1973 - 45th Reunion (May 31 - June 3, 2018)

 

Dear Classmate,

Our 45th Reunion—May 31 - June 3, 2018, in Timothy Dwight College—will be here before you know it.  There are already well over 100 pre-registrations on the website. So if you haven’t already done so, click here to register now and start making plans to attend! 

As we said in an earlier communication, think of this reunion as a “Come As You Are” party. That’s what mattered back then, when we all arrived with different backgrounds and circumstances. And that’s what matters now.

The reunion is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the people who made you laugh when you felt like crying. It’s a chance to rediscover Yale, and all the exciting changes and evolutions that come with each new class of students. Come and reflect on the past, the present and the future. Celebrate our shared experience—for us, the members of the Class of 1973, that shared experience is something profoundly special.

So just get there! We’ve got a really special event planned. Highlights include cocktails and camaraderie under the tent, fabulous food throughout the long weekend, serenades by our own ’73 Whiffs, and a gala Saturday night 

So just get there! We’ve got a really special event planned. Highlights include cocktails and camaraderie under the tent, fabulous food throughout the long weekend, serenades by our own ’73 Whiffs, and a gala Saturday night dinner with dancing til dawn to the rocking vibes of the Bales-Gitlin band.

We are creating an engaging array of class programming on Friday and Saturday afternoons, with thought-provoking discussions and panels featuring our classmates. (Full details will be posted on the Class of 1973 reunion website as they are finalized.)

Here are a few other things to help in your planning:

Reunion Book: We're creating a reunion book for this year’s reunion containing the latest information about classmates, news, thoughts, memories, photos, and so on. Unlike books created for our previous reunions, however, this one is being assembled digitally. It will be available on line and will cost classmates nothing. (For those who prefer hard copies, printed books will also be available for purchase.) We’re asking every classmate—including those who can’t attend the reunion—to fill out their page in the book. The deadline is April 10th. We’ve sent you a link to a site that will guide you through the process of submitting information and photos. If you haven’t received the link—or don’t receive emails from Yale—please contact AYA's Janene Castaldi at Janene.castaldi@yale.edu

On Campus Housing and Hotels: There will be on-campus housing available in Timothy Dwight College. While the downtown reunion hotel blocks are currently full, there are a number of hotels outside of downtown New Haven that can accommodate you. There are rooms available at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites New Haven (203) 562-1111, located on Long Wharf. (Note that this hotel will be serviced by the reunion shuttles.) Please go to visitorcenter.yale.edu/lodging for additional New Haven area hotels. Additionally, downtown hotel rooms do become available from time to time, especially in the spring. 

Financial Assistance: We really want you to come to our reunion, financial assistance will be provided for those who can’t afford the full expense of attending. If you can get yourself to New Haven, we’ll help pay for your reunion registration and on-campus housing. Contact Stacey O’Donnell, our AYA liaison, at stacey.odonnell@yale.edu or (203) 432-1955. Your conversation and the details of any assistance provided will be completely confidential. Please don’t be shy — we want you at the reunion.

And lastly, not only do we want you to come, we hope you will also help make this reunion a success by reaching out to your friends and encouraging them to come, too. If you can volunteer to whip up attendance, please contact Wigs Frank at wiggsfrank@gmail.com or Dan Larson at brantlakedan@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in June! 

Your Reunion Co-Chairs,

Nina Glickson, Co-Chair &  Brian Wynn, Co-Chair

 

 

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