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Chances are, all your College friends weren't just your classmates. In fact, many of your cronies probably graduated within one, two, or even three years of your class.

For that reason, the Alumni Association is now shifting to "cluster reunions" for undergraduate College alumni. In this way, several adjacent classes will be able to celebrate reunion together.

This change stems, in part, from the success of last year's Late-Forties 50th Reunion, in which the Classes of 1946 through 1949 enjoyed a collective 50th celebration. Along with adding social depth to the event for alumni, reunion clustering allows planners to focus on the themes and memories of an entire era to create special reunion events.

Planners expect the transition to reunion clusters to take about three years. In the interim, the exact five-year span between reunions may be interrupted for some classes. However, by the year 2000, alumni will be able to count on a reunion every five years.

Following a schedule change introduced last year, reunions for the more recent classes (post- 1980) will coincide with the fall weekend of Homecoming and the Stonehurst Capital Invitational Regatta. Earlier classes will continue to meet in the spring.

Alumni who have a reunion scheduled in June or October 1998 will receive registration materials soon in the mail.

The reunion schedule for the next three years is:

June 5 and 6, 1998: Classes of 1958 through 1964 and pre-1950 (Slater Society).

October 9 and 10, 1998: Homecoming Weekend, plus the Stonehurst Capital Invitational Regatta. Classes of 1993 through 1998; 1983 and '84; and 1988 and '89.

June 4 and 5, 1999: Classes of 1965 through 1969 and pre-1950 (Slater Society).

October 15 and 16, 1999: Homecoming Weekend, plus the Stonehurst Capital Invitational Regatta. Classes of 1994 through 1999.

June 2 and 3, 2000: Classes of 1970 through 1979 and 1990 through 1993.

October 13 and 14, 2000: Homecoming Weekend, plus the Stonehurst Capital Invitational Regatta. Classes of 1950 through 1954; 1995 through 2000; and pre-1950 (Slater Society).

The next 50th-reunion celebration is in October 2000 and offers a unique opportunity to take part in the University's sesquicentennial celebration. To volunteer for a planning committee, or to submit ideas for themes and activities, contact the Alumni Association at the numbers listed below.

The Alumni Association welcomes ideas on themes and activities for all upcoming reunions. If you have suggestions or questions, call (800) 333-0175. In Rochester, call (716) 273-5888. The e-mail address is

The inventor of Wilson Day: Theresa Guenther '90 (pictured above outside Wilson Commons with her new baby, Lelaina) returned to campus on August 29 to kick off the ninth-annual Wilson Day activities. As an undergraduate, Guenther suggested the concept of a University-side day of service. (Wilson Day volunteers--faculty, alumni, and staff--fan out into the community to tackle much-needed volunteer projects.) Wilson Day honors Joseph Wilson '31, former chairman of the Board of Trustees and founder of Xerox Corporation.


The University will celebrate its 150th birthday in the year 2000, and committees to help with that sesquicentennial celebration are now making preliminary plans for the festivities. (If you're a member of the Classes of 1950 through 1954, please note that you'll also be celebrating a "cluster" 50th reunion that year.) If you have any ideas or suggestions for the sesquicentennial, please call Mary Jo Ferr, at the Alumni Association, (800) 333-1075. Her direct line is (716) 273-5927.


In the summer, the following alumni joined the Trustees' Council of the College (the College's senior alumni advisory board): Douglas Benson '97, Durham, N.C., Kay Carroll '66, Cos Cob, Conn., Cecily Drucker '66, San Francisco, and Louis Montulli '62, East Islip, N.Y.

Benson serves as a "young alumni representative" to the council. Carroll is a management consultant; Drucker is a partner in the law firm of Weller & Drucker; and Montulli is president of Quantum Group, Inc., in San Diego, Calif.

At the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Francis Price '74, '77S (MBA) was named chair of the Visiting Committee, and Sidney Aroesty '74 was appointed a member. Price, of Anaheim, Calif., is CEO of Q3 Industries, and Aroesty is director and consultant for Diagnostic Products Corporation in Los Angeles. Additional professional responsibilities have caused Aroesty to resign as a member of the Trustees' Council. The Council has accepted his resignation with regret.


If you're an alumnus with both a winter and a summer address, please notify the Alumni Association. This way, we can keep you informed of special alumni programs in your area of the country, all year long.

To report your seasonal address, call the Alumni Association at (800) 333-0175. In Rochester, call (716) 273-5888. (Or mail it in on the coupon on page 63.) The e-mail address is, and the mailing address is 685 Mt. Hope Ave., University of Rochester, Box 278993, Rochester, NY 14627-8993.


Remember pep rallies? The flag rush? Moving Up Day? The crowning of the Homecoming king and queen?

What were your favorite events when you were an undergraduate? The Alumni Association is looking for your reminiscences, to help current undergraduates celebrate the University and bring spirit to campus.

If you have any memories you'd like to share, please contact the Alumni Association at (800) 333-0175. In Rochester, call (716) 273-5888. The e-mail address is and the mailing address is 685 Mt. Hope Avenue, University of Rochester, Box 278993, Rochester, NY 14627-8993.


If you would like the Alumni Association's help in contacting a classmate or friend, please write that person a letter (specifying the individual's name and class year) and send it--in a sealed envelope if you prefer--to the Fairbank Alumni House, University of Rochester, Box 278993, Rochester, NY 14627-8993. We will then forward the letter.

We forward these requests to protect the privacy of our 79,000 alumni. The Alumni Association does not, without permission, share the addresses or phone numbers of alumni with anyone, including fellow alumni.

Alumni Association
685 Mt. Hope Ave.
University of Rochester
Box 278993
Rochester, NY 14627-8993
Phone: (800) 333-0175 or
(716) 273-5888
Fax: (716) 473-5739
E-mail address:
Web site:

Editorial Office, 147 Administration
Building, University of Rochester,
Box 270033, Rochester, NY
Phone: (716) 275-4117
Fax: (716) 275-0359
E-mail address:
Web site:


To find out more about Regional Alumni Council activities in your area, call the Alumni Association, (800) 281-2055. The Rochester-area number is (716) 273-5894. The e-mail address is info@alumni.rochester. edu and the URL for the Alumni Association Web site is

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