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Asheville School Alumni Weekend Schedule Preview
Asheville School Alumni Weekend Schedule Preview

Alumni Weekend 2018: April 26 – April 29, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:15 p.m.
Founders' Day Convocation (Graham Theater)
Speaker: Richard Blanco: Poet, Public Speaker, Civil Engineer, Teacher, Memoirist

Friday, April 27, 2018

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Alumni Welcome (Mitchell Hall)

4 p.m. Athletic Contests
Girls Soccer
Boys Tennis
Track Meet
Girls Lacrosse
Boys Baseball

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Beer, Wine and Hors d'oeuvres for Classes 1969-2013 (Paulsen Lodge)

6:30 p.m.
Cocktails and Dinner for Classes 1929-1968 (Fall House)

Friday Evening
Individual class gatherings around town as pre-arranged by each class

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Breakfast with Burt Gordon '86, Director of Alumni Relations (Sharp Dining Hall)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Alumni Welcome and Registration (Mitchell Hall)

9:15 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Class Visits

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tour of Campus with Members of the Hoste Society

11:40 a.m. - Noon
Student Panel—Meet the Blues: Learn about Asheville School today (Graham Theater)

Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Head of School's Address (Graham Theater)

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (Sharp Dining Hall)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Class Pictures (8's and 3's) on front porch of Mitchell Hall

2:30 p.m.
Alumni Association Meeting (Graham Theater)
• Head of School Search Update
• Alumni Relations Update
• Officer Elections

Afternoon Activities
Horseback Riding (Ireland Riding Ring)
Tower Climbing (Past Paulsen Lodge)

3 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A Celebration of the Life of Jack Tyrer (Boyd Chapel)
We invite alumni and friends to a memorial service celebrating the life of Asheville School's sixth Head of School, John L. "Jack" Tyrer. The service will be held in Asheville School's William Spencer Boyd Chapel. A reception will follow the service in Skinner Library until 5:30 p.m. Tyrer, who passed away on January 24, 2018 at the age of 90, served as Asheville School's Head of School for 28 years.

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Multicultural Club Drop-in Gathering
(Home of Varghese Alexander and Erin Connors)

6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Cocktails, Dinner, and Dancing (Sharp Dining Hall)
***Free child care in gym/pizza & snacks supplied***

Sunday, April 29, 2018

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Alumni Breakfast (Bement House)

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast for School Community (Sharp Dining Hall)

11 a.m.
Service of Remembrance (Boyd Chapel)
We invite all alumni to join us for a very special service of remembrance as part of Reunion Weekend 2018. The majority of the service will be reserved for you, our proud alumni, who are encouraged to share brief reflections and stories in honor of classmates and teachers who have passed. We look forward to having alumni participate alongside current students and faculty in this service.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (Sharp Dining Hall)

Alumni Weekend 2018 Pricing
Register by March 31 to qualify for the Early Bird discount.

Discount Rate:
$75.00 per adult (1969-2007)
$50.00 per adult (2008-2013)

Standard Rate (after March 31):
$100.00 per adult (1969-2007)
$75.00 per adult (2008-2013)

COMPLIMENTARY for Old Guard (1929-1968) and Former Faculty or Staff