1977 40th Reunion Schedule

40th Reunion Headquarters Open for Registration

Campus rooms available.

Thursday, June 1, 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
#WordsMatter Panel Discussion - Limited to 50 participants

Classmates who have written and published will run a writer’s symposium for participants who are interested in pursuing a writing career or avocation.  Space limited to the first 50 registrants.  Once this session is full, your name will be placed on the waitlist, and you will be notified via email if a space becomes available.  Moderators:  Jenny Allen and Jon Levi.

Register for this session when you register for the 40th Reunion!

Thursday, June 1, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
#WordsMatter Breakout Sessions - Space is limited

Small break-out sessions on the following topics: Poetry, Fiction/Playwriting, Non-Fiction, and Journalism/Social Media.Space is limited and once sessions are full your name will be placed on the waitlist. You will be notified via email if a space becomes available. 

Select a specific session and register when you register for the 40th Reunion!

Thursday, June 1, 3:00 PM - 4:00 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! 

Thursday, June 1, 9:00 PM - Friday, June 2, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York Street
Yale’s Complete Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast buffet under the tent in the Courtyard will provide a hearty breakfast of croissants, muffins, tea breads, fresh fruit, cereal, hard boiled eggs, steel-cut oats, yogurt and granola, along with coffee, tea and juices. 

Friday, June 2, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Branford College - 74 High 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, June 2, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
American Bistro Buffet Lunch

Join us under the tent in the Branford courtyard for a buffet lunch featuring house-made porchetta on pizza Bianca with Sicilian eggplant spread, roasted turkey cheddar on Focaccia, bistro flank steak on artisan baguette, house-made tuna salad prepared with white tuna fish, hummus and roasted red pepper lavash, salads, sides and dessert.  

Friday, June 2, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Class Panels

Class Panels

Two of the following three topics will be addressed on Friday afternoon in the 2 pm and 3:15 pm timeslots.

Get Ready for the Future: 6 Big Tech Changes in 6 Minutes

We have seen unprecedented change—but we are being told, we ain’t seen nothing yet.  More is coming, and our classmates will help provide a window on how new technologies and big data will continue to dramatically alter the way we live. Each speaker will have six minutes to discuss a major Big Tech Change already here or coming soon that will disrupt our lives.  Topics will include: Artificial Intelligence, bio-technology, patient care, entertainment, energy, education, among others.  Current Panelists:  Larry Birnbaum, Chris McLeod, Katie Walsh, Onaje (Michael) Jackson, Polly Draper, Scot Osterweil

The Future is Now; Go For It
Whether you are continuing with your career, reinventing yourself in a new career, giving back, exploring a new passion, or perhaps going back to school, this panel of peers will share their experiences tapping into their expertise to redefine a future with impact. 

Wellness
How do we ensure that our much longer lives will be healthy and productive? What are the latest scientific breakthroughs that can help us keep our minds sharp and bodies fit and healthy?  Moderator:  Mindy Beck

Friday, June 2, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
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 2, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
Cocktails in the Courtyard
Friday, June 2, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Global Flavors Buffet Dinner in the Courtyard

The buffet will be served under the tent in the Branford courtyard. Entrée choices will include:  Buffet entrees to include quinoa-black olive cakes, steamed pork and shrimp dim sum, tamari roasted baby back ribs, shrimp with mango and yuzu wasabi sauce, a penne pasta bar with a choice of several sauces, and Lebanese chicken with toum.  

Friday, June 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Afterglow in the Courtyard

Relax, talk, and enjoy dessert.

Friday, June 2, 9:30 PM - Saturday, June 3, 12:30 AM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Class of 1977 Cabaret at the University Theater

Join us for a revue of our classmates’ talents in music and comedy. Enjoy performances by Robert Lamothe’s Blues Band, Laura Teller, Oscar Hills, East River Consort, Nat Adderley Jr., and others. 

Friday, June 2, 9:30 PM - Saturday, June 3, 11:30 AM
University Theater - 222 York Street
Yale’s Complete Breakfast Buffet in the Courtyard

Breakfast buffet under the tent in the Courtyard will provide a hearty breakfast of croissants, muffins, tea breads, fresh fruit, cereal, hard boiled eggs, steel-cut oats, yogurt and granola. Along with coffee, tea and juices. 

Saturday, June 3, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Branford College - 74 High Street
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 3, 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, June 3, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
American Picnic Buffet Lunch in the Courtyard

Enjoy the American Picnic Buffet with fried chicken, grass-finished hamburgers and cheeseburgers, local Italian sausage, black bean burgers and a variety of salads and side dishes all served under the tent in the Branford Courtyard.   

Saturday, June 3, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
President's University Update

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

 

Saturday, June 3, 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, conducted by Glee Club alumna Stephanie Tubiolo '14. MMus '16, 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, June 3, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Cocktails in the Courtyard
Saturday, June 3, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
1977 40th Reunion Class Dinner

The traditional class dinner served under the tent. Buffet entrees to State Street pasta, hard shelled broiled Nova Scotia lobster tails, sautéed tilapia, Texas-style beef brisket and stuffed piquante peppers (vegan). There will be brief speeches, awards, and a performance by our own Whiffenpoofs.

 

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Bales-Gitlin Dance Band

After dinner, enjoy dancing to tunes of our generation performed by the Bales-Gitlin Band. Bar closes at 12:30 am.

 

Saturday, June 3, 9:30 PM - Sunday, June 4, 12:30 AM
Branford College - 74 High Street
Coffee Service

Grab a quick cup of coffee or tea before going on to Commons for breakfast.

Sunday, June 4, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
AYA Farewell Breakfast at University Commons in Schwarzman Center

Enjoy memories of Commons and a final gathering with friends at this delicious breakfast for all classes, featuring muffins, coffee cake, bagels, oatmeal, grits, Belgian waffles, eggs, French toast, potatoes, bacon, sausage, fruit, coffee, tea and juices. We promise you won't go home hungry!

Sunday, June 4, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Schwarzman Center : University Commons
University Church Worship

Join Yale’s ecumenical Christian community for Sunday worship, which will include an alumni preacher from one of the reunion classes, prayers for alumni who have died, and wonderful music and liturgy.  Battell Chapel Choir and Student Deacon alumni especially invited.

Sunday, June 4, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
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