We welcome you to Jonathan Edwards College headquarters, where you may check in, obtain your campus housing keys, and catch up with friends. Yale Security will be present in reunion headquarters throughout each night.
Rob Irving '62, '78 PhD, Associate Fellow of Berkeley College and Lecturer in Yale College, will offer you a tour of the outstanding current exhibition on early 20th-century American art, "It Was a New Century." Meet in the entrance lobby by 1:20 pm. Limited to 40; please sign up when you register for the reunion. Please note: This tour is now full and has a long wait list.
Rob Irving '62, '78 PhD, Associate Fellow of Berkeley College and Lecturer in Yale College, invites you to the Department of Prints and Drawings Study Room for a very special private examination of works by the remarkable Anglo-American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). (See etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk/exhibition and also www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/whet/hd_whet.htm.) Meet in the entrance lobby by 2:50 pm. Please note: This tour is now full and has a long wait list.
Our classmate, Alex Garvin, professor Adjunct at the Yale School of Architecture, will present some of the ideas captured in his latest book, What Makes a Great City?
This lecture by Beverly Gage '94, Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, will place current developments in the U.S. and at Yale in a broader historical framework, and lead a discussion of how the national landscape may (or may not) change the contours of campus politics.
Join your classmates for cocktails under the tent.
Our first dinner under the tent in Jonathan Edwards will be a "Taste of America" buffet, with short ribs, Gulf shrimp and grits, leg of lamb, and a variety of sides, salads and dessert.
Enjoy conversations with your classmates in the courtyard. The bar will remain open until 10 pm.
Plan to meet your friends at Mory’s, the place to be Thursday night as the doors are thrown open to all returning alumni!
Start the day with breakfast served in the courtyard.
Rows of empty seats in classrooms across campus await your arrival for our many lectures on Friday and Saturday mornings. This morning we will feature some of Yale's most distinguished faculty members in two time slots, from 9 - 10 am, and from 10:30 - 11:30 am. A number of tours and open houses are also offered.
Golf for interested classmates at the Yale Course; mid-morning start; five tee times from 10:30-11:10 am. If interested, contact our co-golf-coordinator on or before May 12: Ben Gottlieb (email@example.com; 703-356-9362). Details such as tee times and directions will be available by mid-May.
Soups, salads, and five different kinds of open-faced sandwiches are presented for your enjoyment.
Rob Irving '62, '78 PhD, Associate Fellow of Berkeley College and Lecturer in Yale College, offers a tour of "Britain in the World," the paintings (1550 to 1850 AD) in the renovated and reconfigured permanent collection galleries, including the splendidly restored and rehung Long Gallery on the fourth floor. Meet at the reception desk in the entrance lobby by 1:20 pm. Limited to 25 people; please sign up when you register for the reunion. Repeated on Saturday at 10 am. Please note: This tour is now full and has a long wait list.
Ted Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management & Professor Emeritus of Political Science, will take up the fate of the Affordable Care Act in the new administration, in light of the longer-term debate about Medicare and healthcare in general.
A number of concurrent small conversation groups will start with 3-5 classmates telling of personal experiences of importance. Some themes will be "lighter" (successes, happy discoveries and activities, new starts) and others "darker" (challenges met, sadnesses overcome, endings managed). Attendees will be urged to share their own similar life events. If you have a topic you'd like to speak about, please contact Dan Koenigsberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The evening begins with a reception for all classes. Enjoy samples of a variety of wines, as well as cheese and fruit, in a beautiful and historic Yale setting. Find your friends by looking for your residential college flag.
Members of the Class of 1962 and their guests will gather to remember classmates who have died since our 50th reunion. Through music and prayer, we will give thanks for their lives and for the fellowship we shared with them and their families.
We will gather on the first floor of the Art Gallery for refreshments, and will also have access to the gallery donated by Steve Susman, where two exhibits will be on view: "Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom," and "Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light."
Clam chowder, mussels, lobster tails, chicken breast "Saltimbocca," pasta cooked on the spot, and stuffed peppers will all be on offer, along with a variety of salads and desserts.
We'll have informal singing and jazz in the JE common room, and socializing under the tent. The bar this evening will close at midnight.
Fortify yourself for another busy day with breakfast served in the courtyard.
Start your Saturday morning (weather permitting) with some gentle stretching and breathing exercises, and get your body feeling "yoga good" for a busy day of reunion activities! This is a mixed-level class featuring modifications for all levels of ability, so whether you have been practicing for years or have never touched a yoga mat, everyone can have an enjoyable experience in this class. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. No previous yoga experience necessary; children and all ages welcome.
Here's your chance to enjoy again the extraordinary opportunities available at Yale! There are two "course times," 9 am and 10:30 am. Learn or do something wonderful this morning!
Rob Irving '62, '78 PhD, Associate Fellow of Berkeley College and Lecturer in Yale College, offers a repeat tour of "Britain in the World," the paintings (1550 to 1850 AD) in the renovated and reconfigured permanent collection galleries, including the splendidly restored and rehung Long Gallery on the fourth floor. Meet at the reception desk in the entrance lobby at 10 am. Limited to 25 people; please sign up when you register for the reunion. Also offered on Friday at 1:30 pm. Please note: This tour is now full and has a long wait list.
Enjoy delicious fried chicken, burgers, quiche, and a variety of salads and desserts.
Jonathan Holloway '95 PhD, Dean of Yale College, will give our class his perspective on his time at Yale.
In each of several different concurrent sessions we will learn about the work of three classmates who have contributed to the well-being of society at home or abroad. The speakers will be followed by a discussion exploring their initiatives and sharing similar experiences. Topics so far include:
President Peter Salovey welcomes you back to campus, offering his review of Yale today.
After President Salovey’s update, join singers from all classes for a jamboree celebrating Yale’s incredible musical tradition. Alumni from the Glee Club and Whiffenpoof and Whim ’n Rhythm alumni groups, conducted by Glee Club alumna Stephanie Tubiolo '14. MMus '16, will perform Yale favorites from many generations, concluding with a rousing rendition of “Bright College Years.” (The Glee Club rehearsal for the Celebration will take place at 10:30 am Saturday morning as part of "Morning at Yale." All singers are welcome!)
Our class officers will conduct a brief class meeting, and we will enjoy the singing of our Whiffs.
Dance to the music of the Joe Holmes Swing Band.
Enjoy memories of Commons and a final gathering with friends at this delicious breakfast for all classes, featuring muffins, coffee cake, bagels, oatmeal, grits, Belgian waffles, eggs, French toast, potatoes, bacon, sausage, fruit, coffee, tea and juices. We promise you won't go home hungry!
Join Yale’s ecumenical Christian community for Sunday worship, which will include an alumni preacher from one of the reunion classes, prayers for alumni who have died, and wonderful music and liturgy. Battell Chapel Choir and Student Deacon alumni especially invited.