1963 55th Reunion Schedule

1963 Reunion Headquarters Open

We welcome you to Branford College headquarters, where you may check in, obtain your campus housing keys, and catch up with friends. Yale Security will be present in reunion headquarters throughout each night. 

Thursday, May 31, 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
1963 Welcome & Introduction to the 55th Reunion

We will screen a portion of the 1960's Yale promotional film, To Be a Man.

Thursday, May 31, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
What '63 Thinks and Believes

A discussion of our Class Survey results, led by Jere Johnston.

Thursday, May 31, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
1963 Welcome Cocktails

Join your classmates for cocktails under the tent.

Thursday, May 31, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Global Flavors Buffet Dinner
Thursday, May 31, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

Our Whiffenpoofs will lead us in singing under the tent. The bar this evening is open until 11 pm.

Thursday, May 31, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
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
Continental Breakfast Buffet

During breakfast, beginning at 8 am, we hope you will participate in our "Table-top Conversations: An Opportunity to Connect with Classmates."

Friday, June 1, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
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
American Bistro Lunch Buffet
Friday, June 1, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Class of 1963 Discussion Groups I
Friday, June 1, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Class of 1963 Discussion Groups II
Friday, June 1, 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
1963 Organist Rehearsal
Friday, June 1, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
Room: Sanctuary
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
1963 Memorial Service
Friday, June 1, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
Room: Sanctuary
Cocktails

President Salovey and Marta Moret will visit the class at this time.

Friday, June 1, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
55th Reunion Class Dinner

We will have a business meeting, a presentation of class awards, and acknowledgement of the class gift.

Friday, June 1, 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

The bar this evening will close at 11:30.

Friday, June 1, 9:45 PM - Saturday, June 2, 11:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Continental Breakfast Buffet

During breakfast, beginning at 8 am,we hope you will participate in our "Table-top Conversations: An Opportunity to Connect with Classmates."

Saturday, June 2, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
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 HavenMeet 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
American Barbecue Lunch Buffet
Saturday, June 2, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Class of 1963 Discussion Groups III
Saturday, June 2, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
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
Saturday, June 2, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Local Favorites Dinner Buffet

Music for our dinner-dance will be provided by the Bales-Gitlin Band.

Saturday, June 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

The bar this evening will close at 11:30.

Saturday, June 2, 9:30 PM - Sunday, June 3, 11:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Room: Courtyard
Farewell Breakfast Buffet

A delicious breakfast featuring muffins, strudel, croissants, bagels, oatmeal, grits, waffles, eggs, French toast, potatoes, bacon, sausage, fruit, coffee, tea and juices.

Sunday, June 3, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Branford College - 74 High 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, 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, and wonderful music and liturgy.

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

Campus housing checkout. See you in 2023!

 

Sunday, June 3, 2:00 PM
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