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Alumni Weekend 2016

May 20 & 21, 2016

All classes are welcome!

REUNIONS FOR THE CLASSES OF 1966, 1961, 1956, 1951, 1946  WILL BE CELEBRATED

Register online for Alumni Weekend 2016 - Coming Soon!


Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Alumni Engagement Office at 610-861-1366 at least one week prior to the event.


Don’t forget to visit the college Bookstore!
Stop in and purchase your Greyhound gear while you are here.
Hours: Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Schedule of Events

Friday, May 20

9:30 a.m.      Founder’s Day (reception, Payne Art Gallery)
10:30 a.m.    Lovefeast (Peter Hall)
11:45 a.m.    Founder’s Day Luncheon (Clewell)
1:15 p.m.      View the Permanent Collection (Payne Art Gallery)
1:15 p.m.      Tour of South Campus and the H.I.L.L. (meet in Foy Lobby)
5:30 p.m.      Champagne toast for the Class of 1966† (PPHAC Atrium)
6:00 p.m.      Welcome Back Reception* (HUB Lounge)
6:30 p.m.      Welcome Back Dinner* (HUB Pavilion)
8:00 p.m.      Jazz Hounds Concert (HUB Prosser Auditorium)

 

Saturday, May 21

8:00 a.m.      Continental Breakfast (HUB, Air Products Room)
8:30 a.m.      Alumni Association Annual Meeting (HUB, UBC Room)
9:00 a.m.      Tour of Main Street Campus (meet at HUB Desk)
10:00 a.m.    Educational Sessions
11:00 a.m.    Educational Sessions Repeated
11:45 a.m.    Shuttle to Hotel Begins (HUB, Monocacy Street Entrance)
12:30 p.m.    Brunch at the Hotel Bethlehem (Mural Room)
                       Program features 50+ Club Induction and State of the College Address
2:30 p.m.      Shuttle back to HUB

Some classes may hold additional reunion celebrations. Please check your class reunion letter or see below.

* Complimentary for the Class of 1966 members

†Complimentary for the Class of 1966 members and their guests

Register online for Alumni Weekend 2016 - Coming Soon!


Friday, May 20

 Founder's Day Reception 

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Payne Gallery (on the Church Street/South Campus) 
  • Join your fellow alumni in Payne Gallery on South Campus for a reception.

Lovefeast 

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Peter Hall (on the Church Street/South Campus)
  • Gather in historic Peter Hall for the traditional Moravian Lovefeast service.

Founder's Day Luncheon

  • 11:30 p.m.
  • Clewell Hall (on the Church Street/South Campus)
  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Celebrate our beloved College’s founding over lunch in Clewell Hall.

View Payne Art Gallery's Permanent Collection

  • 1:15 p.m.
  • Payne Art Gallery

Tour of the South Campus Historic Building and the H.I.L.L

  • 1:15 p.m.
  • Meet in Foy Lobby
  • Check out the historic buildings and all that’s changed since you were student! Meet your tour guide in the lobby of Foy Hall.

Registration opens in the HUB

  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Haupert Union Building
  • You may come to the HUB anytime after 4:00 p.m. to check in for the weekend's events.

Class of 1966 50th Reunion Champagne Toast with President Grigsby

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Priscilia Payne Hurd Academic Complex (PPHAC) Atrium
  • Complimentary to the Class of 1966 members and their guest
  • Members of the Class of 1966 are invited to join us in the PPHAC Atrium for an exclusive champagne toast with President Bryon Grigsby ’90. A reunion class photo will be taken at this time.

Welcome Back Dinner

  • Haupert Union Building, Lounge and Pavilion
  • Cost: $40 per adult, Complimentary to the Class of 1966 members; pre-registration required by May 6, 2016.
  • Kick off the weekend with a welcome back dinner on campus. This special evening will commence with a cocktail hour starting at 6:00 p.m. in the HUB Lounge, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Pavilion. Reunion classes will be seated together. 
  • Entree choices:  Pork Tenderloin Marsala, Grilled Cod with Lemon Beurre Blanc, or Artichoke and Olive Paella (vegetarian).

Jazz Hounds Benefit Concert

  • 8:00 p.m.
  • HUB, Prosser Auditorium
  • Enjoy an evening of jazz and big band music by the Jazz Hounds, our alumni jazz musicians. This special concert will benefit the Al Lazaro Memorial Fund. Al Lazaro was a 2011 graduate of Moravian, who passed away in August of 2014. Al was very involved with music while on campus. Donations toward the Memorial Fund will be collected at the concert.

Saturday, May 21

Continental Breakfast 

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • HUB Air Products Room
  • Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast with you classmates in the Air Products Room of the HUB.

Alumni Association Annual Meeting

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • HUB UBC Room
  • You are a member of the Alumni Association! Come and learn about the Alumni Board in their annual meeting in the UBC Room of the HUB. Their work
    and commitment keep us connected for life, and strengthen the Moravian community that we all love!

 Main Campus Tour

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Meet at the HUB Desk
  • Meet your tour guide at the HUB Desk, and head out to visit many of the places you spent time as a student and discover the beautiful, new buildings and facilities.

Educational Session 1

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Choose from one of the three education session to learn about what it's like to be a Moravian Greyhound today!
    • From Global to Local and Back- How Moravian College International Students Will Impact the World
      • This presentation will give an overview of the growing international student population at Moravian College: where they are from, their fields of interest, and their future plans. It will also discuss some of the challenges the students face as they transition to the United States in general, and to Bethlehem in particular, and how they were able to address those challenges. Finally, the presentation will give a snapshot of some of ther cultural advancement programs that the college has initiated on campus and at the larger community and how the international students were involved. 
    • Current and Future Trends in Admissions
      • ​Do you remember what it was like when you applied to Moravian? It's a whole lot different now - test scores, online applications, extra cirricular requirements, and more! Learn about what's happening in the world of admissions today and what's coming down the pipeline. 
    • Moravian's New Academic Programs
      • In the ever changing world our academics need to keep up! From althetic training to informatics Moravian Greyhounds are learning new things in the classroom. Find out about the new programs we are offering now and what we will be offering in the coming years. 

Educational Session 2

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Choose from one of the three education session to learn about what it's like to be a Moravian Greyhound today!
    • From Global to Local and Back- How Moravian College International Students Will Impact the World
      • This presentation will give an overview of the growing international student population at Moravian College: where they are from, their fields of interest, and their future plans. It will also discuss some of the challenges the students face as they transition to the United States in general, and to Bethlehem in particular, and how they were able to address those challenges. Finally, the presentation will give a snapshot of some of ther cultural advancement programs that the college has initiated on campus and at the larger community and how the international students were involved. 
    • Current and Future Trends in Admissions
      • ​Do you remember what it was like when you applied to Moravian? It's a whole lot different now - test scores, online applications, extra cirricular requirements, and more! Learn about what's happening in the world of admissions today and what's coming down the pipeline. 
    • Moravian's New Academic Programs
      • In the ever changing world our academics need to keep up! From althetic training to informatics Moravian Greyhounds are learning new things in the classroom. Find out about the new programs we are offering now and what we will be offering in the coming years. 

50+ Induction Brunch and State of the College Address

  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Hotel Bethlehem,
  • Cost $35 per adult, Complimentary to the Class of 1966 members; Pre-registration required by May 6, 2016.
  • Wrap up the weekend with a delicious brunch at the gorgeous Hotel Bethlehem. We’ll celebrate the 50th Reunion Class of 1966 by inducting them into the 50+ Club, and learn more about the college today through President Bryon Grigsby’s State of the College Address. The shuttle from Main Campus to the Hotel Bethlehem will begin at 11:45 am and will bring you back to Main Campus starting at 2:30 pm.

Special Reunion Gatherings

CLASS OF 1966

Coming soon!


CLASS OF 1961

Coming soon!


CLASS OF 1956

Coming soon!


CLASS OF 1951

Coming soon!


CLASS OF 1946

Coming soon!


Area Accommodations

Hotels/Motels with * indicate special Alumni arrangements.

When making reservations, be sure to call the number listed below, not the 800 number for the hotel chain, and be sure to indicate that you are Moravian Alumni.

*Hotel Bethlehem
(610) 867-2200
437 Main Street
Preferred Provider
Reserve by April 20, 2016
Friday Night Only
$189.00 per night

Marriott – Fairfield Inn
Rt. 22 and Catasauqua Road – Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 867-8681

*Best Western - Lehigh Valley Hotel
300 Gateway Drive
610-866-5800
Reserve by April 20, 2016
$109.00 per night

Hampton Inn & Suites
200 Gateway Drive – Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-868-2442

*Hyatt Place Bethlehem
45 W. Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-625-0500
Reserve by April 20, 2016
 $324.00 per night

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
3375 High Point Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-882-2255

*Days Hotel Allentown Airport/Lehigh Valley
3400 Airport Road – Allentown, PA 18109
610-266-1000
Reserve by April 20, 2016
$79.00 - $89.00 - $99.00 per night

Dormitory Accommodations
Accommodations are available in Jo Smith Residence Hall for Friday and Saturday nights. Cost is $60 per person, per night, single/double occupancy. All rooms are air conditioned and include linens. Rooms do fill up quickly, so make your reservations early! Guests may pick up their room key at the Campus Safety Office beginning 3:30 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday. The Campus Safety Office is located at 119 West Greenwich Street.


Alumni Weekend 2016 Reunion Gift

I would like to make a gift to Moravian in honor of my reunion class. You may designate your gift to:

  • Moravian Scholarship Fund (greatest need)
  • Academic programs
  • Blue and Grey Club
  • Friends of Reeves Library
  • Music Alliance
  • Civic Engagement
  • Career Development
  • Other

You may do so online at www.moravian.edu/giving or make a separate check payable to Moravian College with "Reunion Gift" and any specific designation as per above written in the memo portion of your check. Thank you for your generosity!


Thanks to our Weekend Sponsors!

The Moravian College Alumni Association