Reignite the Flame "Alumni Reunion Weekend & May Day, April 28-30, 2022

Alumni Reunion Weekend

April 28-30, 2022

A few years ago, we began celebrating your class reunions every five years. Since we haven’t been able to gather in the last two years, we will feature additional class years in the spring events. If your class year ends in a 0, 1, 2, 5, 6 or 7, it is your year to CELEBRATE — but all alumni are invited to attend the weekend and reunite with classmates. If it is your reunion year, please be sure to attend the activities on Friday evening, when we will recognize each class.

As you prepare to celebrate your accomplishments and reconnect with your classmates, your consistent support to Brenau University is important. We invite you to make a celebratory reunion gift toward your class and we will have a contest to see which class has the largest amount donated. The class with the highest amount will be placed on our sparkly silver trophy in the alumni house. Every gift counts, no matter the amount. I am looking forward to seeing each of you again and celebrating together!


Ashley M. Carter, WC ’09, BU ’12
Director of Alumni Engagement

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

PRESIDENT’S CLUB RECEPTION

4:30 p.m., Walters House
The President’s Club is all donors who give $1,000+ annually to Brenau. Please join us for a reception with President Anne Skleder to kick off the weekend. Separate invitation to follow.

50TH REUNION DINNER FOR CLASSES OF 1970-72 WITH PRESIDENT ANNE SKLEDER

(Additional cost)
6:30 p.m., Thomas Atrium, Brenau Downtown Center
The graduates of 1970, 1971 and 1972 are invited to dinner and celebration. Enjoy catching up with friends and reminiscing about your time at Brenau. A special ceremony will be held recognizing each member of these classes. Adult guest welcome.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

WHAT’S OPEN ON CAMPUS?

Tea Room, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hopkins Dining Hall, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Bookstore, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

REGISTRATION and SILENT AUCTION

10a.m. – 5 p.m., Yonah Lobby
Refreshments and coffee bar in Yonah Lobby and a silent auction in the Upper Dining Room, which will continue Saturday

ALUMNI SPEAKER EVENT

10 a.m., Pearce Auditorium
We hope you will join us for this new addition to our weekend festivities. A featured alum will serve as the keynote speaker.

ALUMNI & SENIOR STUDENT LUNCHEON

Noon, Wilkes Porch & Lawn
Open to everyone, this event is a time to connect with our seniors at The Women’s College and find your mentee! Enjoy learning about our seniors and their aspirations following graduation.

AFTERNOON TEA FOR WOMEN’S COLLEGE CLASS OF 1970-72

2 p.m., Lockett-Mitchell Parlour
Only open to The Women’s College Class of 1970-72. Tour of campus immediately following.

INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE

2 p.m., Center for Chinese Language & Culture (Wages House)
The best way to learn about other cultures is by learning through the eyes of people from those countries. Join our international students as they teach alumni about their culture and traditions. They will even have some goodies for you to enjoy.

ARCHIVES ROOM OPEN HOUSE

2 p.m., Trustee Library
Swing by or stay a while in the archives room, look through old pictures and reminisce about your time at Brenau. There will be a special exhibit with information about noted alumna Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, WC 1915.

ALUMNI & FRIENDS HAPPY HOUR

5 p.m., Walters House Porch & Lawn
Join us for happy hour

REUNION DINNER & PINNING

6:30 p.m., Wilkes Porch & Lawn
Open to everyone, this event celebrates the classes that end in a 0, 1, 2, 5, 6 or 7. Each reunion class member will receive their pin during a special ceremony. Enjoy music, dinner and drinks while you catch up with friends

Women look through yearbooks during Alumnae Reunion Weekend

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

REGISTRATION

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Yonah Lobby

CLASS DAY

9:30 a.m., Pearce Auditorium and Crow’s Nest
Presented by the Center for Greek Life & Campus Traditions

May Queen Gloria Clark smiles and waves during the wrapping of the maypole. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH & SILENT AUCTION

10:30 a.m., Wilkes Porch & Lawn
The Silent Auction will be available in the Upper Dining Room until 3 p.m.
(In the event of rain, brunch will move to Hopkins Dining Hall.)

PRESIDENTIAL STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY & ALUMNI AWARDS CEREMONY

1 p.m., Pearce Auditorium Steps
Join us as President Anne Skleder gives an update on all of the exciting things happening at Brenau. We also will celebrate our annual alumni award winners. (In the event of rain, this will move to Pearce Auditorium.)

MAY COURT PRESENTATION

2:30 p.m., Pearce Auditorium steps
Brenau’s Center for Greek Life and Campus Traditions presents this timeless tradition crowning the May Queen and wrapping the Maypole.
(In the event of rain, this will move inside Pearce Auditorium.)

CLASS PHOTOS

Bailey Hall Front Steps
11 a.m.: ’30s, ’40s, ’50s
11:15 a.m.: ’60s, 50th anniversary class of 1970-72, ’70s
11:30 a.m.: ’80s, ’90s
11:45 a.m.: 2000s, Academy

SORORITY OPEN HOUSES & ATHLETICS OPEN HOUSE

3:15-5 p.m., Fitness Center

PRESIDENT’S CLOSING RECEPTION

3:15-5 p.m., Wilkes Porch & Lawn
Join Brenau’s 10th president, Anne Skleder, for a final celebration of this tradition-filled weekend

HGH UPDATE & RECEPTION

4:30 p.m., Lockett-Mitchell Parlour

Women celebrate outside of the Phi Mu sorority house

ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY & DINNER

(Additional cost)
6:30 p.m., Brenau Downtown Center Ballroom