Welcome class of 1960!
'60's 60th Reunion
Dear Classmates and Friends:
As we think back on our recent Thanksgiving Holiday, the Yale Class of ’60 is feeling particularly thankful because, having had the extraordinary opportunity to spend our bright college years at Yale, the time has finally come to celebrate the 60th reunion of this remarkable class.
We are scheduled to reconvene next year in the merry month of May (21-24) at Reunion Headquarters in Timothy Dwight, where we can eat, drink and hob nob with old and new friends to our heart’s content. There will be golf, there will be art, there will be Whiffenpoofs and of course, since this is Yale, there will be an impressive array of brilliant speakers to educate and inform us about critical issues of the day and the decade.
Having reached this advanced stage of maturity, with the accompanying benefit of more free time, your classmates will be eager to learn what you’ve been up to, where you’ve gone, and what’s been moving and motivating you, since last we met. Those able to arrive on Thursday, May 21 will be treated to a double dose of art with a special tour of the Yale Art Gallery followed by our classmate John O’Keefe’s well-known presentation on the spectacular art of the Burning Man Art Festival – which has attracted overflowing crowds to the Nevada desert and the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in D.C.
Turning from culture to science and mindful of the New York Times November 8th expose on “How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong – Few Thought it Would Arrive So Quickly,” we anticipate Friday will offer the opportunity to learn the hard undisputed facts (unfiltered by politics or protests) about the causes and consequences of climate change from a member of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies faculty.
Since 2020 will be an election year with bruising partisan politics in the air, we anticipate Saturday’s class offerings will touch on fundamental national issues concerning the state of the nation and the Constitution.
In the immortal words of J. Alfred Prufrock:
“Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky…
To lead you to an overwhelming question…
Oh, do not ask, What is it?
Let us go and make our visit”
To the 60th Reunion, you can’t afford to miss it!
So, come one, come all, talk to your friends and roommates, and plan to join this gang of ’60 as we rejoice, reconnect and remember times gone by. Happy to report that our class widows will be invited free of charge, including housing.
For those of you wanting to stay at a hotel, rather than the reunion headquarters at Timothy Dwight, you should know that the blocks at the reunion hotels are full, but some rooms may open up in the spring due to cancellations. You can also locate a room by clicking here.
What can you do now? Let us know that you are coming, or at least thinking about it, by clicking on the "Let us know you're coming" tab at left. Feel free to quote Molly Bloom’s favorite response “yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!” Further materials will be emailed to you in March, which is when you will actually register for the reunion and sign up for on-campus housing.
All the best!!
Rusty & Dick
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What you need to know about staying on campus
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A day-to-day glimpse of programs for all alumni, and information about class dinners
Information about Camp Bulldog and kid-friendly activities
Airports, trains, Reunion Shuttles, parking, and an interactive campus map
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Observance of Eid al-Fitr
The first weekend of 2020 Yale College reunions falls on the same date as Eid al-Fitr, the annual celebration held at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Eid is an important time for Muslims everywhere, both religiously and culturally, for family and community, and we sincerely regret the conflict.