Thursday, April 21, 2022
Happy Hours at Stockwell Cellars
Thurs, 3:00PM – 6:00PM, Stockwell Cellars, 1100 Fair Avenue, Santa Cruz
We begin the celebration of our 50th reunion with camaraderie, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and our dynamite playlist at Stockwell Cellars, a local winery and one of the coolest venues in Santa Cruz. The place is all ours for the afternoon. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating is available.
TIPS: There’s plenty of parking in the neighborhood, but please don’t park in the New Leaf Market parking lot.
Friday, April 22, 2022
The 50th Reunion Lounge
Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM, Enter from the Crown Library Balcony
Looking for a place to meet friends and chat or to relax between activities? The 50th Reunion Lounge is the spot. Comfy seating, light snacks, beverages, and a student helper or two will be available. So, before, in-between, or after events, the Reunion Lounge is waiting for you.
TIPS: This is where you’ll be able to check-in for the Crown 50th Reunion beginning at 9:00AM.
Continental Breakfast Plus
Friday, 9:00AM – 10:30AM, Crown Library Balcony
Breakfast will be served on the sunny library balcony. You can choose from lots of indoor and outdoor seating. And you can check-in for the Crown 50th Reunion
Lunch in the Crown/Merrill Dining Commons
Friday, Noon – 1:15PM, Crown/Merrill Dining Commons
Enjoy your friends and lunch while sitting on the same benches you sat on 50+ years ago.
Friday Folk Dancing
Friday, 1:30PM – 3:00PM, Crown Upper Quad
In 1967, Friday Night Folk Dancing was the Friday night social event in the City on a Hill. On this Friday, it still is, but just a bit earlier. Premier dancers from the day, Allen Nixon and Hava Rapoport (both Crown ‘71), will provide instruction and guide us in low impact, uncomplicated dances. Or just come, watch, and clap.
Crown 50th Reunion Dinner
Friday, 6:00PM – 10:00PM, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz
Our big night together will be in a superb location, on a cliff overlooking the Pacific at the UCSC Coastal Science Campus, just two miles from the main campus. The entire facility is ours for the evening. We’ll enjoy a strolling dinner with food stations located throughout the La Feliz room and the Exhibition Hall. There will be lots of high and low tables and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
Docents will be present from 6PM to 8PM to guide you through the exhibits and the touching pools.
TIPS: There’s plenty of parking a short distance from the center.
Bring something warm to wear; the surrounding area is beautiful but can be cold.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
The 50th Reunion Lounge
Saturday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM, Enter from the Crown Library Balcony
Continental Breakfast Plus
Saturday, 8:30AM – 9:30AM, Crown/Merrill Dining Commons
Breakfast will be served on the sunny library balcony. You can choose from lots of indoor and outdoor seating. And you can register for the reunion at the same time and place.
Crown Pioneers: Who we were and who we became
Saturday, 9:30AM – Noon, Crown/Merrill Dining Commons
How important was Crown in determining the adult you became? Sam Magill (Crown ‘71) leads us in a group timeline exercise of key personal events at Crown, and Roger Peters (Crown ‘72) gives a brief report of our alumni survey to prime us for the small discussion groups that follow. We discuss and report back on the aspects of the Crown experience that were most influential in determining our adult trajectory. Provost Manel Camps responds to our findings and describes current life at Crown.
Lunch near the Crown/Merrill Dining Commons
Saturday, Noon – 1:30PM, Box lunches distributed in the Crown/Merrill Dining Commons
Enjoy your lunch and friends while sitting on the same benches you sat on 50+ years ago. There will be plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
50th Reunion Guided Alumni Driving Tours
Saturday, 1:00PM – 4:00PM, meetup for your tour at the Crown Circle
The last 50 years have brought big changes to the campus. Larry Pageler (Crown ‘82), recently retired director of UCSC Transportation Services, has generously offered to handle the campus tours for the 50th Crown College Reunion. Who better to design the tour route and deliver the tour narrative? We’ll be using a Campus Tour Shuttle which has a sound system and is wheelchair/scooter accessible. Tracy Freeman, UCSC Transport Manager, will be our driver.
There will be three one-hour tours – 1PM to 2PM, 2PM to 3PM, and 3PM to 4PM. Signups will be taken in advance.
Crown All-Alumni Dinner Hosted by Crown Provost Manel Camps
Saturday, 5:00PM – 7:00PM, Merrill Cultural Center
Please join all your fellow Crown alumni for an evening of food, music, and fellowship. A buffet will be served, and we will be entertained by UCSC’s student mariachi band.
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Crown All-Alumni Sunday Brunch with the Provost
Sunday, 10:00AM – Noon, Hosted by Provost Manel Camps at the Crown Provost’s House
Provost Camps is delighted to invite all Crown alumni to his home where a continental breakfast will be served.