Alumni Weekend 2016: Panels, Pub Quizzes, and More!

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.

North CA lect spot

We are especially excited to welcome four alumni for this year’s panel: “The Future of Our Coasts.” In addition to moderator Carrie Selberg F95 of NOAA Fisheries, the panelists include:

Alanna Casey F09, University of Rhode Island

Alanna’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

As North Regional Director, Betsy Nicholson addresses ocean and coastal management issues across the Great Lakes and North Atlantic. Based in Gloucester, MA, she works collaboratively with government and other partners to advance coordinated ocean management through the development of regional ocean plans, and to promote strategies for improving resilience of coastal community in the face of a changing climate.

Cary White F10, The Nature Conservancy

Cary uses his landscape design background to conceptualize nature-based approaches to protect people, property, and infrastructure.  He is currently working on a community resilience visioning process with the municipalities of southeastern Connecticut.

Check out our full schedule below. And make sure to reserve your spot soon; the deadline for late registration is September 12 at 10 am!

Update: Registration for our 2017 Alumni Weekend will open in the late summer of 2017. Check our website for updates, keep an eye out for our mailed and emailed invitations, and mark your calendars for September 15-17.


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)

Student sailing F15

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