Alumni of all ages return for Reunions

May 31, 2007 7 p.m.

George Weiss, right, is co-chairing his 50th reunion this year. Helping out the class of 1957 is Rob Toresco, left, a member of the class of 2008, who is serving as the student crew manager. Festivities run through Sunday, June 3, and include the annual lawn concert and fireworks Saturday evening on Finney and Campbell fields, which are open to the entire community.

Above left: The Princeton Shakespeare Company entertained alumni on Thursday afternoon by presenting "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged!," a romp through the immortal works of the Bard in 90 minutes. Performing in the East Pyne Courtyard were, from left, Max Miller and Alex Limpaecher, members of the class of 2008, and Lovell Holder, a member of the class of 2009.


Peter Heydon, a member of the class of 1962, returned to campus from Ann Arbor, Mich., with his 1953 Pontiac, which he planned to drive in the P-rade on Saturday. At left: Gathering for their 10th Reunion at their headquarters near Henry Hall were class of 1997 members, from left, Kristin Vassallo, Barbara Treviño, Laura Krewinghaus Johnson and Anthony Fittizzi. Photos: Denise Applewhite


Some 20,000 alumni and their families are expected on campus Thursday through Sunday, May 31-June 3, for Reunions activities.

Highlights of the weekend will include: the annual P-rade throughout campus beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday; alumni-faculty forums and department open houses during the day on Friday and Saturday; and performances by groups including Quipfire!, Theatre Intime and the Triangle Club as well as receptions and student/alumni arch sings on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The University Orchestra will present its annual lawn concert at 8 p.m. Saturday on Finney and Campbell fields. Fireworks will follow at 9:15 p.m. Both events are open to the entire community.

All alumni and University representatives once again will be required to have wristbands to participate in Reunions activities in the major reunion headquarters courtyards (wristbands are not required for attending lectures, watching the P-rade or attending the concert and fireworks).

Faculty and staff who ordered wristbands in advance from the Alumni Council may pick them up from 7 to 11 p.m. each night in the Maclean House parlor (enter through the front door).

For more information on Reunions activities, visit the Reunions website or call (609) 258-1900.