Alumnae/i Weekend

June 9-11, 2023

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2023 Class Gifts
2023 gifts will support the Western College Legacy Seminars and the Western Center Scholarship for Experience-Based Learning. Both projects enhance the learning opportunities and programs within the Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation.

Campus Lodging
Housing assignment in air-conditioned Young Hall will be done by classes. 

Young Hall is located near the Western Dining Commons and is nicely furnished with ample restrooms, including facilities for persons with mobility impairment.  If you have special accommodation needs, please specify on your Registration Form.  Pillows, towels, linens and blankets are provided. Children may share a room with parents at no extra charge.

Transportation
For transportation to/from
Oxford, please make reservations no later than 48 hours in advance. If you or any member of your party is mobility impaired, please inform the shuttle service.

Denny’s Airport Shuttle
(513) 259-5554 or
Dennysshuttle@yahoo.com

Oxford Transportation
(513) 523-8728
oxfordtransportation@yahoo.com

Shuttle carts will be available on campus.

Frequently asked question:
Are spouses welcome and permitted to stay in the residence hall?
YES, spouses are welcome and are permitted to stay in the residence hall.

From Dayton International Airport 
I-70 West to Route 127 South (Eaton exit). RIGHT turn onto Route 73 West, which you will follow straight to Oxford. In Oxford turn LEFT at light onto Patterson Avenue (Route 27) and LEFT onto Western Drive  (south entrance) to Young Hall.

From Cincinnati/N. Kentucky Airport
Airport exit to first LEFT exit onto I-275 West (stay on I-275 West – don’t be tempted by Indianapolis signs). I-275 West becomes I-275 North.  Follow the signs toward Dayton.  Take Exit 33, Colerain Avenue (Route 27), and go LEFT (North) to Oxford.  Route 27 becomes Patterson Avenue in Oxford, turn RIGHT onto Western Drive and proceed to Young Hall.

Planning to attend the reunion? Register your name to be added to the list below.

Did you speak to anyone who attended Alumnae/i Weekend in 2022? You would have gotten reports of “almost lost my voice from laughing so much and singing too loud,” “danced in my wheelchair,” “had a great time with my classmates and made new friends,” “looking forward to doing it again.” The reunion was a great opportunity to put aside the cares of the world and — for just one weekend — relax and have fun remembering our college days.

Well, we are doing it again, June 9-11, 2023!

The long life and success of the WCAA has been possible only with the support of many! In June, we will thank the community — Western, Oxford, Miami, and beyond — that has supported the college and our alumnae association. We need you to come and join us! And, in the spirit of giving thanks, we are offering free overnight housing in Young Hall for alumnae/i and their guest(s) who register for three or more meals during the weekend.  

Don’t wait for our last reunion to “wish we could do this one more time.” Come now and have a blast knowing that you will have another opportunity to “do it again” in 2024.

Class of ’73, our 50th Anniversary class, we are looking for you in person to “represent” in big numbers. Unfinished classes of ’75, ’76, and ’77, our Unforgotten Classes, let’s see your faces here, too, from now on!

Just do it! Join us June 9-11, 2023, for a fun getaway experience. You will be happy you did …

View the Roll Call brochure online.

Planning to Attend:
Cathy Bauer Cooper 1960
Sharry Patterson Addison 1961
Anne Adkins Weissenborn 1961
Judy Dudman Henderson 1962
Loretta Ryder 1963
Janet Smith Dickerson-Stephens 1965
Frances E Hoffman 1965
Sylvia G Stanfield 1965
Hazel Williams Drew 1966
Ann Walton 1966
Susan Blake 1968
Cece Peabody 1968
Barbara Williamson Wentz 1968
Pamela Watts Coates 1970
Joan Campbell 1973
Lissa Cook Coady 1973
Lyn Miller Neely 1973
Linda Li Ng 1973
Linda Watts 1973
Chris Moranda 1974
Ann Crowley Pagano 1974
Betsy Salt 1974
Christine Cowden 1975
Pheetta Wilkinson 1976

Schedule (subject to change)
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Housing and meals will be offered to those who must arrive early due to travel complications. Official event registration begins on Friday, 11:00 a.m.

Friday, June 9
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Center Registration, Young Hall
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Western buildings open: Boyd Hall, Clawson Hall, Kumler Chapel, McKee Hall, Peabody Hall, Presser Hall, Thomson Hall, Western Lodge
1:00 p.m. 2024 Alumnae/I Weekend Planning, open to anyone who wishes to participate in the discussion, Young Hall
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. All-Classes Open House, Young Hall
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Western College Memorial Archives Tour
4:30 p.m. 50th Anniversary Class Reception, Young Hall
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception, Western Dining Commons
6:30 p.m. Welcome Dinner, Western Dining Commons
Following dinner– Western Karaoke Club, Young Hall

Saturday, June 10
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Young Hall
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Welcome Center Registration
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Let’s Get Moving, physical activity, Young Hall patio
10:00 a.m. Annual Meeting, Boyd Hall
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Class Meetings, Boyd Hall
12:30 p.m. Community Celebration Luncheon, Alumnae Hall green (All Western buildings will be open and golf cart shuttles provided through 3:30 p.m.)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Patterson Place Open, docent led tours
6:00 p.m. Class and All Reunion Photos, Western College Legacy Circle
6:30 p.m. Alumnae/i Reception and Banquet, Western Dining Commons
Following Banquet – Western Lounge – wine, music and conversation, Young Hall

Sunday, June 11
7:30-9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Young Hall
8:30 a.m. Choir Practice, Kumler Chapel
9:30 a.m. Kumler Chapel Closing Service
11:00 a.m. Farewell Brunch