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Class of 1972 Reunion Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 9 Event  |  Location
9:30 a.m. Class of 1972 50th Reunion Golf Outing | Blackstone Golf Club
More information and registration can be found here
Noon-6:00 p.m. Reunion Check In | Hogan Campus Center, Room 320
Noon 50th Reunion Residence Halls Open | Healy Hall
Rooms in Healy Hall have two single beds with shared, single-sex bathrooms on the hall.
2:00 p.m. Class Session: What Went Wrong With Russia? | Hogan Campus Center
When the class of 1972 was graduating from Holy Cross, the Soviet Union was the United States' superpower enemy. Today, Russia is a capitalist country, and yet it is waging a hot war in Europe and challenging the U.S. like never before. Join Holy Cross Professor, Russian historian and media analyst Cynthia Hooper to discuss Russia's evolution. What has changed and what has stayed the same since the class of 1972 last lived on The Hill?
3:15 p.m. Class Session: The Impact of Economics on the World of Sports | Hogan Campus Center
Holy Cross Economics Professor Victor Matheson and sports author Vin Femia ’72, will talk about one or more of the most important sports economics topics that are in the headlines at the time of the reunion, and the economic impact of Holy Cross not joining the Big East when it was formed in 1979. A question-and-answer session will follow.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Class Reception & Dinner | Worcester Country Club
Buses will leave Hogan Campus Center at 6:00 p.m. and will return to campus at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Friday,  June 10

Event  |  Location
7:00–9:00 a.m. Classes of 1972 and 1971 Continental Breakfast | Hogan Campus Center
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wellness Center Open | The Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation & Wellness Center
Start your weekend off by working out in one of our newest facilities, The Jo! 
9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Reunion Check In | Hogan Campus Center, Room 320
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Holy Cross Bookstore Open | Hogan Campus Center, 1st Floor
Stock up on your Holy Cross gear and get 20% off store-wide throughout the weekend!
9:30-11:30 a.m. Class Trip to the Thomas P. Joyce '59 Contemplative Center
Rev. Jim Hayes, S.J. '72 will provide a tour and lead a brief Examen. Buses will depart from Hogan at 9:30 a.m. and return at 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. -Noon Race to the Start Documentary and Discussion| Hogan Campus Center
Created in honor of the Black Student Union's 50th anniversary in 2018, this 45-minute documentary recounts the founding and history of the BSU. Join the class members of 1970, 1971 and 1972 for this viewing and moderated discussion.
Noon–2:00 p.m. Class BBQ | Hogan Campus Center Courtyard
2:00 p.m.

Holy Cross Historical Campus Tour | Leaves from Hogan 3rd Floor Lobby (outside Ballroom)
Join Tom Cadigan '02, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, for a fun and illuminating walking tour as he shares some little known history and legends of alma mater!

2:00 p.m. Class Session with Congressman Tim Bishop '72: Political Polarization: Where Do We Go From Here? | Brooks Concert Hall
Tim served six terms in Congress representing the First District of New York. He currently teaches one course at Holy Cross. After his remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session covering a broad array of topics.
3:15 p.m. Class Session with Joe Donelan '72 | Brooks Concert Hall
Joe founded Donelan Family Wines, a small boutique winery in Santa Rosa, California, in the 1980's.  By way of backdrop, he will provide a brief overview of the wine industry and its evolution over the past 30+ years with a particular focus on California.  The primary topic of his remarks, however, will be the challenges, opportunities and joys of starting and running a Sonoma County winery.
6:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. Golden Jubilee Class Reception & Dinner | Hogan Center Ballroom
A not-to-be-missed event where Vincent Rougeau, president, will welcome the Class of 1972 into the Order of the Purple Knights.
Saturday, June 11 Event  |  Location
7:30–10:00 a.m. All-Alumni Buffet Breakfast | Hogan Campus Center
8:00 a.m. - Noon Wellness Center Open | The Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation & Wellness Center
9:00 a.m. - Noon Pool Open | Luth Athletic Complex
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Holy Cross Bookstore Open | Hogan Campus Center, 1st Floor
Stock up on your Holy Cross gear and get 20% off store-wide throughout the weekend!
9:30 a.m. Dedication of the Integrated Science Complex in honor of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. '62, Hon. '87
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Athletics Merchandise Yard Sale! | Hart Center Rink, Luth Athletic Complex
Be sure to stop by the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex for doorbusting deals on clearance items from the Holy Cross Team Shop along with game worn jerseys!
11:00 a.m. Crusader Athletics Meet and Greet & Update | Blaney Gymnasium, Luth Athletic Complex
Meet Kit Hughes, athletic director, before the All-Alumni Picnic. Get to know Kit, join us for a brief update on the 2021-22 academic year, and a look ahead at the upcoming seasons. All attendees will have a chance to win Holy Cross tickets, gear, and more!
Noon–3:00 p.m. All-Alumni Reunion Picnic | Practice Field, Luth Athletic Complex
4:00 p.m. 50th Reunion Class Mass | St. Joseph Chapel
Join together for this special liturgy celebrating Holy Cross friendships and remembering deceased classmates.
5:00 p.m. 50th Reunion Class Photo | St. Joseph Memorial Steps
5:30 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Purple Knight Reception and Dinner | Kimball Dining Hall
The Class of 1972 will attend this dinner as the newest members of the Purple Knights.
8:30 p.m. Live Music & Socializing | Hogan Crossroads and Pub
Enjoy post-dinner entertainment from Tradition Band, Boston-based musicians with a songbook full of Irish music, as well as classic rock, country, and folk.
Sunday, June 12 Event  |  Location
7:30–11:00 a.m. All-Alumni Buffet Breakfast | Hogan Ballroom
9:00 a.m. All-Alumni Mass | Mary Chapel
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. President's Council and 1843 Society Reception | 4th Floor, Hogan Campus Center
(by invitation) Join Vincent Rougeau, president, in a private reception to celebrate leadership, legacy and loyalty. President's Council and 1843 Legacy Society members invited.

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