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Guidebook BadgeAlumni Weekend 2014 Schedule

Below is the schedule of events for Alumni Weekend 2014. If you have any questions about the schedule, or have an event you would like included, contact the Alumni Relations Office by calling (909) 621-8110 or emailing alumni@pomona.edu.


Whether you're participating in one of the 4 or 9 reunions, the Diamond Sagehen Reunion or coming for the "Crash The Party" event, we look forward to seeing you in May! Wondering who's already registered? Visit our "
Who's Coming" list.

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Friday morning classes open to alumni
Friday Afternoon Departmental Receptions, Panels and Presentations
Saturday Events
Sunday Events
Rains Center and Pool Hours
Religious Observances
Coop Store, Fountain and Sagehen Café hours

 $ - Denotes events which require additional fees. All other activities are included in your registration fee or provided free of charge by the College. 

kids- Denotes events designed with children in mind. For more information about childcare options during Alumni Weekend, click here.

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Thursday May 1, 2014

Time Event Description
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.   Women's Union Luncheon
For the last 10 years, alumni have been invited to the Women's Union to hear presentations by the student winners of the President's Prize in Gender and Women's Studies. Talk begins at noon. Lunch is complimentary. Walker Hall, Upper Lounge, 700 N. College Way.
Noon - 5 p.m.   Pomona College Senior Exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art
The annual senior student exhibition for Pomona College featuring the work of art majors from the class of 2014. 330 N. College Avenue.
1 - 5 p.m.   Alumni Weekend Registration at the Seaver House
Pre-registered participants can pick up their registration packets and meal passes. Participants who did not pre-register may register and purchase available meal tickets.
5:30 - 7 p.m.   Class of 1964 Welcome Reception
Hosted by President David & Claire Oxtoby
Members of the 50th reunion class and their guests are invited to the home of President David and Claire Oxtoby for a reception. President's House, 345 N. College Avenue.
5:45 - 7p.m.   Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics Annual Dinner
The PPE program invites interested PPE alumni to join us for our annual banquet in honor of our graduating seniors, who will speak informally about their thesis and the process of creating it. Space is limited. Seaver House, 305 N. College Avenue.
6 p.m.
$
The Pomona Student Union (PSU) Annual Dinner
The PSU invites alumni to dine with current students to hear about life on campus and share stories of Pomona memories. Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room, 260 E. Bonita Avenue.
6 - 8 p.m.   "What Can You Do with an Economics Degree?"
This Economics Club alumni panel will feature alumni who majored in Economics or work in professional fields that involve the study of economics talking about their undergraduate training, post-graduation career trajectories and advice for college students contemplating similar careers. Carnegie Building, Room 107, 425 N. College Ave.
7 p.m.   Class of 1964 Welcome Dinner
Richardson Garden, next to Seaver House, 305 N. College Avenue.
7 - 10 p.m.   A Night of Physics and Fun Under the Stars
The annual 'Physics Festival" features student projects, performing artists, contra dancing, and a large variety of music and bands. Sontag Greek Theatre. (In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge, Lower Level).
8 p.m.   Pomona College Glee Club Concert
Choral works from the 16th century to the present, including Bach's Cantata No. 4 (Christ lag in Todesbanden) and works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Tavener, Gjeilo, and Pärt, performed by Pomona College's 25-voice chamber ensemble and guest instrumentalists; Donna M. Di Grazia, conductor. Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth Street.
8 p.m.
$
Soaring: The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert
Under the artistic direction of Laurie Cameron, Pomona faculty, senior dance majors and guest artists will raise dance performance to new heights. Alumni can attend the concert for the student price of $5. The Box Office is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 909-607-4375. Allen Studio Theatre, Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Avenue.
8 p.m.   "What is Academic Freedom" Lecture by Stanley Fish
Stanley Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and a Professor of Law at Florida International University; Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, Lower Level, 170 E. Sixth Street.

 

Friday May 2, 2014

Friday afternoon, typically, many departments and programs hold open houses, receptions or Senior Thesis presentations. Click here for that schedule.

Time Event Description
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Alumni Weekend Check-In
Pick up your registration packets or purchase extra tickets. Seaver House, 305 N. College Avenue (corner of College Avenue and Bonita Avenue).
9 a.m. - Noon   Attend Classes
Go back to school with many regular Pomona classes open to alumni. Click here for a current list of classes welcoming alumni visitors.
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.   Daring Minds Presentation with Monique Saigal, Professor Emerita of Romance Languages and Literatures
Professor Emerita Monique Saigal's latest book, French Heroines 1940-1945: Courage, Strength and Ingenuity, shares her own story during World War II as well as those of 18 women in the French Resistance who stood out because of their extraordinary courage. Catholic, Jewish or Protestant - they transcended religious divides in the name of a common ideal. Her talk will feature a slideshow of her life as a Jewish child hidden in a Catholic family as well as video footage of some of the women she interviewed for her book. Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, Lower Level, 170 E. Sixth Street.
10 a.m.   Women's Tennis SCIAC Championships
Cheer the Sagehens on to victory! Claremont McKenna College, Biszantz Family Tennis Center, corner of Sixth Street and Brooks Avenue.
10 am - Noon   Challah for Hunger
Buy fresh baked challah bread while supporting hunger relief projects. Stop by to meet our students who volunteer their time to bake and sell this delicious bread each week. Smith Campus Center Courtyard, 170 E. Sixth Street.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Pomona College Senior Exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art
The annual senior student exhibition for Pomona College featuring the work of art majors from the class of 2014. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Avenue.
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.   Daring Minds Presentation with Cameron Munter and Mietek Boduszynski, Professors of Politics and International Relations
Can you imagine a world without diplomats? Pomona professors Cameron Munter, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, and Mietek Boduszynski draw upon their extensive experience on foreign assignment for the U.S. State Department to have a discussion about the future of diplomacy. Bertil Lindblad ’78, Senior Adviser for International Initiatives, will moderate the conversation. Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, Lower Level, 170 E. Sixth Street.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.   Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous
Open meetings will be held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. Smith Campus Center, Second Level, Room 212, 170 E. Sixth Street.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
$
Lunch at Oldenborg Language Tables
Enjoy lunch in the Oldenborg Dining Hall at your favorite language table and practice speaking. Click here for the language schedule.
Cost: $7.25 (cash only). Oldenborg Center, 350 N. College Way.
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
$
Alumni Buffet Lunch
Join other alumni and friends for an informal Mexican buffet lunch. Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center. Tickets may be available at the door. Pre-registration is recommended. 170 E. Sixth Street.
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
$
Alumni Athlete and Student Luncheon
All former Pomona and Pitzer alumni are invited to meet with current Pomona-Pitzer student athletes to share stories about how their athletic participation enhanced their lives after college. The cost is $8 and you must indicate you’d like to attend this event when you pre-register. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on-site. Pitzer College, McConnell Center, Founder’s Room.
Noon - 1 p.m.
$
Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium: German-Engineered Colonialism and its Legacies: The MV Liemba on Lake Tanganyika (1913-present)
The Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium and the departments of German Studies and Russian Studies will host Mark Lauer, Senior Lecturer, Department of German Studies, Mount Holyoke College. Built in 1913 by the Meyer-Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, the MV Liemba still functions as a passenger and cargo ferry on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. From a literary perspective, the speaker analyzes a narrative in German and African history shaped by colonialism, World War I, and a contemporary political initiative. Click here for additional information about the lecture. Cost: $7.25 (cash only, payable at the door). Oldenborg Dining Hall, south side, 350 N. College Way.
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.   Friday Noon Concert Series
Quartet Euphoria: Rachel Huang (violin), Jonathan Wright (violin), Cynthia Fogg (viola), Tom Flaherty (cello). Music by Shostakovich Balch Auditorium, Tenth and Columbia, Scripps College.
1 - 5 p.m.   Memory Sharing with Pomona
Please stop by for a few minutes to share your stories of what the Pomona community has meant to you—and bring your best College friends, too! If you're not sure which story you would like to share, we can help you decide or help spark your memories. To view recordings from years past, visit the Alumni Memory Videos page. The Holmes Room in Alexander Hall is located just off the courtyard near Stover Walk and you may enter via the exterior door. Holmes Room, Alexander Hall, 550 N. College Avenue.
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.   Daring Minds Presentation with Pierre Englebert, Professor of African Politics and Development
Over the last decade, an increasing number of African countries seem to have turned a corner. With growth rates more often associated with the East Asian "tigers," they are the new "cheetahs" of development. But what is behind this turnaround? How can we make sense of it given everything we thought we knew about underdevelopment in Africa? Why are some countries embarking on such transformations and others not? And is it likely to last? Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, Lower Level, 170 E. Sixth Street.
1:30 - 5 p.m.   Academic and Administrative Departmental Open Houses and Alumni Panels
Various departments across campus will open their doors to welcome back alumni and guests. Click here to find when your department's event will be.
2 - 3 p.m.   Over the Years: A group for former Glee Club and College Choir alumni
Join Professor of Music and Choral Conductor Donna Di Grazia and Grammy Award winning alumnus, Frank Albinder ’80, as they lead alumni singers in classics from the choral repertoire by Bach, Brahms, Mozart and others, along with your favorite College songs from the past 100 years. Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Avenue.
2:30 p.m.   Guided Tour of the New Studio Art Building Construction Site
Join Michael O'Malley, associate professor of art sculptor, for a guided tour of the construction site. The tour will start at Rembrandt Hall, the current home of Studio Art at the College and move the site of the new building, between Seaver Theatre and Alumni Baseball Field. Rembrandt Hall, 135 E. Bonita Avenue.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.   Department of Theatre and Dance Presents: Theatrical Journeys - Departures and Arrivals
Leonard Pronko, Pomona College's cultural treasure whose career here has spanned 57 years, is joined by distinguished colleague Thomas Leabhart and recent Pomona Theatre alumnus and Watson Fellow Sam Gold '11 for a conversation between one who has embarked on his theatrical journey and two mentors who have dedicated their careers to helping others prepare for the adventure. There will be a reception immediately following the panel discussion. Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Avenue.
2:45 - 4 p.m.   Daring Minds Presentation with Zayn Kassam
John Knox McLean Professor of Religious Studies Zayn Kassam spent two months last fall in Afghanistan, observing a non-governmental organization’s work in rebuilding a country emerging from three decades of war. Focusing on gender, this talk lays out some of the challenges facing the country and the steps that are being taken to address them. Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, Lower Level, 170 E. Sixth Street.
3 - 4:30 p.m.   Personal Histories: Scrapbooking Your Values
As you reflect on your time at Pomona, how will you share what you learned here and over your lifetime with the next generation? Join other alumni and Pomona Plan professionals for an interactive workshop on how to start crafting a reflective essay on the essentials of your life. Career Development Office, Alexander Hall, 550 N. College Ave. (meet in the courtyard on the Smith Campus Center side of Alexander Hall).
3 - 5 p.m.   Reception Celebrating Steve Erickson
"What Does it Mean to be Human? 50 Years of Exploration with the Students of Pomona College." Join the Philosophy department in celebrating Steve's 50 years of full time teaching - a Pomona record! Hahn Building, Room 101, 420 E. Harvard Avenue.
3 - 6 p.m.   Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Reception
You are invited to join members of the Chicano/Latino community at The Claremont Colleges for a reception. Chicano/Latino Student Affairs, Tranquada Student Services Center, 2nd Floor, 757 College Way.
3:30 p.m.   Lavender Graduation Ceremony and Reception: Celebrate the accomplishments of The Claremont Colleges LGBTQQIAAP graduates!
This annual celebration recognizes the scholarship and community contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally and pansexual graduating seniors and graduate students from across The Claremont Colleges. Dr. Van Bailey, director of the BGLT Center at Harvard College will present the keynote address. Hosted by the Queer Resource Center of The Claremont Colleges. Ceremony: Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), Reception: Lyon Garden (immediately west of Little Bridges).
3:30 p.m.   How You Can Help Shape the Next Class of Sagehens
For current and future volunteers to come learn how they can be involved in the Admissions process. Admissions Office, Sumner Hall, 333 N. College Way.
3:30 - 4 p.m.   Retirement Celebration for Sandy Grabiner
"What's 1974 + 47 – 7?" Please help us celebrate the אO ways in which Sandy Grabiner has contributed to the Mathematics department, the College, students and the community. Mudd Science Library, 640 N. College Avenue.
4 - 5:30 p.m.
$
Pomona Organic Farm Stand
Purchase organic vegetables, fruits, herbs and teas grown right here at Pomona College. Produce will be sold at a very low price, and all proceeds will go back to the Farm. Smith Campus Center Courtyard, 170 E. Sixth Street.
5 p.m. - Sunday noon   Sigma Tau Pole Sit
Standing over 10 feet tall on Walker Beach, the Pole Sit will be home to at least one Sigma Tau member for the entirety of Alumni Weekend, nights and all. We do this to raise awareness and money for the Kids Pack. This program provides homeless and very low-income school children with backpacks filled with nutritious foods each weekend, when school meals are not available.
5 - 6:30 p.m.
$
Alumni Vintner Wine Tasting
Come mingle and enjoy wines from our featured alumni vintners. Cost: $10 per person. Frary Dining Hall, 347 E. Sixth Street.
5 - 6:30 p.m.   Asian Pacific Islander Commencement
An event honoring the contributions of seniors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage. Organized by the Asian American Resource Center (AARC). Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Doms Lounge, Lower Level, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth Street.

5 - 10 p.m.
kids

$
The Children's School at CMC Child Care Program
Advance reservations are required and can be made along with your Alumni Weekend registration. The Children's School on CMC's campus will provide care for children ages 2-12. Parents will need to drop off children at 5:00 p.m. and pick them up no later than 10:00 p.m. A boxed dinner will be provided for each child. The Children's School, Claremont McKenna College, 654 E. Sixth Street.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.   Alumni Weekend Check-In
Pick up your registration packets or purchase extra tickets. Seaver House, 305 N. College Avenue (corner of College Avenue and Bonita Avenue).
6:30 - 10 p.m.
kids
$
Infant/Toddler Care Program
Advance reservations are required and can be made along with your Alumni Weekend registration. To reach the infant/toddler care program, call (909) 625-3810. Enter by the stairs on southwest corner of the church off Harrison Avenue. Room is on the second level. United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Avenue.
6:50 - 7:10 p.m.   Over the Years: Former Glee Club and College Choir Alumni
As people gather for dinner, this alumni group will sing favorite College songs, led by Frank Albinder ’80. You are welcome to join in! Rains Center Lobby, 220 E. Sixth Street.
7 p.m. - midnight
$
Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company's Enchanted Evening Gala
Click here for additional information. Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth Street.
7 - 8:30 p.m.
$
All-Class Dinner and Reunion Slide Show with President David W. Oxtoby
Come join fellow alumni for a buffet dinner with beer and wine. Reunion classes will have designated tables and a slide show featuring Metate photos from each reunion class will be shown. Tickets may be available at the door, depending on pre-sales. Voelkel Gymnasium, Rains Center, 220 E. Sixth Street.
8 p.m.
$
Soaring: The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert
Under the artistic direction of Laurie Cameron, Pomona faculty, senior dance majors and guest artists will raise dance performance to new heights. Alumni can attend the concert for the student price of $5. The Box Office is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 909-607-4375. Allen Studio Theatre, Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Avenue.
8 p.m.   Pomona College Jazz Ensemble Concert
Barb Catlin, director, with big band selections from yesterday and today. Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue.
8:45 p.m.   Stargazing with Physics Professor Alma Zook '72
Brackett Observatory, in the Wash. Weather permitting.
8:45 p.m.   Documentary Screening: Out Loud by Betty Bernhard, professor of Theatre
Out! Loud! is a 47 minute film on a young group of LGBT people who devised a theatre performance based on their real lives. It covers rehearsals and performance in Pune, India. Professionally photographed and edited as well as completely subtitled in English, it offers an unusual and intimate look into how theatre students can help change society. Out! Loud! has been shown at Indian festivals in Trivandrum, Chennai, and Pune as well at universities in the U.K. and Finland. Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, Lower Level, 170 E. Sixth Street.
9 - 11 p.m.   After-Dinner Social Time
Mix and mingle with other alumni in this lovely student social space. Complimentary to all Alumni Weekend registrants. Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge, Lower Level, 170 E. Sixth Street.
9 - 11 p.m.   Pomona College Alumni of Color Reception
Join your fellow alumni of color, staff and faculty for an evening social with beer, wine and light appetizers hosted at the lovely new home for the Draper Center for Community Partnerships. Learn about the Center's recent gift and how your support can make a difference. Draper Center, 735 Dartmouth Avenue.

 

Saturday May 3, 2014

 

Time Event Description
7 a.m.   Sagehen Triathlon
Join members of Coach Gowdy's triathlon training class and other faculty, staff and students in a sprint triathlon. 600 meter swim (in Haldeman Pool), 12.3 mile bike (around the Claremont Colleges) and 3.1 mile run (on Pomona's campus). Participate as an individual or form a team! Contact Coach JP Gowdy at jean-paul.gowdy@pomona.edu or 909-607-4486 to register or for more information. To participate, all entrants must sign a waiver, found here. Blank waivers will be available at the starting line.
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.   Cecil's "BeakFest"
Complimentary for Alumni Weekend registrants. Marston Quad.
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.   Alumni Weekend Check-In
All alumni should pick up their packets or purchase meal tickets under the main registration tent on the east side of Marston Quad.
9 - 10:10 a.m.   Class Reunion Photos
All photos will be taken on the steps of Bridges Auditorium ("Big Bridges"), 450 N. College Way.
10 a.m.   Poetry Reading with Jodie Hollander '99
Jodie Hollander, a student of Robert Mezey, has been published in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Her debut collection, The Humane Society, was released in November of 2012. Smith Campus Center, Room 217, Second Level, 170 E. Sixth Street.
10 a.m.   Women's Tennis SCIAC Championships
Cheer the Sagehens on to victory! Claremont McKenna College, Biszantz Family Tennis Center, corner of Sixth Street and Brooks Avenue.
10 a.m. - noon   Volunteer at the Organic Farm
Volunteers are welcome to join the Farm Crew at the Pomona College Organic Farm. Please contact the Farm Manager (adam.long@pomona.edu or (909) 607-8341) in advance, if possible, so that he can be prepared for the extra help. Click here for directions to the on-campus farm.
10 a.m. - noon   “Sage Tank” Competition
“Sage Tank” is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for Pomona students to pitch their start-up to a panel of alumni. The panel will offer advice, criticism, and money if they like the business! Structured similar to ABC's show Shark Tank, this will be an exciting and engaging event for both students and alumni. Alumni are invited to join the audience and listen to the pitches and panel feedback. After the pitches, a networking reception will be held in the lobby with student contestants available for discussion. Alumni will be able to ask further questions of the students and offer guidance on their businesses. Hosted by Pomona Ventures, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Office of Major Gifts. Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, Lower Level, 170 E. Sixth Street.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Memory Sharing with Pomona
Please stop by for a few minutes to share your stories of what the Pomona community has meant to you—and bring your  best College friends, too! If you're not sure which story you would like to share, we can help you decide or help spark your memories. To watch stories recorded at previous Alumni Weekends, visit the Alumni Memory Videos page. The Holmes Room in Alexander Hall is located just off the courtyard near Stover Walk and you may enter via the exterior door. Holmes Room, Alexander Hall, 550 N. College Ave.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Visit the Pomona College Archives
Come see what the Archives has been up to. Meet our archivists, browse historical photographs and artifacts, help us identify mystery alumni (maybe you!), and learn about donations. Early birds will walk away with choice College publications, historical postcards will be for sale. We look forward to seeing you! Marston Quad, 450 N. College Way.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Pomona College Senior Exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art
The annual senior student exhibition for Pomona College featuring the work of art majors from the class of 2013. 330 N. College Avenue.
10:30 a.m.   How Do Students Get Into Pomona College These Days?
A brief presentation by Vice President and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid Seth Allen will highlight this Admissions Office open house. Admissions interns and interviewers are especially invited to attend. Smith Campus Center, Room 208, 170 E. Sixth Street.
10:30 - 11:40 a.m.   5-College Campus Bus Tours
Buses depart periodically for this guided 20-minute five-college tour. Marston Quad Bus Stop Tent, southeast corner of Marston Quad.
10:30 a.m. - noon   CANCELLED - Trails End Ranch Hike with Pomona Faculty - CANCELLED
This event has been cancelled. If you pre-registered for this event, you will be contacted by the Alumni Relations staff. We apologize for any inconvenience.
10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
kids
  Bounce House for Kids on Marston Quad
Provided for our younger guests. Parents must supervise their children at all times.
11 a.m.   Pomona College Band Concert
Graydon Beeks ’69, conductor, with music by Holst, Jacob, Stravinsky, Tull and others. Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth Street.
11 a.m. - noon   Latino Alumni Mixer
Interested in mixing with Pomona Latino alumni from across the generations? Find out how we can grow, strengthen and expand our Pomona College Familia Latina. Chicano Studies Suite, Lincoln Building, Room 114, 647 N. College Way.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Native American Studies Open House
The Native American Collection Study Center, (NASC) provides a portal into the rich resources of the Pomona College collection of Native American Art. The center functions as both storage and classroom, with open table space and walls and bins for short-term display of objects outside of traditional exhibition. Providing a unique opportunity for close examination without the barriers normally needed for public display, the center provides intimate contact with original works of art. Bridges Auditorium (Big Bridges) Lower Level , 450 N. College Way.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.   KSPC Open House
All alumni are invited to KSPC's Open House. If you were a KSPC DJ, you are also invited to come back and play a few of your favorite songs on the air (please contact Erica Tyron at etyron@pomona.edu to sign up)! Bring your KSPC mementos and peruse the photo albums, music library and share your memories. Light refreshments, music and fun! Thatcher Music Building basement, 340 N. College Avenue.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.   Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous
Open meetings will be held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. Smith Campus Center, Room 212, Second Level, 170 E. Sixth Street.
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$
LGBTQQIAAP Luncheon: Bridging the Generations
Join 5C Faculty, Staff, and Students for the 3rd annual LGBTQQIAAP Alumni Luncheon and viewing of the Queer His/Her/Their Story Archive, a growing collection of queer oral histories at The Claremont Colleges. While at the lunch, sign up to contribute your story. These interviews will not only serve an academic purpose to catalogue different individuals' experiences, but also as a practice of reclaiming and authoring our own histories. Please RSVP to QRC Director Adriana di Bartolo at Adriana.diBartolo@pomona.edu by Friday April 26th at Noon. If you are able to attend, last minute, but have not RSVP'd we welcome you to join us. There is a $5.00 lunch fee at the door. Queer Resource Center, Walton Commons, 395 E. Sixth Street.
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
$
Picnic Lunch
Lunch on Marston Quad.
Noon - 1:30 p.m.   Frozen Assets Ice Cream Social
Come and enjoy delicious hand-made ice cream courtesy of the Pomona Plan and your friends in the Office of Trusts & Estates. Some of our past popular flavors have included In Strawberry We Trust, Chocolate Charitable Deduction, Mint on Annuities, Coffee Bean Counter, Vanilla Chip Bequest and Lemon Grove. Stop by to see what clever flavors we come up with for this year's event. Marston Quad..
Noon - 3 p.m.
kids
  Lawn Games for Alumni & Families
Come join current students in some fun outdoor games suitable for all ages. Sponsored by the Coop Store. South Lawn, Smith Campus Center, just north of Marston Quad.
1 - 2:30 p.m.   Alumni Tennis Gathering
Tennis, food and socializing. All are invited to attend—come and play or come and watch! We will play mix-around doubles, a few silly games (with prizes) and finish with snacks and fluid replacement. Please RSVP to Lisa Beckett at lbeckett@pomona.edu or 909-621-8428. Rogers Courts, south of Frank Dining Hall (Memorial Gym, in case of inclement weather).
1:15 - 1:55 p.m.   5-College Campus Bus Tours
Buses depart periodically for this guided 20-minute five-college tour with emeriti and staff guides. Marston Quad Bus Stop Tent, southeast corner of Marston Quad.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.   Pomona College Glee Club Concert
Choral works from the 16th to the present, including Bach's Cantata No. 4 (Christ lag in Todesbanden) and works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Tavener, Gjeilo, and Pärt, performed by Pomona College's 25-voice chamber ensemble and guest instrumentalists; Donna M. Di Grazia, conductor.   Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth Street.
2:45 p.m.   Parade of Classes
Gather at your class reunion tent for this parade around Marston Quad. Carts will be available for those needing assistance.
3:30 p.m.   Through The Gates: Celebrating Pomona
Program includes remarks from President David W. Oxtoby and recognition of our alumni award recipients. Alumni Association President Tyson Thomas ’92 presiding. Bridges Auditorium (Big Bridges), 450 N. College Way.
Following "Through the Gates"
  The Wash Party in Honor of Alumni Award Winners
Complimentary to all Alumni Weekend registrants. Sontag Greek Theatre (The Wash).
4:45 - 6:30 p.m.   Tours of Pomona's Organic Farm
Meet your student tour guides in the Sontag Greek Theatre for a short walk to Pomona's Farm just south of the Seaver Theatre. Tours last about 20 minutes.
5 - 10 p.m.
kids
$
Infant/Toddler Care Program
Advance reservations are required and can be made along with your Alumni Weekend registration. To reach the infant/toddler care program, call (909) 625-3810. Enter by the stairs on southwest corner of the church off Harrison Avenue. Room is on the second level. United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Avenue.
5 - 10 p.m.
kids
$
The Children's School at CMC Child Care Program
Advance reservations are required and can be made along with your Alumni Weekend registration. The Children's School on CMC's campus will provide care for children ages 2-12. Parents will need to drop off children at 5:00 p.m. and pick them up no later than 10:00 p.m. A boxed dinner will be provided for each child. The Children's School, Claremont McKenna College, 654 E. Sixth Street.
5 - 6 p.m.   Black Alumni Reception
Alumni are invited to join current students and faculty for a reception at the home Miriam Feldblum, Pomona's Vice President and Dean of Students. 188 W. Seventh Street.
7 - 10 p.m.
$
Class Reunion Dinners
Dinners are held throughout the campus.
7 p.m.
$
Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company Annual Spring Concert
The Nationally Recognized CCBDC's Annual Spring Concert Opening Night Performance returns with this year's theme: "Hollywood Revisited!" Join the dancers of the CCBDC on a magical journey through some of Hollywood's most iconic movies. This annual event is one of the largest shows of its kind in the country, showcasing over 100 dancers performing formation routines and solos in Ballroom, Latin, and Social Dancing styles. Runs 90 minutes with intermission. Cost: $10 for alumni. Bridges Auditorium ("Big Bridges"), 450 N. College Way.
8 p.m.
$
Soaring: The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert
Under the artistic direction of Laurie Cameron, Pomona faculty, senior dance majors and guest artists will raise dance performance to new heights. Alumni can attend the concert for the student price of $5. The Box Office is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 909-607-4375. Allen Studio Theatre, Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Avenue.
9 - 11 p.m.   Saturday Night All Class Social featuring the band "yOya"
Join the 5th, 10th, and 15th reunion classes for a performance by LA-Based folktronic band yOya featuring Noah Diettrich ’09 and Alex Pfender. Since self-releasing their debut album Nothing to Die in the spring of 2010, yOya has toured extensively throughout the country.Marston Quad.
9:30 - 11 p.m.   LGBTQQIAAP Student and Alumni Mixer
Join current students, graduating seniors, and alumni from across the 7C's for a swanky soiree at the QRC celebrating the end of the year. Queer Resource Center, Walton Commons, 395 E. Sixth St.

 

Sunday May 4, 2014

Time Event Description
8 - 10:30 a.m.
$
Alumni Champagne Brunch
Open to all alumni. A time for bidding farewell until your next reunion. Richardson Garden, north of the Seaver House, 305 N. College Avenue (corner of College Avenue and Bonita).
9:30 - 10 a.m.   Memorial Convocation
Honors those alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and students who have passed away in the last year. This short service is appropriate for people of all ages. Bridges Hall of Music ("Little Bridges"), 150 E. 4th Street.
10 - 11 a.m.   Claremont College Veterans Recognition Ceremony
The new Claremont Chapter of Student Veterans of America invites you to a special ceremony recognizing veterans from across the Claremont Colleges. This event will include a discussion with Claremont Graduate University PhD candidate, Mark Dust, entitled “From HMMV to PhD: One Soldier’s Story”, along with an opportunity to view a unique art project recognizing veterans.
10:30 a.m.
$
Nu Alpha Phi Brunch
Join past and present members of the fraternity for an informal brunch. Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room, 260 E. Bonita Avenue.
11 a.m.
$
Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company Annual Spring Concert
The Nationally Recognized CCBDC's Annual Spring Concert Opening Night Performance returns with this year's theme: "Hollywood Revisited!" Join the dancers of the CCBDC on a magical journey through some of Hollywood's most iconic movies. This annual event is one of the largest shows of its kind in the country, showcasing over 100 dancers performing formation routines and solos in Ballroom, Latin, and Social Dancing styles. Runs 90 minutes with intermission. Cost: $10 for alumni. Bridges Auditorium ("Big Bridges"), 450 N. College Way.
Noon - 5 p.m.   Pomona College Senior Exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art
The annual senior student exhibition for Pomona College featuring the work of art majors from the class of 2013. 330 N. College Avenue.
2 p.m.
$
Soaring: The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert
Under the artistic direction of Laurie Cameron, Pomona faculty, senior dance majors and guest artists will raise dance performance to new heights. Alumni can attend the concert for the student price of $5. The Box Office is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 909-607-4375. Allen Studio Theatre, Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Avenue.
8 p.m.   Pomona College Band Concert
Graydon Beeks ’69, conductor, with music by Holst, Jacob, Stravinsky, Tull and others. Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth Street.

 

Rains Center Hours

Bring your own equipment, towels, and lock. Enter by east door next to football field. 220 E. Sixth Street.

DayTime
Thursday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m..
Sunday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

 

Swimming Pools Hours

Bring your own equipment, towels, and lock. You must identify yourself as an Alumni Weekend guest and provide a photo ID to swim. Haldeman Pool is located east of the football field and Pendleton Pool is south of Harwood Court.

DayPoolTime
Thursday Haldeman Pool 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday Pendleton Pool 3 - 6 p.m.
Friday Haldeman Pool 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday Pendleton Pool 6:30 - 8 a.m.
3 - 6 p.m.
Saturday Pendleton Pool Noon - 4 p.m.
Sunday Pendleton Pool Noon - 4 p.m.

 

Sagehen Café, Coop Fountain and Coop Store Hours

The Sagehen Café, Coop Store and Fountain are located in main courtyard of the Smith Campus Center.

DayPlaceTime
Thursday Sagehen Café 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lunch served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday Coop Fountain 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday Coop Store 9 a.m. - Midnight
Friday Sagehen Café 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lunch served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday Coop Fountain 9 a.m. - 12:30 a.m..
Friday Coop Store 9 a.m. - Midnight
Saturday Sagehen Café 8 a.m. - Noon
Saturday Coop Fountain Noon - 12:30 a.m.
Saturday Coop Store 9 a.m. - Midnight
Sunday Coop Fountain 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday Coop Store Noon - 10 p.m.

Religious Observances

For more information about the services below, contact The Chaplains of the Claremont Colleges at (909) 621-8685. All services are held at McAlister Center, 919 N. Columbia Avenue, unless otherwise stated.

DayTimeService
Friday 1:15 p.m. Islamic Prayer (Jum'ah) - McAlister Center
 Friday 5:30 p.m. Shabbat Services - McAlister Center
 Friday 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Dinner - McAlister Center
If you plan to attend the dinner, please RSVP to the Chaplains' Office at (909) 621-8685.
Sunday 9:15 a.m. Catholic Mass
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Orthodox Holy Liturgy
St. Anne Orthodox Church, 1759 North Park Ave., Pomona CA 91768. For more information, contact Very Rev. Fr. Catalin Mitescu (Pomona College Professor of Physics, Emeritus) at (909) 624-6811.
Sunday 11:15 a.m. Interdenominational Christian Worship
Sunday 4:30 p.m. Catholic Mass

All information is subject to change, and this page will be updated periodically. Please check back for any final updates and program details when you arrive on campus.

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