Yale College Class of 2008

REUNION Activities

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 Branford College Fun
  • Sports and Fitness

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:

Social / Singles Mixer
at BAR

Calling members of ’08 who want to attend a social / singles mixer on Friday – this is your chance to mix with other classmates!

Friday, May 26th @ 3 PM
BAR, 254 Crown Street

Please RSVP to receive updates.

Social / Singles Mixer at Elm City Social

Calling members of ’08 who want to attend a social / singles mixer on Saturday – this is your chance to mix with other classmates!

Saturday, May 27th @ 3 PM
Elm City Social, 266 College Street

Please RSVP to receive updates.

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!)

Friday, May 26th @ 12:30 PM and 6:15 PM &
Saturday, May 27th @ 12:30 PM and 6:15 PM

Meet at the Branford Courtyard

Please RSVP to pick a timeslot!

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.

Golf at The Course at Yale

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

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

YDN Building Visit

Join fellow Newsies for an open house or for an informal visit to the YDN building.

Open House: Saturday, May 27th @ 3 PM
Informal Visit:  Friday, May 26th (e-mail us)

Yale Daily News, 202 York Street

Please RSVP to receive updates.

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 in Branford College)
  • Soccer (soccer nets + soccer balls)
  • Giant Connect Four
  • Giant Jenga
  • … and LOTS of beach balls! (dozens and dozens of them of all sizes!)

These will all be left setup outside our tent in Branford College 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.  You’re welcome to take photos with your phone or to ask our reunion photographer to help capture your arrival Friday afternoon and during our Friday Night Reception.  And for our Saturday Party Under the Tent, the photo wall will be setup as an open air photo booth 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!)
  • Dice (no shortage of these!)
  • Apples to Apples (2 sets!)
  • Bananagrams (2 sets!)
  • Battleship (2 sets!)
  • Cards Against Humanity (2 sets!)
  • Catan Extension – 5-6 Player
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Clue
  • Codenames
  • Connect 4
  • Five Crowns
  • Game of Life
  • Jenga (2 sets!)
  • Monopoly (2 sets!)
  • Monopoly Deal (2 sets!)
  • Pahrcheesi
  • Scrabble
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Sorry
  • Sushi Go (2 sets!)
  • Taboo
  • The Chameleon
  • Ticket to Ride
  • UNO
  • What Do You Meme?

You can borrow and return these whenever, but please remember to return them when you are done so other classmates can use them!

Other Branford College Fun

We have 240 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 and Fitness

Update (May 25th):  The below is the latest-available information confirmed by the reunion team.

Payne Whitney Gym – 70 Tower Parkway
Enjoy the spectacular Adrian C. Israel Fitness Center in Payne Whitney Gym. Visitors must wear their reunion name tag and complete a release form at the front desk. Basketball courts, swimming and squash will also be available.

• Weekdays: 6 am – 8 pm (pool open 10 am – 1 pm)
• Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm (pool open 12 pm – 1:30 pm Saturday, and 10 am 
– 1:30 pm Sunday)

Yale Tennis Center – 279 Derby Avenue
Outdoor courts will be available Thursday (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, and 3:30-7:30 PM) and Friday (3:30-7:30 PM).  Courts are NOT open Saturday or Sunday.  Courts can be booked online on the Yale Tennis Center’s website.  Otherwise, court availability is first-come, first-served basis.  To confirm availability and in case of inclement weather or for other questions, call (203) 764-9227 or visit the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center website.

Yale Golf Course – 200 Conrad Drive
Golf is available at the Yale Golf Course (Conrad Drive) for $95 per player (includes greens fee and cart fee) and requires advance registration. For individual tee times, visit the Yale Golf Course website or contact Peter R. Palacios Jr. at the Golf Course at the Golf Course at (203) 392-2307 or peter.palacios@yale.edu

Click here to read more about activities Also On Campus reunion weekend.