SML Alumni & Friends Weekend

ATTENTION: Registration for this program will open in the late spring. If you would like to be added to a contact list when registrations open, please email us at shoals.lab@unh.eduWe are working with our parent institutions to finalize an operational plan that will promote the health and safety of our staff and guests. Until then, we strongly encourage interested individuals to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. This is not a requirement; however, vaccinated individuals can opt out of pre-arrival quarantine requirements and do not run the risk of being asked to leave the island if a fellow attendee tests positive during a program. If there is a positive case, all non-vaccinated individuals will be removed from the island for their safety and offered a 50% refund. Any attendee that tests positive for COVID-19 will be removed from the program, regardless of vaccination status, and offered a 50% refund.

Building off the momentum of SML's 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2016, and inspired by the stories and memories of so many Shoalers, this event is meant to bring together our community and celebrate how much SML means to all of us! Whether you are an SML alum from our very first class or from our most recent class, a long-time volunteer, a current or former faculty member, or one of our many friends and supporters in the community, we welcome you to SML's Alumni & Friends Weekend!

Join us for a relaxing weekend connecting with old friends, meeting new ones, and exploring Appledore Island. Families are welcome! Introduce your loved ones to the magic of Appledore, and show them the island and laboratories that have generated so many nostalgic memories.

Trek through the intertidal, tour Celia Thaxter's Garden, learn about SML's ongoing sustainability projects and upgrades, and more! If you prefer to spend your days chatting on the porch in the splendid late-summer sun, you can! This weekend is for you! Click here to view a full album of our 50th Anniversary celebrations to give you a sense of all the fun to be had.

2021 Tentative Weekend Dates and Rates:

Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6

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$400 (adult), $300 (child under 18) Fri-Mon; $300 (adult), $200 (child under 18) Fri-Sun

Prices are per person. Includes room and all meals, snacks and beverages, weekend activities, and round-trip boat fare between Portsmouth, NH and Appledore Island. Space is limited due to our vessel and housing capacities, so reserve your spot soon!


(603) 862-5346

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