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1953 Reunion Schedule

May 31, June 1, 2, 2013

Class of 1953

Housing and Accommodations

The Class of 1953 is headquartered at The Sleep Inn, Emmitsburg 301-447-0044,
ask for the block of rooms reserved for Mount St. Mary's University Alumni.
The cost is $115 a night.
View the Sleep Inn Website to secure a room. 
Lodging is also available on campus, visit the Reunion webpage for more information
or call the Alumni Office at 301-447-5362.

Key Events and Activities


Friday, May 31


Lunch Hosted by Mrs. Powell
The President’s Home
Returning alumni and their spouses are invited to join Mrs. Irene Powell for lunch and a discussion on Mount St. Mary’s yesterday and today.
($) – pre-register

3 p.m.

Seminary Tour
Enjoy an informative tour of the Mount’s historic Seminary building, a fascinating look into the spiritual, academic and everyday life of our seminarians.

5 p.m.

Golden Mountaineer Mass
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Main Celebrant – Fr. Kevin Farmer, C’87, National Alumni Chaplain
Members of the Class of 1953 present will be recognized. 

6 p.m.

Cocktail Hour
McGowan Center, Patriot Hall

7 p.m.

Alumni Banquet
McGowan Center, Patriot Hall
Celebrating our Golden Mountaineers and Brute Medal Recipients,
Ed Kuhn, C'63 and R. Frances O'Brien, C'78
Class photo will be taken.
Attire - Business
($) – pre register

Saturday, June 1

8 a.m.

37th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
Mountain View Golf Club
Shotgun start. Separate registration required.
For more information visit the Reunion Golf Page.
($) – pre register

10 a.m.

Elizabeth DiNunzio Memorial 5K Fun Run & Walk
Elizabeth DiNunzio Memorial Trail
Join us for a 5K run, a great way to kick off the weekend! Course information and runners registration will be sent to all registered, paid participants.
Locker rooms at the ARCC will be available.
($) – pre register

10 a.m.

Academic Programs
Dr. John Hook - Book Discussion
Knott Academic Center, Room 320
"Adventuring: It's not just for the young and strong"by John Hook

Dr. Robert Ducharme - Story Discussion
Knott Academic Center, Room 215
"The Moon on the Water" by Kawabata Yasunari (1899 - 1972)

11 a.m.

Tennis Round Robin - Mixed Doubles
Tennis Courts - PNC Sports Complex
Get ready to show 'em what you have on the court! This is a great event for alumni and their families. (Don't forget to bring your racket)!
($) - pre- register

Noon-4 p.m.

Grotto Open House - Visit the National Shrine, Grotto of Lourdes and the recently dedicated Miller Family Visitor's Center.  YOu will be amazed by the beauty of our grotto ans will certainly enjoy spending time in the visitor's center.

Campus Tours (self guided)
Veteran’s Plaza, Delaplaine Fine Arts Center, Terrace and Immaculate Conception Chapel

Terrace Open House

Let your curiosity get the best of you – revisit the Terrace and see for yourself the beautiful renovations, new student facilities and take a ride in the elevator! Maps will be available for all.  Visit the Registration Desk for Tour Guide

Noon-4 p.m.

Reunion Festival
Founders Plaza
Enjoy food fresh from the grill and music provided by Four on the Floor while catching up with classmates and fellow alumni. Tents and seating are available; there will be a designated area for each class to gather.
A la Carte picnic menu, cash soft drinks, beer and wine
No BYOB – Maryland State law.

3 p.m.

Wine Tasting
Phillips Library
Join Provost, Dr. David Rehm for an hour of wine tasting. You will experience a variety of wines from around the world. 
Space is limited
($) – pre-register

5:30 p.m.

Reunion Memorial Mass
Grotto Chapel
Mass of remembrance for dearly departed alumni.
Main celebrant Rev. J. Kevin Farmer, NAA Chaplain, C’87. Priests from all classes are invited to concelebrate and all are invited to attend.

6:30 p.m.

Class of 1953 Dinner
McGowan Center
Join some of our Golden Mountaineers for a relaxing dinner as the day’s activities wind down.
Attire – Business Casual
($) – pre-register

Sunday, June 2

10 a.m.

Reunion Mass
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Main celebrant Fr. Brian Nolan, Mount Chaplain, S’01

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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