Salem Academy Reunion Weekend 2023 Schedule

Salem welcomes all alums, with recognition of classes ending in 3s and 8s.

Friday, April 14th

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Elberson Fine Arts Center

Health Leadership Forum

Salem Academy and College will hold its second annual Health Leadership Forum on Friday, April 14, 2023. The Health Leadership Forum will feature a selection of women in health leadership roles who are widely recognized as experts and innovators in their fields.

The Katherine Graham Howard A’1913, C’1917 keynote address will be given by Patrice Harris, MD, who is Chief Executive Officer of eMed and the first former African American president of the American Medical Association. Her body of professional work focuses on diversity and health-related inequities and disparities.

Forum includes a networking lunch (no charge) in the Corrin Refectory with tables hosted by Salem alumnae.

Learn more about the the Health Leadership Forum and register to attend.

Noon – 4 p.m. Elberson Fine Arts Center

Reunion Weekend (3s, 8s) Check-In and Registration

All alums will need to check-in prior to the weekend festivities.

2 – 3 p.m. Start location provided at registration

Walk Led by Current Academy Students

Please sign up at the registration table for a fun tour where you will see the Academy through the eyes of our current students.

2 – 2:45 p.m.

A Tale of Two Journeys

presented by Katherine Knapp Watts C’80, Virginia Hart A’75 and Martha Johnston Manning A’73 Huber Theatre
3 – 3:45 p.m.

Remarkable Women of Salem

presented by Michelle Hopkins Lawrence, History Faculty, Salem Academy Rondthaler Science Building Room 107

My Favorite Lecture

Select from compelling topics as you relive your Academy days, this time you don’t have to take notes.

4:15 – 5 p.m. Elberson Fine Arts Center – Hanes Auditorium

Founders’ Day Convocation Salem Academy and College

Academy Class of 73 will walk together in the procession. All other classes will have one class member walk in the procession and represent their class.

5:15 – 7 p.m. Babcock Patio

Reunion Weekend Kick-Off Reception

Join all of your classmates and friends for a dinner buffet, drinks, and lots of fun.

Saturday, April 15th

8:30 – 10 a.m. Elberson Fine Arts Center

Saturday Reunion Check-In (3s, 8s)

All alums will need to check in prior to Saturday’s festivities.

9 – 10 a.m. Lawn behind Main Hall

Salem Society Donors Breakfast

By special invitation

10:10 – 11:15 a.m. Babcock Hall

Class Photos

  • A’18 at 10:10 a.m.
  • A’98 at 10:15 a.m.
  • A’13 at 10:20 a.m.
  • A’88 at 10:30 a.m.
  • A’03 at 10:40 a.m.
  • A’78 at 10:50 a.m.
  • A’73 at 11 a.m.

11:15 a.m. – Noon Huber Theatre

State of the Academy

Hear an update on the Academy’s strategic vision from Head of School Kris Porazzi Sorrells C’96 and President Summer J. McGee

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Club Dining Room

Alumnae Association Meeting and Awards Luncheon

1:15 – 4 p.m. Campus Center

Salem Block Party

Enjoy a special screening of the documentary, “Journey to Salem”, join a campus tour, see new faces and old friends at the Academy Alumnae meet and greet, pop by the beer and wine tent or shop for beautifully crafted, uniquely Salem items.

12:30 – 4 p.m. Outside of the Student Center

Reunion Bazaar

1:30 – 4 p.m. Behind Main Hall

Beer/Wine Garden and Hospitality Tent

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

First Showing

Huber Theatre
3 – 4 p.m.

Second Showing

Huber Theatre

Journey to Salem – PBS Documentary Film

Enjoy the screening of the documentary film produced by Salem Alumna, Alex Klein C’08.

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Fine Arts Center Drama Workshop

Alumnae Panel Meet and Greet

Let’s mix and mingle as we celebrate the varied careers and accomplishments of our Academy Alumnae. All are welcome to attend.

2 – 3:30 p.m. Strong Hall Friendship Rooms

President's Office Drop-In

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Inspector's House

Center for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Drop-In

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Start location provided during registration

Walk Led by Current Academy Students

Please sign up at the registration table for a fun tour where you will see the Academy through the eyes of our current students.

6 – 8 p.m. Corrin Refectory

Golden Alumnae Dinner

We honor the Class of 1973 at their 50th Reunion. We invite previous classes that have held their Golden Dinner to join us.

7 p.m. Shirley Recital Hall

The Mathias Concert

A concert supporting choral music at Salem Academy and College. Free and open to all Academy and College alums and their guests.

Evening Check with Class Leaders on Location and Times

Individual Class Reunions and Class Meetings

Have fun on the town or plan a quiet event, whatever you decide, this evening is set aside for each class to enjoy on their own.