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Reunion Weekend: Check Us Out

By Katy Kelly

University of Dayton’s Reunion Weekend event is back on campus June 10-12. The University Libraries love to host and welcome back alumni each year at our family-friendly Saturday open house. Make plans to stop by; it’s a great meetup location!

Event Details

Open House: University Libraries (Roesch Library and Marian Library)

Location: Roesch Library

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022 

Open House Highlights

First floor

  • View The Erma Bombeck Collection: A Sneak Preview in the Rose Gallery. Browse yearbooks and other artifacts from University Archives. 
  • Former student employees of Roesch Library, the Marian Library or University Archives: We’ll have a special keepsake for you at the welcome table.
  • Sign up for a free borrowing card: If you are an alumnus living in Ohio, you can register for one at Information Point. 
  • Pick out a library sticker or button with an image from the University Archives and Special Collections while supplies last: It goes great with the Reunion Weekend lanyard; don’t be seen at the Porch Party without one! 
  • Experience the results of the Roesch Refresh renovation, completed in 2019: Explore the all-new first and second floors and a variety of furniture and study spaces planned according to student preferences. 

Second floor

  • Check out the new collaborative spaces for students including Concourse D; the Collab, our library classroom; and the Gathering Place, which is also our flexible event space.
  • Sit in one of the popular student study pods — either the desk and chair combo or the lounger — at either end of the Gathering Place.

Fifth floor

  • Experience the Zen Den (pictured above), a semi-enclosed geodesic dome in the northwest corner — created for an honors thesis project in 2018 as a meditation and mindfulness space; it also includes a variety of stress-relieving games and activities for student well-being. 

Sixth floor

  • The nun dolls await as you step off the elevator!

Seventh floor (Marian Library)

  • View the stunning artwork and embroidery featured in A Vision of Art and Faith: The Litany of Loreto and the Work of Ezio Anichini (1886-1948).
  • Visit the staff lounge for coloring pages and snacks for young ones.

— Katy Kelly is an associate professor and the University Libraries’ coordinator of marketing and engagement. Come say hi to her at the open house!

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