Schedule of Events

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ken Crannell Teaching

1:00–6:00 pm
Registration and Hospitality Suite

2:00–4:00 pm
Dr. Ken Crannell '55, '57 MA Memorial
Semel Theater |10 Boylston Place, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA
Please join us as we honor and remember our friend, teacher, colleague and mentor. The memorial will be held in the Semel Theater and light refreshments will be served. 

4:00–5:00 pm 
Explore Emerson: Guided Campus Tours
Various Campus Locations
Learn more about today's Emerson on our Campus on the Common Tour, led by a current Emerson student.
5:00–7:00 pm
President’s Purple and Gold Toast
Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, Paramount Center | 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Kick off the weekend by joining us at a reception hosted by Emerson College President Lee Pelton. Meet up with friends and raise a glass to Emerson! Light appetizers will also be served. 

7:00–9:00 pm
Class of 1966 Dinner: A Taste of Boston's North End
L'Osteria |104 Salem Street, Boston, MA
To RSVP for the Class of 1967 dinner, please email Judy Isserlis '67 by Wednesday, May 31.

7:00-9:00 pm
Class of 1972 Dinner: A Night in Center Field
Bleacher Bar | 82A Lansdowne St., Boston
To RSVP for the Class of 1972 dinner, please register through the Alumni Weekend website. 

7:00–9:00 pm
Class of 1977 Dinner: 40th Reunion Feast
Maggiano’s Little Italy | 4 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA
To RSVP for the Class of 1977 dinner, please email Rob Rudnick ’77 by Wednesday, May 31. 

7:00–10:00 pm
Back in Boston: Emerson Takes Over Jillian's hosted by the Boston Alumni Network
Jillian's / Lucky Strike | 145 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA
Emerson alumni are taking over the Polo Room at Jillian’s for a night of fun hosted by the Boston Alumni Network! Enjoy great music, pool tables, foosball, and the best company to kick off Alumni Weekend in style. Appetizers and two drink tickets for beer or wine are included with your registration. Note: This is a 21 and older event.

10:00 pm
15th Reunion Celebration
Eastern Standard | 258 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
Following Jillian's, join the Class of 2002 to toast to our 15th reunion! Please contact Mandy (Grigoraitis) Manrique ’02 at or Mike Garrity ’02 at


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Orienation Leaders

8:30 am–5:00 pm 
Registration and Hospitality Suite

9:00–10:15 am
State of the College and Alumni Association Breakfast
Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium | 216 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Hear from President Pelton as he shares his plans for the College’s future in Boston, LA, and around the globe. The breakfast buffet, chaired by Alumni Association President Travis Small ’97, will include an announcement of the new roster of Alumni Board members for 2017-2018. 

10:30 am–11:30 pm
Alumni College
Walker Building | 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
(Choose One)

Go back to school for these one-hour mini-college sessions. Learn from our current faculty and alumni through these classes that mix lecture, theory, and practical experience.

Emerson’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Doers not Dreamers
Join Lu Ann Reeb, Senior Executive-in-Residence, Associate Chair and Director of Entrepreneurship Studies and Business Studies, for a conversation with Emerson Entrepreneurs. Hear from the student and alumni business owners bringing their ideas to life as part of Emerson’s E3 program, Emerson Launch, and the Emerson Entrepreneurship Club. Creativity and innovation is alive and bustling inside of Emerson’s entrepreneurship portals – join us to learn more!

Data, Design, and Play: Creating Media for Civic Engagement
The Engagement Lab is an applied research and design lab at Emerson College devoted to understanding and cultivating a just, participatory democracy for a digital age. We are scholars, artists, and designers, committed to understanding how new forms of data, narrative, and play impact people’s lives, foster communication across differences, and motivate meaningful practices of civic engagement. Join us to learn about our design approach, our graduate program in civic media, and our impact on real world issues working with NGOs and government partners in Boston and around the world. We’ll demo some of our recent projects from web apps, to interactive media sites, to table-top games and workshops.

11:00 am
Emerson Athletics 70th Anniversary Reception
Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym Sky Box | Piano Row Residence Hall, 150 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Lions of all times – join us during Alumni Weekend to celebrate 70 years of Emerson Athletics! Alumni, coaches, and staff members look forward to coming together to cheer on the legacy of Emerson College Athletics and the Athletics Trust Fund. 

12:00–2:00 pm
All Class Alumni Lunch

Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym | Piano Row Residence Hall, 150 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Celebrate and mingle with fellow Emersonians during this family-friendly lunch for Lions of all ages! 

12:00–2:00 pm
50th Reunion Lunch
Semel Theater | 10 Boylston Place, 3rd Floor, Boston,MA
Honor your Golden (and Purple!) milestone at this special lunch just for ’67ers and their guests

1:30–2:30 pm
Student Government Association Reunion
Visitor's Center | 104 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Join alumni from all decades to celebrate the Emerson College Student Government Association. Catch up with SGA alumni and staff, while learning about current Student Government Association initiatives. 

2:00–3:00 pm
Phi Alpha Tau Gathering
Tau Reading Room, Walker 639 | 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Meet up with your Tau Brothers during a special event celebrating the bonds and traditions that make Tau great. 

2:00–4:00 pm 
Departmental Spotlights 

Back to Class: Your Career 
Career Services | 216 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Join us for this comprehensive workshop designed to help you utilize the tools Emerson Career Services can offer you in your professional pursuits. Learn how to make the most of networking tools like LinkedIn and Emerson Connections, and strategies to effectively network for your job search. Q&A on topics such as career counseling, and professional branding. 

An Afternoon at the Robbins Center
The Robbins Center | 216 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) invites you to join them for an afternoon open house to explore the Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center as well as the CSD facilities. Meet the faculty, staff, and graduate students learning to apply theory to practice as part of Emerson’s nationally ranked program. Guided tours and light refreshments will be available. 

2:30–4:30 pm
115th Anniversary Celebration of Kappa Gamma Chi 
Bright Family Screening Room Lobby | Paramount Center | 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA

Mingle with Kappa sisters from all decades to celebrate the 115th anniversary of our great organization. Light appetizers will be served.

3:00–4:30 pm
Orientation Leader and Core Staff Reunion
Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium | 216 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Don’t you wish you could relive Orientation everyday? Join former OLs, Core Staff members, and staff to reminisce and celebrate Emerson College Orientation. Memories and memorabilia are sure to be on display!

3:00–4:30 pm
9th Annual WERS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Semel Theater | 10 Boylston Place, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA
Join fellow alumni and current WERS students and staff to honor the extraordinary group of Emerson alumni being inducted into the WERS Hall of Fame! Each of this year’s inductees has demonstrated the core values that are taught at WERS and have distinguished themselves within the industry. 

3:00–5:00 pm
Phi Alpha Tau 115th Anniversary Reception
Legal Crossing | 558 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Reconnect with your Tau brothers later in the day at this special reception to commemorate our 115th anniversary! 

5:00–6:30 pm
All Greek Reception: Celebrating the 115th Anniversaries of Kappa Gamma Chi and Phi Alpha Tau
Paramount Center | 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Kick off Saturday evening at this all-Greek mixer, where we will celebrate each organization while recognizing Kappa Gamma Chi and Phi Alpha Tau for their 115 years of scholarship, friendship, philanthropy, and commitment to Emerson College. 

5:00–6:30 pm
40th Reunion Cocktail Reception
Bright Family Screening Room Lobby | Paramount Center | 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Join the class of 1977 for a cocktail reception prior to the Best of Emerson Bash! Reconnect and toast to your 40th Reunion while enjoying light appetizers. A cash bar will be available. 

7:00–11:00 pm
Best of Emerson Bash: Performances, Awards, and Party!
Paramount Center | 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Celebrate the spectacular talent of Emerson while honoring our outstanding Alumni Award recipients. The evening will include performances by students, alumni, and faculty in our very own Paramount Theatre followed by dancing, drinks, and dinner fare! 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Alumni Weekend 2016 attendees

9:00 am
Remembering Our Friends:
Ecumenical Remembrance Service
Multipurpose Room | Piano Row Residence Hall |150 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Honor the memories of the Emerson community members who have passed away during the last year.

10:00–11:30 am
Emeriti, Faculty and Alumni Brunch
Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym | Piano Row Residence Hall | 150 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Reconnect with your favorite professors and honor retiring faculty during this delicious breakfast buffet.

1:00 pm
Phi Alpha Tau Annual Meeting
Tufte1114 | The Tufte Center | 10 Boylston Place, Boston, MA
Following Sunday morning's brunch, brothers are invited to join us at the annual Phi Alpha Tau meeting on campus.


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