Reunion A to Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Admissions Office, Johnson House x4190
The Carleton Admissions Office is open on Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Students can be added to the mailing list to receive Carleton admissions publications by calling the office at 800-995-CARL or visiting the website: www.carleton.edu/admissions. On Friday, tours will be offered at 8:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., and there will be informational sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Scoville Hall.

The Alumni Admissions Representative Program is a volunteer organization made up of alumni who help to preserve the character and quality of Carleton’s future by interacting with prospective students through individual contacts, college fairs, interviews, and gatherings. Drop by the admissions office on Friday to sign up as an AAR or to learn more.

Announcements
Announcements about program updates or cancellations will be made via twitter using hashtag #carlreunion via the @carlreunion account. You can also find these in the Carleton Reunion App on the home screen. Posters will be listing updates on the doors of each residential space.

Alcohol
Under Minnesota state law, people younger than 21 may not purchase or be served alcoholic beverages. The College requests that all alumni conform to the letter and spirit of the law.

There have been several changes in how alcohol is served during reunion weekend. In 2011, Northfield passed a social host ordinance meant to curb underage drinking. Violators can be fined up to $1,000 and face 90 days in jail. In addition, Carleton’s food service, Bon Appétit, now holds a liquor license for service on campus. These changes mean that increased monitoring and control of alcohol service and consumption are necessary. Access to alcohol provided during Reunion weekend (at dinners and at large event venues) will be limited as follows: alumni from the 15th reunion and older classes will show their reunion nametag for service. Registered alumni from the 5th and 10th classes will receive a plastic bracelet at Sayles-Hill registration as proof of valid ID. This bracelet will demonstrate proof of age at venues where alcohol is served. If your bracelet gets torn, you can bring it to the information desk to exchange for a new one (ID required). Anyone from the 5th and 10th classes not wearing a bracelet will not be served alcohol during reunion weekend. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

For safety reasons, glass containers are prohibited on the Hill of Three Oaks and all athletic fields; please help keep our athletic fields safe for students.

Alcoholics Anonymous Program
AA meetings are scheduled on Thursday, 5:30–6:30 p.m. at Moravian Church, 713 Division Street, and on Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. in Willis 203. If you need immediate AA assistance, please call 507-581-0972. To find other meeting times and locations, go to www.aaminnesota.org.

Alma Mater
“Carleton, Our Alma Mater”
Air: “Officer of the Day” by R. B. Hall
O, Carleton, our Alma Mater,
We hail the maize and blue;
Thy name is ever dearest,
Thy children ever true.
O, Carleton, our Alma Mater,
To thee we sing our praise;
For thee we fight, to thee we pledge
The strength of all our days.

Alumni Annual Fund, x4160
The Alumni Annual Fund Reunion headquarters is located in Sayles-Hill Great Space, and is open from 9 am to 4 pm Friday and Saturday for up-to-the-minute information on class gift totals and participation.

Volunteers: Stop by and pick up your volunteer ribbon! Gifts (credit card numbers accepted) may be dropped off at this location or given to an AAF staff member during the weekend. On Sunday, annual fund staff will be available in Sayles-Hill from 8 am to noon.

Alumni Association Award Recipients
During Reunion, Carleton's Alumni Association recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field or community, who have provided exceptional service to the College, or who are young alumni and have made a significant contribution that embodies the spirit of Carleton. Click above to find the list of Alumni Association Award recipients.

App
Install our Reunion app—created by Carleton students!—
on your phone or tablet for easy on-the-go access to the schedule, announcements, a campus map, a historical walking tour in honor of the Sesquicentennial, and special scavenger-hunt quests to test your knowledge of Carleton.

To download, search for Reunion150 in the Apple store (iPhone/iPad), Google Play store (Android devices), or visit go.carleton.edu/reunionapp. Please note that the schedule and announcements will also be posted on the Reunion website.

Athletic Facilities
Carleton’s athletic facilities will be available for use during the weekend. Hours for the Recreation Center are as follows:
Thursday, 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, closed

ORGANIZED ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Friday

  • Lap swim, 7–9 a.m, 12:30–1:30 p.m., 4-6 p.m., Cowling pool
  • Pick-up basketball, 12–1 p.m., Recreation Center
  • Total Body Blast, 12:10–12:50 p.m., Recreation Center dance studio
  • X-Fit, 12:10–12:50 p.m., Recreation Center fitness center
  • Mid-Day Mixx, 1:50–2:30 p.m., Recreation Center fieldhouse

Saturday

  • Lap swim, 7–9 a.m., Cowling pool
  • 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. check-in and warmup, 8 a.m. race time, behind the Recreation Center
  • Kids 10 and older bouldering wall open, 9-11 a.m.

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Beverages, Snacks, and Ice
Ice, cups, a limited supply of non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks will be available in class lounges. For safety reasons, glass containers are prohibited on the Hill of Three Oaks and all athletic fields; please help keep our athletic fields safe for students. For additional ice, consult the student hosts assigned to your class. Sources for ice, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks: Econofoods (Division and 6th), Cub Foods (South Highway 3), Just Food (516 S. Water St.), and Kwik Trip (Highway 19, just west of Highway 3). Sources for alcoholic beverages: Municipal Liquor Store (116 W. 5th St., phone: 645-5153) and Firehouse Liquor Store (South Highway 3, phone: 645-5717. Note: Firehouse Liquor no longer delivers). Student staff members cannot pick up or purchase alcohol, so please do not ask them.

Bookstore
The Carleton Bookstore (x4153) will be open during Reunion Weekend:

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 8:30 am–5 pm.
  • Sunday: 9:00 am–12 pm.

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‘C’ Club Hall of Fame
‘C’ Club will induct four outstanding former athletes into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Tickets to the luncheon are available for purchase in advance at Sayles-Hill registration. Registration is required.

Career Center
The Carleton Career Center, together with our alumni, parent, and friend partners, strives to provide for our students and recent graduates the information, advice, and opportunities to both explore their professional interests and to secure opportunities as they transition from Carleton. A key part of this effort is the involvement of alumni to create a vibrant, far-reaching, diverse, and deep network of support. Plan to stop by the prominent red-topped tent near the Chapel tent on Saturday to find out how you can volunteer for specific programs and help our students. You can also visit the Career Center, which is located on the lower level of Sayles-Hill, on Friday.

Children/Toddlers/Teens
Camp Carleton (children’s program), x4205:
For children registered in Camp Carleton, activities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, check the Sayles-Hill information desk or call x4205. For safety reasons children can only enter/leave the program at pre-set times.

Teen Program, x4205:
A schedule of planned activities of interest to teenagers is available at the information desk in Sayles-Hill, or visit the Teen Center located in upper Sayles-Hill. Pre-registration required.

Individual Child Care:
A list of sitters is available at the information desk in Sayles-Hill. This list of babysitters is compiled by Carleton employees and members of the Northfield community who have used babysitters for their own children and have had good experiences. It is at your discretion and is your responsibility to interview or complete a background check on the potential babysitters listed. Carleton College does not run background checks or interview these individuals. Please make your own arrangements for payment and transportation.

Computer Access
Computers are available in upper Sayles-Hill and Gould Library (see schedule for open hours) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Labs in the Center for Mathematics and Computing will be open Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

Wireless access to the Carleton network is available throughout campus. To log on, select the “Carleton Guest” wireless network. Open a web browser, go to connect.carleton.edu, and click the link “Please sign up for guest access.” Enter your information and follow the instructions. This will need to be done separately for each device. Call the ITS Helpdesk x5999 if you need assistance.

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Dacie Moses House
Stop by Dacie Moses House (110 Union Street) throughout the weekend to make cookies and share stories with others. Dacie Moses House hosts a Saturday ice cream making event and Sunday brunch that all are welcome to attend. See schedule for more information.

Department ReceptionsLooking to connect with your academic department?
A number of departments will be hosting receptions on Friday, in addition to the All-Class Happy Hour with faculty and staff members on Friday afternoon.

  • Computer Science, Friday, 2–4 p.m, Tavern Lounge
  • Art/Art History: Friday, 2–4 p.m., front lawn outside Boliou
  • Mudd Hall Farewell, Friday 2:30–3:30 p.m., Mudd Patio
  • English: Friday, 3–4 p.m., Laird Hall front lawn
  • History: Open House, Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Reception 3–4 p.m., Leighton 204
  • Library and Information Science staff past and present, Friday 2–3 p.m., Gould Library lobby
  • Physics and Astronomy: Saturday, 2–4 p.m., Olin 204
  • Psychology: Friday, 2–3 p.m., Olin 102

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Emergencies, 9-911 or x4444To summon Northfield police, fire, or ambulance from a campus phone, dial 9-911. To summon Campus Security, dial x4444 and wait; the call will be picked up on Security Services’ two-way radio. For non-emergency medical assistance, call the Northfield Hospital at 507-646-1000.

Note: the Northfield Hospital is located at 2000 North Ave. Drive north on Hwy. 3 to Greenvale Ave. Turn left, and go straight; road will curve right and becomes Cedar Ave. Take first left on North Ave. You will see the hospital ahead on your right.

Incoming emergency calls after hours should be directed to Security at 507-222-4444.

In case of a campus emergency, Campus alert will send updated information to your cell phone via text message.

Exhibits
See schedule for times. Featured exhibits include:

HOMETOWN TIES: CARLETON CELEBRATES 150
YEARS WITH NORTHFIELD, Northfield Historical Society
In this special exhibit, the Northfield Historical Society highlights ways in which Carleton College has been intertwined with Northfield since the college’s founding in 1866. The exhibit features many photographs and objects from Carleton’s history.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT FEATURING PETER GROYNUM ‘97 AND AMADEA LASANSKY ‘97, Boliou Hall
In these and other works, Peter Groynum aims to collect images of common, large objects made by people and replicate them into abstraction. His goal is to compose forms that have an immediate and simple appeal, as well
as a lingering sense of mystery. Amadea Lasansky recently relocated to Nashville and also began shooting in color. He has discovered a whole new venue, much of it the natural world in and around this vibrant city. Lasansky’s photos on display in Boliou are from his series Flags.

CANNON RIVER CLAY TOUR
Kelly Connole, associate professor of art, and the ceramic artists of the Northfield area invite you to join them Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. for the annual Cannon River Clay Tour. Hosted by local clay artists and featuring eleven guest artists from around the country, this self-guided studio tour and sale will include a wide range of ceramic work. For locations and more information, visit cannonriverclaytour.com.

GOULD LIBRARY EXHIBITS

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Facebook/Twitter
Follow the fun and post about Reunion on Twitter! Use the one-word hashtag #CarlReunion and your tweet may appear throughout the weekend on Carleton's digital signage.

Follow Reunion events on Facebook by liking facebook.com/CarletonCollege or facebook.com/CarletonCollegeAlumni.

Fans
Fans can be rented at the information desk in Sayles-Hill (a limited supply is available).

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Gould Library Exhibits
Hours:

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 8 am–5 pm.
  • Sunday: 9 am–1 pm.

Featured exhibits include:

  • 32nd ANNUAL OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES PHOTO EXHIBIT
    A perennial favorite of Carleton students, faculty and staff, this exhibit of the Off-Campus Studies Photo Contest winners features 25 photographs from over 200 entries, with prizes awarded in the person, place, story, and library categories.
  • THE BOB AND CAROLYN NELSON FIRST EDITION COLLECTION
    In celebration of their generous gift to Gould Library, this exhibit features a selection of pristine first edition volumes donated by Bob Nelson ’62 and Carolyn Williamson Nelson ‘63.

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Heywood Society
The annual luncheon honoring members of the Joseph Lee Heywood Society will be held on Friday, June 16. Seating opens at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch begins at noon. The Heywood Society welcomes everyone who has included Carleton College in their estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or life income gift.

To learn more about becoming a member of the Heywood Society, visit go.carleton.edu/plangift.

Hotels in Northfield

  • America’s Best Value Inn 507-663-0371
  • AmericInn 507-645-7761
  • Archer House 507-645-5661
  • Country Inn 507-645-2286

Housing Assignments and Class Lounges

  • 1953 Davis, 4th Davis Lounge
  • 1958 Davis, Alumni Guest House library
  • 1963 Nourse, main lounge
  • 1968 Watson, main lounge and tent
  • 1973 Town Houses, Stimson House
  • 1978 Cassat, main lounge
  • 1983 Town houses, Nason House and Musser tent
  • 1988 Myers, main lounge and terrace
  • 1993 Burton, main lounge and patio
  • 1998 James, main lounge
  • 2003 Evans, main lounge
  • 2008 Parish House and Other Campus Houses, Parish House lounge and tent
  • 2013 Goodhue, Superlounge

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Ice
Each class lounge will receive a supply of ice each afternoon. See Beverages, Snacks, and Ice for more information on additional purchasing locations.

Information Desk Hours, x4205
The information desk is open Thursday, 3 a.m.–10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m–8 p.m.; and Sunday, 6 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Jumping Houses
You can find a wide variety of jumping houses and other inflatable amusements at the Reunion Carnival on Friday afternoon. Additionally, a small jumping house for children will be located on the mini Bald Spot in front of Cassat Hall Saturday during daytime hours. You are responsible for your use and your guests use of the bounce house.

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Key(s)
Please check out of your residence hall by noon Sunday. Return your room key(s) to the key desk in Sayles-Hill or to the express checkout box in each dorm. A charge of $50 for each lost key and $20 for each lost card will be assessed.

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Lactation Room
The College now has a room for nursing mothers: Severance 109. It will be open throughout the weekend and has two comfortable chairs, a restroom, and a refrigerator. If the room is locked, ask for a key at the information desk.

Lost and Found,
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Lost and found is located at the information desk in Sayles-Hill. After Reunion, call 800-729-2586, or e-mail alumni-office@carleton.edu.

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Meal Tickets, x4636
Meals purchased in advance are listed on the back of your nametag. You must have your nametag for admission to dining locations. Individual meal tickets may be purchased at the information desk in Sayles-Hill. Availability is limited.

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Name tags
Please keep your name tag with you throughout Reunion as it identifies you as an attendee and is required for entrance at all meals. If you need to replace your name tag, visit registration in Sayles Hill.

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Ornithology
Enjoy the beauty of the Carleton Arboretum and search for birds and other natural wildlife. Check the schedule for guided bird and Arb walks.

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Parking
Parking on campus is limited and certain areas have been posted as no-parking or reserved areas to allow for pick-up and delivery of people, equipment, and food. There are also several areas blocked off to allow for events like fireworks and food trucks. Please do not move signs or park in these designated areas.

Cars parked in no-parking areas may be towed at the owner’s expense. Please observe the signs.

Perlman Teaching Museum
The Perlman Teaching Museum, open since September 2011 in the Weitz Center for Creativity, is comprised of two beautiful spaces: the lofty Braucher Gallery and more intimate Kaemmer Family Gallery. During Reunion, the Kaemmer Gallery will feature Connections, Collections with work by alumni artists. The museum will be open on Friday from 1–5 pm.

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Quests
Challenge yourself to see how much you know about Carleton. On the Reunion App you can follow a series of clues on a walking scavenger hunt to see if you can solve the quest!

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Recycling & Sustainability
Please participate in the Carleton recycling program during your time here by putting glass, paper, newspaper, plastic, and aluminum into the appropriate blue barrels for recycling you’ll see around campus. In addition, help Carleton with composting efforts. Brown Compost containers will be located at all meals.

Green Reunion
Carleton strives to be a model of stewardship for the environment by incorporating ideals of sustainability into the operations of the College, including Reunion. Posters, bulletin boards, and other means will be used to communicate important information during the weekend. Compostable plates, utensils, cups, and packaging will be used for all outdoor meals. The weekend program also will feature information about Carleton’s wind turbines and other sustainability initiatives.

Reunion 2022
Interested in volunteering to help with the next reunion? Send a message to alumni-office@carleton.edu.

Reunion Staff, x4205
Staff can be reached at 507-222-4205 (x4205). Staff will also be available at the Reunion Information Desk in Sayles Hill.

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Sayles-Hill Café
The Café will be open:

  • Thursday: 8 am–5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am–5 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am–5 pm
  • Sunday: 8 am–12 pm

Security, x4444
Dial 507-222-4444 (x4444) for Campus Security. Call 507-645-4475 for the Northfield Police for non-emergency assistance (remember to dial 9 first from a campus phone). Please remember to lock your unattended room and vehicle, and do not leave valuables unattended. We have had occasional thefts, particularly of cameras and alcohol, from dorms and tents. Call security to report a problem or to receive assistance. Emergency call boxes are located at strategic points around campus.
Additional security will be at some events. Remember to wear your nametag and have your wristband (’07 and ’12) as you may be asked for these at the door.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Policy
Carleton College has a comprehensive sexual harassment and assault policy. The College requests that all alumni conform to the letter and spirit of these policies. If you feel that you have been the victim of harassment or assault, please notify a member of the alumni relations office staff or campus security immediately.

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Telephone Service

  • Campus automated switchboard: dial zero
  • Making local calls: each residence hall room has a phone. On-campus calls can be made by dialing the four-digit extension. For calls to Northfield, dial 9 + the seven-digit Northfield number. For assistance, dial 0 for the campus automated switchboard. Calls to the Twin Cities are local calls.

The campus automated switchboard is available 24hrs a day. Incoming emergency calls after hours should be directed to Campus Security, 507-222-4444.

Tips for Students
More than 120 students work in front and behind the scenes to make Reunion 2017 possible. If you wish to contribute to the general tip fund for Reunion student workers, a box will be available all weekend at the registration desks in Sayles Hill and at breakfast on Sunday. You may also use the envelope provided when you arrived.

Transportation, x4636
The College provides transportation to and from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport for those who have reserved a place on a shuttle. Pickups for return transportation to the airport will be made at Sayles-Hill, leaving at the designated times. Shuttles to the airport on Sunday leave at 6:30 am, 8 am, 10 am and noon (advance registration required). Please be ready and have your baggage out in front of Sayles-Hill or in the Watson lobby (Class of 1967 only) 20 minutes prior to the shuttle departure time. Students will help carry luggage whenever possible. Contact the information desk if there are changes to your shuttle needs from what you indicated on your registration form.

Twitter/Facebook
Follow the fun and post about Reunion on Twitter! Use the one-word hashtag #CarlReunion and your tweet may appear throughout the weekend on Carleton's digital signage.

Follow Reunion events on Facebook by liking facebook.com/CarletonCollege or facebook.com/CarletonCollegeAlumni.

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Weather
For information on what to do in case of severe or inclement weather, please see the information posted in your residence hall. Campus alert will send updated information about severe weather to your cell phone via text message.

Weitz Center for Creativity
The Weitz Center for Creativity, located at Third and College Streets, is open during Reunion. Guided tours are offered on Friday at 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30 pm and on Saturday at 1, 1:30, 2, and 2:30 pm. Meet for the tour outside the Weitz Center’s Third Street entrance.

Wireless Access
Wireless access to the Carleton network is available throughout campus. To log on, select the “Carleton Guest” wireless network. Open a web browser, go to connect.carleton.edu, and click the link “Please sign up for guest access.” Enter your information and follow the instructions. This will need to be done separately for each device. Call the ITS Helpdesk x5999 if you need assistance.

Worship Opportunities
An Oneg Shabbat (Shabbat reception) will be held on Friday at 8:30 pm at Page House East (218 College Street). Sunday at 9:30 am, An Alumni Interfaith Service of Remembrance and Celebration will be held in the Chapel.

Wristbands
Wristbands are required for alcohol service to 5th and 10th Reunion attendees in addition to their name tag. If your wristband is damaged, please bring it to Sayles Hill to exchange it for a replacement; state/government issued ID is required for replacement.

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Zoobooks
Did you know Carleton Zoobooks are available online? You can find them, and other fun archival materials, in the online Digital Collections at go.carleton.edu/digitalcollections.