1993 - 25th Reunion (May 24-27, 2018)


We have put together what we hope you’ll find to be an engaging program of Y93 activities (can you say Escape Room and our version of The Moth?!), AYA-sponsored programs (faculty lectures and “Morning at Yale”) and, of course, lots of time to simply reconnect, hang out and just be who we are. See the Y93 activities below and make sure check back here for details on the full Yale Reunion Weekend calendar of events.

We want as many of you as interested to not only engage with, but to participate in, all of our programs. For all you artists, storytellers and activists please pay special attention to the WE ARE: CREATING, WE ARE: PIVOTING and WE ARE: TAKING A STAND programs. We’d love for you to be part of these experiences and support our classmates who have volunteered to curate, emcee and moderate. Please reach out to them directly and be an even bigger part of our reunion weekend.

For those of you less inclined to take the stage, or unable to join us in May, be on the lookout for correspondence from Anne Johnsos who is in charge of our Old Campus: 25th Reunion Edition! Dust off those snapshots and sift through your digital albums and tell the stories you want to share with the class about your last 25 years and possibly even the next 25!

While our schedule is set, we are still cooking up some ideas for “spontaneous” activities for kids and adults alike, under the tent and across campus, so do let us know if you have ideas of things you’d like to do and we will do our best to find time on the calendar.

Reunion weekend officially kicks off on Thursday and our programming begins on Friday. Take a close look at the schedule as many of our programs run all weekend long, but have “openings” or specific presentation times.

Now, because Commons is under renovations for the next three years, we will be doing all of our eating, drinking and being merry under the tent on Old Campus. So, bring a wrap, puffy vest, comfy shoe and any and all options to make sure you’re ready to experience all that New Haven has to offer weather-wise.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or suggestions you have for the weekend. We are looking forward to seeing you.  Please Register Now!

Eduardo A Braniff
Teresa Cisneros Burton
Jess Goldman


1 p.m. – midnight
Reunion headquarters open on Old Campus
Campus rooms are available.
Dwight Hall, Common Room 


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, Anna Liza Bella, Wendy Maldonado, Miko McGinty, and David Stein for creating this experience.

WE ARE: Y93-ERS WHO LUNCH - 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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 begin. 

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 and Paul Spadone will be curators and hosts. Drop them an email to learn more about the salon.

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.  Gates Classroom (Room 150B, entrance via L&B Rooms), Sterling Memorial Library. 

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 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!


Continental Breakfast Buffet - 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
All sorts of breakfast goodness to get your day started.
Under the tent on Old Campus

WE ARE: RUNNING - 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 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: EATING, DRINKING AND MERRY-MAKING - 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Let’s relive our “soup, sandwich and salad days.” Bring the kids as we will have a range of activities for them. 

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.  

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. 

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!


Farewell Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Under the tent on Old Campus

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: 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.