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Reunion 2014 Schedule of Events

As of March 13, 2014

Looking for events specific to your class? Check your class page!  

If you would like to register for Reuion, please call Genna Farley at 914-323-5118

Friday, June 6           Saturday, June 7         Sunday, June 8


Friday, June 6

  • 11:00am-7:00pm Registration & Welcome
    Be sure to check-in at Reid Hall when you arrive on campus to get your welcome bag as well as important Reunion 2014 updates!

  • 2:00-5:00pm Manhattanville 101
    Spend the afternoon learning about Manhattanville, past and present. 
    • 2-4:00pm- Campus Tours (tours will leave from the Welcome Center on the half hour)
    • 2-5:00pm- Archives Open House with Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Lauren Ziarko
    • 4-5:00pm- “The Journey of Heritage Hall: Honoring Manhattanville’s Legacy” with Jean Strauss 
  • 3:00-5:00pm Afternoon Tea Reception with Elizabeth McCormack `44, Former President of the College and current Trustee of Manhattanville College. Elizabeth, celebrating her 70th Reunion this year, shares highlights from her book, No Ordinary Life

  • 5:00-7:00pm School of Education Alumni Reception
    Please RSVP to Laura Bigaouette, 914-323-5482

  • 6:00-7:00pm Reunion 2014 Kick-Off Cocktail Party 
    Join Reunion 2014 attendees from all classes for a cocktail party to kick off a weekend of celebration! (Reid Hall)

  • 7:00-10:00pm Class of 1964 Cocktail Reception & Dinner
    Members of the Class of 1964 will come together for a special dinner celebrating their 50th Reunion. (West Room)

  • 7:00-10:00pm Reunion All Class Dinner
    Alumni from all classes are invited to join friends and family for an evening of nostalgia on campus. (Benziger Cafeteria)

  • 9:00-Midnight Comedy Night in the Pub
    Enjoy a night of laughter with some very special guests. Your first drink is on us! Cash bar available.
    Updates for the Comedy Night lineup will be posted on 

  • 9:00pm-1:00am Manhattanville Young Alumni Society Bar Crawl 
    Meet up with fellow MYAS members in the pub then relive your college nights by hopping on the Valiant to head to some of the area bars. First round is on us!

Saturday, June 7

  • 8:30am-6:00pm Registration & Welcome (Reid Hall Entrance)

  • 9:00-10:00am Continental Breakfast (Reid Hall)
    Start your day with a complimentary breakfast in the Castle.

    Individual class meeting locations and class photo times will be provided at Registration.


  • 10:15am-11:40pm Manhattanville 101 
    Head back to the classroom for exciting sessions featuring Manhattanville alumni, faculty, and current students. (Brownson Hall)

    • 10:15-10:55am- Session I

      • Faculty Lecture- Kwan Ha Yim, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science (1964-2013)

      • Spotlight on Current Manhattanville Students

      • “The Journey of Heritage Hall: Honoring Manhattanville’s Legacy” with Jean Strauss

    • 11:05-11:45am- Session II

      • Faculty Lecture Peter Gardella, O'Byrne Chapel and the Soul of Manhattanville College

      • Spotlight on Manhattanville Women in the Workplace

      • “The Journey of Heritage Hall: Honoring Manhattanville’s Legacy” with Jean Strauss

  • 12:00-2:00pm Lunch

    • Reunion Luncheon (West Room)
      including State of the College Address & Alumni Awards Ceremony: Distinguished Alumni and Alumni Service Awards
    • Barbeque and Beer Garden (Quad/Cafeteria)
      Alumni, family and friends come together for food and fun. Face painting, games, treats and more make for an afternoon perfect for alumni as well as future Valiants.
  • 2:00-5:00pm Archives Open House (Library)
    Head over to the library to check out some of Manhattanville’s historical treasures with Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Lauren Ziarko. 
  • 2:30-4:00pm Campus Scavenger Hunt (Quad)
    Alumni are invited to bring their families for a scavenger hunt led by those who know the campus best, our students!
  • 3:00-4:00pm Current Student Panel (Brownson Hall)
    Take advantage of this special opportunity to hear about what the Manhattanville experience is like for those currently enrolled.
  • 3:00-5:00pm Beer Garden hosted by Professor Lawson Bowling
    A Reunion tradition, have a drink and catch up with classmates as well as one of Manhattanville’s most popular professors!
  • 4:00-5:00pm Loyal Valiants Reception (President’s Cottage)
    Jon and Jean Strauss will be opening the doors to their home to help us acknowledge and thank our most supportive alumni.
  • 5:00-6:00pm Faculty Reception
    Reconnect with current and retired faculty members. Don’t worry, no homework will be assigned at this special event!

Shuttles will be available to go back to the Doral Arrowwood hotel to “freshen up” for dinner events.


  • 6:30-10:00pm Cocktail Reception & Gala Dinners

    • Classes 1939-1959, 1969-1989 (Reid Hall- Rooms TBA)
    • Class of 1964 (Reid Hall - West Room

             Reunion Celebration: Classes 1994-2013 (Berman Student Center)
             Let the party begin with dinner, drinks and entertainment.

  • 9:30pm-12:00am Pub Party hosted by the Manhattanville Young Alumni featuring DJ Anthony Annunziata `06 (Benziger Pub) Come back to Mville for a throwback Club 21 pub party featuring music, drinks, dancing, and a Manhattanville photo booth! First round is on us! Cash bar available.

Sunday, June 8

  • 8:30am-2:00pm Coffee Lounge (Reid Hall Front Terrace)
    Complimentary Tea & Coffee lounge
  • 10:00am-Noon Brunch in the Pub
    Join friends in the pub for some “hair of the dog” to look back on the weekend and plan your next trip back! Complimentary for those staying on campus.
  • 10:00am-11:00am Catholic Mass (O’Byrne Chapel)
    Featuring Rose of Remembrance Ceremony for deceased alumni. All are welcome!
  • 11:00-11:45am Class of 1964 Memorial Tree Planting (Meet in Reid Castle Entrance)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Farewell Brunch (Reid Hall Front Terrace/West Room)
    All alumni are welcome

Alumni staying on campus must check out of dorms by 2pm.

Click here for registration information!