Events Schedule

Reunion Weekend 2017

We are excited to welcome classes ending in "2" and "7" back to campus for Reunion Weekend! Your Reunion is an important milestone that honors your personal connection to the College - your education, friendships, and experience.

View the weekend schedule below to plan your weekend! Please note that an asterisk* indicates that a fee is associated with this event.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Registration and Welcome Center open 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

3:00 – 4:00 P.M.  
From Labyrinth to Library: Simmons Then & Now
Campus tour with Simmons students. Walking tour begins in the 300 The Fenway lobby, first floor of the Main College Building.

4:45 – 6:00 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.

5:00 – 7:30 P.M.  
Salon Event: Creativity and Conversation
5th Floor, School of Management and Academic Building.Exclusively for the Class of 1967. Members of the class of 1967 are invited to this exclusive reception. Join us on the first evening of our landmark anniversary as we engage in a conversation: our Simmons Salon on the arts and culture as we have experienced them since our graduation. Salon discussion moderated by Judy Chused Siegel ’67, former director of arts and culture programming. Panel members to include Professor Emerita, Design, Sylvia Feinberg, and classmates Jennifer Kane Coplon ’67, ’69SW, clinical social worker and photographer; and Arlene Stein Tuck ’67, artist.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Registration and Welcome Center open 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

7:00 – 9:30 A.M.
Continental Breakfast at Bartol Hall

9:00 – 10:00 A.M.
From Labyrinth to Library: Simmons Then & Now
Campus tour with Simmons students. Walking tour begins in the 300 The Fenway lobby, first floor of the Main College Building.

8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Daly Field Tour: Simmons, Advancing Community Partnerships
Meet outside Lefavour Hall on Avenue Louis Pasteur at 8:30 a.m. Shuttle bus departs promptly at 9:00 A.M. Join Director of Athletics, Ali Kantor, on a tour of Daly Field–Simmons College’s new athletic facility; a public-private partnership with Brighton High School and communities at-large.

9:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Guided Tour of the New American Wing*
Walking group will meet at 300 The Fenway at 9:30 A.M. for a 10:00 A.M. tour. If you choose to self-arrive, please meet at 9:50 a.m. at the Linde Family Entrance, located on Museum Road on the Museum’s west side.

12:00 – 1:30 P.M. 
Academic Redesign Project – Luncheon*
Kotzen Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Lefavour Hall.Join Provost and Senior Vice President Katie Conboy for a panel discussion on exciting new academic changes at Simmons focused on providing truly distinctive learning communities for students.

12:15 – 1:30 P.M.
Welcome Lunch for the Class of 1967 and guests with President Helen G. Drinan ’75LS, ’78SM*
M-501/502, 5th Floor, School of Management and Academic Building.

2:00 – 3:00 P.M. 
Creating Women Leaders at Simmons Today
C-103, 1st Floor, Main College Building. Moderated session led by Mary Shapiro, who holds the Diane Kagen Trust ’77GS Professorship for Leadership Development, in a discussion on Provost Katie Conboy’s leadership style as she built consensus with faculty in the design of the Simmons P.L.A.N. (Purpose Leadership ActioN), an innovative undergraduate curriculum designed to prepare our students to become leaders in their fields.

2:00 – 3:30 P.M.
Fenway Park Tour*
Meet walking group at 300 The Fenway Lobby, 1st Floor, Main College Building at 1:30 P.M. Stroll from Simmons to the famous Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Step inside the Green Monster and revel in this historic ballpark, originally built in 1912.

3:00 –4:00 P.M.
Academic Open House
Lobby, Park Science Building. Join Judy Beal, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences to hear about exciting academic updates.

3:30 –4:30 P.M.
President Helen G. Drinan ’75LS, ’78SM, Celebrates Leadership Donors
Labyrinth, Academic Quad, adjacent to the School of Management & Academic Building. A private reception to recognize and thank members of our 1899 Leadership Society, John Simmons Society, and Simmons Sustainers members for their generous contributions to the College.

4:30 –6:30 P.M.
Reunion 2017 Welcome Dinner with College leadership, including the Class of 1967 Daisy Chain*
College Center, 1st Floor, Main College Building. Enjoy a wonderful dinner with all Reunion class attendees and guests, from the classes of 1947 – 2012. Reunite with classmates and celebrate as we welcome the 50th Reunion class into the Half Century Club

7:00 –11:00 P.M.
Simmons Night at the Pops*
Meet outside of Lefavour Hall on Avenue Louis Pasteur for transportation to Symphony Hall. Buses depart promptly at 7:00 p.m. Return buses depart 20 minutes after performance. Join Conductor Keith Lockhart for a magical fusion of aerial circus and live orchestral music in the performance of Cirque De La Symphonie.

7:30 –8:30 P.M.
Heading out for a night on the town? Wait! Pre-game with fellow classmates
Patio area between Alumnae Hall and the Holmes Sports Center, Residence Campus. If you’re planning a night on the town, pre-game with fellow classmates and join us on the quad for lawn games and social time.

8:30–10:30 P.M. 
Movie Night*
Alumnae Hall, Residence Campus. Grab your pillow and head to an old-fashioned movie experience. Wine, beer, snacks, and fire-pit s’mores add to the fun of this cozy campus get-together.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Registration and Welcome Center open 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

7:00 – 9:30 A.M.
Buffet Breakfast at Bartol Hall

8:00 – 9:00 A.M.
Fenway Morning Walk
Meet Outside Bartol Hall. Energize your body and stimulate your mind! Join us for an early morning guided walk around the Fenway Emerald Necklace and community gardens.

8:45 – 9:45 A.M.
LIVE: The Boston Course
C-101, 1st Floor, Main College Building. Become a Simmons student again and attend a Boston Course, now a first-year requirement. Join Professor Andrew Porter for an examination and analysis of how the people of Boston get their news now, and got it in the past.

10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Empowering Women as Leaders: Alumnae Perspectives
C-103, 1st Floor, Main College Building. Women from the Class of 1967 who have led efforts to develop and empower women as leaders in the United States and abroad participate in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Lynne Devnew &rsquo67, researcher and educator for women’s leadership development.

11:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
State of the College Address with President Helen G. Drinan ’75LS, ’78SM
C-103, 1st Floor, Main College Building.

12:30 – 2:00 P.M.
Alumnae/i Recognition Luncheon*
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 3rd floor, Main College Building. Join us for the luncheon sponsored by the Alumnae/i Association Executive Board to celebrate the great work you have done to support Simmons. It all adds up to Simmons!

2:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Class meetings and time to reconnect with classmates
Note: MCB stands for Main College Building. 
1947–C-311, 3rd Floor, MCB
1952–E-207, 2nd Floor, MCB
1957–E-209 2nd Floor, MCB
1962–C-318, 3rd Floor, MCB
1967–Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 3rd Floor, MCB
1972–C-103, 1st Floor, MCB
1977–C-103, 1st Floor, MCB
1982–C-308, 3rd Floor, MCB
1987–W-206, 2nd Floor, MCB
1992–C-105, 1st Floor, MCB
1997–C-120, 1st Floor, MCB
2002–C-104, 1st Floor, MCB

2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
African American Alumnae/i Association Annual Meeting, 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. and Reception, 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
P304E, 3rd Floor, Palace Road Building. The African American Alumnae/i Association invites you to attend the Association’s annual business meeting, followed by a reception and social hour.

3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Simmons Hillel Reception
Office of Spiritual Life, Ground Floor, Main College Building. Join Director of Simmons Hillel, Miriam Blue, for an informal gathering and the opportunity to hear about Jewish life on campus today.

3:30 – 4:00 P.M., REPEATS 4:30 – 5:00 P.M.
Performance: Emerge Dancing, SELMADANSE: Joanie Block and Dancers
Labyrinth, Academic Quad, adjacent to the School of Management and Academic Building. A private performance for Simmons Reunion attendees! Live on the labyrinth, Joanie Block and dancers present Emerge Dancing, a multi-faith dance performance. The goal of this work is to create choreography that highlights the beauty of our cultures, our universal desire for love and acceptance, and to provide, in its small way, a ripple effect of compassion and kindness.

5:00 – 6:15 P.M.
Half-Century Club Reception with College Leadership
Main College Center, 1st floor, Main College Building.Classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, and 1967 are invited to a special gathering before their class dinners.

6:30 – 11:00 P.M.
Class Dinners*

Classes of 1947, 1952
Kotzen Room: Ground Floor, Lefavour Hall
Includes seated dinner with open beer and wine bar

Class of 1957
M513 - Executive Dining Room: 5th Floor, School of Management
Includes reception and seated dinner with open beer and wine bar

Class of 1962
Room M501/M502: 5th Floor, School of Management
Includes seated dinner with open beer and wine bar

Class of 1967
Top of the Hub, Prudential Tower: 800 Boylston Street, Boston
Includes reception and seated dinner with cash bar

Classes of 1972, 1977
Eastern Standard: 528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.
Includes seated dinner with cash bar. Note: This event will begin at 6:00 P.M.

Class of 1982
Trustman Art Gallery: 4th Floor, Main College Building
Includes appetizers and stations with open beer and wine bar

Class of 1987 & 1992
Back Bay Social Club: 867 Boylston Street, Boston
Includes appetizers and stations with cash bar

Classes of 1997, 2002
Thornton’s Fenway Bar & Grille: 100 Peterborough Street, Boston
Includes appetizers and stations with one drink ticket and cash bar

Classes of 2007—2016: Graduates Of The Last Decade (GOLD) Party
Empire Restaurant & Lounge: 1 Marina Park Drive, Boston
Includes appetizers with one drink ticket and cash bar

Sunday, June 4, 2017
8:00 – 11:30 A.M.
Check-out of dorms

8:00 – 9:00 A.M.
Service of Remembrance
Simmons Hall, 1st Floor, Residence Campus. Join classmates for an ecumenical memorial service to celebrate the lives of faculty, staff, and alumnae who are no longer with us. Reflect upon times of strength, joy, and celebration as we gather together to remember.

9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Alumnae/i Awards Ceremony and Farewell Brunch
Alumnae Hall, Residence Campus. Brunch served from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Program from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Enjoy a farewell brunch and reminisce your Reunion experiences. The brunch and program, hosted by the Alumnae/i Association Executive Board, will celebrate and recognize the Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and the award recipients for: Service to Simmons, Service to the Community, and the Recent Alumna Achievement Award.