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

Friday, July 14

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


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

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

Come together to remember GWC classmates, faculty and staff.

Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Beasley Campus Center, Seabury Room
Why elephants rarely get cancer is a mystery that has stumped scientists for decades. A study led by oncologist and cancer survivor Dr. Joshua Schiffman may have found the answer, which could impact human cancer research.

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

Alumni Photo
1:30 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 Science in Nursing program will begin its inaugural year this fall.

The Mystery of Frank Lloyd Wright and the GWC Campus
3-4 p.m.
Carrie Ann Room
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. 

President's Reception

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Beasley Campus Center, Executive Dining Room

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

Sunday, July 16

Breakfast and Farewell
7:30-9:30 a.m.
Beasley Campus Center, Dining Room
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 or at the ticket booth on Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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


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.


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

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