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Alumnae Reunion 2017 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

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Thursday, April 27 

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 Alan Havig during these open hours.

Welcome Party for Class of 2017
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Kimball Ballroom, Lela Raney Wood Hall

All alumnae are welcome to attend and meet the 2017 graduating class. This event will feature networking with students and the special Crossing the Bridge ceremony to welcome the Class of 2017.

 

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.

 

Head Over Heels Costume Gallery Exhibit 
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Mezzanine, Lela Raney Wood Hall

Head Over Heels features shoe and hat selections, circa 1940s-1960s, from the Stephens College Costume Museum & Research Library. 

 

Stephens Life Magazine Release Party
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Broadway Brewery, Downtown Columbia 

Attend the release party for the Spring 2017 issue of Stephens Life magazine.


Friday, April 28

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.

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.

Residence Hall Tours
10 and 10:30 a.m.
Lobbies of Searcy, Tower, Pillsbury, Prunty, Wood and Columbia

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.

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, as well. 

Campus Tours
Tours leave at 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.
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.

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

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

  • 11:15 a.m. – Class of 1957
  • 11:30 a.m. – Class of 1962
  • 11:45 a.m. – Class of 1967
  • Noon – Class of 1972
  • 12:15 p.m. – Class of 1977
  • 12:30 p.m. – Class of 1982
  • 12:45 p.m. – Class of 1987
  • 1 p.m. – Class of 1992
  • 1:15 p.m. – Class of 1997
  • 1:30 p.m. – Class of 2002
  • 1:45 p.m. – Class of 2007
  • 2 p.m. – Class of 2012


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

The Chapel will be open for quiet reflection. 

Strategic Planning with President Lynch
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Boardroom, Historic Senior Hall

Join President Dianne Lynch for an opportunity to share your ideas and insights as we finalize the updated strategic plan for the College.

Archives Open
1-4 p.m.
Tower Hall

Browse the archives at your leisure and visit with archivist 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.

 

Spring Musical Rehearsal
4-5:30 p.m.
Playhouse rehearsal room

Drop by and check out rehearsal for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the hilarious musical loosely based on Charles Dickens’ famous unfinished novel. Well-known musical numbers include “There You Are,” “Moonfall” and “Off to the Races.”

 

Student Work Photography Exhibit 
4-7 p.m.
Broadway Brewery, Downtown Columbia 

Ten Advanced Photography students will be exhibiting their work. This all-women showcase features mixed media, portraiture, abstract, and other unique forms. 

 

Alumnae Cabaret and Bistro
4:30-7:30 p.m.
Kimball Ballroom, Lela Raney Wood Hall

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 “2” and “7” milestone classes and class giving awards. Then, enjoy alumnae and student performances. Be sure to check out our photo booth!


Saturday, April 29

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.

Brunch and President’s State of the College Address
Brunch: 10 a.m.
State of the College: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Historic Senior Hall

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

Head Over Heels Costume Gallery Exhibit 
12-3 p.m.
Mezzanine, Lela Raney Wood Hall

Head Over Heels features shoe and hat selections, circa 1940s-1960s, from the Stephens College Costume Museum & Research Library. 

 

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

The School of Design presents the 73rd annual student designer fashion show. See for yourself the amazing talents of our students who will be influencing the fashions of tomorrow.

 

Vespers
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Join the Class of 1967 for a special Vespers service. 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.

 

Anniversary Class Dinners
7 p.m. – Class of 1957 Class Dinner; Location to be announced.

7 p.m. – Class of 1962 Class Dinner; Location to be announced.

7 p.m. – Class of 1967 Class Dinner; Location to be announced.

 

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