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    Events

    (as of 8/14/19)

    Please check back often as events are being added to the schedule regularly.

    Thursday   |   Friday   |   Saturday  |  Sunday  | Class Reunion Events  | Open Hours

    Thursday, Oct. 10

    4-7 p.m.
    Class of 1969 Welcome Reception and Homecoming Check-in
    Smith Family Gallery, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.

    5:30 p.m.
    Class of 1979 Welcome Back Gathering with Invited Faculty, Jose Muldoon’s, 222 N. Tejon St.

    7:30-9 p.m.
    "Get Together: 1969 and the Music of the ’60s" presented by Craig Werner ’74, Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Packard Hall
    Craig Werner, who is the son of late Professor Ray O. Werner, taught Afro-American Studies and American cultural history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, until his retirement earlier this year. A long-time member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee, his books "A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race and the Soul of America" and "We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War" are widely recognized as authoritative works on American rock and soul.

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    Friday, Oct. 11

    8-9:15 a.m.
    Class of 1969 Breakfast, South Hall Commons (formerly Slocum Hall)

    9:30-11 a.m.
    Fifty Year Club Induction Ceremony for the Class of 1969, Shove Memorial Chapel
    President Jill Tiefenthaler P’21, P’24 and Dean of the Faculty Claire Garcia will present Fifty Year Club diplomas to the Class of 1969. Steve Spear '69 will address the class. The class should arrive at 9:20 a.m. for brief instructions. Class photo to follow.

    10-11:30 a.m.
    Class of 1979, The New CC: Campus Re-imagined Tour Lead by George Eckhardt, Campus Planner and Historic Preservationist, Meet at Worner Campus Center
    Scavenger hunt photos and trivia clues will be posted early on the 40th reunion website and Facebook page.

    11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Admission Information Session and Campus Tour, Cutler Hall, 912 N. Cascade Ave.
    Prospective students should register in advance at https://ccbasecamp.coloradocollege.edu/register/2019_homecoming_friday.
    For more details, contact the Admission Office at admission@coloradocollege.edu or (719) 389-6344.

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Fifty Year Club Luncheon, Bemis Great Hall
    All current Fifty Year Club members and newly inducted members from the Class of 1969 are encouraged to attend.

    1 p.m.
    Celebrating the Future Edward J. Robson Arena, Great Hall, El Pomar Sports Center
    Join us to celebrate the upcoming hockey arena on Colorado College’s campus. Details to follow.

    1-5 p.m.
    Academic Department Open Houses
    Please check back often as more open house events are being added to the schedule regularly.

    Anthropology, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Barnes Science Center, Room 302

    Chemistry & Biochemistry, 1-4 p.m.
    Barnes Foyer, 3rd Floor of Barnes Science Center

    Education, 3:30-5 p.m.
    Mierow House

    Feminist & Gender Studies, 1-3 pm
    Interdisciplinary Studies (ID) House

    Film and Media Studies, 3-5 p.m.
    Cornerstone Film Garage, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Room 103

    Music, 3-4:30 p.m.
    Packard Hall Lobby

    Sociology, 1-3 p.m.
    Palmer 131

    Spanish & Portuguese, 2-4 p.m.
    Languages Lounge, Armstrong Hall 319

    2-3:30 p.m.
    “The Liberal Arts Advantage: Reflections of Two Science Pioneers,” Jane Lubchenco '69 and Marcia McNutt '74, with Provost Alan Townsend, Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall

    2-3 p.m.
    Tour of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.
    Half-hour guided experience of the galleries with the museum’s tour leaders.  These audience-centric tours allow participants to lend their own thoughts, ideas, voices, and backgrounds as entry points for current exhibitions. Tours will depart from the Fine Arts Center lobby at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

    2-4 p.m.
    LGBTQIA+ Alumni Reception, Tutt Alumni House, 1205 N. Cascade Ave.
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) alumni and guests are welcome to attend a reception with Colorado College staff and faculty.

    2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

    Admission Information Session and Campus Tour, Cutler Hall, 912 N. Cascade Ave.
    Prospective students should register in advance at https://ccbasecamp.coloradocollege.edu/register/2019_homecoming_friday.
    For more details, contact the Admission Office at 
    admission@coloradocollege.edu or (719) 389-6344.

    2:30-4 p.m.
    Mini-Blocks Tiger Talks with the Class of 1979, Screening Room 131, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
    In true liberal arts style, alumni from the Class of 1979 will revisit the Block Plan with a Tiger Talks series of presentations delivered in a TED Talk format covering a variety of interdisciplinary subjects. Ed Goldstein ’79 will moderate.
    Among our speakers and topics are:
    Susan Brister ’79 – “Medical Landscapes, What to Expect Before our 50th Reunion”
    Ellen Burton ’79 – “My Next Steps, Diving into Dynamic Local Politics”
    Mike Ibarra ’79 – “Crossroads in Investing, How Wall Street and Philanthropy are Investing in Communities in a Changing World.”
    Suzanne Lyon ’79, P'10 – “Mining Literary Gold from Western History”
    Annie Petsonk ’79 – “Taking on the Climate Change Crisis" 
    Terry Swenson ’79, P'01 – "Upon Further Review; A Letter From the Admission Committee"
    Tim Tymkovich ’79, P'10 – “How a Liberal Arts Education Impacts Decisionmaking: A View from the 10th Circuit”

    3-4 p.m.
    Charles L. Tutt Library Tour, 2021 N. Cascade Ave.
    Tour Tutt Library, a library built specifically for the college’s pioneering Block Plan. Choose from 3 and 3:30 p.m. time-slots. Meet at the Welcome Desk.

    3 p.m.
    Women's Volleyball vs. Illinois College, Reid Arena

    4 p.m.
    Men's Soccer vs. Southwestern University, Stewart Field

    5-7 p.m.
    Alumni of Color Reception, Tutt Alumni House, 1205 N. Cascade Ave.
    Please join us as we celebrate Alumni of Color and meet the new director of alumni and family relations. Remarks will begin at 6 p.m.

    5-10 p.m.
    Child Care, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.
    Professional child care is available for children ages 2-12 and is provided by Joanna’s Nannies, Babysitting, and Event Childcare. The cost is $30 per child and includes dinner. To ensure the highest quality of care, space is limited. Pre-registration is required for all children and must be completed by Oct. 6, 2019.

    6 p.m., 8 p.m.
    CC Men’s and Women’s Rugby Matches, Washburn Field

    7 p.m.
    Women's Volleyball vs. Randolph-Macon College, Reid Arena

    7:30 p.m. 

    CC Hockey vs. Minnesota, Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd.

    7:30 p.m.
    "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens, Main Stage, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.
    Single tickets can be purchased online at www.coloradocollege/fac or by calling (719) 634-5581.

    9 p.m., 10 p.m.
    Stargazing, Barnes Observatory
    Sign up at the welcome table at Registration Central, main floor, Charles L. Tutt Library.

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    Saturday, Oct. 12

    5:45-8 a.m.
    Homecoming Bike Tour, Gold Camp Road
    Join us for a sunrise ride down Gold Camp Road. This ride is an easy downhill ride with some intermediate sections. Tour includes transportation to and from campus; Specialized™ mountain bikes and helmets are provided. Registration is required, and participants should meet east of the Worner Campus Center at 5:45 a.m.

    7 a.m.
    Tava Quad Blessing and Breakfast
    Join members of the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes and the campus community for a special blessing and naming ceremony of Tava Quad (formerly Armstrong Quad). “Tava” means “Sun Mountain” and was the name used by the Ute people for Pikes Peak. The naming of the quad honors and pays respect to the Utes and all indigenous peoples of the Americas. Breakfast to follow.

    8:30 a.m.
    “Navigating Selective College Admissions Processes,” Cutler Hall Conference Room
    Admission staff will present on the national landscape of selective college admission and national trends in higher education enrollment.

    10 a.m.
    Varsity Swimming and Diving, The Big Cat Relays—CC vs. Truman State vs. Colorado School of Mines, Schlessman Natatorium

    10-11 a.m.
    Homecoming Convocation and Alumni Awards Ceremony, Shove Memorial Chapel
    President Jill M. Tiefenthaler P’21, P’24 and the Alumni Association Council 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 by President Tiefenthaler. The Louis T. Benezet Award for career achievement will be presented to John Lamson Kessel ’74. The recipient of the Lloyd E. Worner Award for remarkable efforts on behalf of the college is William S. Smith ’74. The Gresham Riley Award recognizing faculty, administrators, and staff who have made a significant difference to the college will be presented to Professor John Simons P’05 and Brenda Soto P’19. Winnie Barron ’79 will receive the Spirit of Adventure Award, given to the alumnus/a who exemplifies the unique CC experience through a life of intellectual, social, or physical adventure. The Reunion Cup, awarded to the reunion class with the best Homecoming Weekend attendance, will be presented during the ceremony.

    11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
    Rugby Alumni vs. Student Challenge, Donald Autrey Field
    Alumni are invited to participate in the annual alumni vs. student rugby match.

    11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Admission Information Session and Campus Tour, Cutler Hall, 912 N. Cascade Ave.
    Prospective students should register in advance at https://ccbasecamp.coloradocollege.edu/register/2019_homecoming_saturday.
    For more details, contact the Admission Office at admission@coloradocollege.edu or (719) 389-6344.

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Alumni Awards Recipient Discussion, Screening Room 131, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
    Students and alumni are invited to participate in a panel discussion with this year’s Alumni Association Award recipients. The following individual award recipients have been invited to join the panel, but attendance may vary:
    • Louis T. Benezet Award winner and art major John Kessel ’74
    • Lloyd E. Worner Award winner and anthropology major William S. Smith ’74
    • Gresham Riley Award winner Professor John Simons P’05
    • Gresham Riley Award winner Brenda Soto P’19
    • Spirit of Adventure Award winner and art major Winnie Barron ’79

    12 p.m.
    Alumni/Varsity Swimming and Diving Meet, Schlessman Natatorium

    12:30-2 p.m.
    Homecoming Picnic, Tava Quad
    The Office of Alumni and Family Relations invites alumni and their families to gather for a picnic lunch on the quad. Free for children 12 and under. At 1:15 p.m., performers from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain tribes will present songs and dances in a festive exhibition of Ute culture.

    12:45 p.m.
    Class of 1979 Class Photo, Palmer Hall steps (prior to attending the Homecoming Picnic)

    2-4 p.m.
    Freedom and Authority, Bemis Great Hall
    Join CC faculty for a lively discussion on the Bill of Rights which will both renew our sense of the urgency of this founding document and honor the memory of Professor Bill Hochman, who dealt with the Bill of Rights many times over his 54 years of teaching at CC. This Homecoming Weekend tradition is based on Freedom and Authority, the popular interdisciplinary course taught at Colorado College for more than 50 Years. Participants are encouraged to read the Bill of Rights in advance to prepare for discussion.

    2 p.m.
    Women's Volleyball vs. DePauw University, Reid Arena

    2 p.m.
    Kick ball game, The Class of 2004 vs. the Class of 2009, Donald Autrey Field


    2-3 p.m.
    East Campus Housing Tour, Corner of N. Nevada Ave. and E. Uintah St.
    Tour CC’s newest residence community. Completed in 2017, East Campus is home to 154 CC students. These eight buildings include a community center and a combination of small houses and apartments facing an outdoor common area. Select from 2 and 2:30 p.m. time-slots. Tours will meet in the Hybl Community Center located on the grounds of the East Campus Housing community (1107 N. Nevada Ave.).

    2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    Admission Information Session and Campus Tour
    , Cutler Hall, 912 N. Cascade Ave.
    Prospective students should register in advance at 
    https://ccbasecamp.coloradocollege.edu/register/2019_homecoming_saturday.
    For more details, contact the Admission Office at 
    admission@coloradocollege.edu or (719) 389-6344.


    2:30-4:30 p.m.
    Butler Center Open House, 2nd Floor, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.

    3-4 p.m., “Bubbling Up: Alumni Singer-Songwriter Showcase,” Packard Performance Hall
    CC musicians from the class of 2014 and beyond perform original songs in a range of styles. Performers include David Becker ’14, Wes Brandt ’14, Sophie Capp ’17, Ian Huschle ’18, Drew Kelly ’13, Jaiel Mitchell ’18, Andy Post ’16, Anne Schwartz ’15, Jake Sabetta ’17, and Nick Stephens ’14.  Check back for updates. More musicians will be added as they are confirmed. Reception to follow.

    3-4 p.m.
    Charles L. Tutt Library Tour, 2021 N. Cascade Ave.
    Tour Tutt Library, a library built specifically for the college’s pioneering Block Plan. Choose from 3 and 3:30 p.m. time-slots. Meet at the Welcome Desk.

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Reception with the President, 1228 Wood Ave.
    Celebrating Colorado College giving societies and donors to Building on Originality: The Campaign for Colorado College. Invitation only.

    5-6:30 p.m.
    "Instructions on Parting," Screening Room 131, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
    Screening of a film directed by Amy Jenkins '88 (sister of Craig Jenkins '84). Over the course of one tumultuous year, Artist and Director Amy Jenkins ’88 confronts the cancer diagnoses of her mother, sister, and brother, and also welcomes her first child to life. Crafted in a unique visual style, the film weaves breathtaking vignettes of nature unfolding with cinéma vérité family footage to lead us to a bold and daring acceptance of our own mortality.

    5-6 p.m.
    Alumni Association Council Reception, Tutt Alumni House, 1205 N. Cascade Ave.
    Members – past and current –of the Alumni Association Council (formerly known as the Alumni Association Board and the National Alumni Council) are invited to stop by Tutt Alumni House to share highlights of your tenure and giving back to CC.

    5-10 p.m.
    Child Care, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.
    Professional child care is available for children ages 2-12 and is provided by Joanna’s Nannies, Babysitting, and Event Childcare. The cost is $30 per child and includes dinner. To ensure the highest quality of care, space is limited. Pre-registration is required for all children and must be completed by Oct. 6, 2019.

    7 p.m.
    CC Hockey vs. Minnesota, Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd.

    7:30 p.m.
    "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens, Main Stage, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.
    Single tickets can be purchased online at www.coloradocollege/fac or by calling (719) 634-5581.

    8:30-11:30 p.m.
    Homecoming Dance, Tava Quad Tent
    Students, alumni, and guests gather to dance the night away. State ID or passport required to purchase beer and wine. Official Homecoming Weekend nametag will be required for entry.

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    Sunday, Oct. 13

    10-11 a.m.
    Homecoming 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. The services will remember alumni from the 2019 Homecoming reunion classes as well as faculty and staff who have passed away in the last year.

    Noon
    Men's Soccer vs. Texas Lutheran University, Stewart Field 

    Noon
    Alumni Volleyball Game, Reid Arena

    1 p.m.
    Varsity Swimming and Diving, CC vs. Southwestern University, Schlessman Natatorium

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    Friday Class Reunion Events


    5-7 p.m.
    Class of 1969 Reception, 4th Floor, Charles L. Tutt Library
    Classmates will provide musical entertainment. If you would like to join in, bring your instrument of choice. After the reception, head downtown for dinner or enjoy a Tiger hockey game at the Broadmoor World Arena. (Shuttle provided to game.)

    4-7 p.m.,
    Class of 1974 Reception, Smith Family Gallery, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.

    4-7 p.m.
    Class of 1979 Reception, Main Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.

    7-9 p.m.
    Class of 1979 Dinner, Panino’s, 604 N. Tejon St., or 7:30 p.m., Tiger Hockey Game, Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. (Shuttle provided to game.)

    6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Class of 1984 Dinner and Tiger Hockey Game, Broadmoor Suite, Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd.

    6-9 p.m.
    Class of 1989 Reception, Home of Steve Kaczmarek ’89

    9 p.m.
    Class of 1989 Meet-up, Golden Bee, 1 Lake Ave.
    On your own.

    5 p.m.
    Class of 1994 Meet-up, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
    On your own.

    7-10 p.m.
    Class of 1999 Reception, Bemis Great Hall

    4-6 p.m.
    Class of 2004 Meet-up, Wooglin’s Deli, 823 N. Tejon St.
    On your own.

    7:30 p.m.
    Class of 2009 Meet-up, Tony’s Bar, 326 N. Tejon St.
    On your own.

    8 p.m.
    Class of 2014 Meet-up, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
    On your own.


    Saturday Class Reunion Events


    5-11 p.m.
    Class of 1969 Reception, Dinner, and Dance, Bemis Lounge and Great Hall

    6-9 p.m.
    Class of 1974 Dinner, Armstrong Great Hall

    6-11 p.m.
    Class of 1979 Reception, Dinner, and Dancing with the "Beta House Band," Grand Ballroom, Mining Exchange Hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave.

    6-9 p.m.
    Class of 1984 Reception, Benji’s, Worner Center

    6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Class of 1989 Reception, Studio C, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.

    6-9 p.m.
    Class of 1994 Dinner, McHugh Commons

    7-10 p.m.
    Class of 1999 Roaring ’20s Party, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.
    Members of the Class of ’99, relive your college party days and dress up in your favorite Gatsby-esque, flapper costume if you’re so inspired!

    6:30-9 p.m.
    Class of 2004 Dinner, Gates Commons, Palmer Hall

    6-9 p.m.
    Class of 2009 Reception, Loomis Lounge

    7-10 p.m.
    Class of 2014 Reception, Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center

    2-4 p.m.
    Young Alumni Classes of 2015-19 Meet-up, La’au’s Taco Shop, 830 N. Tejon St.
    On your own.


    Sunday Class Reunion Events


    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Class of 1979 Brunch, Rocks Dining Room, Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, 3320 Mesa Rd.

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    OPEN HOURS


    FRIDAY
    6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Adam F. Press Fitness Center open
    Check in with official Homecoming Weekend nametag.

    8 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Tutt Alumni House open
    The Tutt Alumni House is the primary gathering spot for alumni, current students, family, friends, faculty, and staff, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Homecoming Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends, or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.

    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Bookstore open, lower level, Worner Campus Center

    9 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.
    “Preserving Colorado College’s History,” Special Collections, Tutt Library
    Jessy Randall, archivist and curator of special collections, will share how the unique history of Colorado College is protected through the years.

    9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Homecoming Registration and Check-in, Charles L. Tutt Library
    Upon arrival, all alumni and guests should check-in to receive official Homecoming Weekend nametag, itinerary, and final schedule with event tickets.

    10 a.m.-12:30 p.m, 1-5 p.m.
    Alumni Interviews, Rm. 107, Charles L. Tutt Library
    Alumni who attend Homecoming will have a chance to contribute to the Block Plan 2020 project by participating in informal interviews about their CC experience on the Block Plan.

    10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College open
    Free entry with official Homecoming Weekend nametag.



    SATURDAY
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Tutt Alumni House open
    The Tutt Alumni House is the primary gathering spot for alumni, current students, family, friends, faculty, and staff, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Homecoming Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the schedule, connect with classmates, and/or family members, meet new friends, or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.

    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Homecoming Registration and Check-in, Charles L. Tutt Library
    Upon arrival, all alumni and guests should check-in to receive official Homecoming Weekend nametag, itinerary, and final schedule with event tickets.

    10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Bookstore open, lower level, Worner Campus Center
    Alumni with official Homecoming Weekend nametags receive a bookstore discount.

    10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Alumni Interviews, Rm. 107, Charles L. Tutt Library
    Alumni who attend Homecoming will have a chance to contribute to the Block Plan 2020 project by participating in informal interviews about their CC experience on the Block Plan.  

    10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College open
    Free entry with your official Homecoming Weekend nametag.

    11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Adam F. Press Fitness Center open
    Check in with your official Homecoming Weekend nametag.


    SUNDAY
    8 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Tutt Alumni House open
    The Tutt Alumni House is the primary gathering spot for alumni, current students, family, friends, faculty, and staff, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Homecoming Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends, or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.

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    Reunion and Homecoming Weekend Events
    Kristie Damgaard, Assistant Director for On-Campus Programs

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