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    Reunion Weekend Returns June 8-10

    Members of the Class of 2012 gather together for a class photo at Alumni Weekend 2017.
    June 5, 2018

    On June 8, hundreds of Scranton alumni with class years ending in “3” or “8” will return to their alma mater for Reunion Weekend, the annual three-day celebration that gives Royals the chance to reconnect with their classmates at the place where their friendships began.

    The action will begin Friday at noon with the opening of the Registration and Hospitality Center on the first floor of The DeNaples Center and conclude Sunday with a farewell brunch.

    Friday, June 8

    Check in at the Registration and Hospitality Center: noon – 10 p.m.

    When you arrive on campus, make The DeNaples Center your first stop to receive your name tag, event tickets and other information.

    Retreat Center at Chapman Lake Open House: 3 – 5 p.m.

    Explore the beauty of the Retreat Center at Chapman Lake while enjoying light refreshments.

    Class of 1968 Clam Bake: 5 – 6:30 p.m.

    Members of the Class of 1968 are invited to experience a classic-style New England Clambake on the Dionne Green with all the traditional fare. The cost of this event has been discounted thanks to the generosity of a fellow classmate who wishes to remain anonymous.

    Reunion Weekend Opening Celebration featuring the Frank J. O'Hara Alumni Awards: 7 p.m.

    The University of Scranton and The Alumni Society will honor John H. Appleton, Esq. ’68, P'00, '03 of Clarks Summit, William J. Brady ’83, P'12 of Wellesley, MA, Francis J. Pearn ’83, P'16 of Garden City, NY, Col. James F. Cummings, M.D., FACP, FIDSA, U.S. Army (ret) ’88, H’15 of Chevy Chase, MD, Dominque Ponzio Bernardo ’93 of Bridgeport, Michele Giancatarino Gilfillan ’98 of Bloomfield, NJ and Matthew R. Bernard ’99, G. ’03 of Clarks Green with the 2018 Frank J. O'Hara Distinguished Alumni Award; the University will also honor Elena M. Habersky ’13 of Cairo, Egypt with the 2018 Frank J. O'Hara Recent Graduate Award.

    All alumni and guests are invited to join us in The DeNaples Center Moskovitz Theater for this complimentary signature event.

    The Frank J. O'Hara Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually to alumni who have exhibited sustained achievement in a particular field or endeavor. The Frank J. O'Hara Recent Graduate Award will be presented as well. These are the highest awards bestowed jointly by The University and The Alumni Society.

    A complimentary reception will be held immediately following the awards presentation on the Royal Way.

    All-Class Welcome Reception: 9 – 11 p.m.

    Celebrate the weekend with friends, music, bar snacks, beer, wine and soda at the Commons Flag Terrace. Tickets required.

    Class of 1968 Cocktails and Conversation 9 -10 p.m.

    Members of the Class of 1968 and their guests will gather in the Frank J. McDonnell Room on the fourth floor of The DeNaples Center to celebrate their 50-year reunion.

    Saturday, June 9

    Check in at the Registration and Hospitality Center: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    When you arrive on campus, make The DeNaples Center your first stop to receive your name tag, event tickets and other information.

    Explore Scranton: 9 a.m. – noon

    Take a self-guided tour of local attractions following information available at registration or on the Guidebook app.

    Bike Scranton: 9 a.m. – noon

    Bike Scranton is a cooperative program between The University of Scranton Office of Sustainability and the Lackawanna Valley Heritage Authority. Bikes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and at The DeNaples Center Patio. You may borrow a bike as long as you have a photo ID and are at least 18 years of age. Any family member under 18 years of age must bring their own bike to ride. Click here to download information on Bike Scranton and trails in the area.

    Class of 1968 Memorial Service: 10 a.m.

    Honor the deceased members of the 50-year class at a memorial service in the Sacred Heart Chapel.

    Walking Tour of the Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus: 10 a.m. – noon

    See the new home of Scranton baseball, soccer, softball, lacrosse and field hockey by meeting at the Commons Flag Terrace at 10 a.m. and hitching a ride on the Iggy Shuttle to the Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus for a guided tour of the facility.

    Bands and Singers Royal Gathering: 11 a.m. – noon

    Hang out with Cheryl Boga and enjoy light refreshments with your fellow musicians at the Houlihan McLean Center.

    Domestic or international Service Trip Participants Reception: 11 a.m. – noon

    Join Pat Vaccaro and your fellow service trip alumni on the second floor of The DeNaples Center to reminisce about your service experiences.

    Occupational Therapy Reception: 11 a.m. – noon

    Join Carol Reinson, Ph. D., and your fellow Occupational Therapy alumni to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University. Gather on the first floor of The Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Hall for light refreshments and a guided tour of the facility.

    Orientation Aid Royal Gathering: 11 a.m. – noon

    Reunite with Shannon Murphy Fennie ’99 and your fellow OA’s on the second floor of The DeNaples Center to reminisce about your experiences as an OA.

    ROTC Royal Gathering: 11 a.m. – noon

    Enjoy light refreshments with your fellow ROTC alumni at the Veterans’ Center on the first floor of Hyland Hall.

    All-Class Family Picnic: 12:30 – 3 p.m.

    Enjoy an afternoon of traditional picnic fare, entertainment, beer, wine, soda, and children’s activities on the Dionne Green with your fellow Royals. Tickets required.

    Class of 1968 Tour of Brennan and Leahy Halls: 2 – 3 p.m.

    Join your fellow members of the Class of 1968 at the Commons Flag Terrace for a tour of Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Hall, home base for the University’s Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Exercise Science programs, and Brennan Hall, home of the Kania School of Management.

    President’s Reception: 5 – 6 p.m.

    A special reception will be held on the Estate Patio recognizing volunteer leadership, philanthropy and the Class of 1968. Invitation only.

    Cocktails on the Commons, Class Dinners, and After-Party: 6 p.m.

    Join your fellow Royals on The DeNaples Center Patio prior to your class dinners for Cocktails on the Commons. After dinner, meet up with your fellow Royals on The DeNaples Center Patio for the Royal After-Party. Tickets required.

    Class of 1968 50-Year Medallion Presentation: 6:15 p.m.

    Join your fellow classmates in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall to receive your 50-Year medallions.

    Sunday, June 10

    Reunion Weekend Mass: 9:30 a.m.

    The Rev. Timothy J. Cadigan, S.J., will celebrate Mass at Madonna della Strada Chapel.

    Farewell Brunch: 10 a.m. – noon

    Enjoy one last meal with your fellow Royals at the University’s Fresh Food Company on the third floor of The DeNaples Center. Come and go at your own pace. Tickets required.

    To stay current on Reunion Weekend Events and Information, download the Guidebook App on iPhone or Android, Click 2018 University of Scranton Reunion Weekend, and then open the guide, or visit this link.

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