Reunion Schedule 2018

We are excited to welcome classes ending in "3" and "8" back to campus for Reunion Weekend! Your Reunion is an important milestone that honors your personal connection to Simmons - your education, friendships, and experience.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Please note that an asterisk* indicates that a fee is associated with this event. Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

2:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Registration and Welcome Center open 

4:00 – 5:15 P.M. 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Guided Tour*
Private tour led by museum docent. Meet in the lobby of the museum entrance at 25 Evans Way, Boston by 4:00 PM for this 60-minute tour starting at 4:15 PM.

5:30 – 7:00 P.M.  
Fenway Park Tour*
Meet by 5:30 PM in the MCB, 1st floor lobby at 300 The Fenway to walk as a group to Fenway Park, home of the beloved Boston Red Sox for this 60-minute tour starting at 6:00 PM.

Friday, June 1, 2018

8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Check In and Welcome Center Open
School of Management Building, Lobby

7:30 – 9:00 A.M.
Continental Breakfast, Bartol Hall for those staying on-campus.

9:15 – 10:15 A.M.
From Labyrinth to Library: Campus Walking Tour
Led by Simmons students. Walking tour begins in the 300 The Fenway lobby, first floor of the Main College Building (MCB).

10:30 – 11:45 A.M.
Simmons in STEM, Panel Discussion
Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Join this panel discussion to and learn how Simmons continues to have an impact on the STEM fields.

12:00 – 1:30 P.M.
50th Reunion Celebration Lunch
The Class of 1968 and their guests are cordially invited to a luncheon with President Helen G. Drinan '75LS, '78SM

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Lunch: Education, Engagement, & Philanthropy – Strengthen Your Simmons Connection*
Do you want to hear more about fellow alumnae/i? and Simmons' impact on the world? Do you want to volunteer with Simmons?
Join us to learn more about the vision and goals for advancing Simmons and the role that alumnae/i can play.

2:00 – 3:15 P.M.
Activism, Then and Now  An Interactive Roundtable Discussion
How did your time at Simmons inspire you to take on issues of the day or to campaign for some kind of social change? Join this discussion about alumnae/i engagement in social justice and community activism. Meet Simmons alums who have affected change over the last 50 years and share stories of leadership.

3:30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts Guided Tour of the Art of Americas*
Meet by 3:30 P.M. in the MCB, 1st floor lobby at 300 The Fenway to walk to the MFA. If you choose to arrive apart from the walking group, please meet at the MFA/Linde Family Entrance, located on Museum Road on the Museum's west side at 4:00 P.M.

3:30 P.M.
From Labyrinth to Library: Campus Walking Tour
Led by Simmons students. Walking tour begins in the 300 The Fenway lobby, first floor of the MCB.

4:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Deans' and Directors' "Meet & Greet" Reception and Light Dinner*
Spend time with deans, faculty, staff, and fellow alumnae/i at this festive reception. Enjoy light fare before you depart for a fun evening with your classmates.

6:45 P.M.
Sunset Duck Boat Tour*
Explore Beantown from an amphibious World War II vehicle. Ride the DUCK by numerous Boston landmarks then ease into the water for a scenic cruise along the waterfront of the Charles River offering breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. Quack! Quack! 
Meet outside of Lefavour Hall on Avenue Louis Pasteur for bus transportation to the DUCK tour pick up location. Buses depart promptly at 6:45 P.M.

7:00 – 11:00 P.M.
"On the Town" – Simmons Night at the Pops*
Conductor Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops presents "On the Town" - a classic since its original Broadway debut in 1944. Join this special orchestral and dance concert celebrating this classic work with Broadway singers and dancers, and new choreography by Tony award-winner Kathleen Marshall.
Meet outside of Lefavour Hall on Avenue Louis Pasteur for bus transportation to Symphony Hall. Buses depart promptly at 7:00 P.M. for an 8:00 P.M. show. Return buses will depart within 20 minutes after performance.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Check In and Welcome Center Open
School of Management Building, Lobby

7:00 – 9:30 A.M.
Continental Breakfast, Bartol Hall for those staying on campus.

8:45 – 9:45 A.M.
Boston Courses: Become a Student Again
Choose from one of two Simmons PLAN (Purpose Leadership ActioN) courses offered to first-year students. 

10:00 – 11:15 A.M.
Changing the Conversation: The Power of Social Discourse – Panel Discussion
The promotion of healthy, engaging, and thoughtful discussion is more important than ever. In the age of fake news and dis and mis-information, we all have a role to play. Join us to learn how Simmons is changing the conversation including naming our new College of Media, Arts, and Humanities in honor of the late journalist and one of the College's most distinguished alumnae, Gwen Ifill '77, '93HD.

11:15 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Affinity and Class Meetings
Enjoy connecting with classmates and affinity groups.

12:00 – 1:15 P.M.
Alumnae/i Recognition Luncheon and Class of 1968 Daisy Chain Celebration*
So much of what we do at Simmons is only possible through the philanthropic and volunteer support of our alumnae/i community. Join us to recognize fellow classmates and celebrate the Class of 1968 becoming part of the Half-Century Club.

1:30 – 2:45 P.M.
State of the College Address with President Helen G. Drinan ’75LS, ’78SM

3:00 P.M.
From Labyrinth to Library: Campus Walking Tour
Led by Simmons students.Tour begins in the MCB, 1st floor lobby at 300 The Fenway.

3:00 – 3:45 P.M.
Alumnae/i Association Annual Meeting

6:30 P.M. (unless otherwise noted)
Class Dinners* Reconnect with your class! These events are held at various locations on and off campus. Guests welcome.

Classes of 1943, 1948, and 1953
Kotzen Room, Ground Floor, Lefavour Hall
Includes seated dinner with open beer and wine selections

Class of 1958
M513 - Executive Dining Room, 5th Floor, School of Management
Includes seated dinner with open beer and wine selections

Class of 1963
Faculty and Staff Dining Room, Lower Level, MCB
Includes buffet dinner with open beer and wine selections

Class of 1967
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 3rd Floor, MCB
Includes reception then seated dinner with open beer and wine selections

Class of 1973
M501/M502, 5th Floor, School of Management Building
Includes reception then buffet dinner with open beer and wine selections

Class of 1978
M106, 1st Floor, School of Management Building
Includes buffet dinner with open beer and wine selections

Class of 1983
The Walter at Longwood, 35 South Huntington Avenue, 5th Floor
Includes wine tasting and appetizers from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM (Please note, this event begins at 5:00 PM)

Class of 1988
Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston Street, Boston
Includes appetizers and stations with cash bar

Class of 1993
Trustman Art Gallery, 4th Floor, MCB
Includes appetizers with open beer and wine selections

Class of 1998
Tapestry, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston
Includes appetizers and cash bar

Class of 2003
Thornton's Fenway Bar & Grille, 100 Peterborough Street, Boston
Includes appetizer stations with one drink ticket and cash bar

Classes of 2008 – 2017: Graduates Of The Last Decade (GOLD) Party
The Bleacher Bar, 82A Lansdowne Street, Boston
Includes appetizers with one drink ticket and cash bar

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Please note: All Sunday events will be held on the residential campus.

8:00 – 11:30 A.M.
Check out of residence houses

8:00 – 9:00 A.M.
Service of Remembrance
Simmons Hall, 1st Floor, Residenial Campus. Join us to remember and pay tribute to the members of our community who are no longer with us.
This informal service will provide us the opportunity to celebrate the role they played and the contributions they made in our lives.

9:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Alumnae/i Awards Ceremony and Farewell Brunch, Alumnae Hall 
Close your reunion weekend with a brunch to celebrate and recognize leaders in our community. The 2018 Alumnae/i Association Awards--Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award, the Alumnae Service Award, Community Service Award, and the Recent Alumna Achievement Award--will be conferred and recipients will offer remarks.

11:30 A.M. 
Residence houses close