2003 15th Reunion Schedule

2003 Reunion Headquarters Opens

Yale's hottest reunion headquarters opens in Davenport.  When the lights go down Friday it has everything for a weekend of parties.  It's better than Naples Pizza and the pitchers are free!  Stop by to check-in, say hello, ask questions and let us help solve any problems you may have while here for the weekend.  Campus rooms are available.    Headquarters is open as follows:

Thursday: 1 pm - midnight

Friday: 7 am - midnight

Saturday: 7 am - midnight

Sunday: 7 am - 2 pm

Thursday, May 24, 1:00 PM - Sunday, May 27, 2:00 PM
Relax and Reconnect

Before heading over to the all-alumni party at Mory's, ease into Reunion weekend with the Class of '03 by catching up with friends and making new connections at an informal dinner at Rudy's. (*This is a pay-your-own way event.)
Rudy’s, 1227 Chapel Street (corner of Chapel & Howe)

Thursday, May 24, 6:30 PM - 9:30 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
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
Singles Happy Hour at Anchor

Mix and mingle with other singles at this pre- reception happy hour. Of course, non-singles are welcome too! Cash Bar; not included in reunion fee.

272 College St

Friday, May 25, 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 25, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
An evening with Eldred Colonel Marshall IV

Join us in the Davenport Common Room  for a piano recital by our friend and classmate Eldred Marshall, who will be performing Bach's Goldberg Variations

Friday, May 25, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Common Room
Happy Hour

Re-connect with '03 friends at a pre-dinner happy hour under the tent in the Davenport Courtyard.

Friday, May 25, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
'03 Casual Dinner

Enjoy an American Barbeque including classics like pulled pork and brisket, gourmet slaw and salad, as well as sweet potato and quinoa burger.  Taste the notable changes to Yale Dining - no need to settle for cereal (again) tonight!

Friday, May 25, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Mix and Mingle After Dinner

Remember how you hung around common areas after dinner rather than study?  After dinner, stay, kick back Rudy's style, chat with friends, mourn the Doodle, and forget your cares. 

Friday, May 25, 9:30 PM - Saturday, May 26, 1:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
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 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
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
Picnic Lunch

Come back to the tent to enjoy classic fare as well as portabella burgers and delicious salads. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will flow until 1:30 pm. 

Saturday, May 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
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
Perspectives on Careers in Finance

Members of the Class of 2003 engaged in financial careers discuss recent trends in markets, regulation, and employment

Saturday, May 26, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street
Room: Auditorium
Working in the Arts in a Changing Landscape

What does it take to make a life—and a living—in show business? And how have recent upheavals in Washington, Hollywood, and beyond changed the industry? Join Ran Aubrey Frazier, Shira Milikowsky, Brooke Lyons Osswald, and Colette Robert for a conversation moderated by arts journalist Michael Schulman.

 

Saturday, May 26, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Common Room
In conversation with Dr. Alan Kazdin

A brief lecture and conversation with Dr. Alan Kazdin on child-rearing and discipline.

In advance of this session, you can take a private version of his award-winning online course Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing. For more information on the course, please visit  https://ctl.yale.edu/Parenting.  To enroll, please email Yaleonlineed@gmail.com with your name, graduating year, and preferred email address!

Saturday, May 26, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street
Room: Auditorium
NICOLE CACCAVO KEAR ’98, AUTHOR OF THE FIX-IT FRIENDS AND NOW I SEE YOU

Bring budding bookworms and storytellers, aged 6-10, to a dynamic, interactive workshop with children's book author and classmate Nicole Caccavo Kear. Children will get a glimpse into the hilarious, big-hearted world of The Fix-It Friends and become equipped with the tools they need to craft their own stories.


 

 

Saturday, May 26, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Payne Whitney Gym - 70 Tower Parkway
Room: 5th Floor Dance Studio
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
Saturday Night Cocktail Hour

Catch up with friends and make them jealous about the events you “shopped” throughout the day.  Come dapper or come casual - just be prepared to enjoy a special evening with friends. 

Saturday, May 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
The '03 Class Dinner

We hope you've worked up an appetite, because our Class Saturday Night Dinner will be a global feast with a full open bar and three stations featuring cuisine from the Mediterranean, the Near East, and Asia.  No need for Mamoun's or the Thai Taste cart!  Connect with your college roomies, your best pals, or mix it up.

Saturday, May 26, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
TJ Tuckers Meets Toad's

"Tonight [we're] going to party like it's 1999…" Roll back the clock to pre-Y2K nights of Screw Your Roommate and Exotic Erotic to party all night.  Open bar, DJ, and - of course - the best dance companions around!

Saturday, May 26, 9:30 PM - Sunday, May 27, 1:00 AM
Davenport College - 248 York Street
Room: Courtyard
Farewell Breakfast

 

Enjoy  a final gathering with friends at this delicious breakfast!

Sunday, May 27, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Davenport College : 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
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