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Queen's University

Saturday October 24th Programming:

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






8:00  - 10:30 am

School of Medicine - Continuing Professional Development Symposium

School of Medicine Building (15 Arch Street)

Come hear from your alumni colleagues about their professional research and experiences. 

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Queen's Music Alumni Nostalgia Harrison-LeCaine Hall Harrison-LeCaine Hall will be open all day. You are welcome to drop by for some nostalgia and photo viewing.
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Welcome Home! Alumni Meet & Greet Grant Hall (43 University Avenue)

Kick off your Homecoming Weekend by visiting Grant Hall any time between 8:30 am – 12  pm today! Pick up your reunion pin at the registration tables, along with your football tickets.


**Don’t forget: your pre-ordered football tickets MUST be picked up at Grant Hall no later than 10:30 am!**

8:30 am - 12:00 pm  Campus Tours Leaving from Grant Hall (43 University Avenue)  When you've finished registering and visiting display tables, take a campus tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable student tour guides! No need to book ahead.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Fencing Alumni Event McArthur Hall Gym Fencing alumni are invited to stop by McArthur Hall Gym to meet student-athletes, reminisce with fellow alumni, and chat with Coach Hugh Munby. You also have the opportunity to train with current student-athletes (in the morning) and take part in a few bouts (in the afternoon). For more information, contact Hugh Munby at

9:30 - 11:30 am

Breakfast with Students

Leonard Hall Cafeteria (150 Queen's Crescent)

Join current students for a hot, delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast at Leonard Hall. Come any time between 9:30 and 11:30 am to enjoy the meal and chat with students. Cost is $10 (pay at the door, cash only).

9:30- 11:00 am Engineering and Applied Science Dean's Social Tea Room - Beamish Munro Hall Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Kimberly Woodhouse invites Engineering and Applied Science Alumni and their guests to drop by the Tea Room for a pre-game social. Refreshments and light fare served. Meet current engineering students showcasing their club/team initiatives! Department Open Houses will take place from 10:30 AM  - 12:00 PM - student tour guides will be the hosts for alumni to visit their department.
10:00 - 10:30 am Queen's Music Coffee on the Lake Tett Centre: Juniper Cafe The Tett Centre, located right beside the Isabel, is Kingston's new Community Arts Hub. It has a fantastic new cafe located right on the water. We would like to invite all Queen's Music alumni to meet for coffee and catch up with classmates for about a half hour before heading over to the Isabel for a fun Choral Sight-Sing.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  School of Nursing - Brunch and Open House School of Nursing Building; (92 Barrie Street) The School of Nursing will be holding an open house and brunch for all Nursing alumni, with the opportunity to tour the Nursing Simulation Laboratory. For more information, please contact Laura Hadziasmanis at
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM School of Rehabilitation Therapy Homecoming Brunch Donald Gordon Centre (421 Union Street)

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is hosting its Annual Homecoming Brunch prior to the football game. The Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented during the Brunch. The cost of Brunch is $15.


Click here to register for this event.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Queen's School of Business - Alumni Brunch Goodes Hall (143 Union Street)

QSB’s Annual Alumni Reunion Brunch at Goodes Hall. A great opportunity to catch up with classmates and learn more about what’s happening at your School. This year we will be offering tours of Goodes Hall, including the 75,000 square foot west wing expansion.


Class photos will be taken at the event as well.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Faculty of Law - Coffee and Muffins at Queen's Law Clinics LaSalle Mews, (303 Bagot Street, 5th Floor) In December 2014, all five Law clinics including Queen’s Legal Aid and the Business Law, Elder Law, Family Law and Prison Law clinics consolidated into a single downtown space. This consolidation has improved the student learning experience and access to justice for low-income Kingston residents. Please drop by to meet the Directors, view the new space and speak with students enrolled in the clinical programs. Coffee and muffins will be served.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Reception Honouring Prof. Walter Szarek - Department of Chemistry Chernoff Hall: Room 117 For nearly 50 years, Professor Walter A. Szarek has been an exceptional member of the Department of Chemistry at Queen's University. This long-standing commitment to the faculty, staff, and students of this university is about to be acknowledged by the introduction of the Walker A. Szerak Endowed Lecture Series that will attrack esteemed speakers to Queen's University on a regular basis. In much the same fashion as the man himself, the lectureship will continue to cast long shadows on the training of students and the development of chemical research conducted here in the Department of Chemistry. To acknowledge Walter's many contributions over his career at Queen's, the department is pleased to host a reception during Homecoming. Light refreshments will be served in the Walter MacFarlane, Smith Family Room at 11:00 am.
10:00 am -11:00 pm 2nd Annual Limestone City Juggling Festival - Queen's Juggling Club TBA If you've been to juggling festivals 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  or contact for more details!
10:30  - 11:30 am Faculty of Health Sciences - Tour of the new School of Medicine Building School of Medicine Building (15 Arch St.) All alumni are invited to tour this state-of-the-art Teaching and Learning Centre that was opened in 2011.
10:30 - 11:30 am Queen's Music Choral Sight-Singing at the Isabel Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts: Rehearsal Hall Join the Queen's Choral Ensemble Director, Darrell Bryan, and some current Choral Ensemble members as well as faculty members in the Rehearsal Hall for a fun hour of sight-singing. A group photo will then be taken at 11:30 am.
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Battle of the Books! Stauffer Library: Speaker's Corner

Eight will do battle to persuade the audience that their pick merits the 2015 Giller Prize: teams participate in a series of three elimination brackets, with just three minutes to make their case: winners determined by audience applause. Free and open to all! Learn more at: or contact


NOTE: This will be rowdy and raucous, NOT academically serious!

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Chemical Engineering Open House  Dupuis Hall, 2nd Floor
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engineering Chemistry Open House Chernoff Hall
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Civil Engineering Open House   Ellis Hall, 2nd Floor
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Electrical & Computer Engineering Open House Walter Light Hall, Main Foyer
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engineering Physics Open House Stirling Hall, Foyer
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Integrated Learning Open House Beamish-Munro Hall
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Mechanical and Materials Engineering Open House   McLaughlin Hall & Nichol Hall
10:30 am - 12:00 pm The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Open House Goodwin Hall, Rm 350
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Mathematics and Engineering Open House Jeffrey Hall, Ground Floor Lobby
11:30 am Queen's Music Alumni Photo Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts: Rehearsal Hall Join your fellow alumni in a group photo in the Rehearsal Hall of the Isabel.
11:40 (ish) am

Queen's Bands Parade Grant Hall (43 University Avenue) to Richardson Stadium Join Queen's Bands as they make their way to the football game at Richardson stadium. The parade will leave Grant Hall following the end of registration.
12:00 - 4:00 pm Queen's Women's and Men's Soccer Miklas-McCarney Field Queen's Women's and Men's Soccer vs. Nipissing
12:30 - 1:30 pm Queen's Music Isabel Tours Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Queen's Music alumni will meet in the Grand Lobby and take a tour of the Isabel.
1:00  - 4:00 pm

Football Game - Laurier @ Queen's


Half Time Parade ~ 2:30 pm

Richardson Stadium (948 Johnson Street)

Come cheer on the Gaels as they face the Laurier Golden Hawks! 

Tickets can be purchased online when Homecoming 2015 Registration goes live in late spring/early summer.

3:30  - 6:30 pm Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering Reception for Alumni and Friends Bruce Wing/Miller Hall (36 Union Street). Reading Room. 

Stop by Miller Hall/Bruce Wing for refreshments following the football game on Saturday. Current and emeritus faculty as well as current students will be stopping in as well!


Questions? Contact

4:30 - 5:30 pm "Ask the Alumni" - Department of English Watson Hall Returning alumni will share their experiences in pursuing a variety of careers and answer questions from current students. Former classmates will have the chance to network and catch up on news, and current students will connect with alumni to learn more about career options and opportunities for those with degrees in English.
4:30  - 5:30 pm

Faculty of Law - Student Guided Tours of Macdonald Hall 

Faculty of Law, Macdonald Hall Atrium Students participating in the Law Alumni Relations Committee will provide guided tours of Macdonald Hall and highlight renovations to the Lederman Law Library.
5:00 - 7:00 pm  Men's Rugby Nixon Field Queen's Men's Rugby vs. Toronto
5:30 - 7:00 pm Faculty of Law - Dean's Cocktail Reception Faculty of Law, Lederman Law Library Dean Bill Flanagan will host a cocktail reception in the newly renovated Lederman Law Library. No registration is required. Enquiries can be directed to Dianne Butler at 613-533-6000 ext. 78471 or email
5:30 - 7:30 pm English Re-Connects Watson Hall: Room 517 Current faculty and emeriti look forward to welcoming English alumni and current students to a Watson Hall Reception. Join us for cake and nibbles as you reminisce with old friends and profs and connect with current students eager to learn more about your post-degree experiences. 
6:00 - 10:00 pm Tricolour Guard Reception and Dinner

Reception: Grant Hall 

Dinner: Ban Righ Dining Hall (10 Bader Ln)

This signature Homecoming event celebrates alumni marking a milestone reunion of 50 years or greater. 

The formal evening features a mix-and-mingle reception, a sumptuous dinner, beautiful decor transforming the historic Ban Righ dining room, and a warm welcome from Principal Woolf and Queen's Chancellor Jim Leech. And of course, there will be many  opportunities to share stories and memories, and to celebrate relationships that have lasted over half a century. 
7:00 pm - 12:00 am   25th Reunion "Cha Gheill!"Celebration (Classes of '90)   Tir nan Og ( 200 Ontario St, formerly Dollar Bills)  Class of 1990 , join your classmates and friends from all Queen's Faculties and Schools to celebrate your 25th Reunion at Tir nan Og! 

Your ticket includes hearty and delicious appetizer-style food throughout the night, non-alcoholic beverages, and live entertainment later in the evening. Seating is open, and mixing and mingling is encouraged. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the event price, but are available at the cash bar throughout the night. 
7:30 - 9:30 pm Queen's Women's Hockey The Memorial Centre Queen's Women's Hockey vs Nipissing
7:30 - 10:30 pm 5th Reunion Celebration (Classes of '10) The Underground (formerly Alfies)

Class of 2010, join your classmates and friends from all Queen's Faculties and Schools to celebrate your 5th Reunion!

2010 class reps are busily planning something special. Stay tuned for updates!!

7:30 pm onwards Queen's Music Alumni Dinner Amadeus Restaurant (170 Princess Street)

Join your classmates for a reunion dinner in historic downtown Kingston. For more information, please contact Shirley Roth:

8:00 pm - 2:00 am ReUnion Street Festival Union Street between Division and University

The ReUnion Street Festival is a celebration of Queen's pride and spirit that offers alumni and students the opportunity to interact while celebrating their Queen's story through food, drink, entertainment, merchandise and music. This festival has a variety of activities and entertainment components that provide something for everyone who attends!


Students and alumni are encouraged to come at any time throughout the night to check out the main, free events across Union St. The purchase of a ticket will grant you entry to the expansive licensed area (19+), with the option of signing in one guest (age 19+) per person. Cost is $13.00 if you purchase a ticket through online registration. Tickets will be $15 , while quantities last.

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