Your UChicago Alumni Weekend 2015 itinerary.

Your UChicago Alumni Weekend 2015 itinerary.

Found 146 events.
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    8:00AM9:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Exhibition | Celebrating 40 Years of Dedication and Excellence: Barbara Schubert and the University Symphony Orchestra

    Goodspeed Hall, Fourth Floor, 1010 E. 59th St.

    The Department of Music celebrates accomplished director and conductor Barbara Schubert’s 40th anniversary with an exhibition marking the importance of her work and her commitment to the University. The exhibition includes audio recordings, interview excerpts, photographs, and other materials.

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    8:00AM10:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Exhibition | UChicago Alumni Art

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    UChicago alumni are well represented across the arts. Make sure you visit the Logan Center for a special exhibition featuring alumni artworks. You can also catch a preview of the exhibition on digital screens located on the Main Quad.

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    9:00AM9:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Exhibition | And No One Fish in the Middle

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery, 915 E. 60th St.

    The University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts and Logan Center Exhibitions present the 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition featuring works by Joshua Backus, Brit Barton, Elisabeth Hogeman, Jayson Kellogg, Devin Mays, Gabriel Moreno, Anna Showers-Cruser, and Morganne Wakefield.

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    10:00AM1:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Phoenix Society Tent

    Main Quad, Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    Visit the Phoenix Society Tent on the Quad. Learn about gift planning and try your hand at trivia, games, and creative activities focused on the arts.

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    10:00AM6:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Registration and Hospitality on the Quad

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    The Registration Tent is your first stop on campus. Pick up your name tag, which is your entrance ticket to Alumni Weekend activities; recharge with a quick snack or refreshment in the hospitality area; and collect your University giveaways.

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    10:30AM12:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Campus Walking Tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    Join this walking tour of the University’s architectural history guided by a Chicago Architecture Foundation docent and explore the changing campus landscape. Styles including Gothic, modernist, and contemporary will be discussed, from the early buildings to the newest construction.

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    11:00AM12:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    This Isn’t the Library I Remember: Tours of Regenstein and Mansueto Libraries

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.

    The library remains at the center of campus life, despite vast changes in how we access information. Tour Regenstein’s renovated spaces and visit the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library for a behind-the-scenes tour of its innovative robotic storage and retrieval system to learn how the libraries have adapted.

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    1:00PM2:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    UnCommon Core | Murder Most Foul: Hamlet through the Ages

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    David Bevington, Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Department of English Language and Literature

    Hamlet is a profoundly Christian young man. He knows that his religion counsels against suicide in all circumstances. The agony he experiences over his father’s apparent murder troubles him greatly in matters of faith: How is he to proceed with his father’s command to revenge the murder? Can the ghost he encounters be a demon masquerading as his dead father? How is he to act? The one blow he strikes in an attempt to kill his uncle turns out to have been a serious mistake. Is heaven at work in using him for its purposes? Where does he go from here? And how does his providential view of his choices and his eventual fate compare with that of his dearest friend, Horatio?

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    1:00PM2:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    William Eckhardt Research Center Tour

    William Eckhardt Research Center, 5640 S. Ellis Ave.

    Explore one of the University’s newest buildings, the William Eckhardt Research Center. Designed for scientific innovation and collaboration, the center houses the University’s globally recognized Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, as well as the Institute for Molecular Engineering and the state-of-the-art Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.

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    1:00PM2:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    This Isn’t the Library I Remember: Tours of Regenstein and Mansueto Libraries

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.

    The library remains at the center of campus life, despite vast changes in how we access information. Tour Regenstein’s renovated spaces and visit the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library for a behind-the-scenes tour of its innovative robotic storage and retrieval system to learn how the libraries have adapted.

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    2:00PM4:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    2–3 p.m. Information session
    3–4 p.m. Campus walking tour

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

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    2:30PM3:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    UnCommon Core | Intersections

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Jessica Stockholder, Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor and Chair, Department of Visual Arts

    Jessica Stockholder will speak about her most recent work—which is installed at an intersection—and is also resonant with intersections metaphorically. She will share images of the work and speak about the process of making it and how we understand it to be meaningful.

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    2:30PM3:30PM
    Thursday, June 2
    From Spaces to Places: Public Art Walking Tour

    Edward H. Levi Hall, Quad Breezeway, 5801 S. Ellis Ave.

    Public art on campus is a fascinating, spontaneous experience, with some sculptures boldly claiming open spaces and others tucked unexpectedly between buildings. This one-hour tour covers a small sample of the stunning works that have helped shape UChicago’s intellectual and cultural life for decades.

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    3:30PM4:30PM
    Thursday, June 2
    UnCommon Core | Provenance: The Artist’s Hand, the Scientist’s Gaze

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Melina Blees, Postdoctoral Scholar, STAGE @ Institute for Molecular Engineering
    Nancy Kawalek, Professor and Distinguished Fellow in the Arts, Science, and Technology, Institute for Molecular Engineering
    Anne Leonard, Curator and Associate Director of Academic Initiatives, Smart Museum of Art

    Works of art pose many questions that neither art nor science alone can answer. This lively discussion will explore the sleuthing, the drama, the politics, and the science behind determining the attribution and authenticity of paintings.

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    5:00PM6:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Tour

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    The arts are thriving across campus like never before, and the Logan Center for the Arts is at the center of it all. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible facility and get a view of campus like you’ve never seen before.

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    5:00PM6:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Smart Museum Guided Tour

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Smart Museum’s permanent collection and its special exhibition Monster Roster, which features the psychologically charged works of Chicago’s first visual arts movement. Space is limited; registration required. Vist the Smart Museum’s website to register.

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    6:00PM7:30PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Robert H. Kirschner, M.D., Memorial Human Rights Lecture: A Conversation with Gordon Quinn, AB’65

    Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.

    This year’s Kirschner Memorial Lecture will feature Gordon Quinn, AB’65, founder and creative director of Kartemquin Films. Founded in 1966 by three University of Chicago graduates, Kartemquin films is a not-for-profit documentary production collective best known for producing socially impactful works such as Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, and the Roger Ebert, EX’70, biopic Life Itself. Kartemquin films is celebrating its 50th year in 2016. Reception to follow in Hutchinson Commons.

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    6:00PM9:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Discussion | Genuine? Attributed? Appropriated? Fake? Authenticity in Art and the Law

    Baker & McKenzie, Suite 5000, 300 E. Randolph St.

    Join William Landes, Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Law and Economics, and Anthony Hirschel, former Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art, in a conversation about the concept of authenticity in art as well as the legal and philosophical issues surrounding it.

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    7:00PM8:30PM
    Thursday, June 2
    A Celebration of Leaders in Philanthropy

    Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St.

    Invitation only.

    This annual event showcases the impact of philanthropy across the University through exhibits featuring students, faculty, and, in some cases, live experiments. This is an invitation-only event.

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    7:30PM9:30PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Class of 1971 | 45th Reunion Dessert Reception

    Mass Residence, Address will be provided upon registration

    Join your classmates at the home of classmate Daniel Mass, AB’71, MD’75, for drinks and dessert to kick off Alumni Weekend. For details or to RSVP, contact Alex Field at alfield@uchicago.edu or 773.702.2762.

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    8:00PM10:00PM
    Thursday, June 2
    Young Alumni Happy Hour

    Rockit Bar and Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St.

    Self-host cash bar.

    Join the Classes of 2007–15 in River North for a casual happy hour. Enjoy this opportunity to catch up with classmates and make new friends.

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    8:00AM9:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Exhibition | Celebrating 40 Years of Dedication and Excellence: Barbara Schubert and the University Symphony Orchestra

    Goodspeed Hall, Fourth Floor, 1010 E. 59th St.

    The Department of Music celebrates accomplished director and conductor Barbara Schubert’s 40th anniversary with an exhibition marking the importance of her work and her commitment to the University. The exhibition includes audio recordings, interview excerpts, photographs, and other materials.

  • General
    8:00AM10:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Registration and Hospitality on the Quad

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    The Registration Tent is your first stop on campus. Pick up your name tag, which is your entrance ticket to Alumni Weekend activities; recharge with a quick snack or refreshment in the hospitality area; and collect your University giveaways.

  • General
    8:00AM10:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Exhibition | UChicago Alumni Art

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    UChicago alumni are well represented across the arts. Make sure you visit the Logan Center for a special exhibition featuring alumni artworks. You can also catch a preview of the exhibit on digital screens located on the Main Quad.

  • General
    9:00AM11:00AM
    Friday, June 3
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    2–3 p.m. Information session
    3–4 p.m. Campus walking tour

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

  • General
    9:00AM9:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Exhibition | And No One Fish in the Middle

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery, 915 E. 60th St.

    The University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts and Logan Center Exhibitions present the 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition featuring works by Joshua Backus, Brit Barton, Elisabeth Hogeman, Jayson Kellogg, Devin Mays, Gabriel Moreno, Anna Showers-Cruser, and Morganne Wakefield.

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    10:00AM11:00AM
    Friday, June 3
    UnCommon Core | Software and Hardware Systems Research Toward Practical Quantum Computing

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Fred Chong, Seymour Goodman Professor of Computer Architecture, Department of Computer Science

    Recent announcements by IBM, Google, Intel, and D-Wave reflect a growing interest in quantum computation. More than ever, computer scientists have the opportunity to help accelerate the evolution of quantum technologies toward practical large-scale systems. In this talk, computer architecture professor Fred Chong will present a basic tutorial of quantum computation, some lessons learned in his research, and future directions in the design of architectures and software for scalable quantum computation.

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    10:00AM11:00AM
    Friday, June 3
    From Spaces to Places: Public Art Walking Tour

    Edward H. Levi Hall, Quad Breezeway, 5801 S. Ellis Ave.

    Public art on campus is a fascinating, spontaneous experience, with some sculptures boldly claiming open spaces and others tucked unexpectedly between buildings. This one-hour tour covers a small sample of the stunning works that have helped shape UChicago’s intellectual and cultural life for decades.

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    10:00AM12:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Outdoor Egyptian Chalk Mural

    Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

    One. Big. Egyptian. Mural. Find out how those amazing Egyptian murals were made by helping us create a giant mural using the art “rules” of ancient Egypt that make their style so iconic. This program will be moved indoors and onto paper in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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    11:00AM3:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Chicago Innovation Exchange Tour

    Chicago Innovation Exchange, Second Floor, 1452 E. 53rd St.

    The Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) is the University’s new home for innovation. This 34,000-square-foot facility is home to 20 start-ups. It also offers coworking space for students, faculty, and local entrepreneurs and boasts a fabrication lab with 3-D printers and other prototyping equipment. Tours start on the hour.

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    11:00AM1:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Urban Education Institute Tour of UChicago Charter School Woodlawn Campus

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    Admission to this event is not included in either pass option. If you did not purchase a ticket when you registered online, a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase in the Registration Tent.

    UChicago Charter School envelops students in a culture of high academic achievement, with explicit attention to issues of race, class, culture, and gender that affect urban schooling. Experience these innovative programs firsthand through a guided tour of the Woodlawn campus. Meet in the Registration Tent. The bus will depart at 11 a.m., and lunch will be provided.

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    11:30AM12:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    UnCommon Core | A Century of Higher Learning: The University and Its Histories

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History; Dean of the College

    Since the presidency of William Rainey Harper, the University of Chicago has cultivated a powerful and distinct identity marked by intellectual rigor, merit, and free debate. In this talk, based on his recently published book, The University of Chicago: A History (University of Chicago Press), College dean John Boyer shows that this identity is profoundly interwoven with the University’s history—a history that is unique in the annals of American higher education.

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    12:00PM2:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Doc Films Alumni Reunion

    Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Calling all former Doc Films volunteers, programmers, and megafans. Join us and reminisce over 80 years of Doc Films history. Founded in 1932, Doc Films is excited to have you for a film buff lunch. According to the Museum of Modern Art, Doc is the longest continuously running student film society in the nation.

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    12:00PM5:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality Graduate Fellows Reunion and Symposium

    Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, 5733 S. University Ave.

    Enjoy a reunion of former fellows to commemorate the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality’s 20th anniversary. Former fellows will lead panels on the history of the center and the research and accomplishments of former fellows. All are welcome to participate in the discussion. Details and schedule updates available at gendersexuality.uchicago.edu.

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    1:00PM2:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    UnCommon Conversation | The State of the Arts

    Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Bill Brown, Deputy Provost for the Arts
    Bill Michel, AB’92, MBA’08, University Arts Advisor; Executive Director, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

    Building on the extraordinary steps that have been taken in developing the arts on campus, the University is now envisioning a future that will expand the many ways in which artistic practice can inspire creative intelligence across all fields. Hear from deputy provost for the arts Bill Brown; University arts advisor Bill Michel AB’92, MBA’08; and a few of their colleagues on the impact UChicago Arts is having on campus, throughout Chicago, and beyond.

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    1:00PM2:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Dedication of Marion Talbot Foyer in Ida Noyes Hall with Dean John W. Boyer and Former President Hanna Holborn Gray

    Ida Noyes Hall, Lobby, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Join dean of the College John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, and former University president and professor emeritus Hanna Holborn Gray as they dedicate the Ida Noyes Hall foyer in tribute to the lasting impact of Marion Talbot’s work at UChicago. Talbot, dean of women and professor at the University between 1895 and 1925, was a well-known advocate for gender equality in higher education and an important figure on campus and in the broader field of education in the 20th century. Gray will share excerpts from her book More Than Lore: Reminiscences of Marion Talbot (University of Chicago Press, 2015) during the dedication. Refreshments will be served.

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    1:00PM2:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Neubauer Collegium Exhibitions Tour with Curator Jacob Proctor

    Neubauer Collegium, 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    Join Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society curator Jacob Proctor for a gallery tour of Glasgow-based artist Luke Fowler’s new works in film and photography. Fowler’s work has been known to question the limits and conventions of documentary form. The exhibition features a newly completed cinematic portrait of New York school composer Christian Wolff.

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    1:00PM2:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    Campus Walking Tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    Join this walking tour of the University’s architectural history guided by a Chicago Architecture Foundation docent and explore the changing campus landscape. Styles including Gothic, modernist, and contemporary will be discussed, from the early buildings to the newest construction.

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    1:00PM3:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Guided House and Hall Tours

    Throughout Campus

    Current students will provide guided tours through UChicago’s houses and halls. The buildings’ common spaces and house lounges will be viewable; however, student rooms are not accessible during this time. A list of participating halls and houses will be available in the Registration Tent on the Main Quad.

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    1:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Baderbräu Beer Garden

    Main Quad, 58th St. and University Ave.

    Relax and enjoy a spring afternoon with friends and family—and a cold drink—at the Baderbräu Beer Garden, featuring an assortment of local brews and enticing fare. The Alumni Association thanks Baderbräu founder and principal Robert Sama, AB’93, for his generous sponsorship of the Baderbräu Beer Garden.

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    1:30PM2:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    William Eckhardt Research Center Tour

    William Eckhardt Research Center, 5640 S. Ellis Ave.

    Explore one of the University’s newest buildings, the William Eckhardt Research Center. Designed for scientific innovation and collaboration, the center houses the University’s globally recognized Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, as well as the Institute for Molecular Engineering and the state-of-the-art Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.

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    2:00PM2:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    UnCommon Core | The Art of Public Speaking

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Sian Beilock, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives; Stella M. Rowley Professor, Department of Psychology

    What happens in our brain and body when we speak in front of others and experience performance anxiety? What are we doing differently when everything clicks into place? And what specific techniques should we use to ensure our best performance when it matters most? In an energetic tour of the latest neuroscience, psychology professor Sian Beilock explains why we blunder when all eyes are on us and—more importantly—what we can do to ensure that we put our best foot forward when the pressure is on.

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    2:00PM3:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Discussion | Debating the Merits of the Economic Policies of the Presidential Candidates

    Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 146, 1160 E. 58th St.

    Join John List, chair of the Department of Economics, as he moderates this discussion and asks his colleagues about the viability of the presidential candidates’ economic platforms. How much do presidents actually impact the economy? Which party’s policies are actually better for domestic growth? Find out the answers to these and other immediately relevant questions from UChicago economists.

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    2:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Sketching in the Galleries

    Oriental Institute, Lobby, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Join us for a foray into the past and explore the world-renowned collection of the Oriental Institute Museum during a 30-minute workshop. Hone your sketching skills while developing a new appreciation for art and artifacts created thousands of years ago, all under the guidance of professional artists Ryan M. Pfeiffer and Rebecca Walz.

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    2:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    2–3 p.m. Information session
    3–4 p.m. Campus walking tour

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

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    2:30PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Campus Gardens Tour

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    Explore the campus botanic garden with University landscape architect Richard C. Bumstead. Visit old garden favorites like Botany Pond and Hull Court as well as some of the newest additions at the Law School and in the Swift Hall Cloister. Come see why UChicago is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

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    2:30PM5:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    Open House | Explore 125 Years of Big Ideas in the Social Sciences

    Social Sciences Research Building, Lobby and Tea Room, 1126 E. 59th St.

    For over a century, the University’s social scientists have made groundbreaking advancements in their fields and shaped their disciplines. During this open house, view our timeline exhibit to learn more about this rich intellectual history and evolution. Light refreshments provided.

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    2:30PM3:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    UnCommon Conversation | Arts, Science, and Culture Initiative

    Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Julie Marie Lemon, MLA’07, Program Director and Curator of the Arts, Science, and Culture Initiative

    The Arts, Science, and Culture Graduate Collaboration Grants encourage independent transdisciplinary research between students in the arts, social sciences, and sciences. Each group consists of two or more graduate students, with at least one in the arts and one in either science or the social sciences, who work together over the course of a year to investigate a subject from the perspectives offered by their respective disciplines. Funding for the Arts, Science, and Culture Graduate Collaboration Grants comes from the Office of the Provost and the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.

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    3:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    UnCommon Core | Title to Come

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Philip V. Bohlman, Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Music; Associate Faculty, Divinity School

    More information about the program to come.

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    3:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Campus North Residential Commons Hard Hat Tour

    Smart Museum, Lobby, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Opening in fall 2016, Campus North Residential Commons will house 800 undergraduates. Designed by the renowned Chicago firm Studio Gang Architects, it will create a new entrance from Hyde Park into the north end of campus and feature on-site retail, two large classrooms, and the Frank and Laura Baker Dining Commons. Because the residential commons is an active construction site, all tour participants must be 18 or older on the day of the tour and wear flat, hard-sole, closed-toe shoes. Required safety equipment (hard hat, gloves, vest, and protective eyewear) will be provided at the beginning of the tour. Late entry to and early departure from the tour will not be permitted. In addition, as an active construction site, Campus North is not yet universally accessible; however, it will be upon completion of construction in fall 2016. For more information about Campus North’s planned accommodations, please contact College Housing at collegehousing@uchicago.edu.

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    3:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Tour

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    The arts are thriving across campus like never before, and the Logan Center for the Arts is at the center of it all. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible facility and get a view of campus like you’ve never seen before.

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    3:00PM4:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    This Isn’t the Library I Remember: Tours of Regenstein and Mansueto Libraries

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.

    The library remains at the center of campus life, despite vast changes in how we access information. Tour Regenstein’s renovated spaces and visit the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library for a behind-the-scenes tour of its innovative robotic storage and retrieval system to learn how the libraries have adapted.

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    3:00PM4:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    Undergraduate Student Poster Session and Economics Reception

    Saieh Hall for Economics, Annex Lobby, 1160 E. 58th St.

    Following the Department of Economics panel discussion, join us for this forum for the top undergraduate students to inform alumni about the renewal taking place in the Department of Economics. Learn about life in the classroom and the new approach to teaching economics undergrads from the students themselves. Following the poster presentations, mingle with faculty and students of the department to hear about and discuss their current research.

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    4:00PM4:45PM
    Friday, June 3
    Discussion | Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes, LAB’79

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery, 1100 E. 57th St.

    Curator Ashley Gosselar will introduce alumni to this Special Collections Research Center exhibition, which traces the evolution of cartoonist Daniel Clowes’s (LAB’79) artistic process from conception to production to publication.

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    4:00PM5:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    UnCommon Conversation | From Hyde Park to Halo and Beyond: The Future of Video Game Development

    Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Alex Seropian, SB’91, Founder and CEO, Industrial Toys
    Patrick Jagoda, Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature; Cofounder, Game Changer Chicago Design Lab

    UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media (UCIJAM), in partnership with the newly formed student organization UChicago Game Design, presents a conversation with visionary video game developer Alex Seropian. As cofounder of Bungie Software, Seropian is best known as the developer of the blockbuster Halo video game series. In 2004 he started Wideload Games, acquired by Disney in2009, making him vice president of Disney Interactive Studios. In 2012 he left Disney to start Industrial Toys, a company focused on mobile games. Patrick Jagoda is a leading scholar of digital storytelling, game theory, and design.

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    4:00PM5:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    UChicago Hillel: Israel on Campus Conversation

    Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 S. Woodlawn Ave

    Please join political science professor Charles Lipson, codirector of the Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security (PIPES), and student leaders for an honest discussion about Israel on campus at UChicago. Open to all alumni.

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    4:00PM5:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    From Spaces to Places: Public Art Walking Tour

    Edward H. Levi Hall, Quad Breezeway, 5801 S. Ellis Ave.

    Public art on campus is a fascinating, spontaneous experience, with some sculptures boldly claiming open spaces and others tucked unexpectedly between buildings. This one-hour tour covers a small sample of the stunning works that have helped shape UChicago’s intellectual and cultural life for decades.

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    4:00PM5:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    Sherry and Croquet

    Main Quad, 58th St. and University Ave.

    The Friday afternoon sherry hour, where students and faculty spent time making introductions, mingling while sipping drinks, and talking about books and events of the day, is a long-standing University tradition. Enjoy a refreshed version of this event and celebrate the University’s many cherished traditions with sherry on the Main Quad and a game of croquet in the shade.

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    4:00PM5:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    Discussion | Meiji Print Albums with Professor Chelsea Foxwell

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Art history professor Chelsea Foxwell will lead an intimate discussion of Meiji print albums. Afterward enjoy a reception in the Smart’s lobby featuring Jessica Stockholder’s site-specific installation Rose’s Inclination. Space is limited; registration required. Vist the Smart Museum’s website to register.

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    4:00PM6:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Fire Escape Films’ 20th Anniversary Celebration Panel Discussion and Reception

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Room 801, 915 E. 60th St.

    4–5 p.m. Panel discussion
    5–6 p.m. Reception in Café Logan

    Join us for a panel discussion and reception celebrating two decades of Fire Escape Films. For 20 years Fire Escape has been dedicated to being a resource for students interested in making films, providing its members with free access to an extensive inventory of filmmaking equipment, workshops, seminars, master classes, and professional development opportunities.

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    5:00PM8:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Alumni Emeriti Dinner

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Ninth-Floor Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not included in either pass option.

    5:00–6:00 p.m. Reception
    6:00–8:00 p.m. Dinner

    Join us for the Alumni Emeriti celebration, where alumni will enjoy a cocktail reception, a seated dinner, and an engaging discussion facilitated by distinguished faculty members about their research. Dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, will also extend a welcome and say a few words on behalf of the College. Complimentary self-parking will be available in the Wells Lot on E. 60th St. at S. Drexel Ave. A group photo will be taken. Don’t miss the after-party in the Quad Club lounge from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

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    5:00PM6:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Tour

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    The arts are thriving across campus like never before, and the Logan Center for the Arts is at the center of it all. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible facility and get a view of campus like you’ve never seen before.

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    5:00PM6:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    UChicago Hillel Alumni Open House and Reception

    Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 S. Woodlawn Ave

    Alumni and their families are invited to enjoy wine, cheese, and a tour of our beautiful Newberger Hillel Center. Share your memories of Jewish life on campus, and meet staff and student leaders of UChicago Hillel. Open to all alumni.

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    6:00PM8:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    University of Chicago Association of Black Alumni Happy Hour

    Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    Join the University of Chicago Association of Black Alumni as it hosts a networking reception, featuring current black faculty and staff. Beer, wine, and appetizers will be served.

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    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 1986 | 30th Reunion Celebration

    Ida Noyes Hall, Library and Lounge, 1212 E. 59th St.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not included in either pass option.

    This year’s festivities include a reception and food stations; remarks by Urban Education Institute director Sara Ray Stoelinga, AB’95, AM’01, PhD’04, and a UChicago Charter School alumna; a special appearance by College dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75; and a few other surprises. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. A class photo will be taken. Don’t miss the after-party in the Quad Club lounge from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

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    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 1981 | 35th Reunion Celebration

    Ida Noyes Hall, Third-Floor Theater, 1212 E. 59th St.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not included in either pass option.

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 35th Reunion. The evening of festivities will include a cocktail reception, food stations, and a special visit from College dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75. A class photo will be taken at the event and complimentary valet parking will be provided. Don’t miss the after-party in the Quad Club lounge from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

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    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 1976 | 40th Reunion Celebration

    Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 E. 59th St.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not included in either pass option.

    Join the class of 1976 to celebrate your 40th Reunion with an evening of festivities including a cocktail reception and food stations, featuring an engaging speaker and classmate, David Axelrod, AB’76. A class photo will be taken at the event and complimentary valet parking will be provided. Don’t miss the after-party at the Quad Club lounge from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

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    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 1971 | 45th Reunion Celebration

    Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not included in either pass option.

    6:00–7:00 p.m. Reception
    7:00–9:00 p.m. Dinner

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 45th Reunion. The evening will include a cocktail reception and seated dinner, featuring a special appearance by College dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75. A class photo will be taken. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Don’t miss the after-party in the Quad Club lounge from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

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    6:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 1966 | 50th Reunion Celebration

    Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not included in either pass option.

    6:00–7:00 p.m. Reception
    7:00–9:00 p.m. Dinner

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 50th Reunion. The evening will include a cocktail reception and seated dinner, featuring a special appearance by College dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75. A class photo will be taken. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Don’t miss the after-party in the Quad Club lounge from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

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    6:30PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    UChicago Hillel Shabbat Services and Dinner

    Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    6:30–7:30 p.m. Services
    7:30–9:00 p.m. Dinner

    Alumni and their families are invited to join student-led services welcoming in the Sabbath. Traditional, egalitarian, and reform services will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Stay for Shabbat dinner following services at 7:30 p.m. Vegetarian (vegan) and gluten-free options will be available. Reservations requested by May 31 at hillel@uchicago.edu.

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    7:00PM9:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Off-Off Campus Improv Open Mic

    The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St.

    Closed event for all generations of Off-Off Campus, current and alum, to honor the legacy of improv and sketch comedy at the University of Chicago.

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    7:00PM10:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 1996 | 20th Reunion Celebration

    Gordon Center for Integrative Science, Atrium, 929 E. 57th St.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not include in either pass option.

    Join your classmates and reminisce about the good times in the College at your 20th Reunion celebration. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a variety of food stations, and a special appearance by College dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75. A class photo will be taken at the event. Complimentary self-parking will be available in the Campus North Parking garage at 5505 S. Ellis Ave. Don’t miss the after-party at the Pub from 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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    7:30PM10:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 2011 | 5th Reunion, Class of 2015 | 1st Reunion, Classes of 2007–10 and 2012–14 | Young Alumni Celebration

    Main Quad, Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not included in either pass option.

    Join us for our inaugural Young Alumni Celebration on the Quad. This event brings together alumni celebrating their 1st and 5th Reunions with other young alumni from non-reunion graduation years (Classes of 2007–10 and 2012–14). Enjoy a variety of cuisines from some of Chicago’s most popular food trucks, and relive your college days during the after-party at the Pub from 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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    7:30PM10:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 2006 | 10th Reunion Celebration

    Smart Museum of Art, Lobby, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not included in either pass option.

    Join your classmates to celebrate your 10th Reunion. The evening of festivities will include a cocktail reception and food stations. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with old classmates and meet new friends from the Class of 2006. A class photo will be taken at the event, and College dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, will make a special appearance. Complimentary self-parking will be available in the Campus North Parking garage at 5505 S. Ellis Ave. Don’t miss the after-party at the Pub from 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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    7:30PM10:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 2001 | 15th Reunion Celebration

    Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not include in either pass option.

    Join your classmates and reminisce about the good times in the College at your 15th Reunion celebration. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a variety of food stations, and a special appearance by College dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75. A class photo will be taken at the event. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Don’t miss the after-party at the Pub from 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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    7:30PM10:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 1991 | 25th Reunion Celebration

    William Eckhardt Research Center, 5640 S. Ellis Ave.

    This event requires the purchase of a separate ticket and is not included in either pass option.

    The 25th reunion will take place in the lobby of the brand-new William Eckhardt Research Center. Alumni are encouraged to let loose and reminisce over drinks, live music, and food stations including Harold’s Chicken. College dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, will make a special appearance. A class photo will be taken. Complimentary self-parking will be available in the Campus North Parking garage at 5505 S. Ellis Avenue. Don’t miss the after-party at Jimmy’s from 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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    8:00PM10:00PM
    Friday, June 3
    Voices in Your Head: A Cappella Spring Show

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St.

    Admission to this event is not included in either pass option. If you did not purchase a ticket when you registered online, you can purchase a ticket at the door.

    Join Voices in Your Head for an exhilarating evening of songs that cover an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, rock, and alternative music. Featuring their award-winning competition set from the 2015 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella and talented guest performers, this show is for a cappella fans everywhere. Advance prices: $10 general admission, $7 student with UChicago ID. Door prices: $12 general admission, $10 student with UChicago ID.

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    8:00PM10:30PM
    Friday, June 3
    The University Symphony Orchestra Honors Music Director and Conductor Barbara Schubert

    Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.

    8:00–9:15 p.m. Concert
    9:15–10:30 p.m. Reception

    The tribute concert program features a world premiere of an original new work commissioned in Barbara Schubert’s honor: Catálogo Fantástico by Ricardo Lorenz, PhD’99. The orchestra will also perform Shostakovich’s spirited Festive Overture and Ravel’s luxurious Daphnis et Chloé (Symphonie choregraphique), 2me Suite. A reception will follow in Hutchinson Commons and the McCormick Tribune Lounge.

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    9:30PM12:00AM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 1986 and Earlier | Reunion After-Party

    Quadrangle Club, Lounge, 1155 E. 57th St.

    Self-host cash bar.

    Join fellow alumni from the Class of 1986, Class of 1981, Class of 1976, Class of 1971, Class of 1966, as well as Alumni Emeriti, for a casual after-party at the Quad Club. Please note that the Alumni Weekend campus shuttle ends at 11 p.m. and the hotel shuttle ends at 1 a.m.

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    10:30PM1:00AM
    Friday, June 3
    Young Alumni Celebration After-Party

    Ida Noyes Hall, The Pub, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Self-host cash bar.

    Join fellow alumni from the Class of 1996 through the Class of 2015 for a casual after-party at the Pub. Please note that the Alumni Weekend campus shuttle ends at 11 p.m. and the hotel shuttle ends at 1 a.m.

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    10:30PM1:00AM
    Friday, June 3
    Class of 1991 | 25th Reunion After-Party

    Woodlawn Tap (aka Jimmy’s), 1172 E. 55th St.

    Self-host cash bar.

    Join your fellow alumni for a casual after-party at Jimmy’s. Please note that the Alumni Weekend campus shuttle ends at 11 p.m. and the hotel shuttle ends at 1 a.m.

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    8:00AM6:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Registration and Hospitality on the Quad

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    The Registration Tent is your first stop on campus. Pick up your name tag, which is your entrance ticket to Alumni Weekend activities; recharge with a quick snack or refreshment in the hospitality area; and collect your University giveaways.

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    8:00AM10:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    UChicago Alumni Art

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    UChicago alumni are well represented across the arts. Make sure you visit the Logan Center for a special exhibition featuring alumni artworks. You can also catch a preview of the exhibit on digital screens located on the Main Quad.

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    8:30AM10:30AM
    Saturday, June 4
    Chicago Youth Philanthropy Group Alumni Weekend 5K Fun Run

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    This event requires separate registration and is not included in either pass option. Advance registration is encouraged, but limited registrations will be taken the day of the event. Join us for a 5K Fun Run in support of Chicago Youth Philanthropy Group. The CYPG is a student-run nonprofit that empowers Chicago’s youth to become student-leaders and improve their communities by replicating the foundation process in a yearlong academic program in Chicago high schools. For more information, contact Pradeep Sreekumar, Class of 2016, at pradeeps@uchicago.edu. Following the race, all participants will have free access to the Ratner Athletics Center’s showers and locker rooms. Advanced Registration is requested for $10. Register online.

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    9:00AM10:30AM
    Saturday, June 4
    Careers in the Arts Networking Breakfast for Students and Alumni

    Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St.

    From film to theater, music to literature, UChicago graduates make their careers across a wide-range of artistic endeavors. This breakfast will offer current students an occasion to gain insight into a variety of arts and art-related careers with UChicago alumni.

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    9:00AM11:00AM
    Saturday, June 4
    Class of 1991 | 25th Reunion Brunch

    Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Cherry Circle Room, 12 S. Michigan Ave.

    Admission to this event is not included in either pass option. If you did not purchase a ticket when you registered online, a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase in the Registration Tent.

    Join your classmates and their families at the stunningly restored Cherry Circle Room for an elegant brunch. The restaurant is located in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel and is across the street from the Millennium and Maggie Daley Parks for family fun. 

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    9:00AM11:00AM
    Saturday, June 4
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    2–3 p.m. Information session
    3–4 p.m. Campus walking tour

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

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    9:00AM12:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Artscape to Washington Park

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    The Arts Incubator at 301 E. Garfield Blvd. in Washington Park will host a series of tours and programs in collaboration with the Class of 1986. The first-floor gallery space and second-floor exhibition space will both be featuring exhibitions by local artists. Visit the café for coffee and a snack before heading next door to Bing Art Books to view a film screening hosted by Black Cinema House. Other activities will be happening in and around the Arts Incubator all morning. Please stop by and visit with artists and fellow alumni and experience this innovative cultural space in Washington Park. A shuttle will be provided to and from the Main Quad, leaving approximately every 30 minutes. 

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    10:00AM11:00AM
    Saturday, June 4
    Exhibition | And No One Fish in the Middle

    William Eckhardt Research Center, 5640 S. Ellis Ave.

    Explore one of the University’s newest buildings, the William Eckhardt Research Center. Designed for scientific innovation and collaboration, the center houses the University’s globally recognized Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, as well as the Institute for Molecular Engineering and the state-of-the-art Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.

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    10:00AM11:30AM
    Saturday, June 4
    Class of 1966 | 50th Reunion Campus Architecture Walking Tour 1

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. at University Ave.

    Join classmates for this campus tour led by a Chicago Architecture Foundation docent, which will include a brief history of the University and a discussion of architectural styles, from Gothic to modernist. The tour starts with early buildings and then looks at newer ones, as well as the changed campus landscape. Docents may choose different routes depending on traffic and crowds, or specific interests.

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    10:00AM12:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Generation Next Economics Panel Discussion

    Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021, 1160 E. 58th St.

    A panel of UChicago’s trailblazers in economics introduce the modern research being done within the Department of Economics and discuss how UChicago can reinforce its position as the world’s top economic research hub.

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    10:00AM9:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Exhibition | Celebrating 40 Years of Dedication and Excellence: Barbara Schubert and the University Symphony Orchestra

    Goodspeed Hall, Fourth Floor, 1010 E. 59th St.

    The Department of Music celebrates accomplished director and conductor Barbara Schubert’s 40th anniversary with an exhibition marking the importance of her work and her commitment to the University. The exhibition includes audio recordings, interview excerpts, photographs, and other materials.

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    10:30AM12:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Class of 1966 | 50th Reunion Campus Architecture Walking Tour 2

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    Join classmates for this campus tour led by a Chicago Architecture Foundation docent, which will include a brief history of the University and a discussion of architectural styles, from Gothic to modernist. The tour starts with early buildings and then looks at newer ones, as well as the changed campus landscape. Docents may choose different routes depending on traffic and crowds or specific interests.

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    10:30AM12:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Alumni Swimming and Diving Meet

    Ratner Athletics Center, Myers-McLoraine Pool, 5530 S. Ellis Ave.

    Varsity swimming and diving alumni, friends, and families are welcome to compete in this year’s alumni meet. Enjoy the thrill of competition again and reconnect with teammates. To participate, please contact Jason Weber at jrweber@uchicago.edu. Following the meet, join your fellow alumni at the Alumni and Friends Festival on the Main Quad.

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    10:30AM11:30AM
    Saturday, June 4
    This Isn’t the Library I Remember: Tours of Regenstein and Mansueto Libraries

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.

    The library remains at the center of campus life, despite vast changes in how we access information. Tour Regenstein’s renovated spaces and visit the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library for a behind-the-scenes tour of its innovative robotic storage and retrieval system to learn how the libraries have adapted.

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    10:30AM11:30AM
    Saturday, June 4
    UnCommon Conversation | The State of the College with Dean John W. Boyer

    Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St.

    John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History; Dean of the College

    As the national debate on the value of a liberal arts education continues to escalate, the College believes that the Core is the basis for inquiry in every discipline. It familiarizes students on both raising fundamental questions and powerful ideas that are necessary to shape society. Hear from dean of the College John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, on the value of the Core, the state of the College, and take part in a question-and-answer session. Dean Boyer’s recently published book, The University of Chicago: A History (University of Chicago Press, 2015), highlighting the College and greater University through the ages, will be available for purchase at the event.

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    11:00AM11:30AM
    Saturday, June 4
    UnCommon Core | Stopping by Rothko: Considering the Enhancement and Endangerment of Life

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Kristine A. Culp, PhD’89, Associate Professor of Theology; Dean, Disciples Divinity House

    In his 2015 book, Christopher Rothko tells of his father, the master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, imagining small chapels across the country “where the lone traveler could stop and encounter one of his paintings.” Might stopping by Rothko’s paintings, such as the one in the University’s Smart Museum, enable profound consideration of life, its endangerment and enhancement, in our different time?

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    11:00AM12:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Tour

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    The arts are thriving across campus like never before, and the Logan Center for the Arts is at the center of it all. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible facility and get a view of campus like you’ve never seen before.

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    11:00AM12:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Discussion | The Art and Adventuresome Life of Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, PhB 1911

    Joseph Regenstein Library, Special Collections Research Center Classroom, 1100 E. 57th St.

    Jay Mulberry, AB’63, MAT’71, looks toward a summer Special Collections Research Center exhibition he will cocurate: The Art of Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge. Many of Baldridge’s fine book illustrations from World War I, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East are housed in the Smart Museum.

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    11:00AM12:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Smart Museum Guided Tour

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Smart Museum’s permanent collection and its special exhibition Monster Roster, which features the psychologically charged works of Chicago’s first visual arts movement. Space is limited; registration required. Vist the Smart Museum’s website to register.

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    11:00AM1:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Admissions Session and Campus Tour

    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St.

    11 a.m.–noon Information session
    Noon–1 p.m. Campus walking tour

    Alumni and future Maroons are invited to an information session on the College application process followed by a walking tour of campus emphasizing student life. Take advantage of this opportunity to get answers to all of your admissions questions.

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    11:30AM3:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Alumni and Friends Family Festival

    Main Quad, Tent, 58th St. and University Ave. 

    Gather on the Quad for food, drink, and entertainment for the whole family. This is a great opportunity to reconnect and share your UChicago pride with fellow alumni and friends. Kids will love the bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters, and variety of games and art activities.

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    12:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Third Annual Alumni Scavenger Hunt

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    This is your chance to participate in a mini version of UChicago’s world famous Scav Hunt—the largest and best scavenger hunt in the world, hosted every May since 1987—and compete for prizes and glory. Take a stroll down memory lane with a greatly abbreviated edition of Scav Hunt as a spring afternoon diversion. Register individually or in teams of up to five members. This event is hosted by the Alumni Club of Chicago.

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    12:00PM2:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Unaccompanied Women A Cappella: Spring Concert

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Ninth-Floor Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St.

    The oldest a cappella group on campus, the ladies of Unaccompanied Women have been serenading UChicago for over 25 years. UW is ecstatic to host their annual alumni concert, and they can’t wait to sing to you. With musical stylings ranging from rap to Disney and everything in between, be sure to attend to hear some sweet tunes.

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    1:00PM2:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    UnCommon Conversation | The Chicago Maroon Journalism and Media Event

    Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St.

    For over 100 years, the Chicago Maroon has provided news, viewpoints, and coverage of the issues facing our campus and community. We invite alumni, readers, and friends of the Chicago Maroon to join our discussion about innovation in journalism, featuring student speakers and distinguished alumni. A reception will follow in Saieh Hall for Economics. 

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    1:00PM3:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Inside the Admissions Committee Session and Campus Tour

    Stuart Hall, Room 105, 5835 S. Greenwood, Ave.

    1–2 p.m. Information session
    2–3 p.m. Campus walking tour

    Join College admissions officers for an information session on the College’s highly selective admissions process, including a discussion of recent trends in the College’s application numbers, distinctive elements of our application, the role of an interview, and how legacy connections are considered in the process. A walking tour of campus will follow.

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    1:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Family Day: Floating Ghost Boats

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 

    Family Day features art activities that inspire kids to respond creatively to art and the world around them. Drop in anytime during the posted hours, and build real floating boats from wood blocks. All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4–12 accompanied by an adult.

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    1:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Phoenix Society Tent

    Main Quad, Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    Visit the Phoenix Society Tent on the Quad. Learn about gift planning and try your hand at trivia, games, and creative activities focused on the arts.

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    1:30PM2:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Campus Edges Bus Tour

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    See sites of architectural activity and speculation on and around campus, including the Campus North Residence Hall designed by Studio Gang, the University’s Arts Incubator, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Stony Island Arts Bank, proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Center, and others.

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    1:30PM3:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Class of 1966 | 50th Reunion: Reflections on Our College Experience 50 Years Later

    Reynolds Club, South Lounge, 5706 S. University Ave.

    What has been the impact of our College experience on our values and personal and professional lives? How has our training in asking tough questions and tolerating ambiguous answers served us during these past 50 years of living? Join your classmates to discuss these questions and more.

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    1:30PM2:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    UnCommon Core | Critical Computation: Machine Learning and Questions of Quality in Art and Design

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Jason Salavon, Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts; Fellow, Computation Institute
    Sean Keller, Associate Professor and Director of History and Theory, IIT College of Architecture

    Algorithms have aided the creation of artworks for centuries. While advancements in computation have expanded these interactions, the full implications of algorithmic processes for art have yet to be understood. Join Jason Salavon and Sean Keller as they discuss their Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society project, which explores machine learning methods for visual art and design.

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    1:30PM2:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Gordon Parks Arts Hall Tour

    Gordon Parks Arts Hall, 5815 S. Kimbark Ave.

    The Gordon Parks Arts Hall creates new artistic opportunities for students of the Laboratory Schools and strengthens programs in theater, music, and the visual arts with three new performance halls and new studios and rehearsal spaces. Lab has also been able to offer new courses in filmmaking, thanks to a digital media lab.

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    2:00PM3:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    The Bells at Rockefeller Chapel

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    Enjoy music across the generations of the University’s life, played by new University carillonneur Joey Brink, who climbs that tower twice a day or more. You always meant to climb it and never did? Come at 1:30 p.m. to climb the 271 steps, or to listen from ground level.

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    2:00PM3:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    University Symphony Orchestra Alumni Meet and Greet

    Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge, 5706 S. University Ave.

    Calling all University Symphony Orchestra alumni. Join Barbara Schubert, friends, and current University Symphony Orchestra musicians for complimentary light refreshments and a casual chance to (re)connect before the 4:00 p.m. concert. Reminisce and share the love of orchestral music and learn more about the USO Endowment Fund. Guests and family members are welcome.

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    2:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Sketching in the Galleries

    Oriental Institute, Lobby, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Join us for a foray into the past and explore the world-renowned collection of the Oriental Institute Museum during a 30-minute workshop. Hone your sketching skills while developing a new appreciation for art and artifacts created thousands of years ago, all under the guidance of professional artists Ryan M. Pfeiffer and Rebecca Walz.

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    2:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Creative Writing Alumni/Student Reading

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Room 801, 915 E. 60th St.

    Creative Writing’s student award winners read alongside distinguished young alumni including Dan Cronin, AB’15; Jenzo DuQue, AB’15; Rebecca Edwards, AB’15; and Robert Eric Shoemaker, AB’14.

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    2:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Best of Fire Escape Films Screening

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Room 201, 915 E. 60th St.

    Founded in 1997, Fire Escape Films has become a staple of the University of Chicago arts culture. Alumni of Fire Escape have gone on to become filmmakers or to work in the film industry in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. This screening is presented by Fire Escape Films, Alumni Relations and Development, and the Logan Center.

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    2:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    UCABA Presents Collecting Our Art: Engaging in Contemporary African American Visual Arts Culture

    Harper Memorial Library, Room 130, 1116 E. 59th St.

    Join collectors Patric McCoy, AB’69, and Linda Dunn, as they discuss the social and personal benefits of art collecting and dispel the myths and misconceptions that block African Americans’ active participation in visual arts culture. Selections from their respective art collections will be on display.

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    2:00PM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Baderbräu Beer Garden

    Main Quad, Tent, 58th St. and University Ave. 

    Relax and enjoy a spring afternoon with friends and family—and a cold drink—at the Baderbräu Beer Garden, featuring an assortment of local brews and enticing fare. The Alumni Association thanks Baderbräu founder and principal Robert Sama, AB’93, for his generous sponsorship of the Baderbräu Beer Garden.

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    2:30PM3:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    UnCommon Core | Transforming Neighborhoods for Social Good

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Speaker information to come.

    Learn about what happens when you bring artists, architects, data analysts, designers, social workers, and community members together to guide the redevelopment process for underdeveloped neighborhoods and cities. Place Lab, a partnership between the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, will bring together artists, policy makers, faculty, and students to design and implement new approaches to urban development. Chicago Harris and Place Lab are uniquely positioned to be catalysts for change in current cultural policy practices, while training the next generation of policy leaders how to develop more vibrant cities in the future.

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    2:30PM3:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    The Chicago Maroon Alumni and Friends Reunion

    Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 112, 1160 E. 58th St.

    The Chicago Maroon will be hosting a special reunion immediately following our journalism and media event. We welcome all alumni, staff, and readers of the Chicago Maroon to connect with one another and share ideas. Food and drink will be provided.

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    2:45PM3:45PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Campus Edges Bus Tour

    Main Quad, Registration Tent, 58th St. and University Ave.

    See sites of architectural activity and speculation on and around campus, including the Campus North Residence Hall designed by Studio Gang Architects, the University’s Arts Incubator, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Stony Island Arts Bank, proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Center, and others.

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    3:00PM4:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    UnCommon Conversation | Future of K–12 Arts Education

    Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Michael Christiano, Interim Senior Director of Museum Programs, Smart Museum of Art
    Emily Hooper Lansana, Associate Director of Community Arts Engagement, Logan Center for the Arts

    Enjoy an engaging conversation about a new large-scale effort designed for South Side Chicago educators and students to use the University as an essential asset for their arts learning and creative development.

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    3:00PM4:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    International House Around the World Wine Tasting

    International House, Rockefeller Lounge, 1414 E. 59th St.

    Admission to this event is not included in either pass option. If you did not purchase a ticket when you registered online, a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the Registration Tent.

    Back by popular demand, this time honored reception will help us learn about wines from select regions across the globe as we enjoy a performance by an acclaimed Chicago world music ensemble. Connect with old and new friends as you recall fond international memories of study, travel, work, and friendship. Tours of International House will also be offered. 

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    3:00PM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Court Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of One Man, Two Guvnors

    Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

    Admission to this event is not included in either pass option. A limited number of discounted tickets are available directly from Court Theatre using the code ALUMNI.

    Enjoy Court Theatre’s transformation of Goldoni’s 18th century commedia dell’arte classic Servant of Two Masters into a modern comedy full of satire, One Man, Two Guvnors. It’s sure to be the most rambunctious fun you’ll have during Alumni Weekend. Tickets for Alumni Weekend participants will be $25 each for this performance only. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts. Visit courttheatre.org and use code ALUMNI. Limited tickets available.

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    3:00PM5:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    University Theater Memory Fest

    Reynolds Club, FXK Theater, 5706 S. University Ave.

    All alumni involved with University Theater are invited to the stage of the FXK to commemorate the creative work and community they created.

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    3:30PM4:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    From Spaces to Places: Public Art Walking Tour

    Edward H. Levi Hall, Quad Breezeway, 5801 S. Ellis Ave.

    Public art on campus is a fascinating, spontaneous experience, with some sculptures boldly claiming open spaces and others tucked unexpectedly between buildings. This one-hour tour covers a small sample of the stunning works that have helped shape UChicago’s intellectual and cultural life for decades.

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    4:00PM5:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    The University Symphony Orchestra Honors Music Director and Conductor Barbara Schubert

    Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.

    The tribute concert program features a world premiere of an original new work commissioned in Barbara Schubert’s honor: Catálogo Fantástico by Ricardo Lorenz, PhD’99. The orchestra will also perform Shostakovich’s spirited Festive Overture and Ravel’s luxurious Daphnis et Chloé (Symphonie choregraphique), 2me Suite.

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    4:30PM5:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Chicago Men’s A Cappella 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Bartlett Dining Commons, Trophy Room, 5640 S. University Ave.

    Join current and former members of Chicago Men’s A Cappella to celebrate 10 years of brotherhood and music making. Reminisce about CMAC’s past and meet the next generation. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Join us afterward for CMAC’s annual QED concert at Augustana Lutheran Church at 7:00 p.m.

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    4:30PM6:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Fire Escape Films Student Work

    Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Enjoy Fire Escape Film’s quarterly exhibition presenting films made within the previous 10 weeks.

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    5:00PM6:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Volunteer Recognition Reception

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St.

    Invitation only.

    Join fellow volunteer leaders as we toast to a successful year of alumni-led initiatives, partnerships, and programming. Hear from senior leadership about the impact alumni volunteers make on the UChicago experience on campus and beyond. This is an invitation-only event.

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    5:00PM7:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    University Theater Performance Dinner

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Room 501, 915 E. 60th St.

    Enjoy a dinner for alumni and families to celebrate the vibrant history of performance in the College.

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    5:30PM7:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae Dinner

    Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St.

    Admission to this event is not included in either pass option. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Alumni Weekend registration system.

    You are invited to celebrate the end of the year with the Phi Chi Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi. The sisters of AOII welcome you to the annual alumnae dinner. Afterward everyone will proceed to the 105th Interfraternity Sing competition. Reunite, reminisce, and rejoice with sisters. Spouses and significant others are welcome. 

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    6:00PM8:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, 5733 S. University Ave.

    Join us at the center to celebrate 20 years of gender and sexuality studies at UChicago with great food, drinks, and music. Reminisce with your faculty mentors and fellow alumni. Complete details available at gendersexuality.uchicago.edu.

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    7:00PM9:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Chicago Men’s A Cappella Annual QED Concert

    Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.

    Admission to this event is not included in either pass option. Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

    Join Chicago Men’s A Cappella for the conclusion of our 10th anniversary year. This concert will feature sea shanties, Georgian and Russian folk songs, and several works by Jean Sibelius, as well as arrangements by past and present CMAC members. Help us and our alumni celebrate 10 years strong for Chicago. Purchase tickets at the door: $10 general admission, $5 with a UChicago ID.

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    7:00PM9:00PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Off-Off Campus Improv Performance

    Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 E 59th St.

    Enjoy an open performance to celebrate the 30 generations of Off-Off Campus, featuring sketch, improv, and reflections on Off-Off history from current and alumni generations of OOC.

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    7:00PM9:30PM
    Saturday, June 4
    Interfraternity Sing

    Hutchinson Courtyard, 57th St. and University Ave.

    Reunite with old friends, participate in tradition, and celebrate our alma mater in the University’s annual singing competition. A celebration of UChicago Greek life since 1911, this year’s event is sure to create lasting memories.

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    8:00PM12:00AM
    Saturday, June 4
    UChicaGO Party

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    Admission to this event is not included in either pass option. If you did not purchase a ticket when you registered online, a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase in the Registration Tent.

    Learn something, see something, and meet someone at this year’s revamped UChicaGO Party, which will take place at the heart of the arts on campus: the Logan Center. Join us for a decadent dessert reception and a captivating evening of live entertainment and dancing. A long-standing tradition, this year’s UChicaGO Party is sure to be the best celebration yet.

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    9:00PM1:00AM
    Saturday, June 4
    Annual LGBT Alumni Celebration

    Baillie-Hinojosa Residence, Penthouse, 1700 E. 56th St.

    Join us for the annual LGBT Alumni Celebration during Alumni Weekend. Generously hosted by Scott Baillie-Hinojosa, AB’07, and his family, this party is not to be missed. Continue a tradition of celebrating LGBT life at the University of Chicago that dates back to the days when Hyde Park was a center of the Gay Liberation Movement. Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP by June 3 at uchicagolgbtalumni.org.

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    9:00AM11:00AM
    Sunday, June 5
    Class of 1971 | 45th Reunion Brunch

    Medici, 1327 E. 57th St.

    Self-host, separate checks.

    Join your classmates for a casual farewell brunch at Medici.

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    9:00AM12:00PM
    Sunday, June 5
    Professionals in the Performing Arts Brunch

    Soho House, 113–125 N. Green St.

    Invitation only.

    Join your peers and colleagues working in the arts for a networking brunch to close out Alumni Weekend. This is an invitation-only event.

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    10:00AM9:00PM
    Sunday, June 5
    Exhibition | Celebrating 40 Years of Dedication and Excellence: Barbara Schubert and the University Symphony Orchestra

    Goodspeed Hall, Fourth Floor, 1010 E. 59th St.

    The Department of Music celebrates accomplished director and conductor Barbara Schubert’s 40th anniversary with an exhibition marking the importance of her work and her commitment to the University. The exhibition includes audio recordings, interview excerpts, photographs, and other materials.

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    11:00AM1:00PM
    Sunday, June 5
    University of Chicago Association of Black Alumni Brunch

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St.

    Admission to this event is not included in either pass option. If you did not purchase a ticket when you registered online, a tickets will be available for purchase in the Registration Tent through Saturday, June 4. Walk-ins also welcome.

    This is a great opportunity to reconnect with alumni, meet new members of UChicago Association of Black Alumni, and learn more about the group. The UCABA network reaches far beyond Alumni Weekend, with diverse programming that will engage you and others throughout the year.

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    11:00AM9:00PM
    Sunday, June 5
    Exhibition | UChicago Alumni Art

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

    UChicago alumni are well represented across the arts. Make sure you visit the Logan Center for a special exhibition featuring alumni artworks. 

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    11:00AM9:00PM
    Sunday, June 5
    Exhibition | And No One Fish in the Middle

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery, 915 E. 60th St.

    The University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts and Logan Center Exhibitions present the 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition featuring works by Joshua Backus, Brit Barton, Elisabeth Hogeman, Jayson Kellogg, Devin Mays, Gabriel Moreno, Anna Showers-Cruser, and Morganne Wakefield. 

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    2:00PM3:00PM
    Sunday, June 5
    Curator Tour: Monster Roster

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

    Join exhibition curators John Corbett, Jim Dempsey, and Jessica Moss for an intimate tour of Monster Roster, which features the psychologically charged works of Chicago’s first visual arts movement.  Space is limited; registration required. Visit the Smart Museum’s website to register.

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