Alumni Weekend Survival Guide: Student Edition
Despite its name, Alumni Weekend is not just for CMC alumni. To help you navigate the dangerous waters between events open to students and alumni-only events, the Forum put together an official survival guide with the help of the one and only John Faranda, Vice President of Alumni & Parent Relations. Ahoy, matey! Pirate Party, here we come.
Friday, April 27
Noon: Scholarship Lunch at the Athenaeum
If you are the beneficiary of a scholarship here at CMC, take some time to stop by the Ath at noon to speak to and thank your benefactors. Besides, a free meal at the Ath is never a bad thing.
2:00 – 5:00 PM: Women and Leadership Alliance Negotiation at Pickford Auditorium
The Robert Day School is sponsoring this workshop for students and alumni. Participants will engage in a dialogue regarding negotiations, compensation, professional development, and social interaction. Alumni will be presenting and discussing all the topics, as well as role-playing various negotiation-based scenarios.
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Rose, Kravis, and Roberts Institutes Open House
Employees of the various institutes can come to hear alumni reminisce about redistricting, leadership, and environmental studies in years past.
2:30 – 4:00 PM: Speed Thesising Outside Bauer
Now that seniors have finished their theses, the alumni would like to see and hear about them. Come and pitch your thesis (if you can bear to think about it anymore)! Email Meghan Grebing with your topic by tomorrow if you wish to participate.
3:00 – 5:00 PM: Open House at International Place, Chicano/Latino, and Black Student Affairs Offices
Come hang out with affiliated alumni and see where their degrees have taken them, be it domestic or around the world.
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Mi Casa Es Su Casa Reception
Swing by the Alumni Tent outside of Bauer to hear from alumni who may have lived in the same dorm room that you now occupy. If you want to, you can accompany alums back to their old dorms to relive and reminisce about some of their glory years.
9:00 – 10:30 PM: “Into Poverty: Living on One Dollar” in Pickford Auditorium
Come view the premiere of the documentary by Zach Ingrasci ’12 and Chris Temple ’12: “Into Poverty: Living on One Dollar a Day.” The documentary chronicles their journey in Guatemala, where they lived and worked for two months on the equivalent of one dollar a day. Both Ingrasci and Temple will be speaking and answering questions. This will be a one time viewing opportunity. RSVP on Facebook here.
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM: RDS Speakeasy with the Winston Churchill Society in the Bauer Founder’s Room
Join the Winston Churchill Society for one of CMC’s finest traditions. Interact with professors and alumni over cigars, scotch, and a healthy amount of conversation. A non-smoking area will be provided for those who wish to avoid the smoke.
Saturday, April 28
Consider this 5K around campus the unofficial Pirate Party warm-up. Runners should meet at the Tiernan Field House on Scripps’ campus.
12:00 – 3:00 PM: Stag-a-palooza!
This is an alumni only event, but the Alumni Relations Office is looking for student volunteers who can work at the game and competition booths in exchange for a wristband to access food trucks. Email James Lippincott with your availability from 1pm to 4pm if you are able to volunteer.
2:00 – 7:00 PM: Pirate Party
A CMC classic. Come out to Green Beach to soak up some sunshine and play pirate on the inflatable slides. ”Please be respectful of visiting alumni…no water balloon attacks!” said Faranda.
Although this event is technically for alumni, students who are dressed up are invited to attend. Just make sure you bring your ID.
Sunday, April 29
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Concours de Claremont Car Show
Have a thing for classic cars? This is your event. Wade Vaughn ’13 will be there showing off his 1966 Plymouth Fury III.
TIPS AND TRICKS
- Go to class on Friday. It may be warm and sunny out, but many alumni will be coming back to visit their favorite professors and classes. With all the alumni, it is more likely that your history class will turn into a story-telling session about your professor’s quirks and habits.
- Be aware: Collins is closed for Saturday dinner. Plan ahead. Frary has pasta bar scheduled; Pitzer’s McConnell dining hall menu says it’ll be serving BBQ chicken. We just might make it through.
- Be a good host. Be polite, share your campus. If you see any alumni looking lost, make sure to introduce yourself and offer assistance. Hey, you never know what you might have in common.
The official Alumni Weekend schedule can be found here.