Join us this September 16-18 for our 39th Annual Alumni Weekend! Events include whaleboat races, children’s activities, a scholarship silent auction, and much more.
We are especially excited to welcome three alumni for this year’s panel: “The Future of Our Coasts.” They include:
Alanna Casey (F09), University of Rhode Island
Alanna Casey’s research uses qualitative and interpretive humanities methods to assess the changing uses and meanings of historical and cultural resources such as historic forts, ships, and archaeological sites in climate change planning.
Betsy Nicholson (S94), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Betsy Nicholson addresses regional coastal management issues and serves as a liaison between NOAA and New England coastal states, overseeing and coordinating state and regional coastal management initiatives.
Cary White (F10) The Nature Conservancy
Cary White uses his landscape design background to visualize nature-based approaches to protect property and critical infrastructure. He is currently working on community resilience visioning processes with the municipalities of southeastern Connecticut.
Check out our full schedule below. And make sure to reserve your spot soon; the deadline for registering is September 1!
Alumni Weekend 2016
Friday, September 16
8-9:30 pm: Pub Trivia Night at the Carlton Marine Science Center
Saturday, September 17
9:30 am-5:30 pm: Registration at the Main Gate outside VRC
10 am-7 pm: Swag sales and general information at the tent outside the Boat Shed
10 am-4 pm: Get out on the water with a boat borrowed from the Boat House!
10 am-4 pm: Children’s activities (time varies per activity), including Games on the Green, Children’s Museum, Discovery Barn, and Toy Boat-Building
10 am-6 pm: Scholarship silent auction at the Boat Shed. All proceeds go directly toward student scholarships.
11:30 am-12:45 pm: Lunch at the Seaport Village Green, hosted by the Alumni Council
12:45-1:30 pm: Tour of campus with Maritime History Prof. Glenn Gordinier, departing from the gazebo at the Seaport Village Green
2-3 pm: Alumni panel on The Future of Our Coasts, at Greenmanville Church
3 pm: Whaleboat races at the Middle Wharf. Sign-up at registration required.
4-5 pm: Alumni Council Reception at the Carlton Lounge
4:30-5 pm: Reunion class photographs and reception at Spouter’s Tavern
5-6 pm: Alumni Swizzle at the Boat Shed
6-7 pm: Riverside dinner at the Boat Shed
7 pm: Program welcome and live auction at the Boat Shed
Sunday, September 18
9-10:30 am: Alumni breakfast at the Membership Patio (rain location: Boat Shed)