Since 1871, alumnae/i have been returning to the Wells College campus around commencement time in order to reunite with classmates, participate in special events, and celebrate their college years. As the number of alumnae/i through the years continued to grow, it was decided in 1923 to honor class years in groups of four. By 1970, again due to the large turnout, the present day “quinquennial” reunion tradition of celebrating classes every five years was established and reunion dates were pushed back to the week after commencement.
This year, “Reunion 2012,” (May31-June 2) will celebrate the classes ending in 2’s and 7’s with the Class of 1962 celebrating their 50th Class Reunion. The Reunion traditions of the “March of Classes,” class dinners, campus tours, awards convocation… and, of course, Tea Time will continue on!
Below is a sampling of some of the photographs, and other memorabilia, that will be displayed at the Long Library during Reunion. Please stop by and have a look and be sure to bring any class photographs that you would like to share with the Wells College Archives.
Photos Featuring the Class of 1952 and Class of 1962
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Lisa Hoff ’09 Reference, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian, Long Library