May
18
3:00 pm15:00

kalAlayam

  • Ramo Auditorium

Free with Caltech ID
Non Caltech: $10

At any given time, 2.5 million people are estimated to be victims of human trafficking of which approximately 90% are women and children. To explore the different roles women have played in society, the Kalayalam Dance Company presents a classical South Indian Bharatanatyam performance, each piece dedicated to a different type of woman. Please join us in supporting our mothers, daughters, sisters, mentors, and friends and explore global issues that still plague us today.

May
18
2:00 pm14:00

Sixth Annual Chamber Music Marathon Concert

  • Dabney Lounge

 

Freshmen to grad students showcase their musical talents in small ensembles. Strings, piano, woodwinds, and brass combine to present chamber music from every era. Feel free to arrive when you can and stay as long as you can.

May
18
12:00 pm12:00

Caltech Athletics Inaugural Hall of Honor Ceremony

  • Beckman Mall

$25
$15 Children under 12

Help celebrate Caltech’s athletic heritage with the induction of the inaugural class of the athletics Hall of Honor. If you are interested in attending, please purchase a seat to the lunch to be a part of the ceremony. Whether you were an athlete or a supporter of the program, you are encouraged to attend this special celebration.

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Caltech Y Alumni Brunch
May
18
11:00 am11:00

Caltech Y Alumni Brunch

  • Caltech Y Offices, 505 S. Wilson

Open to All!
Caltech Y Offices, 505 S. Wilson

This event is open to all alumni who have fond memories of the Y, want to get updated on Y activities, or want to learn more about the Y. Stop by to enjoy good food and chat with friends.

Contact: t: 626/395-6163 e: caltechy@caltech.edu

May
17
7:30 pm19:30

Theater Arts (TACIT) Reunion

  • TACIT House, 275 S. Hill Ave.

Open to All!

Second Annual Theater Arts at Caltech TACIT Reunion Party with live simulcasts and pod-casted interviews with alums and friends. Surprise guests and awards with a live Student Band.

 

May
17
5:00 pm17:00

Fleming House Reunion

  • Fleming House

$40 (pays for a Fleming undergraduate to attend as well)

  • 5:00pm, Reception, Fleming House
  • 6:00pm, Dinner, Tom Mannion’s House, 400 S. Hill Ave.

Contact: Matt Lappin, Fleming House VP - mlappin@caltech.edu

May
17
5:00 pm17:00

Conversation with Carver Mead (BS '56, MS '57, PhD '60)

  • Gates Patio and iris Garden

$20

Join us for a special reception and moderated Q&A with Carver Mead, whose visionary contributions to science and society embody the innovative values of Caltech.  Mingle with Caltech friends and colleagues while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer in the Iris Garden (behind Parsons-Gates/south of Schlinger Lab). Limited tickets available.

5:00pm:  Mix and Mingle

5:30pm:  45 minute Conversation and Q&A

6:15pm:   Mix and Mingle

May
17
4:45 pm16:45

Wine and Cheese Reception

  • Gates Annex

All Seminar Day attendees are invited to a wine and cheese reception served along Gates Annex. Come and refresh yourself at the end of the day!

May
17
4:45 pm16:45

SURF Reunion

  • Glanville Courtyard, Beckman Institute

Open to All!

Since 1979, over 4,000 Caltech students have participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (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 with undergraduate research at Caltech. 

May
17
4:00 pm16:00

Career Workshop - Get the Job You Want

  • Beckman Institute Auditorium

All Alumni invited

Are you looking for a new job?  In today's competitive market, it's important to stand out.  Learn more about how to navigate your career search.  We'll discuss tips for personal branding, effective use of LinkedIn, negotiating multiple offers, video interviewing (which is increasingly common) and more.

Presented by Serena Santillanes, MS, NCC, MCC, President, Career Journeys, Inc.

May
17
3:30 pm15:30

I Saw It On Television

  • Hameetman Auditorium

Theater Arts (TACIT) Performance
Open to All!

A staged reading of George Morgan’s final instalment in his trilogy of Pasadena and Science. The story traces Pons and Fleischman and a host of others in their attempts to develop cold fusion, through the labyrinthian funding channels, agencies and institutions to its ultimate de-bunking by Caltech scientists.

May
17
1:30 pm13:30

Puzzle Scavenger Hunt

Join fellow alumni for a challenging and fun-filled puzzle scavenger hunt!

The hunt will begin with a series of logic puzzles. These sequences will unlock clues to send your team to various locations around campus.

  • The puzzle hunt will begin at 1:30pm on Beckman lawn and should take the average team approximately two hours to complete.
  • Please register for this event along with your other Reunion Weekend activities. Teams are self-organized and can consist of up to ten people.
  • There will be a sign-up board for pick-up teams on Beckman lawn prior to the event on May 17th.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top team (team who finishes first).

This event is presented by the Caltech Puzzle Club. Please contact arule@caltech.edu with any questions.

May
17
1:00 pm13:00

Linde + Robinson Laboratory for Global Environmental Science

  • Linde Robinson Laboratory

Sixty-minute tours depart from the east patio.  
Wheelchair access is via the north door.

Renamed in honor of alumnus Ronald K. Linde (MS ’62, PhD ’64) and his wife, Maxine, the Linde + Robinson Laboratory for Global Environmental Science sets new standards in green design, with innovations from heating, cooling, and air-conditioning to a visionary re-purposing of the historic solar telescope. Tour guests will learn about the building's unique features and about the research at the Linde Center for Global Environmental Science.

May
17
1:00 pm13:00

Caltech Brain Imaging Center Tour

  • Caltech Brain Imaging Center

Sign-ups for this 45-minute tour are on a first-come, first-served basis during Seminar Day registration. Tours begin at:

  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.

The Caltech Brain Imaging Center was created nine years ago with a $28 million dollar grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. It is a state-of-the-art facility within the Broad Center for the Biological Sciences housing four different MRI machines. The tour will visit each of the four scanners and describe current research projects, as well as give an overview of the imaging center, its goals, and its future plans. The aim of the research is to understand how the brain develops; how it supports memory, emotion, decision-making, and consciousness; and how it breaks down in disease. These scientific goals are pursued in a highly collaborative environment involving Caltech faculty from engineering, biology, chemistry, and the social sciences.

May
17
12:30 pm12:30

All Alumni Lunch

  • Beckman Mall

$12

Pick up a tasty box lunch and join other alumni under the big tent, or bring your own picnic and spread your blanket on the lawn.

May
17
12:00 pm12:00

Black Ladies Association of Caltech (BLAC) Luncheon

  • Alumni House

This is the 3rd annual event for the Black Ladies Association of Caltech (BLAC), and this event is open to all African American alumni. The BLAC Luncheon is a great opportunity for alumni to create an academic and social forum to network, build partnerships, and forge professional relationships. A catered lunch will be provided with live jazz.

Contact: (626) 395-8108 or taso@caltech.edu

May
17
11:30 am11:30

Linde + Robinson Laboratory for Global Environmental Science

  • Linde + Robinson Laboratory

Sixty-minute tours depart from the east patio.  
Wheelchair access is via the north door.

Renamed in honor of alumnus Ronald K. Linde (MS ’62, PhD ’64) and his wife, Maxine, the Linde + Robinson Laboratory for Global Environmental Science sets new standards in green design, with innovations from heating, cooling, and air-conditioning to a visionary re-purposing of the historic solar telescope. Tour guests will learn about the building's unique features and about the research at the Linde Center for Global Environmental Science.

May
17
11:00 am11:00

Caltech Seismological Laboratory Exhibit Center

  • South Mudd

Caltech, along with the USGS, UC Berkeley, and the California Geological Survey, is coordinating earthquake monitoring efforts under the California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN), a project that is enhancing seismic monitoring statewide with exciting new capabilities, including an Internet-based, real-time ground-shaking map called ShakeMap. We will display the project’s exciting new capabilities, including an Internet-based, real-time ground-shaking map called ShakeMap, and the new High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster, where research is taking place in seismology, planetary science, geology, environmental sciences, chemistry, and other disciplines.

 

Get briefings at one of two stations:

  • North Hallway, Second-Floor
  • The Media Center, Room 269
May
17
11:00 am11:00

Graduate Aerospace Laboratories (GALCIT)

  • Guggenheim Laboratory

Self-directed tours depart from lobby

Alumni are invited to visit the laboratories where research is performed in aerospace and related areas in GALCIT. Facilities may include the Lucas Adaptive Wall Wind Tunnel, the T5 Hypervelocity Shock Tunnel, the Space Structures Laboratory, and the Charyk Laboratory of Bioinspired Design.  Displays in the Kármán Conference Room and Archives highlight the life and achievements of Theodore von Kármán, the founding Director of GALCIT and JPL.