Alumni Founders Weekend 2013

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Alumni Founders Weekend 2013 is shaping up to be three days of reunions, picnics, storytelling and more.

“It’s really all-inclusive to everyone who wants to attend,” said Amber Brown, assistant director of Alumni Relations. “Many events are super family friendly.”

According to Brown, University of Redlands alums provided insight into what they would like to see happen during the weekend.

“We received a lot of feedback. We want to make sure we have something for everyone and they have time for everything,” she said.

Most activities will be held Saturday, May 18, with the main afternoon event a picnic at noon on the Serrao Lawn, featuring a performance by College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kathy Ogren and her band, the Buffalo Blues Band. After that, families are invited to swim in the Thompson Aquatic Center, or take part in an “R” Service event at the Currier Gym.

“Kids Against Hunger is a service project that we did at Bulldogs in Service last April, and it was so successful,” Brown said. “It’s packaging food for kids who otherwise wouldn’t eat. It’s easy and something that a child can help with. It’s very meaningful.”

Alums who participated in a Salzburg program will enjoy the biergarten planned on the Greek Theatre Lawn, starting at 3:30 p.m.

“It’s usually done at Homecoming, and this one is a bigger version,” Brown said. “The Greek open houses are at the same time, so it will be close if they want to go to their houses.”

The weekend will include two celebrations of the “R,” which is turning 100-years-old. At 8 p.m., participants can spend the night stargazing and telling stories with President Ralph Kuncl.

“It will be a fun, after-hours event,” Brown said. “If you want to stargaze from Appleton Hall, it is a great vantage point of the illuminated ‘R.’”

On Sunday, May 19, the “R” will get even more attention, as participants hike up for a visit. It is a day trip, and will last from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The hike is quite a doozy,” Brown said. “Be prepared for going up a mountain.”

To register for events, click here.

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