Friday, 9/28

7:30 am
Registration and Breakfast

Check in at Reinhardt Alumnae House

9:00 am
Robe Up for Convocation Ceremony

Alumnae participating in the Convocation Ceremony will meet at Reinhardt Alumnae House to robe up before the ceremony. Alumnae will be grouped by class year in the procession and will sit together. Please bring your own regalia if possible. We will have a limited number of gowns, caps, and hoods for alumnae to borrow.

10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Convocation Ceremony

The ceremony will feature an address by Provost and Dean of the Faculty Sandra Greer and will take place at Holmgren Meadow.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mills College Art Museum Exhibition

This exhibition showcases the work of internationally acclaimed American artist Karen Kilimnik and her engagement with historical theater, particularly the classical and romantic story ballets of the 17th and early 19th centuries. Works featured date from 1988 to present, encompassing the diverse styles and mediums in which Kilimnik has worked, from figurative drawing and painting to mixed media mise-en-scène installations.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Enjoy lunch with your friends at Reinhardt Alumnae House.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Points of Pride: Showcasing the Best of Mills

Hear current faculty and students describe Mills’ academic projects and accomplishments from the past year. Choose from several sessions; each 45-minute session will be offered twice. A list of sessions will be provided at check-in.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Soccer Match and Ice Cream Social

Soccer Field (next to Haas Pavilion)
Cheer for our Mills student-athletes as they take on Soka University of America. Enjoy the athletic department's traditional Family Weekend ice cream social at the start of the game.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Julia Morgan Buildings Tour

Join Campus Architect Karen Fiene for a tour of the Julia Morgan–designed buildings on campus.

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Class of 1957 Private Tour of the Art Museum

Tour the current exhibition and the archived collections with Stephanie Hanor, museum director. Space is limited; reserve your spot when you arrive on campus.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Jane’s Stroll

For more than 30 years, Jane’s Stroll has been a popular Reunion event. Join Jane Cudlip King ’42 as she tells stories from the past and the present on a walking tour of campus.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Journey of a Writer: From Manuscript to Published Work

Mills faculty will talk about their experiences writing their most recent works of fiction or poetry.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Residence Hall Open Houses

Visit your former hall, reminisce, and share stories with current students! Ethel Moore, Mary Morse, Orchard Meadow, and Warren Olney will be open to alumnae and their guests.

4:00 - 6:00 pm
Salsa! Salsa! Salsa! Alumnae of Color Reception

Celebrate Latina Heritage Month with a salsa dance lesson and sample a selection of salsa dips.

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Class of 1957 Private Tour of the Art Museum

Tour the current exhibition and the archived collections with Stephanie Hanor, museum director. Space is limited; reserve your spot when you arrive on campus.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Julia Morgan 2012 Opening Reception

As part of a statewide celebration of architect Julia Morgan and the rich history of her work, Mills will host an exhibition of drawings and photographs of the six buildings she designed for the campus. These include El Campanil (1904), the Margaret Carnegie Library (1906), the Student Union (1916), Kapiolani Cottage (1910), Alderwood Hall (1925), and the gymnasium (demolished in the 1970s).

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family-Style Supper

Share Mills stories with friends old and new over dinner in Orchard Meadow Hall. Mingle with alumnae and current students and their parents, who will be visiting for Family Weekend.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Darius Milhaud Concert

The Music Department presents Mills’ annual Darius Milhaud Concert performed by accomplished alumnae/i musicians. An informal reception with refreshments will follow the program.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mills After Dark

Delight in this late-evening happy hour as you sip hand-mixed cocktails, enjoy tasty hors d'oeurves, and dance madly to the sounds of DJ iLL EquiPT.


Thursday, 9/27 | Saturday, 9/29 | Sunday 9/30

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2013: September 26–29
Convocation on September 27

2014: September 18–21
Convocation on September 19

2015: September 24–27
Convocation on September 25

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