2013 5th Reunion Schedule

2013 Reunion Headquarters Opens

Reunion headquarters opens in Silliman. Campus rooms available. Headquarters will be open as follows:

Thursday: 1 pm - midnight

Friday: 7 am - midnight

Saturday: 7 am - midnight

Sunday: 7 am - 2 pm

There will be overnight security.

Thursday, May 31, 1:00 PM - Sunday, June 3, 2:00 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: HQ - Entry G Rm 11

Drop off your bags in Silliman and be sure not to miss the first event of reunion—start off the night at Rudy’s! We have reserved the entire back room and will be ordering many orders of some of those awesome appetizers that you have missed!

1227 Chapel Street


Thursday, May 31, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.

Thursday, May 31, 9:00 PM - Friday, June 1, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York Street

Join the early birds for a night out in Elm City—we will be celebrating at one of the trendiest bars in the city—116 Crown! We have pre-ordered a collection of hors d’oeuvres and will be offering some drink tickets on a first come, first served basis. It’s an evening you will not forget!

116 Crown Street


Thursday, May 31, 9:00 PM - Friday, June 1, 1:00 AM
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, June 1, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cycling Party @ SHiFT (Friday 9 am)

We have secured our private Cycling Party with fellow classmate and admissions officer John Yi. What better way to get back in shape and recover from the evening before than by sweating?  Shoes and towels provided. Group size is limited. Supplemental event cost of $13.13. http://shiftcycling.com/ 

199 Crown St.
New Haven, CT

Friday, June 1, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Trivia and Brunch @ Bar

Get ready for a trivia brunch with your fellow classmates—the winning team will receive a special prize that they will be able to cash in on during the weekend!  We will provide the finest New Haven (mashed potato, anyone?) pizza and beer specials as long as you bring your wits!
254 Crown Street


Friday, June 1, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
MIX101 (Social Science) : The History of Yale Cocktails @ 1:30 pm

Get ready to receive a BA (with distinction of course) in some of Yale’s most classic cocktails—a professional coach will be leading this hands on workshop.  Group size is limited. Supplemental event cost of $13.13. 

Friday, June 1, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Rosenfeld Hall - 111 Grove St.
Room: 101
MIX101 (Social Science) : The History of Yale Cocktails

Get ready to receive a BA (with distinction of course) in some of Yale’s most classic cocktails—a professional coach will be leading this hands on workshop.  Group size is limited. Supplemental event cost of $13.13. 

Friday, June 1, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Rosenfeld Hall - 111 Grove St.
Room: 101
What Makes the Human Mind Special? Insights From Nonhuman Animals


Friday, June 1, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall - 1 Prospect Street
Room: 114
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, June 1, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
The Happiest Hour

As more of our classmates arrive in Elm City Friday evening, come to the courtyard to catch up and enjoy complimentary beer and wine. You’ve been practicing your response to the “so what have you been up to?” question for weeks. You’re ready.


Friday, June 1, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Courtyard Cookout

Life without a meal plan is hard. Relive your years of dining hall bliss and enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet that will have you shamelessly going back for seconds.

Friday, June 1, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Silliman Late Night: Flashback Friday

Why change the venue when everyone you are here to see is already in one place? The evening will continue under the tent with great music and nostalgia, featuring highlights from the years 2000-2013! We will offer two specialty cocktails alongside the complimentary selection of beer and wine. Catch up with friends, post-up at the bar or even start the dance party.


Friday, June 1, 9:30 PM - Saturday, June 2, 1:00 AM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
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, June 2, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
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, June 2, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Rose Alumni House - 232 York St
Room: front desk
Morning at Yale

Here's your chance to enjoy again the extraordinary educational opportunities available at Yale! There are two "course times," 9 am and 10:30 am. Also available will be tours of the new colleges.

Saturday, June 2, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Courtyard Style Lunch

Roll out of your extra-long twin bed and get excited for a picnic style lunch! Think Spring Fling but better. Much better.

Saturday, June 2, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.

Following lunch we will be hosting a series of epic “Village Games” – relive the thrills of “Freshman Olympics” with friendly Sporty, Brainy and Alternative Events between residential colleges. We will also offer carnival refreshments and snacks including snow cones and fresh popcorn.

 (Assemble in courtyard if participating in Reunion Games at 1:30 sharp)


Saturday, June 2, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5 Years in 5 Minutes

Selected members of the class of 2013 will each speak for 5 minutes about their last 5 years. Our classmates are teachers and travelers, students and artists, public servants and entrepreneurs. Everyone has a story; come hear theirs.


Saturday, June 2, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Common Room
President's University Update

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


Saturday, June 2, 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. Whiffenpoof and Whim ’n Rhythm alumni groups will perform, and alumni from the Yale Glee Club will be led by its Director, Jeffrey Douma, and by Paul Machlin '68, Director of the Colby College Chorale for 38 years. Yale favorites from many generations will be on offer, concluding with a rousing rendition of “Bright College Years.” (Our "Singing Workshop" - a rehearsal for the Glee Club portion of the Celebration - will take place at 10:30 am Saturday morning as part of "Morning at Yale." All singers are welcome!)

Saturday, June 2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Cocktails & Conversation

During our college years, we might have called this event “Pre-gaming Dinner.” But we’re much more mature now. Get dressed up, grab a cocktail in the courtyard, and join us as we…well…pre-game dinner while calling it cocktail hour.

Saturday, June 2, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
5th Reunion Class Dinner

Join the Class of 2013 in the courtyard for an elegant sit-down dinner which will be served at 8pm. Suggested attire: Cocktail party chic/Semi-formal.


Saturday, June 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Reunion Soiree

This is the time to get classy—following dinner we will have a phenomenal “Reunion Bash” with an open bar with free-flowing cocktails, lots of dancing, great music and many surprises. Suggested attire: Cocktail party chic/Semi-formal.


Saturday, June 2, 9:30 PM - Sunday, June 3, 1:30 AM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Bagel Brunch

Bagel Brunch to end the weekend! Yes, there will be plenty of lox and cream cheese with the softest and most savory bagels.


Sunday, June 3, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Silliman College : Courtyard
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, June 3, 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 William Eddy '68, and wonderful music and liturgy.

After Yale, Bill Eddy helped to found “The 100 Worst Buildings in New York City.” In response to the immediate needs of tenants, the organization assisted thousands of families living in landlord-abandoned buildings to secure heat and hot water and other essential repairs. During this time, Bill was invited to train for the priesthood at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the result being a forty-year career serving in more than twenty-five parishes, “the tenements of faith.”

Sunday, June 3, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
Reunion Weekend Ends!

Campus housing checkout by 2 pm.  See you in 2023!

Sunday, June 3, 2:00 PM