1978 - 40th Reunion (May 31 - June 3, 2018)


Dear Classmate and Friends,

“The seasons come, the seasons go . . .” and soon it will be the season for our class’ 40th reunion, May 31 - June 3, 2018, in New Haven. We’re working to make this the best reunion ever, and the biggest factor in making it a success is your attendance. Click here to see which classmates you can expect to see on campus and if you don't see your friends, roommates, or teammate's names on the list, please reach out to them and encourage them to register. We are off to a fantastic start with 167 classmates already pre-registered, with Saybrook leading the way at 34!

Please take a moment and click here to register right now. Click the tabs on the left side of this page to find information regarding both on campus housing and local hotels, which classmates you can expect to see on campus, and the exciting events we have been working on for you for the past several months.

Here are some highlights of what we have planned:

  • Pierson College, with its spacious courtyard, red bricks and white columns, will be home to our reunion. The tent will be up, the bar will be stocked, and the conversation will be lively!
  • Complimentary Thursday Night Welcome Back Reception!  Even if you are not able to attend the Reunion weekend we hope you will register for this FREE event on Thursday night!
  • Special Class of 1978 tours of both the Yale University Art Gallery and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library will be offered.
  • Classmates will present panels on such topics as health and the environment, as well as glimpses into important events in their lives since graduation.
  • A coffee-house style gathering of our musical classmates will entertain us on Friday night, and Saturday night will feature after-dinner dancing to “Eight to the Bar.”
  • Yale will once again be offering Friday Lectures and Tours (including tours of the new residential colleges) and Saturday morning lectures.

Click here to learn more about the planned events, meals, and activities for the 40th reunion weekend. 

The fee for the full reunion weekend is $375, and lower partial fees are available as well. Please note that registration fees are fully refundable up to May 10th. Therefore, if you decide that you can not join us, you can always cancel your registration by then without penalty. We really want you to come to our reunion, so 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 hesitate — we want you at the reunion.

We hope you’re as excited as we are, and we look forward to seeing you as May turns to June!

Peter Ziebelman                       Ginger McCurdy

peter@pavp.com                       mokuleiahi@gmail.com