1992 25th Reunion Schedule

1992 25th Reunion Headquarters Opens on Old Campus

Welcome back Class of 1992! In this program you will find a schedule for our class activities; a list of activities sponsored by the AYA, including faculty lectures, tours, “Morning at Yale,” and cultural house receptions; and a list of gatherings and events sponsored by others around campus, including receptions, tours, exhibits, and religious services

25th Reunion headquarters in Dwight Hall will be open as follows:

Thursday: 1 pm - midnight
Friday & Saturday: 7 am - midnight
Sunday: 8 am - 2 pm

Dwight Hall : Common Room
25TH Reunion Kickoff at Naples

OK, it's called Wall Street Pizza now, but where could be better to kick things off Thursday night? Please join friends and classmates to have a slice or two and see if any of your old favorite songs are still on the jukebox. Pizza, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Wall Street Pizza, 90 Wall Street 

Thursday, May 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 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! Complimentary food, impromptu singing and camaraderie from 9 pm to midnight.

Thursday, May 25, 9:00 PM - Friday, May 26, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York 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, May 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
American Bistro - Lunch on Old Campus

Meet up with friends and classmates at the our first official Class of 1992 25th Reunion meal. 
Under the tent on Old Campus.

Friday, May 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Lux et Artifacts

In the last 25 years, many classmates have produced stunning creative endeavors. Starting Friday afternoon, we will have a digital slide show of creative contributions from our class in Dwight Hall. Come spend some time enjoying the work our classmates have shared. 

Friday, May 26, 1:30 PM - Sunday, May 28, 1:00 PM
Dwight Hall - 67 High Street
Room: Common Room
Campus Discourse: The State of Free Speech

Debates about campus discourse have roiled colleges and universities across the nation, including Yale and many others. How can schools foster civil discourse and create campus communities that welcome divergent views and facilitate dissent? How can schools ensure that students expose themselves to a broad array of perspectives to enhance their understanding of the complex issues of today's world? How are those priorities balanced against the desire to guard against hate speech and other forms of bigotry?

Moderated by Naunihal Singh, Assistant Professor at Air War College

Panelists:
Mary-Rose Papandrea, Professor of Law at UNC-Chapel Hill
Chris Rabb, State Representative, Pennsylvania General Assembly
Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law at Georgetown University

Friday, May 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall : 114
Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Each year brings new technology, new social media platforms, and new complexities to raising children. How can parents help children learn to use technology wisely, while guarding against some of the problems and pitfalls that technology use can bring? How can parents manage the ever-increasing role of social media in the lives of younger and younger children, while maintaining healthy limits and protections? And how can parents balance tweens' and teens' desire for privacy with their own desire to monitor and protect?

Moderated by Adam Moore, Parent of 4 and Executive Director at Sheriff's Meadow Foundation

Panelists:
Deborah Banner, PhD -- middle and high school English teacher
Lisa Damour, PhD -- psychologist and author
Olutoyin Fayemi, MD -- pediatrician

Friday, May 26, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall : 114
Singles Meet Up

The Classes of 2002, 1997, 1992 & 1987 invite you to join this pre-happy hour, happy hour. With lots of family-friendly activities across the weekend, the Class of ’97 figured a singles-oriented event would be a nice addition. We were only too happy to accept their invitation to join. And of course, everyone is welcome! Cash bar, not included in reunion fee.

The Anchor Spa
272 College Street

Friday, May 26, 4:00 PM - 6:00 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, May 26, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
Pre-Dinner Cocktail Hour

Join classmates for time to catch-up and reconnect. Open bar available under our reunion tent.

Friday, May 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Global Flavors Dinner Buffet

This buffet offers a wide range of choices to please a variety of tastes.  Yale Dining, with its emphasis on fresh and sustainable menu choices, has come a long way since our days as undergrads.  Join us for a delicious dinner to fuel you up for late night fun. 

Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Party Under the Tent on Old Campus

Relax and reminisce or dance the night away or do some of both.  We’ll have music, plenty of beverages and maybe some late night snacks. 

Bar closes at 1 am.

Friday, May 26, 9:30 PM - Saturday, May 27, 1:00 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Guided Meditation

Classmate Peter Giblin invites you on a remarkable and surprising journey of self-discovery into your own subconscious and unconscious, the source of most of our patterns and behaviors. Using ancient wisdom with proven techniques, you will be able to balance the masculine and feminine aspects of yourself, transform limiting self beliefs and negative conditioning, and seed the archetypal qualities we all need to reach our optimal potential.

Saturday, May 27, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Dwight Hall - 67 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, May 27, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Breakfast Buffet

Delicious baked goods, eggs, fresh fruit and plenty of coffee and tea to get your day started.

Saturday, May 27, 7:30 AM - 9:30 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, May 27, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
BBQ Lunch on Old Campus

Come join your classmates for a delicious BBQ, including Pulled Pork, flank steak, Quinoa Burgers, salads and a Baja Bar with fresh salsas and guacamole.

Saturday, May 27, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
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 27, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Payne Whitney Gym - 70 Tower Parkway
America's Role in Today's Geopolitical Landscape: A Conversation with Samantha Power and Jim Sciutto

In the 25 years since our graduation, Samantha Power has had a unique view of some of the world's most pressing challenges. First, as a journalist and academic, she was a witness to genocide in the former Yugoslavia, chronicling its awful history in her Pulitzer Prize winning book, "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide." Later, she would become a champion of human rights, as President Obama's Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, and then US Ambassador to the United Nations. In those positions, she was central to decision-making on US intervention in Libya and the US response to the Arab Spring. In this discussion, led by CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto, Samantha will share her personal experiences of the principal foreign policy challenges of the last decade, including how her time at Yale prepared her for it all. We'll also ask her expert view of the myriad challenges facing the US today, in a time that many describe as the most dangerous and unpredictable as any since World War II.

Saturday, May 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sterling Law Building : Levinson Auditorium
Yale Story Hour: Personal Narratives from the Class of 1992

Join us to hear short reflections from classmates on pivotal moments, amusing developments and unexpected turns in their lives.

Facilitated by Nisha Desai, Programming Co-Chair, TD ‘92

Saturday, May 27, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Sterling Law Building : Levinson Auditorium
President's University Update

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

 

Saturday, May 27, 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, May 27, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Cocktails on Beinecke Plaza

Join us on beautiful Beinecke plaza for drinks.  
Rain location under the tent on Old Campus.

Saturday, May 27, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Beinecke Plaza - Wall Street
25th Reunion Class Dinner

Our class has the opportunity for a memorable dinner in Commons before the university undertakes major renovations of the Schwarzman Center. Come enjoy a delicious dinner while savoring the memories of many happy times spent with classmates in Commons. Please note that in our pre-reunion survey, classmates voted for the option of casual attire for our Class Dinner, so come as you are–casual is fine, more dressed up is fine too if that's your preference.

Saturday, May 27, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Schwarzman Center : University Commons
Party Under the Tent on Old Campus

Undoubtedly the highlight of our reunion: classmates Marco Davis, Michael Hecht and Rich Lyn-Cook will be our DJs for the night and have assembled a fantastic playlist of your favorite songs (and maybe a few you would like to forget). Music, dancing and open bar till 1 am.

Saturday, May 27, 9:00 PM - Sunday, May 28, 1:00 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Coffee Service on Old Campus

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

Sunday, May 28, 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, May 28, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Schwarzman Center : University Commons
Class of 1992 Memorial Service

Please join us for a non-denominational service remembering our deceased classmates.

Sunday, May 28, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street
Room: 102
Residential College Open Houses

Sunday morning is your opportunity to visit your old stomping grounds during open houses at all twelve residential colleges. Current students from each college will be on hand to talk to you about residential college life at Yale today. Access will be limited to the courtyard, but there will still be plenty to see and talk about!

Sunday, May 28, 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 Dr. Raquel St. Clair Lettsome '92, and wonderful music and liturgy. Rev. Lettsome is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  For 16 years, she served as the first female Executive Minister of the historic 4000 member St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Newark, NJ.  She is currently an Associate Minister at Union A.M.E. Church in Warwick, NY.  Her preaching distinctions include the 2011 Distinguished Preachers Series at Riverside Church, NY, the 2011 George A. Crawley Women in Ministry Preacher at the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference, a conference preacher for the 2012 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, and a conference preacher for the 2017 Festival of Homiletics.  Dr. Lettsome holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Yale University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and she is the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary (2005).  Dr. Lettsome is the wife of the Rev. Lydell C. Lettsome, M.D. and mother of Tiffany Simone and Luke Charles. 

Sunday, May 28, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
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