At Summer Reunion 2019, we're celebrating the special reunion classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, and 1979 through 1989, but everyone is invited!
For the the first time last year, we threw the Party of the Decade in The Garden behind Boone Tavern. While all classes were welcome (and encouraged) to attend, this new event was especially for the classes of 1978 through 1988 — who showed up in record numbers. Alums had so much fun, we're bringing the Party of the Decade back for Summer Reunion 2019.
The Class of '69 will celebrate its 50th reunion with a breakfast hosted by Pres. Lyle and First Lady Laurie Roelofs in the President's Home. And like in years past, we'll have a Friday evening Picnic on the Quad with class photos on the steps of Hutchins Library, a Class Luncheon the next day, a Sweetheart Reception for couples who met at Berea College, a Town Hall Forum with Pres. Lyle Roelofs, an Alumni Evening at the Tavern and more!
Please complete online registration if you're using a credit card. You may also send in the SR19 registration form published in the alumni section of the Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 Berea College Magazine or the mailed Summer Reunion newsletter with a check payable to "Berea College". Or, feel free to call us and we can help you complete registration over the phone.
Learn more about our Alumni Award Recipients
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See how much your class has raised this reunion year and consider making a gift to help reach your class goal!
SUMMER REUNION 2019 SCHEDULE
Friday, June 14
9-4:30 p.m. Check-in/Registration | Carter G. Woodson Lounge, Alumni Bldg.
Pick up your registration packet and pre-ordered T-shirts or register on-site. Registration will be moved to the Picnic on the Quad by 5:30 p.m.
4 p.m. Installation of Time Capsule and Date Stone | Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences & Health Building
Tours of the MAC Building available following the installation.
5-6 p.m. Town Hall Forum with President Lyle Roelofs | Planetarium, MAC Bldg.
Pres. Roelofs will open with a brief State of the College and then he, along with members of the Administrative Committee, will answer as many questions as possible from alumni and guests attending the event, the live social media audience and from questions submitted during registration. Add this ticket to your registration to submit a question.
6-8 p.m. Picnic on the Quad | Campus Quad (rain site: Dr. Joy Hager Gymnasium, Seabury Center)
Casual gathering with designated seating for special reunion classes. Early Bird tickets are $15 ($20 after May 10). Please complete registration to reserve your spot!
6:40-8:10 p.m. Class Photos | Steps of Hutchins Library
After you've had a little time to eat, we'll call each class year to the steps of Hutchins Library for your class photo!
1944 - 6:40 p.m.
1949 - 6:50 p.m.
1954 - 7:00 p.m.
1959 - 7:10 p.m.
1964 - 7:20 p.m.
1969 - 7:30 p.m.
1974 - 7:40 p.m.
1979 - 7:50 p.m.
1984 - 8:00 p.m.
1989 - 8:10 p.m.
Saturday, June 15
8 a.m. 50th Reunion Breakfast for the Class of 1969 | President's Home
Hosted by Pres. Lyle Roelofs and First Lady Laurie Roelofs. Class members will be inducted into the Charles T. Morgan Society. To commemorate membership, each 50-year alumnus present at reunion will receive a specially designed piece bearing the society's seal. Due to space limitations, this event is limited to one guest/spouse. Registration packets for members of the Class of '69 not picked up on Friday will be available at the breakfast.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Check-in/Registration | Carter G. Woodson Lounge, Alumni Building
Pick up your registration packet and/or pre-ordered T-shirts
9-11 a.m. Nursing Department Reception | Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building, Rm. 355
10 a.m. Alumni Awards Presentation and Reception | Boone Tavern Event Center
Help us celebrate our newest Alumni Award recipients. This event is free, but please complete registration to help us plan. LEARN MORE about our recipients.
Rodney C. Bussey Award of Special Merit:
- Jackie Grisby Burnside '74
- Virgil Burnside '74
Alumni Loyalty Award:
- Peter Thoms '55
12:30-2 p.m. Class Luncheons | Boone Tavern
A buffet lunch prepared by Boone Tavern will be set up in each class lounge. Early Bird tickets are $20 ($25 after May 10). Please complete registration to reserve your spot.
2-4 p.m. Explore Campus Buildings | Bingham, Seabury, Deep Green, Elizabeth Rogers, Anna Smith, Fairchild and all academic buildings will be open during this time.
2:30 p.m. Berea College Sweetheart Reception & Vow Renewal | Fireside Room, Draper Bldg.
Share your Berea love story, renew your vows and enjoy some wedding cupcakes. This event is free, but please complete registration to help us plan.
3 p.m. Computer and Information Science Reception | Danforth Technology Building, Lobby
5 p.m. Alumni Reception | Boone Tavern
Ticket includes hors d'ouevres, water and tea. A cash bar will be available. Early Bird tickets are $10 ($15 after May 10). Please complete registration to reserve your spot.
7-11 p.m. Class of '69 Gathering | Boone Tavern Event Center
Join fellow '69 alumni and their guests for an evening together in the new Boone Tavern Event Center. Hors d'ouevres will be served and a cash bar available. The event is free, but please complete registration to help us plan.
8-11 p.m. Party of the Decade | The Garden behind Boone Tavern
Celebrating the classes of 1979 through 1989, but everyone is welcome! Featuring DJ Jadyn Sol (Jordan Sims '15) and guest DJ Rod McCoy '88 — they will keep you dancing through the night. Ticket includes hors d'ouevres, water and tea. A cash bar will be available. Early Bird tickets are $10 ($15 after May 10). Please complete registration to reserve your spot.
Sunday, June 16
10:30 a.m. Alumni Worship Service | Union Church
Worship Leader: Deborah Byrd Thomas '80
Missed out on last year? View SUMMER REUNION highlights from 2018.