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Thursday

8:30 p.m.
Savage Club Show
Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall
If you haven't tried the Savage Club Show, make this your year! The annual variety show is a must-see for all classes, with classic jazz and swing, rock 'n' roll, classical and pop vocals, magic, comedy and more! The annual show is a rousing kickoff to the Reunion program. Start your weekend right with the Savage Club Show! Tickets are available at the door, at class headquarters (most classes), or can be held via email at tickets@savageclubofithaca.com.
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Friday

11:30 a.m.
CU for Lunch
Terrace Restaurant, Statler Hotel
Relax and enjoy a quick bite to eat at this air-conditioned, centrally located, casual eatery. The Statler is offering a special price for an all-you-care-to-eat cafeteria-style buffet (one trip through the line), featuring tapas-style menu selections that include sandwiches, salads, tacos, burgers, fries, desserts, and much more. Inclusive price: $15.00 for adults; $10.00 for Youth (4–10 years old). Lunch is free for children under 4. Payments by cash or card are accepted at the door. Preregistration is not available.
1:30 p.m.
University Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving
Sage Chapel
Join us for the annual Reunion memorial service to honor faculty, staff, students, and alumni we have lost over the years. This service is open to all, with live music and a candle-lighting ceremony.
3:00 p.m.
Olin Lecture by Christopher G. Oechsli
Bailey Hall
The Olin Lecture was established at Cornell in 1987 through a generous gift from the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation. Each year, the Olin Lecture brings to campus an internationally prominent speaker to address a topic relevant to higher education and the current world situation. This year, we feature a conversation with the CEO and president of The Atlantic Philanthropies.
9:00 p.m.
Tent Parties
Arts Quad
All registered alumni and their guests are invited to Reunion's late-night party on the Arts Quad to reconnect with old peers and make new friends. Musical entertainment on Friday night features Reunion favorites including Little Joe and the Big Shots, the Stan Colella Orchestra, and Brownskin Band. On Saturday night, alumni will dance with the Destination, sing along with Karaoke Joe's Video Karaoke, and move to the high-energy country music of the Beadle Brothers. Tent admittance, food, and beverages are only available to registered alumni and guests wearing Reunion 2016 buttons. No one under the age of 21, including children of alumni (regardless of whether they are accompanied by a parent), will be permitted on the Arts Quad during the Tent Parties, and picture ID may be requested. Non-Reunion year alumni who wish to visit the Tent Parties may purchase Reunion 2016 buttons by registering at Goldwin Smith Hall on Friday and Saturday, 9:00 p.m.–midnight. There is a flat registration fee of $50 per button. Buttons may also be purchased at Reunion Information Centers at the Tsai Family Atrium in Statler Hall on Thursday, 2:00–6:00 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.; or at the Alumni Affairs headquarters at the Carol Tatkon Center, Balch Hall, on Thursday, noon–11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
9:15 p.m.
Concert: Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club
Bailey Hall
Join the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club and their alumni, under the direction of Robert Isaacs, as they perform old and new favorites. The performance will conclude with the greatest songs ever written for an Ivy League institution, with audience participation. Tickets are $15 each, available at designated class headquarters, at Reunion Information Centers, and at the door.

Saturday

8:00 a.m.
Reunion 5K
F. R. Newman Arboretum, Cornell Plantations
The Cornell Reunion 2016 5K is a fun run open to alumni and guests of all ages as well as to the university's faculty, staff, and Ithaca community. Walkers and children are encouraged to participate. A race clock will be provided but runners are responsible for tracking their own times. Campus transportation is available before and after the run. Limited parking available. This 3.1 mile course will loop through the beautiful Cornell Plantations. Preregister online by Friday, June 3, 2016 for $15.00. After Friday, June 3, the price will increase to $20.00 and T-shirts cannot be guaranteed. Individuals will have the opportunity to register on campus Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Reunion Information Centers.

Transportation: on West Campus: a bus will pick runners up at approximately 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., at the Noyes Community Center pull-off area on West Avenue.
On North Campus: a bus will pick runners up at approximately 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. at the Rawlings Green pull-off area (across from Helen Newman Hall) on Cradit Farm Road.
Buses will return runners to these locations, departing from the Plantations at approximately 8:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
Additional Registration Required
10:30 a.m.
State of the University Address
Bailey Hall
All registered alumni and their guests are welcome to attend.
11:30 a.m.
CU for Lunch
Terrace Restaurant, Statler Hotel
Relax and enjoy a quick bite to eat at this air-conditioned, centrally located, casual eatery. The Statler is offering a special price for an all-you-care-to-eat cafeteria-style buffet (one trip through the line), featuring tapas-style menu selections that include sandwiches, salads, tacos, burgers, fries, desserts, and much more. Inclusive price: $15.00 for adults; $10.00 for Youth (4–10 years old). Lunch is free for children under 4. Payments by cash or card are accepted at the door. Preregistration is not available.
1:00 p.m.
Cornell Tech Talk
Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall
Dean Dan Huttenlocher will lead the conversation with an update on the state of academic programs and the growing campus on Roosevelt Island. The update will be followed by a panel discussion with newly minted alumni from current masters and doctoral programs. All Reunion guests are encouraged to attend and hear the latest news about this landmark endeavor in New York City. This event is sponsored in part by the Class of '06.
1:30 p.m.
Forum: Cornell Mosaic
Milstein Hall Auditorium
"Fun in the Sun" Festival
Arts Quad
Enjoy this family-friendly event sponsored by the 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th Reunion classes. See the Cornell Raptors, participate in activities with Cornell Outdoor Education, enjoy Cornell Dairy ice cream, march with the Big Red Band, and much more!
2:00 p.m.
Class of '71 and '76 Forum: Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
Leaders of the new Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures will explore how the blending of healthcare, design, and hospitality is transforming senior living, medical tourism, healthcare facilities and much more.
The Cornell Fraternity and Sorority Experience: "Providing Support Today, Creating Relevance for Tomorrow"
265 Statler Hall
Join us as Kent Hubbell '67, the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students, and Travis Apgar, the Robert G. Engel Senior Associate Dean of Students, discuss the current status of Cornell University's historic fraternity and sorority system. They will discuss how the system has evolved during its time at Cornell, its current accomplishments and challenges, and its future trajectory. A Q&A session will follow.
2:30 p.m.
Class of '51 Forum: "Postwar Cornell: How the Greatest Generation Transformed a University, 1944-1952"
196 Beck Center, Statler Hall
Join Class of '51 members as they share stories of the GI Bill, the women's curfew, the campus Cold War, and other memories of a pivotal time. Moderated by Brad Edmondson, author of the oral history Postwar Cornell: How the Greatest Generation Transformed a University, 1944-1952.
4:00 p.m.
The NY Dueling Pianos Show
Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall
The NY Dueling Pianos, featuring Edward Mondress '88, is a high-octane "fiesta" that's part rock show, part comedy show and all sorts of craziness rolled into one big outrageous party. This clap-a-long, sing-a-long, family-friendly extravaganza encourages audience participation and is open to all registered alumni and their guests.
9:00 p.m.
Tent Parties
Arts Quad
All registered alumni and their guests are invited to Reunion's late-night party on the Arts Quad to reconnect with old peers and make new friends. Musical entertainment on Friday night features Reunion favorites including Little Joe and the Big Shots, the Stan Colella Orchestra, and Brownskin Band. On Saturday night, alumni will dance with the Destination, sing along with Karaoke Joe's Video Karaoke, and move to the high-energy country music of the Beadle Brothers. Tent admittance, food, and beverages are only available to registered alumni and guests wearing Reunion 2016 buttons. No one under the age of 21, including children of alumni (regardless of whether they are accompanied by a parent), will be permitted on the Arts Quad during the Tent Parties, and picture ID may be requested. Non-Reunion year alumni who wish to visit the Tent Parties may purchase Reunion 2016 buttons by registering at Goldwin Smith Hall on Friday and Saturday, 9:00 p.m.–midnight. There is a flat registration fee of $50 per button. Buttons may also be purchased at Reunion Information Centers at the Tsai Family Atrium in Statler Hall on Thursday, 2:00–6:00 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.; or at the Alumni Affairs headquarters at the Carol Tatkon Center, Balch Hall, on Thursday, noon–11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
Cornelliana Night
Bailey Hall
Join former members of the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club in songs celebrating Cornell. Reunion attendance and giving will be recognized. Cornelliana Night will also be live-streamed on a large screen at our satellite location at the David L. Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall.

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