Admissions Office, Scoville Hall

The Carleton Admissions Office is open on Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Tours are offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The Alumni Admissions Representative Program is a volunteer organization made up of alumni who help to preserve the character and quality of Carleton’s future by interacting with prospective students through individual contacts, college fairs, interviews, and gatherings. If interested in getting involved, visit the AAR website or contact Chris Leppink-Shands.

Alumni Annual Fund

The Alumni Annual Fund Reunion headquarters is located in Sayles-Hill Great Space.   

Stop by to learn a bit about the AAF, pick up one of our amazing buttons, find out how to become a volunteer, or simply make a gift to the Alumni Annual Fund. AAF Staff will be there on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Alumni Choir

Everyone 16 and older is welcome to join the Alumni Choir, which performs at the Sunday morning chapel service and is directed by Lawrence Henry ’76. Rehearsals are held Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning before the service. We have had at least one alum from every Reunion class participate each year in this wonderful collection of voices.

Alumni College

Don’t miss this chance to experience the intellectual stimulation of the Carleton classroom again—without tests or grades. Reunion will feature panel discussions and lectures by faculty members and alumni on cutting-edge scholarship, Carleton initiatives, and other timely issues. Hour-long presentations are offered Friday morning and Friday afternoon. 

Alumni Convocation

The Saturday morning Alumni Convocation will feature remarks by Carleton president Alison Byerly and the presentation of the Alumni Association Awards by the President of the Alumni Association. (Nominations for these awards come from classmates, Carleton faculty and staff members, and professional colleagues.) This year’s award recipients are listed on the Reunion website at Awards and Recognition.

Arboretum Service Project

Remember getting away from it all in the Arb? The Arb is still a place for study, recreation, and quiet contemplation, but it needs your help! Help improve the natural habitat of the arboretum on Friday morning of Reunion. Past projects have included tree and shrub planting, buckthorn and honeysuckle removal, and planting wildflower seeds. Wear clothes that can get dirty; long pants and closed-toe shoes are advised. Bring your water bottle and pack a pair of work gloves. We will supply gloves for those who do not have them, insect repellent, and additional drinking water. This is a family-friendly activity.

Athletic Facilities

Carleton’s athletic facilities, with the exception of Cowling Gym, will be available for use during the weekend. Hours for the Recreation Center are as follows:

  • Thursday, 6:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 6:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, closed

Organized Activities Include:

Friday:

  • Pick-up basketball, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Recreation Center
  • Tabata, 12:10 p.m. –12:50 p.m., Recreation Center dance studio
  • Hiits, 12:10 p.m. –12:50 p.m., Recreation Center fitness center

Saturday:

  • Morning Slow Flow Yoga, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m., outside or Rec Center Studio – weather dependent!
  • Outdoor Games, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (bags/corn hole, volleyball/badminton, croquet, ladder ball, and bocce ball.

For safety reasons, children under the age of 18 may not be left unattended in the Rec Center and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Rec Center Open Wall and Boulder Cave Climbing

Adult Climbing: Friday, June 17, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Kids 10 and under, Boulder Climbing: Saturday, June 18, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Check-Out the Recreation Center! 

  • Indoor 200 Meter Track
  • 100 Pieces of Fitness Equipment
  • 30 Ft. Climbing Wall
  • Squash & Racquetball Courts
  • Bouldering Climbing CAVE
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Equipment for check-out
  • Bocce Ball, Croquet, Bean Bag Toss
  • Outdoor Frisbee Golf Course
  • Outdoor Volleyball

Book Signing

Alumni authors are invited to autograph their books on Saturday. The Carleton Bookstore will work with you and your publisher to acquire the books and make them available for sale during the event. For more information, please contact Abi Malecha at amalecha@carleton.edu.

Bookstore

The Carleton Bookstore (x4153) will be open during Reunion Weekend:

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

‘C’ Club Hall of Fame Luncheon

Each year the ‘C’ Club inducts new members into the Hall of Fame at a luncheon on Saturday during Reunion. Inductees are chosen based on their success as student varsity athletes. If you wish to attend the luncheon, please sign up when you register for Reunion.

Career Center

The Carleton Career Center, together with our alumni, parent, and friend partners, strives to provide for our students and recent graduates the information, advice, and opportunities both to explore their professional interests and to secure opportunities as they transition from Carleton. A key part of this effort is the involvement of alumni to create a vibrant, far-reaching, diverse, and deep network of support. You can visit the Career Center, which is located in Johnson House (connected to the Alumni Guest House), on Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Carleton Open

Play a round of golf with classmates and other alumni on Thursday afternoon of Reunion weekend. The tournament uses a team scramble format, with flights for men, women, and couples. Teams will be organized with player participation and handicapped using the “Thurnblad System.” Contact Abi Malecha with questions.

Class Photos

Class photos are taken at scheduled times during Reunion. To ensure that everyone is properly identified, numbered cards are used. Class members are given numbered cards with their names printed on the back. Class members are asked to confirm the listing of their names on the back of the cards. Two photos are taken, one with the cards held up, and one without the cards. To make the job easier, we ask that only class members appear in the photo.

You can purchase an 8×12 print either as part of your registration for Reunion. Prints will be sent by mail after Reunion to all recipients. Free digital downloads of your class photo will also be available after Reunion.

Dacie Moses House

Stop by Dacie Moses House (110 Union Street) throughout the weekend to make cookies and share stories with others. Dacie Moses House hosts a Saturday ice cream making event and Sunday brunch that all are welcome to attend. See the Reunion schedule for more information.

Evening Entertainment

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. There will be a wide variety of live music and events to enjoy. There also will be plenty of time to reconnect with your classmates at evening gatherings in class lounges.

Faculty Connections

Connect with current and retired faculty members at the All-Class Happy Hour on Friday at 4:00 p.m. The Reunion Carnival, held at the same time, features a bounce house, face painting, shaved ice, and mini-golf. It will be a great time for the whole family.

Gould Library

The Laurence McKinley Gould Library fosters learning and inspires discovery by providing access to welcoming spaces, diverse collections, and staff expertise.

The Laurence McKinley Gould Library is an active participant in the college’s mission to provide an exceptional undergraduate liberal arts education. In support of Carleton’s curriculum, we build collaborative partnerships that enrich the intellectual climate of the campus. We create an atmosphere that sparks curiosity, discovery, and the pursuit of knowledge. We develop services and collections that are flexible and responsive to the needs of Carleton College. We are committed to a culture of inclusiveness that respectfully engages with all members of our community. We provide a welcoming environment for all that values diversity of thought, diversity of experience, and intellectual freedom which empowers students for continuous intellectual growth.

Visit the Libe on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. to see current exhibitions.

Heywood Society Celebration

The annual luncheon honoring members of the Joseph Lee Heywood Society will be held on Friday, June 17. The event begins with a program in Kracum Performance Hall in the Weitz Center for Creativity at 11:30 a.m. with lunch to follow in the Weitz Center Class of 1980 Commons. The Joseph Lee Heywood Society welcomes everyone who has included Carleton College in their estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or life income gift. Learn more about becoming a member.

Information Desk

The information desk is open Thursday, 3–10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.–8 p.m.; and Sunday, 6 a.m.–12 p.m. The info desk can be reached at 507-222-4205.

Lost and Found

The lost and found is located at the information desk in Sayles-Hill. After Reunion, call 800-729-2586 or e-mail alumni-office@carleton.edu.

Multifaith Service of Remembrance and Celebration

This non-denominational service in Skinner Memorial Chapel provides the opportunity for reflection and celebration of Carleton’s community ties and honors all alumni who have died in the past year. Each class will light a candle in remembrance of those who have passed since their graduation. This program also features alumni speakers, musicians, and the Alumni Choir.

Oral History Program

The Carleton Oral History Program adds a robust layer of history to the College Archives by interviewing faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees. The 25th and 50th Reunion classes are interviewed in groups during Reunion and the interview records remain in the Archives. The interviews are videotaped and audio recorded by experienced volunteer interviewers, who prepare by reading Carletonians and yearbooks from the interviewees’ eras. The group interviews usually begin with a simple question about first impressions of Carleton and then go on from there, weaving in stories about campus events, professors, classmates, the climates of the times. No preparation is needed — the conversation takes off on its own as soon as the first question is posed!

Parade of Classes

The Parade of Classes is a moving Reunion tradition. Alumni and family members are both spectators and participants as a visual display of Carleton’s history unfolds. On Saturday at 9:45 a.m., alumni, guests, and families line up in order of class year around the Bald Spot with the senior classes near Sayles-Hill and the younger classes stretching toward the Chapel. The parade begins as the most senior alumni parade past the cheering younger classes on their way to Alumni Convocation in the Chapel. The next youngest class then falls in behind.

Perlman Teaching Museum

The Perlman Teaching Museum, open since September 2011 in the Weitz Center for Creativity, is comprised of two beautiful spaces: the lofty Braucher Gallery and the more intimate Kaemmer Family Gallery. The museum will be open on Friday from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Sayles-Hill Café

The Café will be open:

  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Social Media

Follow, post, and share the Reunion fun on social media! You’ll find us on facebook.com/carletoncollege or facebook.com/carletoncollegealumni; twitter.com/carlreunion; and instagram.com/carletoncollege. Use the one-word hashtag #CarlReunion on Twitter, and your tweets may appear throughout the weekend on Carleton’s digital signage.

Sweet Farewells Reception

Take the last opportunity to trade stories and contact information on Sunday at Skinner Memorial Chapel immediately following the Alumni Multifaith Service of Remembrance & Celebration.