Schedule

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Schedule is subject to change. Complete list of locations will be provided in final program available at check-in.


Friday, June 23


7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Breakfast available in the Marketplace, Johnson Student Center
Pay on site. Cash only.

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Experience behind-the-scenes access to JPL, the unique national research facility that carries out robotic space and earth science missions. JPL helped open the Space Age and it continues its world-leading innovation today, implementing programs in planetary exploration, earth science, space-based astronomy and technology development.

Please note that JPL has very strict vetting and entry requirements for its tours. Advanced registration is required, and walk-in reservations will not be available. This tour involves considerable walking and stair climbing. Wheelchair access can be accommodated with advance notice.

9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Downtown Los Angeles Modern Skyline Tour
Delve into the historic architecture of Downtown Los Angeles, explore some of the city’s newest landmarks and take in spectacular views of the city. The excursion starts with a warm welcome by Los Angeles Conservancy President Linda Dishman and a Conservancy-led walking tour, followed by a trip to OUE Skyspace LA, offering a breathtaking panorama of the city from 70 stories up.

Please note that this tour covers approximately 10 blocks and includes hills, uneven pavement and steps. Additionally, there are no official rest stops during the 1.5-hour tour. Wheelchair access can be accommodated with advance notice.


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Norton Simon Museum with Professor Eric Frank
From its inception in 1922 as the Pasadena Art Institute, the Norton Simon Museum has held true to its namesake’s vision. Simon believed that while a museum should be a place in which major art is constantly on view, it should also be used for teaching, for seeing and for education, both formal and informal. Join Eric Frank, professor of art and art history, on a tour of this astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and the collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years.

Noon – 8 p.m. 
Tiger Football Classic
Oxy’s annual football-fundraising golf tournament returns for its 28th year! The Tiger Football Classic will take place at the Scholl Canyon Golf & Tennis Club in Glendale. Profits support the Oxy football program. A dinner and silent auction will follow at the clubhouse. Call the Department of Athletics at (323) 259-2608 for more information and reservation details.

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Mock Classes
It’s back to school time! Hit the books again with classes taught by some of Oxy’s most distinguished and beloved faculty, including econ professor Robby Moore and kinesiology professor Stuart Rugg.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
Dinner available in the Marketplace, Johnson Student Center 
Pay on site. Cash only.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
2017 Alumni Seal Awards Presentation and Reception
Honoring Sally Ann Parsons '62, Roger Boesche, Mark Garcia '87, Judy Lam '87, Kylie Schuyler '82, Sara El-Amine '07 and Esau Berumen '97
This year’s Alumni Seal recipients will be honored at this intimate gathering. Friends of recipients, along with current and past Board of Governors and Alumni Council members and Alumni Seal Award recipients will be in attendance.

7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
Throwback Bash Under the Tiger Tent
Kickoff your first night back on campus by connecting with your classmates and other reuniting alumni at the Throwback Bash, an event that will be filled with fabulous fare, beer and wine. No matter what year you graduated, we’re sure to have something for you in our stellar lineup of activities and entertainment!


Saturday, June 24


7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Breakfast available in the Marketplace, Johnson Student Center 
Pay on site. Cash only.

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. 
Oxy Special Collections: Inside the Moore Lab of Zoology Bird Collection (Session 1)
The Moore Lab collection of birds and mammals boasts 62,382 bird and 2,158 mammal specimens, placing it among the world’s largest research natural history collections. Committed to open access of data and specimens to researchers, the lab is visited often by international researchers. Join the MLZ’s staff as they give you a rare insider view of this renowned collection and its scientific importance.
Pre-registration required. Space is limited.

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Meet Ruth Jones, Title IX Coordinator
Ruth Jones, the College's full-time Title IX coordinator, will provide a brief overview of how the College addresses sexual misconduct and other forms of sex discrimination on campus, as well as how the College plans to address possible changes to federal guidance. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. This session will be moderated by Jim Tranquada, director of communications.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
GOLD Pool Party
GOLD alumni can relax and reconnect at Taylor Pool with sun, fun and refreshments.
By invitation only.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Polarized Press, Politicized Science
Join Mark Garcia ’87, Alumni Seal Award recipient for Service to the College and project manager of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory mission at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other prominent alumni in the fields of journalism and science as they discuss navigating their professional landscapes in a “post-truth” world.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
All-Class Clancy’s Lunch 
Gresham Dining Hall, Johnson Student Center

Pay on site. Cash only.

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Alumni Assembly with President Veitch 
Featuring Alumna of the Year Sally Ann Parsons ’62 and Faculty Emeritus Award Recipient Professor Roger Boesche
Join President Jonathan Veitch for a brief discussion of Oxy’s future, and how that future taps into Oxy’s core and unchanging values of excellence and equity, before we sit 
down with one of our most impressive grads—Alumna of the Year Sally Ann Parsons ’62 and Roger Boesche, recipient of this year’s Faculty Emeritus Award.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Oxy Special Collections: Inside the Moore Lab of Zoology Bird Collection (Session 2)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Making Community Organizing Sexy 
Featuring Sara El-Amine ’07, Erica J. Murray ’01 Young Alumna Award recipient
Organizing from the ground up is no easy task, but grassroots guru Sara El-Amine ’07 has proven herself to be more than up for the challenge. With nine years of political experience under her belt, including work for Obama’s election and reelection campaigns and for Organizing for America, Sara knows what it takes to get people invested and energized.
 
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
Leadership Giving Reception 
By invitation only.

5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. 
All-Class Social & Class Photos
Reunion classes will begin their celebration around the Gilman Fountain with a cocktail and time to mingle. Individual class photos will be taken.

*The Class of 1967 will begin its celebration and take their class photo at Keck Theater.

6:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 
Reunion Dinners
Catch up with classmates and enjoy great food and special programs that highlight your class stories and achievements, all planned by the class reunion committees. Advance reservations are required.

9 p.m. – Midnight 
Casino Night Celebration & Dance
Keep the good times rolling under the Tiger Tent! Continue to catch up with friends and enjoy music, dancing, fun photo opportunities, gaming tables, throwback arcade games and prizes. Beer, wine, soft drinks and late-night snacks will be served.


Sunday, June 25


7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Breakfast available in the Marketplace, Johnson Student Center 
Pay on site. Cash only.

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
All-Class Memorial Service 
Reflect on and celebrate the lives of fellow alumni through an interfaith service led by the Rev. Susan Young, director of religious and spiritual life.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fifty Year Club Meeting and Class of 1967 New Member Induction
Honor the Class of 1967 at the Fifty Year Club annual induction event. Steeped in tradition and fun, this is an event you don’t want to miss. This year, we celebrate beloved Tigers as we present Ann ’57 and Stephen Hinchliffe ’55 with the Auld Lang Syne Award, and we thank Professor John Bouchard for his service to Oxy with the Io Triumphe Award.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fifty Year Club Luncheon
The celebration of our new and returning Fifty Year Club members, and the five-year reunion classes, continues at this lovely champagne luncheon.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Oxy Pop-Quiz with President Veitch
President Jonathan Veitch will lead this entertaining and interactive quiz session, which will test the Fifty Year Club’s knowledge of Oxy facts and legends. President Veitch will be assisted by Jim Tranquada, director of communications.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Motor Coach Tour of Campus
Take a final opportunity to relax and receive a guided tour of the campus by motor coach. Tour led by Office of Admission student tour guide.