Thank you to our alumni of color community.
Thank you to our alumni and students of color for a weekend of community-building and sharing memories. Check out our photo galleries, and we hope to see you at the next gathering!
Schedule of Events
Weekend Welcome Center
The Anderson Freeman Resource Center (AFC) will serve as a home base for alumni throughout the weekend; stop by and say hello! Located in Carr Hall.
Friday, October 20, 2023
|5:00–7:00 p.m.||Drop-In Dinner
Stop by for an informal dinner hosted by AFC Director Derisa Collymore.
Anderson Freeman Resource Center
Join in student organization/campus events or make plans to head downtown. Check out the Events Calendar for more details; highlights include Garba dancing hosted by the South Asian Students Association, Discount Comedy Night at the Hepburn Zoo, and a recital by Polynesian pianist Mahani Teave.
Saturday, October 21, 2023
|10:00–11:00 a.m.||Conversation with President Patton
Laurie Patton will be joined by Khuram Hussain, Vice President of Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Education Studies.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House, Rohatyn Conference Room
|11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.||Lunch and Knoll Meet’n’Greet at PALANA House
Grab lunch to go in Proctor and then head to PALANA House to make art and learn about the Knoll (formerly the organic garden). Megan Osterhout Brakeley ’06 and student interns will talk about the Knoll’s 20th anniversary celebrations, its partnership with the School of Abenaki around land acknowledgment, and more. Supplies will be available for painting and flower arranging.
PALANA House in Palmer, 260 Ridgeline Road
|Noon||Cheer on the Panthers
Soccer games start at noon, and football kicks off at 1:00 p.m. See the full athletic schedule.
|1:00–3:00 p.m.||Special Collections Exhibit: Black Students at Middlebury
Engage with materials from the College Archives and discuss the past and future of Black student life at Middlebury. Cohosted by the Black Student Union.
Special Collections, Davis Family Library, Room 101, Lower Level
|3:30–5:30 p.m.||Harvest Fest
Enjoy live music, food, beverages, and opportunities to meet alumni and students. There will be an Alumni of Color table and a raffle to win $100 gift cards to the College Store. Register for Homecoming by 2:30 p.m. on Saturday to be eligible for the raffle.
Mahaney Arts Center Patio
|5:30–7:30 p.m.||Student and Alumni of Color Dinner Mixer at Proctor
Relive your dining hall days, grab a meal, and head upstairs to continue conversations with alumni and students.
Upstairs in Redfield Proctor Area (aka language lunch table location)
Join in student organization/campus events or make plans to head downtown. Check out the Events Calendar for more details; highlights include Halloween Cabaret at Hepburn Zoo, and a performance by clarinet and marimba duo Transient Canvas with assistant music professor Matthew Evan Taylor.
Sunday, October 22, 2023
|9:00–10:30 a.m.||Farewell Coffee
Hosted by President Patton. Stop by and enjoy one more chance to be together before traveling home.
3 South Street
Alumni and Families
700 Exchange St.
Middlebury, VT 05753