Announcing the 2014 Croquet
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Tent Space: Limited spaces are available for 10'X10' tents and may be reserved on a first come, first served basis; only one space per applicant. There is a designated area for tents and tents will not be permitted anywhere else on campus. Registration required. Fee for tent spaces is $30 for SJC alumni and $60 for non-alumni. → Reserve a tent space online.
Registration closes on April 1, 2014.
Special Event for St. John’s College Alumni and Students Only: Seminar on William Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It, led by tutors Eva Brann (HA89), Jon Lenkowski (HA87), Jon Tuck, and President Christopher Nelson (SF70).
SJC alumni and current SJC students are invited to join this seminar on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Great Hall.
Check-in for room assignment opens at 9:00 a.m.
Space is limited. Registration required. → Register online. Note: If the croquet match is postponed due to rain, seminars will still take place on Saturday, April 12.
Croquet 2014 Schedule of Events
8 - 9 a.m. 5K Memorial Fun(d) Run (more information to come) – on theQuad
9 a.m. For SJC Alumni and Students only
Alumni/student seminar check- in and room assignment; alumni will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for alcoholic beverages. – Great Hall
9:30 a.m. Tutor-led seminars on Shakespeare’s, As You Like It. Registration required (see above link) – Great Hall
10 a.m. Gates open to the public - Coolers and bags are subject to inspection.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Tents open for purchase of alcoholic beverage tickets. Avoid long lines and buy your drink tickets early.
Noon - 1 p.m. Reception for SJC Graduate Institute alumni and students - Barr Buchanan Center Hartle Room. RSVP by April 4 to: email@example.com.
Noon - 5 p.m. SJC Alumni Welcome Center open - Great Hall - For SJC Alumni Only Drink tickets for wine, Champagne and beer bars available for purchase.
Complimentary cucumber sandwiches, strawberries, and lemonade will be served.
10 p.m. The Spring Cotillion featuring The Craig Sparks Swingtet - Great Hall.
New this year:
Non-refundable tickets for alcoholic beverages will be sold at stations near the main entrances and in the SJC Alumni Welcome Center. Tickets may be purchased with cash only. Wine and beer stations will not accept cash.
To ensure a grand, family-friendly lawn party, please note the following Ground Rules:
No outside alcohol permitted on campus.
All guests wishing to purchase and/or consume alcohol must show identification (proof of age)
and will be given a wrist band.
Champagne, wine, and beer will be available only with tickets.
Food and soft drinks will be available for cashpurchase on campus.
Grills and pets are not permitted on campus.
Coolers and bags are subject to inspection.
There will be three designated entrances to the match site.
Guests are not permitted to set up spaces before 10 a.m. on the morning of the match. Alumni attending morning seminars and students living on campus are the exception.
Only lawn chairs, blankets, and tables lower than two feet are permitted in the area around the match site.
We ask guests to kindly remove all trash from their spaces and leave in designated areas.
All personal items must be removed from the campus by 7 p.m. or they become the property of St. John’s College.
Parking: Free weekend parking is available at the state garage at the corner of St. John and Calvert Streets. Paid parking is also available at other nearby city lots: Noah Hillman Parking Garage (Main Street),
Gotts Court Parking Garage (250 Northwest Street), Whitmore Garage (37 Clay Street), and the Naval Academy Stadium (shuttle bus available). Further information available at downtownannapolis.org.
Sponsorship: Join our growing team of sponsors for the Croquet match! Support this Annapolis tradition as an individual, a class, or a chapter. For more information on our three levels of sponsorship (Level I "Roquet," Level II "Rover," and Level II "All Around Break") and their benefits, contact Leo Pickens, director of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Croquet 2014 Sponsors
Arete Wealth Management
Class of 1984
Law Office of D. Hardison Wood
Stacey E. Andersen, LLC – Attorney at Law
West 36th, Inc.
Allied Waste/Republic Service
Bobby’s Portable Restrooms
Bon Appétit Management Company
Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company
Heavy Seas Beer
Roseda Black Angus Farm
Wine Cellars of Annapolis