UVM Homecoming & Family Weekend

Please use the 2013 schedule below as a preview for 2014. Dates and times for 2014 will updated when available.

2013 Schedule

Weekend Registration Hours and Information
Location: Davis Center Atrium
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

1. If you pre-register for UVM Homecoming & Family Weekend, you will need to pick up your materials and schedule at registration in the Davis Center Atrium. All Homecoming & Family Weekend packages include a weekend button that includes:

2. Many of our ticketed events sell out quickly, so we encourage you to register early! Many events are free with your Homecoming & Family Weekend button, but there are events that require additional fees on the registration site or tickets that must be purchased through private box offices.

3. Events can be purchased individually and separate from the Homecoming & Family Weekend packages. We encourage you to purchase a Homecoming and Family Weekend package, as it saves your family money throughout the weekend.

4. Homecoming & Family Weekend packages:

Adult $50 (Homecoming & Family Weekend registration fee, button, entrance to Friday evening Welcome Back Tent Party and Saturday evening Taste of Vermont Dinner in the tent)

UVM Student & Junior (ages 6-16) $25 (Homecoming & Family Weekend registration fee, button, entrance to Friday evening Welcome Back Tent Party and Saturday evening Taste of Vermont Dinner in the tent)

Ages 0-5 Free of charge throughout the weekend

5. Most events are ticketless, and your name will be on the list at the door. There are 3 events that have exceptions to this:

6. If you do not register in advance, you will need to come to the registration table to purchase your weekend package and find out about available spaces for additional events.

Below you will find the schedule for Reunion & Homecoming and Family Weekend 2013. Please note we have the right to make changes as necessary. This schedule is updated daily, so please check back regularly for more information. A printed schedule will be available the weekend of the events.


All Weekend (see daily schedules for hours)
EXHIBITIONS: Fleming Museum
Visit the current exhibits at the Fleming Museum (visit flemingmuseum.org for more information). Entrance is complimentary with your Reunion & Homecoming and Family Weekend button.

All Weekend / All Day
Third Annual Alumni Art Exhibit
Davis Center, Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery (4th floor)
Attend the Third Annual Alumni Art Exhibit and view the beautiful artwork created by fellow University of Vermont graduates and selected by the student art curators.

All Weekend
Historical Trolley Tours
Around Burlington, VT
Check out the schedule of trolley tours around Burlington at www.trolleytoursvt.com or call 877-765-1224.

9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (Friday)
8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. (Saturday)
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. (Sunday)
Sightsee by Segway $
Tours begin at Catamount Statue by Royall Tyler Theatre
Embark on a unique guided group tour of campus from the platform of your very own Segway. A brief introduction and training will be provided before the tour. Ages 12 to adult; weight limit  250 pounds. Limit 6 per session. Register beforehand.

10 a.m, 2 p.m. (Friday)
9 and 10:30 a.m. (Saturday)
Admissions Information Session Tour
Office of Admissions, 194 South Prospect St.
Take a prospective-student tour of campus.

10a.m.-8p.m. (Saturday)
10a.m.-12-midnight (Sunday)
Athletic Complex Recreation Hours
Patrick-Forbush-Gutterson Complex
Enjoy use of the pool, climbing wall, free weights, weight machines, stationary bicycles, treadmills, stair climbers, rowing machines, and elliptical fitness cross-training machines. Indoor running tracks, basketball courts, and tennis courts also available.
Entrance is complimentary with your Reunion & Homecoming and Family Weekend button.

Noon, 2p.m. & 4 p.m. daily
Northern Lights Scenic Cruises $
King Street Ferry Dock, 1 King Street
Join us for our daily scenic cruises aboard the beautiful Northern Lights. These 90-minute narrated cruises depart from the King Street Ferry dock and cruise into Shelburne Bay past the shipyard and head to North Beach. The noon cruise has an additional lunch option. To purchase tickets visit lakechamplaincruises.com or call 802-864-9669.

1 and 4 p.m. (Friday)
8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Saturday)
UVM Historic Walking Tour $
Meet at the Ira Allen Statue, UVM Green
The University of Vermont has a rich and illustrious history. Join UVM Professor Emeritus William Averyt on this popular walking tour highlighting the historic buildings on and around the UVM Green, as well as the visionary, often colorful people who founded UVM and made it one of America’s great universities. Register beforehand.

2-3 , 4-5:30 and 6-8:30 p.m. (Friday)
10-11:30 a.m., 12-1:30, 2-3:30, 4-5:30 and 6-8:30 p .m. (Saturday)
10-11:30 a.m. (Sunday)
Spirit of Ethan Allen Scenic Cruises on Lake Champlain $
Spirit of Ethan Allen dock, Burlington Boathouse
Enjoy 90 minute and 2.5 hour scenic cruises on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III, a 363-passenger cruise ship and floating restaurant. Experience Vermont's "greatest" lake with breathtaking panoramic views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks of New York. Private deck reserved for UVM families, students, and alumni. Complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and pastries are provided during our 90 minute day tours. Friday and Saturday evening enjoy a harvest dinner during a 2.5 hour cruise. On Sunday, enjoy a light brunch on the lake. Advance reservations required; limited tickets available. For online reservations please visit the Spirit of Ethan Allen's website directly (http://www.soea.com/) or call 802-862-8300. Boat departs from the boathouse at the foot of College Street.

4 p.m. Saturday- 11 a.m. Sunday
Outing Club Alumni Cabin Weekend
UVM Outing Club Cabin, Bolton Access Road in Bolton, Vermont
Enjoy a weekend at the cabin with current and past outing club leaders. The weekend will include hiking, hanging out, and dinner. Visit uvm.edu/~outside for more information on the UVM Outing Club.

7:30 p.m. (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)
2 p.m. (Saturday)
The UVM Department of Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap $
Royall Tyler Theatre
The Mousetrap is a suspenseful whodunit that tells the story of five strangers who find themselves stranded by a blizzard in a country house hotel. A murderer is on the loose and with the arrival of a Police Sergeant the hotel proprietors and their guests learn that they are all suspects – and potentially victims! You’ll be on the edge of your seat as each moment reveals clues about the killer and brings everyone one step closer to solving the mystery. Single tickets go on sale at the Royall Tyler Theatre box office the week of September 9th.  For more information call 802-656-2094 or go to uvmtheatre.org.


10 a.m.-4 p.m.
EXHIBITIONS: Fleming Museum

7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Concert: Music and Dance Department
Grand Maple Ball Room, Davis Center


8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Open Classrooms
Throughout Campus
Visit registration for a complete list of open classrooms for visiting guests. Listen to a professor lecture to current UVM students.

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
16th Annual Breast Cancer Conference
Sheraton Conference Center, Burlington, VT
The annual Breast Cancer Conference offers exhibits and education sessions for patients, survivors, and members of the medical community. This free community event offers over 70 different sessions and 50 different local exhibitors. Come for part or all of the day and help strengthen our breast cancer community. For more information please visit vtbreastcancerconference.org or call 802-656-2176.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
EXHIBITIONS: Fleming Museum

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture’s 2013 Party on the Farm

Old Stage Rd., Colchester, VT (free shuttle will leave Davis Center on main UVM campus at 10:30)
Join us in the beautifully renovated barn at a picturesque Champlain Valley dairy farm to mingle, enjoy a wood-fired pizza lunch featuring local, sustainably-produced food, visit with Center staff, and to learn from farmer Paul de la Bruere about what’s involved with a well-managed pasture.

2-4 p.m.
Career Services HUB Open House
Career & Experience HUB, 1st Floor of Davis Center
Check out UVM’s new career and experiential learning center in the Davis Center. Career Services will be hosting an open house and drop-ins for quick questions about resumes, LinkedIn, or networking strategies. For more information about UVM Career Services, visit uvm.edu/~career/ or call 802-656-3450.

2-4 p.m.
UVM Family Business Awards
Davis Center, Livak Ballroom

2-4 p.m.
Class of 1968 Hike or Bike Gathering

Join members of your class to hike Mt. Philo or bike from the Burlington waterfront. For the hike, please RSVP to Marti Webster at martiwebrn@comcast.net. In addition, meet at Mt. Philo State Park at 2:00 p.m. or in the Best Western Windjammer hotel lobby at 1:15 p.m., if you need a ride. For the bike ride, please RSVP to Sarah Dopp at sarah.dopp@vtmednet.org. Meet at 2:00 p.m. at Local Motion (1 Steele St Burlington) to rent your bike and meet up with the group. There is a minimal fee for these activities and you have to choose one.

2-5:15 p.m.
Vermont Farm Tours: Wine Tour $
Transportation provided from Royall Tyler Theater
Fall is probably the most spectacular season to visit Vermont’s wineries: grapes are ripe and the winery is abuzz harvesting and pressing the bounty. We’ll visit two idyllic Vermont wineries, taste unique varietals, and enjoy a behind-the-scenes winery tour. We’ll also explore a couple pairings with local artisan cheeses. To purchase tickets visit vermontfarmtours.com or call 802-922-7346.

3-5 p.m.
Environmental Studies Open House

Bittersweet House (151 S. Prospect Street)

3:30-5 p.m.
Living/Learning 40th Anniversary Alumni Art Exhibit
Living/Learning Gallery
Please join L/L students, staff, alumni and friends as we celebrate 40 years of the Living/Learning Center at this exhibit of art by L/L alumni artists. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will also be open Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

4-5:30 p.m.
UVM Veterans Panel and Reception
Mt. Mansfield Room, Davis Center
Join us for the second annual UVM Veterans Panel and Reception. A panel of UVM alumni and students discuss the veteran student experience across the generations. A reception with light refreshments follows. This event is brought to you by the University of Vermont Veterans Assistance Committee.

5- 7 p.m.
Former Student-Athlete Reception
Halverson’s on Church Street
Former Vermont student-athletes are invited to rekindle friendships with fellow alumni and current staff and coaches. Informal gathering with a cash bar and full menu. Light appetizers will be provided.

5:30 p.m.
ALANA Alumni Panel & Networking Dinner
Livak Ballroom & White Pine Lounge, Davis Center
Begin the evening with a light buffet dinner and networking followed by a panel of alumni who will talk about their current careers and how their experiences, both at UVM and beyond, have enabled them to have a meaningful impact on the communities they live in today. Reconnect with fellow alumni and the ALANA Student Center community, and network with current students. This event is free but seating is limited so register early. For more information, contact Eileendudley@uvm.edu.

6 p.m.
UVM Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner $
Join UVM Hillel for a pluralistic student-run Shabbat service and/or a kosher Shabbat dinner. Registration required.

6-9 p.m.
Welcome Back Tent Party $
Reunion & Homecoming and Family Weekend Tent, Davis Center and Bailey-Howe Library green space
Meet classmates, students, and friends at the tent for music, appetizers and drinks. You won’t want to miss this event! Enjoy a beer from two local breweries- Fiddlehead Brewery and Trapp Family Lager! Registration required.

7-9 p.m.
Friday, October 4
UVM Program Board and the Vermont Cheese Council present Vermont Wine & Cheese Tasting

Waterman Manor, 4th Floor of Waterman Building
Join UVM experts to explore the bounty of Vermont wine, cheese and beer products.  Featuring local wine, beer and cheese with a brief pairing lesson and history! $10, 21+ with valid id for wine and beer tasting, cheese tasting open to all.

7:00 p.m.
Women’s Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Penn State

Gutterson Ice Rink
Cheer on the Catamounts!

9-11 p.m.
Jazz After Hours
Brennan’s Pub, Davis Center1st Floor
Enjoy UVM’s student jazz musicians and relax in the Davis Center.


8:30 a.m.
Men’s Soccer Alumni Game
Virtue Field
Gather with fellow classmates for a game that starts at 9 a.m.

9-10:30 a.m.
Catamount Celebration
Davis Center, Grand Maple Ballroom
Come celebrate The University of Vermont! Don't miss this opportunity to meet President Sullivan and other University leaders in a festive atmosphere as we gather to celebratate our university and the family of alumni, students, parents and friends who make UVM a special place. Enjoy bagels and coffee, take pictures with Rally Cat, celebrate reunion and class milestones, hear more about ways to be engaged with UVM and much much more at this lively start to the day!

9-10:30 a.m.
20th Annual Kevin Roberson 5K Memorial Run/Walk $
Track and Field Complex- Livak Track
A casual, fun event for all ages, abilities, and running/walking prowess. The run will progress throughout campus, beginning and ending with a lap around the Livak Track at the Archie Post Complex. All proceeds go toward the Kevin Roberson Scholarship Fund, which assists eligible student-athletes in pursuit of their athletic and academic passions. Registration begins promptly at 9 a.m. The run begins at 9:30 a.m.

9 a.m.-noon
College of Engineering and Mathematical Science Open House
Votey 105

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pi Beta Phi Pancake Breakfast
369 South Prospect Street
Pi Beta Phi will be hosting its annual pancake breakfast to support its philanthropic efforts. The breakfast is all-you-can-eat for $5.

9:30 a.m-11:00 a.m.
LGBTQA Alumni/Homecoming Coffee

Allen House
Please join Dot Brauer, Director of the LGBTQA Center, for light morning refreshments and meet other LGBTQA alums and families.

10 a.m.
Are You LinkedIn?, presented by UVM Career Services
Career & Experience HUB, Davis Center
Join us for a workshop on LinkedIn basics and learn how it can help you grow your professional network and be an essential tool in any job search. We’ll review creating a strong profile, using professional and alumni groups for outreach, how to follow companies and individuals, and much more.

10-11 a.m.
Medical School Admissions Presentation “Medical School: Getting Ready, Getting In, and Setting up for Success”
Medical Education Center room 200, Sullivan classroom
The UVM College of Medicine receives almost 6,000 applications each year for the 114 places in the incoming class. A strong academic record is important, but you might be surprised to learn what other qualities are considered essential for future physicians. If medical school might be in your future, come hear from the UVM medical admissions team about getting ready, getting in, and making the most of the medical school experience.

10-11:30 a.m.
College of Arts and Sciences Open House
The Lattie Coor House, 438 College Street
Join us for our Homecoming and Reunion Open House. Stop by to visit with Dean Antonio Cepeda-Benito, faculty, and staff.

10-11:30 a.m.
Global Experiences and Research Breakfast Symposium- College of Education and Social Services
Waterman Memorial Lounge
Undergraduate students from the College of Education and Social Services will speak about their global academic experiences and research opportunities.

10 a.m.-noon
College of Nursing and Health Sciences Open House and Tour
Rowell Building and Pomeroy Hall
Join members of the CNHS faculty and staff for tours of the Clinical Simulation Laboratory and Rehabilitation and Movement Science labs. Departments will highlight their research, describe opportunities for students in the classroom and in clinical settings, and demonstrate their labs and technology. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders open house and tour will be in Pomeroy Hall.

Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences (Rowell Building): View recent research conducted by current and former MLRS students in the Rowell Building, third floor. In addition, the department will highlight the opportunities for UVM student internships at health care and public health institutions throughout New York and New England.
Department of Nursing (Rowell Building): Tour the Clinical Simulation Laboratory, enjoy light refreshments, view the Nursing Archives, and network and socialize with current and retired faculty, students, and families.
Communication Sciences and Disorders (Pomeroy Hall): Tour the beautiful building, including the Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic. Experience speech and hearing technology, meet faculty and students, enjoy light refreshments, and learn about our students’ latest research results.
Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences (Rowell Building): Meet the faculty and see what new and exciting research is happening in the fields of athletic training, exercise science, and physical therapy. Tour the labs and see where students get hands-on knowledge of clinical techniques.

10 a.m.-noon
College of Medicine Open House
Medical Education Center Complex
Explore the College of Medicine with self-guided tours through the Medical Education Center and the Courtyard at Given, as well as the Clinical Simulation Laboratory, a centralized hub in the training of healthcare professionals. Come for an interactive tour including skills training simulators, virtual reality room, virtual hospital and outpatient clinics, and trauma and operating room scenarios. Cider and donuts, information and materials.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reunion & Homecoming and Family Weekend Hikes and BBQ at Outing Club House
UVM Outing Club House, 8 Colchester Ave
The house will be open to alumni, parents, and students as a resource for information about hiking. Come by and check out our maps or talk to a leader. Also, stick around for the BBQ!

10:30 a.m.
Vermont Farm Tours: Family Farm Tour
Bread and Butter Farm, Leduc Farm Drive, Shelburne, VT
Explore Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne with your kids. Guided tour with children’s activities and snacks/tasting. Explore the garden, taste fall veggies, meet the cows, taste fresh milk, and sample the farm’s artisan bread. Activities appropriate for first-fifth graders, but kids of all ages are welcome. Adults get to taste too! Purchase tickets at vermontfarmtours.com or call 802-922-7346.

10:30- 11:30 a.m.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Open House with Dean Vogelmann
110 Jeffords Hall
Visit with Dean Thomas Vogelmann and learn about all the exciting new programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

10:30 a.m.
“The 2012 Election and the Second Obama Administration,” hosted by the Department of Political Science
John Dewey Lounge
A panel discussion of senior professors in the Political Science Department (Garrison Nelson, John Burke, Eileen Burgin, Lisa Holmes, chaired by Gregory Gause) on the current American political scene.

10:30 a.m.-noon
The Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources Open House and Tour of the Aiken Center
George D. Aiken Center, Solarium
Come visit with students, staff, and faculty in the Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources. Join us for a tour of the renovated Aiken Center with its solarium, green roof, solar panel, and an eco-machine for treating wastewater. Hosted by Dean Jon Erickson.

11 a.m.
Staying in Touch with your UVM Student: How Much Is Too Much? Or Just Enough?
Davis Center, Livak Ballroom
College parents are often urged to just "let go" when their children arrive on campus. But the ability to connect 24/7 with our children makes that advice as relevant as a rotary phone. Learn how to manage this new digital connection and help your student along the road to adulthood from Abigail Sullivan Moore, journalist, college parent and co-author of The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College and Beyond While Letting Them Grow Up. Ms. Moore’s presentation is funny, poignant and above all, practical.

11 a.m.-noon
Medical School Admissions Presentation “Medical School: Getting Ready, Getting In, and Setting up for Success”
Medical Education Center room 200, Sullivan classroom
The UVM College of Medicine receives almost 6,000 applications each year for the 114 places in the incoming class. A strong academic record is important, but you might be surprised to learn what other qualities are considered essential for future physicians. If medical school might be in your future, come hear from the UVM medical admissions team about getting ready, getting in, and making the most of the medical school experience.

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Kappa Alpha Theta Open House and Tour
215 South Prospect Street
The women of Kappa Alpha Theta will be hosting an open house for parents, students, and alumni. Guests are welcome to tour the house and information will be available for service and philanthropy work, academics, and leadership on campus. 
For more information, contact Lisa.Novinsky@uvm.edu.

11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
UVM Alumni  House Open House and Tours
Future Site of Alumni House, 61 Summit Street
Stop by to tour the future home of the UVM Alumni House.  Guided tours will be given by UVM Student Ambassadors on the half hour. The house is currently being renovated, with an anticipated opening scheduled for the fall of 2015. Final design plans for the Alumni House will be on display. Click here for more information on the future Alumni House.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Horse Barn & CREAM Open House
Paul Miller Research & Teaching Complex, 500 Spear Street
Visit the student-run dairy and horse barn cooperatives and see horseback riding demonstrations. A shuttle bus will be going continuously from the Paul Miller Farm to the Davis Center oval from 10:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

11:30 a.m.
Admissions Information Session and Tour for Alumni, Siblings and Family Members
Davis Center, Jost Foundation Room
Join a UVM admission counselor and student AdvoCat to learn about the admission process and all of the great things UVM has to offer, followed by a campus tour. Please RSVP to Liz Hamlin-Volz at elizabeth.hamlin@uvm.edu.

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
UVM Fest
Davis Center and Bailey Howe Green
Join the tradition! Bring your family and gather with friends for live music, activities, fun, food vendors, and bars. Use the rock climbing wall, get your face painted, take photos in the photobooth, and enjoy lunch from your favorite food vendor. Interact with more than 40 student groups and many local businesses. Enjoy a beer from two local breweries- Fiddlehead Brewery and Trapp Family Lager! You won’t want to miss it!

Alpha Gamma Rho Pig Roast
Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
Pig Roast for alumni, family, and friends. Come hungry, leave happy.

Noon- 1:30 p.m.
Boulder Society Member and Alumni Lunch and Annual Meeting
Davis Center, Williams Family Room and Boulder Society Room

Noon.-4 p.m.
EXHIBITIONS: Fleming Museum

Noon-4 p.m.
Alpha Delta Pi Open House
439 College Street
Stop by our house and talk with the ladies of Alpha Delta Pi.   

1 p.m.
Women’s Varsity Field Hockey vs. Fairfield
Moulton-Winder Field at Archie Post Athletic Complex
Cheer on the Catamounts!

1 p.m.
Men’s Varsity Soccer vs. Binghamton
Virtue Field at Archie Post Athletic Complex
Cheer on the Catamounts!

1-3 p.m.
Billings Library Showcase
Come see renderings of renovations planned for the Billings Library, one of Vermont's historic landmarks. View treasures from UVM Special Collections, the Center for Research on Vermont, and the Center for Holocaust Studies, which will be housed in the Billings Library after renovations are complete.

1-3 p.m.
Delta Delta Delta Sorority Open House
143 South Willard Street
Join current members and alumni for Delta Desserts. Annual house corporation meeting to follow at 3:00 p.m., all alumni encouraged to attend.

1-3 p.m.
Campus Shuttle Tours
Continuously leaving from the UVM Fest Tent-Davis Center & Bailey-Howe Library green
Climb aboard a shuttle to take a tour of campus led by current students. You won’t believe how much has changed!

1-4 p.m.
Alpha Chi Omega Open House
384 Main Street
Visit the house and meet current students of the sorority.

1-4 p.m.
Redstone Lofts and Apartments Open House
Redstone Lofts- 165 & 185 Davis Road, Burlington
Redstone Apts- 500 South Prospects Street, Burlington

Both the Redstone Lofts and Redstone Apartments are upperclassmen and graduate student apartment housing options on UVM's Redstone campus. Conveniently located and locally owned, the Redstone Student Housing Apartments offer comfortable, fully-furnished apartments to the UVM community.

2 p.m.
Building Our Campus Food System: A student panel on the UVM "Real Food Challenge"
Chittenden Room, Davis Center
Did you know UVM is a leader in alternative food purchasing? A panel of students will discuss the UVM Real Food Campus Commitment, which pledges UVM will purchase 20% "Real Food" (local, humane, fair trade, and/or organic) by 2020. Come learn about how we're making a difference in the food system, right here on campus!

2-3:30 p.m.
Third Annual Alumni Art Exhibit Reception
Davis Center Livak Fireplace and Gallery, 4th Floor
Join alumni artists and art lovers alike at the opening reception for the third annual Alumni Art Exhibit, curated by student art curators. Mingle, enjoy light refreshments and desserts, and appreciate the beautiful artwork created by fellow University of Vermont alumni.

2:30 p.m.
Women’s Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Penn State

Gutterson Ice Rink
Cheer on the Catamounts!

2:30-4 p.m.
Lawrence Debate Union Reunion
Huber House, 475-479 Main Street
Did you debate at UVM? Come visit Huber House to enjoy snacks and refreshments, meet the current LDU crew, and share old war stories. Feel free to take time to find your old trophies and admire our new ones.

2:30-4 p.m.
Hort Farm Guided Tour

UVM Horticulture Research Center, 65 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington
Discover UVM's 'Best-Kept Secret Garden' and learn about research and educational activities. A guided tour will take visitors through ornamental collections, apple orchards, and vegetable farms during the peak of apple harvest season. This will be a single tour, so come at the beginning and continue to the end. Shuttle bus leaves Davis Center at 2:30 and returns at 4.

3 p.m.
George V. Kidder Faculty Lecture: Professor Richard Foote
The Monster and its Friends: An Aperçu of the “Periodic Table” of Symmetry

John Dewey Lounge
Symmetry of objects and systems is studied via mathematical structures known as “groups.”  Just as numbers can be factored into primes or physical matter can be broken down into atoms, symmetry groups can be factored into irreducible “atoms” (one of which is called The Monster).  This talk will give an elementary, light-hearted overview of group theory, culminating in the recently completed determination of the “periodic table” of symmetry groups, one of the major achievements of modern mathematics.

3 p.m.
Delta Psi Annual Alumni Meeting

Delta Psi House (61 Summit Street)

3-4 p.m.
Fleming Museum of Art Tour of Exhibitions
Fleming Museum
Join museum staff for a guided tour of the special exhibitions currently on view at the Fleming. Check the museum’s website for current exhibitions at  flemingmuseum.org

3:30-5:30 p.m.
Honors College Reception and Career Panel
Davis Center, Livak Ballroom
Meet and greet for HCOL staff, current students, parents, and alumni. Brief remarks by Dean Rizvi, followed by panel discussion including Honors College Class of 2008.

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
CREAM 25th Anniversary Celebration

Ellen A. Hardacre Equine Center at UVM Farm: 500 Spear Street
All CREAM (Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management) students, alumni, and friends of CREAM are invited to a BBQ to celebrate 25 years of UVM's CREAM program. For more information contact Marcia Purvis (802-656-2071) & Norman Purdie (802-656-2572).

6 p.m.
Vermont Men's Soccer 50th Anniversary Celebration presented by WNDNWVS $
Cook Commons
Celebrate 50 years of men’s varsity soccer at UVM. For more information click here.

6-8:30 p.m.
Taste of Vermont Dinner
Reunion & Homecoming and Family Weekend Tent
This dinner is for families and non-Reunion alumni who want to have dinner on campus! Enjoy local food and live island drum music! Enjoy a beer from two local breweries- Fiddlehead Brewery, Trapp Family Lager and Heady Toppper!

6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Soul Food Social $
Davis Center, Grand Maple Ballroom
This signature event of the Black Student Union is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to come together for food, fun, entertainment, and fellowship. In the black community, meal time serves many purposes, but ultimately provides an opportunity for the soul to be enriched, the heart to be moved, and the stomach to be filled. Please join us as we celebrate. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., social hour until 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Sponsored by Smugglers Notch,  Healthy Living Market and Cafe and Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

7:30 p.m.
Men’s Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Ottawa
Gutterson Ice Rink
Cheer on the Catamounts- purchase tickets through UVM athletics box office- www.uvmathletics.com - starting September 23, 2013.

8 p.m.
Homecoming A Capella Concert $
Ira Allen Chapel
Don’t miss this tradition. Concert includes performances by several UVM A Capella groups. Register beforehand.


9:30 a.m.
“A Day of Elegance”- Etiquette Brunch $
The Student Alumni Association invites students, alumni, parents and others to brunch with experts from the Emily Post Institute. Register Today!

10 a.m.
Family and Homecoming Weekend Mass & Pancake Breakfast
The Catholic Center at UVM
We invite all students, alumni, and families to join us for Mass at 10 a.m. at the Catholic Center. Following Mass, there will be a free pancake breakfast.

10 a.m.
Annual Alumni/Baseball Club Team Game
Centennial Field
The 4th Annual Alumni/Baseball Club Team "game" will be held at Historic Centennial Field on Sunday October 6 at noon. We will need the field from 10am until 2pm. Questions can be directed to Jim Carter, Faculty Advisor/Coach of the Club Team at jtcarter@uvm.edu or 802 899 4767.

10-11:30 a.m.
Hillel Brunch
308 South Prospect Street
UVM Hillel will host a Sunday bagel brunch for students, parents, and alums. Come meet Hillel students and staff and learn about Hillel’s programs on campus.

10:30 a.m.
Grand Isle Bike Tour
Meet at Snow Farm Vineyard 190 West Shore Rd., South Hero, VT
Experience some of the best cycling in Vermont on the Grand Isle Bike Tour: a guided 20-mile loop visiting a vineyard, farms, and art gallery. Tastings and lunch are included. Moderate hills, paved and dirt roads. $45 Adults, $35 Youth (up to 17-years-old) Rent or bring your own bike. To purchase tickets visit www.vermontfarmtours.com or call 802-922-7346.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
11th Annual Diversity & Equality Jazz Brunch $
Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center
The Chief Diversity Office, Abenaki Outreach Program, ALANA Student Center, Center for Cultural Pluralism, LGBTQA Center, Woman’s Center, and Affirmative Action invite you to join us for a feast of great food, conversation, and jazz music. Register online.

UVM vs Southwestern Connecticut Football Game
South Burlington High School Stadium (Dorset Street)
Cheer on the Catamounts as they take on their conference rival!

Noon.-4 p.m.
EXHIBITIONS: Fleming Museum

1 p.m.
Women’s Varsity Soccer vs. University of Maine
Virtue Field at Archie Post Athletic Complex
Cheer on the Catamounts!

1-3 p.m.
Fan Fest

Virtue Field
Join the Student Alumni Assocation for food, games and excitement before the Men's Ice Hockey game!

1:30-2:30 p.m.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Ceremony
Livak Ballroom, Davis Center
Annual induction of first- and second-year Honor Society members. Invitation only.

3:00 p.m.
Men’s Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Acadia
Gutterson Ice Rink
Cheer on the Catamounts- purchase tickets through UVM athletics box office- www.uvmathletics.com - starting September 23, 2013.

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