GWC Coming Home Reunion | July 14 - 16, 2017
George Williams College


Friday, July 14

Check-in/Registration
4-7:30 p.m.
Weidensall Administration Building Lobby

Welcome Cook-out Dinner
6-7:30 p.m.
Beasley Campus Center, Chapin Patio
$15 per person
Reservations required

Campfire, Conversation and Camaraderie

9:30-10 p.m.
Meet at the lakefront bonfire site, just west of Weidensall Administration Building.

The Bistro will be open from 6 to 10 pm*


Saturday, July 15

Sunrise Trail Walk
7 a.m.
Meet on the Weidensall Porch.
Coffee provided

Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m.
Beasley Campus Center
Complimentary
Reservations appreciated

Weekend Registration
8-9 a.m.
Weidensall Administration Building Lobby
 
Service of Remembrance
9-9:45
a.m.
Winston Paul Educational Center, Carrie Ann Room

Come together to remember GWC classmates, faculty and staff.


The Mystery of Frank Lloyd Wright and the GWC Campus
10-11 a.m.
Join us for a historical campus presentation featuring the involvement of the iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his plans for several campus buildings, presented by longtime George Williams College employee Tom McReynolds. 

Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Beasley Campus Center, Seabury Room
Oncologist and cancer survivor Dr. Joshua Schiffman has committed his career to unraveling the mystery of elephants and their resistance to cancer, after watching a pet dog pass away from the disease.

Lakeside Alumni and Friends Lunch
Noon
Mabel Cratty Building
$15 per person
Reservations required
Join President Sherrick and classmates for lunch and conversation.

Alumni Photo
1:45 p.m.
Mabel Cratty Building

Continuing to Serve: Nursing at GWC
2 p.m.
Winston Paul Educational Center, Simms Family Nursing Center
Tour the new Simms Family Nursing Center and experience the state-of-the-art simulation and skill laboratories, which house six simulation manikins. The Bachelor of Nursing program will begin its inaugural year this fall.


President's Reception
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Please join Dr. Rebecca Sherrick for casual conversation and refreshments.
Complimentary

Dinner on your own
 
The Bistro will be open from 6 to 10 pm*


Sunday, July 16

Breakfast and Farewell
7:30-9 a.m.
Beasley Campus Center, Dining Room
Complimentary
Reservations appreciated 


Music by the Lake Concert: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
4 p.m.
Ferro Pavilion
Deriving its name from the famous music venue located in the heart of New Orleans's French Quarter, the band spreads its mission of nurturing and perpetuating the art form of New Orleans-style jazz, enthralling audiences worldwide.

Tickets for this concert are available through the Music by the Lake website at musicbythelake.com or by calling 262-245-8501.


*In accordance with local ordinances, the consumption of alcohol is restricted to the Bistro in the Beasley Campus Center.


Accommodations

To reserve rooms on the GWC campus, please call the Conference Center at 262-245-8580

Group Room Rates:
•    Winston Paul: $159/night  
    Lakefront (newly renovated): $179/night


Alumni staying on campus will receive a $5 coupon for use in the Bistro or at the College Inn.



Questions

For questions about Coming Home Reunion, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-377-2782 or gwcalumni@aurora.edu.

Coming Home weekend will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, safety announcements will be made throughout campus.