1972 45th Reunion Schedule

45th Reunion Headquarters Open for Registration

Campus rooms available.

Thursday, June 1, 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Sam Chauncey: The New Yale: Co-Education and All That

A talk presented by Henry (Sam) Chauncey, Jr. ’57, Former Secretary of Yale University, followed by Q&A.
 

Thursday, June 1, 1:30 PM - Friday, June 2, 2:45 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
Aging Well

Let's talk about retirement, new careers, giving-back, wellness and productive and satisfying lives.

Thursday, June 1, 3:00 PM - Friday, June 2, 4:15 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
Welcome Cocktails in the Courtyard
Thursday, June 1, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Room: Courtyard
Local Favorites Buffet Dinner in the Courtyard

The buffet will be served under the tent in the Courtyard. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. 
 

Thursday, June 1, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Afterglow

Relax, talk, and enjoy time with your classmates. Bar open until 11 pm.

Thursday, June 1, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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
Complete Breakfast Buffet

Hearty breakfast buffet under the tent. 

Friday, June 2, 7:00 AM - 9:00 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, June 2, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beer, Wine, Soda Lunchtime Bar - Under Tent
Friday, June 2, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Bistro Lunch Buffet

Join us under the tent for a buffet lunch. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. 

Friday, June 2, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Beyond the Reunion

Meeting with the Class Officers: an open discussion about staying in touch and getting together between now and our next reunions. Includes possible cluster reunions, class events in other cities, the class website, and more.
 

Friday, June 2, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Have we changed? Our Class 45 Years Later

Join us for a look at our class survey results – shock, awe, wonder & laughter.

Friday, June 2, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
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
Class of 1972 Memorial Service

Join your classmates at St. Thomas More for an ecumenical service to remember those who have passed since our last reunion.

Friday, June 2, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. Thomas More - 268 Park St.
Cocktails in the Courtyard
Friday, June 2, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
"Global Flavors" Buffet Dinner in the Courtyard

Served under the tent in the Courtyard. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. Light jazz will be provided by Ken Barrish and his quartet. 

Friday, June 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Class of 1972 Cabaret

Join us for a 90-minute revue of our classmates’ talents in music, poetry, comedy, etc.

Friday, June 2, 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Afterglow
Friday, June 2, 9:30 PM - Saturday, June 3, 12:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Complete Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast buffet under the tent in the Courtyard. 

Saturday, June 3, 7:00 AM - 9:00 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, 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
Beer Wine Soda Lunchtime Bar - Under the Tent
Saturday, June 3, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Picnic Buffet

Vegan and vegetarian options will be available.

Saturday, June 3, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Health Care for Boomers Post Obama

Take a deep dive into the healthcare landscape.

Saturday, June 3, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Political Landscape Today

Join a conversation about the new political order.

Saturday, June 3, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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
Class of 1972 Women's Reception
Saturday, June 3, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktails in the Courtyard
Saturday, June 3, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
1972 45th Class Dinner

The Class of 1972’s traditional class dinner served under the tent. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. 

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Afterglow

Dancing to the music of the Bales-Gitlin Band.

Saturday, June 3, 9:30 PM - Sunday, June 4, 12:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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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