The Yale Alumni Association and the entire Yale campus community were excited to welcome back over 4,800 alumni to New Haven to celebrate their quinquennial reunions across two weekends, celebrating 14 classes. 

Reunion attendees were treated to nearly 500 unique programs, including special tours of the newly renovated Sterling Library L&B Reading Room and Peabody Museum. 

Another weekend highlight was the return of the “Hidden Handsome Dan” quest that saw alumni searching for 200 miniature figures of Yale’s beloved bulldog mascot, Handsome Dan. Alumni and their guests were encouraged to uncover a bulldog figure hidden around campus and register him online for exclusive digital content. 

“The joy and energy emanating from the reunion tents is contagious!  At my milestone 25th, I was able to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.  I was amazed by their personal and professional achievements.  I saw the same things happening across all classes over the two weekends – memories made, and friendships strengthened,” said YAA Executive Director Alison Cole ’99. “Yale has a unique gift of attracting the most incredible people who go on to do wonderful things – nothing showcases that gift more than Yale College Reunions!”

All alumni are invited to re-live the fun of Reunions 2024 by looking through the hundreds of photos and videos from the events. Keep an eye on the Yale College Reunions homepage for updates on future reunions!

Note: The YAA is incredibly grateful to the over 300 Yale staff and students who worked over 9,000 hours throughout the two weekends to make the events so successful! We couldn’t have done it without them or the amazing hospitality, housing, or facilities teams on campus.