Alumnae/i Weekend Schedule

Your registration, with no fee this year, provides you access to this full schedule of events.

The schedule below includes general activities for the weekend open to everyone. Please see Class Reunion Activities and Photos for information on class-specific activities, including 50th Reunion programming.

WEDNESDAY, April 27

Noon - 1 p.m. |Virtual Event
Because Every Gopher Needs A Plan: Estate Planning with Cheri Harman Dorsey ’98

Join Cheri Harman Dorsey '98, owner of Sessa & Dorsey, and estates and trusts law firm, to learn about why you need an estate plan. This presentation will highlight estate planning strategies that utilize a variety of tax-advantageous techniques that can increase your family's security both now and in the future. Additionally, learn how legacy gifts can enhance your philanthropic priorities. Zoom link provided closer to the event.

 

FRIDAY, April 29

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Buchner Hall, Alumnae/i House
On-site Registration and Hospitality Lounge

11 a.m. -2 p.m. | Mary Fisher Dining Center
Lunch
Cost: $12

Noon - 5 p.m. | Great Lawn / Forum, Ungar Athenaeum
GIG!
The annual Get Into Goucher Day! A tradition since 1980, this spring day begins with the ringing of the chapel bells to end classes and signal the start of games, food, and music!

4 - 5 p.m. | Lenrow Hillel Patio
Dedication of The Ruth Shapiro Lenrow ’74 Hillel Patio and The Goldsmith Green
Join President Kent Devereaux, Board of Trustees Chair Lisa Lyden Stromberg '83, and Rabbi Josh Snyder for the dedication of the The Ruth Shapiro Lenrow '74 Hillel Patio at Heubeck Hall and The Goldsmith Green in recognition of Beth Himmelstein Goldsmith '72. Through the generosity of Beth Himmelstein Goldsmith and the Board of Trustees, The Ruth Shapiro Lenrow '74 Hillel Patio will honor Ruth Lenrow 74's decades of service to Goucher College as a member and chair of the Board of Trustees.

4 - 7 p.m. | Mary Fisher Dining Center
Beer Garden with Faculty & Staff
Enjoy beer, wine, and refreshments! Cash bar.

5 - 6 p.m. | Lenrow Hillel Patio
Jewish Life Campus Events

Join Hillel students and Rabbi Josh Snyder for Shabbat services on The Ruth Shapiro Lenrow '74 Hillel Patio, adjacent to the Esther Ann Brown Hillel Lounge in Heubeck Hall.

5 - 8 p.m. | Mary Fisher Dining Center
Dinner
While spending time at tonight's Beer Garden, enjoy dinner with classmates and friends. Cost $15.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Mary Fisher Dining Center
Trivia! The Return of College Bowl
Team up with your classmates, favorite professor, staff members, or come solo for this friendly brain-teaser challenge! Covering general knowledge and some Goucher history.
Registration: 7:30 - 8 p.m. / Competition: 8 - 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 30

9 - 10:15 a.m.
Tours and Explorations: Session 1 (select one)

Decades of Spirit Tour / Alumnae/i House Courtyard
Learn how gifts from generations of alumnae/i and supporters have shaped this campus and how our current and future Gophers benefit from the generosity of our community. Come on this tour to hear the stories of how philanthropic support has impacted the campus. From trees and benches to study carrels, scholarships, and professorships to the names on buildings, you'll learn the reasons why donors left behind these legacies.

Community Read: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks / Batza Room, Ungar Athenaeum
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot was required reading for Goucher first-year students this year. Read about Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cervical cancer cells were harvested and sold without her consent and knowledge to become the first immortal human cell line. You are invited to join in the discussion led by Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Professor Isabel Moreno-Lopez about the ethical issues presented.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Tours and Explorations: Session 2 (select one)

Goucher Myths and Legends Tour / Alumnae/i House Courtyard
Join Professor Michael Curry for a glimpse at some of Goucher's quirky history. The tour includes facts, mixed with some improbable stories, about the campus and college community. You'll see where some of the bodies are buried (literally), and you'll hear about the campus ghosts. Also, you'll learn a little about some of the great people from Goucher's past.

Frontiers in the Sciences Poster Session / 4th Floor, Ungar Athenaeum
Talk with students and Professor Gillian Starkey as students showcase their research.

Japanese Stab Binding / Meyerhoff Arts Center, Studio 101
Fold and sew a simple journal with Professor Allyn Massey. Supplies provided. Limited to 10 participants. This event has reached capacity.

Hallowed Ground Project / Merrick Lecture Hall
In 1921, Goucher College purchased the land where it presently stands in Towson. In the 18th and 19th centuries, this land was the site of enslavement. Over the years, numerous members of the community have studied this past. During this event, Professor Alexandra Jones will provide an overview of the project and its future.


Noon -1:30 p.m. | Mary Fisher Dining Center
Lunch
Join fellow alumnae/i for lunch to celebrate your Goucher experiences. Cost $12

12:30 - 3 p.m. | Fiske Field
The Official/Unofficial Goucher Reunion Softball Game
Join the classes of the early 1990s for an informal game of pick-up softball. Be sure to bring your glove and equipment.

1:45 - 3 p.m.
Tours and Explorations: Session 3 (select one)

Goucher Past, Present, and Future Tour / Alumnae/i House Courtyard
Join Vice President for Campus Operations Erik Thompson and Goucher College Historian Marilyn Southard Warshawsky '68 on a custom-tailored walking tour of campus. Tell your guide what you'd most like to see.

Beer Tasting / Hoffberger Science Building, Room 137
Join homebrewers, beer lovers, and professors Kevin Schultz and Bob Slocum for a truly experiential beer tasting event. You'll sample a variety of beers, including dark malty ales, light crisp lagers, and hoppy aromatic IPAs from all over the world. These beer aficionados will highlight the terminology, ingredients, and brewing processes that make the beers unique. Limited to 25 participants. Cost $10. This event has reached capacity.

Goucher Story Circle / Batza Room, Ungar Athenaeum
This session with Professor Rory Turner will be a structured storytelling process that invites alumnae/i to reflect on their Goucher experience and its continuing relevance in today's world.

3:10 - 4:30 p.m. | Dorsey College Center and Ungar Athenaeum
This event will be livestreamed beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Parade of Classes and Alumnae & Alumni of Goucher College (AAGC) Annual Meeting
First, line up with your class and process to the Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum. Then, join fellow alumnae/i to recognize top reunion volunteers and honor the achievements of the 2022 recipient of the Elizabeth Statuta Baker '70 Public Service Award. President Kent Devereaux will give an address to the community on the state of Goucher College and the exciting things happening in 2022 and beyond! Class photos will be taken for the classes of 1977 and 2017. Report to the Dorsey College Center no later than 3:10 p.m.

5 - 6 p.m. | Community Garden
Celebrating the Goucher Bonds: Undaunted Resilience, Strength, and Healing
Goucher alumnae/i have always supported each other. This was tested in the summer of 1983 when Alicia Carter '84 had her life tragically cut short. Recent developments in her case are the reason we are coming together to recognize Alicia's legacy, honor survivors of life's challenges, and celebrate the strength of the ties that bind all of us. Whether you knew Alicia or want to take a moment to reflect on those who have been through trauma and tragedy, we hope you join us for this special event for the alumnae/i community.

5 - 7:30 p.m. | Mary Fisher Dining Center
Saturday Dinner
Spend time with classmates and friends over dinner and conversation. Cost $15

SUNDAY, May 1

11 a.m. - noon | Haebler Memorial Chapel
Remembrance Service
Led by Chaplain Rev. Maeba Jonas and Rabbi Josh Snyder, this service will honor the lives and memories of deceased classmates, faculty, and staff. The multifaith program is designed for alumnae/i of all years, to create a sacred space and time together and is open to people of all faith and non-faith persuasions. All are welcome!

Noon- 2 p.m. | Mary Fisher Dining Center
Farewell Brunch
Wrap up Alumnae/i Weekend with friends, old and new. Cost $12

2 - 3 p.m.
| Heubeck Multipurpose Room
Jane Austen Event / This event has been canceled.
Join Professor Juliette Wells and her students at the Goucher streaming party for Everyman's Theater production of Sense and Sensibility to view this stellar production and discuss the work of Jane Austen.