New College Reunion

Come back and reconnect with your fellow New College alums Feb. 21-23.

Return. renew. reconnect.  REUNION 2020 – FEB. 21-23

Come back with your fellow New College alums and celebrate the college’s 60th anniversary!


NEW COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
REUNION 2020 SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

8 a.m. – 11 a.m. NCAA Board Meeting

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration/Hospitality Center
The Foundation, Keating Center

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Keating Center

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Campus Tours from College Hall
(starting at 10 and 10:30 a.m.)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Walk Down Memory Lane with Jono Miller ’70
Walking tour, meet at Band of Angels statue, Palmer buildings

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. WSLR Radio Station Tour with Tim Snyder ’67
Tours start every ½ hour at WSLR
(525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota – transportation not provided)

11 am – 1 p.m. Enjoy lunch on your own in Sarasota

1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Alum “NOVO” Talks:
• Leslie Reinherz ’70 & Professor Erin Dean – New College Oral History
• Larry Stults ’86 – Full Circle: From Red Tide Research to Community-led Shellfish Restoration
• Caitlyn Sanderson ’02, Professor Nicolas Delon & Carter Delegal ’18 – The Good Life: Building Community Relations at New College through First Year Seminars
• Alumni Panel – Panel Discussion: Through the Decades

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Join Luke Salisbury ’65 for reading a selection from his new novel “No Common War”

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Revisit your Academic Division – Open House
Mingle with Division chairs, professors, students and alumni
• Humanities – ACE Lounge
• Social Sciences – ACE Plaza
• Natural Sciences – Heiser Lobby

6 p.m. – 9: p.m. New College New Table – Community Dinner on the Promenade
Music by Heather Normandale ’00
Dort Promenade/Heiser Patio

7 p.m. Cheers to 60 years of New College
Reunion Co-Chairs Dan Stults ’77 and Hazel Bradford ’75

9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Alumni Storytelling under the Stars
Dessert and beverages
*bring a blanket and hang out on the lawn
Heiser Patio and lawn

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration/Hospitality Center
The Foundation, Keating Center

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Keating Center

9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Welcome to Reunion 2020 with the President and Board Chairs
• Donal O’ Shea – President, New College of Florida
• Felice Schulaner ’78 – Chair, Board of Trustees
• Sue Jacobson – Chair, Foundation Board
• Steve Jacobson ’71 – Chair, NCAA

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Mini-Classes with Faculty in Sudakoff (concurrent)
• Emily Saarinen ’97 – Bio and Environmental Studies–Visual Arts and Spatial Ecologies
• Hugo Viera-Vargas – From Salsa to Reggueton: Popular Music of the Caribbean

11:30 am – 12:20 p.m. Mini-Classes with Faculty in Sudaokoff (concurrent)
• Miriam Wallace – Extraordinary Bodies and Performing Humanness: From the Archives to Contemporary Disability Writing
• Surprise speaker

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch/BBQ at Hamilton Center
Experience lunch at HAM, mingle with students and alumni

1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. Group Photo
Palm Court

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Walk Down Memory Lane with Jono Miller ’70
Walking tour, meet Meet in Palm Court after group photo

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Novo Network – Speed Networking for Alums and Students
College Hall Living Room

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Campus Tours from College Hall
(starting at 2 p.m., 3 p.m and 4 p.m.)

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Origami with Sonia Wu ’81, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. New College Radio Over the Years
DJ Affinity Group gathering with Tim Snyder ’67

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Entering Class of 1970
Invitation only

6 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 50th Class Photo
Cook Hall Steps

6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunset Party by the Bay
Enjoy lawn games, food, music, friends and sunset!
Music by Passerine
Food Truck Dinner (pay as you go)

7:30 p.m. Cheers to 60 years of New College

10 p.m. – 12 a.m. Bayfront Party (BFP): Dancing Under the Stars
Bayfront Campus

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Conclusion of Reunion

Friday and Saturday only
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. DIY: Experience New College campus
During this time you are free to explore the following:
• Waterfront activities at Caples
• Record your New College story at the JBC Library
• Check out the New College archive display at JBC Library
• Take photos at designated landmarks #NCFREUNION
• Leave an inspirational message for a student NOVO on the message board at

Registration Information

All fees should be paid in advance. Please RSVP at ncf.edu/reunion.

Advance Registration | December 15 – January 31, 2020
Registration: $50.00 per person (adults only)
Dinner Friday: $25.00 per person (children 12 and under are free)
Lunch Saturday: $15.00 per person (children 12 and under are free)
*Additional fees for adult beverages.

Late Registration | February 1-10, 2020
Late Registration: $75.00 per person (adults only)
Dinner Friday: $25.00 per person (children 12 and under are free)
Lunch Saturday: $15.00 per person (children 12 and under are free)
*Additional fees for adult beverages.

For more information, contact Kathleen McCoy, Director of Alumni Relations
at ncalum@ncf.edu, or call 941-487-4800.

For accommodations outside of our hotel blocks (linked below) please see the New College Accommodations page here.
*Note: these accommodations do not have a special Reunion 2020 rate; they have a special New College of Florida rate through the Admissions department. For our official hotel blocks, see the links below*

Enjoy our photo gallery from the 2018 Reunion

Book Your Room Now!

New College has partnered with surrounding hotels to offer you the best rate for your stay. Use the links below to either book with our Reunion 2020 hotel blocks or to get the New College rate at another area hotel of your choice


Courtyard Marriott Room Block

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Hyatt Room Block

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Hilton Garden Inn Room Block

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