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2013 Commencement and Alumni/ae Reunion Weekend

2013 Commencement and Alumni/ae Weekend
May 24-26, 2013

Online registration closes Friday night, May 17.
*If you are an Alumni/ae and in need of housing, please call Amy Bergstraesser 845-758-7663 by May 17.

No refunds after May 17.

To view the webcast of the 2012 Commencement, please click HERE.
The link went live at 2:30 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Schedule of 2013 Commencement Weekend Events
(Last updated April 12, 2013.)

The Holiday Inn in Kingston (845-338-0400), and the SuperLodge in Kingston (845-338-4200) are offering special rates. Mention "Bard" when making your reservations. For other area lodging, please click HERE.

Amtrak Shuttle Schedule
(Bard shuttles will only run to Rhinecliff.
No shuttles will meet the MetroNorth trains in Poughkeepsie.)

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
2–9 pm Registration

Bertelsmann Campus Center


Alumni/ae-Student Rugby Games
Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer Complex, north field
Sponsored by the Department of Athletics and Recreation and the Bard St. Stephen's Alumni/ae Association. (weather permitting)

3 pm
Alumnae-Student Women's Rugby Game

4 pm
Alumni-Student Men's Rugby Game

5–9 pm
President's Awards Ceremony and Dinner

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Join fellow Bardians as we honor the exceptional achievements
of Bard alumni/ae and friends and salute reunion classes.
$52 per person. Advance registrations required.


5 pm
Cocktail Reception
Fisher Center Lobby


6:30 pm
Awards Ceremony
Sosnoff Theater

Recipients of 2013 Awards
Bard Medal

Roger Phillips '53

John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science
Nicholas T. Ktistakis '83

Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters
Ashim Ahluwalia '95

John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service
José A. Aponte '73

Mary McCarthy Award
Mona Simpson

The Bardian Award
John B. Ferguson
William Griffith
Jane Hryshko
Jane Terney Korn


7:30 pm
Dinner
Theater Two, Thorne, and Resnick Studios
Reunion classes will be seated together.

9:00 pm
Jazzfest

Blum Hall, Edith C. Blum Institute
Join Malcolm Cecil, Michael Gordon '79, Richard Gordon, Neal Grover '79, Emily Hay '78, Harvey Nosowitz '76, and Markus Pinney '78 for an evening of jazz in memory of Larry McLeod '76 and Frank Carter '79.

9 pm–1 am
Annandale Roadhouse

Kline Commons
The alumni/ae party comes to Kline. Take up your old spot on the wall outside Kline Commons or relax in the space lounge inside. Join astronaut Mark Kelly and friends for Tang cocktails, Bjorncorn, music and pizza under a full moon. Kids are welcome.

9-10pm
Bard-St. Stephen's Alumni/ae Association Diversity Committee/HEOP/BEOP Social
  Faculty Dining Room, Kline Commons
Next door to the Roadhouse is your place to meet up with old friends and learn about what's going on at Bard today.

9:30 pm
Concert

Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Bard College Soloists and Composers in Concert with the American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor. Seating is first come, first served. Registration and tickets are not required.
 
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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013
7:30 am

Walking Tour of Bard Lands with Professor William Maple


Meet on the back lawn of Blithewood.
Includes a boxed continental breakfast.
$6 per person. Advance reservations required.

8:30–10 am
President's Breakfast


President's Garden
Continental breakfast for graduating seniors, their families, faculty, and trustees. Complimentary



Registration
9 am-2:30 pm
5-7 pm

Bertelsmann Campus Center
Blithewood north lawn

9-10 am

Yoga


Instructional Classroom 1, Stevenson Athletic Center
Start your day right with an hour of yoga. Space is limited.

10 am

Senior Project Panel


Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium, Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation
Members of the Class of 2013 present their Senior Projects.

10 am

Tour of the Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Conservatory Building


Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Conservatory Building


A representative of the Bard College Conservatory of Music will lead this tour. Each tour is limited to 20 participants. Advance registration recommended.

10 am–5 pm

BardCorps


Airstream Trailer, Bertelsmann Campus Center
Record an audio history of your time at Bard in a 15-minute interview. Visit the trailer to select an interview time.

11 am–12 pm

Opening and Official Dedication of the Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center
 
Join friends for refreshments at the new Alumni/ae Center. The Jim Fine '68 memorial reception area will be recognized, as will alumni/ae donors throughout the building. Snacks from the original menu of the Red Balloon (a student-run cafe of the late '60s) will be served. An exhibition of "Bard in the 1950s" will be on display in the Alumni/ae Living Room.
 
 
11 am

Tour of the Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Conservatory Building


Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Conservatory Building


A representative of the Bard College Conservatory of Music will lead this tour. Each tour is limited to 20 participants. Advance registration recommended.



11 am–1:30 pm

Brunch


Main Dining Room, Kline Commons
For alumni/ae, graduates, families, and guests
$18 per person, free to children 6 and under

11:30 am–1:30 pm

Graduate Program Lunch


Blithewood north lawn
For Class of 2013 graduates of the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture; Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts; International Center of Photography-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies; Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture; Master of Arts in Teaching Program; Graduate Conducting Program and Vocal Arts Program of The Bard Conservatory of Music.
Complimentary for graduate program graduates, faculty, and staff. $22 per person for friends and family.
(For more information about this event, please contact Marie Balogh.)



Commencement


Academic Procession
Alumni/ae from reunion classes are invited to join the Class of 2013, trustees, and faculty in the academic procession. Academic attire is required and must be ordered by April 15.

1:30 pm

Robing for the Academic Procession


F. W. Olin Humanities Building

2 pm

Formation of the Academic Procession


Annandale Road, south of the Chapel of the Holy Innocents

2:30 pm

Commencement Exercises


Commencement Tent, Seth Goldfine Memorial Field
Celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2013 and the awarding of honorary degrees.

Honorary Degrees
Gabrielle Giffords
Doctor of Humane Letters
Commencement Speaker, with Mark Kelly


Brian Fischer
Doctor of Laws

Jo Handelsman
Doctor of Science

Jonathan Tunick '58
Doctor of Fine Arts
Alumni/ae Honorary Degree

Dennis M. Walcott
Doctor of Humane Letters

Alice Waters
Doctor of Humane Letters

Conferring of Graduate Degrees
Conferring of Bachelor of Arts Degrees



Reception


Kline Commons Terrace



Reunions


Class of 2008, 5th Reunion
Class of 2003, 10th Reunion
Class of 1998, 15th Reunion
Class of 1993, 20th Reunion
Class of 1988, 25th Reunion
Class of 1983, 30th Reunion
Class of 1973, 40th Reunion
Class of 1963, 50th Reunion
Class of 1953, 60th Reunion
All earlier classes

5–6:30 pm

Reunion Reception


Blithewood south lawn
Compliments of the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs

5–8:30 pm

40th, 50th, and 60th Reunion Reception and Dinner


Blithewood foyer
Alumni/ae from the Classes of 1973, 1963, and 1953 are invited to enjoy this special reception and dinner in their honor.
$45 per person. Advance registration required.



Barbecue, Dancing, and Fireworks


Commencement Celebrants: Blithewood north lawn
Alumni/ae: Blithewood south lawn
6:30–8:30 pm

Barbecue


Gather with graduates, alumni/ae, family and friends.
$22 per adult, $12 per child ages 7-12, free to children 6 and under.† Advance reservations recommended.


†During the weekend, onsite tickets will be $28 per adult and $15 per child 7-12; however, we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available on the day of the event. There is no charge for children 6 and under. Advanced reservations recommended.

7:30–11:30pm

Dance to live music

Approx. 9 pm

Fireworks

9 pm

Jazzfest


Blum Hall, Edith C. Blum Institute
Join Malcolm Cecil, Michael Gordon '79, Richard Gordon, Neal Grover '79, Emily Hay '78, Harvey Nosowitz '76, and Markus Pinney '78 for an evening of jazz in memory of Larry McLeod '76 and Frank Carter '79.
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  • SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
    9–10 am
    Yoga

    Instructional Classroom 1, Stevenson Athletic Center
    Start your day right with an hour of yoga. Space is limited.

    9:30–10:30 am
    Alumni/ae Memorial Service

    Chapel of the Holy Innocents
    In honor of alumni/ae, faculty, and special friends of the College who died during the past year. Officiants: Bard College Chaplaincy.

    10:30 am–
    12:30 pm
    Alumni/ae Brunch

    Kline Commons
    Join President Leon Botstein, Dean of the College Michele D. Dominy, and Board of Governors President Michelle Dunn Marsh '95 for a discussion on the state of the College.
    $20 per person in advance; $25 if purchased after the pre-registration deadline, if space is available. Advance registration recommended.

    11 am–1 pm
    BardCorps
      Airstream Trailer, Bertelsmann Campus Center
    Record an audio history of your time at Bard in a 15-minute interview. Visit the trailer to select an interview time.

    12:30 pm
    Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Bard-St. Stephen's Alumni/ae Association

    Faculty Dining Room in Kline Commons
    Alumni/ae interested in volunteering for alumni/ae committees and programs are cordially invited to attend.
     

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    WEEKEND HOURS

    Bertelsmann Campus Center
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    8 am–11 pm
    8 am–9 pm
    8 am–5 pm


    Down the Road Cafe, Bertelsmann Campus Center
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    8 am–5 pm, and 8 pm–midnight
    8 am–6 pm
    8 am–3 pm

      Bard College Bookstore
    Friday
    Saturday
    9 am–6 pm
    10 am–6 pm

      CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art
    Saturday
    Sunday
    10 am–6 pm
    10 am–5 pm
    CCS presents Monogamy, a major exhibition by Gerard Byrne and Sarah Pierce, curated by Tirdad Zolghadr.

    Blithewood Mansion, Levy Economics Institute
    Saturday
    11 am–2 pm
    View the exhibit Memory and History: The Legacy of Alfred Spitzer and Edith Neumann

      Poster Display
    Friday/Saturday
    8 am–7 pm
    Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation
    Come see the poster display along the lobby wall of the work of students from the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing, including the Class of 2013.

      Richard B. Fisher and Emily H. Fisher Studio Art Building
    Saturday
    Sunday
    10 am–5 pm
    10 am–2 pm

      Stevenson Gymnasium
    Friday
    Saturday/Sunday
    7:30 am–10:30 pm
    8:30 am to 9:00 pm
    Facilities include pool, weight/fitness room, squash courts, basketball court, and outside tennis courts. Groomed walking and running trails are also available.


    Stevenson Library
    Friday
    Saturday/Sunday
    9 am–5 pm
    10 am–2 pm
     

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    Office of Special Events
    Bard College
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