1998 20th Reunion Schedule

Y98 Casual Dinner at Yorkside

After you drop your bags, join other early arrivals at the old go-to for slices, Greek salads, and all of the other favorites you remember. The cost of this dinner is not included in the registration fee, so pay as you go.

288 York Street

Thursday, May 24, 7:00 PM - 9:00 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
Y98 Meetup at Wall St Pizza (AKA Naples)

Swing by for a slice or two (or breakfast, served all day!) and a beer, at this long-time favorite. Cost of lunch is not included in registration fee, so pay as you go.

90 Wall Street

Friday, May 25, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Y98 Trip to the Peabody Museum

Calling all families and natural history fans! Meet at the Hillhouse Gate on Grove Street and enjoy the scenic walk (about ½ mile) to the Peabody Museum. Once there, prepare to be wowed by the new state of the art gem and mineral gallery, the famous Great Hall of Dinosaurs, and the collection of animal, evolution and artifact exhibits that this celebrated institution is known for. Admission is free all weekend with your reunion badge!

Friday, May 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Y98 Class Chat

Class Chat Topics TBA

Meet up and connect with other Y98 classmates to discuss various topics

Friday, May 25, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Common Room
Singles Meet Up

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

Location TBA

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

Let the good times roll! Raise a glass, as we toast our class and times together, both present and past.

Friday, May 25, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
The Great American BBQ

Savor all the flavors of a delicious American barbeque dinner, with a menu that features Texas-style beef brisket (smoked tender all day in Yale Dining’s famous brisket truck), pulled pork, BBQ chicken, and quinoa burgers. Child-friendly fare available at 6:30pm. 

Friday, May 25, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Post-Dinner Reception

The festivities continue in Silliman Courtyard, with the bar open until 1am.

Friday, May 25, 9:30 PM - Saturday, May 26, 1:00 AM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Get Up and Go!

Meet at the Silliman front gate to find a running partner or go into our reunion HQ to get a map with a fun route. It’s OK to cut short and stop for an egg & cheese sandwich at the new Starbucks or Panera if making it to East Rock is just too much after last night’s events…

Saturday, May 26, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
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
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 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
Lunch Under the Tent

Continue last night's conversations over a casual, family-friendly picnic under the tent with hamburgers, hotdogs, beer, and wine.

Saturday, May 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
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
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
Cocktail Hour

Join us under our tent for pre-dinner drinks; awards and announcements from class officers and reunion chairs.

Saturday, May 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Class Dinner

A swanky meal under the tent, highlighting Yale’s best global cuisine, which of course… includes a pasta station. Performances from the 1998 Whiffenpoofs and Whym 'n Rhythm will get us all singing. And if little tummies start rumbling early, children’s options are available starting at 6:30pm. 

Saturday, May 26, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Reunion Party!

The “keynote” event of the weekend! Party like it’s 1998 with songs classic and contemporary. Imbibe with friends old and new. Who needs Snapchat when we have our own photo booth to record the moments… Late night pizza delivery for those who make it to the end!

Saturday, May 26, 9:30 PM - Sunday, May 27, 1:00 AM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
Farewell Breakfast in the Courtyard


Enjoy one more meal with the class before heading home!

Sunday, May 27, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Silliman 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, and wonderful music and liturgy.

Sunday, May 27, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street