1968 50th Reunion Schedule

1968 50th Reunion Authors Exhibit

Stop by the nave of Sterling Library to view a display of banners representing the printed works of our '68 authors, in an exhibit organized by Thurston Clarke. (Please note: Parking at Pierson Sage Garage does not open until noon on Thursday.)

Sterling Library Hours:
Thursday, 8:30 am - 9:45 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4;45 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4:45 pm
Closed Sunday

Thursday, May 31, 8:30 AM - 9:45 PM
Sterling Memorial Library - 120 High Street
Room: Nave & L&B
Yale '68 Golf Outing

Come visit the “The Course at Yale” and see how it has changed over the past 50 years. 9 am Shotgun start and scramble format to make it fun for all, regardless of ability. Spouses welcome. 18 reserved tee times – one for each college, plus any other groups that would like to participate. Contact organizer Jack Weir to sign up.

Thursday, May 31, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1968 Reunion Headquarters Open

We welcome you to Davenport 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.

Below is the current list of speakers and events for our 50th Reunion. Minor changes are always expected, so make sure to check back occasionally. Any questions or suggestions should be passed along to 50th Reunion Chair Bill Baker or Co-Chair Rick Sperry. Questions about registration should be directed to reunions@yale.edu.

Thursday, May 31, 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Vietnam Remembered - Personal Reflections on our Past

The Vietnam War governed the decisions most of us made upon graduation. Join classmates in this participatory group session in Quaker meeting format on how Vietnam affected our lives. Open mic, three minutes per person. No recording. Moderator: L.A. Times Vietnam War correspondent, Jacques Leslie

Thursday, May 31, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
Global Flavors Buffet Dinner
Thursday, May 31, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Davenport College - 248 York 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
Afterglow

After-dinner conversations with classmates in the courtyard, with music by a jazz trio.

Thursday, May 31, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Continental Breakfast Buffet
Friday, June 1, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
1968 50th Reunion Authors Exhibit

See description for Thursday.

Friday, June 1, 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sterling Memorial Library - 120 High Street
Room: Nave & L&B
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 Barbecue Lunch Buffet
Friday, June 1, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Retrospective on the Kingman Brewster Years

A presentation by Geoffrey Kabaservice ’88, author of The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment, followed by a conversation among Mr. Kabaservice, John Wilkinson ’63, former Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, 1964-1968, and Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, 1968-1974, and Strobe Talbott ‘68, who served as a member of the Yale Corporation from 1976-82 at Kingman Brewster’s special request.

Friday, June 1, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Woolsey Hall Presidents' Room - College and Grove Streets (2nd Floor)
Room: Presidents Room
A Conversation with a Special Guest

An interview and discussion hosted by Roland W. Betts.

Friday, June 1, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Room: Hall
Reception for Class Widows and their Families
Friday, June 1, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
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
Class of 1968 Memorial Service

Make sure to attend this moving service and tribute with a special video memorial to the classmates we have lost.

Friday, June 1, 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
50th Reunion Cocktails on the Old Campus
Friday, June 1, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Room: Courtyard
50th Reunion Class Dinner on the Old Campus

President Salovey will join us for cocktails and dinner.

Friday, June 1, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Old Campus : Courtyard
Afterglow

Return to our reunion headquarters for more conversation and libations.

Friday, June 1, 9:00 PM - Saturday, June 2, 12:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Continental Breakfast Buffet
Saturday, June 2, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York 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 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
1968 50th Reunion Authors Exhibit

See description for Thursday.

Saturday, June 2, 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sterling Memorial Library - 120 High Street
Room: Nave & L&B
American Picnic Lunch Buffet

Yale Daily News friends and alumni are invited to gather during lunch. Look for the tables near the dance floor.

Saturday, June 2, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Yale Students 50 Years Later

A distinguished panel explores issues involving students today and how universities are handling them, including the issue of free speech. Moderator: Jack M. Weiss '68 (Former Dean of LSU Law School and First Amendment Scholar). Panelists: Richard H. Brodhead '68 (Former Dean of Yale College and former President of Duke University), Dean Marvin M. Chun (Dean of Yale College), Penelope Laurans (former Head of Jonathan Edwards College, and Lauren Noble ’11 (Founder and Executive Director of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale).

Saturday, June 2, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
Yale '68 Classmate Showcase

An eclectic and entertaining mix of short presentations by classmates on topics they are most passionate about – lifelong endeavors in film, music, the visual arts, great causes, late-in-life pursuits…and just for fun. Moderator: Reunion Co-Chair Rick Sperry

Saturday, June 2, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
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 in Davenport
Saturday, June 2, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Local Favorites Dinner Buffet
Saturday, June 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Afterglow

Dancing to the music of our era provided by the Bales-Gitlin Band.

Saturday, June 2, 9:30 PM - Sunday, June 3, 12:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York 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 - 9:30 AM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: 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. See you in 2023!

 

Sunday, June 3, 2:00 PM
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