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The Laurentian Celebration

June 14 - 17, 2021

Together, we’ll celebrate Reunion 2021 and the record-breaking success of The Campaign for Every Laurentian.

Over this past year, we’ve adapted and evolved as a Laurentian community and the same is true of our events. The Laurentian Celebration is an exciting opportunity that will blend elements of reunion that everyone cherishes with meaningful programming demonstrating the impact of The Campaign for Every Laurentian. Our virtual format increases access to the wider Laurentian community, while the June dates allow us to celebrate alongside President Bill Fox before his retirement.  We have much to celebrate!

The Laurentian Celebration will afford opportunities like connecting with classmates and friends, engaging with faculty, staff, and students, hearing from President Fox, celebrating the generosity of our community, and more.  Read on for more information.

Schedule of Events

  • Monday, June 14, 2021

    Reunion Class Gatherings:  Whether in a milestone class or a member of the Singing Saints, start The Laurentian Celebration right by saying hello to friends around the world!  Each Reunion cluster and affinity will host a virtual gathering.
        8:30 p.m. l 5th Reunion Social
        8:30 p.m. l 10th Reunion Social
        8:30 p.m. l 20th Reunion Social
        6:00 p.m. l 30th Reunion Social
        7:00 p.m. l 40th Reunion Social
        7:00 p.m. l 45th Reunion Social
        6:00 p.m. l 50th Reunions Social
        5:00 p.m. l Honor Guard Milestones Social
        7:00 p.m. l Singing Saints 70th Anniversary Social


    All times are EDT.  Events subject to change.
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    8:30 a.m. l Evolution of the Quad:  Paul Haggett P’13, University Archivist, compiled these photos of St. Lawrence’s beloved Quad over the last 165 years.  Pull up an Adirondack chair and explore the transformation of the Richard F. Brush ’52 University Quad in this slideshow.

    8:30 a.m. l The Tour for Every Laurentian:  The Campaign for Every Laurentian has revitalized our beloved campus, including historic buildings like Herring-Cole and Appleton Arena. Enjoy this 360-degree virtual tour of spaces impacted by the most successful campaign in University history.

    12:00 p.m. l Lunch ’n Learn #1 Featuring Dr. Serge Onyper:  Growing the University’s endowment was one of the primary goals of The Campaign for Every Laurentian, as it provides critical resources to students and faculty for dynamic research. This is evident in the work of Associate Professor Dr. Serge Onyper, who holds the endowed James R. Wallace Professorship in Psychology. Join Dr. Onyper as he discusses his timely research about video conferencing and its effects on sleep patterns.

    1:00 p.m. l Lunch ’n Learn #2: Here We Go Saints!:  The Saints hockey teams have called Appleton Arena home for decades. Thanks to the generosity of the Laurentian Community throughout The Campaign for Every Laurentian, the Arena was revitalized and rejuvenated in 2020 while preserving what made the barn special. This session will feature the Charles W. Appleton II head men’s hockey coach Brent Brekke and his staff, winners of the 2021 ECAC Hockey Tournament, and several coaches of Division III programs that will be impacted by the upcoming Phase II of the Appleton project.  Here We Go Saints!

    6:00 p.m. l Alumni in Action Session #1, Sponsored by the Alumni Executive Council:  Join members of the Alumni Executive Council as they host a roundtable featuring 2020 Alumni Citation and Sol Feinstone Award for Humanitarian Service winners. This group includes:
     Molly Mullady Arbogast ’91, Alumni Citation Recipient
    • Donald Danforth III ’89, P’20, Sol Feinstone Award for Humanitarian Service Recipient
    • Heidi A. Hansen ’70, Alumni Citation Recipient
    • Todd R. Haskell ’90, Alumni Citation Recipient
    (Jamie P. Baker ’89, Alumni Citation recipient, is unable to join for this panel.)

    8:30 p.m. l "Tuesday Blues" Trivia:  Nothing beats an evening adjacent to the railroad tracks at Canton’s cherished establishment, The Hoot Owl. Join fellow night owls for a social and mostly-friendly competition for some great prizes in honor of Tuesday Senior Blues!


    All times are EDT.  Events subject to change.
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    8:30 a.m. l History of the Reunion Parade:  Paul Haggett P’13, University Archivist, compiled these photos in honor of the reunion parade. Don your Scarlet & Brown, settle in, and travel through time as you explore this Laurentian tradition. 

    10:45 a.m. l Alumni Awards and Class Gifts Ceremony:  President William L. Fox ’75 will offer reflections and recognize the 2020 and 2021 Alumni Award recipients.  Reunion class gifts will be announced and the Laurentian Singers will perform the school songs.

    12:00 p.m. l Lunch 'n Learn #3: The SLU Connect Program:  St. Lawrence University boasts the nationally-ranked no. 3 alumni network, built on the power of connections between students and alumni across generations. The SLU Connect program has expanded the reach for students by bringing them to various hubs of Laurentians across the country. But during the pandemic, a pivot to virtual programming opened new, exciting doors as well. Learn about this resilient program and its future in this discussion featuring SLU Connect students, moderated by Beth Bullock Larrabee ’97, M’06, P’20, ’22, Associate Director of the Center for Career Excellence.

    1:00 p.m. l Lunch 'n Learn #4: HEOP Works!:  The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program has transformed and enriched the St. Lawrence University community for over 50 years and produced graduates who embody the “HEOP Works!” motto today. Join Bill Short P’09, ’12, St. Lawrence’s current HEOP Director as he discusses the origins of the program at St. Lawrence and how it has evolved over the years. Current HEOP students will also join as they reflect on the program today.

    4:00 p.m. l The G. Atwood Manley Society Virtual Tea Time:  Every Laurentian is welcome to join members of the G. Atwood Manley Society for this virtual tea time.  Put the kettle on and hear from Alan E. '70 and Sue Gemberling Olszewski '70 and David C. ’71 and Nicole Areson, our respective Manley Achievement Award recipients, on why they have included their alma mater in their estate plans, as well as ruminations on St. Lawrence past and present.

    6:00 p.m. l Alumni in Action Session #2, Sponsored by the Alumni Executive Council:  Join members of the Alumni Executive Council as they host a roundtable featuring the 2021 Alumni Citation and Sol Feinstone Award for Humanitarian Service winners.  This group includes:
    • Gary C. Dake ’82, Alumni Citation Recipient
    • Jennifer Johnson Eddy ’82, Sol Feinstone Award for Humanitarian Service Recipient
    • Thomas E. Hoffman ’75, P’20, Alumni Citation Recipient
    • Mary Neff Peterson ’82, P’12, ’14, Alumni Citation Recipient

    7:00 p.m. l A Toast to St. Lawrence with President William L. Fox '75:  Laurentians around the world have accomplished amazing feats both individually and collectively.  Fill your cup and join President Fox, Campaign Leadership, Alumni Executive Council President Sue Eichman North ‘76, Parents Committee co-chair Chris Millerchip P’21, and fellow Laurentians as we toast to our successes and our future, together.

    7:30 p.m. l Laurentians Live Concert:  Sing and dance the night away with Hana Bushara ’21, singer/songwriter and former Laurentian Singer. Hana will have a great set list, including her St. Lawrence-inspired original song, "To Love, But From Afar!"


    All times are EDT.  Events subject to change.
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021

    9:30 a.m. l Service of Remembrance:  As The Laurentian Celebration reaches its final day, we remember all alumni, students, faculty and staff who have passed away over the past two years by reading their names in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. Join Rev. Dr. Shaun Whitehead, University Chaplain, and Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, Musician-in-Residence, for this meaningful tradition that provides reflections of light and hope.

    10:00 a.m. l Yoga with Mary DiSanto-Rose '75:  It’s been a busy week!  Join Mary DiSanto-Rose ‘75 for this yoga session for all ages and abilities to help lessen the stress.

    12:00 p.m. l Official Release of The Campaign for Every Laurentian Celebration Video:  The Campaign for Every Laurentian is coming to an end on June 30, 2021, but its chapter in St. Lawrence’s history will live on for years to come.  Enjoy this celebration video highlighting the impact made by Laurentians around the world. 

    1:00 p.m. l Lunch 'n Learn #5: Public Health and the Liberal Arts:  Public Health is big. It’s global, and local. It’s access to healthcare and education, and both vaccines and healthy food.  It’s changing the world to prevent diseases from ever occurring.  And thanks to The Campaign for Every Laurentian, public health is a part of St. Lawrence.  Learn more about the newly-establish Public Health major and its impact on our students through a panel moderated by Dr. Ernesto Moralez, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Co-Coordinator of the Public Health Minor.

    3:00 p.m. l FORE! A Laurentian Golf Lesson with Head Coach Mary Lawrence:  Summer is upon us and it’s time to hit the links!  Join head golf coach and former LPGA professional Mary Lawrence for this Q&A to help you sharpen your game.

    4:55 p.m. l The Laurentian Celebration Closing - Ringing of the Chapel Bells:  Let the Chapel Bells be heard around the world live from campus in our final event of The Laurentian Celebration! 


    All times are EDT.  Events subject to change.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can I expect during The Laurentian Celebration?

    You can expect a full slate of live virtual events, along with additional content that will feature tours of newly renovated spaces, content from the St. Lawrence Archives and videos celebrating Reunion and The Campaign for Every Laurentian.  Attendees will have the chance to virtually connect with each other outside of planned events on message boards and in one-on-one or group zoom meetings in our online event platform hosted by Cadence.

  • Is The Laurentian Celebration free?

    YES!  This event is free to all attendees. If you would like to make your class gift or a gift to the Campaign for Every Laurentian, you can do so here.

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  • When and how can I register?

    Registration is Open!  Register by Sunday, June 13 online or by calling The Office of Laurentian Engagement: 888-758-4438. 

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  • Who's Invited?

    All alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to attend.  We especially hope to celebrate with alumni in a Reunion milestone class or the Singing Saints affinity, as well as all donors to The Campaign for Every Laurentian.

  • What classes are celebrating Reunion milestones?

    The classes of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1971, 1970, 1966, 1965, 1961, 1960, 1956 & 1955, 1951, 1950, 1946 and 1945.

  • Will you be using Zoom?

    Yes!  Our live virtual events will either be hosted in a traditional Zoom meeting or webinar.  All events and links will be made available in Cadence. 

  • What is Cadence and how do I access it?

    Cadence is an online event platform that we are using to host The Laurentian Celebration.  All events and event content will be found on the Cadence platform.  Registered attendees will be notified via email when they can access the platform so they can create a profile, add a picture and information about themselves, and start exploring and connecting.  Individuals will also be able to add events to their own curated schedule on Cadence. 


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  • Can I come to campus?

    As much as we'd love to see you, the answer is "no."  The University has a strict “no visitor” policy this semester for the safety of our semester three students, summer student interns, Admission Ambassadors, and community.  

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  • How did the University come to this decision?

    We know that the St. Lawrence community is made up of so much more than the students, faculty and staff on campus. We also know we need to do everything we can to ensure the health and safety of everyone on campus and our North Country neighbors. Our policy on travel and visitors has been adapted to reflect this. While we have had to put some restrictions in place, we believe this policy still allows students, faculty, and staff to make the most of their time to safely experience all the North Country has to offer.

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  • I want to celebrate with my friends! Can I order a SLU-in-a-Box?

    We are so excited you want to safely and responsible gather with friends to celebrate St. Lawrence!  You will be able to order a Celebration-in-a-Box starting June 21 at no cost and items will be capped to ten.  

  • Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

    Please contact The Office of Laurentian Engagement via email.

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