Alumnae/i Weekend Schedule

Coming to Alumnae/i Weekend 2020, April 24-26? Your $25 registration provides you access to this full schedule of events plus discount pricing at Saturday's meals.

If you only intend on dropping in at a few of the weekend's main events, check out Party Like a Gopher or Blue & Gold (Athletics) schedules for additional registration options. For information on events specific to a particular class, consult the Class Reunion Activities page.

Party Like a Gopher Blue & Gold (Athletics) Class Reunion Activities

Friday, April 24

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Registration and Hospitality Lounge
Stop by the Alumnae/i House to check in, pick up your registration materials, and relax between events. Check the message boards and rendezvous with friends.

9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Visits to Undergraduate Classes And Student Centers
Schedule available at check-in.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch Buffet in Mary Fisher Dining Center, $10
Be a student again and enjoy an alumnae/i discounted lunch on campus. Register in advance or buy tickets in the dining center.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (repeats at 2 p.m.)
Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP) Presentation
Through this academic division of the college, Goucher offers students who are incarcerated in state prison the opportunity to earn a Goucher College education. In fall 2016, Goucher became the only college in the Maryland/DC region, and one of a small number across the country, offering a full path to a bachelor’s degree onsite for students in prison. A national model, GPEP continues Goucher’s tradition as a leader in the liberal arts and advances the public conversation about poverty, justice, and access to education. Learn more about the important work of GPEP from staff and students. Local alumnae/i can elect to attend a GPEP volunteer training session on Sunday.
Julia Rogers, Soper Room

3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Inauguration of the Twelfth President of Goucher College
Join the Goucher community for history in the making as we inaugurate Kent Devereaux, our 12th president.  More info

6 p.m.
Jewish Life Campus Events
Join Hillel and Rabbi Josh Snyder for Shabbat services at 6 p.m. on the Heubeck patio (rain location: Welsh Piano Room), followed by the 6:30 p.m. Shabbat dinner with students in the Heubeck Lounge.
Heubeck Patio and Lounge

6 – 8 p.m.
Beer Garden with Faculty and Staff
Enjoy beer, wine, and refreshments with friends and faculty at the Beer Garden. Cash bar.
Mary Fisher Dining Center

6 – 8 p.m.
Dinner $15
While spending time in tonight’s Beer Garden, enjoy dinner with classmates and friends. Cash bar.
Mary Fisher Dining Center

7 – 8:15 p.m.
Athletics Hall of Fame Inductions
Honoring those individuals whose excellence and outstanding contributions have strengthened Goucher College and its intercollegiate athletic program.
Ungar Athenaeum, Hyman Forum

 

Saturday, April 25

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Registration and Hospitality Lounge in Alumnae/i House

Stop by the Alumnae/i House to check in, pick up your registration materials, and relax between events. Check the message boards and rendezvous with friends.

9 – 10:15 a.m. (some events repeat)
Tours and Explorations: Session 1 

Read and Discuss: How a 10,000 Year Clock Can Help Us Tackle Climate Change
Join Professor Mary Marchand for a discussion of recent research into how storytelling, cathedral thinking, and a 10,000-year clock may help us address short-termism, perhaps civilization’s greatest threat. Read “The Perils of Short-Termism,” a January 2019 BBC Future article.
Welsh Piano Room

Master Dance Class with Ashley Daigle ’14 $10*
Ashley’s contemporary ballet class adheres to a classical arrangement in terms of form but arises from a contemporary mindset. As a teacher she builds an atmosphere that is an energetic, creative, and accepting play space for all. *Proceeds from class registration will support the Sophia Kurek ’13 Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Todd Dance Studio

Story Circle: Reflections On Going Co-Ed
Share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences about the milestone 1986 vote to go coed. Explore this chapter of Goucher’s history with fellow alumnae/i. This event repeats at 10:30 a.m.
Pagliaro Selz Hall, in the First-Year Village, Main Common Room

Goucher Past, Present, and Future
Join fellow alumnae/i and explore the current campus. See what you remember and what has changed over the past few years.This event repeats at 10:30 a.m
Alumnae/i House Courtyard

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Alumnae/i Games and Donor Appreciation Tailgate
Celebrate Goucher College alumnae/i and Gopher athletics! Enjoy a day watching friendly competition between current athletes and alumnae/i participants. Check-in begins half an hour before the start of the game. Game times and locations are subject to change. 

10 a.m.

  • Men’s Soccer, Pool Field
  • Women’s Basketball, Upper Gym
  • Women’s Lacrosse, Fiske Field
  • Field Hockey, Turf Field

10:30 a.m.

  • Equestrian, Riding Stables

11 a.m.

  • Women’s Soccer, Pool Field
  • Men’s Basketball, Upper Gym
  • Men’s Lacrosse: The Matt Cartwright ’98 Game, Fiske Field
  • Swimming, Eline von Borries Aquatic Center
  • Men’s/Women’s Tennis, Evelyn Dyke Schroedl ’62 Tennis Center

Noon

  • Blue & Gold Donor Appreciation Tailgate*, Beldon Hill Pavilion

*Entry into the Blue & Gold Donor Appreciation Tailgate requires a minimum contribution of $40 to the Blue & Gold Society, which can be made at checkout.

10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gaming House Fun
Goucher College ’s Gaming House has been a part of the school’s mission to build community on campus. Visit with students and see how far gaming has come at Goucher. Video and board games are available for everyone to play!
Ungar Athenaeum, 322 & 326

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. (some events repeat)
Tours and Explorations: Session 2 

The Hallowed Ground Project
Prior to the abolition of slavery in the state in 1864, the so-called “peculiar institution” dominated much of Maryland’s landscape, including the ground on which Goucher now stands. Yet much of this history has been overlooked. This session will provide an introduction to the Hallowed Ground Project, the new research and memorial initiative that seeks to tell the story of the enslaved African American men, women, and children who once labored on the land in the 18th and 19th centuries. Join Professor James Dator, Sophia Lipman ’18, and Destini Sheppard ’19 for this presentation.
Ungar Athenaeum, Batza Room

Frontiers in the Sciences Poster Session
Talk with students and faculty as they
showcase their research.
Ungar Athenaeum, 4th Floor

Story Circle: Reflections on Going Co-Ed
Share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences about the milestone 1986 vote to go coed. Explore this chapter of Goucher’s history with fellow alumnae/i.
Pagliaro Selz Hall, in the First Year Village, Main Common Room

Goucher Past, Present, and Future
Join fellow alumnae/i and explore the current campus. See what you remember and what has changed over the past few years.
Alumnae/i House Courtyard

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Golden Alumnae/i Luncheon, $30 guest
Classes 1940-1965 are invited to an honorary lunch with President Devereaux. Class
photos will be taken. Lunch is complimentary for alumnae.
Heubeck Multipurpose Room

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
ALumnae/i Picnic Lunch $25 (PLG/B&G $30)
Join fellow alumnae/i for lunch to celebrate your shared Goucher experiences.
Ungar Athenaeum

12:30 – 3 p.m.
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.
Fiske Field

1:45 – 3 p.m.
Tours and Explorations: Session 3 

Winning the Vote: Goucher's Role in the Women's Suffrage Movement
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, hear a talk with History Professor Tina Hirsch Sheller ’74 on the important role Goucher students and faculty played in the struggle for women’s suffrage.
Merrick Lecture Hall

Goucher Student Artist Exhibition
The Goucher Artist Exhibition represents the culmination of art produced by Goucher students over the past year, not only providing a platform in which all art forms have importance but also promoting the collaboration of artists within the Center for Dance, Music, and Theatre and beyond. Organized by Dana Jensen ’20 and Clare Kresse ’20.
Todd Dance Studio

Beer Tasting $10
Join homebrewers, beer lovers, and Goucher faculty Bob Slocum P ’08 and Kevin Schultz to sample a variety of beers, including dark malty ales, light crisp lagers, and hoppy aromatic IPAs. These beer aficionados will highlight the terminology, ingredients, and brewing processes that make the beers unique. Limited to 25 participants.
Hoffberger Science Building, Room 137

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Parade of Classes
Line up with your class and process to Merrick Lecture Hall for the Alumnae and Alumni of Goucher College (AAGC) Annual Meeting. Class photos will be taken for the classes of 1975 and 1980.
Alumnae/i House Courtyard

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
AAGC Annual Meeting and Presidential Update
Join fellow alumnae and alumni to recognize top reunion volunteers and honor the achievements of the 2020 recipient of the Elizabeth Statuta Baker ’70 Public Service Award. Hear from President Devereaux on the future of Goucher College.
Merrick Lecture Hall

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Author's Fair
The Authors Fair showcases the tremendous talent and wide interests of our Goucher community. Come meet and speak with Goucher alumnae/i and faculty authors. We’ve partnered with the Friends of the Library to highlight their accomplishments.
Rosenberg Gallery

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Meet Your AAGC Representatives
Meet your Alumnae and Alumni of Goucher College (AAGC) board members, including current president Jay Gilman ’09.
Rosenberg Gallery

6 – 8 p.m.
A Taste of Maryland Dinner $40 (PLG/B&G $45)
Dinner done right, down to the crab cake. You won’t want to miss the hometown tastes of Maryland. Cash bar.
Dorsey Center Courtyard

 

Sunday, April 26

10 – 11 a.m.
All Class Remembrance Service
Led by Chaplain Cynthia Terry, this service will honor the lives and memories of deceased classmates, faculty, and staff. The multifaith program will include readings, prayers, and music from a variety of religious and nonreligious traditions. It is designed for alumnae/i of all years, to create a sacred space and time together.
Haebler Memorial Chapel

10 – 11:30 a.m.
Master Dance Class With Mat Heggen ’07 $10*
This is a movement workshop to develop the dancer’s capacity in contemporary dance and partnering. Dancers will explore a range of movement patterns inspired by social dance forms and structured within the framework of Contact Improvisation. *Proceeds from class registration will support the Sophia Kurek ’13 Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Todd Dance Studio

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Farewell Brunch $15
Wrap up Alumnae/i Weekend with friends, old and new.
Mary Fisher Dining Center

1 – 4 p.m.
GPEP Volunteer Information Session
This is an information session specifically focused toward prospective and current volunteers. In the first part of the session, attendees can expect to learn about GPEP, a division of Goucher that offers men and women incarcerated in state prison the opportunity to earn a Goucher College education. The second part of the session will include information on specific roles and expectations for volunteers. Volunteers typically live in the DC/Maryland area as they must make a weekly commitment in either Jessup or Towson, MD, for at least one semester. Anyone interested in volunteering with GPEP or learning more about volunteer opportunities is encouraged to attend this session in full.
Ungar Athenaeum, Batza Room

 

PLG = Party Like a Gopher registration   B&G = Blue & Gold Athletics registration
Events open to all alumnae/i Gopher Athletics events