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ALUMNI DAY 2018
Saturday, September 29

All alumni are invited to return to the Brooklyn campus to rediscover their alma mater, reconnect with classmates and friends, and celebrate Pratt’s crowning achievement—OUR ALUMNI!

Alumni Day will be held during Family Weekend so our students can get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a part of the successful Pratt alumni family. The grand finale of the day will be honoring our 2018 Alumni Achievement Award winners during dinner, followed by an after dark party to include dancing the night away! Come back to campus and fall in love with Pratt all over again. Plus, we miss you.

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Schedule of Events


Registration Opens (10:30 AM)

Registration Tent, Brooklyn Campus Library Patio
(Complimentary parking on campus and coat check available)

AROUND CAMPUS (11 AM–4 PM)


Campus Tours and 50th Class Reunion Tour

Take part in campus-wide tours and get reacquainted with your campus and its new developments and innovations. Tours start at Pratt’s Cannon.

Sculpture Park Self-Guided Tour

View Pratt's celebrated Sculpture Park, one of the largest in New York City that stretches across the 25-acre Brooklyn campus. Sculpture guidebooks available at Pratt’s check-in desk.

Live Horse Sketching in the Rose Garden*

Experience what our students do each spring when live horses are brought to campus to be sketched, photographed, and admired.

Plein Air Landscape Sketching on the Newman Mall*

Leave the four walls of your studio behind and sketch the landscape of Pratt’s beautiful campus from the Newman Mall. 

"Unscripted: My Pratt Story" Alumni Video Documentation Booth, Design Center Lounge, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center, 1st Floor

What is your Pratt story? We invite all alumni to tell their stories of life at Pratt and beyond its gates. A professional video booth will be on hand to capture your journey.

Delta Gamma Theta Exhibit, DGT Alumni Association, 272 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Open Galleries

Tour Pratt’s renowned galleries and their latest exhibits.

  • Allen Frame Exhibit: Innamorato, Pratt Photography Gallery, ARC Building, Lower Level
  • Alumni Show, Digital Design Gallery, Digital Arts and Animation Department, Myrtle Hall, 4th Floor
  • Bear Necessities: Alumni Show curated by Adrian Tone, MFA ’15, DeKalb Gallery, DeKalb Hall, 1st Floor
  • Graduate Fine Arts 2018, Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Chemistry Building, 1st Floor
  • It will all be worth it in the end, HEOP Exhibit, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center, Steuben 102, 1st Floor
  • PAL Welcome Show and works by MFA Students in Fine Arts, Steuben Gallery, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center, 1st Floor
  • Robert Irwin: Site Determined, Hazel and Robert H. Siegel Gallery, Higgins Hall (61 Saint James Place, Brooklyn), 1st Floor
  • Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, School of Design, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery, 2nd Floor
  • The First 5 Years, Alumni Show, Industrial Design Department, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center, Pratt Studios, 4th Floor Gallery

LUNCH PROGRAMS (12–1:30 PM)


Alumni Picnic on the Lawn with Music

Enjoy a picnic on the quad with gourmet boxed lunches and relaxing music. Schmooze, network, relax or snooze on the lawn, surrounded by Pratt’s beautiful landscape and sculptures. Limited-edition Pratt picnic blankets available for purchase at the online check out.

50th Reunion Class Luncheon hosted by President Frances Bronet, Alumni Reading Room, Brooklyn Campus Library, 4th floor
 

AFTERNOON PROGRAMS (1:30–3:30 PM)

Tap into your creative side by joining an interactive workshop or discussion.

Select one program (limited seating available):

  • 3D Printing Center Tour and Demonstration, Academic Computing, Information Technology (Tours provided every 30 minutes at 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3 PM), Engineering Building, Room 211, 2nd Floor
  • Center for Career and Professional Development: Individual Career One-on-One Sessions (15-30-minute sessions), CCDP Offices, East Building, 1st Floor – Limited Seats Available
  • Center for Career and Professional Development (CCDP): Living Life Big Workshop (1:30–2:30 PM), CCPD classroom, East Building, 1st Floor 
  • Center for Career and Professional Development: Applying for Artists Residencies and Fulbright Workshop (2:30–3:30 PM), CCPD classroom, East Building, 1st Floor
  • Fine Art Portraiture Painting Class & Mocktails, Instructor, Alexis Portillo, BFA Painting '88, Main Building, Room 505, 5th Floor  – Limited Seats Available*
  • Industrial Design Department Workshop: “Remember Rowena with a quick planer exercise hands on workshop with Tucker Viemeister, Kathryn Filla, and friends,” (post-discussion coffee/tea networking break), Engineering Building, Lower Level, Room 011, Ground Floor*
  • Meet the School of Information’s New Dean, Anthony Cocciolo (post-discussion coffee/tea networking break), Engineering Building, Main Building, Room 401, 4th Floor
  • Paris, France & Havana, Cuba Tours, School of Continuing and Professional Studies (post-discussion coffee/tea networking break), ARC Building, Room E02, 1st Floor
  • School of Architecture Program Presentations, (post-discussion coffee/tea networking break), Higgins Hall (61 Saint James Place, Brooklyn), Room 111, 1st Floor

CAMPUS GALLERY HOP & WINE (5:30–6:45 PM)

A social mixer for All Access Pass, Evening Pass, and 50th Reunion Class Pass holders to stop by each of the galleries listed below; moving from gallery to gallery, viewing art, meeting fellow alumni, and connecting over wine. At the end of the Gallery Hop & Wine, All Access, Evening, and 50th Reunion Class Pass holders will proceed to the Gymnasium (ARC Building) for the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner and After Dark Party.

  • Allen Frame Exhibit: Innamorato, Pratt Photography Gallery, ARC Building, Lower Level (Allen Frame will be present in the Pratt Photography Gallery during the Gallery Hop & Wine)
  • Alumni Show, Digital Design Gallery, Digital Arts and Animation Department, Myrtle Hall, 4th Floor
  • Bear Necessities: Alumni Show curated by Adrian Tone, MFA ’15, DeKalb Gallery, DeKalb Hall, 1st Floor
  • Graduate Fine Arts 2018 & Black Alumni of Pratt Reception, Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Chemistry Building, 1st Floor
  • The First 5 Years, Alumni Show, Industrial Design Department, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center, Pratt Studios, 4th Floor Gallery

ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS DINNER & AFTER DARK PARTY (7–10:30 PM)

Gymnasium, ARC Building

The pièce de résistance! Come dressed in your Kentucky Derby finest for a catered dining experience on the Brooklyn campus to celebrate Pratt’s Best in Class. During dinner we will honor our Alumni Achievement Award winners, and recognize our 50th Reunion Class. Then dance the night away with fellow alumni and friends! A DJ will be on hand to play all of your favorites.


*Complimentary sketchbooks and pencil sets provided for Plein Air Landscape Sketching and Live Horse Sketching in the Rose Garden. Complimentary canvas and paint supplies provided for participants of the Fine Art Painting Class.

Download: Schedule of Events

View the Alumni Day 2018 FAQ.


CAMPUS STORE

Newly opened in 2017, Pratt Institute’s campus store features Pratt-branded apparel, accessories, and gifts. Make sure to stop by the store during your visit. Located on the first floor of North Hall. If you can’t wait and prefer to buy Pratt swag before Alumni Day, you can now do so online!

HOTELS

If you plan to spend the weekend in Brooklyn, view the list of nearby hotels to help plan your trip.

ACCESS TO PRATT PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

Pratt strives to make all programs, services and activities accessible, and will provide assistance to accommodate any individuals with disabilities. Security personnel, located at booths at 200 Willoughby Avenue and other campus locations, are available for assistance. Additional accessibility resources are available at pratt.edu/accessibility


Please be advised that any interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording of you on the Pratt Event premises and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction may be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Pratt Institute and its affiliates and representatives.