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Join us on campus, July 8-10, 2016


Kick-off the 50th anniversary

All alumni are invited to the annual Simon’s Rock reunion, as we celebrate the anniversary classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011.

Advance registration period has been extended!


Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY, July 8


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


5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Dining Hall

Welcome Reception

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

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

Simon's Rock Jeopardy

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

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

Celebrate the 50th

50 Years


Fun Run

8:00 a.m. at Kilpatrick Athletic Center


9:00 a.m. - 12 noon at the Dining Hall

Alumni College

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. Schedule will be available at Reunion.

Memorabilia Show and Tell

1:30 p.m. at the Alumni Library

Provost Hour

Join Provost Ian Bickford '95 in a discussion on the future of early college and Simon's Rock. This is an opportunity to be part of the conversations held nationwide this past Spring at the Salon series.

2:30 at the Alumni Library


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

3:00 - 7 p.m. at Kendrick Lawn

Bonfire at Reunion Alumni Coffeehouse

Enjoy performances by fellow Rockers in this laid-back setting. Want to entertain? Bring your instrument and join in the fun.

7:00 p.m. at the Alumni Performance Center in the Student Union


A bucolic campus, dear friends, smores, stars above, and a night-time breeze.  For a Rocker, summer doesn't get any better than this.

9:00 p.m. on Kendrick Lawn

SUNDAY, July 10


9:00 a.m. at the Peace Grove

Awards brunch

Witness the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards. Help honor the anniversary classes and retiring faculty Jamie Hutchinson and Nance Yanoshak. Celebrate the Class of 1966, the first 50th Anniversary Class at Simon's Rock.

9:30 a.m. at the Dining Hall

The Details

Staying on Campus

Want to stay on campus for Reunion? Rooms will be available in Kendrick and Hill House. Please remember that dorm accommodations are basic.  Most rooms have two single beds. A pillow, blanket and sheets are provided for each bed.

The room fee is $95 per adult for the weekend. There is no charge for children, but they must stay in the same room as the parent. There is a $20 refundable cash room key deposit required at the time of check-in.


You are welcome to bring a friend, partner, spouse, and/or your children. There is no registration fee for children and there is a reduced rate for children under 12 at meals. Children are welcome to join you at all Reunion activities and must be supervised at all times on campus.

50th Anniversary Memorabilia Show and Tell

Do you have mementos (t-shirts, pennants, mugs, ID card, posters, etc.) from your Simon's Rock days? Bring a memento or two with you and be part of the Memorabilia Show and Tell session during Alumni College. For more information, please contact Jonathan Lothrop '82 at or Margaret Cherin, college archivist, at

Simon's Rock Oral History Project

Help launch the 50th Anniversary and be part of history. Do you have a story or memory about your time at Simon's Rock to share? Opportunities to share your story on audio recording will be available during Reunion. Let us know you are interested or find out more by contacting Margaret Cherin, college archivist, at

50th Anniversary Class Dinner

Members of the entering Class of '66 are invited to a private dinner at the White House with Provost Ian Bickford '95. Watch your mail and e-mail for more information. Come celebrate!

Reunion Committee

Peggy Clark '80

Meriweather Clark-Connors '76

Cordelia Derhammer-Hill ‘86

Shani Ferguson '85

Nicole Fitting '93 JA

Bethany Geiger '10

Irene Gravina '69

Tara Jacobs '88

Lisa Martin '76

Lynn Mulheron '86

Jennifer Rivers-Cole '86

For more information, please contact:

Cathy Ingram

Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement

See more Reunion chatter and photos on Facebook.

See you soon!

*Interested in planning ahead for Reunion 2017?  Save the dates: July 7 - 9, 2017!