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Queen's University

Thursday October 16th Programming:





7:00 PM         171st Debating Union Alumni Reunion Hand Purvis Room, Dunning Hall

The 171st session of the Queen's Debating Union, the University's oldest club and the oldest debating society in Canada, welcomes its alumni back to campus with a show debate featuring current QDU members followed by refreshments at the Grizzly Grill. Promises to be totally fetch. 

Friday October 17th Programming:





8:00 AM- 10:00 AM Aboriginal Alumni Breakfast Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre Please join staff and students for the Aboriginal Alumni breakfast. We will be launching the Aboriginal Alumni Chapter and talking about how you can support Aboriginal students at Queen's.

For information or to rsvp please email
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM         PEPTalks (Professional Engineering Perspectives) Sci '89 Panel Discussion Beamish-Munro Hall (Integrated Learning Centre) Atrium Twenty-five years after graduating from Queen's, members of Sci '89 will share their career experiences in a panel discussion. Students will be able to gain insight into the accomplishments of our alumni and the possibilities that lie ahead of them! Join us for some enlightening discussion with our panelists!
11:00 AM - 4:30 pm Union Gallery Exhibitions

Union Gallery, Stauffer Library (101 Union St), Ground Floor

The Union Gallery is a unique place within the cultural landscape of the City of Kingston. It is a professionally staffed, student-driven university organization that is accessible to both the Queen’s and the Kingston communities. The Union Gallery provides experiential learning opportunities through mentoring programs and projects as well as exhibitions and events by students and professional artists.

Come and experience our Fall exhibitions:

Three Step Snare – artists Jaime Angelopolous and Derrick Piens

Shelf Life – artist Jude Griebel

Admission is free.

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Clark Hall Ritual Clark Hall Pub and Patio Join us at Clark for Homecoming Patio Ritual! Alumni and students will be able to attend Ritual just like they remember, with an extra patio section (rain or shine). There will be an alumni line just for this weekend! For questions please contact
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pumpkin Smash Agnes Benedickson Field

Queen's Gives Back is an on-campus initiative that believes in celebrating remarkable student philanthropic achievements. During Homecoming 2014, Queen's Gives Back is shining the philanthropic spotlight on Queen's Engineers Without Borders, as they host their fifth annual Pumpkin Smash! 

At this crowd pleasing event, a giant pumpkin weighing over five hundred pounds is hoisted sky high, dropped and smashed to raise awareness for Engineers Without Borders' national and international programs.

Support the cause by buying a slice of delicious pumpkin pie and a cup of hot chocolate to enjoy as you watch the pumpkin-smashing mayhem!

For more opportunities to donate to this exciting student-philanthropic initiative, please email

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome Home! Alumni Meet & Greet

Grant Hall (43 University Avenue)

Kick off your Homecoming Weekend by visiting Grant Hall any time between 1 – 6 pm  today! Representatives from Queen's Archives, student clubs, Athletics, and more are eager to welcome you home to Queen's.


Pick up your reunion pin at the registration tables, along with any tickets for activities that you've purchased, such as football tickets. When you’ve finished registering and visiting the display tables, take a campus tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable student tour guides! 


If you cannot attend Alumni Meet & Greet on Friday, you can stop by Saturday morning 8 am – 12 pm.

Please note: your pre-ordered football tickets MUST be picked up at Grant Hall no later than 10:30 am on Saturday!

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Open House John Deutsch University Centre (87 Union Street), second floor

If you remember the International Centre or had an international experience during your time at Queen’s, or even if you are simply curious to learn more, come connect with the QUIC! Call 613-533-2604 for more information. 

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM Graduate & Post-Doctoral Career Week Networking Reception
Fireside room, Ban Righ (75 Bader Lane) This capstone event follows a week of workshops designed to assist our trainees in planning and preparing for careers and translating their acquired skills to the workforce. Share your experiences with us in the Ban Righ Fireside Room for a reception hosted by the School of Graduate Studies. For more details please email Rebecca Hügler at

4:30 PM -   6:30 PM

Health Sciences Reception

School of Medicine Building, David M.C. Walker Atrium

Alumni from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Rehabilitation Therapy are invited to a reception hosted by Dean Richard Reznick.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Queen's Dance Club Members and Alumni Reception Athletics and Recreation Centre, Alumni Lounge Come meet current QDC members and alumni to mingle, watch past QDC DVDs and enjoy some refreshments! We have a big poster for everyone to sign so we can connect dancers through the generations!
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Women's Hockey Family, Friends & Alumni Silent Auction
Rogers K-Rock Centre Join Women's Hockey Family, Friends and Alumni at the Memorial Centre for a meet & greet and silent auction. Event starts just before and runs during the Queen's vs York game. For more information contact Matt Holmberg at
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM)

Kingston Frontenacs Hockey

Rogers K-Rock Centre

Come experience Kingston’s premier sports and entertainment venue. Opened in 2008, the Rogers K-Rock Centre is a 5,600 seat arena that is home to the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs. The Frontenacs will be battling the Plymouth Whalers.


Alumni and their guests are receiving a special Homecoming welcome at this game. Tickets are available at a discounted rate of $16, and can be purchased here: 

Pick up your tickets before the game at the Will-Call Desk at the K-Rock Centre. Be sure to stop by the "Queen's Corner" and boost your Tricolour Spirit!

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Film & Media - Wine and Cheese Reception

University Club

Join us for a reception at the University Club and a farewell walk through Film House! Register for this event through the main Homecoming registration pages, or contact

7:30 PM - 9:00 pm Craig Kielburger:  Me to We: How One Person Can Make a World of Difference   Duncan McArthur Hall, Auditorium

A powerful experience for people of all ages, this event introduces the remarkable story of how Craig and Marc founded Free The Children, which has grown into an international humanitarian organization active in 45 countries.

8:00 PM Queen's Vagabond Theatre: Vacancies, an Environmental Adaptation of No Exit John Deutch University Centre, John Orr Room

Student actors will be performing an adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit. Actors will be within arm's distance of the audience and will be performing in hyper-realist style. This performance aims to push the boundaries between actors and their audiences.

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Orbit Premiere with Drama Homecoming Reception Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Studio Theatre

Queen's University Department of Drama is proud to present the premiere production of Orbit by Jennifer Wise, directed by Craig Walker. Please join us for this inaugural performance in the Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre Studio Theatre, followed by an Opening Night Homecoming Reception.


Tickets can be purchased in advance online, or at the door prior to performances. Students/seniors: $15 General: $22


For more information please visit, call (613)533-2104, or email

8:00 PM - 1:00 AM AMS Reunion The Underground (formerly Alfie's) The AMS Reunion is a homecoming tradition that allows past and present full time AMS employees to reconnect. The AMS Reunion is an opportunity to learn firsthand about life before the Common Ground and life in the JDUC. Hear and share stories of accomplishments and success, and stories of disappointments and controversies, from the people who lived them! To attend the AMS Reunion you must RSVP to Michele Charlton, Campus Activities Commissioner at


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