Schedule

We are excited to welcome you back to campus to reconnect with your classmates, fellow Techers and the Institute through class events, seminars, division receptions and tours, house reunions, and so much more.

While many activities are free, those marked with a $ carry a fee. Unless otherwise indicated, activities are open to all.



Thursday, May 16

Campus Art Gallery featuring Caltech Artists
This installation seeks to highlight the interplay between analytical and quantitative thinking with creative expression, with themes focusing on the intertwined nature of science and the arts. The visual 2D and 3D artwork created by members of the Caltech and JPL Community draws on their life experiences and scientific research to tell facets of the Caltech story.
Chandler Café (7:00 AM – 8:30 PM weekdays)
Hameetman Center (7:00 AM –2:00 AM)

Undergraduate Admissions Office Campus Tour
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This campus tour offers 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. The tour will be led by a current undergraduate student.
Undergraduate Admissions Office, 383 S. Hill Ave.
Questions: (626) 395-6341; please specify Reunion Weekend

The Mind’s Eye: Richard Feynman in Word & Image
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
In work and play, Richard Feynman was a distinctively visual thinker. The Caltech Archives is telling the story of Feynman’s life and physics by exhibiting the notes and artwork through which he shared his vision. Highlights include the diagrams with which Feynman developed his Nobel Prize-winning physics, as well as lecture notes, sketches, and photographs. The exhibit also includes a new virtual reality experience which brings Feynman’s playful spirit to life with one of his favorite autobiographical stories.
Beckman Institute, Beckman Museum, Room 131
 
Class Reunions for the classes of ’49, ’54, ’59, ’64, ’69
President’s Reception

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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 reunion weekend. 
West Patio, Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill Ave.

Celebrating the Classes of ’49, ’54, ’59, ’64, ’69
Reunion Dinners
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Class reunion photos will be taken before reunion dinners. 
Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill Ave. / $75


Friday, May 17

Campus Art Gallery featuring Caltech Artists
This installation seeks to highlight the interplay between analytical and quantitative thinking with creative expression, with themes focusing on the intertwined nature of science and the arts. The visual 2D and 3D artwork created by members of the Caltech and JPL Community draws on their life experiences and scientific research to tell facets of the Caltech story.
Chandler Café (7:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. weekdays)
Hameetman Center (7:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.)

Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Enjoy the company of your classmates and fellow alumni over an al fresco breakfast in the garden.
Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave. | $10

The Black Experience at Caltech
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
From the early days of the Institute, Black scholars, researchers, faculty, staff, and speakers have made significant—though too often, unsung—contributions to the Caltech community as they strove to advance and support world-renowned progress in science and engineering. The questions we seek to answer and the problems we aspire to solve demand no less than the fully-leveraged talents and skills of our diverse world. It is in that spirit that we celebrate the stories of individuals who steadfastly pursued research and education at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, many of them at a time when their potential was unacknowledged and their accomplishments underrecognized.
Hameetman Center, East Patio

Campus Architectural Tour
9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Learn about the recent additions to the campus architecture and how they tie into the history of the campus from Jim Cowell, Caltech’s Associate Vice President for Facilities. Then gain a new perspective (and discover some hidden treasures) on a campus walking tour led by members of Caltech Women’s Club Campus History and Architectural Tour Service (CWC CHATS).
9:45 a.m. Tour departs from Alumni House
10:00 a.m. Campus Update (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.

The Mind’s Eye: Richard Feynman in Word & Image
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
In work and play, Richard Feynman was a distinctively visual thinker. The Caltech Archives is telling the story of Feynman’s life and physics by exhibiting the notes and artwork through which he shared his vision. Highlights include the diagrams with which Feynman developed his Nobel Prize-winning physics, as well as lecture notes, sketches, and photographs. The exhibit also includes a new virtual reality experience which brings Feynman’s playful spirit to life with one of his favorite autobiographical stories.
Beckman Institute, Beckman Museum, Room 131

Half Century Club Luncheon
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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 1969 as its members are inducted into the Half Century Club on the occasion of their 50th Reunion. 
Noon                  Check-in and refreshments
12:15 PM           Program and induction of the Class of 1969
12:30 PM          Lunch
Tent, Athenaeum Lawn, 551 S. Hill Ave.
$30 alumni and guests
Free
for the members of the classes of ’49, ’54, ’59, ’64, ’69

Computing and Mathematical Sciences ‘Meeting of the Minds’
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Join faculty, students, and researchers for a discussion and poster session of ongoing research by 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. 
2:30 p.m.   Keynote Talk, Mathematics of Crime
Professor Andrea Bertozzi

Professor of Mathematics and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and
Creativity Director of Applied Mathematics
University of California Los Angeles
3:30 p.m.    Poster Reception
Annenberg Building (room 105 and outdoor vicinity) 

Huntington Estate Tour
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
An easy outdoor walking tour that covers the central area of the estate including the world-renowned galleries and gardens. Guests are welcome to stay and explore the gardens until they close at 5:00 p.m.
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino / $34

Torchbearer Social 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for appetizers and beer tasting while reminiscing with friends and colleagues. Open to members of the Torchbearers Legacy Society.
Athenaeum Rathskeller, 551 S. Hill Ave.

Applied Physics/Materials Science and Kavli Nanoscience Institute Reception and Tours
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Please join us for a reception with faculty, scientific staff, and graduate students from the Kavli Nanoscience Institute and the department of Applied Physics and Materials Science. Enjoy refreshments along with scientific talks, posters, and tours of our labs and facilities. 
Lawn in front of Steele Laboratory

Class of 1974 Nostalgia Session 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
In keeping with our class’s long-standing tradition, we invite you to join us for an afternoon of reminiscing.
Gates Annex, B122

Caltech Fund Cocktail Party
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reconnect with your fellow alumni and meet the Class of 2019. 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. 
Athenaeum Lawn, 551 S. Hill Ave. / Open to all

Class of 1969 Buffet Dinner
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave. / $60

Reunion Dinners for the Classes of ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04, ’09 and ’14
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill Ave.
$75, Classes of ’74–’04 and guests
Free, Class of ’09 and $75, guests
Free, Class of ’14 and one guest

BANDORAMA
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Featuring the Caltech-Occidental Wind Orchestra and Caltech Jazz Band.
Ramo Auditorium / Free
Questions: (626) 395-3295

After Party @ Tom Mannion's
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Join Tom Mannion, your fellow recent alumni (Classes of ’94–’18), and current seniors from the Class of 2019 for a late-night hangout with tasty bites and beverages. Memorialize the evening in our photo booth!
Tom Mannion’s House, 400 S. Hill Ave.      


Saturday, May 18

82nd Annual Seminar Day
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hear from some of Caltech’s radically inventive minds at this year’s Seminar Day when faculty from across all six divisions and JPL scientists share their latest discoveries. 
See our Seminar Day page for more information.
Caltech Campus

Campus Art Gallery featuring Caltech Artists
This installation seeks to highlight the interplay between analytical and quantitative thinking with creative expression, with themes focusing on the intertwined nature of science and the arts. The visual 2D and 3D artwork created by members of the Caltech and JPL Community draws on their life experiences and scientific research to tell facets of the Caltech story.
Chandler Café (9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. weekends)
Hameetman Center (7:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.)

The Black Experience at Caltech
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
From the early days of the Institute, Black scholars, researchers, faculty, staff, and speakers have made significant—though too often, unsung—contributions to the Caltech community as they strove to advance and support world-renowned progress in science and engineering. The questions we seek to answer and the problems we aspire to solve demand no less than the fully-leveraged talents and skills of our diverse world. It is in that spirit that we celebrate the stories of individuals who steadfastly pursued research and education at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, many of them at a time when their potential was unacknowledged and their accomplishments underrecognized.
Beckman Institute, NE Lobby

Caltech Seismological Laboratory Exhibit Center
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caltech runs the Southern California Seismic Network and, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, UC Berkeley, and the California Geological Survey, is part of the California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN). We will talk about the history of monitoring earthquakes and demonstrate the system’s exciting capabilities, including the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning system for the West Coast, as well as other ongoing important research projects.
South Mudd, Seismo Lab Exhibit, First Floor
The Media Center, Room 269

Linde + Robinson Laboratory for Global Environmental Science Tour 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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 repurposing of the historic solar telescope. Learn about the building’s unique features and the groundbreaking research taking place here.
60-minute tours depart from the Linde + Robinson East Patio. Wheelchair access is via the north door.

Sherman Fairchild Library Open House
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Librarians will discuss 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
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Join fellow alumni under the big tent for a boxed lunch.
Beckman Mall, Tent / $15

Graduate Student Poster Session
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Graduate students from across divisions and options will present research posters on their cutting-edge science. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Council.
Beckman Institute, Outside Courtyard

Caltech Archives Open House 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Come explore Caltech’s history! We’ll be displaying letters, laboratory notebooks, and other papers of Caltech scientists and engineers like Millikan, Noyes, Hale, Morgan, Feynman, Richter, von Kármán, and Mead, as well as rare books dating back to the Scientific Revolution. We’ll also offer behind-the-scenes tours of our collection storage, and the opportunity to record an oral history for our collection about your own experience at Caltech.
Beckman Institute, Suite B215

The Mind’s Eye: Richard Feynman in Word & Image
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM & 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
In work and play, Richard Feynman was a distinctively visual thinker. The Caltech Archives is telling the story of Feynman’s life and physics by exhibiting the notes and artwork through which he shared his vision. Highlights include the diagrams with which Feynman developed his Nobel Prize-winning physics, as well as lecture notes, sketches, and photographs. The exhibit also includes a new virtual reality experience which brings Feynman’s playful spirit to life with one of his favorite autobiographical stories.
Beckman Institute, Beckman Museum, Room 131

Caltech Women’s Network Reception
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Enjoy the company of your fellow alumnae and current students at a casual reception. Drop by for a few minutes or stay as long as your schedule allows. There will be time for networking and a communal art project. Light refreshments will be provided.

This reception is open to alumni who identify as women, including but not limited to transgender women, genderqueer women and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified. 

Alumni House

The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis Tours
1:00 PM & 1:30 PM
Both the 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM tours are sold out. You may add your name to the waitlist.
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 the 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 20 per tour. Registration required.

Ruddock House Reunion
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.
Ruddock House
Questions: Alexander Popov, apopov@caltech.edu

SURF Reunion
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
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 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We’ll kick off with a wine and beer reception, followed by a 3-course meal (prepared and served by students). The evening will culminate with stories from alumni and current students. 
5:00 p.m.   Wine and Beer Reception
6:00 p.m.    Dinner
Page Courtyard / $40
Questions: Nerys Huffman, nahuffma@caltech.edu

Caltech Football Team Reunion (Coaches Gutman/Bond era)
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Reprise of the gatherings we had in 2009 and 2014……..a 50th anniversary celebration of our 1968 UCSD victory among other things.  Mike Brennan is promising to bring Olympia beer.
5:30 p.m.   Reception
6:30 p.m.   Dinner
Brown Gym / $75
Questions: Lonnie Martin, lonnie.martin8@gmail.com

Fleming House Reunion
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.
Fleming House / $50
Questions: Anuj Chadha, achadha@caltech.edu

Caltech LGBTQ+ Social
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join the Caltech Center for Diversity and the campus LGBTQ+ student organizations PRISM and oSTEM for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and intimate conversation. We will hold a short program highlighting this year’s achievements and the work of LGBTQ+ student organizations. Alumni, students, faculty, and friends are welcome to attend!
Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave.

Avery House Reunion
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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 
Questions: Donovan Ye, dye@caltech.edu

Lloyd House Reunion
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
Questions: Andy Rothstein, arothste@caltech.edu

BANDORAMA
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Featuring the Caltech-Occidental Wind Orchestra and Caltech Jazz Band.
Ramo Auditorium / Free
Questions: (626) 395-3295


Sunday, May 19

Campus Art Gallery featuring Caltech Artists
This installation seeks to highlight the interplay between analytical and quantitative thinking with creative expression, with themes focusing on the intertwined nature of science and the arts. The visual 2D and 3D artwork created by members of the Caltech and JPL Community draws on their life experiences and scientific research to tell facets of the Caltech story.
Chandler Café (9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. weekends)
Hameetman Center (7:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.)

Caltech Alumni of Color Brunch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Black Ladies Association of Caltech (BLAC) and the Caltech Center for Diversity would like to invite all alumni of color to join us for brunch.  Sponsored by BLAC. 
Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave.

Class of 1984 Brunch
Join your classmates for a casual farewell brunch.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Chandler Cafe/ $15

Caltech Y Lunch
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open to all alumni who have fond memories of the Y and want to get updated on current activities. Stop by to enjoy good food, chat with friends, and share your favorite Y memory. 
Caltech Y Offices, 505 Wilson Ave., directly north of the Caltech Credit Union
Questions: (626) 395-6163; caltechy@caltech.edu

Caltech Athletics Celebration
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate and commemorate the rich history of intercollegiate athletics at Caltech as we celebrate the achievements of our 2018–2019 scholar-athletes and induct the sixth class into our Hall of Honor. Learn more at gocaltech.com.

Tony Leonard ’59
Thomas Dee Burton ’69
Rene (Davis) Daer ’08
Kenneth Walker ’74
Jacki Wilbur ’04
1942 Men’s Golf SCIAC Champions
Coach Warren Emory ’69–’84 AD

Ramo Auditorium / Free, no registration required

Dabney House Reunion
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join your fellow Darbs for light snacks, refreshments and games.
Dabney House Courtyard
Questions: Andrea Hands Arocha, ajhands01@gmail.com

Ricketts House Reunion
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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
Questions: Sarah Steele, ssteele@caltech.edu

Blacker House Reunion
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
An afternoon to enjoy tea, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation with alumni and current students. 
Blacker House
Questions: Blacker VPs, mole-vps@blacker.caltech.edu

Caltech Chamber Music Ensembles
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Dabney Lounge / Free
Questions: (626) 395-3295