Schedule

Friday – October 14, 2016

11:00 AM  –  7:00 PM
Reunion Check-in
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Executive Conference Rooms
12:30 PM  –  2:30 PM
Legend’s Luncheon
Join us as we recognize fellow alumni, faculty, and staff who have made outstanding contributions to their respective fields. Located in The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Dean’s Hall.
3:30 PM  –  4:30 PM
Campus Bus Tour: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
See how the campus has changed since your last visit. Stay on the bus for a complete tour given by Penn State student tour leaders (SMART Ambassadors). Buses will depart promptly at 3:30 p.m. from The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Lobby. Limited seating, availability is on a first-come, first-served.
4:30 PM  –  5:30 PM
Campus Bus Tour: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
See how the campus has changed since your last visit. Stay on the bus for a complete tour given by Penn State student tour leaders (SMART Ambassadors). Buses will depart promptly at 4:30 p.m. from The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Lobby. Limited seating, availability is on a first-come, first served.
7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM
Alumni & Student Welcome Reception
Get ready for an EPIC (Engagement, Pride, Involvement, Communication) weekend. Join us for light refreshments as we kick off the reunion. Located in The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Presidents Hall.
10:00 PM  –  1:00 AM
Friday Night Alumni Throwback Party
Throw ya hands in the air and party like you just don’t care. Be sure to bring your ’80s gear for this theme party. Celebrate reunion weekend with good music and bad fashion. Located in The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Dean’s Hall and Senate Suite. Cash Bar.

Saturday – October 15, 2016

7:30 AM  –  12:00 PM
Reunion Check-in
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Executive Conference Rooms
8:00 AM  –  10:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Presidents Hall
10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
Town Hall Sessions

Join fellow alumni in the President’s Hall for a town hall style discussion on the following topics:

Framework For Diversity – Dr. Marcus Whitehurst, Vice Provost – Office of Educational Equity Find out how you can become more involved with advancing the mission of the Office of Educational Equity and ways to contribution to the various scholarships that benefit minority students.

Update on the University Diversity Initiatives Come hear about the changes the University is making to increase diversity within the campus community.

Huddle with the Forum on Black Affairs (FOBA) Faculty and Staff Panel Discussion A powerhouse lineup of prominent faculty and staff showcasing the initiatives and research related to the diversity available at Penn State

12:00 PM  –  3:00 PM
Free-Time
Explore the campus or downtown area on your own. Get some rest or just hang out with your friends. Be sure to stop by the hospitality suite in The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, rooms 350, 450, and 550 to meet and greet with the local African American Alumni Organization from your hometown.
3:00 PM  –  3:30 PM
Alumni Group Photo

Show your Penn State pride and wear your BAR:2016 T shirt to the group photo. Meet us at the Hintz Family Alumni Center, University House side steps, promptly at 3pm!

3:00 PM  –  5:00 PM
Penn State Alumni Association Membership Reception
What do you know about the largest alumni association in the world? Membership in the Penn State Alumni Association truly has privileges and benefits. Meet the staff and learn about how to get involved. This reception will be held in the beautiful Hintz Family Alumni Center, your alumni home on campus. Light refreshments will be served.
7:00 PM  –  10:00 PM
Saturday Night Live Masquerade Ball
Party into the night with fellow alumni at this semi-formal masquerade ball. A buffet dinner and special guest speaker will be featured. Located in The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Presidents Hall. Cash Bar.

Sunday – October 16, 2016

9:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
Reunion Farewell Brunch
The final gathering of alumni before we say goodbye until the next reunion. This brunch will feature performances by student groups and recognition of those that made the weekend possible. Located in The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Presidents Hall.