Homecoming Weekend 2018
Celebrating Reunion Classes
We look forward to welcoming you back to campus Oct. 11-14 for Homecoming and reunion celebrations!
If you haven’t been on campus recently, you’ll see the fully renovated Tutt Library — the largest carbon-neutral, net-zero energy academic library in the country. With nearly 1,900 visitors each day, students are returning to its flexible spaces, beautiful rooftop vistas, and technology many could not have imagined when here as a student. The library is truly the intellectual hub of campus.
Another hive of activity you’ll want to discover (or rediscover) is the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. With a new alliance, interdisciplinary offerings between academic departments and the museum have resulted in increased visitors and collaborations, spelling creativity and partnership in exciting new ways.
Leave it to Colorado College to do things like no other. The Block Plan is the cornerstone of innovation that leads us to think differently, and the library, museum, and the new student residential community on East Campus each embody CC’s pioneering ways. Each of these areas, as well as increasing support of scholarships, also are top priorities for Building on Originality: The Campaign for Colorado College.
Just as we are eager for you to see all that is new on campus, in turn we look forward to the inevitable sharing and storytelling that happens anytime alumni get together. Your memories and perspectives are unique and precious.
We look forward to hearing 50 years of wisdom from the Class of ’68 during Tiger Talks on Friday afternoon. Think TED Talks — but CC style! This class is also spearheading a pre-Homecoming symposium on music of the ’60s and organizing an art sale of their classmates’ works to benefit the Class of 1968 Scholarship. If you’ve ever wanted to own a photograph by Pulitzer-prize winner Dave Burnett ’68 or a painting by acclaimed Southwest artist Darcie Peet ’68, here’s your chance to do doubly good for your collection and CC.
We will celebrate and honor our alumni awardees at Convocation on Saturday morning and at a panel discussion on how the Block Plan helped shape their successes. And, for the first time since the cessation of the football program, we will host an on-campus gathering of all football alumni, in addition to the usual athletics gatherings that weekend.
Come to gather with your class for reunion; come together with your affinity group; come to relive the unparalleled classroom experience with the timeless Professor Emeritus of History Bill Hochman and the ever impressive selection of CC faculty who love to reconnect with you during a riveting (and lengthier this year) Freedom and Authority session.
Lastly, we will pay tribute to those who were taken too soon. During a memorial service where names of your friends and classmates will be read aloud, we will nod in fond remembrance of a shared time together in long ago days.
Come join us for an extraordinary time on campus.
See you Oct. 11-14.
With best wishes,
Director of Alumni Relations and Assistant Vice President for Advancement
Reunion and Homecoming Weekend Events
Kristie Damgaard, Assistant Director for On-Campus Programs
Lily Lauer, Alumni Relations Coordinator, On-Campus Programs
Meghan Yingling, Reunion Gift Officer