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Alumnae Reunion Schedule of Events

There's so much to see and do at Celebrate Stephens Alumnae Reunion. Meet today's students, get together with your anniversary class, hear and see firsthand what's going on at Stephens today, and take part in some of our cherished traditions. Make plans now to attend! Go directly to Thursday's schedule, Friday's schedule or Saturday's schedule

Check back for updates. Schedule subject to change. 

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Thursday, April 12 

Registration & Hospitality Room
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oberdorfer Alumnae Welcome Center, Lela Raney Wood Hall, third floor

Stop by the Welcome Center to pick up your registration materials, relax and visit with classmates.

Alumnae Back in Class
All Day
Various Locations

Revisit your favorite subjects by sitting in on an open class. A list of courses will be available at Registration. 

Susie’s Hours
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Drop in the campus store and pick up some new alumnae gear.

Firestone Baars Chapel Open
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Journey Plaza

The Chapel will be open for quiet reflection.

Archives Open
1-4 p.m.
Tower Hall

Browse the archives at your leisure and visit with archivist Dr. Alan Havig during these open hours.

Welcome Party for Class of 2018
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Kimball Ballroom, Lela Raney Wood Hall

All alumnae are welcome to attend and meet the 2018 graduating class. This event will begin with small bites and networking followed by a special Crossing the Bridge ceremony. 

 

Happy Hour with the President
5:30-7 p.m.
President’s Home

Join President Dianne Lynch for a toast at the President’s Home. All alumnae are encouraged to attend.

 

Fashion Gallery Exhibit: Designing Dreams in Fashion 
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Mezzanine, Lela Raney Wood Hall

Victor Costa is known as the "king of the copycats." He began his career designing bridal wear and went on to become the insider who sketched and sold the most important looks from the Paris runways to American stores. His eye for design, whether from the runway, television or Hollywood, catapulted his own named label in the 1970s. Victor Costa is the excessive, daring and bold look women from all walks of life wore throughout the 1970s to 1990s. 

 


Friday, April 13

Registration & Hospitality Room
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oberdorfer Alumnae Welcome Center, Lela Raney Wood Hall, third floor

Stop by the Welcome Center to pick up your registration materials, relax and visit with classmates.

Alumnae Back in Class
All Day
Various Locations

Revisit your favorite subjects by sitting in on an open class. A list of courses will be available at Registration.

Susie’s Hours
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Drop in the campus store and pick up some new alumnae gear.

Sampson Hall Tours
9-11 a.m.
Departs from Journey Plaza every 30 minutes

Join us for a tour of the new Center for Health Sciences. Tours leave Journey Plaza at 9, 9:30, 10 and 10:30 a.m.

Bus Tours
Tours leave at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time. Meet in the lobby of Lela Raney Wood Hall.

Join us for a 45-minute guided tour to include the Stephens campus, Equestrian Center, Stephens Lake Park and downtown Columbia with additional locations upon request. Limited spots available. Reserve your spot today by emailing [email protected].  

The Children’s School at Stephens College Tours
9:30 and 10 a.m.
Lobby of the Library

Meet us in the lobby of the library for a tour of The Children’s School at Stephens College in its newly renovated home in the Library Penthouse. Unable to fit those times in? We’d be happy to accommodate a private tour anytime from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday or Friday. Just email [email protected] to coordinate.

Professional Head Shots
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Stamper Commons (by the Post Office and Susie’s)

The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) will host its annual Head Shot Day. This is an opportunity for students and alumnae to have a professional head shot taken to use on LinkedIn or with professional organizations. These head shots are free of charge and CCPD will have suit jackets available to borrow. 

Firestone Baars Chapel Open
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Firestone Baars Chapel

The Chapel will be open for quiet reflection. 

Campus Tours
Tours leave at 10 and 10:45 a.m. 
Meet in the lobby of Lela Raney Wood Hall

Put on your walking shoes and join us for a tour of campus. Accommodations can be made in advance for those with physical limitations. Contact us at (573) 876-7173.

Residence Hall Tours
11 and 11:30 a.m.
Lobbies of Columbia, Pillsbury, Prunty, Roblee, Searcy, Tower and Wood halls 

Current Stephens Susies will be available to show you around their residence halls. See what’s changed and what hasn’t as you get a glimpse at how our Stephens women live on campus today.

Class Photos
Katharine’s Plaza (outside Lela Raney Wood Hall)

Grab your classmates and your favorite outfit and join us for your class photo.

  • 11:45 a.m. – Class of 1973
  • Noon – Class of 1978
  • 12:15 p.m. – Class of 1983
  • 12:30 p.m. – Class of 1988
  • 12:45 p.m. – Class of 1993
  • 1 p.m. – Class of 1998
  • 1:15 p.m. – Class of 2003
  • 1:30 p.m. – Class of 2008
  • 1:45 p.m. – Class of 2013

Classic Classes (including the Classes of 1958, 1963 and 1968) will have their photos taken during the Classic Class dinners on Saturday, April 14.

Archives Open
1-4 p.m.
Tower Hall

Browse the archives at your leisure and visit with archivist Dr. Alan Havig during these open hours.

Susies’ Tea
2-3:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Historic Senior Hall

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea with your fellow Susies. A brief history of afternoon tea will be shared by Director of Philanthropy Chris Rigby.

 

Fashion Gallery Exhibit: Designing Dreams in Fashion 
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Mezzanine, Lela Raney Wood Hall

Victor Costa is known as the "king of the copycats." He began his career designing bridal wear and went on to become the insider who sketched and sold the most important looks from the Paris runways to American stores. His eye for design, whether from the runway, television or Hollywood, catapulted his own named label in the 1970s. Victor Costa is the excessive, daring and bold look women from all walks of life wore throughout the 1970s to 1990s. 

Dance Showcase
4-5 p.m.
Harriette Ann Gray Studio, Historic Senior Hall, second floor

Drop by and check out a fabulous dance showcase featuring excerpts from the Spring Dance Concert and upcoming New Works Dance Concert.  
 

Alumnae Cabaret and Bistro
4:30-7 p.m.
Kimball Ballroom, Lela Raney Wood Hall
Program and presentation begins at 5 p.m. 

Join fellow alumnae for a celebration of all that is Stephens. This fun event will kick off with the presentation of the Alumnae Achievement Award and Alumnae Service Award, along with recognition of all “8” and “3” milestone classes and class giving awards. Then, enjoy student performances and an open mic session. Two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres are included. 


Saturday, April 14

Breakfast Buffet and President’s State of the College Address
Breakfast: 8-8:45 a.m. 
State of the College: 9-10:30 a.m. 
Kimball Ballroom, Lela Raney Wood Hall 

Enjoy brunch and hear an update on the current state of the College from President Dianne Lynch.

Registration & Hospitality Room
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oberdorfer Alumnae Welcome Center, Lela Raney Wood Hall, third floor

Stop by the Welcome Center to pick up your registration materials, relax and visit with classmates.

Susie’s Hours
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Drop in the campus store and pick up some new alumnae gear.


Equestrian Reception
12-1:30 p.m. 
Equestrian Center 

Join us for a special reception at the main barn in the stables. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about all of the exciting happenings in the equestrian program. Mimosas and small bites included. Please RSVP to [email protected]

Fashion Gallery Exhibit: Designing Dreams in Fashion 
12-3 p.m. 
Mezzanine, Lela Raney Wood Hall

Victor Costa is known as the "king of the copycats." He began his career designing bridal wear and went on to become the insider who sketched and sold the most important looks from the Paris runways to American stores. His eye for design, whether from the runway, television or Hollywood, catapulted his own named label in the 1970s. Victor Costa is the excessive, daring and bold look women from all walks of life wore throughout the 1970s to 1990s. 

The Collections Fashion Show
2-3 p.m.
Windsor Auditorium

The School of Design presents the 74th annual student designer fashion show. See the amazing talents of our students who will be influencing the fashions of tomorrow.

Vespers
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Firestone Baars Chapel 

Many alumnae will fondly remember this service as a time set aside for quiet reflection on life, family, career and Stephens memories.
 

All Classes Happy Hour
5:30-7 p.m.
Kimball Ballroom, Lela Raney Wood Hall

Join your fellow alumnae for one last toast to another fabulous Reunion weekend. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are included.
 

Classic Class Dinners
Locations to be determined

Class dinners are still being planned. We expect seating those at 6:30 p.m. with food being served at 7 p.m. Watch for more information. 

 

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