1982 35th Reunion Schedule

1982 35th Reunion Headquarters Opens in Pierson College

Reunion Headquarters opens in Pierson College, campus rooms available.  The entrance to Pierson College is the York Street gate next to 232 York Street.

Thursday, May 25, 1:00 PM
Pierson College : HQ
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
Breakfast Beverage Service

Fair Trade Coffee, an assortment of teas, and fruit juices served under the tent in the Courtyard.

Friday, May 26, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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
Beer Wine Soda Lunchtime Bar - Under Tent
Friday, May 26, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Bistro Lunch Buffet

Join us under the tent for a buffet lunch featuring house-made porchetta on pizza bianca with Sicilian eggplant spread, roasted turkey cheddar on Focaccia, bistro flank steak on artisan baguette, house-made tuna salad prepared with white tuna fish, hummus and roasted red pepper lavash, salads, sides and dessert.  

Friday, May 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Free Time to Explore Yale

The class has planned some “free time” so that you can enjoy all that Yale has to offer. We hope your afternoon will include a visit to the Yale Center for British Art or the Yale University Art Gallery. Be sure to check out the fabulous new mineral gallery at the Peabody Museum of Natural History!  .

Friday, May 26, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Self Serve Non-Alcoholic Bar

Self Serve Non-Alcoholic Bar available under the tent. Help yourself to some cold refreshments!

Friday, May 26, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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
Cocktail Hour Under the Tent
Friday, May 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Barbeque Dinner Buffet

The buffet entrée choices will include: North Carolina pulled pork, Texas-style beef brisket, St. Louis-style barbeque boneless breast of chicken and roasted sweet potato and quinoa burger with adobo sauce.

Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Afterglow in the Courtyard


Friday, May 26, 9:30 PM - Saturday, May 27, 12:00 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Yale's Complete Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast buffet will feature a hearty breakfast of croissants, muffins, tea breads, fresh fruit, cereal, hard boiled eggs, steel-cut oats, yogurt and granola. Along with coffee, tea and juices. 

Saturday, May 27, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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
Class of 1982 Golf Tee-Times

If you are interested in playing golf at the Course at Yale, we have arranged for four foursomes beginning at 10:30 am. To sign up for one of the foursomes, please call Peter Pulaski at (203) 392-2307 or the Pro Shop at (203) 392-2377. Participants are responsible for the greens fee, currently is $50 per person plus cart fee of $20 per person. 

Saturday, May 27, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yale Golf Course (Course at Yale) - Conrad Dr.
Room: R139
Beer Wine Soda Lunchtime Bar - Under the Tent
Saturday, May 27, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Picnic

Enjoy the American Picnic Buffet with fried chicken, grass-finished hamburgers and cheeseburgers, local Italian sausage, black bean burgers and a variety of salads and side dishes.   

Saturday, May 27, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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
Finding Information in a Post-Factual World

Thirty-five years ago “information” came from books, television, and print media. What is it today? What will it be 10 years from now?  Does veracity matter?  Why should we care?  Join a discussion with a panel of experts from publishing and the news media about our brave new world of information. 

Saturday, May 27, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
What Now? Reinventing Ourselves in Middle Age

Where are we going in our lives … and why?   Second career?  Second (or third) marriage?   New priorities as kids grow up and move out?  Social/charitable engagement?  Retirement?  A new balance among career, family and other interests?   We are reaching a stage in our lives when these questions (and others) loom large. Take part in an open forum led by a group of classmates.

Saturday, May 27, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
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 in the Courtyard
Saturday, May 27, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Class of 1982 Traditional Class Dinner

The traditional class dinner served under the tent with an international flavor.  Buffet entrees to include: quinoa-black olive cakes, steamed pork and shrimp dim sum, tamari roasted baby back ribs, drunken noodles station with free-range chicken and tofu, a penne pasta bar with a choice of several sauces, and Lebanese chicken with toum.  "Bright College Year" lead by the Class of 1982's Whiff's and Whims. 

Gentleman, please leave your jacket and ties at home, and ladies dress accordingly!


Saturday, May 27, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Dance the Night Away

After dinner, dance the night away to the New Desperation Band.

Bar closes at 1am.

Saturday, May 27, 8:30 PM - Sunday, May 28, 1:00 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Coffee Service

Grab a quick cup of coffee or tea before going on to Commons for breakfast.

Sunday, May 28, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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