Yale College Reunions

Celebrate, Commemorate and Participate

There is nothing quite like Reunion Weekends at Yale. They are a window in time, coupled with an experience all their own, a magical return that can only come from a trip to a place you once knew as home.  Have additional questions?  Contact us  203.432.2110.

We truly wish you an incredible weekend, creating new memories to accompany those unforgettable ones from years past. Welcome to Reunion Weekend. Welcome home.

 

Info Accordions

Yale College class reunions are held over two weekends, Thursday - Sunday.  They occur at the end of May/beginning of June.  For more information please email reunions@yale.edu 

New Haven is alive with an eclectic mix of dining, culture and shopping experiences. Savor the finest international cuisine at any of the City's award-winning restaurants. Enjoy shopping in our unique stores and boutiques. For more information visit the INFO New Haven storefront located at the corner of Chapel and College Streets.

YAA wishes to make reunions as accessible as possible to all. Because situations vary, we work closely with individuals to accommodate special needs for housing, transportations, meals, etc. Please contact YAA at (203) 432-2110 or reunions@yale.edu for assistance before registering.

Yes, but there are University policies we observe. Please view the policies and procedures on the Resource Office on Disabilities page.

Those arriving by air or train should go directly to reunion headquarters to check in and get final weekend information. Those arriving by car are encouraged to park first: Pierson-Sage Garage if staying on campus or visiting for the day; hotel parking if staying at a hotel. Then take the Reunion Shuttle to headquarters.

Your ultimate destination when you arrive in New Haven will be your class reunion headquarters. Please arrive at the gate serving as the college's main entrance. This gate will be marked by a large reunion banner; other college gates are usually locked. Main entrances are located as follows:

Branford: York St.
Davenport: York St.
Jonathan Edwards: High St.
Old Campus: College or High Sts.
Pierson: York St.
Silliman: College St.

If staying on campus or visiting for the day, YAA recommends parking in Yale's Pierson-Sage Garage and using the Reunion Shuttle to get around campus. Click here for directions to Pierson-Sage and a map of campus. Parking on the street is subject to meters, ticketing and towing; public lots and garages are usually not open 24 hours a day; and Yale lots have either limited or no access. For those at hotels, you may park at the hotel (for a nominal fee), and use the Reunion Shuttle to get to events.

Most reunion events are casual. For the Class Dinner, most classes suggest jacket and tie for men and comparable attire for women. Reunion meals are usually served outdoors under a tent and cannot be moved indoors regardless of weather, so please plan accordingly.

Yale cares deeply about the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. That is why the university is committed to supporting a tobacco-free campus. Leading the charge among its Ivy peers, the focus of Tobacco Free Yale is on improving the health and environment of our overall community. The goals of the Tobacco Free Yale Initiative are to: create a healthier university community, foster a campus culture in which tobacco users are supported in their quit attempts and become a model for developing a tobacco-free campus. On a tobacco-free campus, smoking cigarettes, including e-cigarettes, and the use of all tobacco products is prohibited in all areas including property leased or owned by the university. There are no designated smoking areas on a tobacco-free campus. Yale’s goal is for all cigarette urns to be phased out over the next year. However, during this transition phase and as our visitors adjust to our policy, a limited number of designated smoking areas will be placed at conference centers and be at least 25 feet away from doorways and air intakes. For more information on this important Yale initiative please visit Tobacco Free Yale 

During reunions, many favorite campus spots -- Payne Whitney Gym, Sterling Library, the Yale Art Gallery, The Yale Center for British Art, and the Peabody Museum -- will be open for your enjoyment. However, access to Berkeley, Ezra Stiles, Hopper, Morse, Saybrook and Trumbull will be limited to Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30 am. Tours of Franklin and Murray will be available on Saturday morning from 9 to 11:30. If you have questions about any other facility, please email reunions@yale.edu.

Though we will be prepared for a limited number of walk-in registrations, advance registration is strongly encouraged to hold your space at reunion, and to help your class leadership have a more accurate idea of how many meals and reunion souvenirs to order. Our ability to honor on-site special requests is very limited.

Reunion child care services are provided by Bright Horizons Family Solutions in the Payne Whitney Gym, including the new Lanman Center and renovated Lee Amphitheater. Camp Bulldog is open to children from four months of age through eighth grade. For more information, including which weekend Camp Bulldog is available, please visit our site.

Yes! Yale Reunions have long been considered a wonderful opportunity for Yale College alumni to introduce their families to their classmates and to Yale. Many events are informal, and you may choose to have your child attend with you.

Yes. With the exception of the Class Dinner, which may be a served sit-down meal, meals are informal and buffet-style, with selections appropriate for children and teens. If you have additional questions about children at reunions, please feel free to contact YAA at reunions@yale.edu or (203) 432-2110.

Our online registration system is designed to accept new reunion registrations only, so please use email or phone to notify us of changes. If you previously registered online and still have your confirmation email, you may reply to that email with a note regarding the changes you need to make. We will update your registration and send you a new confirmation within two weeks. (Changes received during the two weeks prior to reunions will be processed on an ongoing basis, usually within 3-4 business days.) If you registered by mail or fax, or no longer have your confirmation email, you may send your changes to the YAA at reunions@yale.edu or call our reunion hotline at (203) 432-2110. A new confirmation will be sent within two weeks.

Each class has set aside funds for classmates who may need financial aid. To request assistance, before you register please email (class liaison).

All registration fees are based on your time on campus. For complete information for reunion fees please visit the reunion website at alumni.yale.edu/reunions.