Homecoming Weekend


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Thursday, November 7

6:00 p.m. Trinity Club of Hartford annual banquet honoring Person of the Year, Jeff Devanney '93
Registration is required. Please click here to register.
Hamlin Hall

6:00 p.m. Board of Fellows reception
A reception for the members of the Board of Fellows.

7:00 p.m. Board of Fellows dinner
A dinner for the members of the Board of Fellows.

Friday, November 8

8:00 a.m. Board of Fellows meeting

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 50th Reunion registration
Mather Artspace, Mather Hall, 2nd Floor


Alumni College Programs

Registration required. Click here to register.

11:00 a.m. 300 Million Years of Trinity History Tour

Explore campus from a different perspective with Christoph Geiss, Associate Professor of Physics and Environmental Science.
Meet at the Fuller Arch, Center of the Upper Long Walk

1:00 p.m. Ketogenic Diet and Adenosine: Basic Science and Translational Opportunities

Explore links between metabolism and brain activity and discuss therapies which may benefit from a better understanding of this relationship with Susan Masino, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. Research at Trinity has focused on the mechanisms underlying the success of the ketogenic diet, a proven metabolic therapy for epilepsy, and identifying new treatment opportunities for brain disorders.
Lecture Room N217, Seabury Hall

3:00 p.m. The Slow Rise and Quick Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood

Join Ron Kiener, Professor of Religion, as he explores the ideological roots and central personalities in the development of the 20th century movement known as the Muslim Brotherhood. He will also examine how the tumultuous and ongoing Arab Spring has played havoc with the Manichean universe imagined by Brethren ideologists and politicians.
Lecture Room N217, Seabury Hall


12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 50th Reunion lunch
A luncheon for all 50th Reunion committee members and their guests including the classes of '64', '65, '66, '67, and '68.
Joslin Family 1823 Room, Raether Library and Information Technology Center

2:00 p.m. 50th Reunion committee planning meeting
Class of '64: Joslin Family 1823 Room, Raether Library and Information Technology Center

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Women and Gender Resource Action Center open house

WGRAC Lounge, Mather Hall, 2nd Floor

3:30 p.m. 50th Reunion committee planning meetings
Class of '65: Walton Room, Raether Library and Information Technology Center

Class of '66: Michigami Room, Raether Library and Information Technology Center

 4:00 p.m. Tour of newly-renovated Vernon Social & Steering Committee Updates with Hal Smullen '76
Meet at the entrance of Vernon Social

4:30 p.m. Open house at the new Crescent Street Townhouses
Stop in to see the newly-built, upper-year residence halls.
Meet at the corner of Broad Street and Crescent Street

5:00 p.m. Coffee and conversation with Board Chair-Elect, Cornelia Parsons Thornburgh '80
Come spend an informal hour chatting with the next leader of the Board of Trustees, Cornelia Parsons Thornburgh ’80. As chair of the committee conducting the search for the 22nd President of Trinity, Cornie will lead a discussion on the recruitment process and seek your thoughts about the characteristics that are most important for the next leader of the College. She has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2004, and her term as chair begins in July 2014.
Common Room, Gallows Hill

6:00 p.m. Homecoming Shabbat service and dinner
Zachs Hillel House, 74 Vernon Street

6:00 p.m. Leadership Celebration reception
For the National Alumni Association, and the 50th Reunion classes of '63, '64, '65, '66, '67, and '68.
Academic Club, Hamlin Hall

7:00 p.m. Leadership Celebration Dinner featuring the 'Pass the Baton' 50th Reunion ceremony
For the National Alumni Association, and the 50th Reunion classes of '63, '64, '65, '66, '67, and '68.
Hamlin Dining Hall

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Public Policy and Law Alumni panel discussion and networking reception
Please join us for a panel discussion with Public Policy and Law alumni, Meredith Reeves '06, Public Defender, Committee for Public Counsel Services - Salem MA, Michael Lenihan '07, Fellow, European Stability Initiative, Breen Power '06, Business Manager, Neuroscience Research Unit, Pfizer, and Elizabeth Guernsey '06, Director of Policy and Operations, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as they share their post-graduate experiences and personal career paths. This is a great networking opportunity for current students and graduates to connect with Trinity alumni in the field. All are welcome. A cocktail hour will follow. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Wean Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall, 2nd Floor

Saturday, November 9

8:00 - 11:45 a.m. National Alumni Association Meeting

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 50th Reunion committee planning meetings
Class of '67: Painter Room, Smith House

9:30 a.m. Memorial service in honor of Trinity's beloved swimming and diving , football, lacrosse, and water polo coach, Dr. Chester "Chet" McPhee M'68
Please join us for a memorial service to honor and remember the life of Chet McPhee. The service will be led by Trinity College Chaplain, Allison Read.  Reception to follow.
Trinity College Chapel

10:00 a.m.  Men's squash team alumni match

A fun morning of round-robin squash matches with alumni versus the current men's squash team.  Bring your A-game!

Ferris Althletic Center

10:15 a.m. Coach's pre-game report with head football coach, Jeff Devanney '93
Tansill Sports Room, Ferris Athletic Center

10:30 a.m. Coffee with the new Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Tom Mitzel
Fireplace, Vernon Social

11:00 a.m. Student a cappella concert

Enjoy performances by the Trinitones, Accidentals, Pipes, Dischords, and Quirks.
Vernon Social

11:30 a.m. Hospitality tent for alumni and Trinity families
Come mingle with President Jones and his wife, catch up with friends and fellow alumni, and grab a warm treat during the game. Complimentary refreshments will be served until half-time.
North end of Jessee/Miller Field

11:30 a.m. Senior class gift tent
Stop by with your children for blue and gold gummy worms and give back to Trinity.
North end of Jessee/Miller Field

Homecoming Football Game

12:00 p.m. Trinity Bantams vs. Wesleyan Cardinals

Don your blue and gold and come cheer on the home team to victory.
Bring your friends and your Trinity school spirit. GO BANTAMS!
Jessee/Miller Field

*The National Anthem will be performed by the Trinitones.
**Tickets will be available to purchase at the game.
$6 reserved seating - call Anne Murray (860) 297-2056
$5 general admission
$1 children 12 years and under
Trinity students FREE with ID


Half-time of the football game
Join us in honoring Trinity's 1993 undefeated football team.
Jessee/Miller Field

12:00- 1:30 p.m. Family skate time
Skates are available for rent at the rink.
Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Avenue

2:30 p.m. Men's Basketball Alumni Reception

Tansill Sports Room, Ferris Athletic Center

3:00 p.m.  Black Alumni and Student Networking Reception
Come mingle with current students and alumni over light refreshments.  Registration required.  Click here to register.
Wean Terrace Rooms B and C, Mather Hall

3:00 p.m.  Discover the World: International House Open House for Alumni
Get to know the world in just a few steps on the Long Walk after the homecoming game. Representing North America, the Caribbean, South America, South Asia, East Asia, Middle-East, S.E. Asia, and Africa through food, flags, and students, the iHouse welcomes all alumni.
Long Walk

3:00 p.m. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organization Open House
Queer Resource Center, 114 Crescent Street

4:00 p.m. Class of '63 meeting
McCook Library, McCook 201

5:30 p.m. Clock dedication and reception
All are welcome to attend. (Outdoor Ceremony)
Gates Quadrangle followed by the Academic Club, Hamlin Hall

7:00 p.m. Class of '63 dinner
Registration required. Click here to register.
Hamlin Dining Hall

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Family skate time
 Skates are available for rent at the rink.
Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Avenue

9:00 p.m. Comedy Hour

Lough out loud with fellow students and alumni.

Vernon Social

10:00 p.m.  Open Mic Night

Let your stardom shine through!  Who is the next TrinIdol????

Vernon Social

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Salsarengue Fiesta
La Voz Latina invites you to dance the night away at their annual Salsarengue. Enjoy live Latino music and be ready to party late into the night. Entrance fee $1 for alumni.
Washington Room, Mather Hall, 2nd Floor

Sunday, November 10

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Family skate time
Skates are available for rent at the rink.
Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Avenue

5:15 p.m. Chapel service
Trinity College Chapel

Also happening on campus throughout the weekend:

Admissions Office tours and group information sessions

Friday:  Group Information Sessions: 10:30a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Tours: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Saturday:  Group Information Sessions: 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Tours: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.
Admissions Building and Career Development Center

Cinestudio Movie Theater
Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Clement Chemistry Building

Raether Library & Information Technology Center
Visit the library website for more information.

Trinity College Bookstore
Get your Trinity gear at the Bookstore or at their tent during the Homecoming Football Game.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lower Level, Mather Hall

Vernon Social
Building Hours: Thursday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m and Sunday - Wednesday:  7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
The Bar (Only serving beer and wine to those 21 and older with I.D.)
Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:o0 p.m. - 1:45 a.m.

Thursday and Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – midnight

Slickrock and Canyons Art Exhibit
Black and white images from the 2014 Environmental Science Field Trip to Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Open all weekend for viewing during Mather Hall's business hours.
Mather Hall Artspace, 2nd Floor

Frank Ozereko Exhibit
On view will be selections of trace prints and sculptural ceramic teapots.
Friday: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Widner Gallery, Austin Arts Center

Times and locations may change. Please direct all inquiries regarding Homecoming Weekend to the Office of Alumni Relations via email at alumni-office@trincoll.edu or phone at (860) 297-2400.