Harper Quad was resplendent with ivy, providing a lush setting for the alumni beer garden. (Photography by Tom Tian, AB’10)
Perennial ties
Scenes from a verdant and varied Alumni Weekend.
Hyde Park was once again the fertile ground beneath their feet for thousands of alums who threw themselves into Alumni Weekend this June. Their revels roused the quadrangles—and made pictures worth saving and sharing. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"799","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"694","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"460"}}]]
Beneath Hutchinson Commons’s solemn portraits, alumni fortified themselves with breakfast before marching in Saturday’s parade to Rockefeller Chapel. (Photography by Tom Tian, AB’10)
“Math pirate” Paul Sally, director of undergraduate mathematics, cracked up physical sciences dean Robert Fefferman during an UnCommon Core talk on the importance of math education. (Photography by Drew Reynolds)
College students receiving the Howell Murray Alumni Association Award congregated outside Ida Noyes before Saturday’s awards ceremony. (Photography by Jason Smith)
All smiles, and with UChicago pennants in hand, a couple strolled toward the Main Quad during an Alumni Weekend that drew thousands of UChicagoans back to campus. (Photography by Jason Smith)
With his king safely barricaded in one corner and his bishop on the move, an alumnus enjoyed a friendly game of giant chess spread out in Harper Quad. (Photography by Jason Smith)
Outside the Class of 1963’s hospitality suite in Ida Noyes, an alumnus took a moment away from mingling and refreshments for solitary contemplation. (Photography by Chris Lake)
A band of bagpipers drummed up excitement—they really kilt—leading the parade to the 72nd annual Alumni Awards Ceremony in Rockefeller Chapel Saturday morning. (Photography by Drew Reynolds)
Later that day, as dusk fell, the 102-year tradition of the Interfraternity Sing brought its historic sense of harmony to Hutchinson Court. (Photography by Jason Smith)
Rain forced the Movie on the Quad into Mandel Hall for its double feature—Wreck-It Ralph and When Harry Met Sally—that doubled as a reception for Doc Films alumni. (Photography by Jason Smith)
Oriental Institute experts revealed the secrets of mummies, allowing participants to remove organs (“ew!” the official description read), dry and wrap a reproduction, and tour the museum’s examples of the real thing. (Photography by Chris Lake)
You’re never fully dressed without a crest: special socks for annual giving contributors bore Maroon athletic logos from throughout the past century. (Photography by Tom Tian, AB’10)