Reunion Schedule

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We have an exciting schedule planned for our reunion weekend!  As a reminder, this is a recommendation ... you are of course welcome to do whatever you want at any time!  Don't forget to take a look at the Activities page for more info about fun options for our reunion weekend not listed on the schedule!


10th Reunion Schedule

 

AYA Reunion Event Schedule


Thursday,
May 31st

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THURSDAY, MAY 31ST

’08 Tenth Reunion Kick-off at Bar
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM (Thurs, 5/31)

Join your classmates for a casual welcome reception at BAR Pizza for traditional New Haven-style thin crust brick oven pizza and BAR's own fresh microbrewed beer.  Complimentary pizza, salad and soft drinks. Cash bar. 

BAR Pizza - 254 Crown Street
 

Meet Me at Mory's!
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Thurs, 5/31)

Plan to meet your friends at Mory’s, the place to be Thursday night as the doors are thrown open to all returning alumni!  Complimentary food, impromptu singing and camaraderie.

Mory's - 306 York Street


Friday,
June 1st

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST

AYA Faculty Lectures and Tours
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Fri, 6/1)

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.  Click here to find out more about available lectures and tours!
 

Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology & Cognitive Science, "What Makes the Human Mind Special? Insights From Nonhuman Animals"
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Fri, 6/1)

Plan to meet your friends at Mory’s, the place to be Thursday night as the doors are thrown open to all returning alumni!  Complimentary food, impromptu singing and camaraderie.

Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall - 1 Prospect Street Room: 114
 

University Welcome Reception
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Fri, 6/1)

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.

Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
 

Friday Happy Hour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Fri, 6/1)

Relive freshman year all over again, meeting old classmates and connecting with new ones as we officially start reunion festivities.  (Attire:  Casual)

Davenport College - 248 York Street Room: Courtyard
 

Dinner Under the Tent
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Fri, 6/1)

Kick off the first official night of reunion catching up with friends while enjoying our Friday happy hour followed by barbecue dinner. You won’t want to miss the delicious flank steak, pulled pork, beef brisket, vegan sweet potato quinoa burger, and the full open bar!  (Attire:  Casual)

Davenport College - 248 York Street Room: Courtyard
 

Return to Old Campus
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Fri, 6/1)

Kick off the first official night of reunion catching up with friends while enjoying our Friday happy hour followed by barbecue dinner. You won’t want to miss the delicious flank steak, pulled pork, beef brisket, vegan sweet potato quinoa burger, and the full open bar!  (Attire:  Casual)

Old Campus - 67 High Street Room: Courtyard
 

Friday Reception
9:30 PM - 1:00 AM (Fri, 6/1)

Kick off the first official night of reunion catching up with friends while enjoying our Friday happy hour followed by barbecue dinner. You won’t want to miss the delicious flank steak, pulled pork, beef brisket, vegan sweet potato quinoa burger, and the full open bar!

Old Campus - 67 High Street Room: Courtyard
 


Saturday,
June 2nd

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SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND

Morning Yoga for All Classes
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Sat, 6/2)

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.

Old Campus - 67 High Street
 

Fitstyle Walking Tour
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Sat, 6/2)

Explore Yale and Downtown New Haven in 5,000 steps! See what's new and what still looks familiar in your college town. Join Shana Schneider '00, a New Haven resident and group fitness instructor, for this guided fitness walk. Shana will share fun facts, insider tips, and take you along a few surprising paths and walkways. She'll set the pace to about a 20-minute mile on paved paths and sidewalks. There may be one "surprising" hill, but otherwise, the routes are flat and stroller friendly. You'll forget that you're even exercising as you learn more about Yale and New Haven. The walking tour combines fitness with routes featuring the new residential colleges, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History's Torosaurus, the Yale Farm, the art installation showcasing all 14 college shields, and more! For a look at New Haven today before you arrive, watch Fitstyle Travel: New HavenMeet at Rose Alumni House, all ages welcome; limited to 20.

Rose Alumni House - 232 York St Room: front desk

Morning at Yale
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Sat, 6/2)

Here's your chance to enjoy again the extraordinary educational opportunities available at Yale! There are two "course times," 9 am and 10:30 am. Also available will be tours of the new colleges.  Click here to see all the Morning at Yale options!
 

Lunch Under the Tent
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Sat, 6/2)

Whether you have just finished taking a tour around campus, sitting in on a lecture, or are just rolling out of bed after trying to relive those Friday nights of freshman year, join your classmates for a tasty lunch under the tent, with picnic-style favorites including hamburgers, salads, and coleslaw.  (Attire:  Casual)

Old Campus - 67 High Street Room: Courtyard
 

John Lewis Gaddis, Robert A. Lovett Professor of History, "On Grand Strategy"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Sat, 6/2)

Professor Gaddis will discuss and answer questions about his new book, in which he attempts to distill what classical texts have meant in the study of grand strategy at Yale over the past decade and a half.

Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street Room: Levinson Auditorium
 

Akhil Reed Amar '80, '84 Law, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, "Written and Unwritten"
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Sat, 6/2)

In this lecture, based on his two most recent books, America's Constitution: A Biography and America's Unwritten Constitution, Professor Amar will offer his audience an overview of the grand project of American constitutionalism, past, present, and future, with particular emphasis on America's place in the world.  Professor Amar is an Association of Yale Alumni Howard R. Lamar Faculty Award recipient for 2017.

Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street Room: Levinson Auditorium
 

President's University Update
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Sat, 6/2)

President Peter Salovey welcomes you back to campus, offering his review of Yale today.

Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
 

A Celebration of Yale Singing
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Sat, 6/2)

After President Salovey’s update, join singers from all classes for a jamboree celebrating Yale’s incredible musical tradition. Whiffenpoof and Whim ’n Rhythm alumni groups will perform, and alumni from the Yale Glee Club will be led by its Director, Jeffrey Douma, and by Paul Machlin '68, Director of the Colby College Chorale for 38 years. Yale favorites from many generations will be on offer, concluding with a rousing rendition of “Bright College Years.” (Our "Singing Workshop" - a rehearsal for the Glee Club portion of the Celebration - will take place at 10:30 am Saturday morning as part of "Morning at Yale." All singers are welcome!)

Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
 

Saturday Happy Hour
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Sat, 6/2)

Before class dinner, there’s always class drinks to get the Saturday night events started.  (Attire:  Casual or business casual)

Old Campus - 67 High Street Room: Courtyard
 

Tenth Reunion Class Dinner
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (Sat, 6/2)

Come dressed to have a good time and feast your taste buds on a spread of eclectic, signature dishes from across America. With good company and delicious food, the fully-stocked happy hour and tenth reunion class dinner is one you can’t miss!  The '08 reunion gift and class officers for the next five years will be announced, and the residential college with the highest reunion attendance will celebrate with a champagne toast.  (Attire:  Business casual recommended, tie optional)

Old Campus - 67 High Street Room: Courtyard
 

2008 Party Under the Tent
9:30 PM - 1:00 AM (Sat, 6/2)

Celebrate the ten years since college with all your classmates Saturday night. We will have a photo booth, DJ and dancing, and the open bar that will make you think it’s senior week all over again.

Old Campus - 67 High Street Room: Courtyard
 


Sunday,
June 3rd

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SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD

Residential College Open Houses
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Sun, 6/3)

Students from each college (except Franklin and Murray - see Saturday morning for tours of these colleges) will be on hand to talk about residential college life today. Access will be limited to the courtyard, but there will be plenty to see!
 

University Church Worship
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Sun, 6/3)

Join Yale’s ecumenical Christian community for Sunday worship, which will include prayers for alumni who have died, a sermon by The Reverend William Eddy '68, and wonderful music and liturgy.

After Yale, Bill Eddy helped to found “The 100 Worst Buildings in New York City.” In response to the immediate needs of tenants, the organization assisted thousands of families living in landlord-abandoned buildings to secure heat and hot water and other essential repairs. During this time, Bill was invited to train for the priesthood at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the result being a forty-year career serving in more than twenty-five parishes, “the tenements of faith.”

Battell Chapel - 400 College Street

 

Brunch Around New Haven
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Sun, 6/3)

Return to some of your favorite eateries for brunch with friends. Not included in reunion fees.

(Throughout New Haven)
 


AYA Faculty
Lectures and
Tours

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AYA Faculty Lectures and Tours
FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST - 9:00-10:00 AM

Tour of Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library - 121 Wall St.
 

Craig Crews, Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Pharmacology
Topic:  "Developing Drugs from Bench to Bedside: Tales of a Serial Faculty Entrepreneur"
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall - 1 Prospect Street, Room: 114
 

Paul Turner, Henry Ford II Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Topic:  Invisible Biodiversity
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street, Room: Levinson Auditorium
 


AYA Faculty Lectures and Tours
FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST - 10:30-11:30 AM

Tour of the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)
Kline Biology Tower - 219 Prospect St
 

The New Haven Renaissance Bus Tour
Bus tour departs from corner of College & Wall Streets (seating is limited).
 

Sacred Sites Tour
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street, Room: Sanctuary
 

Indy Burke, Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Professor of Ecosystem Ecology
Topic:  Knowledge and Leadership for a Sustainable Future: Environmental Challenges Today and the Role of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall - 1 Prospect Street, Room: 114
 

Tamar Gendler '87, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy; Professor of Psychology
Topic:  Why Do the Liberal Arts Still Matter?
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street, Room: Levinson Auditorium
 

Jay Gitlin’71, ’74 MusM, ’02 PhD, Lecturer in History; Associate Director, Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers & Borders
Topic:  Yale and America
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street, Room: 201/Sudler

Morning at Yale

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Morning at Yale
SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND - 9:00-11:30 AM

Tours of the New Residential Colleges
Tours will be offered throughout the 2 1/2 hour period.
Paul Murray College130 Prospect St
Benjamin Franklin College - 90 Prospect Street

 

Newberry Organ Tour
Session runs continually from 9-11:30 AM.
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
 

Morning at Yale
SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND - 9:00-10:00 AM

Tour of Wright Laboratory - A Portal to the Universe
Wright Laboratory - 272 Whitney Ave., Room: lab
 

"For God, for Country and for Yale:" Some Chapters from Yale's Christian Past
Meet at Phelps Gate, Old Campus
 

Paul Berry, Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Music, Yale School of Music
Topic:  Why Song? Words, Music, and the Practice of Empathy
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street, Room: 201/Sudler
 

Paul BrackenProfessor of Management and Professor of Political Science
Topic:  Problem Framing: A Guide to Making Good Decisions
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall - 1 Prospect Street, Room: 114
 

Marc Brackett, Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; Professor in the Child Study Center
Topic:  Emotional Intelligence: From Theory to Practice
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street, Room: Levinson Auditorium
 

David Bromwich '73, Sterling Professor of English
Topic:  Free Speech Off and On Campus: An Overview
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street, Room: 102
 

Marvin Chun, Dean of Yale College; Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience
Topic:  My First Year as Dean and Beyond
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street, Room: 101
 

Daniel Egan, Lecturer in the Department of Music and Theater Studies; Coordinator, Shen Curriculum in Musical Theater
Topic:  Expressions of the American Ethos in Musical Theater Song
Whitney Humanities Center - 53 Wall Street, Room: Auditorium
 

Bryan Garsten, Professor of Political Science and Humanities; Chair of the Humanities Program
Topic:  Directed Studies and the Future of the Humanities
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street, Room: 127
 

Jerome Kenney '63; Tom Beckett, Director of Athletics; Tony Reno, Head Football Coach
Topic:  Yale Athletics, An Improving Story
Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street, Room: Auditorium
 

Pericles Lewis, Vice President for Global Strategy and Michael Douyard, Project Manager
Topic:  Imagining the Schwarzman Center
Loria Center - 200 York St., Room: 351
 

Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director, Yale University Art Gallery
Topic: Two Decades of Change at the Yale Art Gallery
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street, Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
 

Vincent Wilczynski, James S. Tyler Director, Yale Center for Engineering, Innovation & Design; Deputy Dean, School of Engineering & Applied Science
Topic:  Rampant Creativity at Yale's Center for Engineering, Innovation & Design
Loria Center - 200 York St., Room: 250
 

Morning at Yale
SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND - 10:30-11:30 AM

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roundtable
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street, Room: Concert Hall
 

Payne Whitney Gym Tour
Payne Whitney Gym - 70 Tower Parkway
 

Tour of Renovated Manuscripts and Archives Department in Sterling Memorial Library
Sterling Memorial Library - 120 High Street, Room: Manuscripts & Archives
 

Yale Glee Club Singing Workshop
Adams Center - 165 Elm Street, Room: Rossi Glee Club Room
 

Akhil Reed Amar '80, '84 Law, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science
Topic:  America's Constitution, Written and Unwritten
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall - 1 Prospect Street, Room: 114
 

Paul Freedman, Chester D. Tripp Professor of History
Topic:  Ten Restaurants That Changed America
Whitney Humanities Center - 53 Wall Street, Room: Auditorium
 

Marla Geha, Professor of Astronomy, HHMI Professor
Topic:  The Warrior-Scholar Project: Creating an Army of Veteran Scholars
Loria Center - 200 York St., Room: 250
 

William Goetzmann '78, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies, Yale School of Management
Topic:  Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street, Room: 127
 

Alan KazdinSterling Professor of Psychology & Professor of Child Psychiatry
Topic:  Treatment of Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Children
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street, Room: 101
 

Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, School of Management
Topic:  What Solomon Didn’t Know: How to Divide the Pie
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street, Room: 102
 

William D. Nordhaus '63, Sterling Professor of Economics and Professor, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Topic:  Trump on Trade
Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street, Room: Auditorium
 

Richard Prum, William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Peabody Museum of Natural History
Topic:  The Evolution of Beauty
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street, Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
 

Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology & Cognitive Science
Topic:  Psychology and the Good Life
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street, Room: Levinson Auditorium
 

Judith Ann Schiff, Chief Research Archivist, Yale Old and New author, and New Haven City Historian.
Topic:  Yale's Public Art Treasures: From Tiffany to Lichtenstein and Lin
Loria Center - 200 York St., Room: B51
 

David Swensen '80 PhD, Yale Chief Investment Officer
Topic:  Managing Yale's Endowment
Loria Center - 200 York St., Room: 351