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Friday October 23rd Programming

**Note - This page will be updated regularly as events are finalized.

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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Discover the Agnes (Open House) Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave)

Enjoy the fascinating exhibitions of the Agnes at your own pace!

 

From stunning Old Master paintings to cutting-edge contemporary art to iconic Canadian works, there is much to savour in our galleries. New exhibitions of note are A Story of Canadian Art: As Told by the Hart House Collection and Judy Radul: Closeup, the Breakdown.

 

There will also be guided tours of the Agnes leaving at 11:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday!

 

Admission is free for alumni; no registration necessary.

11:30 AM - 6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome Home! Alumni Meet & Greet Grant Hall (43 University Ave)

Kick off your Homecoming Weekend by visiting Grant Hall any time between 11:30 am – 6 pm!

 

Pick up your reunion pin at the registration tables, along with your football tickets. When you’ve finished registering, visit our display tables to learn more about Queen's life!

 

If you cannot attend the Alumni Meet & Greet on Friday, you can stop by on Saturday morning between 8:30 am – 12 pm.

 

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

11:30 AM - 6:00 PM

 

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Campus Tours Leaving from Grant Hall (43 University Ave) Take a campus tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable student tour guides! No need to book ahead.

12:00 - 3:00 PM

 

 

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Engineers Without Borders - Pumpkin Smash Agnes Benedickson Field (behind Grant Hall) Join us on Homecoming weekend for the return of our famous Pumpkin Smash! We would love to chat with you about both the work we do in our community and the overseas ventures we support, so come grab a slice of pumpkin pie and some hot chocolate and watch as we drop a 500 lb. pumpkin from the sky.

2:00 - 4:00 PM

 

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Learn to Play Quidditch City Park, near the baseball diamond (adjacent to the eastern side of Queen's Main Campus) Come see why quidditch can't be BEAT and learn to play with the Queen's Quidditch Club! There will be merchandise and refreshments for sale. Flight not guaranteed.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Reunion Planners Reception Fireside Room, Ban Righ Hall (10 Bader Ln) Reunion Coordinators, Planning Committee Members, and Class Giving Volunteers are invited to attend a short reception being held in your honour. Join fellow volunteers for light refreshments and a group photo. Photo at 3:30 pm.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

 

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Aboriginal Alumni Chapter - Frybread Reception Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (146 Barrie St) Join Aboriginal alumni, students, and the Queen's community for frybread and networking! Learn about the Chapter and how you can get involved.

3:00 - 6:00 PM

 

 

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ComSoc Reunion BBQ Goodes Commons Lawn, Goodes Hall (143 Union St)

The Commerce Society, in partnership with Board Meeting, is hosting its first annual Student and Alumni BBQ.

 

Come out to the Goodes Lawn and kick off Homecoming weekend the right way! A chance for students and alumni to meet and network, tricolour style! Celebrate your mutual love for Queen's over a delicious BBQ and a beer or two!

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

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Graduate & Post-Doctoral Networking Reception Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave)

This reception, hosted by the School of Graduate Studies, follows a week of workshops designed to assist graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in planning and preparing for careers and translating their acquired skills to the workforce. Queen's current graduate students and post-docs are looking forward to connecting with alumni, sharing their own stories, research ideas, and career plans, and hearing about your experiences!

 

Register on the Homecoming webpage when you register for the weekend! For more details, please email Rebecca Hügler at sgscomms@queensu.ca.

4:00 - 11:00 PM

 

 

 

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Queen's Juggling Club - 2nd Annual Limestone City Juggling Festival TBA

If you've been to a juggling festival before, you know what to expect and you won't be disappointed. If you haven't, think "party for jugglers" - or those who want to learn. An open gym, an amazing gala show, lots of workshops and more!

 

Admission is by donation and all are welcome! See our website here or contact president@kingstonjugglers.club for more details!

4:30 - 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

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Queen's Poker Club - Homecoming Tournament McLaughlin Room, JDUC (87 Union St)

The Queen's University Poker Club is a completely student-run organization developed to enhance the university experience of those interested in playing poker while socializing, having fun, and winning prizes - all while donating to various on-campus charities!

 

This time around, we're hosting a huge Homecoming poker tournament, and alumni are welcome to join in! Look for the event information to pre-register for the tournament on our Facebook page (facebook.com/queensupoker). Looking forward to seeing you there!

4:30 - 6:00 PM

 

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Health Sciences - Reception David M.C. Walker Atrium, School of Medicine Building (15 Arch St) Alumni from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Rehabilitation Therapy are invited to a reception hosted by Dean Richard Reznick.

7:30 PM

 

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Faculty of Education - MacClement Lecture by Neil Pasricha, Happiness Expert and Bestselling Author of The Book of Awesome Duncan McArthur Hall (West Campus; 511 Union St) The Faculty of Education is pleased to invite you to the MacClement Lecture by Neil Pasricha. This lecture is a part of our contribution to Homecoming 2015. The lecture is free of charge. To register, click here.

7:30 - 9:30 PM

 

 

 

 

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Queen's Music - SHOWCASE / Homecoming Concert Concert Hall, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St W)

SHOWCASE features performances by the Queen's Choral Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra. Plus, attend a special sing-a-long premiere: an orchestral arrangement of the Oil Thigh by Queen's Juno award-winning composer Dr. John Burge.

 

Tickets are now available for sale at www.theisabel.ca, over the phone (613.533.2424, open weekdays from 12:30 - 4:30 pm), or at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students/seniors.

7:30 - 9:30 PM

 

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Queen's Women's Hockey Kingston Memorial Centre (303 York St) Queen's Women's Hockey vs. Laurentian

8:00 PM

 

 

 

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Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) - 125th Anniversary Reception John Deutsch University Centre (99 University Ave)

Were you involved with the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS)? If so, we cordially invite you to its 125th Anniversary Reception. Enjoy an evening of great snacks and even greater company. This reception will be an opportunity for you to reconnect with past and present ASUS members alike.

 

Register for this event when you register for Homecoming. 

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

 

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Faculty of Law - Meet & Greet The Grad Club (162 Barrie Street; corner of Barrie & Union St) The Grad Club has been reserved by the Faculty of Law as a meeting place for all Law grads and their guests arriving in Kingston on Friday evening. Please drop by for the evening or to catch up with classmates before heading elsewhere. Cash bar.

9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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CESA - Wine and Cheese in B.Ed The Mezzanine, Duncan McArthur Hall (West Campus; 511 Union St)

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Concurrent Education at Queen's University, the Concurrent Education Students' Association (CESA) will host a wine and cheese reception for returning alumni following the lecture. What better way to catch up with your fellow grads?

 

This event is open to all Consecutive and Concurrent Education alumni celebrating a milestone reunion, from both Queen's and Queen's-Trent programs. You can register for this event when you register for the weekend.

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