2012 5th Reunion Schedule

2012 Reunion Headquarters Opens

Reunion headquarters opens in Silliman. Campus rooms available. Headquarters will be open as follows:

Thursday: 1 pm - midnight

Friday: 7 am - midnight

Saturday: 7 am - midnight

Sunday: 7 am - 2 pm

There will be overnight security.

Thursday, June 1, 1:00 PM - Sunday, June 4, 2:00 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: HQ - Entry G Rm 11
Early Bird Meetup at Viva Zapata

Early arrivers can start at Viva’s to meet up with friends and start reunion weekend off with a bang! Be prepared to buy your own snacks and drinks, for the first and only time this weekend!

161 Park St, New Haven, CT 06511

Thursday, June 1, 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.

Thursday, June 1, 9:00 PM - Friday, June 2, 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, June 2, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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
The Happiest Hour

Drop your bags in your suite and meet the rest of 2012 in the courtyard for beer and wine. You’ve been practicing your response to the “so what have you been up to?” question for weeks. You’re ready.

Friday, June 2, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Courtyard Cookout

Life without a meal plan is hard. Relive your years of dining hall bliss and enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet that will have you shamelessly going back for seconds.

Friday, June 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Silliman Late Night

Why change the venue when everyone you are there to see is in one place?! The evening will continue under the tent as we add music and a specialty cocktail to the beer and wine. Catch up with friends, post-up at the bar, or even start the dance party.

Friday, June 2, 9:30 PM - Saturday, June 3, 1:00 AM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
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
Courtyard Style Lunch

Roll out of your extra-long twin bed and get excited for a picnic style lunch! Think Spring Fling but better.

Saturday, June 3, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Mastering Mentorship and Career Changes

What’s a mentor and how do you approach one? How can mentors help with planning for the next 5-10 years of one’s career? What resources does Yale offer alums for career planning? How do I become CEO before the next Yale reunion? Come get the answers to all these questions (except, maybe, the last one) and more from a Yale alum, a Yale parent, and a member of the Office of Career Strategy.

Saturday, June 3, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street
Room: 119
Money Can’t Buy You Love But It Could Come In Handy: A Discussion of Early Career Financial Planning

Maybe you’re still trying to figure out how to budget your first few years after finishing law school/med school; maybe you’re changing jobs or going back to school and need a little advice about how to do that while ALSO starting a retirement account (IRA? Roth IRA?); or maybe you just want a guided tour of long-term financial planning’s many acronyms and rules of thumb, so that you can eventually buy that adorable little townhouse you’ve been ogling. Get answers to all of your burning financial questions.

Saturday, June 3, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street
Room: 208
5 Years in 5 Minutes

Members of the class of 2012 will each speak for 5 minutes about their last 5 years. Our classmates are teachers and travelers, students and artists, public servants and entrepreneurs. Everyone has a story; come hear theirs.

Saturday, June 3, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Common Room
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
Calhoun College Reception

Dean Jonathan Holloway and Ms. Aisling Colón welcome Calhoun alumni from the Classes of 2007 and 2012 to a special cocktail reception.

Saturday, June 3, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall Presidents' Room - College and Grove Streets (2nd Floor)
Room: Presidents Room
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
Cocktails & Conversation

During our college years, we might have called this event “Pre-gaming Dinner.” But we’re much more mature now. Get dressed up, grab a cocktail in the courtyard, and join us as we…well…pre-game dinner while calling it cocktail hour.

Saturday, June 3, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
#yaleclassof2012 to be seated for a family dinner

With its impending renovation, we will be the last people to eat in Commons as we know it. Get excited to swap stories and share memories during this historic dinner.

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Additional Chance Dance

You might think you missed your shot at the Last Chance Dance five years ago. But you’re a Yalie. And Yalies don’t stop believin’. Tonight is your chance to finally talk to your freshman-year crush, dance to “Livin’ on a Prayer” like no one is watching, and make enough memories to tide us over until our 10th in 2022.

Saturday, June 3, 9:30 PM - Sunday, June 4, 1:00 AM
Silliman College - 505 College St.
Room: Courtyard
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
Residential College Open Houses

Sunday morning is your opportunity to visit your old stomping grounds during open houses at all twelve residential colleges. Current students from each college will be on hand to talk to you about residential college life at Yale today. Access will be limited to the courtyard, but there will still be plenty to see and talk about!

Sunday, June 4, 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 by Bill Albinger '67, and wonderful music and liturgy. Following Yale, Bill entered the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania.  His studies there were interrupted by being drafted and serving in the US Army in Vietnam.  He graduated with his JD in 1972.  After almost 30 years practicing law in New York City he went to Drew Theological School where he received his M.Div. summa cum laude in 2002.  After serving parishes in N.J and MA; he moved to Maui where he served as rector of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, L'haina, for 10 years.  Now retired, he lives in Cambridge, MA. with his spouse Mark LeDoux, Harvard ’77.

Sunday, June 4, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street