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Alumni Weekend 2022 Schedule

Thursday, June 23

3 - 7 p.m.Check-in and Registration - Center for Career & Professional Development, Lower Level Pickard Commons
*Complimentary drip coffee, decaf and hot tea will be available all weekend.
5 - 8 p.m.Alumni Weekend Kick Off - Upper Level, Roadhouse Pizza, Downtown Ripon
*Includes unlimited pizza, appetizers and soda. Cash bar.

Friday, June 24

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.Check-in and Registration - Center for Career & Professional Development, Lower Level Pickard Commons
*Complimentary drip coffee, decaf and hot tea will be available all weekend.
8:15 a.m.Doc Weiske '50 Memorial Golf Scramble - The Golf Courses of Lawsonia, Green Lake
9 - 11 a.m.Self-Guided Campus Tour - Various Upper Campus Locations
9 - 11 a.m.Class of 1962 Gathering Space - Faculty Lounge, East Hall
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.Birds of the Prairie - Bear Auditorium, Farr Hall
Faculty Talk presented by Memuna Khan, professor of biology
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Class of 1972 Memorabilia Room - Mihaly Room, Upper Level Pickard Commons
10:15 - 11 a.m.Lester Schwartz - A Reflection - Todd Wehr 104
Join Travis Nygard, associate professor of art, and Lester's daughter, Tanya Schwartz-Roeper '88, for a sneak peak at the book they are writing about Professor Lester Schwartz's life and legacy.
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Class of 1962 Lunch Gathering- Mr & Mrs P's, 1100 W Fond du Lac Street, Ripon
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Alumni & Faculty Luncheon - Vines and Rushes Winery, County Hwy E, Ripon
Lunch and wine tasting with some all time great faculty members. Bus departs from Pickard Commons at 11:15 a.m.; limited availability.
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.Theta Chi Frisbee Golf - Tee off from Pickard Commons
$5 to play benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
2 - 4:30 p.m.Class of 1962 Gathering Space - Faculty Lounge, East Hall
2:30 p.m.Prairie Walk - Meet at the Trailhead west of the Willmore Center
Explore Ceresco Prairie with Professor of Biology Emeritus Skip Wittler.
3 - 5 p.m.Class of 1987 & Class of 1992 Boat Cruise - Departs from Green Lake Conference Center
Classmates are encouraged to enjoy a Boat Cruise together on Green Lake. $15 per person; limited availability.
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.Golden R Boat Cruise - Departs from the Heidel House
All Golden R alumni (Class of 1972 and prior) are encouraged to enjoy a Boat Cruise together on Green Lake. $20 per person; limited availability.
5:15 p.m.1851 Awards Dinner Program - Great hall, Harwood Memorial Union
Celebrate the 2022 Honorees for Distinguished Alumni Citation, Outstanding Young Alumni Award and Athletic Hall of Fame. Limited seating; $45 per person includes beer and wine.
6:30 p.m.Class of 1962 Dinner - Oakwood Private Dining Room, Heidel House
Members of the Class of 1962 are welcome to gather for dinner on their own following the Golden R Boat Cruise.
7 - 9 p.m.Informal Class Gatherings
Class of 1967 - Home of Bill '67 and Judy Wilkinson '68 Neill, 617 Hillside Terrace, Ripon
Class of 1982 - Evan Center at Hughes House Lawn
Class of 1987 - Roadhouse Pizza, 102 Watson Street, Downtown Ripon
Class of 2007 - The Pit at J's BBQ, 333 Watson Street, Downtown Ripon
Class of 2017 - Bier Hall, Knuth Brewing Company, 221 Watson Street, Downtown Ripon
8 - 11 p.m.Annual All-Alumni, Faculty & Staff Reception - The Spot, Harwood Memorial Union
Complimentary beer, wine and snacks.

Saturday, June 25

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.Check-in and Registration - Center for Career & Professional Development, Lower Level Pickard Commons
*Complimentary drip coffee, decaf and hot tea will be available all weekend.
7 - 11 a.m.Common Grounds Café - Lower Level, Pickard Commons
Made to order Starbucks espresso beverages available for purchase.
7:30 a.m.Planned Giving Coffee Chat - Joyce Lounge, Lower Level Pickard Commons
Join Bri Cyr, director of planned giving, for coffee and information about leaving Ripon in your estate plans and tax advantaged giving.
8 a.m.Rally Run-Walk - Meet outside The Spot
8 - 9:30 a.m.Alumni Tennis Gathering - Ripon High School Courts, Metomen Street, Ripon
Join Hall of Fame Coach Chuck Larson '65 and current men's and women's tennis coach, Steve Burns, to celebrate the tradition of tennis program and congratulate the two newest members of the hall of fame, Mike Milburn '97 and Kevin Weber '98.
8 - 9:30 a.m.Pickleball - Ripon High School Courts, Metomen Street, Ripon
Hosted by the Class of 1982, all alumni are welcome for a friendly match of pickleball. Equipment provided.
8 - 10 a.m.Continental Breakfast - Lower Level, Pickard Commons
10 a.m.Class March - Meet outside of Todd Wehr Hall
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.State of the College Address - Harwood Memorial Lawn
Join Interim President Andrea Young and members of the administration for a campus update.
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Class of 1962 Lunch Gathering- Kristina's Family Cafe, 317 Watson Street, Ripon
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Lunch on Your Own - Experience one of Ripon's many local eateries. Visit ripon-wi.comfor more information.
1 - 2:30 p.m.Greek Socials - Various Locations
1 - 8 p.m.Class of 1972 Memorabilia Room - Mihaly Room, Upper Level Pickard Commons
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.Class of 1982 Boat Cruise - Departs from the Heidel House
Classmates are encouraged to enjoy a Boat Cruise on Green Lake. $20 per person; limited availability.
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.That Was Then' Memory Sharing - B12, Lower Level Pickard Commons
This Alumni Weekend tradition will be hosted by Alumni Association President Kimberly Larson '08, Alumni Board Member MaryJo MacSwain '77, and Class Agent Scott Nyquist '69.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.Cemetery Walk - Meet outside The Spot
Travis Nygard, associate professor of art, will host a walking tour reflecting on architecture and history of the Garden of Life Cemetery.
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.Class of 1997 Boat Cruise - Departs from Green Lake Conference Center
Classmates are encouraged to enjoy a Boat Cruise together on Green Lake. $15 per person; limited availability.
2:30 - 5 p.m.Class of 1962 Gathering Space - Faculty Lounge, East Hall
5:30 p.m.Golden R Club (all years prior to 1972) Celebration and 50th (Class of 1972), 55th (Class of 1967), 60th (Class of 1962) Reunion Celebrations - Heritage Room
Golden R Celebration includes plated dinner, beer and wine. Cash bar available.
5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour
6 p.m. - Class Photos
6:30 p.m. - Golden R Club Induction
7 p.m. - Dinner
6 - 8 p.m.Reunion Celebrations
Class of 1977 45th Reunion - Rodman Center for the Arts
Class of 1982 40th Reunion - Great Hall, Memorial Union
Class of 1987 35th Reunion - The Spot, Harwood Memorial Union
Class of 1992 30th Reunion - MLK Lounge, Harwood Memorial Union
Class of 1997 25th & Class of 2002 20th Reunions - Roadhouse Pizza, Downtown Ripon
Class of 2007 15th & Class of 2012 10th Reunions - Bier Hall, Knuth Brewing Company, Downtown Ripon
Class of 2017 5th Reunion - J's BBQ The Other Side, Downtown Ripon
8 - 11 p.m.All Alumni Party - Memorial Lawn Tent, Fire Pit & The Spot
Complimentary beer, wine and desserts. Music provided under the tent.

Sunday, June 26

8 a.m.Service of Remembrance - Pickard Dining Room, Pickard Commons
All alumni are welcome to this non-denominational service organized by the Class of 1972.
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.Farewell Brunch - Main Dining Room, Pickard Commons
10:30 a.m - noonClass of 1962 Gathering Space - Faculty Lounge, East Hall