Alumni Reunion Weekend 2013 Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Friday evening events will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua.
Radisson Hotel, 6-10 p.m.
Anniversary Class Dinners
Radisson Hotel, 7-9 p.m.
Start off the weekend by catching up with your classmates at a Class Dinner at the Radisson Hotel.
Radisson Hotel Lounge, 9-11 p.m.
A casual evening get-together at the Radisson lounge for all alumni. Catch up with classmates and meet alumni of other classes in a relaxed setting. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
All Saturday events will take place on the Rivier University campus.
Reunion Registration and Welcome Center
Dion Center Lobby, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Stop by the Welcome Center to check in when you arrive on campus. Receive your reunion schedule and weekend information, as well as a special gift to commemorate your campus visit.
What makes you proud to be a Rivier graduate?
In celebration of Rivier’s 80th anniversary, help us identify 80 Points of Pride—special aspects of the Rivier experience that make us unique. With the help of alumni and students, we’ll publish our 80 Points of Pride in the spring issue of Rivier Today, the magazine of Rivier University. Stop by the Welcome Center throughout the weekend to share your point of pride.
Conversation Starter Breakfast
Dion Center Reception Room, 9-10 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast and great conversation with fellow alumni and members of Rivier’s faculty and staff. Pick the topic that interests you most—Athletics, Global Engagement, Student Life, Campus Ministry, and more—and join the conversation!
Transforming the Rivier Campus
Dion Center Board Room, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, President will present the University’s campus master plan and share details of recently completed and upcoming renovation projects, including the dining hall renovation, the contemporary renovation of Resurrection Chapel, the creation of gateways and signage at campus entrances, the creation of a heritage plaza, and more.
The World is Our Classroom
Dion Center Board Room, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Since becoming a University on July 1, 2012, Rivier has initiated a variety of global engagement opportunities—bringing the world into the classroom and bringing our students and faculty out into the world. Learn about study abroad and global learning opportunities, including trips to Senegal, St. John, Haiti, Greece, Turkey, and more, from Mark Meehan, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Global Engagement.
Alumni Awards Luncheon
Dion Center Reception Room, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Join us for a formal luncheon as we induct the Class of 1963 into the Golden Society and present the 2013 Sister Madeleine of Jesus Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a Rivier alumna/alumnus by the Alumni Association. Special recognition will be given to Alumni Reunion Class representatives.
Featured Athletic Games
Athletic Field, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Cheer on the Men’s Soccer team as they take on Emmanuel College at 1 p.m.; and root for the Women’s soccer team as they play Albertus Magnus College at 3:30 p.m.
Share your Rivier Memories
Dion Center, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
In honor of Rivier’s 80th anniversary, we are filming the cherished memories of alumni. Stop by to share your story and view online this fall!
Alumni Career Mentoring
Dion Center, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
If you are seeking career advancement or looking for a resume tune-up, drop in to speak with a representative from the Career Development Center to review your resume, discuss your job search, and learn about resources available to Rivier alumni.
Regina Library Open House, 2-3 p.m.
Tours at 2:30 and 3 p.m.
Tour the academic center of our campus and learn how the renovated and expanded library meets the needs of Rivier’s undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
Reunion Class Photos
Classes of 1938-1978, 3-4 p.m.
Classes of 1983-2013, 4-5 p.m.
Gather with your classmates for a class photo, a special keepsake commemorating your anniversary. Check the time for your class photo at the Welcome Center.
Alumni and Faculty Cocktail Reception
Rivier House, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Join us for a cocktail reception prior to dinner and re-connect with faculty members and meet the newest additions to the Rivier University faculty. We will recognize Rivier’s donor investors and the impact of their generous support on the Rivier University community.
Reunion BBQ Dinner
Dion Center Patio, 6:30-8 p.m.
A casual outdoor barbecue and a chance to show your Rivier spirit! Wear your Rivier apparel and be entered in the Reunion Weekend raffle. Meet and take your photo with the Raider mascot!
Saturday Evening Anniversary Celebration and Entertainment
Dion Center Dining Hall, 8-10:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate anniversaries of alumni Reunion Classes and the 80th anniversary of Rivier’s founding in 1933. The evening will feature live entertainment including a special musical performance by Rev. Regina Shearer; a full coffee bar and dessert station, and a cash bar.
Coffee and Conversation
Dion Center, 2nd Floor Lounge, 9-11 p.m.
Need a break from the entertainment? Gather with your classmates for a cup of coffee while reminiscing about your Rivier days in a relaxed, comfortable (and quieter!) setting.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Early Riser Workout
Muldoon Fitness Center, 8-9 a.m.
Start off your morning with a low impact aerobic workout led by Director of Athletics Joanne Merrill.
Muldoon Fitness Center Open House
Tours at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Get an inside tour of the Muldoon Fitness Center, home of the Rivier Raiders, and meet members of the Rivier University athletics staff. The expanded and renovated facility includes a new fitness room, training clinic, Raider Wall of Fame, and more.
Resurrection Chapel, 10 a.m.
Champagne Brunch with the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary
Dion Center Reception Room, 11 a.m.
Enjoy a full breakfast while catching up with the Sisters. This annual Reunion Weekend tradition has become a favorite for alumni of all class years!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
16th Annual Rivier University Golf Classic
Nashua Country Club, 1 p.m. shotgun start
Register now and receive the alumni rate of $1,000 for your foursome, or register individual players for $250 per person and we will place you on a team. Visit the Golf Classic page for tournament details and sponsorship information. All proceeds support Raiders Division III athletics and health and fitness programs at Rivier.