Weekend Preview

Class Programs

Class programs – those events planned by and for each class – include a wide range of activities, such as classmate panels, faculty lectures, tours, concerts, family-friendly events, and memorial services. Reunion chairs are hard at work planning your programs; please feel free to pass along any suggestions.

Reunion meals under the tent are among the most enjoyable aspects of the weekend. Most lunches and dinners are buffets offering a variety of entrées, side dishes, salads, and desserts. The traditional Class Dinner is a highlight of reunions, with the most classmates in attendance; it is scheduled as noted below:

Friday evening:     1955, 1960, 1965, 1970
Saturday evening: 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015


Meet Me at Mory's

Plan to meet your friends at Mory’s, the place to be on Thursday night as the doors are thrown open for returning alumni. Complimentary food, cash bar, impromptu singing and camaraderie from 9 pm until midnight.


Friday Lectures & Tours

Friday morning features several of Yale's distinguished faculty members, as well as special tours around campu, and children's activities (May 21-24 only) at Yale's museums.

University Welcome Reception

Friday evening begins for all classes with a wine tasting and cheese cornucopia on Cross Campus.


Morning at Yale

An array of stimulating faculty lectures; tours of the gym, the Newberry; a singing workshop; and children's activities (May 23 only) at Yale's museums.

Special Events

Receptions and other events sponsored by a variety of cultural houses, departments, and programs are scheduled throughout the weekend. Look for gatherings at the Afro-American, Asian American, Native American, and Latino Cultural Centers, as well as events organized by Dwight Hall, GALA (LGBT Alumni/ae), Directed Studies and Athletics, to name a few.

 Family Festival

A fun-filled afternoon (May 2s only) in the Lanman Center at Payne Whitney Gym, with carnival games, a moon bounce, a climbing wall, and other activities.

President’s University Update

Saturday afternoon, Peter Salovey '86 Ph.D. offers his annual review and outlook for Yale.

Celebration of Yale Singing

President Salovey's update is followed by a jamboree in Woolsey Hall. Alumni from a cappella groups and the Glee Club will perform, and we'll be singing old Yale songs and Bright College Years. We definitely encourage participation!


Residential College Open Houses

Staff will be on hand to host visits from alumni to their residential college. Access will be limited to the courtyard, but there will be plenty to see!

 University Worship

The University Chaplain’s Office offers Sunday morning worship in Battell Chapel. The service is non-denominational and inclusive, in the Protestant tradition. Childcare will be available.