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Thursday, October 13, 2016

4:30-6:30 p.m., Class of 1966 Reunion Registration and Reception, Bemis Great Hall and Lounge 
Reunion check-in and reception for members of the Class of 1966 and their guests, includes host bar.

Friday, October 14, 2016

8:30-9:30 a.m., Fifty Year Club Breakfast and Annual Meeting, Slocum Commons
Annual meeting for all members of the Fifty Year Club. All current members and Class of 1966 reunion alumni, who will be inducted into the FYC later this same day, are encouraged to attend.

9 a.m.-noon, "Preserving Colorado College's History," Special Collections, Tutt Library

9:30-11 a.m., Fifty Year Club Induction Ceremony for the Class of 1966, Shove Memorial Chapel
President Jill Tiefenthaler and Dean of the College/Dean of the Faculty Sandra Wong present Fifty Year Club diplomas to the Class of 1966. Dan Cooper ’66 will address the class. Everyone is invited to this special ceremony to honor our distinguished alumni on their milestone reunion and induction into the Fifty Year Club. The Class of 1966 should arrive at 9:30 a.m. for brief instructions.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Admission Information Session and Campus Tour, Cutler Hall
Prospective students should register in advance at ccbasecamp.coloradocollege.edu/portal/campus-visits. For more details, contact the Admission Office at admission@coloradocollege.edu or (800) 542-7214.

12 p.m., Phi Gamma Delta Annual Norris Pig Dinner, Slocum Commons

1-4 p.m., Alumni and Faculty Symposium, Celeste Theatre, Cornerstone Arts Center
Attend one, two, or all three sessions.
1-2 p.m.:  Colorado Politics, CC faculty, Jeni James Arndt ’86 (Colorado state representative) and Ed Bowditch ’86 (Colorado lobbyist)
2-3 p.m.:  Changing Landscapes: Progress and Challenges for the LGBTQIA+ Community, 
In the last decade, the LGBTQIA+ community has witnessed social, cultural, and political changes that many did not anticipate seeing in their lifetime. Join Professor of History Tip Ragan and other LGBTQIA+ staff, faculty, and alumni in a conversation about where we are, where we've come from, and where we still have work to do.
3-4 p.m.:  "Learning from Western Watersheds: River Governance in a Changing West", Brendan Boepple ’11, assistant project director for State of the Rockies Project, 
A growing population throughout the American West, coupled with a changing climate, makes it necessary to reconsider the ways in which we manage water throughout the region and incorporate traditionally underrepresented values in future management. Rockies Project student fellows will present on their research from Summer 2016 and highlight findings to be included in the 2017 State of the Rockies Report.

1-5 p.m., "Preserving Colorado College's History," Special Collections, Tutt Library

2 p.m., CC Women’s Volleyball, Reid Arena

2 p.m.-4 p.m., Admission Information Session and Campus Tour, Cutler Hall
Prospective students should register in advance at ccbasecamp.coloradocollege.edu/portal/campus-visits. For more details, contact the Admission Office at admission@coloradocollege.edu or (800) 542-7214.

3 p.m., Women’s Soccer vs. University of Nevada, Stewart Field

3-5 p.m., Alumni and Students LGBTQIA+ Reception, Tutt Alumni House
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) alumni and guests are invited to a reception with Colorado College LGBTQIA+ staff, faculty, and students.

4-6 p.m., Homecoming Weekend Kick-off Celebration with faculty and staff, Main Space, Cornerstone Arts Center
Alumni are invited to catch up with their favorite faculty, emeriti faculty, and staff. Drop in for light hors d’oeuvres, host bar, and conversation.

4-7 p.m., Alumni and Students of Color Reception, McHugh Commons
Connect with alumni, students, faculty, and staff of color to learn about the history of our diverse and shared experiences at CC and beyond. 

6 p.m., CC Women's Volleyball, Reid Arena

6 p.m.-midnight, 11 and Under Children’s Lounge, Worner Campus Center
Professional childcare is available for children 12 and younger and is provided by Event Sitters by Charity. The cost is $25 per child and includes dinner. To ensure the highest quality of care, space is limited, and pre-registration is required for all children and must be completed by Oct. 9, 2016.

6 p.m.-midnight, Teen Care, Worner Campus Center
Professional childcare is available for children 12 and older and is provided by Event Sitters by Charity. Dinner and age-appropriate activities will be offered. The cost is $25 per child and includes dinner. To ensure the highest quality of care, space is limited, and pre-registration is required for all teens and must be completed by Oct. 9, 2016.

7:30 p.m., CC Hockey vs. UMass Lowell, Broadmoor World Arena
General admission tickets are available for purchase in the alumni section.

Friday Class Events

Class reunions committee members selected the menu for your event. For menu and event details, visit your class website at www.coloradocollege.edu/homecoming or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (719) 227-8171.

60th Reunion: Classes of 1956 and 1957
6-10 p.m., Reunion Dinner and Tiger Hockey, Double Eagle Lounge, Broadmoor World Arena
Complimentary shuttle leaves from in front of Tutt Library at 5:30 p.m., the Antlers at 5:40 p.m., and the Mining Exchange at 5:45 p.m. Parking at the Broadmoor World Arena is $10.

50th Reunion: Class of 1966
6-10 p.m., Reunion Dinner and Tiger Hockey, “Kachina Lounge Revisited,” Double Eagle Lounge, Broadmoor World Arena
Complimentary shuttle leaves from in front of Tutt Library at 5:30 p.m., the Antlers at 5:40 p.m., and the Mining Exchange at 5:45 p.m. Parking at the Broadmoor World Arena is $10.

45th Reunion: Class of 1971
5:30-8 p.m., Reception, Silver Room, The Mining Exchange Hotel, 8 South Nevada Ave.

40th Reunion: Class of 1976
6-9 p.m., Reception, Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall

35th Reunion: Class of 1981
6-9 p.m., Reception, Armstrong Great Hall

30th Reunion: Class of 1986
5:30-8:30 p.m., Reception, Stewart House, 1228 N. Wood Ave.

25th Reunion: Class of 1991
7-9 p.m., Class Meet-up, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 East Pikes Peak Ave.

20th Reunion: Class of 1996
5:30-9 p.m., Reception, Gym, Ivywild School, 1604 South Cascade Ave.

15th Reunion: Class of 2001
6 p.m., Happy Hour, Odyssey Gastropub, 311 N. Tejon St

10th Reunion: Class of 2006
7-9 p.m., Happy Hour, Wooglin’s Deli, 823 N. Tejon St.

5th Reunion: Class of 2011
8 p.m., Class Meet-up, Jack Quinn’s, 21 South Tejon St.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

5:45-8 a.m., Homecoming Bike Tour, Garden of the Gods Park
Join us for a sunrise ride through the beautiful Garden of the Gods Park. This rolling course will require some uphill pedaling. This guided tour includes transportation to and from campus; Specialized™ mountain bikes and helmets are provided. Registration is required, and participants should meet in front of Tutt Library at 5:45 a.m.

8 a.m., 28th Annual Tiger Classic 5K Race, Pikes Peak Greenway Trail
The race benefits the Tiger Pride Fund for Athletics and includes participants from the Pikes Peak area. Runners, joggers, and walkers of all levels are welcome. Prizes, race T-shirts, and refreshments will be available. Registration required. Participants must check in the day of the event from 7-8 a.m., west of El Pomar Sports Center. The race begins promptly at 8 a.m. from El Pomar Sports Center to North Monument Valley Park and back.

10-11 a.m., Homecoming Convocation and Alumni Awards Ceremony, Shove Memorial Chapel
President Jill Tiefenthaler and Alumni Association Board President Eric Mellum ’90 will present the Benezet, Worner, Riley, and Spirit of Adventure Awards. Everyone is invited to attend this special ceremony that honors our distinguished award recipients and will feature remarks from President Tiefenthaler. The Reunion Cup, awarded to the reunion class with the best Homecoming Weekend attendance, will be presented during the ceremony.

10 a.m., Class of 2001 Hike, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Ridge Rd.

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rugby Alumni vs. Student Challenge, Donald Autrey Field
Former rugby players match up against CC’s current team for pride.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Freedom and Authority, Bemis Great Hall
Join us for a Homecoming Weekend tradition based on Freedom and Authority, the popular interdisciplinary course taught at Colorado College for more than 50 years. Professor Emeritus Bill Hochman and CC faculty members will lead a plenary session to discuss the book and then break out into smaller discussion groups led by members of the faculty. This year’s Freedom and Authority reading will be “Whistling Vivaldi,” by Claude M. Steele, who offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Admission Information Session and Campus Tour, Cutler Hall
Prospective students should register in advance at ccbasecamp.coloradocollege.edu/portal/campus-visits. For more details, contact the Admission Office at admission@coloradocollege.edu or (800) 542-7214.

1-2:15 p.m., All-Campus Picnic, Worner Quad

The Alumni Association invites alumni and their families to gather for a picnic lunch on the quad. Free for children 12 and under. Boettcher alumni and students will gather in a special seating area at the picnic.

2 p.m., CC Women's Volleyball, Reid Arena

2-3:30 p.m., Barnes Legacy Society Reception, Faculty Commons, Cossitt Hall
A celebration for Barnes Legacy Society members who have established a future gift for Colorado College.

2-4 p.m., Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym Open, El Pomar Sports Center
First-time climbers and families welcome, equipment is provided. Options exist for bouldering, top-roping, lead-climbing, slack-lining, and training. A waiver must be completed before participating, children 18 and under must have a parent or guardian signature.

2:30-5:30 p.m., Our Vibrant, Innovative Campus, Cornerstone Arts Center
Attend one, two, or all three sessions. Hear 2016 Big Idea student presenters reprise their winning presentations and give updates on progress to date; hear student grant recipients explain their compelling ideas and subsequent ventures; and learn about the new library addition and its sustainable heating plan.
2:30-3:30 p.m., 2016 Big Idea Winners
3:30-4:30 p.m., Student Project Presentations
4:30-5:30 p.m., Library Renovation Walking Tour and Geothermal Heating System Discussion

3-4:30 p.m., Young Alumni TED Talks: Fail Forward, Yalich Boardroom, Spencer Center
From finding your calling and managing personal finances to self-care and avoiding burnout, young alumni are grappling with a multitude of challenges.  Hear from fellow young alumni about how they've navigated their first few years post-CC, and the tricks they've picked up along the way.

4 p.m., Celebrating and Honoring the Life and Work of Marianne Stoller, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Shove Memorial Chapel

4-5 p.m., Alumni Choir Sing-a-long with Professor Donald Jenkins, Room 9, Packard Hall
Sing the old songs. Join Don Jenkins, professor emeritus of music and former choir director, in singing excerpts from some of the great works presented by the Colorado College Choir, 1961-1999.

6 p.m., CC Women’s Volleyball, Reid Arena

6 p.m.-midnight, 11 and Under Children’s Lounge, Worner Campus Center
Professional childcare is available for children 11 and younger and is provided by Event Sitters by Charity. The cost is $25 per child and includes dinner. To ensure the highest quality of care, space is limited, and pre-registration is required for all children and must be completed by Oct. 9, 2016.

6 p.m.-midnight, Teen Care, Worner Campus Center
Professional childcare is available for teens 12 and older and is provided by Event Sitters by Charity. Dinner and age-appropriate activities will be offered, including the CC climbing gym and a movie. The cost is $25 per child and includes dinner. To ensure the highest quality of care, space is limited, and pre-registration is required for all teens and must be completed by Oct. 9, 2016.

7 p.m., CC Hockey vs. UMass Lowell, Broadmoor World Arena
General admission tickets are available for purchase in the alumni section.

8:30-10:30 p.m., Homecoming Dance, Worner Quad
Students, alumni, and guests gather to dance the night away. State ID or passport required to purchase beer and wine.

Saturday Class Events

Class reunions committee members selected the menu for your event. For menu and event details, visit your class at www.coloradocollege.edu/homecoming or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (719) 227-8171.

60th Reunion: Classes of 1956 and 1957
5:30-8:30 p.m., Reception and Dinner, Loomis Lounge

50th Reunion: Class of 1966
6-9 p.m., Reception and Dinner, El Paso Club, 30 E. Platte Ave.

45th Reunion: Class of 1971
6-9 p.m., Reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres, Stewart House, 1228 N. Wood Ave.

40th Reunion: Class of 1976
5:30-8:30 p.m., Dinner, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd
Complimentary shuttle leaves from in front of Tutt Library at 5p.m., the Antlers at 5:10 p.m., and the Mining Exchange at 5:15 p.m.

35th Reunion: Class of 1981
6-9 p.m., Dinner, Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall

30th Reunion: Class of 1986
6-9 p.m., Dinner, Armstrong Great Hall, Armstrong Hall

25th Reunion: Class of 1991
6-9 p.m., Dinner, McHugh Commons

20th Reunion: Class of 1996
5-8 p.m., Dinner, Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center

15th Reunion: Class of 2001
6-9 p.m., Reception, Tutt Alumni House, 1205 N. Cascade Ave.

10th Reunion: Class of 2006
5:30-8:30 p.m., Reception, Slocum Commons

5th Reunion: Class of 2011
5-8 p.m, Reception, Mathias Quad Tent

Young Alumni: Classes of ’12-’15
6:30-8:30 p.m., Beer and Wine Tasting, Language Quad Tent

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

9-10:30 a.m., Class of 1976 Brunch, Benjamin's, Worner Campus Center
Brunch for the Class of 1976 and their guests.

10 a.m., Alumni Memorial Gathering, Shove Memorial Chapel

We invite all alumni and guests to join us for a reflective gathering to remember and honor the lives of CC classmates, faculty,  and staff, who have passed away.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., LGBTQIA+ Coffee and Conversation, Mountain Fold Books, 121 E. Costilla St.
Drop in with fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) alumni and guests for a cup of coffee at Mountain Fold Books, a nonprofit coffee shop and bookstore that has quickly become a vibrant piece of the local LGBTQIA+ community.  For more information, visit http://www.mountainfoldbooks.org/.

Noon, Alumni Volleyball match, Reid Arena

Noon, Women's Soccer vs. UNLV, Stewart Field

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