Golden Knight Celebration Weekend

Thursday, August 19 - Sunday, August 22, 2021

Welcome Golden Knights!

The Office of Institutional Advancement invites you and your 1970 and 1971 classmates back to campus for your 50th reunion. We are so looking forward to seeing you Thursday, August 19 – Sunday, August 22, 2021 to celebrate!

Please refer to this page as you make your travel plans. We will keep it updated with the latest news and info to make your trip back to One Winooski Park a memorable one.

Special thanks to the 1970 and 1971 Reunion Committees, as they tirelessly help us plan this celebration weekend and fundraise for your class gifts.

1970 Reunion Committee: John Brady (co-chair), Mark Brazell, Jim Carroll, Richard Chesney (co-chair), Jay Cody, Peter Cragan, Fred Hughes, John Latimer, Bill McBrien, Jack Russell, John Sheehey and Bill Soule (co-chair).

1971 Reunion Committee: Robert Biancamano, Michael Brennan, Anthony Derenzo, Pat Dugan, Jerry Flanagan, Bill Howe, Ken Hurley (co-chair), John Kennedy, Jim Kraus, Wayne Leahy, Andy McElroy (co-chair), Howie O’Hara, Dave Tesini, Dewey Tiberii and Joe Wheeler.

The Weekend

A special weekend has been planned for both the Class of 1970 and Class of 1971 – there is truly something for everyone to enjoy!

Please note that the Class of 1970 Golden Knight Dinner will be held on Thursday, August 19th and the Class of 1971 Golden Knight Dinner will be held on Friday, August 20th. We ask that only members of each class and their guest(s) attend the Golden Knight Dinner for their appropriate class year.

View the schedule for the Golden Knight Celebration Weekend below. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Details are still being confirmed and will be updated as soon as possible.

12:00-5:00pm Check-In & Registration (Dion Student Center)

5:00-5:30pm Class of 1970 Golden Knight Cocktail Reception (Dion Student Center, third floor Atrium)

5:30pm Class of 1970 Golden Knight Dinner (Dion Student Center, Roy Room)

9:00am-2:00pm Check-In & Registration (Dion Student Center)

9:30-10:30am Military Heritage Reception (Pomerleau Alumni Center)

12:00-1:30pm Spirit of Ethan Allen Boat Cruise (Register Separately Here)

4:30-5:30pm Golden Knight Mass (Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel)

5:30pm Golden Knight Class Photo (out front of the Chapel)

5:30-7:30pm Class of 1970 Social Jim ’70 and Patty Carroll M ’99 invite the Class of 1970 to join them for a BBQ at the Mallets Bay Boat Club on Lake Champlain. Dinner and soft drinks will be provided. BYOB. Spouses and significant others are invited to attend this dinner with a view.

5:45-6:15pm Class of 1971 Golden Knight Cocktail Reception (Dion Student Center, third floor Atrium)

6:15pm Class of 1971 Golden Knight Dinner (Dion Student Center, Roy Room)

9:00am Golf Outing (Links at Lang Farm) Please complete this registration with a $50 dollar fee that covers the cost of the course, golf cart, putting practice and a special prize for our top scores. Registration deadline is August 5th!

9:00-10:00am Campus Tour (Hoehl Welcome Center)

5:00-6:00pm Golden Knight Celebration Cocktail Hour (The Essex Resort & Spa)

6:00-8:00pm Golden Knight Celebration Dinner (The Essex Resort & Spa)

10:00-11:00am Mass (Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel)

Registration

We are excited to welcome you back on campus in a few short weeks. Please complete this registration for your respective class year below.

View who has already registered here.

Please note that if you would like to attend the Spirit of Ethan Allen Boat Cruise or the golf outing at the Links at Lang Farm, you must complete a separate registration. For the Ethan Allen Boat Cruise, the ticket price includes the scenic boat cruise on Lake Champlain and a buffet luncheon. Spouses and significant others are invited to attend. Use the coupon code SMC5 to receive $5 off per person and please select the “St. Mike’s Luncheon” option. You can register for the boat cruise here.

The golf outing at the Links at Lang Farm requires $50 dollar fee that covers the cost of the course, golf cart, putting practice and a special prize for our top scores. Please complete the registration for this event here.

Where to Stay

Room blocks have been held at the following hotels specifically for your Golden Knight Celebration Weekend. You can make a reservation through the link below or by phone.

Best Western Windjammer
1076 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT
1.800.371.1125
Mention: Saint Michael’s College 50th Reunion

Rate: $169 per night
Book by: July 20, 2021

Courtyard Burlington Harbor
25 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT
1.800.321.2211
Mention: Saint Michael’s College 50th Reunion

Rate: $309 per night
Book by: June 4, 2021

Delta Hotels by Marriott
1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT
802.658.0250
Mention: Saint Michael’s College 50th Reunion

Rate: $159 or $209 per night, depending on room size
Book by: July 19, 2021

Golden Knight Profiles

Each year, the Office of Institutional Advancement puts together a collection of personal profiles from the members of the incoming Golden Knight class. These will be shared during your Golden Knight Celebration Weekend.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a profile. For any questions, please reach out to events@smcvt.edu.

Contact Us

Carla FrancisIf you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Carla Francis (Development and Gift Planning Officer) at 802.654.2618 or cfrancis@smcvt.edu. Carla is the primary contact for all Golden Knights.