highlights of the schedule
We’re so excited to celebrate summer in Mystic with our alumni and friends! Here’s some of the programming we have in the works:
Friday, July 12
Choose from alumni volunteer-led activities such as a sunset paddle, potluck, or downtown meetup. Check back here for updates and keep an eye on your inbox as we schedule these events. Since we rely on volunteers to make these gatherings happen, we’ll be posting signups for the activities as they become available (i.e., signup will be separate from the main invitation for the weekend).
Let us know if you have an idea for a Friday night activity, or if you would like to help us host one! Contact us at email@example.com to let us know.
Saturday, July 13
Get out on the water: Bring your own boat or take advantage of W-M’s ever-expanding kayak fleet.
Shipyard tour: An insider’s perspective on the latest news from the Shipyard, including the restoration of the Mayflower II.
Hear from our faculty: Learn what our faculty have been up to in their labs, in the archives, at the Seaport, and around the world.
Whaleboat races: Enjoy some friendly competition with alumni from all years. Start your training regimens now!
Silent auction: Take your pick of beautiful maritime objects, one-of-a-kind experiences, and more.
Live auction: Our always-zany live auction returns…
Sunday, July 13
New! Cruise aboard the historic Steamship Sabino: Enjoy a downriver cruise along the Mystic River Estuary on the Seaport’s historic steamship. Sign up when you register for alumni weekend to join us on Sunday from 12:30–2 pm.
While we welcome ALL alumni and friends of Williams-Mystic, we’re especially delighted to be celebrating the following classes for landmark reunions, from their fifth reunion all the way up to their fortieth:
Five Years: F’14 and S’14
Ten Years: F’09 and S’09
Fifteen Years: F’04 and S’04
Twenty Years: F’99 and S’99
Twenty-Five Years: F’94 and S’94
Thirty Years: F’89 and S’89
Thirty-Five Years: F’84 and S’84
Forty Years: F’79 and S’79
A sneak peek at our programming, old and new
As summer makes its way to Mystic, we’re hard at work coming up with great programming for July 12–14. Here’s a sneak peek:
New, downriver cruise on the steamship Sabino! From 12:30–2 pm on Sunday, July 14, you’ll have the option of joining a downriver cruise on the steamship Sabino for gorgeous views of Mystic and Noank. Sign up when you register!
Friday evening activities are returning! With help from local alumni, faculty/staff, and other friends of the program, we’ll be putting together some fun Friday evening activities to get you in the spirit. Activities last year included a potluck, kayaking on the Mystic River Estuary, and s’mores outside the Carlton Marine Science Center. Stay tuned for this year’s list of activities! As before, signup for Friday evening programming will be separate from signup for the rest of the weekend. Keep your eye on this page and your email inbox to catch these events — since our alumni and friends are volunteering to host, we’ll be posting each activity as it’s arranged.
Whaleboat races! We will be offering the perennially popular whaleboat races again this summer. Start training and assembling your teams now! (May we recommend the Barnacle Dance as part of your training regimen?)
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for July 12–14 (and to start planning for a summer vacation to Mystic)! We’ll be in touch once our online invitation goes live.
In the meantime, stay in touch by subscribing to our eGam (our monthly email newsletter for alumni and friends of the program) and sending your updates to firstname.lastname@example.org!