June 30 – 5:30-10:00 p.m.
Our Homecoming will welcome you with an evening that celebrates the culture of Puerto Rico right here at Robinson. The campus will be lit up and decorated to welcome you back in all its splendor. This evening will remind you of what makes Puerto Rico and, of course, Robinson such a special mix of cultures and traditions. Alumni from the Class of 1950 through 2017 have already signed up for this event. Don’t miss this chance to (re)connect with this part of your rich history.
Enjoy the evening with friends while making new ones, both young and old. Meet the people who made Robinson such an amazing place to be, hear unique stories, and learn about past traditions. Let everyone know and enjoy the current Robinson, you.
To get the sazón flowing, we’ll have
- kioskos with delicious local food. Very much like the kioskos in Luquillo and Piñones… That’s what we’re going for! – Alcapurrias, bacalaítos, lechón and a every traditional rice and beans dish imaginable – a taste of island life;
- bomba, plena y batucada performances that will get you moving to folkloric Puerto Rican rhythms. After, we’ll be offering lessons for those who want to join in and learn some steps to take home; and
- “treasure map” tours of Robinson that will recall daily life at school and the experiences that shape who we are today. Before you embark this self-guided tour, we’ll give you a “treasure map” so you can look for the places on campus that have changed the most since 1902. Your memories and stories are also “treasures.”
Other attractions will bring us into Robinson’s present and future with:
- Student exhibits that will show you how our students are using our International Baccalaureate programs to apply what they learn in all areas. Marvel at how our students apply what they learn to address global issues and offer innovative solutions;
- Gifts so you can take a piece of Robinson with you wherever you go and remember that you are living tomorrow’s legacy.
- A Pop-Up Art Gallery by renowned artist, Carlos Dávila Rinaldi ’76, who is generously transforming the Auditorium under the Chapel into a contemporary art gallery. This gallery will be open all weekend for everyone’s enjoyment.