Saturday, July 23

Please note: times, locations & events subject to change.

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8 a.m. Hike to the Cross

Calling all early risers! Join us at the foot of the hill for a morning hike to the cross and get the day started off on the right foot! (meet in the parking lot of Ageno East)

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9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Registration

Swing by the Soda Center first to pick up your nametag, weekend goodies and the keys to your room. (Soda Center)

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8 a.m. - 6 p.m. SMC Merchandise Stands Open

It's time to stock up on new SMC apparel! Gameday Souvenirs merchandise stands are alumni-owned and operated. Look in your registration packet for a discount coupon to use on your purchase! (Soda Center: All Day, De La Salle Lawn: 11am - 3pm)

1863 Society Reunion

8:30 - 10 a.m. 1863 Society Donor Brunch

The Alumni Association Board of Directors invites 1863 Society alumni donors and their guests to a special brunch. (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

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10 a.m. and 11 a.m.  Campus Historical Tour

Join us for a unique tour of campus with alumni director Courtney Lohmann '05, 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)

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10 a.m. - NOON  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)

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10 a.m. - NOON Muffins and Mimosas with CILSA

CILSA is the service-learning and social justice education center at Saint Mary's. Learn about our programs and how we're reaching out to alums to create a lasting impact. Drop by and meet CILSA's new director Dr. Jennifer Pigza! (Delphine Lounge)

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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.

   

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11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Alioto Rec Center Tours

Alumni, guests and children accompanied by an adult are invited to explore the brand new Alioto Recreation Center! Student-led tours will be conducted every 15 minutes.

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11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Alioto Rec Center Open

Want to get in a workout at the new Rec Center? Shoot hoops in one of three indoor courts, swim laps in the Olympic size pool, check out the climbing wall, the whirlpool spa, the cardio rooms, or relax on the large patio and lawn areas. Use of facilities for adults only and requires proof of reunion registration (your nametag is your ticket).

 

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. SMC Museum of Art Summer Show

Stop by the museum to view the latest exhibition, showcasing the art of watercolor painting as it was practiced in Northern California in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

 

NOON - 2 p.m. Golden Gaels Luncheon (classes of '55 and earlier ONLY) $25/person

Alumni from the class of 1955 and earlier are invited to attend a luncheon in your honor. Brother Mel will be in attendance to welcome you as a member of the all-new Golden Gael Society! (Hagerty Lounge, De La Salle Hall)

 

NOON - 2:30 p.m. Family Picnic $20/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 - 3:30 p.m. Winetasting

After the family picnic, be prepared to swirl, sniff and sip several delicious vintages and varietals during this interactive tasting offered by several alumni-owned/operated wineries including Enoteca Five, Wise Villa Winery, Mantra Wines and more! (Claeys Lounge, Soda Center)

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2 - 3:30 p.m. SMC Author Meet & Greet

Calling all faculty and alumni authors! Come mingle with faculty, staff, alumni, friends and community members during Reunion Weekend, meet fellow authors and be ready to sell copies of your book! If you have written and published a book and can arrange to be on campus on Saturday, July 18, we'd love to showcase your work! (Claeys Lounge)

 

2 - 3 p.m. Children's Storytelling

All children are invited to attend story time at the library and receive a special gift! Must be accompanied by a parent. (Library, 3rd Floor Study Room)

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3 - 4 p.m. Saint Mary's History Storytelling - Big Moments in History

Don't miss this unique opportunity to join former president Brother Mel Anderson, FSC '51 for stories about SMC from the perspective of the administration. (Hagerty Lounge)

 

3 - 4 p.m. Women's Leadership Network Panel

Come meet the Council and hear of great ways alumnae are connecting and supporting the success of women and philanthropy!

 

4:30 p.m. Champagne Toast to Gael Love

Did you meet your spouse or significant other at Saint Mary's? Did you -- or do you plan to -- get married in the chapel? If so, come celebrate Gael love before Mass with a quick champagne toast and blessing. (Chapel Foyer)

 

5 - 6 p.m. Reunion Mass

Join all classes for this special reunion memorial mass. (Chapel)

 

6 - 7:30 p.m. ALL CLASS Cocktail Reception

Get the evening started in style with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as the sun sets on the Chapel Plaza. The cocktail reception is included in the class dinner price. (Chapel Plaza)

 

6 - 7:30 p.m. Golden Gaels Reception (classes of '55 and earlier ONLY) $25/person

Following mass, join your fellow classmates in the Brothers Courtyard for a private reception. Wine, beer and appetizers will be served. (Holy Family Courtyard)

 

7:30 - 9 p.m. Class Reunion Dinners $60/person

Celebrate your class reunion over dinner in various locations around campus. Price includes a prime rib dinner (vegetarian options available) and wine. (Chapel Lawn)

 

9 - 11 p.m. Reunion Dance

After dinner, meet up in the the Soda Center to dance the night away to music spanning the decades, played by Gael DJ Andrew Verducci ’07 of Verducci Entertainment. And don’t forget to stop by the photo booth for a commemorative snapshot of the night! Full bar available. (Soda Center)

 

9 - 11 p.m. Reunion Lounge is Open

Enjoy a hosted bar and light music, while continuing your conversations with classmates and friends. (Claeys Lounge, Soda Center)