55th Reunion – June 1 – 4, 2017
Dear Classmates and Friends,
The long weekend of June 1 – 4, 2017 will find us in New Haven—and more specifically in Jonathan Edwards College – celebrating the 55th anniversary of our graduation from Yale. We’d like nothing better than to have you join us. Please mark these dates on your calendar, plan accordingly, and let us know you’re coming by clicking on the Pre-Register Now" button to the left.
The theme of our time together will be “Reconnect, Reflect and Renew.” Along with sharing memories of our undergraduate years with roommates and close friends, we look forward to discovering new acquaintances and making new ties. What better time and place to do so! And there will be opportunities to reflect on new ideas and bring them into spirited conversation.
We have already lined up some distinguished guest speakers and will organize discussion groups on topics meaningful to those assembled. If you haven’t yet responded to a class survey about formats and topics, please do so; we will continue planning based on ideas and preferences expressed in the survey results.
The reunion weekend will find us able to visit the newly renovated Yale Center for British Art and other Yale art galleries, libraries, concert and lecture halls, and to learn about the status of the two new residential colleges. We’ll hold a class memorial service in Battell Chapel, enjoy cocktails in the Art Gallery, and during our class dinner on Saturday evening, dance to ‘62’s one and only Joe Holmes Swing Band. The pace will be relaxed, the scene friendly and inviting, the food excellent, and the ambiance warm. We intend to keep things light and fun but nonetheless rewarding and memorable.
Will you be accompanied by a wife, partner, daughter or other female friend? Our survey seeks her views as well as yours about topics of special interest to women and discussion or conversation groups to explore those subjects.
Once you receive your reunion registration packet in March, you’ll be able to reserve accommodations in Jonathan Edwards College or in Baker Hall (formerly Swing Space). If you prefer to stay at a hotel, you should know that the downtown reunion hotel blocks are already full, but there is always the possibility that rooms will open up in April and May as people begin to cancel their reservations. Also, there are several hotels outside of New Haven – see www.visitnewhaven.com/accommodations. If the overall cost of attendance makes difficult or impossible your joining us, a reduction in registration fees and/or on-campus housing will be available.
We extend greetings to the widows of classmates: you will be warmly welcomed at the reunion with fees waived and an invitation to stay in Jonathan Edwards College at no cost to you.
Join us for what promises to be a weekend of renewed friendships, discoveries at today’s Yale, and a relaxing and enjoyable social gathering.
Your reunion co-chairs,
Peter L. Clark Dan Koenigsberg Peter W. Sipple