1953 - 65th 1953 - 65th Reunion (May 24-27, 2018)


Dear Classmates and Friends,

This letter is a welcome and an expression of hope that you will, each and every one, return for our 65th reunion, May 24-27, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend).

If it has been a while since you returned to this campus, you will be surprised and thankful for the continuing regeneration of our alma mater: a regeneration of its buildings, its academic offerings and most important the student body.  While age may have bowed us a bit and time has claimed a number of our members, Yale cherishes its alumni and we will have an opportunity to revel in that, as well as reaching out to friends and classmates.

With this letter we are asking you to let us and the Association of Yale Alumni know whether you plan to attend our 65th. (Some of you may have recently responded to our survey, which contained a question about attendance, but we ask you to respond “officially” this time so that we can plan.) You may indicate your intentions by clicking the "Pre-Register Now!" link on this page.

During the weekend we will enjoy cocktails and meals in the Jonathan Edwards Common Room and Dining Hall. On Friday and Saturday mornings the AYA will present a series of lectures and tours for your enjoyment, and in the afternoons we will have our own 65th class program.

To assist with in planning your trip to New Haven you will find useful information on this website including links to local area hotels and information about campus housing, which you will sign up for when you register for the reunion next spring. Please be sure to revisit www.aya.yale.edu/reunions for updates regarding our 1953 class program, faculty lectures, the President’s University update, all-class events, and the wide variety of campus gatherings and cultural house receptions held throughout the weekend.

Several classmates have expressed concern about getting around because of specific mobility issues.  When reunion registration opens in March one of the things you will tell the AYA about is your needs. The AYA is committed to working with you to provide the best reunion experience possible.

The final question, of course, is what will be the cost. We will pay a considerable portion from our class treasury, and we will keep you in the loop as to our progress on these and the other issues. At any rate, financial aid will be available on a confidential basis, as always. Our dear friends – widows and partners of deceased classmates – will as always be welcome as guests of the class.

Stay in touch and plan on being here in May. If you have ideas for our 65th class program, please contact me. For reunion-specific questions please contact the AYA at (203) 432-2110 (weekdays, 8:30 am – 5 pm EST) or email reunions@yale.edu.

On behalf all those recruiting “Yale’s Greatest Class,” in order that we may live up to our name.
Richard E. Ya Deau
(203) 288-8802