Saturday, 9/29

7:30 am
Alumnae Row

Are you eager to get back in the boat and revisit the beauty that is Briones? All you need to do is show up–the Mills College Crew Team will make sure there are enough ports, starboards, and coxswains for you to have fun! Meet at the Mills College boathouse. For directions call Sara Nevin, Head Coach, at 510.430.3256.

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Registration and Breakfast

Check in at Reinhardt Alumnae House

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Breakfast for the Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Society and Cyrus and Susan Mills Society

(By invitation only)
Gather with President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux and members of the Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Society (for those who have included Mills in their estate plans) and the Cyrus and Susan Mills Society (for those who have given Mills $1,500 or more in the past year) at a special recognition breakfast.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Julia Morgan Buildings Tour

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

10:00 am - 11:00 am
A Conversation with College Leaders

President DeCoudreaux and members of her cabinet share news and answer your questions about Mills today, including the latest on student enrollment and initiatives for strengthening the College.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Alumnae Association of Mills College Update

AAMC President Linda Jaquez-Fissori ’92 will bring you up to date on the accomplishments, goals, and future plans of the AAMC.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mills Community Tennis Festival and Barbeque

The festival is free of charge and open to all. The cost for the barbeque meal is $10 for adults, $8 for students age 12 and older, and $5 for children under the age of 12. Email Loke Davis at if you would like to attend.
"Swing" by the newly resurfaced Meyer Tennis Courts for tennis matches and other fun activities! Bring your shoes (non-marking please), tennis gear, water, and sunscreen. Extra rackets will be available. Don't want to play on court? Bring a blanket and enjoy the festivities from the grassy knoll.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tour of the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business

Opened in fall 2009, this 28,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art “green” building features dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, a living roof, and the latest in educational technology. The tour will be led by Campus Architect Karen Fiene.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
LGBTIQ Affinity Group Reception and Networking

Come and mingle with LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and/or questioning) alumnae/i, friends, and allies. Everyone is welcome!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday Morning Book Group

Join faculty and students for a lively discussion of the acclaimed text Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which all incoming students read in preparation for classroom activities at Mills. Even if you don't have a chance to read the text, we invite you to participate. The discussion will be facilitated by Martha Johnson, Assistant Professor of Government. Visit the Half the Sky website to learn more about the book and the movement it has inspired to support women and girls worldwide in their fight against oppression.

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.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tour of the Music Building

Take a tour of the recently renovated Music Building and Littlefield Concert Hall. Don’t miss the vibrant frescoes and murals by artist Ray Boynton (who also painted one of the murals in San Francisco’s Coit Tower). The tour will be led by Campus Architect Karen Fiene.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Class Luncheon and AAMC Awards Ceremony

Gather with your classmates for lunch and a celebration of strong women, proud women, Mills women! The sixth annual AAMC Awards Ceremony will honor three alumnae/i for achievements in their professional and volunteer work. Romeo Garcia, MA ’87, will be presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award for his career dedication to educating and advocating for underrepresented students of color and women. Beverly Curwen '71 will receive the Outstanding Volunteer Award for her longtime service on the Board of Governors and for her commitment to forming connections between students and alumnae. Sharon Page-Medrich ’05 will receive the Recent Graduate Award for her leadership in the Mills LGBTIQ community and for creating the LGBTIQ alumnae affinity group.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Julia Morgan Buildings Tour

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

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dessert Reception with President DeCoudreaux

Meet President DeCoudreaux while enjoying a sweet treat with alumnae, current students and their parents, and faculty members.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Class Photos

Wear your class color as you join your classmates for your class photo! Refer to the schedule below to find the exact time and location for your class.

To be included in your class photo, meet your classmates promptly at the specified time and location. There will be no retakes and the photographer cannot wait for latecomers. Prior to the photo, please complete the order form you receive at registration; an assistant will take orders onsite. Class photos will also be published in the Mills Quarterly.

Time Lisser Hall Music Building
2:00 pm Class of 1932
color: purple
Class of 1937
color: red
Class of 1942
color: green
2:15 pm Class of 1947
color: blue
Class of 1952
color: yellow
2:30 pm Class of 1957
color: red
Class of 1967
color: blue
2:45 pm Class of 1972
color: purple
Class of 1977
color: red
3:00 pm Class of 1982
color: green
Class of 1987
color: blue
3:15 pm Class of 1992
color: purple
Class of 1997
color: red
3:30pm Class of 2002
color: green
Class of 2007
color: blue
3:45 pm Class of 2012
color: purple

6:00 pm Class of 1962
color: green

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AAMC Travel Program: Volga River Cruise, Russia

In summer 2013, President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux will join alumnae aboard a deluxe river ship bound for UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the State Hermitage Museum. Travelers will enjoy guided tours and excursions. Learn more about the trip at a slide presentation by David MacElwee of the travel firm Gohagan and Company. We hope you will decide to join us on this fabulous journey!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Art Museum Tour

Tour the museum collections with Stephanie Hanor, Director of the Art Museum. Space is limited; reserve your spot when you arrive on campus.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Alumnae Volleyball Match

Cheer for Mills athletes past and present! Former Mills College volleyball team members play against the current squad in this long-standing Reunion tradition. Please email by September 1 if you’d like to participate.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Spirituality and Religion on Campus

What’s the difference between "spirituality" and "religion?" Are students really interested in matters of faith? Engage in these and other topics in an interactive presentation offered by the Rev. Laura C. Engelken, Director of Spiritual and Religious Life at Mills. Learn more about the spiritual experience of students nationwide as well as here on campus.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Writers’ Café

The Writers’ Café features authors, poets, and playwrights who got their start at Mills. Do you have a book to sell or a play to promote? Let us know when you register for Reunion, and we’ll find a spot—and a spotlight—for you. Tea and coffee will be served.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
10th Anniversary Reception for the Lokey Graduate School of Business

All MBA alumnae/i and the broader Mills alumnae community are welcome to join Deborah Merrill-Sands, dean of the Business School, and Professor of Economics Nancy Thornborrow, founding dean, for this closing celebration of the MBA Program's 10-year anniversary. Recognizing the entrepreneurial vision that drove the founding of the MBA program in 2002, we will highlight innovation in business by showcasing our MBA entrepreneurs.
We have also collected a panel of students who will reflect on the MBA program today and we will recognize the launch of the new Fund for Excellence at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business. Networking with MBA alumnae/i, students, faculty, and staff will be encouraged!

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Art Museum Tour

Tour the museum collections with Stephanie Hanor, Director of the Art Museum. Space is limited; reserve your spot when you arrive on campus.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Class Dinners

Enjoy dinner on campus in the company of your graduating class. Other alumnae and guests are also welcome! Wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and a three-course meal will be included. Sign up for your class dinner when you register for Reunion. Locations for each dinner are listed below.

Class year Campus dinner location
1932, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957 Faculty–Staff Dining Room and Lounge, Rothwell Center
1962 Student Union, Rothwell Center
1967, 1972, 1977, 1982 Orchard Meadow Dining Room
1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 Lokey Graduate School of Business Gathering Hall

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Class of 1962 Photo (class color: green)

Class of 1962 alumnae will have their class photo taken on the steps of Lisser Hall.

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Class of 1962 Cocktail Reception and Dinner

We‘re pleased to honor the 50th Reunion class with a cocktail reception and special dinner. Spouses, partners, and guests are welcome to attend.


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