If you’re not a fan of old men in wacky costumes, extra traffic in downtown Princeton, or the color orange, this weekend is a great time to be out of town. Princeton University’s annual Reunions weekend takes place from Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3, followed by commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, June 5.
While many of the weekend’s events are limited to alumni and those registered for Reunions, others are open to the public. A full schedule of events is available at alumni.princeton.edu/goinback/reunions/events/. Highlights of the weekend include:
Exhibition of the Modern Greek Medal. Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m., Firestone Library. A celebration in honor of the university’s recent acquisition of 120 modern Greek medals. Curated by graduating senior Mary Thierry. Free.
Social Media 101. Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m. Workshop for social networking novices. Friend Center 007. Free.
PrincetonEN Annual Conference and Business Plan Competition. Friday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friend Center 101. Ben Lerer, CEO of Thrillist.com and partner at Lerer Ventures, is the keynote speaker. Panelists include Matt Meeker of MeetUp, Campbell McKellar of Loosecubes, and Tom Szacky of Terracycle. Free.
‘Doomsdays of Our Lives,’ Princeton Triangle Club. Friday, June 1, 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., McCarter Theater. Encore performances of the troupe’s fall show. $25-$30.
The One and Only P-rade. Saturday, June 2, 2 p.m. Watch from the sides of Elm Drive as alumni from the Class of 1925 through the graduating Class of 2012 march down campus.
Princeton University Orchestra Lawn Concert. Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m., Finney & Campbell fields (off Washington Road east of the football stadium). Classics and pops conducted by Ruth Ochs. Free. Call 609-258-8100 in case of inclement weather.
Fireworks. Saturday, June 2, 9:15 p.m., Finney & Campbell fields. Display by Garden State Fireworks. Call 609-258-8100 in case of inclement weather.
Baccalaureate. Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m., Princeton University Chapel. Author Michael Lewis addresses the senior class. For ticketed guests only.
Class Day. Monday, June 4, 10:30 a.m., Cannon Green. Actor Steve Carell addresses the senior class. Simulcasts in McCosh 10, Betts Auditorium, and McCormick 101.
Commencement. Tuesday, June 5, 11 a.m., Nassau Hall lawn. Simulcast in Richardson Auditorium.