '06 and Lawrence University President Laurie Carter.

Early Arrival Reception & Dinner

Thursday, June 16
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Somerset Room (Level Three)


$35 / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only Beer & Wine Bar

All are welcome to attend. 

Breakfast

Friday, June 17
8a.m. - 10a.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (Level One)


Breakfast is $6.75/person, all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet. No registration required. Cashless - Credit & Debit Card Only accepted at the door.

Alumni College: Ed Kern

Friday, June 17
9:30a.m. - 10:20a.m. Central |


Alchemical Symbolism in Harry Potter


J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series offers an interesting blend of history, legend and myth, but its portrayal of alchemy presents historians of science and magic a particularly worthy challenge. Paying close attention to the alchemical symbolism used in the books, rooted in historical depictions of the art, reveals important clues about their hero’s character, moral imperative, and ultimate destiny.

Ed Kern, associate professor of history, Lawrence University

Alumni College: Katra Byram ’97

Friday, June 17
9:30a.m. - 10:20a.m. Central |


Stories and Social Context: Or, Why a Story’s Meaning Is Not (Just) in its Words, and Why that Matters

COVID, January 6th, the war in Ukraine—our world today is full of stories that people from different social, political, and national groups understand completely differently. It’s easy to blame these stark differences on social conflict and politics, but in this session, we’ll talk about how our understanding of all stories depends on what we bring to them: the knowledge, beliefs, experiences, and perspectives that allow us to fill in the gaps between the words on the page (or the screen). To explore this idea, we’ll discuss examples from German literature, from 1774 to 2015, from classic novels to political slam poetry. We’ll see how everything from everyday experience to the books we’ve read to our political leanings shapes our understanding of the narratives we encounter every day. And we’ll ask whether understanding this dynamic can help us address the problems we face in today’s world. Can talking about our different understandings of stories help us see and talk about the forces and values that drive them? If the mental maps we bring to stories changes our understanding of them, can changing the stories we tell provide us with new maps for navigating the world?

Katra Byram ’97, associate professor of German, Ohio State University

Alumni College: Janine Sagert ’70

Friday, June 17
9:30a.m. - 11a.m. Central | Warch Campus Center Cinema


From Shock to Awe: A Film Screening and Discussion

Please note that this is a double session.

There is a severe and growing mental health crisis in the United States today with opioid addiction, suicidality, and depression at record levels. Nowhere is this more apparent than with returning combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD. At the same time, there is a re-emergence of research using psychedelic assisted psychotherapy for healing not only PTSD but also depression, anxiety, autism, alcoholism, addiction. From Shock to Awe is a feature-length documentary that follows the journeys of U.S. combat veterans abandoning pharmaceutical drugs to seek relief from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with the mind-expanding assistance of ayahuasca (an Amazonian brew used for centuries to heal psychic and physical disorders) and MDMA. Filmed over three years, it provides an intimate look at how these substances can be used successfully to heal our wounded soldiers—and by extension, their families. The human stories told raise fundamental questions about war, the pharmaceutical industry, and the U.S. legal system.

Janine Sagert ’70 PhD., co-creator and producer of From Shock to Awe

Alumni College: Beth Zinsli '02

Friday, June 17
10:40a.m. - 11:30a.m. Central | Wriston 227


A Lasting Legacy: Alumni Art Collections at LU

There are about 6,000 unique artworks in the Lawrence University art collection, an incredible resource for a small liberal arts college in the Upper Midwest. Where did all that art come from? A significant percentage came from your fellow alumni who had a passion for visual art and donated their collections for LU students to learn from and enjoy. We’ll look at examples from the collections of George Banta ’10, Ottilia Buerger ’38, and Paul Jackson ’49, among others. We’ll also discuss art collecting tips and the process for donating artwork to Lawrence.

Beth Zinsli ’02, assistant professor of art history and curator of the Wriston Art Center Galleries, Lawrence University

Alumni College: Ed Kern

Friday, June 17
10:40a.m. - 11:30a.m. Central |


The Modernity of Witch-Hunting

A popular misconception is that trials for witchcraft were predominantly a medieval affair. While it is true that the intellectual foundations for witch-hunting were laid in the Middle Ages, trials themselves took place predominantly in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries—precisely during the times most closely associated with the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment. Close attention to political and judicial changes during those centuries help explain why.

Ed Kern, associate professor of history, Lawrence University

Alumni College: Todd Thompson ’97

Friday, June 17
10:40a.m. - 11:30a.m. Central |


The Fantastic Forge: Neutron Stars, Black Holes, and the Origin of the Elements

At the end of its life, a massive star’s core becomes unstable. The balance between pressure and gravity is broken and the star’s 10-million-year life terminates in a fraction of a second. Its core collapses at nearly the speed of light to an ultra-dense neutron star. Sometimes the star explodes with the luminosity of a trillion Suns. Sometimes it crosses to black hole oblivion. We owe our existence to the explosions, which enrich the universe with elements. I will discuss new searches for supernovae and black holes, ideas about their formation, physics, and evolution, and I will describe the grand pageant of stellar death and transfiguration that shapes our galaxy and our universe.

Todd Thompson ’97, professor of astronomy and theoretical astrophysicist, Ohio State University

Lunch

Friday, June 17
11:30a.m. - 1p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (Level One)


Lunch is $10/person, all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. No registration required. Cashless - Credit & Debit Card Only accepted at the door.

Lunch: 50th Reunion/Classes of 1970, 1971, 1972 -- Affinity Group Gatherings

Friday, June 17
11:30a.m. - 1p.m. Central | Andrew Commons (Level 1)


Registration Required

Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 - You're invited to gather at lunch with classmates to share memories and experiences from our time at Lawrence.

When you register for this event, you'll be prompted to select one of the following options: Boennigheim, Conservatory, Eningen, London, and Russian/Slavic Trip.

Lunch is $10/person, all-you-can-eat lunch buffet—cash or credit card accepted at the door.

Please note that if you are not meeting with an affinity group, you may enjoy a casual lunch with alumni from all class years ($10/person, no registration required).

Lunch and Q&A with President Carter

Friday, June 17
11:30a.m. - 1p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Somerset Room (Level Three)


$18 / Registration Required

Hosted by the 50-Year Connection, this special lunch will feature remarks from President Carter followed by an open Q&A for all alumni in attendance.

Please note that there is also a $10/person, all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet in Warch should you prefer a casual meal with alumni from all class years.

Alumni College: Austin Segrest

Friday, June 17
1p.m. - 1:50p.m. Central |


Door to Remain: Elegaic Strategies from a Lawrence professor’s new first book of poems

This class will examine poetry’s paradoxical ability to make what has left and been lost through death’s door remain on the page. We’ll be taking deep dives into a few of the poems in my new collection of poems, Door to Remain (UNT Press, 2022), winner of the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize. We will consider how the history of English elegy has left its mark on these poems in the form of allusions and the use of received poetic forms, including a Puritan anagram elegy, a blues poem, and a pantoum. We will also examine the book’s emotional tension, specifically ambivalence, as a strategy for navigating a poetic terrain fraught with maudlin coming-of-age/loss-of-innocence tropes, sentimentality, nostalgia, and the idolization of the deceased parent. Finally, we will look at ways that elegy has recourse to the political, seeing ways that Door to Remain comments on masculinity, class, and race in the deep south.

Austin Segrest, assistant professor of English, Lawrence University

Alumni College: Eric Simonson '82

Friday, June 17
1p.m. - 1:50p.m. Central |


The Room Where It Happens

In the past couple decades, television has taken over film as the go-to destination for telling and hearing stories. Gone are the days of block buster hits and traditional movie going. In its place, we now have niche markets that allow us to stay home and choose from hundreds of entertainment options. The proliferation of content has been dizzying. But how do these shows get made? Which ones are chosen and why? Or perhaps more interestingly, what shows get passed on and kicked to the curb? Writer/Director Eric Simonson — a writer/producer for HBO, FX, Amazon, STARZ and Apple — examines TV production from the initial genesis of an idea, through to pitching a show, selling it, development and finally production. Simonson takes the class into the Writer’s Room, where high stakes collaboration brings the out best, and sometimes the worst, in creators jockeying for control over story. Through visual aids and by way of demonstration, Simonson discusses how the proverbial “television sausage” gets made.

Eric Simonson ’82, writer, director, and producer

Alumni College: Megan Pickett

Friday, June 17
1p.m. - 1:50p.m. Central |


Our Milwaukee Marie Curie: Elda Anderson’s Forgotten Legacy

Elda Emma Anderson (1899-1961) was a well-known, beloved figure in physics during the first half of the 20th Century. A Wisconsin native and alumna of Ripon College and UW Madison, Dr. Anderson’s early career was a testament to her passion for teaching: from her creation of the Division of Sciences at Estherville Junior College (and becoming its first dean) at the age of 25 to her nearly two decades-long tenure at Milwaukee-Downer College, where she became the first woman to earn tenure in—and chair—the physics department. An accomplished experimentalist, she joined the Manhattan Project during WWII, one of the few women who worked at the Los Alamos Lab as a scientist. Her work—she produced the first pure Uranium-235 sample--was critical to the success of the project and the end of the war. After the war, in response to the horror of atomic war, she helped found the Health Physics Society, where she worked exhaustively on radiation safety and the biological effects of radiation. Each year following her death in 1961, the Elda Anderson Award in Health Physics is given in her honor.

Despite her significance, Dr. Anderson remains largely unknown at Lawrence—the only tribute the name of one of the campus computer servers. In this class, I will be discussing Dr. Anderson’s legacy, and the plans we have for amplifying and celebrating this amazing woman, scientist, and teacher.

Megan Pickett, associate professor of physics, Lawrence University

Alumni College: Archan Sramek ’72

Friday, June 17
2:10p.m. - 3p.m. Central |


An Introduction to the EN-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator

The EN-ROADS acronym stands for Energy - Rapid Overview and Decision Support. The simulator was developed by Climate Interactive and the MIT Sloane Sustainability Initiative and is based on systems dynamics. It consists of many coordinated graphs and sliders that allow us to test various solutions to climate change and instantly see the potential effects of those decisions on such things as greenhouse gas emissions, energy cost and demand, CO2 removal, and ultimately temperature change.

That information can help us anticipate the immediate and long-term climate impacts of global policy and investment decisions as well as our own choices and actions. The simulator was used by John Kerry to help get China on board with the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.

Together we will work to create a scenario that limits global warming to well below 2°C and aims for 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and consider how various actions might also affect climate justice. The experience is solutions-oriented, science-based, hopeful, and eye-opening.

Archan Sramek ’72, member and mentor, Climate Reality Leadership Corps, EN-ROADS ambassador program

Alumni College: Nick Maravolo

Friday, June 17
2:10p.m. - 3p.m. Central |


Vintage: Secrets of the Grape

This event has reached its capacity. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email alumni@lawrence.edu.

Wine encompasses everything . . . science, technology, art, history, religion, economics, psychology, even politics. This class considers this special treasure in a freewheeling lecture that includes the appropriate gustatory dimension.

Nick Maravolo, retired professor of biology, Lawrence University

Alumni College: Allison Fleshman

Friday, June 17
2:10p.m. - 4:10p.m. Central | McFleshman’s Brewing Co.


Local Craft Beer – Art and Science in a Pint Glass!

Please note that this is a double session.

This event has reached its capacity.  If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email alumni@lawrence.edu.

Wisconsin’s rich history of beer and brewing is alive and well in Appleton, and Lawrence has a seat at this Craft Beer Table! Join me, Allison McCoy Fleshman, Associate Professor of Chemistry and co-owner of McFleshman’s Brewing Co., on a tour of the brewery my husband and I built, which specializes in German Lagers and British Ales. We will sample the rich history of German and British beer styles, and explore the art of fermentation science. I’ll share the importance of the beer glass, what cask-conditioning is all about, and how we use science to make the perfect pint. Cheers!

A campus shuttle will be available for those who would like a ride downtown for this event.

Allison Fleshman, associate professor of chemistry, Lawrence University


Alumni College: Bart DeStasio ’82 and Beth DeStasio ’83

Friday, June 17
3:20p.m. - 4:10p.m. Central | Science Learning Commons


Inclusive Teaching and Learning in the Science Learning Commons--It’s Fun!

Come, see what it’s like to be learning science in the 21st Century. You’ll put your heads together to answer two Big Questions of Biology: ‘What is life?’ And, ‘How do populations change over time?’ At the same time, you’ll get to test-drive some of the technology in the Science Learning Commons and learn how we are integrating inclusive pedagogies and practices into introductory science courses to help everyone both learn more deeply and practice being a scientist.

Bart De Stasio ’82, Dennis and Charlot Nelson Singleton Professor of Biological Sciences and professor of biology

Beth De Stasio ’83, Raymond H. Herzog Professor of Science and professor of biology

Alumni College: Matthew Arau ’97

Friday, June 17
3:20p.m. - 4:10p.m. Central |


Upbeat! Mindset, Mindfulness, and Leadership

Just as a conductor's preparatory "upbeat" gesture at the beginning of a performance influences the way an ensemble plays, we too get to choose our "upbeat" -- our thoughts and attitudes -- at the start of each day, at work, and in our interactions with family, friends, and colleagues. Dr. Matthew Arau '97 will share how, no matter the difficulty of the situation, we can choose our personal upbeat and develop habits of thought and action that can transform our personal and professional life to optimize our personal physical, mental, and emotional health so that we can be at our best to make a difference.

Matthew Arau ’97, associate professor of music education and associate director of bands

40th Reunion/Class of 1982 presents “The Avenue”

Friday, June 17
4:15p.m. - 6p.m. Central |


Free to attend / Registration required

Some say that the Class of 1982 is too old to walk the avenue…nonsense! We are wise and simply ask the question why walk when the avenue has been brought to you! Join us in our social headquarters space on Friday evening to reconnect with classmates and raise a glass from some of our favorite Avenue Bars including Cleo’s, DB’s, and Jim’s Place.

 

25th Reunion/Class of 1997 PechaKucha Passion Presentations

Friday, June 17
4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Cinema (Level Two)


Free to Attend / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only Beer & Wine Bar

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming! Come join your classmates for this fun social hour in the Warch Campus Center Cinema. Imagine 20 slides, 20 seconds of commentary, and 400 seconds learning about your classmates, their work, and passions, and spur some authentic conversations before dinner.

Kids' Meal and Activities

Friday, June 17
5:15p.m. - 8:15p.m. Central | Wellness Center Multipurpose Room


Parents, let the kids play while you have your own fun! We will have activities and food for children from the ages of 5 to 12.  Please make sure each child is registered for this event.

Class Photos

Friday, June 17
5:30p.m. - 6p.m. Central | Various locations on campus


Free to Attend / No Registration Required

  • 25th Reunion/Class of 1997: Main Hall, North Steps
  • 35th Reunion/Classes of 1986, 1987, 1988: Wriston Amphitheatre
  • 50th Reunion/Classes of 1970, 1971, 1972: Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Steps

10th, 15th, and 40th Reunion Classes/Clusters Reception & Dinner

Friday, June 17
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (Level One)


$35 / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only for Bar

25th Reunion/Class of 1997 Reception & Dinner

Friday, June 17
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Esch Hurvis Room & Studio (Level Two)


$35 / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only for Bar

35th Reunion/Classes of 1986, 1987, 1988 Reception & Dinner

Friday, June 17
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Somerset Room (Level Three)


$35 / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only for Bar

50th Reunion / Classes of 1970, 1971, 1972 Dinner with President Carter

Friday, June 17
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | The President's House


$40 / Registration Required

Golden (1969 and Earlier) Reunion Reception & Dinner

Friday, June 17
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Nathan Marsh Pusey Room (Level Three)


$35 / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only

Friday Late Night

Friday, June 17
8p.m. - 12a.m. Central | Memorial Hall, Viking Room


Free to Attend / No Registration Required / Cash Bar

Join us in the Viking Room.

Alumni Recital

Friday, June 17
8p.m. - 9p.m. Central | Lawrence Memorial Chapel & Livestream


Free to Attend / No Registration Required

All alumni are invited to attend a recital featuring talented alumni musicians from all decades.

Breakfast

Saturday, June 18
7:30a.m. - 10a.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (Level One)


Breakfast is $6.75/person, all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet. No registration required. Cashless - Credit & Debit Card Only accepted at the door.

Coach Gene Davis Memorial Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, June 18
8a.m. - 9a.m. Central | Kohler Hall, parking lot (rain or shine)


Free to Attend / Registration Required

Join the traditional 5k fun run/walk for all ages, named in memorial for Coach Gene Davis, which ends on the field of the beautiful Banta Bowl.

Alumni Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, June 18
9a.m. - 10a.m. Central | Lawrence Memorial Chapel


Free to Attend / Registration Required – Need to Know Vocal Parts

Parade of Classes

Saturday, June 18
10:30a.m. - 11a.m. Central | Shattuck Plaza (located between Lawrence Memorial Chapel and Shattuck Hall of Music)


Free to Attend / No Registration Required

Join your classmates in the march to the Memorial Chapel for Reunion Convocation.

Reunion Convocation

Saturday, June 18
11a.m. - 12p.m. Central | Lawrence Memorial Chapel & Livestream


Free to Attend / No Registration Required

Celebrate Reunion with President Laurie Carter at this annual all-Reunion event that recognizes the special contributions made by Lawrentians and Downerites. The program features the presentation of alumni awards and Reunion class gifts, music by the Alumni Choir, and President Carter’s Convocation address.

All-Reunion Picnic

Saturday, June 18
12p.m. - 1:30p.m. Central | Main Hall Green


Free to Attend / Registration Required

25th Reunion / Class of 1997 Luncheon with President Carter

Saturday, June 18
12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. Central | The President’s House


$25 / Registration Required

Milwaukee-Downer Luncheon

Saturday, June 18
12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. Central | Alice G. Chapman Hall, Teakwood Room


$16 / Registration Required

A special event for our Milwaukee-Downer alumnae.

Library Open House in Honor of Retiring Director of the Library, Pete Gilbert

Saturday, June 18
1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. Central | The Library


Free to Attend / No Registration Required

Please join us to celebrate Pete Gilbert's long career spanning work as the Director of the Library, an advisor, a first-year studies instructor, and so much more.

50th Reunion Film Screening and In Memoriam Celebration

Saturday, June 18
1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. Central | Lawrence Memorial Chapel


"All You Need Is LUv" - A 50th Reunion Video

1:30 p.m. CT

Lawrence Memorial Chapel & Livestream

Free to Attend / No Registration Required

In celebration of the Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972’s 50th Reunion, please join us for the world premiere screening of "All You Need Is LUv," produced by members from the Class of 1972. Join us as we embark on an evocative Magical Mystery Tour of the sights and sounds - serious, silly, and sublime - of our wonderful experience at Lawrence fifty years ago, 1968-1972.

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50th Reunion "In Memoriam: Remember, Honor, Embrace"

2:15 p.m. CT

Lawrence Memorial Chapel & Livestream

Free to Attend / No Registration Required

Members from Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 – join us as we remember and honor our friends and classmates.

Celebrate! Redux, hosted by the 25th Reunion / Class of 1997

Saturday, June 18
1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. Central | Wriston Amphitheatre


Free to Attend / No Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only

The Class of 1997 would like to welcome ALL alumni and friends participating in reunion weekend to join them for live music, featuring Pat McCurdy, to relive our Celebrate! days on campus. Celebrate! was a beloved LU event from 1975 to 2003 and we are excited to recreate the event with live music during our reunion festivities.

Class Beer Gardens

Saturday, June 18
1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. Central | Various locations on campus


Free to Attend / Registration Required

    10th Reunion/Class of 2012: Trever Hall Green

    • 15th Reunion/Classes of 2006, 2007, 2008: Reconnect with the classes of 2006, 2007, 2008 at the Cluster’s Beer Garden. We welcome your whole family to attend as this event will be fun for all ages.

    • 35th Reunion/Classes of 1986, 1987, 1988: Location TBD.  Enjoy the best beer garden in town while reliving the memories with your classmates and making new ones!

Geosciences Open House and Celebration of the Marcia Bjornerud Fellowship for Scientific Research

Saturday, June 18
1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. Central | Youngchild Hall Room 231


Free to Attend / No Registration Required

Reconnect with your favorite faculty members and staff and meet new ones. We will also celebrate the establishment of the Marcia Bjornerud Fellowship for Scientific Research and the long-term impact it will have on our students.

Open Houses

Saturday, June 18
1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. Central | Varied locations on campus


Free to Attend / No Registration Required

Academic departments and programs will host open houses in their buildings. Reconnect with your favorite faculty members and staff and meet new ones. Scheduled open houses include:

  • The Library
  • Biology Department (3rd-floor atrium between Steitz and Youngchild Halls)
  • Pre-Health (3rd-floor atrium between Steitz and Youngchild Halls)

Physics Open House in Honor of Retiring Professor Jeffrey Collett

Saturday, June 18
1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. Central | Bennett Atrium (between Youngchild and Steitz Halls)


Free to Attend / No Registration Required

Please join us to celebrate Professor Collett’s retirement from Lawrence after 27 years on the faculty. Snacks and drinks will be served.

Corry Azzi ’65 Mini-Museum Memorial

Saturday, June 18
1:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. Central | Briggs, Main Entrance and Terrace


Come share your memories of Professor Azzi with his family and learn some aspects of his amazing life you may not have known. We will have exhibits from his office to be curated by his family: wife, and five adult, biological and non-biological, children.

Lawrence University Black Alumni Network (LUBAN) Reception

Saturday, June 18
2p.m. - 3p.m. Central | Memorial Hall, Diversity & Intercultural Center


Free to Attend / Registration Required

Black alumni from all classes are invited to connect with each other and with Black University leadership during this special reception.

Founders Club and Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle Reception

Saturday, June 18
3:30p.m. - 5p.m. Central | Thomas A. Steitz Hall of Science Atrium


Free to Attend for all Founders Club & Legacy Circle Members / Registration Required

President Carter invites all current Founders Club and Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle members to a reception honoring those who generously support the university.

Membership in Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle is extended to anyone who has made a commitment to support Lawrence with a planned gift through their estate, retirement fund, or insurance policy and informed the college of these plans. Founders Club includes all donors who give $1,000+ annually to the Lawrence Fund.

Kids' Meal and Activities

Saturday, June 18
5:15p.m. - 8:15p.m. Central | Wellness Center Multipurpose Room


Parents, let the kids play while you have your own fun! We will have activities and food for children from the ages of 5 to 12. Please make sure each child is registered for this event.

Class Photos

Saturday, June 18
5:30p.m. - 6p.m. Central | Various locations on campus


Free to Attend / No Registration Required

  • 10th Reunion/Class of 2012: Main Hall, North Steps
  • 15th Reunion/Classes of 2006, 2007, 2008: Wriston Amphitheatre
  • 40th Reunion/Class of 1982: Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Steps

10th Reunion/Class of 2012 Reception & Dinner

Saturday, June 18
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Somerset Room (Level Three)


$35 / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only for Bar

15th Reunion/Classes of 2006, 2007, 2008 Reception & Dinner

Saturday, June 18
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Nathan M. Pusey Room (Level Three)


$35 / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only for Bar

25th, 35th, and Golden Reunion Classes/Clusters Reception & Dinner

Saturday, June 18
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (Level One)


$35 / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only for Bar

40th Reunion / Class of 1982 Dinner with President Carter

Saturday, June 18
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | The President's House


$40 / Registration Required

50th Reunions Reception & Dinner

Saturday, June 18
6p.m. - 8p.m. Central | Esch Hurvis Room (1971), Esch Hurvis Studio (1972), Mead-Witter Room (1970) (Level Two)


$35 / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only for Bar

Saturday Late Night

Saturday, June 18
8p.m. - 12a.m. Central | Memorial Hall, Viking Room


Free to Attend / No Registration Required / Cash Bar

Join us in the Viking Room--no registration required!

All-Reunion Trivia

Saturday, June 18
8p.m. - 9:30p.m. Central | Time and location TBD


Free to Attend / Registration Required / Cashless – Credit & Debit Card Only Beer & Wine Bar

This live-hosted trivia will be moderated by Trivia Mafia and hosted by our very own Keith Rose '01. Alumni are invited to gather up their team and test their Lawrence and general trivia knowledge. Teams can be any size, though Trivia Mafia recommends a team of 10 or less, and all team members must register separately to play.

Breakfast

Sunday, June 19
7:30a.m. - 10a.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (Level One)


Breakfast is $6.75/person, all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet. No registration required. Cashless - Credit & Debit Card Only accepted at the door.

Day Trip to Björklunden

Sunday, June 19
8a.m. - 3p.m. Central | Björklunden vid Sjön


$40 per adult (13 and older), $15 per child (12 and younger)

Discover or revisit Lawrence’s beautiful northern campus located on Lake Michigan in picturesque Door County. Spend the day touring the historical chapel, hiking the many nature trails, or relaxing on the lakeside decks. Motorcoach bus transportation and lunch will be provided. Luggage may be stored in the motorcoach.  If you prefer to drive yourself, you may select the $15 no-transportation-needed rate when registering for this event.

Meet at the Wriston turnaround on Lawe Street at 7:45 a.m.  Advance registration is required for this event, which has an additional fee.  We are unable to accept walk-up registration.

Reflections of Gratitude and Remembrance

Sunday, June 19
10a.m. - 11a.m. Central | Warch Campus Center, Esch Hurvis Studio & Room (Level Two)


Free to Attend / Registration Not Required

Take time to celebrate the deep connections we share with each other and to remember those who have been unable to be with us this year, especially emeriti faculty Corry Azzi and Peter Fritzell. In the company of some of the world’s wisdom writers, close Reunion in a spirit of gratitude and remembrance.

Reunion Headquarters Closed & Residence Hall Checkout Time!

Sunday, June 19 | Reunion Headquarters, Warch Campus Center, The Cafe


Please check out at the front desk located in your designated residence hall by 11 a.m.