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Reunion Weekend and the 50th Anniversary Gala

All alumni are invited to the annual Simon’s Rock reunion, as we celebrate the anniversary classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012.

2017 Reunion schedule


Habitat for Rockers project

All day, Student Union area

Do you want to help improve the campus? Join other Rockers on a hands-on project to beautify the area around the Livingston Hall Student Union. Contact the Alumni Office to confirm your participation and for more details.


3:00 - 7:00 p.m., Blodgett House


5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Dining Hall

Welcome Reception

Meet your friends and make plans for the weekend. Enjoy the comfort and beauty of Blodgett House inside and out. Watch for the Haiku Guys!

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Blodgett House

Simon’s Rock Jeopardy

Test your knowledge of all things Simon’s Rock at the Alumni Performance Center.

9:00 p.m., Alumni Performance Center in the Student Union

Celebrate the 50th

50 Years



8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Dining Hall

Alumni College

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., various locations

Sit in class as a student again with Rockers of all ages. During these seminar-style classes, current and former faculty from various disciplines will lead discussions on a range of topics. There will also be sessions offered by alumni and college departments. Schedule will be available at Reunion.


12:00 - 4:00 p.m., Kendrick Lawn

Remember the outdoor picnics and MayFest? Come enjoy music, food, friends, and games for all on Kendrick Lawn.

50th Anniversary Archival Celebration

4:00 p.m., Daniel Arts Center

Visit the Daniel Arts Center for a celebration of Simon’s Rock across the decades through a multimedia exhibit. See and hear the history of Simon’s Rock through photos, memorabilia, and the voices of Simon’s Rock students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Bring your own memorabilia for the ‘show and tell’ exhibit. Afterwards, walk across the boardwalk to attend the Gala!

50th Anniversary Gala

6:30 - 10:30 p.m., Blodgett

Enjoy an evening of music, dinner, and dancing under the tent on Blodgett Lawn. There will be a cash bar available. Special musical guests include faculty member John Myers. Witness the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Awards. Let’s mark this milestone in style!

Welcome reception

Welcome Reception

Jeopardy Board

Simon's Rock Jeopardy

2016 Reunion Rockfest


Bonfire at Reunion


Bonfire and Alumni Coffeehouse

A bucolic campus, dear friends, s’mores, stars above, and a night-time breeze. Join the gathering after the Gala and bring your instrument! Christopher Derhammer-Hill '86 will lead the entertainment.



8:30 a.m., Peace Grove

Alumni Community Meeting

9:00 a.m., Kellogg Music Hall

Join the discussion about plans for the year ahead. Meet Alumni Ambassadors and members of the Alumni Leadership Council. This is a great place to volunteer!

Farewell Brunch

10:00 a.m. - noon, Dining Hall

Celebrate the anniversary classes! Come enjoy a delicious brunch as you say goodbye to old and new friends.


For more information, please contact:

Cathy Ingram

Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement