Celebrate 50 Years of Unity House

As the 50th anniversary of Unity House approaches, we are excited to celebrate half a century of memories, achievements, and cherished connections that have made Unity House the special place it is today. In honor of this milestone, we have a year-long schedule of events, programs, and opportunities to give back in honor of Unity, all of which will commence during Fall Weekend 2023. The celebration will continue throughout the 2023-2024 calendar year, so please stay tuned for additional details on upcoming events.

Kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Unity House at Fall Weekend!

We invite you to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Unity House during Fall Weekend 2023, October 6 - 8, 2023 as we kick off a year-long celebration, acknowledging the courageous alumni who fought and advocated for the creation of this powerful space on campus!



Unity House 50th Celebration Exhibit
Experience Unity House's transformative 50-year journey, catalyzing monumental community change. Explore its origin, pivotal milestones, and profound impact as a beacon of unity, diversity, and progress. Join us in celebrating a legacy that has shaped lives and empowered generations.
First Floor Exhibition Area, Charles E. Shain Library

To be a part of the exhibit please submit your story, whether that be written, oral, or images by August 30th, 2023. You can submit your stories to alumni@conncoll.edu and include the oral history release form in your submission. If you require assistance to submit please call (860)439-2300.

Unity House Workshop: Join the H.E.R.D.
The H.E.R.D. (Helping Emphasize Real Dreams) BIPOC Mentorship program is a comprehensive program designed to bridge the gap between alumni and current students from marginalized communities. Learn more about this impactful program at a casual meet-and-greet with HERD mentors and mentees.
Charles Chu Reading Room, Charles E. Shain Library

LGBTQIA+ Open House
Gender & Sexuality Programs welcomes all alumni to visit the LGBTQIA+ Center to learn about current initiatives and celebrate our 15th anniversary. Stop by our open house to learn more! If you have any questions send us an email at LGBTQIA@conncoll.edu.
LGBTQIA+ Center, Burdick House

First-Year Seminar: Family Stories, Cultural Histories
Join Professor Julie Rivkin, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American Studies Professor of English, for a condensed version of her First Year Seminar, Family Stories, Cultural Histories.
Charles Chu Reading Room, Charles E. Shain Library

Unity House Open House
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Unity House, you are invited to explore a space that has created a sense of family and belonging for our community for half a century. Mix and mingle with DIEI staff, faculty, and students. Light refreshments to be served! Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion.
Pepsico Room, Unity House

50th Anniversary of Unity House Celebration & Reception
Celebrate 50 years of Unity House and enjoy dancing, light refreshments, soft drinks, beer, and wine to end the night. Must be 18+ to attend. Pre-registration required, select this event as an add on during Fall Weekend General Registration.
Tent on Tempel Green

Upcoming Unity Celebration Events

Throughout 2023 and 2024 we will be continuing the 50 Years of Unity House Celebration. Check back often as we continue to add events!

Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick
Date and more details to come!

Celebrations Reunion, May 31 - June 2, 2024
Connecticut College alumni of color from all generations come together to reminisce and CELEBRATE during Reunion Weekend 2024!