1957 60th Reunion Schedule

1957 Reunion Headquarters Open

We welcome you to Timothy Dwight 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. 

Thursday, May 25, 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
An Intimate Conversation with David Swensen

David Swensen '80 PhD, Yale's Chief Investment Officer, will return to address our class and answer questions about investing on an individual as well as institutional scale. Swensen, now in his 32nd year at Yale, has continued to earn wide acclaim for his success in managing the University's endowment.

Thursday, May 25, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whitney Humanities Center - 53 Wall Street
Room: Auditorium
1957 Welcome Cocktails

Join your classmates for cocktails in the Timothy Dwight courtyard.

Thursday, May 25, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
Welcome Dinner

Our first dinner under the tent in Timothy Dwight 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.

Thursday, May 25, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

Enjoy conversations with your classmates in the courtyard. The bar will remain open until 10 pm.

Thursday, May 25, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
Meet Me at Mory's!

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 from 9 pm to midnight.

Thursday, May 25, 9:00 PM - Friday, May 26, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York Street
Continental Breakfast Buffet

Start the day with breakfast served in the courtyard.

Friday, May 26, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
AYA Faculty Lectures

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.

Friday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
"American Bistro" Lunch Buffet

President Salovey and Marta Moret will join our class for lunch.

Friday, May 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
Panel on the Music in Schools Initiative

A panel celebrating the 10th year of the Music in Schools Initiative, funded by our Class, featuring Lead teacher Ruben Rodriguez, New Haven Arts Supervisor Ellen Maust, Yale School of Music Associate Dean Michael Yaffe, New Haven paretn Yury Maciel-Andrews, and New Haven graduate Jesus Cortes-Sanchez.

Friday, May 26, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
Class Meeting

After we conduct our class business, we will enjoy Richard Adams' short film of the snowball fight on Elm St. in the winter of 1954.

Friday, May 26, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
University Welcome Reception

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.

Friday, May 26, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
A Concert Celebration of the Class of 1957

By students in the Music in Schools Initiative (funded by the Class of 1957).

Friday, May 26, 4:50 PM - 5:20 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
Cocktails
Friday, May 26, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
60th Reunion Class Dinner

Our traditional Class Dinner will take on a global flavor with a buffet featuring stops in China, Japan, India and Italy.

Friday, May 26, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

Now's the time to relax after a full day with friends old and new. The bar this evening will close at 10 pm.

Friday, May 26, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
Continental Breakfast Buffet

Alan Hockstader invites members of the 1957 Travelers' Group to gather at tables reserved near the dance floor, to share photos and other mementos from our trips.

Saturday, May 27, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
Morning Yoga for All Classes

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.

Saturday, May 27, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Morning at Yale

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!

Saturday, May 27, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
"American Picnic" Lunch Buffet

Enjoy delicious fried chicken, burgers, quiche, and a variety of salads and desserts.

Saturday, May 27, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
Family Festival

The AYA invites you to our Family Festival at Payne Whitney Gym! Kids will love discovering our selection of inflatable attractions, including a climbing wall and giant slide, plus a photo booth, carnival games, safari animal rides, and more!  (Children must be accompanied by a parent.)

Saturday, May 27, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Payne Whitney Gym - 70 Tower Parkway
Student Panel with Professor Jay Gitlin

Jay Gitlin ’71, ’74 MMus, ’02 PhD, Professor of History, will lead a panel of his current and former students in a discussion of the life at Yale today.

Saturday, May 27, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Whitney Humanities Center - 53 Wall Street
Room: Auditorium
President's University Update

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

 

Saturday, May 27, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
A Celebration of Yale Singing

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!)

Saturday, May 27, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Cocktails
Saturday, May 27, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
"Local Favorites" Dinner Buffet

Antipasto, clam chowder, 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. Our evening's entertainment will of course be our own Dick Voigt and Eli's Chosen Six!

Saturday, May 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

The evening continues with more dancing, conversation, and friendship. The bar this evening will close at 11 pm.

Saturday, May 27, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
Room: Courtyard
Coffee in the Courtyard
Sunday, May 28, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Timothy Dwight College - 345 Temple Street
AYA Farewell Breakfast at University Commons in Schwarzman Center

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!

Sunday, May 28, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Schwarzman Center : University Commons
Residential College Open Houses

Sunday morning is your opportunity to visit your old stomping grounds during open houses at all twelve residential colleges. Current students from each college will be on hand to talk to you about residential college life at Yale today. Access will be limited to the courtyard, but there will still be plenty to see and talk about!

Sunday, May 28, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
University Church Worship

Join Yale’s ecumenical Christian community for Sunday worship, which will include prayers for alumni who have died, a sermon by The Reverend Dr. Raquel St. Clair Lettsome '92, and wonderful music and liturgy. Rev. Lettsome is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  For 16 years, she served as the first female Executive Minister of the historic 4000 member St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Newark, NJ.  She is currently an Associate Minister at Union A.M.E. Church in Warwick, NY.  Her preaching distinctions include the 2011 Distinguished Preachers Series at Riverside Church, NY, the 2011 George A. Crawley Women in Ministry Preacher at the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference, a conference preacher for the 2012 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, and a conference preacher for the 2017 Festival of Homiletics.  Dr. Lettsome holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Yale University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and she is the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary (2005).  Dr. Lettsome is the wife of the Rev. Lydell C. Lettsome, M.D. and mother of Tiffany Simone and Luke Charles. 

Sunday, May 28, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
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