Celebrating Fifty Years of Great Books in Santa FeHomecoming 2014

Celebrating Fifty Years of Great Books in Santa Fe

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Here is a schedule of events (click here for a listing of seminars):

Santa Fe Schedule

Friday, September 19
4-8 p.m. Check-in
5-7:15 p.m. Class “Mini-Reunion” Receptions
5:30 p.m. Class Photos
7:30 p.m. Lecture: "Liberal Education in America and The Cold War” – Dean Walter Sterling ('93)

Saturday, September 20
9 a.m. Check-in
9-10:30 a.m. Pancakes with the President, Student/Alumni Career Networking Event – Meem Placita
10:30 a.m. Children’s seminar/storytelling
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Seminars
12:30-12:45 p.m. Remembrance Ceremony
12:30-1:30 p.m. Alumni Luncheon
1:40-2:30 p.m. College Update/all alumni meeting
2:30-4:30 p.m. Field Games – Soccer Field
2:30-4:30 p.m. Kid’s Carnival – Soccer Field
2:30-4:30 p.m. Chocolate Making Class
3:00-4:30 p.m. "All the Matter of the Living Air: Dreams and the Western Tradition" Lecture by Lael Gold ('89) (open to the public)
2:45-4:15 p.m. Afternoon Session of the Reunion Seminar for the Classes of '68-'71
4-5 p.m. Campus Tours
6-8:00 p.m. Awards Banquet
8-9:00 p.m. Pub Trivia
9-midnight Jazz/Swing Party
9 p.m.-midnight Down through the Decades Dance Party

Sunday, September 21
10:30 a.m.-noon Sunday Brunch

12:30 p.m. Santa Fe Botanical Garden guided tour by Paul Eitner (’71). The tour will show off the garden, Kevin Box’ origami sculpture exhibit, and touch on the design philosophy employed by the landscape architect W. Gary Smith. Suggested donation to the Botanical Garden is $6. For transportation information and to reserve a spot, contact Paul Eitner directly at 610-787-2400.


Please note - schedule subject to change.

Fee Schedule

All participants must pay a registration fee that includes the Welcome Home Reception*, Lecture and Question Period, Pancakes with the President Career Event, Seminar, Field Games*, Pub Quiz*, and Sunday Brunch* (items marked with an asterisk include beer and wine, if desired). The late registration fee for alumni and guests is $110 per person. Recent alumni of the class of 2004-2014 receive a 50% discount for a rate of $55 per person. Children are $15 per person. The luncheon is an additional cost of $15, and the gala Awards Banquet is an additional $35 (beer and wine included).


Santa Fe - Download the campus visitor's brochure for information on local accomodations, dining, and other resources. Note that some hotels, including the Hotel Santa Fe, offer discounts to Johnnies. There is a reserved block of rooms at Sage Inn for St. John's alumni attending reunions; just mention SJC Homecoming when you call to book your room to secure the $76 per night rate. Hotel Santa Fe and the Sage Inn offer shuttle service to the college, and are within easy walking distance of the Railrunner commuter train depot in downtown Santa Fe.

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