Activities

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You have a LOT of choices of what to do this reunion weekend!  Scroll on to see what your options are across:

  • '08 Extra Activities

  • Lawn Games

  • Photo Wall

  • Card Games & Board Games

  • Other Old Campus Fun

  • Sports

  • Cultural House Open Houses

  • AYA-Organized Special Events

  • Museums, Libraries, & Exhibits

  • Religious Services & Activities

Also, remember to take a look at our Reunion Schedule for a summary of what is scheduled (though as a reminder, this is a recommendation ... you are of course welcome to do whatever you want at any time!)


'08 Extra Activities

Our classmates are helping organize some extra activities just for our class!  Please RSVP for these activities which include:

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Singles Mixer at BAR

Calling single members of '08 -- this is your chance to mix with other single classmates!

Saturday, June 2nd @ 5 PM
BAR, 254 Crown Street

 

Tour of the Carillon

See what goes on behind the scene for the bells of Yale with a tour from a member of the Yale Guild of Carillonneurs!  (Note - Space is limited!)

Saturday, June 2nd @ 11:30 AM and 6:15 PM
Meet at the Branford Courtyard

 

Hikes to East Rock

Revisit a favorite Yalie New Haven tradition (or try it for the first time!)

Hikes are being organized by groups of classmates.  RSVP for more info.
 

 
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Late Night Karaoke at Karaoke Heroes

Keep the party going on Friday and Saturday night with late night karaoke!

Saturday, June 2nd, 1 - 2 AM and
Sunday, June 3rd, 1 - 2 AM
Karaoke Heroes212 Crown Street

 

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Golf at The Course at Yale

Join your '08 peers for a round of golf at The Course at Yale.

Afternoon on Sunday, June 3rd
RSVP for more info

 

 

Remember to RSVP if you are interested in any of the '08 Extra Activities!


Lawn Games

Weather-permitting, the following lawn games are available throughout reunion weekend:

  • Corn Hole
  • Croquet
  • Frisbee (we have 20 -- these will be left on a table in our class tent on Old Campus)
  • Spike Ball

These will all be left setup outside our tent on Old Campus unless otherwise noted above.


Photo Wall

A photo wall is available throughout our reunion weekend and it is stocked with numerous Yale and non-Yale props.  A photographer will be available at the photo wall during our Friday Night Reception and our Saturday Party Under the Tent to help you and your friends get that perfect shot!


Card Games & Board Games

Board games and card games are available for pickup from a table in our class tent throughout the reunion.

  • Decks of Cards (we have 48 decks!)
  • Cards Against Humanity (3 sets!)
  • Clue (3 sets!)
  • Connect 4 (3 sets!)
  • Jenga (3 sets!)

You can borrow and return these whenever, but please remember to return when you are done!  This will help make sure other classmates can use them.


Other Old Campus Fun

We have 300 Solo Cups and 50 ping pong balls on-hand ... please pickup what you need from our class tent (they will be placed on one of the tables) ... what you do with these is your business. :-)


Sports

Payne Whitney Gym70 Tower Parkway
Enjoy the spectacular Adrian C. Israel Fitness Center in Payne Whitney Gym. Basketball courts, swimming and squash will also be available.
Hours:
• Weekdays: 6 am – 9 pm (pool open 6 – 8 am, 10 am – 2 pm)
• Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm (pool open 10 am – 2 pm)

Yale Tennis Center279 Derby Ave
Outdoor courts will be available Thursday – Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis.  Evenings between 6 pm and 8 pm on Thursday and Friday are best, it is possible there might be tournaments going on Saturdays and Sundays so there may be a charge for parking. To confirm availability and in case of inclement weather, call (203) 764-9227.

Yale Golf Course200 Conrad Drive
Golf is available at the Yale Golf Course (Conrad Drive) for a special reunion rate ($60 greens fee; $25 cart fee per player) and requires advance registration. For individual tee times, contact Peter Pulaski at the Golf Course at the Golf Course at (203) 392-2307 or peter.pulaski@yale.edu


Cultural House Open Houses

Afro-American Cultural Center211 Park Street
Saturday, 3 –  5 pm

Asian American Cultural Center295 Crown Street
Saturday, 3 –  5 pm

La Casa Cultural301 Crown Street
Saturday, 3 – 5 pm

Yale GALA/LGBT Alumni AssociationFounders Hall, 135 Prospect Street
Saturday, 3 – 5 pm

Office of LGBTQ Resources Open HouseFounders Hall, 135 Prospect Street
Friday, 2 – 5 pm


AYA-Organized Special Events

AA Open Discussion MeetingsLinsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 105, 63 High Street
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 5:30 pm

Campus Tours by the Mead Visitor Center - 149 Elm Street
The Center also offers self-guided tours of "Architecture of Yale," "Public Art at Yale," Sustainability at Yale," and "Women at Yale."
Friday, 10:30 am & 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 pm

Directed Studies Alumni ReceptionWhitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street
DS alumni from all classes are invited to a gathering at Whitney Humanities Center.
Saturday, 3 pm

Dwight Hall at YaleDwight Hall, Old Campus, 67 High Street
Meet up with alumni and current Yale students who share a passion for community and social justice. Be among the first to tour the newly updated Dwight Hall and learn how you can nurture and inspire students as leaders of social change.
Friday, 3 – 5 pm

Education Studies Program & Alumni Educators ReceptionSheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect Street, Room 410
Come meet fellow Yale Alumni Educators and learn about Yale's Education Studies Program, a multidisciplinary academic program focused on improving education through research, policy and practice.
Saturday, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

St. Anthony Hall Society (Delta Psi)483 College Street
St. A's alumni are welcome to invite their families and friends.
Friday, 5 pm: Cocktails
Saturday, 8:30 am – noon: Breakfast
Saturday 3 pm: Cocktails

Wine, Beer, Food, and Lifelong LearningCenter for Teaching and Learning, 301 York Street
The Association of Yale Alumni invites you to an open house to discover two wildly popular and innovative education programs for Yale alumni. You can return to the seminar classroom, at Yale or in select communities, with Yale professors and your fellow alumni. Yale Alumni College offers enriching six-week seminars in 7 locations around the country. Yale For Life brings you back to Yale for an amazing week-long deep dive into learning and living on campus.  Attendees will receive a voucher towards 2018-19 course options!
Friday, 4 – 6 pm

Yale-China Reunion442 Temple Street
欢迎! Stop by and say hi to your friends and alumni at Yale-China. We’ll celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with origami paper boats & zongzi snacks!
Friday, 4 – 5:30 pm

Yale Farm Open House345 Edwards Street
The Yale Sustainable Food Project (YSFP) is committed to educating a generation of food-literate leaders by creating opportunities for students to experience food, agriculture, and sustainability as integral parts of their education and everyday lives. Join YSFP staff and students for a thirty-minute tour of the one-acre Farm, and enjoy farm-fresh pizza from the wood-fired hearth oven.
Saturday, 2 – 4 pm

Yale Guild of Carilloneurs
The Yale Guild of Carilloneurs is proud to provide tours of Harkness Tower for alumni each evening from 6:15 to 7 pm. Tours are limited to the first 15 people; those interested should meet meet underneath the tower inside Branford Courtyard at 5:15 pm. Guild alumni are encouraged to email yalesummercarillon@gmail.com to arrange for practice time during the weekend and to participate in reunion rings.

Yale Swimming & Diving Association Reunion - Kiphuth Exhibition Pool, Payne Whitney Gym, 70 Tower Parkway
Join us at the Kiphuth Exhibition Pool. Reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and even swim a few laps in the Ex Pool if you are interested.  Light refreshments will be served and a brief update on YSDA activities and the University-approved natatorium project will be provided. Families, especially children, are encouraged to stop by!
Saturday, 9:30 – 10:30 am

Yale Veterans/Air Force & Navy ROTC55 Whitney Avenue, 4th Floor
The Yale Veterans Association invites all interested alumni to join us to learn about the latest activities, events, developments and initiatives relating to the Yale veteran community and the Navy and Air Force ROTC programs at Yale.
Saturday, 2:45 – 4:15 pm

YaleWomenThe Study Hotel, 1157 Chapel Street
Stop by for bagels, coffee, and casual conversation. Hear about YaleWomen, an orgnanization for alumnae with over 20 chapters around the world. There are many ways for you to get involved: mentoring, service to community, networking, and educational opportunities.
Saturday, 8:15 – 9:30 am


Museums, Libraries, & Exhibits

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library121 Wall Street
• Exhibit:  Text and Textile
Thursday 9 am – 7 pm; Friday 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday, noon – 5 pm; closed Sunday.

Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect Street, Concourse Level
• Exhibit:  The Yale University Herbarium: Its People and Specimens
Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am – 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm

Cushing/Whitney Medical LibraryYale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street
• Exhibit:  The Early American Pharmacy: Drugs, Recipes, and Apothecaries, 1500-1800
Thursday & Friday, 8 am – 10 pm

Irving S. Gilmore Music LibrarySterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street
• Exhibit:  Black Sound and the Archive
Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4;45 pm; closed Sunday

Lilliam Goldman Law Library127 Wall Street
• Exhibit:  Pauli Murray at Yale Law: 1961-1965 (Location: Reading Room - L3)
• Exhibit:  Law Books Bright and Beautiful: Examples from the Yale Law Library Collection (Location: Level 2)
Thursday & Friday, 8 am – 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; closed Sunday

Robert B. Haas Family Art LibraryLoria Center, 190 York Street
• Exhibit:  Text and Textile in the Arts Library Special Collections
Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm

Peabody Museum of Natural History170 Whitney Avenue
• Exhibit:  David Friend Hall
• Exhibit:  California Gold: Modern Marvels from the Golden State
Thursday - Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, noon – 5 pm

Sterling Memorial Library120 High Street
• Exhibit:  1968 50th Reunion Authors (Location: Sterling Library Nave)
• Exhibit:  An American and Nothing Else: The Great War and the Battle for National Belonging (Location: Sterling Library Memorabilia Room)
• Exhibit:  Taking Up the Slingshot: Posters from the First Palestinian Intifada (Location: Sterling Library Exhibition Corridor)
Thursday, 8:30 am – 9:45 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4;45 pm; closed Sunday

Yale Center for British Art1080 Chapel Street
• Exhibit:  Britain in the World
• Exhibit:  Celia Paul
• Exhibit:  Art in Focus: John Goto’s “High Summer”
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, noon – 5 pm

Yale Divinity Library490 Prospect Street
• Exhibit:  "The Promotion of True Piety and Virtue:" Celebrating the History and Special Collections of Andover Newton Theological School at Yale
Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am – 4:50 pm; closed Saturday & Sunday

Yale University Art Gallery1111 Chapel Street
• Exhibit:  Joel Shapiro: Plaster, Paper, Wood, and Wire
• Exhibit:  Manuel Neri: The Human Figure in Plaster and on Paper
• Exhibit:  Pompeii: Photographs and Fragments
• Exhibit:  Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings: Expanding a Legacy
Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm; Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm


Religious Services & Activities

A Friendly Walk Through Sacred Space and SoundTrinity Church on the Green
The Episcopal Church at Yale (ECY) invites you to Trinity Church on the Green, a Gothic Revival gem and ECY’s worship home for the 2017-18 academic year. Your guided experience includes the Trinity Choristers in rehearsal, architectural highlights (including several Tiffany stained glass windows), a demonstration of the stunning Æolian-Skinner organ (over 4,500 pipes), and more. ECY is the second oldest Episcopal chaplaincy in the country, serving Yale since 1869. Questions/more information: The Rev. Paul J. Carling, Ph.D., Chaplain (paul. carling@yale.edu).
Friday, 4 – 5 pm

 

Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (Yale Hillel)80 Wall Street
Slifka Center welcomes all alumni! Mazel Tov on your reunion! Please join us at the Center for Jewish Life at Yale to reunite with old friends and learn about our student programs.

  • Friday:
    • 5:30 pm: Hors d'oeuvres Reception with Slifka Center staff
    • 6 pm: Candle lighting
    • 6:20 pm: Orthodox, Egalitarian and Reform Services (based on interest)
    • 7 pm: Family-style Shabbat Dinner
       
  • Saturday:
    • 9:14 am: Orthodox Minyan
    • 12 noon: Shabbat Lunch

All meals are transferable from your reunion meal package. Reservations are requested by contacting jennifer.wallis@yale.edu or 203-432-7376. Please see website (slifkacenter.org) for updated schedule.

All reunion meals include vegan/vegetarian options (no special request required). Kosher meals (prepackaged and reheated) can also be delivered to any meal served with your Class. Please reserve when you register for your reunion.

 

Luther House Campus Ministry305 St. Ronan Street
Come to 305 St. Ronan Street for breakfast and to catch up with other reuning Lutherans and friends. There inside Bethesda’s building, you’ll see our new Lutheran ministry home base, and we can share our stories from long ago and this past year! As always, genuine Lutheran coffee will be served, along with other breakfast treats. Email Pastor Kari at karihenkelmann.keyl@yale.edu or call/text 603-533-5274.
Saturday, 8 – 9:15 am

 

St. Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale268 Park Street

  • Saturday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm:  Stop by the Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Center for a cocktail reception. Reunite with old friends, tour the Center and meet our Assistant Chaplains.
  • Sunday, 10 am – noon:  Join us for a Reunion Mass followed by brunch in the Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Center. All are welcome. Feel free to email Margaret Lukaszyk, Director of Development at margaret.lukaszyk@yale.edu or call, text 203-980-0921 with any questions.