Alumni Reunion on Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Green Mountain College.
Plan to visit campus and enjoy programming with your GMC friends. Stay in a Bogue dorm room! For information, email email@example.com today!
Click below for more information or contact Michele Almeida at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-287-8293.
Please make reservations early at local lodging options, because Vermont is a popular destination for fall foliage tourism.
There are a limited number of double rooms available for alumni to reserve in Bogue Hall on the third floor. There are two large shared women’s and men’s bathrooms on the floor. The rooms are only accessible by stairs. Linens are provided, but guests will have to make their own beds. The rooms do not have air conditioning or individualized temperature control. To reserve a room, click on Registration on the Reunion web page.
If you would like to camp, please read below for more information.
Tent Policy as of March 15, 2016
Green Mountain College allows alumni and parent guests to set up tents and camp in the designated area of campus on weekends of alumni and parent events.
-Tents may only be set up in the designated area that is currently defined as the green area behind the softball home plate at the end of the paved student parking lot and the meadow adjacent to the Labyrinth.
-The tent must be clearly labeled with the owner’s name and contact information.
-The tent may only be up for a maximum of three days.
-Tents in violation will be removed by Campus Security, if the owner cannot be reached.
-Campers must check in with Campus Security in Withey Student Center upon arrival.
-Campers are not to drive vehicles on the grass.
-Campers are requested to leave no trace, and pack out what is packed in.
-All laws of the state of Vermont must be adhered to, as well as the guidelines of the College, i.e., so no open containers outside of tents, and no public display of alcohol.
-Bathroom facilities in the Griswold Library may be used during regular open hours. In the evening, restroom and shower facilities are available in the Waldron Athletic Center.
For information about who is coming contact Moe Casey at 802-287-8316 or at email@example.com
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Schedule of Events – SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 1, 2017
*Please note, this section of our website is constantly updating. Check back often for the most up-to-date programming.
Friday, September 29
5:00 – 7:00pm | Alumni Tent adjacent to Cerridwen Farm
Share delightful conversation, cherished memories and delectable hors d’oeuvres with fellow alumni at this kick-off to the weekend. Our expert catering team will pair samples of Vermont beer and cheese. Local musician Aaron Audet will fill your soul with a repertoire of pop cover tunes from several eras. Cash bar.
ART AND MUSIC GALA
6:00 – 8:30pm | William Feick Arts Center and Surdam Hall
Enjoy an art and music gala presented by faculty and students. Visit the Feick and Surdam galleries for an exhibition. The director of music will lead a student instrumental music performance and a special performance by members of the GMC Choir. Enjoy refreshments as you gallery hop.
Saturday, September 30
POULTNEY RIVER AND RAIL TRAIL 3-MILE WALK
7:30am – 8:30am | Departing from Ames Circle
Join President Bob Allen for a three-mile walk on the Poultney River and Rail Trail that is managed by Slate Valley Trails. Enjoy the peaceful walk that takes you through the woods for wildlife sightings!
VISUAL HISTORY OF NEPAL WITH PROFESSOR KEVIN BUBRISKI
9:00am – 10:30am | Meeting House
Join GMC Professor Kevin Bubriski for a presentation and Q & A session on his experience this past year in Nepal while on a Senior Scholar Fulbright Fellowship. His Fulbright project is titled, “Visual History of Nepal: Understanding Nepal through Historical and Contemporary Documentary Photography.” Kevin is a world renowned documentary photographer whose stories and photography will have a lasting impact on you.
GMC CERRIDWEN FARM STAND
10:00am – 2:00pm | Downtown Poultney
Be sure to stop by the farm stand where students from our farm crew will have fresh, organic crops produced on GMC’s Cerridwen Farm for sale. Take home some wholesome food while supporting our Farm and Food Project.
11:00am – 12:00pm | departing from Withey Lobby
Learn how GMC became the second college in the U.S. to reach carbon neutrality by means of increasing campus efficiencies and renewable energy. A staff member from the Sustainability Office will inspire you on this engaging tour.
ANNUAL POULTNEY ROTARY CHILI COOK-OFF
10:30am – 1:30pm | Downtown Poultney
Enjoy the vibrancy of downtown Poultney and keep the autumn chill at bay as you take in this spicy event. Buy a tasting mug and submit your vote for the best chili recipe concocted by faculty, staff, students and community members.
CLASS OF 1992 25th REUNION LUNCH
11:30am – 1:00pm | Alumni Tent adjacent to Cerridwen Farm
Mingle with fellow alums from the Class of 1992 under the tent while enjoying a delicious lunch and libations.
NAC DIVISION III MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SOCCER GAMES TO BE CONFIRMED
12:00pm (men’s) and 2:30pm (women’s) | Soccer Fields (behind Withey Student Center)
Cheer the Green Mountain College soccer teams on to victory as they each take on their competitor. Fill the bleachers and join the campus community spectators for scissor-kicks, headers, and goals. Go Eagles!
HISTORIC TOUR OF POULTNEY
1:15pm – 2:00pm | The Meeting House
Rediscover the historic connection between the College, founded in 1834, and the town of Poultney. Start at The Meeting House with an audio-visual tour narrated by Vermont’s master storyteller Willem Lange and produced by the Poultney Historical Society. Then take to the streets and see the historic architecture on your own. This tour is led by Charlie Harcourt ‘12, Vice President on the Board of Trustees of the Poultney Historical Society.
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ECOLOGICAL DESIGN TOUR
1:15 – 2:00pm | departing from Withey Lobby
Learn about how faculty and students are engaged in the Renewable Energy and Ecology Design (REED) program, a popular major among current students. Come hear and see about how renewable energy systems can integrate with society, how ecological design projects can support and enhance both our social and bio-logical world, and visit the REED workshop to view the joy of making.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
1:30pm – 2:30pm | Alumni Tent adjacent to Cerridwen Farm
Meet up with your classmates over ice cream and have your pictures taken. Sweet!
FOOD PRESERVATION INTERACTIVE AT THE FARM
2:00pm – 3:00pm | Farmhouse at Cerridwen Farm
Eleanor Tison, Professor of Anthropology and Sustainable Agriculture, and her students in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Program will teach you how to process and preserve some of the our farm’s products. Get ready for this fun, interactive harvesting experience. Space is limited.
FARM AND FOOD TOUR
3:00pm – 4:00pm | Cerridwen Farm
Dig into how the farm and food project at Cerridwen Farm adds to the health and well-being of the College community. Staff and students will be your guide as you learn about the farm’s sustainable business model.
CLASS OF 1967 50th REUNION CELEBRATION
4:00pm – 5:30pm | The Meeting House, formerly Bentley House
We’ll roll out the red carpet for members of the Class of 1967. The GMC President hosts this private ceremony and reception that welcomes the class to The Golden Circle Society, which recognizes all alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago.
6:00pm – 9:00pm | The Gorge, Withey Student Center
Gather with fellow alumni for an autumn harvest dinner, awards ceremony, and a live musical performance by Northern Homespun. Feast on a great assortment of locally grown foods while acknowledging the accomplishments of your alumni peers. We will honor alumni recipients of the alumni awards and celebrate an inductee into the Athletics Hall of Fame. Northern Homespun, a local band that includes GMC Prof. Laird Christensen, will entertain us after dinner with bluegrass, gospel, country, and classic folk favorites.
Sunday, October 1
SEND-OFF CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30am – 10:30am | Dining Room, Withey Student Center
Rise and shine to join the GMC President for a light breakfast before you begin your travels back home. Take the opportunity to exchange contact information to foster the rekindled and new relationships you made over the weekend.
Thank you for viewing selected photos of the Reunion and Alumni & Family Weekend held on September 23 – 25, 2016.