Schedule of Events

This is a TENTATIVE schedule for Alumni Weekend 2016.  Times, locations and events are subject to change.  Continue to check the schedule for the most up-to-date information about the Alumni Weekend 2016 schedule.

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Noon-6 p.m.
Registration
 (Goggin Ice Center)
Your first stop at Alumni Weekend is the Goggin Ice Center to check in at the Welcome Center. Pick up your registration packet, browse the hospitality booths as well as the Alumni Shop for the latest in alumni merchandise and grab a Tuffy’s toasted roll to get your first taste of Miami nostalgia for the weekend!

1-3 p.m.
Class of 1966 Meet & Greet
 (Goggin Ice Center)
Start the 50-year celebrations at the Class of 1966 Meet & Greet at Goggin Ice Center. This is a great opportunity to get reacquainted with your classmates in anticipation of the rest of the weekend’s events!

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1966 Reception & Dinner

(Armstrong Student Center, Pavilion Lobby - 3rd Floor - Reception; Armstrong Student Center, Pavilion - 3rd Floor - Dinner) In the first of many special events planned to celebrate the newest 50-year reunion class, the Class of 1966 will gather in the Armstrong Student Center Pavilion for a night of fine dining, music and Miami nostalgia. President David Hodge also will present each member of the Class of 1966 with a 50-year medallion during a special ceremony at dinner.
($50 per person)

 

Friday, June 10, 2016

7 a.m.
A la carte Breakfast

(Armstrong Student Center)

7:45-8:30 a.m. 
Class of 1966 Continental Breakfast

(Shriver Center, Chi Omega Plaza - corner of Maple St and Spring St)
Grab a breakfast bag, which includes a pastry, fruit and coffee/juice, and make your way to the buses for the exclusive Class of 1966 Campus Tour. It will be the perfect start to a day full of events on and off campus!

8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Registration
 (Goggin Ice Center)

8:30-10 a.m. 
Class of 1966 Campus Tour, hosted by Advancement Staff & MUSF

(Shriver Center Bus Stop on Maple St)
Following Friday morning’s continental breakfast, members of the University Advancement Staff and the Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF) will host a combined bus and walking tour of campus for the Class of 1966. See what’s new and what’s stayed the same after 50 years!

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Alumni College Opening Lecture

(Armstrong Student Center, Wilks Theatre - 1st Floor)

11 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Campus Tours, hosted by MUSF

(Shriver Center Bus Stop on Maple St)
With so many new changes coming to Miami’s campus, who better to host a tour than students who are experiencing these changes as they happen? The Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF) will lead campus tours throughout the day, so take this opportunity to revisit some of your favorite spots and learn about Miami’s future landmarks!

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Class of 1966 Luncheon

(Armstrong Student Center, Pavilion - 3rd Floor)
After the Opening Lecture, join your classmates for a luncheon exclusively for the Class of 1966. This will be a chance to catch up with more of your classmates and hear from current students who will be seated at each table during lunch.
($20 per person)

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Class of 1966 Armstrong Student Center Tour

(Armstrong Student Center, Pavilion Lobby - 3rd)
This is the Class of 1966’s opportunity to get a tour of the newest building on Miami’s Campus. Join the tour to learn about this wonderful building and all it has to offer Miami students.

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Class of Reunion Parties
(Location TBA)
Gather with your classmates to kick off the weekend with food and drinks before heading Uptown to visit your favorite establishments. A DJ will be spinning some tunes; there will be bubble pools and an inflatable obstacle course for kids; and there will be corn hole boards too.

6:30-11 p.m.
Class of 1966 Reunion Party
 (Armstrong Student Center, Bob & Doris ’52 Pulley Diner)
The 50-year reunion class will gather at the Bob & Doris ’52 Pulley Diner for their reunion party. Enjoy this new space on campus, a space that looks like an old-time diner, complete with booths and a soda fountain bar. Typical diner food will be served including, but not limited to, sliders, steak sandwiches, onion rings, fries, milk shakes, and, of course, toasted rolls. There will also be a cash bar available.
($10 per person)

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Registration
 (Goggin Ice Center)

7:30-9:30 a.m.
Alumni Weekend Continental Breakfast

(Goggin Ice Center)
Alumni Weekend is bringing breakfast to you on Saturday! Join alumni and friends for a FREE continental breakfast at the Alumni Weekend Welcome Center in the Goggin Ice Center.

7:30 a.m.
Toasted Roll Run/Walk 5K
(Goggin Ice Center, Main Lobby)
Back for its second year is the Alumni Weekend 5K. Take this opportunity to run on your beautiful campus and see the many changes and relive so many wonderful memories. Each registered runner will receive a Toasted Roll Run/Walk 5K technical shirt and a toasted roll at the end of the race. Join us as we revive this 5K tradition.
($20 per person)

8 a.m.
A la carte Breakfast

(Armstrong Student Center)

8:00-8:50 a.m.
Alumni College: Session I

(Benton Hall)

9:00-9:50 a.m.
Alumni College: Session II

(Benton Hall)

9-10 a.m.
Tour of the Armstrong Student Center

(Armstrong Student Center, Shade Family Room - 1st Floor)
Don't miss the opportunity to take a tour of one of the newest and most beautiful buildings on campus -- the Armstrong Student Center. Come learn all about this building and all it has to offer today's Miami students.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Campus Tours, hosted by MUSF

(Shriver Center Bus Stop on Maple St)
With so many new changes coming to Miami’s campus, who better to host a tour than students who are experiencing these changes as they happen? The Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF) will lead campus tours throughout the day, so take this opportunity to revisit some of your favorite spots and learn about Miami’s future landmarks!

10-10:50 a.m.
Alumni College: Session III

(Benton Hall)

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Group Reunions & Open Houses
Sorority & Fraternity Open Houses & Reunions

Did you study in Luxembourg or play in the wind ensemble? Were you a midshipman in the NROTC or a member of Greek Life?
Some of our fondest Miami memories come from campus involvement, and several groups will be hosting open houses or special events for Alumni Weekend. Visit the Alumni Weekend Group Reunion webpage for a complete, up-to-date list of group reunions, and don’t miss this opportunity to reunite with your fellow members and/or teammates!

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Tour of the Armstrong Student Center

(Armstrong Student Center, Shade Family Room - 1st Floor/Rowan Hall)

11-11:50 a.m.
Alumni College: Session IV

(Benton Hall)

Noon
Hughes Society Luncheon & Class of '66 Induction
(Armstrong Student Center, Pavilion – 3rd Floor)
This annual luncheon in the Armstrong Student Center Pavilion brings together Miamians who graduated at least 50 years ago—the “wisest” of Miami’s alumni! In celebration of their golden anniversary during Alumni Weekend 2016, the Class of 1966 will be welcomed into the Hughes Society with a special induction ceremony during the luncheon.
($20 per person)

2:00-2:50 p.m.
Alumni College: Session V

(Benton Hall)

3-5 p.m.
Open Skate
(Goggin)
Take a break from the summer heat to skate on the ice at Goggin Ice Center! Open skate will be open for two hours and is FREE for all Alumni Weekend guests who are wearing their Alumni Weekend name badges.

4-5 p.m.
Miami Merger Reception
(Upham Hall Arch)
All Miami Mergers are invited to stop by the Upham Arch to meet up with other Mergers and enjoy a cupcake and a glass of champagne. Come share the story of how you became a Merger!

6:00-6:30 p.m.
Parade Party & Parade of Classes
(The Hub)
Calling all alumni! Alumni Weekend’s traditional Parade of Classes brings alumni of all ages together at the Hub, where you’ll meet up with your classmates and parade to the Reunion Tent Area for MiamiFest. Wear your Red and White and prepare to make some noise for this display of Miami pride!

6:30-11 p.m.
MiamiFest
 (Slant Walk)
Alumni Weekend culminates in MiamiFest, a huge outdoor party complete with food, music and fun for Miamians of all ages! Moving from its traditional spot in Central Quad, MiamiFest will be held on Slant Walk, the symbolic heart of Miami’s campus.

MiamiFest will also feature the “Taste of Miami” setup, where you’ll get to pick and choose your favorite culinary traditions, and featured entertainment will include the Campus Owls Tribute Band, and a DJ. If you’re bringing the kids, KidsZone will be open from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with plenty of outdoor activities for those under the age of 12.
(Open to the public; $20 per person includes food, beverages & beer and wine)

8:00-9:00 p.m.
Miami Men's Glee Club Alumni Concert
(Hall Auditorium)

 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

8 a.m.
A la carte Breakfast

(Armstrong Student Center)

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Ecumenical Worship Service

(Sesquicentennial Chapel)

9:30-11 a.m.
Grand Farewell Brunch

(Armstrong Student Center, Pavilion - 3rd Floor)
Make one last stop at the Armstrong Student Center to close out Alumni Weekend with President David C. Hodge and Valerie Hodge at the Grand Farewell Brunch. This will be the Hodges final Alumni Weekend event so join us to help send them off with a lasting memory!
($20 per person)

 


Questions? The Alumni Weekend staff is here to help.
Email us at AlumniWeekend@MiamiOH.edu call us at 866-682-5867.