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Schedule

Please note, schedule is subject to change.  More events to be added as confirmed. 
While many activities are free, those marked with a $ carry a fee.  Unless otherwise indicated, activities are open to all.

Thursday, May 17

Class Reunions for 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
 

 

6:00 - 7:15 PM





7:30 - 10:00 PM

Class of 1953 Lunch
Join your classmates for a reunion lunch at Tom Mannion’s home.

Tom Mannion’s House, 400 S. Hill Ave.

President’s Reception for Classes of ’48, ’53, ’58, ’63, ’68
President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and Professor Katherine T. Faber welcome members of the 50th – 70th reunion classes back to Caltech at this special reception to kick off your reunion weekend.

Tent, President’s House Lawn

Reunion Dinners for Classes of ’48, ’53, ’58, ’63, ’68

Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill Ave. / $75


Friday, May 18

8:00 - 10:00 AM




9:30 - 11:45 AM
















12:00 - 2:00 PM











2:00 - 5:00 PM







 

 

2:30 - 4:30 PM











2:30 - 3:30 PM

 

 

 

2:30 - 4:00 PM

 


5:30 - 7:30 PM






 

7:30 - 10:00 PM










 


10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Continental Breakfast
Enjoy the company of your classmates and fellow alumni over an al fresco breakfast in the garden.

Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave. / $10

Campus Architectural Tour
Discover how architects developed a campus of great beauty to house academic buildings and high-tech laboratories so that scientists and engineers would become more aware of the aesthetic values of life.

Learn about the history of Caltech’s architecture from Romy Wyllie, author of Caltech’s Architectural Heritage: From Spanish Tile to Modern Stone and director of Caltech Architectural Tour Service (CATS).  Then gain a new perspective (and discover some hidden treasures) through a campus walking tour led by members of CATS.

9:30 a.m.            Tour departs from Alumni House
10:00 a.m.          Illustrated Lecture (45 minutes)
10:45 a.m.          Walking Tour (1 hour)
11:45 a.m.           Tour ends at the Athenaeum

Departs from Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave.

Half Century Club Luncheon
The Half Century Club is a special group of Caltech undergraduate and graduate alumni who received their degrees 50 or more years ago. Join us to honor the Class of 1968 as its members join the Half Century Club on the occasion of their 50th Reunion.

Noon                  Check in and refreshments
12:15 p.m.           Program and induction of the Class of 1968
12:30 p.m.          Lunch

Tent, Athenaeum Lawn, 551 S. Hill Ave.
$30 alumni and guests, free for the members of the classes of ’48, ’53, ’58, '63, ’68

Computing and Mathematical Sciences Keynote Talk and Poster Session
Join faculty, students, and researchers for a discussion and poster session of ongoing research from undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty that explores the concept of “CS + X”: disrupting science and engineering with computational thinking. Research presented will be wide-ranging, featuring the intersection of fields such as quantum computing, molecular programming, machine learning, big data, robotics, and autonomous systems. 

2:00 p.m.              Keynote Talk
3:00 p.m.              Poster Reception

Annenbery Building (auditorium and outdoor vicinity)

Undergraduate Admissions Office Campus Tour and Information Session
The best way to learn about Caltech today is to experience it firsthand. Caltech’s Undergraduate Admissions Office provides campus tours that offer an insider’s perspective on what makes Caltech unique—from its innovative curriculum and student traditions to its world-class faculty and legacy of pioneering research.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Tour
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Information and Q&A Session

Undergraduate Admissions Office, 383 S. Hill Ave.
Questions: (626) 395-6341; please specify Reunion Weekend

Huntington Estate Tour
An easy outdoor one-hour walking tour that covers the central area of the estate including the world renowned galleries and gardens. Visitors will hear about current special exhibitions and learn how Henry and Arabella Huntington turned their San Marino Ranch into a world famous cultural landmark.  Guests are welcome to stay and explore the gardens until closing

 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino / $34

Torchbearer Social
Join us for appetizers and beer tasting while reminiscing with friends and colleagues.

 Athenaeum Rathskeller, 551 S. Hill Ave.

Caltech Fund Cocktail Party
Reconnect with your fellow alumni and meet the class of 2018.  Enjoy delicious cocktails and appetizers, snap a photo in our fun photo booth and don’t miss out on your reunion class photo! Celebrating Caltech’s community of supporters, this reception is open to all.  

Class reunion photos will be taken during the party.  Schedule to follow.

Athenaeum Lawn, 551 S. Hill Ave. / Open to all

Reunion Dinners

Class of 1968 Buffet Dinner
Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave. /$60

Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1999, 2003
Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill Ave. / $75

Class of 2008
Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill Ave. / Free for the members of the Class of ’08 and $75 for guests

 Class of 2013
Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill Ave. / Free for the members of the Class of ’13 and one guest

After Party @ Tom Mannion's
Join Tom Mannion and your fellow recent alumni (Classes of '93 - '17) and current seniors from the Class of 2018 for a late-night hangout with tasty bites and beverages.  Memorialize the evening in our photo booth!

400 S. Hill Ave.            


Saturday, May 19

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM




 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM









10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 


12:00 - 2:00 PM





12:30 - 2:00 PM





12:30 - 2:00 PM





1:00 PM & 1:30 PM










4:45 - 5:30 PM







5:00 - 8:00 PM





6:00 - 9:00 PM








8:00 - 10:00 PM


 



8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

81st Annual Seminar Day
Caltech is at the forefront of pushing frontiers and venturing into uncharted territory – resulting in revolutionary contributions to science and society.  Hear from some of these radically inventive minds at this year’s Seminar Day when faculty from across all six divisions and JPL share their latest discoveries.

With over 18 different seminars to choose from – Seminar Day offers our alumni and friends the opportunity to immerse themselves in a full day of life-long learning. 

See our Seminar Day page for more information.

Caltech Campus

Caltech Seismological Laboratory Exhibit Center
Caltech, along with the U. S. Geological Survey, UC Berkeley, and the California Geological Survey, is coordinating earthquake monitoring efforts under the California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN).  We will display the project's exciting capabilities, including an internet-based, real-time ground-shaking map called ShakeMap used by critical users of earthquake information and demonstrate the earthquake early warning system currently under development, as well as, other on-going research.

South Mudd, Seismo Lab Exhibit, First-Floor
The Media Center, Room 269

Science and SWEets: Family Activity
Join the Caltech Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in introducing your kids to the wonderful world of science.  From interactive demos to liquid-nitrogen ice cream, there are plenty of activities for all Techer families.  After all, does ice cream have an age limit?

 Beckman Mall, Tent

Sherman Fairchild Library Open House
Librarians will be discussing trends in scientific communication, digital publishing, and the changing role of the 21st-century research library.  Please stop by with your questions.

Sherman Fairchild Library

All Alumni Lunch
Join fellow alumni under the big tent for a boxed lunch or feel free to bring your own picnic and spread out a blanket on the lawn.

Beckman Mall, Tent

Graduate Student Poster Session
Graduate students from across divisions and option will present research posters on their cutting-edge science.  Sponsored by the Graduate Student Council.

Beckman Institute, Outside Courtyard

The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)
The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) is the nation’s largest science-and-technology research program dedicated to the advancement of solar fuels. Established in 2010 as a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Innovation Hub and led by Caltech, JCAP aims to find new and effective ways to produce fuels using only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. The center brings together world-class scientists and engineers under the roof of a newly renovated Jorgensen Laboratory building, outfitted with state-of-the-art facilities and instruments.

30-minute tours depart from the Jorgensen Lab lobby.  Participation is limited to 30 per tour, please sign up in advance.

SURF Reunion
Since 1979, more than 4,000 Caltech students have participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. If you were a SURFer, or are a friend of the program, please join us to reconnect with former classmates, chat with current SURF students, and learn about what’s new in undergraduate research at Caltech.

Parsons-Gates Lawn / open to all

Page House Reunion
We’ll kick off with a wine and beer reception, followed by a 3 course meal (prepared and served by students) and the evening will culminate with stories from alumni and current students.

Page Courtyard / $25 dinner

Fleming House Reunion
ALRIGHT! Fellow Flems, come thunder with the herd once more and enjoy a good old-fashioned Fleming dinner. Throw napkins, hear the bell rung, and of course float some frosh! FBT.

6:00 p.m.              Reception
6:30 p.m.              Dinner

Fleming House / $50

Avery House Reunion
Averites are invited to our annual Avery House Reunion!  Enjoy food, music and the company of your fellow Averites–both current students and alumni.

Avery Library

Lloyd House Reunion
Lloyd dresses up for a snazzy night of casino games with alumni and students, and a fun auction at the end of the night. Additionally, there will be an open bar, live band, snacks and refreshments, and room to dance!

Lloyd House Lounge        




10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

 

 

12:00 - 2:00 PM






1:00 - 4:00 PM


 



2:00 - 5:00 PM


2:00 - 5:00 PM





2:00 - 5:00 PM

Sunday, May 20

Class of 1953 Farewell Breakfast
Join your 1953 classmates for a crepe breakfast and farewell hosted by Rolf (BS ’53, MS ’54) and Gunilla Hastrup

Home of Ralph and Gunilla Hastrup.

Caltech Athletics Celebration
Celebrate and commemorate the rich history of intercollegiate athletics at Caltech as we celebrate the achievements of our 2017-2018 scholar-athletes and induct the fifth class into our Hall of Honor. Learn more at: gocaltech.com

Ramo Auditorium / Free, no registration required

Dabney House Reunion
Join your fellow Darbs for light snacks, refreshments and games.


Dabney House Courtyard

Blacker House Reunion
Blacker House Residence

Ricketts House Reunion
Beer and Brats will be returning again this year! The name says it all; come enjoy a House barbeque, complete with a kiddie pool (vegetarian food and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available).

Ricketts Courtyard

Ruddock House Reunion
Ruddock House Reunion is always a great time! Rudds and their families come together to reminisce with their classmates, contemporaries, and current students about their time in Ruddock and at Caltech. Join us for food, stories, and fun.

Location TBD