1998 20th Reunion Schedule

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 24, 9:00 PM - Friday, May 25, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York Street
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 25, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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 25, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
Fitstyle Walking Tour

Explore Yale and Downtown New Haven in 5,000 steps! See what's new and what still looks familiar in your college town. Join Shana Schneider '00, a New Haven resident and group fitness instructor, for this guided fitness walk. Shana will share fun facts, insider tips, and take you along a few surprising paths and walkways. She'll set the pace to about a 20-minute mile on paved paths and sidewalks. There may be one "surprising" hill, but otherwise, the routes are flat and stroller friendly. You'll forget that you're even exercising as you learn more about Yale and New Haven. The walking tour combines fitness with routes featuring the new residential colleges, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History's Torosaurus, the Yale Farm, the art installation showcasing all 14 college shields, and more! For a look at New Haven today before you arrive, watch Fitstyle Travel: New Haven. Meet at Rose Alumni House, all ages welcome; limited to 20.

Saturday, May 26, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Rose Alumni House - 232 York St
Room: front desk
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 26, 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 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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 26, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Payne Whitney Gym - 70 Tower Parkway
President's University Update

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


Saturday, May 26, 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, May 26, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Residential College Open Houses

Students from each college (except Franklin and Murray - see Saturday morning for tours of these colleges) will be on hand to talk about residential college life today. Access will be limited to the courtyard, but there will be plenty to see!

Sunday, May 27, 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 Bo Karen Lee '93, and wonderful music and liturgy.

Bo Karen Lee is associate professor of spiritual theology and Christian formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned her BA in religious studies from Yale University, her MDiv from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and her ThM and PhD from Princeton Seminary. A recipient of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, she gave a series of international lectures that included the topic, “The Face of the Other: An Ethic of Delight.” Before joining Princeton faculty, she taught in the Theology Department at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, where she developed courses with a vibrant service-learning component for students to work at shelters for women recovering from drug addiction and sex trafficking. She now enjoys teaching classes on prayer for the Spirituality and Mission Program at Princeton Seminary, in addition to taking students on retreats and hosting meditative walks along nature trails.

Sunday, May 27, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
Y98 Lunch Meetup at Wall St Pizza (formerly Naples)

Swing by for a slice and a beer (or breakfast, served all day!) at this long-time favorite. Cost of lunch is not included in registration fee, so pay as you go.

90 Wall Street

Thursday, December 13, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Singles Happy Hour at Anchor

Mix and mingle with other singles at this pre- reception happy hour. Of course, non-singles are welcome too! Cash Bar; not included in reunion fee.

272 College St

Thursday, December 13, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Class of 1998 Welcome Cocktails

Join us under the Class Tent in Silliman for pre-dinner drinks, including a variety of wines and local Connecticut craft beers as well as a full bar.

Thursday, December 13, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Welcome Dinner

Savor all the flavors of a delicious barbeque dinner, with a menu that features Texas-style beef brisket (smoked tender all day in Yale Dining’s famous brisket truck), pulled pork, BBQ chicken, quinoa burgers, local Connecticut craft beers, fine wines and cocktails. Child-friendly fare available earlier, starting at 6:30 pm. 

Thursday, December 13, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Post-Dinner Reception

The festivities continue in Silliman Courtyard, with the bar open until 1 am. Catch up with friends old and new under the tent in a relaxed setting

Thursday, December 13, 9:30 PM - Friday, December 14, 1:00 AM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Class Conversation

A class discussion focused on developing an individual and collective solutions based response to the recent event at the Hall of Graduate Studies, as well as others across the country.  Classmates across several disciplines (Political, Employment, Law, & the Arts) will help us understand the role implicit bias and empathy play in improving response outcomes using their respective experiences as examples.  At the end of the discussion we encourage participants to share their learnings with their communities and provide us with their thoughts.


Thursday, December 13, 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Common Room
Get Up and Go!

Meet at the Silliman front gate to find a running partner, or pick up a running map at our reunion HQ. If making it to East Rock is just too much after last night’s events, feel free to stop for an egg & cheese sandwich!


Friday, December 14, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Class Lunch Under the Tent

Continue last night's conversations over a casual, family-friendly picnic under the tent featuring fried chicken, grass-fed beef and savory portobello burgers, hot dogs, picnic sides, local craft beers and a seasonal selection of wines.


Friday, December 14, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Making Sense of Today’s Political Times – Y98 Panel Discussion

Join classmates with a range of political experiences as we discuss current issues at both a national and a local grassroots level.  From the White House to national marches and movements, from political and media polarization to exciting new leaders emerging around the country, there are reasons for both alarm and optimism.  The panel will try to make sense of it all, and invite the audience to jump in and help.  Moderated by classmates Jaime Harrison and Jake Sullivan.


Friday, December 14, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street
Room: 201/Sudler
#METOO: Where Do We Go From Here? – Y98 Group Discussion

The explosion of the #MeToo movement and subsequent exposure of how widespread sexual assault and harassment is in our society has challenged many to rethink gender dynamics in the workplace, in dating and in general.  Join classmates for a seminar-style discussion of the underlying issues, possible paths forward and the roles we can each play to make spaces where everyone can thrive without fear.  Moderated by classmates Fiona (Goodwillie) Blank, Erika Fricke and Elizabeth Pontikes.


Friday, December 14, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street
Room: 201/Sudler

Bring budding bookworms and storytellers, aged 6-10, to a dynamic, interactive workshop with children's book author and classmate Nicole Caccavo Kear. Children will get a glimpse into the hilarious, big-hearted world of The Fix-It Friends and become equipped with the tools they need to craft their own stories.



Friday, December 14, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Payne Whitney Gym - 70 Tower Parkway
Room: 5th Floor Dance Studio
Class Cocktail Reception

Join us under the Class tent for pre-dinner drinks, including a variety of wines and local Connecticut craft beers as well as a full bar

Friday, December 14, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Class Dinner

Enjoy an elegant meal under the tent, highlighting Yale’s best global cuisine.  Buffet options include Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern selections, complemented by fine wines. Draft beers and full bar also available.  Awards and announcements will be presented by class officers and reunion chairs. Child-friendly fare available earlier, starting at 6:30 pm.


Friday, December 14, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Party Like it's 1998!

The marquee event of the weekend. From Pearl Jam to Jock Jams, the 1990s were the greatest decade in music since, well, the 70s. Join us as we comb through our mixtapes for those classic 90s anthems and forgotten deep cuts that defined our bright college years.


Friday, December 14, 9:30 PM - Saturday, December 15, 1:00 AM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Farewell Breakfast in the Courtyard

Enjoy one more meal with the class before heading home! Separate sign-up is required at the time of registration (is included in full reunion package).

Saturday, December 15, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Silliman College : Courtyard
Y98 Casual Dinner at Yorkside

After you drop your bags, join other early arrivals at the old go-to for slices, Greek salads, and all of the other favorites you remember. The cost of this dinner is not included in the registration fee, so pay as you go.

288 York Street

Saturday, December 15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM