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Schedule of Events

Alumni Weekend 2014

Note: Some events, times, locations and details may be changed or added without notice. Please contact the Office of Alumni Services with any queries regarding specific events.

Friday, April 25, 2014

7:30 - 10 a.m.

Grace Rollins
Dining Hall
$4 at door

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Campus Book Store Open

9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

"Senior Thesis Exhibition"
Campus Gate Art Gallery

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration Open
Campus Plaza
Sign in, pick up an events schedule and get your Alumni Weekend souvenir!

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Grace Rollins
Dining Hall
$5.50 at door

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Alumni and Student Networking Lunch
Robinson Dining Room, Grace Rollins Dining Hall
All alumni are invited to enjoy a casual lunch with students who are eager to receive guidance for the college-to-work transition as they pursue diverse career paths.
*$10, pre-registration required. 

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center
 *$5, pre-registration required.

4 - 5 p.m.

Coffee Talk with Author and Alumnus Ken Robbins, '64
Wilson Lecture Hall, Goolsby Center

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

YHC Alumni Leaders Social
Recreation and Fitness Center Studio
Event for YHC Alumni Association Board, Young Alumni Council, Class Coordinators, Student Ambassadors. Light refreshments provided.

6:30 - 9 p.m.

Half Century Club Dinner and Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony
YHC Recreation and Fitness Center

All alumni invited! Special VIP tables and free admission provided for Class of 1964 members celebrating their 50th reunion and induction into the Half Century Club. Other anniversary reunion classes should contact Alumni Services to reserve group seating.
Send YHC photos to for Alumni Weekend slideshow.
*Free admission for Class of 1964 members, $30 all other alumni and guests, pre-registration required.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration Open
Recreation and Fitness Center and Campus Plaza
Sign in, pick up an events schedule and get your Alumni Weekend souvenir!
7:30 - 9 a.m.

Grace Rollins Dining Hall
$4 at door

8 - 9 a.m.

Dorcas/Spat Breakfast
Grace Rollins Dining Hall
$4 at door

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Campus Book Store Open

9 - 10 a.m.

Coffee with YHC President Cathy Cox and
Retired and Emeriti Faculty/Staff
Campus Gate Art Gallery

Chat with YHC leaders and legends. Special recognition for Class of 1964 celebrating their 50th reunion.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

"Senior Thesis Exhibition"
Campus Gate Art Gallery

10:30 a.m.

College Update
Recreation and Fitness Center

Arrive early to get a seat for this celebratory college update with news from the YHC Alumni Association President and YHC President. Special recognition will be given to this year's 50th Anniversary Class and Alumni Award recipients as well as Alumni Association Board members, the Young Alumni Council, Class Coordinators and both emeriti and current faculty and staff.

12:15 - 2 p.m.

Alumni Weekend Luncheon
Recreation and Fitness Center

Mix and mingle with generations of YHC alumni and friends as well as emeriti, retired and current faculty while listening to the live music of Butternut Creek and Friends, featuring Professor of English Steve Harvey, Associate Professor of Biology Brenda Hull, Jennifer Cordier and Don Cordier.
*$10 (Free for kids 12 and under), pre-registration suggested.

2 - 2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Chapel Service
Susan B. Harris Chapel
Enjoy a traditional chapel service and time of remembrance led by YHC Dean of the Chapel and Minister to the College Rev. Dr. Tim Moore.

2 - 5 p.m.

Alumni GreenFest
Campus Plaza

Calling all ages, classes, Greek organizations, or your own special group! Enjoy music and children’s activities. Celebrate Earth Day a few days early and visit with students promoting various clubs and Greek organizations at tables on the plaza.

2:45 p.m.

Alumni Weekend 2014 Group Photo
Campus Plaza in front of Sharp Hall

Grab your fellow alumni and smile for the camera! You just might see yourself in a future issue of Echoes!

3 p.m.

Class of  ’64 (’63 and ’65) 50th Reunion
Cake and Punch Celebration
Robinson Dining Room, Grace Rollins Dining Hall

3 p.m.

Magic Tree House: Space Mission
O.Wayne Rollins Planetarium

This exciting, family-friendly voyage will carry visitors far out into the universe where the brother-sister duo of Jack and Annie find adventure.

3 - 6 p.m.

Rollins Campus Center Sneak Peek
Enjoy a tour of the first floor of the new social and intellectual heart of campus--the largest building ever to be constructed at YHC.

4 p.m.

Laser Pink Floyd: "Dark Side of the Moon"
O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

Surround yourself with the dazzling sights and sounds of Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking album, a psychedelic masterpiece released 40 years ago that still stands as the ultimate expression of the band’s sonic artistry. 

4 p.m. Alumni Acoustic Circle
Gazebo on the Lawn
Return to your College days by bringing your favorite instrument and joining in an acoustic jam session. 
4 - 6 p.m. 

All-Class Social
Myers Student Center

Sponsored by the Young Alumni Council
All alumni invited! Celebrate with your classmates while enjoying complimentary snacks. Beverages will be available for purchase. 

5-7:30 p.m.

Grace Rollins Dining Hall
$6.50 at door

7 p.m.

Theatre Young Harris presents "RENT"
Dobbs Theatre, Goolsby Center

This revolutionary rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of eight friends living the bohemian life in New York’s East Village. Racy, tragic, heartwarming and wildly catchy all at once, this groundbreaking and iconic musical is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.

Best enjoyed by mature audiences only. Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up at the YHC Box Office located in the lobby of Goolsby Center.

*$10 reserved seating, pre-registration
required, limited seating.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
8:30 and 10:55 a.m.

Alumni Weekend Church Service with YHC trustee and alumnus Dr. Don Harp, '61
Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday Brunch
Grace Rollins Dining Hall
$5.50 at door