1963 55th Reunion Schedule

1963 Reunion Headquarters Open

We welcome you to Branford 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 31, 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
1963 Welcome & Introduction to the 55th Reunion

We will screen a portion of the 1960's Yale promotional film, To Be a Man.

Thursday, May 31, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
What '63 Thinks and Believes

A discussion of our Class Survey results, led by Jere Johnston.

Thursday, May 31, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Class Panel on Contemporary Issues
Thursday, May 31, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1963 Welcome Cocktails

Join your classmates for cocktails under the tent.

Thursday, May 31, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Global Flavors Buffet Dinner
Thursday, May 31, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

Our Whiffenpoofs will lead us in singing under the tent. The bar this evening is open until 11 pm.

Thursday, May 31, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Branford College - 74 High 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.

Thursday, May 31, 9:00 PM - Friday, June 1, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York Street
Continental Breakfast Buffet

During breakfast, we hope you will participate in our "Table-top Conversations: An Opportunity to Connect with Classmates."

Friday, June 1, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Branford College - 74 High 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, June 1, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
American Bistro Lunch Buffet
Friday, June 1, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Classroom Presentations & Conversations I
Friday, June 1, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Classroom Presentations & Conversations II
Friday, June 1, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
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, June 1, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
1963 Memorial Service
Friday, June 1, 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
Room: Sanctuary
Cocktails
Friday, June 1, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
55th Reunion Class Dinner

We will have a business meeting, a presentation of class awards, and acknowledgement of the class gift.

Friday, June 1, 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

The bar this evening will close at 11:30.

Friday, June 1, 9:45 PM - Saturday, June 2, 11:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Continental Breakfast Buffet

During breakfast, we hope you will participate in our "Table-top Conversations: An Opportunity to Connect with Classmates."

Saturday, June 2, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Branford College - 74 High 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, June 2, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Morning at Yale

Here's your chance to enjoy again the extraordinary educatinoal opportunities available at Yale! There are two "course times," 9 am and 10:30 am. Learn or do something wonderful this morning!

Saturday, June 2, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
American Barbecue Lunch Buffet
Saturday, June 2, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Classroom Presentations & Conversations III
Saturday, June 2, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Classroom Presentations & Conversations IV
Saturday, June 2, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
President's University Update

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

 

Saturday, June 2, 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 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, June 2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Cocktails
Saturday, June 2, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Local Favorites Dinner Buffet

Music for our dinner-dance will be provided by the Bales-Gitlin Band.

Saturday, June 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

The bar this evening will close at 11:30.

Saturday, June 2, 9:30 PM - Sunday, June 3, 11:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Farewell Breakfast Buffet
Sunday, June 3, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Branford College - 74 High Street
University Church Worship

Join Yale’s ecumenical Christian community for Sunday worship, which will include prayers for alumni who have died, a sermon, and wonderful music and liturgy.

Sunday, June 3, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
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