The one ton ice cream sundae. Horsebarn Hill. The greenhouses. Hypnotist James Mapes.
These are all things that are familiar to UConn alumni. This year they will be offered during Alumni Weekend on June 5 and 6.
“Our goal is to offer alumni a taste of what’s new on campus and also some of the familiar things they experienced as students, such as James Mapes, who has performed every spring for years,” said Lisa Lewis, director of the Alumni Association. “We think many of the familiar events will help people remember the days they spent at UConn.”
The two-day event will also include a behind-the-scenes tour of Gampel Pavilion, the Burton Family Football Complex, and the Mark R. Shenkman Training Center; a hands-on demonstration of the Kids are Scientists Too Program, a summer camp for students entering grades five to 10; and a dinner commemorating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the South Campus residence halls.
The reunion will also feature a program honoring Kevin Fahey, who has worked in Student Activities for 30 years and a session with Ron Mallet, professor of physics, who will speak on time travel.
Of particular interest to veterans will be the dedication of the Fort Trumbull room at the Alumni Center commemorating students, soldiers, and sailors who called the Fort Trumbull campus in Groton home, and the unveiling of the “Ultimate Sacrifice Roll of Honor” commemorating UConn students who died in the service of their country.
For a complete list of events, or to register online, go to www.UConnAlumni.com/alumniweekend. Participants may also register by calling the Alumni Association at 860-486-2240. The registration deadline is Friday, May 29.