1993 25th Reunion Schedule

Thursday, May 24th
1993 25th Reunion Headquarters Opens on Old Campus

Welcome back Class of 1993! 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
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
Friday, May 25th
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
WE ARE: EXPLORING- 9:00 a.m. - Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Reacquaint yourselves with the Yale campus and lore by participating in our Y93 Scavenger Hunt. Discover old haunts and learn about all the new experiences on campus. This is a great way to share Yale with your loved ones and win fantastic prizes. Available all weekend.

WE ARE: ESCAPING - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. – noon
Have you ever wanted to experience the escape room craze? If so, Reunion Weekend is your chance. We have commissioned a Y93 escape room that will test your Yale wits and your life-long resolve to get out. The Y93 Escape Room will be “open” all weekend. Special thanks to Chris Angel, Tom Chiu, David Stein, Anna Liza Bella, Wendy Maldonado, and Miko McGinty for creating this experience.


Gather under the tent on Old Campus to kick off reunion weekend. Eat, drink and be reunited with your fellow Y93-ers. Let the reminiscing and celebrating begin.

Friday, May 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
WE ARE: CREATING - Friday, 1:30 p.m. - Sunday, 1:00 p.m

Showcase your painting, sculpting, knitting, writing, filming, break-dancing, découpaging creativity by making a new work that interprets the WE ARE: reunion theme. The WE ARE: CREATING salon will be open all weekend, but make sure to attend the opening on Friday, May 25th from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. to hear professionals and hobbyists alike present the work they created for Reunion Weekend and tell of the projects they’ve developed over the years. Elana Bober (elanabober@yahoo.com) and Paul Spadone (paulspadone@yahoo.com) will be curators and hosts.

Dwight Hall - 67 High Street
Room: Chapel


WE ARE: COLLECTING - Friday 2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

Join Ravi Goel (TD) for his presentation of 40 items from his collection of Yale-related historical documents. Learn about how he started the collection and experience Yale history from the early 1700s to present day. 

Sterling Memorial Library - 120 High Street
Room: Gates Classroom B150

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

WE ARE: "OMG, SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU!!" - 6:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Tip a glass and get ready for a rollicking time seeing old friends and celebrating each other. Make those open bar mocktails and cocktails open bar your friends, but pace yourselves ‘cuz we’ve got a lot to cover this weekend!

Cocktails - 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Y’all! Let’s get our drink on!

Dinner - 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Y’all! Let’s get our grub on!

More cocktails - 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Y’all! Now, let’s get our party on!

Friday, May 25, 6:30 PM - Saturday, May 26, 1:00 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Saturday, May 26th
WE ARE: RUNNING - 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Mike Lee will put the fun in run and set all you joggers, sprinters and brisk walkers on a course down memory lane, around campus and through your hangovers.

WE ARE: OHM-ING - 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Join all reunion classes on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. for a yoga practice led by our very own Anna Beth Martin Rousakis. The practice is open to all levels. Let downward dog be your hair of the dog. 

WE ARE: ESCAPING - Saturday 9:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m

Continental Breakfast Buffet

All sorts of breakfast goodness to get your day started.

Under the tent on Old Campus

Saturday, May 26, 7:30 AM - 9:30 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

Let’s relive our “soup, sandwich and salad days.” Bring the kids as we will have a range of activities for them.

Saturday, May 26, 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 26, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Payne Whitney Gym - 70 Tower Parkway
WE ARE: PIVOTING - 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Once a corporate raider, now a social crusader? Did you move out on him to move in with her? What about that great American novel that became that sterling international practice? Were you a “one and done” parent and now fostering three children? If you’ve made a major change in your life, we want to hear your story. This Moth-inspired session will give you the mic and audience to tell your story of taking a sharp right (or left) life turn! Adam Pechter will be your emcee and will provide you all of the details for WE ARE: PIVOTING, once you’re in touch with him.
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street
Room: Levinson Auditorium

WE ARE: TAKING A STAND - 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
There’s not been a time that has called so robustly for us to get engaged with our social institutions. Politicians, religious leaders, journalists, economists, philanthropists and social activists join Paul Beban for a round robin, round table discussion of the state-of-affairs in the world today. Let Paul know directly of your interest in participating.
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street
Room: Levinson Auditorium

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

WE ARE: CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 1993 - 6:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
This is the main event, everyone! Let’s remember our time at Yale and, more importantly, celebrate all that is yet to come, because, we are limitless in our talents and foibles, idiosyncrasies and interests, friendships and fumbles! So, we are going to drink and dine and dance until the wee hours.

Cocktails under the Tent - 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Let’s raise a glass to Yale, Yale ’93 and each other.    

Dinner under the “night sky!” - 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
Let’s dine at Yale like we’ve never dined before.

Dancing ‘til dawn. (But since we are nearly 50, let’s call it at one.) - 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Let’s party like it is 1993!

Saturday, May 26, 6:30 PM - Sunday, May 27, 1:00 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Sunday, May 27th
Sunday, May 27, 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Farewell Breakfast
Sunday, May 27, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
WE ARE: RECOVERING - 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Join Siphiwe Baleka for his acclaimed 4-minute workout that will get us back on track after our rollicking weekend and on a path to a healthier next 25 years! 

WE ARE: ESCAPING - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. – noon

WE ARE: REMEMBERING - 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Let’s together honor our fellow classmates who have taken their leave of their friends, family and the Class of ’93. 

WE ARE: WANDERING - 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday morning is a great time for you to revisit your old haunts, secret and senior societies, extra-curricular homes-away-from-homes, fave pizza joints, hidden carrels and/or to simply enjoy Yale and New Haven for a few hours before you head off to take on the next 5 years! Before you know it, we will all be back together again! 

WE ARE: DONE! - 2 p.m.
Reunion Weekend Ends.
Campus housing checkout.


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