SPS in Action 2019

Open to all SPS alumni and volunteers, SPS in Action will take place on the grounds on Friday, September 27, and Saturday, September 28, 2019. Come meet the School's Fourteenth Rector Kathleen C. Giles on Friday evening during Seated Meal or the reception afterwards at the Rectory, and hear her speak at a special alumni Chapel service on Saturday morning. Participate in a class, tour the grounds, interact with students, faculty, and trustees, and learn how you can get involved in the alumni community. We hope to see you there!
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coit Dining Hall, Common Room
Pick up your nametag and class assignment. Nametags will also be available at dinner on Friday night, or after Chapel on Saturday in the Friedman Community Center. 
11:45 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Lunch With Student Advancement Ambassadors and School Leaders
Coit Dining Hall, Lower Dining Room
Reunion Planning Lunch
Coit Dining Hall, Lower Meeting Room
Volunteers with form years ending in 5 or 0 are encouraged to attend. Presentation begins at noon.
12:55 to 2:15 p.m.
Attend a Class
Class assignment picked up with nametag at registration
Campus Tour
Departs from Coit Dining Hall
2 to 3:30 p.m. Alumni Association Executive Committee Meeting 
(AAEC members only)
Lindsay Center, Bogle Library – Room 211
2:20 to 3:05 p.m.
Attend a Class
Class assignment picked up with nametag at registration

Campus Tour
Departs from Sheldon
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Volunteer 101
Friedman Community Center, Raffini Commons
Come for a training session on volunteer responsibilities and opportunities with the School.
5 to 6 p.m. Board Updates
Friedman Community Center, Raffini Commons
With members of the Board of Trustees, including President Archibald Cox Jr. '58.
6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Seated Meal with Students
Coit Dining Hall
Seated Meal in the Upper Dining Room for alumni guests, current students, and trustees
7:30 to 9 p.m. Reception with the Board of Trustees and Alumni Association Executive Committee
9 to 10 p.m. Observatory Open House
Lenore and Walter Hawley Observatory
Join students and faculty to look at the stars (weather permitting).
7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Affinity Group Breakfast
Coit Dining Hall, Lower Meeting Room
Enjoy breakfast with members of affinity groups. 
8:45 a.m. Alumni Chapel
Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul 
With remarks from Rector Kathleen C. Giles.
9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Alumni Association Updates
Friedman Community Center, Raffini Commons
9:45 to 10:30 a.m. SPS 360: The Comprehensive Education Approach
Friedman Community Center, Raffini Commons
Insight into student life and activities. 
10:30 to 11:15 a.m. A Look at Admission, College Advising, and School Finances 
Friedman Community Center, Raffini Commons
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion with Current SPS Students
Friedman Community Center, Raffini Commons
12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Friedman Community Center, Raffini Commons
All are welcome.
2:30 p.m.
Varsity Football v. Pingree
Guzzo Family Field
*schedule subject to change

Hotel Information

SPS has a block of rooms reserved at the following hotels. Please call the hotels directly, and mention your SPS form year when booking. The blocks expire on September 6 so please book as soon as possible.

The Comfort Inn
71 Hall Street
Concord, NH
(603) 226-4100
$119 per night, plus tax.
Residence Inn
91 Hall Street
Concord, NH
(603) 226-0012
$152 per night, plus tax.
New York City Shuttle
Live in NYC and interested in attending the weekend but not sure how to get to Millville? Contact Rachel Benoit ( or 603-229-5624) for information on the School-sponsored shuttle to and from the city and SPS (Departing Friday morning for Millville, returning to the city after Saturday programming).
*Those taking the NYC shuttle are encouraged to stay at the Comfort Inn or the Residence Inn.

Building Hours
Athletic & Fitness Center (waiver to be completed)
Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crumpacker Gallery
Gallery Exhibit: Alfredo Gisholt: abstract paintings and drawings
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ohrstrom Library
Library Exhibit: Vanished Sports – a display featuring the history of sports that were once played at SPS in bygone days
Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Mae Leonard
Director of Advancement Engagement

Melissa Walters

Forms of 1934-1969

Mary Jo Hansen
Forms of 1970-1987

Kate Dunlop
Forms of 1988-2004

Diane Heitmiller
Forms of 2005-2019