To reserve a room at Killington's Grand Resort Hotel, call 1-800-282-9955. Use "Vermont Law School Alumni Reunion" to get the special VLS rate.
You can register for the full Homecoming package which includes all events and activities. Or, you can register for just one or two individual events if you cannot attend the full Homecoming weekend.
Please note that these events, dates and times are subject to change. Please keep checking back on this page for the most updated information.
ATTENTION: Please note that some event day and location have been swapped - see those highlighted events on Friday and Saturday evenings.
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9:30 AM–5:00 PMRegistrationChase Breezeway, VLSCheck in at VLS to receive your name tag and up-to-date weekend activity details and materials.
10:00 AM-12:00 PMEthics CLE Class with Professor Liz Ryan ColeLocation TBD
10:30 AM (11:00 AM Shotgun Start)Golf TournamentWoodstock Country Club10:30 AM Check-In; 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Tournament (11:00 AM Shot Gun Start) 18 holes, scramble format, Teams of four. $75.00/ per person ($300 four person teams). Lunch provided. Awards ceremony to follow. Contact Bethany Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
1:00– 2:00 PMDeans Suite Dessert and CoffeePresident's Office
1:00– 2:30 PMOpen HousesVLS Campus
We will have open houses available for our clinics and some departments during this time for those interested.
2:00– 3:30 PMLaw Review Advisory Board MeetingLaw Review Building
Join the Vermont Law Review in celebrating its 41st Volume. Hear from students Jessica Bullock’17 and Tucker Jones JD'17. Enjoy mixing and mingling with current students, faculty, staff, reviewing early books on display, and learning more about how to get further involved with the Law Review Affinity group, advisory board, and mentoring.
4:00-5:00 PMSocial Justice Scholars Gathering/NetworkingCornell Library, VLS
The Social Justice Scholars are a select group of VLS students chosen through a competitive application process based on their demonstrated commitment to creating a more just society. The Scholars carry forward Vermont Law School’s tradition of leadership on social justice issues.
5:00-6:30 PMWelcome Party / Ceremony and ReceptionYates, VLS
Members of the community are invited to gather and network with alumni, faculty, staff , the social justice scholar students, and Alexandra Goncalves-Pena JD/MSEL'06, the 2017 Social Justice Scholars Alumni Award recipient. The Social Justice Scholars created the Social Justice Scholars Alumni Award to honor a Vermont Law School alumnus/a who has demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to causes of social justice.
7:00 PMReunion Class GatheringsLocations TBD
Classes ending in '2 and '7 will celebrate milestone reunions this year. Stay tuned for locations of each class's dinner gathering.
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The Professor Firestone Bobblehead is back! If you are one of the first 50 people to register for Homecoming, your name will be entered into the drawing to win the second bobblehead doll (there's only one other doll out there!) made to resemble Professor David Firestone. We've got a new design this year that will remain a secret until we announce the winner. Register now using one of the links posted above.
Children are welcome at Homecoming as most events are family-friendly. Magic Mountain Daycare professionals offer childcare via "Camp VLS" for children 3-12 years of age. Parents can sign their child(ren) in and out of camp as needed throughout the weekend. Pre-registration is required.
Movie NightVermont Law SchoolDinner provided
Camp VLSVermont Law School / Magic Mountain, South Royalton
Game NightKillington Grand Hotel
8:00 AM–2:00 PMRegistrationChase Breezeway, VLS
Check in at VLS to receive your name tag and up-to-date weekend activity details and materials.
10:00 AMBike Rides through Rural VermontFront of Oakes, VLS
Road bike and helmets required! 40 miles Led by Joe Cook'97. All rides are free and self-supported and intended to be group rides, with an emphasis on staying together and enjoying Vermont’s beauty from the best vantage point--on a bike! For specific route details, difficulty levels or other VLS bike ride questions, please contact the Alumni Office. To sign up please email Melissa Harwood at email@example.com
8:30-10:00 AMLeaders' Circle Breakfast (Invitation Only)Yates Common Room
Members of the Leaders' Circle, President's Society, the 2017 Reunion Committees, the Class of '77, and special guests are invited to join President and Dean Marc Mihaly for breakfast. This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Vice President for Institutional Advancement Mary Welz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 831-1079.
9:00-11:00 AMSouth Royalton and VLS Historic Walking Tours
9:00–10:00 AMRiver Relaxation Yoga led by Chrissy LeFavourOutdoor Classroom
Take a riverside yoga class designed for all levels, body types, and abilities. Inspired by a beautiful setting, take time out from a busy weekend to connect with your body and breath. Slow warm-ups lead to a variety of postures followed by meditation and relaxation. Bring a water bottle, yoga mat (if you have one and an outdoor blanket.) Optional: sun glasses, and hat, warm layers. This session will be led by Chrissy LeFavour. For more information on Chrissy or the Grateful Yoga VT studio, visit:http://www.gratefulyogavt.com/instructors/
10:00 AM-11:00 AMThe State of VLSChase Center, VLS
Visit with President and Dean Marc Mihaly and other VLS faculty, staff, trustees, and alumni to learn about new initiatives and centers for excellence.
10:30 AM-12:00 PMHike up Kent's LedgeFront steps of Debevoise
Meet on the front steps of Debevoise. Bring a water bottle, hat, and any clothing layers you might need.
11:00 AM- 12:00 PMAlumni Program Networking SessionLocation: TBD
Learn how you can get further involved with our various Alumni Engagement programs, including the VLSAA, Mentoring program, Affinity Groups, Regional Groups, and much more!
12:00-2:30 PMHomecoming BarbecueBack Lawn of Debevoise
Join us for lunch, lawn games, and live music by the Vermont-based Cajun band The Green Mountain Playboys.
2:10-2:50 PM Parade Line Up and Class PhotosFront steps of Debevoise
If your class year ends in '7 or '2, you're celebrating a milestone reunion! Gather in front of Debevoise to line up for the third annual all alumni parade and take your class photo.
2:15 p.m. / Class of 19772:20 p.m / Class of 19822:25 p.m. / Class of 19872:30 p.m. / Class of 19922:35 p.m. / Class of 19972:40 p.m. / Class of 20022:45 p.m. / Class of 20072:50 p.m. / Class of 2012
2:55-3:00 PMParadeFront steps of Debevoise to Outdoor Classroom, South Royalton
All Alumni are invited to participate in the third annual all alumni parade. Alumni will gather in front of Debevoise Hall and proceed with their classes to the Outdoor Classroom for the Awards Ceremony.
3:00-3:45 PMDean's Welcome and Awards CeremonyDebevoise Back Lawn
The culmination of the Parade will be the Awards Ceremony and Reunion Giving Ceremony where we will present the Seventh VLSAA Distinguished Alumni Award to Marilyn Bartlett JD'91 and honor the class reunion gift effort.
3:45-4:30 PMIce Cream SocialDebevoise Back Lawn
5:00–7:00 PMVermont Law School Trivia Throw DownPool area, Killington Grand Hotel
Think you know all there is to know about VLS? Prove it at our VLS trivia session at the Killington Grand Hotel. Teams can be made ahead of time by emailing Melissa at email@example.com or just pop in that evening and we’ll add you to a team. Questions will cover both current events and facts about VLS.
7:00–10:00 PMWelcome Back Party at Peak LodgePeak Lodge, Killington Grand Hotel
Ride up the scenic gondola, and gather with fellow alumni and families, faculty, and staff for a mountaintop celebration at the peak of one of Killington's mountains.
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