Are you a graduate of Saint Mary's Graduate or Professional Programs?
Join us for Reunion Day on July 18!
Whether you earned your MBA, MA, teaching credential, MFA, Ed.D. or completed your BA, we hope you'll plan to come back home and celebrate this summer! Join us for the first ever Graduate and Professional Studies Reunion Day on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Choose from a wide variety of activities. Come for the morning, the afternoon, or stay the entire day! Bring your family. This reunion will be a great time to reflect on the impact Saint Mary's has had on your life, remember the good times that you enjoyed, and reconnect with classmates.
How to Register
Make sure to RSVP early to take advantage of early bird pricing. You may register online or by calling the Alumni Office at (925) 631-8744 as early as February 2015 -- stay tuned for more details!
How much does it Cost?
Most reunion day events are complimentary except for the following:
Breakfast in Oliver Hall $8. Pay at the door; advance registration not required.
Family BBQ lunch: $15 adult/$8 child. Includes BBQ buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks and DJ. Price increases to $20 after June 27 and $25 at the door.
Graduate & Professional Studies Reception: $30. Includes appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. Price increases to $35 after June 27 and $40 at the door.
8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Registration
Swing by the Soda Center first to pick up your reunion goodies! (Soda Center)
10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Campus Historical Tour
Join us for a unique tour of campus with Chris Carter '97, MA '02 and Ron Turner '79, complete with tales of Gael lore going back to the Moraga campus’ first days in 1928. The tour will conclude at the new memorabilia display in the visitor center. (Meet in front of the Chapel)
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Visit the Saint Mary’s Legacy Garden
Don’t miss your chance to visit this half-acre student-run garden plot nestled in the hill behind Claeys South Residence Hall. The pesticide-free garden utilizes waste from Oliver Hall, Café Louis and Catering Services to create compost for growing fresh vegetables served in the dining hall! A garden steward will be on hand to give you a tour and provide some fresh garden goodies while you are there! (Behind Claeys South)
10 a.m. - NOON Chips, CILSA and Mimosas
You are invited to drop by and enjoy some chips, salsa & mimosas while learning about CILSA! CILSA is the service-learning and social justice education center at Saint Mary's. Each year over 1,000 students engage their head, heart & hands in over 40,000 hours of community service through both coursework and student leadership programs. Learn about our programs and how we're reaching out to alums to create a lasting impact. Drop by! (Delphine Lounge)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bookstore is Open
Is that sweatshirt or t-shirt looking a little tattered and threadbare? Update your wardrobe with new Saint Mary’s and Gael gear from the campus bookstore. Discounts will be offered on select merchandise.
11 a.m. - NOON Photography by Michael Collopy '82
Saint Mary's alumnus Michael Collopy is one of the preeminent portrait photographers of our time and has gained worldwide recognition for his commissioned portraits of hundreds of public figures. Come see this stellar exhibition and meet the artist! (SMC Museum of Art)
NOON - 3 p.m. Family Picnic $15 person/ $8 child
Bring the whole family to enjoy the afternoon sunshine on the De La Salle Hall lawn. The kids will love the bounce house and photo booth, while you catch up with classmates and groove to live music from the DJ. Price includes barbeque lunch, beer and wine. (De La Salle Quad)
2 - 3 p.m. Winetasting with Speratus Winery
After the family picnic, meet the winemaker from Speratus Winery and sample some of their new releases. Be prepared to swirl, sniff and sip several of their delicious Napa Valley varietals during this interactive tasting. Speratus takes its name from the Latin word sperare “to hope”. Everything from the fruit, to the barrel, bottles, corks, winemaking and marketing of Speratus Wines is donated, to ensure 100% of proceeds go to scholarship funds supporting Lasallian education. (Brousseau Hall Atrium)
2 - 3 p.m. Storytelling with Saint Mary's historian and author Ronald Isetti, Ph.D.
Former Christian Brother Ron Isetti taught history for 35 years at SMC. His new book, "On These Promising Shores of the Pacific", chronicles the College's first 150 years. Hear tales of Saint Mary's past, including many that didn't make it into the printed publication! Copies of his book will be available for purchase. (Brother Jerome West, Presentation Room)
2 - 3 p.m. Children's Storytelling
All children are invited to join Brother Richard Lemberg for story time at the library and receive a special gift! Must be accompanied by a parent. (Library)
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. A Conversation with the President
The Alumni Association Board of Directors invites you to a special interactive Q&A with President Donahue. Get to know your new president as he responds to your questions! (LeFevre Theater)
5 - 6 p.m. Reunion Mass
Join all classes for this special reunion memorial mass. (Chapel)
6 - 7:30 p.m. Graduate and Professional Studies Reception $30 person
Wrap up the day in style with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Quad. (Ferroggiarro Quad)