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Homecoming 2017

June 23-24, 2017 / South Royalton & Killington, Vermont

Reserving rooms

If you'd like 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.

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Register Early - You Could Win a Professor Firestone Bobblehead!

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.

Professor Firestone

Schedule of Events*

*Please note that these events, dates and times are subject to change. Please keep checking back on this page for the most updated information.

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Friday, June 23

12:00 PM–3:00 PM
Chase Breezeway, VLS
Check in at VLS to receive your name tag and up-to-date weekend activity details and materials.

10:30 AM (11:00 AM Shotgun Start)
Golf Tournament
Woodstock Country Club
10:30 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 bkent@vermontlaw.edu with questions.

1:00– 2:30 PM
Open Houses
VLS Campus

We will have open houses available for our clinics and some departments during this time for those interested.

2:00– 3:00 PM
Law Review Affinity Group Meeting
Law 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 PM
Social Justice Scholars Gathering/Networking
Location: TBD

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. The Social Justice Scholars created the alumni social justice scholars award to honor a Vermont Law School alumnus/a who has demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to causes of social justice. Members of the community are invited to gather and network with the social justice scholar students, alumni, faculty, staff and the alumni award recipient.

5:00-7:00 PM
Umbrella Bar Trivia
Killington Grand Hotel Umbrella Bar

Think you know all there is to know about VLS? Prove it at our VLS trivia session at the Killington Grand Hotel Umbrella Bar! Teams can be made ahead of time by emailing Melissa at mharwood@vermontlaw.edu 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 PM
Welcome Back Party / Ceremony and Reception
Peak 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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Register for the 30th Annual VLS Golf Tournament, Friday, June 23, 2017


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.

Friday, June 23

5:00–9:00 PM

Movie Night
Killington Grand Hotel
Dinner provided

Saturday, June 24

8:30 AM–6:00 PM

Camp VLS
Vermont Law School / Magic Mountain, South Royalton

Saturday, June 24

8:00 AM–2:00 PM
Chase Breezeway, VLS

Check in at VLS to receive your name tag and up-to-date weekend activity details and materials.

8:30-10:00 AM
Leaders' Circle Breakfast (Invitation Only)
Yates Common Room

Members of the Leaders' Circle, President's Society, the 2017 Reunion Committees, 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 mwelz@vermontlaw.edu or (802) 831-1079.

9:00-11:00 AM
South Royalton and VLS Historic Walking Tours

9:00–10:00 AM
River Relaxation Yoga
Outdoor 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.

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Hike up Kent's Ledge
Front 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 PM
Alumni Program Networking Session
Location: 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 PM
Homecoming Barbecue
Back Lawn of Debevoise

Join us for lunch, lawn games, and live music.

2:15-2:50 PM
Parade Line Up and Class Photos
Front steps of Debevoise

If your class year ends in '6 or '1, 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 1977
2:20 p.m / Class of 1982
2:25 p.m. / Class of 1987
2:30 p.m. / Class of 1992
2:35 p.m. / Class of 1997
2:40 p.m. / Class of 2002
2:45 p.m. / Class of 2007
2:50 p.m. / Class of 2012

2:55-3:00 PM
Front 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 PM
Awards Ceremony
Debevoise 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, the Faculty Service Award, and honor the class reunion gift effort.

4:00-4:30 PM
Ice Cream Social
Debevoise Back Lawn

4:00–5:30 PM
Alumni Panel
Location: TBD

Hear from three fellow VLS alumni (VLS Swans) as they provide short presentations on their professional endeavors.

4:00–6:00 PM
Ultimate Frisbee Game
Location: TBD

6:00 PM
Individual Class Gatherings

    • 1977 Class Gathering - Location TBD
    • 1982 Class Gathering - Location TBD
    • 1987 Class Gathering - Location TBD
    • 1987 Class Gathering - Location TBD
    • 1992 Class Gathering - Location TBD
    • 1997 Class Gathering - Location TBD
    • 2002 Class Gathering - Location TBD
    • 2007 Class Gathering - Location TBD
    • 2012 Class Gathering - Location TBD

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