1983 35th Reunion Schedule

1983 35th Reunion Headquarters Opens in Pierson College

Welcome to your Reunion Headquarters in Pierson College, 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. The entrance to Pierson College is the York Street gate next to 232 York Street.

Thursday, May 24, 1:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Room: HQ
Welcome Reception at BAR Pizza (254 Crown St.)

Join your classmates for a casual welcome reception at BAR Pizza for traditional New Haven-style thin crust brick oven pizza and BAR's own fresh microbrewed beer.  Complimentary pizza, salad and soft drinks. Cash bar. 

 BAR Pizza: 254 Crown Street, New Haven, CT 06511

 

 

Thursday, May 24, 6:30 PM - 8:30 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 from 9 pm to midnight.

Thursday, May 24, 9:00 PM - Friday, May 25, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York Street
Continental Breakfast

An assortment of baked goods, cheese and cured meat platter, whole fruit, farm fresh hard boiled eggs, assorted cereals, granola, yogurt, fair trade coffee, an assortment of teas, and fruit juices served under the tent in the Courtyard.

Friday, May 25, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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, May 25, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beer, Wine, Soda Lunchtime Bar Under the Tent
Friday, May 25, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Bistro Lunch Buffet

Join us under the tent for a buffet lunch featuring house-made porchetta on pizza bianca with Sicilian eggplant spread, roasted turkey cheddar on Focaccia, grass-fed roast beef on baguette, house-made tuna salad prepared with white tuna fish, hummus and roasted red pepper lavash, salads, sides and dessert.  

Friday, May 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Perspectives on Yale Today

Brief remarks by Kim Goff-Crews ’83, secretary and vice president for student life at Yale, and John Rogers ’84, former Berkeley Head of College and Professor of English, on their experiences and observations about the state of Yale today! There will be plenty of time for questions.

Friday, May 25, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
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, May 25, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
Full Open Bar
Friday, May 25, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Global Flavors Dinner Buffet

The buffet entrée stations will include: Far East Asian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern. 

Friday, May 25, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Afterglow in the Courtyard
Friday, May 25, 9:30 PM - Saturday, May 26, 12:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Breakfast Buffet Under the Tent

Our breakfast buffet will feature a hearty breakfast of croissants, muffins, tea breads, an assortment of cheese and cured meat platter, fresh whole fruit, cereal, hard boiled eggs, steel-cut oats, yogurt and granola. Along with coffee, tea and juices. 

Saturday, May 26, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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, May 26, 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, May 26, 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 opportunities available at Yale! There are two "course times," 9 am and 10:30 am. Learn or do something wonderful this morning!

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beer, Wine, Soda Lunchtime Bar Under the Tent
Saturday, May 26, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Picnic Lunch Buffet

Enjoy fried chicken, grass-finished hamburgers and cheeseburgers, local Italian sausage, savory portabella burgers, and a variety of salads and side dishes.   

Saturday, May 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Family Festival

The AYA invites you to our Family Festival at Payne Whitney Gym! Kids will love discovering our selection of inflatable attractions, including a climbing wall and giant slide, plus a photo booth, carnival games, safari animal rides, and more!  (Children must be accompanied by a parent.)

Saturday, May 26, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Payne Whitney Gym - 70 Tower Parkway
Entrepreneurship and Globalization: Perspectives on a Changing  World

Panelist:

Rob Glaser ’83: Partner at Accel Partners. Founder of RealNetworks.

Jeff Hoffman ’83:  Global entrepreneur, adviser, author. Founder of Priceline.com, uBid.com ColorJar.

Alix James '83: Founder and CEO of Nielsen-Kellerman, a US designer and manufacturer of rugged electronic instruments for measuring sports performance and weather and environmental conditions.

Jenny Ames Lazarre '83: Real estate entrepreneur.

Cheryl Packwood '83: Overseas Representative and Director of the Washington D.C. Office at The Government of Bermuda.

Mark Plotkin '83, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP: International attorney.

Saturday, May 26, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Media, Entertainment and Culture

 A broad-ranging discussion of the current state of the fields, including Q & A, featuring Bruce Cohen (Producer/Activist), Rhonda Garelick (Professor/Author), Joanne Lipman (Journalist/Editor/Author), Jennie Livingston (Filmmaker), and Lynn Novick (Director/Producer).

Saturday, May 26, 3:05 PM - 4:20 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
President's University Update

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

 

Saturday, May 26, 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 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, May 26, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Cocktails in the Courtyard

Join your classmates for cocktails under the tent.

Saturday, May 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Class of 1983 Traditional Class Dinner

The traditional class dinner served under the tent.  Buffet entrees to include: fresh chicken saltimbocca, boneless roasted leg of lamb, hard-shelled broiled Nova Scotia lobster tails, State Street pasta, and stuffed piquante peppers, a variety of sides and sweets.

Saturday, May 26, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Dance the Night Away

After dinner, dance the night away under the tent!

Saturday, May 26, 9:30 PM - Sunday, May 27, 1:00 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Farewell Breakfast Buffet

The Class of 1983's farewell breakfast buffet will feature a hearty breakfast of eggs benedict stratta and eggs Florentine strata, croissants, muffins, tea breads, fresh sliced fruit platter, cereal, hard boiled eggs, steel-cut oats, yogurt and granola.  Along with coffee, tea and juices. 

Sunday, May 27, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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, May 27, 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 Bo Karen Lee '93, and wonderful music and liturgy.

Bo Karen Lee is associate professor of spiritual theology and Christian formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned her BA in religious studies from Yale University, her MDiv from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and her ThM and PhD from Princeton Seminary. A recipient of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, she gave a series of international lectures that included the topic, “The Face of the Other: An Ethic of Delight.” Before joining Princeton faculty, she taught in the Theology Department at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, where she developed courses with a vibrant service-learning component for students to work at shelters for women recovering from drug addiction and sex trafficking. She now enjoys teaching classes on prayer for the Spirituality and Mission Program at Princeton Seminary, in addition to taking students on retreats and hosting meditative walks along nature trails.

Sunday, May 27, 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, May 27, 2:00 PM
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