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Queen's University

Friday October 23rd Programming

**Note - This page will be updated regularly as events are finalized.

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6:00 AM - 10:30 PM


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ARC - Hours of Operation  Athletics & Recreation Centre (284 Earl St) Day passes to use the athletics facilities at Queen's Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) are available for purchase at the front desk.

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM







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Discover the Agnes (Open House) Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave)

Enjoy the fascinating exhibitions of the Agnes at your own pace!


From stunning Old Master paintings to cutting-edge contemporary art to iconic Canadian works, there is much to savour in our galleries. New exhibitions of note are A Story of Canadian Art: As Told by the Hart House Collection and Judy Radul: Closeup, the Breakdown.


There will also be guided tours of the Agnes leaving at 11:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday!


Admission is free for alumni; no registration necessary.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM



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CFRC 101.9FM - Open House CFRC 101.9, Lower Carruthers Hall (62 Fifth Field Company Ln) Since 1922, CFRC has been broadcasting to Queen's and the Kingston communities. The longest-running campus-based broadcaster in the world, CFRC has seen many great volunteers walk through its studios and music library. Come visit us, replay old memories, see our new studio equipment, and immerse yourself in our expansive music collection!

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM



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PEPTalks (Professional Engineering Perspectives) - Sci'90 Panel Discussion Atrium, Beamish-Munro Hall (45 Union St) Twenty-five years after graduating from Queen's, members of Sci'90 will share their career experiences in a panel discussion. Students will be able to gain insight into the accomplishments of our alumni and the possibilities that lie ahead of them! Join us for some enlightening discussion with our panelists!

11:30 AM - 6:00 PM







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Welcome Home! Alumni Meet & Greet Grant Hall (43 University Ave)

Kick off your Homecoming Weekend by visiting Grant Hall any time between 11:30 am – 6 pm!


Pick up your reunion pin at the registration tables, along with your football tickets. When you’ve finished registering, visit our display tables to learn more about Queen's life!


If you cannot attend the Alumni Meet & Greet on Friday, you can stop by on Saturday morning between 8:30 am – 12 pm.


Please note: pre-ordered football tickets MUST be picked up at Grant Hall no later than 10:30 am on Saturday!

11:30 AM - 6:00 PM


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Campus Tours Leaving from Grant Hall (43 University Ave) Take a campus tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable student tour guides! No need to book ahead.

12:00 - 3:00 PM



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Engineers Without Borders - Pumpkin Smash Agnes Benidickson Field (behind Grant Hall) Join us on Homecoming weekend for the return of our famous Pumpkin Smash! We would love to chat with you about both the work we do in our community and the overseas ventures we support, so come grab a slice of pumpkin pie and some hot chocolate, and watch at 2:30pm as we drop a 500 lb. pumpkin from the sky!

1:00 - 4:30 PM


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Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Open House 2nd Floor, John Deutsch University Centre (87 Union St) If you remember the International Centre or had an international experience during your time at Queen's, or even if you are simply curious to learn more, come connect with the QUIC! Call 613-533-2604 for more information.

2:00 - 4:00 PM


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Learn to Play Quidditch City Park, near the baseball diamond (adjacent to the eastern side of Queen's Main Campus) Come see why quidditch can't be BEAT and learn to play with the Queen's Quidditch Club! There will be merchandise and refreshments for sale. Flight not guaranteed.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Reunion Planners Reception Tower Room, Ban Righ Hall (10 Bader Ln) Reunion Coordinators, Planning Committee Members, and Class Giving Volunteers are invited to attend a short reception being held in your honour. Join fellow volunteers for light refreshments and a group photo. Photo at 3:30 pm.

3:00 - 5:00 PM


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Aboriginal Alumni Chapter - Frybread Reception Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (146 Barrie St) Join Aboriginal alumni, students, and the Queen's community for frybread and networking! Learn about the Chapter and how you can get involved.

3:00 - 6:00 PM



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ComSoc Reunion BBQ Goodes Commons Lawn, Goodes Hall (143 Union St)

The Commerce Society, in partnership with Board Meeting, is hosting its first annual Student and Alumni BBQ.


Come out to the Goodes Lawn and kick off Homecoming weekend the right way! A chance for students and alumni to meet and network, tricolour style! Celebrate your mutual love for Queen's over a delicious BBQ and a beer or two!

4:00 - 5:30 PM






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Graduate & Post-Doctoral Networking Reception Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave)

This reception, hosted by the School of Graduate Studies, follows a week of workshops designed to assist graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in planning and preparing for careers and translating their acquired skills to the workforce. Queen's current graduate students and post-docs are looking forward to connecting with alumni, sharing their own stories, research ideas, and career plans, and hearing about your experiences!


Register on the Homecoming webpage when you register for the weekend! For more details, please email Rebecca Hügler at

4:00 - 11:00 PM




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Queen's Juggling Club - 2nd Annual Limestone City Juggling Festival Gymnasium, KCVI (235 Frontenac St; entrance off parking lot on Alfred St)

If you've been to a juggling festival before, you know what to expect and you won't be disappointed. If you haven't, think "party for jugglers" - or those who want to learn. An open gym, an amazing gala show, lots of workshops and more!


Admission is by donation and all are welcome!See our website hereor contact president@kingstonjugglers.clubfor more details!

4:30 - 6:00 PM


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Health Sciences - Reception David M.C. Walker Atrium, School of Medicine Building (15 Arch St) Alumni from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Rehabilitation Therapy are invited to a reception hosted by Dean Richard Reznick.

4:30 - 9:00 PM





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Queen's Poker Club - Homecoming Tournament McLaughlin Room, John Deutsch University Centre (87 Union St)

The Queen's University Poker Club is a completely student-run organization developed to enhance the university experience of those interested in playing poker while socializing, having fun, and winning prizes - all while donating to various on-campus charities!


This time around, we're hosting a huge Homecoming poker tournament, and alumni are welcome to join in! Look for the event information to pre-register for the tournament on our Facebook page . Looking forward to seeing you there!

5:30 -7:30 PM


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"Dear Premiers: How Does 20 Years of Fiscal Austerity Sound?" by Don Drummond, Stauffer-Dunning Fellow, School of Policy Studies School of Kinesiology & Health Studies (28 Division St), Room 100 Don Drummond, former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at TD Bank, and one of Canada's leading commentators on public affairs, has spoken at Queen's on the need for governments to improve efficiency and effectiveness of health care in order to rein in spending growth without compromising quality. Now he is addressing the other side of the equation. In this presentation, Don will explain why economic and revenue growth will be insufficient and what provinces and territories can do to bolster growth.

All alumni welcome. Learn more at the  School of Policy Studies website.

7:00 PM


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Men's Lacrosse

(vs. Trent)

Tindall Field (Main Campus; corner of Union and Albert St) Cheer on the Men's Lacrosse team as Queen's plays Trent!

7:00 - 11:00 PM


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MBA Homecoming Mixer The Merchant Tap House (6 Princess St) The MBA Class of 2016 will be playing host to alumni of the Queen's MBA programs. Come to relive your favourite point 4 memories as we kick off the Homecoming weekend.

7:30 PM







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Faculty of Education - "The 3 'A's of Awesome!" by Neil Pasricha (The Book of Awesome) Duncan McArthur Hall (West Campus; 511 Union St) The Faculty of Education is pleased to invite you to the MacClement Lecture by Neil Pasricha.

A Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Neil Pasricha is “a pied piper of happiness” (The Star) who dazzles audiences with ideas and frameworks that launch happiness into the stratosphere. With infectious enthusiasm, heartfelt authenticity, and a “what’s worked” authority, Pasricha connects with audiences and then challenges them to elevate expectations of themselves and commit to the habit of happiness every day.

To register, click here!

7:30 - 9:30 PM





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Queen's Music - SHOWCASE / Homecoming Concert Concert Hall, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St W) SHOWCASE features performances by the Queen's Choral Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra. Plus, attend a special sing-a-long premiere: an orchestral arrangement of the Oil Thigh by Queen's Juno award-winning composer Dr. John Burge.

Tickets are now available for sale at, over the phone (613-533-2424, open weekdays from 12:30 - 4:30 pm), or at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students/seniors.

7:30 - 9:30 PM


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Women's Hockey

(vs. Laurentian)

Kingston Memorial Centre (303 York St) Women's Hockey: Queen's vs. Laurentian

8:00 PM




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Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) - 125th Anniversary Reception Common Ground Lounge, 2nd Floor, Queen's Centre (284 Earl St)

Were you involved with the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS)? If so, we cordially invite you to its 125th Anniversary Reception. Enjoy an evening of great snacks and even greater company. This reception will be an opportunity for you to reconnect with past and present ASUS members alike.


Register for this event when you register for Homecoming. 

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM




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Alma Mater Society (AMS) Reunion Gordon Private Dining Room, Ban Righ Hall (10 Bader Ln)

Past experience working for the AMS full-time? Come mix and mingle with other AMS alumni and current full-time AMS employees! Enjoy an informal evening to reconnect and reminisce over pivotal moments in student life, and share your experiences denoting Canada's oldest undergraduate student government.


Questions can be directed to

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM


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Faculty of Law - Meet & Greet The Grad Club (162 Barrie St; corner of Barrie & Union St) The Grad Club has been reserved by the Faculty of Law as a meeting place for all Law grads and their guests arriving in Kingston on Friday evening. Please drop by for the evening or to catch up with classmates before heading elsewhere. Cash bar.

9:00 PM





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CESA - Wine and Cheese in B.Ed The Mezzanine, Duncan McArthur Hall (West Campus; 511 Union St)

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Concurrent Education at Queen's University, the Concurrent Education Students' Association (CESA) will host a wine and cheese reception for returning alumni following the lecture. What better way to catch up with your fellow grads?


This event is open to all Consecutive and Concurrent Education alumni celebrating a milestone reunion, from both Queen's and Queen's-Trent programs. The cost for the event is $20. You can register for this event when you register online for the weekend.

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