Online registration is now closed, but in-person registration will be available throughout Alumni Weekend. Payment in cash, check or credit will be accepted.

Friday, June 2


12:00 – 8:00 p.m.  ::   Registration
Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership, Jean Yawkey Center
Pick up your registration materials, a full schedule of events, name tags, room keys (if you're staying on campus), maps and anything else you might need for the weekend.

2:00 p.m.  ::  Campus Tour
No fee
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
Visit campus spaces (both old and new) on a student-led tour of Emmanuel. Departing from the Jean Yawkey Center, the tour offers an opportunity to learn more about current student life and academics.

2:30 p.m.  ::  Notre Dame Campus Tour
No fee
Shuttle departs from Bus Stop
Tour the Notre Dame Campus (opened in 2014) in Fort Hill/Highland Park, a former Anglican convent and the historic residence of William Lloyd Garrison. The campus houses 30 students committed to a living-learning experience centered on Emmanuel’s mission, reflection, urban education, and service. The campus is also the hub for the Urban Food Project, which connects Emmanuel students with neighbors and community groups on the issue of food availability and nutrition, particularly among low-income families. The Project includes the planting and maintenance of an urban garden—the harvest of which is shared with local organizations.

4:00 p.m.  ::  Alumni Association Board Meet & Greet: Wine & Craft Beer Tasting
No fee
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
Kick off Alumni Weekend with a wine and craft beer tasting hosted by Emmanuel’s Alumni Association Board of Directors—sip back and relax!

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  ::  Welcome Back Dinner: Neighborhoods of Boston
$25
Marian Hall Dining Room, Jean Yawkey Center
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oin fellow reunioners for a Boston-themed “suppah” featuring food stations from different neighborhoods around the city.  A cash bar will be available.

7:30 p.m.  ::  Paint Night
$40
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
Join other alumni to paint your own masterpiece to bring home! A trained instructor will walk you through step-by-step to create a beautiful Emmanuel-themed painting. No previous painting experience required. A cash bar will be available.

8:00 p.m.  ::  Boston Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie
$80
Symphony Hall
Boston Pops is excited for the return of Cirque de la Symphonie's magical fusion of circus with live orchestral music. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen are among the talented artists who take the stage as the Boston Pops perform their own spectacular musical feats.
All tickets are floor seats and include transportation. Buses will depart campus for Symphony Hall at 7:00pm. 

10:00 p.m. – Midnight  ::  Late Night Nosh
No fee
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
Reconvene in the campus living room for some late night snacks, desserts, and reconnecting!  A cash bar will be available.

 

Saturday, June 3


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  ::  Sunrise Yoga
No fee
Clemente Field (Rain Location: Avenue Commons)
Start the day with a relaxing yoga class. Bring a mat or borrow one of ours.  All levels welcome.

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  ::  Morning Visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
$30
Meeting location TBD
Before departing for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, enjoy cinnamon donuts and a taste of champagne—the same menu served at the Museum's opening on New Year's Day 1903. The group will depart campus at 9:20 a.m. for the walk up the Fenway to the museum where they will tour in private before the museum opens to the public. Guided by experienced Gardner Museum teachers, you will view the Gardner’s compilation of tapestries, exquisite antique furniture and famous collections while hearing wonderful anecdotes about Mrs. Gardner’s sophisticated and eclectic life and the famous heist.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  ::  Zumba
No fee
Avenue Commons
Zumba (a fusion of Latin and International music and dance) is a "feel happy" workout that is great for both the body and the mind - fun and easy to do!  All levels welcome.

10:00 a.m.  ::  Campus Tour
No fee
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
Visit campus spaces (both old and new) on a student-led tour of Emmanuel. Departing from the Jean Yawkey Center, the tour offers an opportunity to learn more about current student life and academics.

10:30 –11:45 a.m.  ::  Walking Tour of the Fenway
No fee
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
Enjoy a walk through the centuries of a historic landscape which Emmanuel College has been a part of for almost 100 years. Hear the story of how Frederick Law Olmsted transformed an area of polluted waterways and mudflats into a scenic fens and the later 20th century revisions that resulted in the landscape Emmanuel College overlooks today. The tour will include a walk through the historic Kelleher Rose Garden with its more than 1,500 roses and recently reconstructed fountain. Meander the paths of the oldest continually operating Victory Garden in America. Though not a strenuous walk, this tour is only recommended for those who are comfortable walking about one and a half miles. Comfortable shoes recommended. 

Noon  ::  All Saints BBQ
$10; Children under 12 free
Quad (Rain Location: Jean Yawkey Center)
Bring the whole family! This event is open to all classes (reunioning and non-reunioning). Enjoy live music, lawn games and a cookout on the Quad in the heart of campus - don’t forget blankets and lawn chairs! A cash bar will be available.

1:30 p.m.  ::  Campus Tour
No fee
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
Visit campus spaces (both old and new) on a student-led tour of Emmanuel. Departing from the Jean Yawkey Center, the tour offers an opportunity to learn more about current student life and academics.

2:00 p.m.  ::  Faculty Presentations
No fee
Location and presentations TBA

2:30 p.m.  ::  Notre Dame Campus Tour
No fee
Shuttle departs from Bus Stop
Tour the Notre Dame Campus (opened in 2014) in Fort Hill/Highland Park, a former Anglican convent and the historic residence of William Lloyd Garrison. The campus houses 30 students committed to a living-learning experience centered on Emmanuel’s mission, reflection, urban education, and service. The campus is also the hub for the Urban Food Project, which connects Emmanuel students with neighbors and community groups on the issue of food availability and nutrition, particularly among low-income families. The Project includes the planting and maintenance of an urban garden—the harvest of which is shared with local organizations.

2:30 p.m.  ::  Fenway Park Tour
$20
Fenway Park
Emmanuel is fortunate to call “America's Most Beloved Ballpark” our neighbor. Fenway Park is a place where dreams are made, traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever. Visit Pesky’s Pole and sit 37 feet over left field atop the world famous Green Monster. Tour guides will provide a one-hour walking tour of Fenway Park.
Group will depart campus at 2:00 p.m. for the 1/2 mile walk to Yawkey Way. Comfortable shoes
recommended.

3:00 p.m.  ::  Faculty Presentations
No fee
Location and presentations TBA

5:30 p.m.  ::  President's Welcome and College Update
No fee
Auditorium, Administration Building
President Sister Janet Eisner, SND welcomes the reunion classes to Alumni Weekend and provides an update on the College

6:15 p.m.  ::  All-Classes Cocktail Reception
No fee
Jean Yawkey Center
All Reunion Classes are invited to a pre-dinner cocktail reception in the Jean Yawkey Center Atrium, the hub of Alumni Weekend. Enjoy this time together to reminisce and celebrate! A cash bar will be available.

7:00 p.m.  ::  Reunion Celebration Dinners
Classes 1972–2012: $65; Classes 1937–1967: No fee for alumnae, $65 for guests
Locations TBA
Join your classmates for your special Reunion Celebration Dinner. A cash bar will be available.

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.  ::  Alumni Pub Night
No fee
Muddy River Café
All Emmanuel classes are invited to campus for Pub Night in the Muddy River Café! Connect with friends and classmates over drinks, pub snacks and karaoke! Those attending their Reunion Dinners can make their way across the Quad to join in on the fun. A cash bar will be available.

 

Sunday, June 4


10:00 a.m.  ::  Alumni Procession
No fee
Marian Hall Dining Room, Jean Yawkey Center (Rain Location: Fenway Room)
A time honored tradition, members of each reunion class process through campus led by a bagpiper into the Emmanuel Chapel.

11:00 a.m.  ::  Alumni Liturgy
No fee
Chapel
Attend a special alumni Mass celebrated by Rev. John Patrick Spencer, S.J., Vice President of Mission & Ministry and College Chaplain. This mass honors deceased members of the Reunion Classes.

Noon  ::  Post-50th Reunion Brunch
No fee
Auditorium, Administration Building
Alumnae from the Classes of 1932-1962 enjoy a special brunch with Sister Janet Eisner, SND.

Noon  ::  Jazz Brunch
$25
Marian Hall Dining Room, Jean Yawkey Center
Wrap up Alumni Weekend in style with a delicious Sunday brunch, complete with a live jazz band and good friends. Alumni from all class years are welcome to attend.