1978 40th Reunion Schedule

1978 40th Reunion Headquarters Opens in Pierson College

Reunion Headquarters opens in Pierson College, campus rooms available.  The entrance to Pierson College is the York Street gate next to 232 York Street.

Thursday, May 31, 1:00 PM
Pierson College : HQ
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, May 31, 9:00 PM - Friday, June 1, 12:00 AM
Mory's - 306 York Street
Breakfast Buffet

Served in the Pierson Courtyard.

Friday, June 1, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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 1, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beer Wine Soda Lunchtime Bar - Under Tent
Friday, June 1, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Bistro Lunch Buffet

Join us under the tent for a buffet lunch featuring house-made porchetta on pizza bianca with Sicilian eggplant spread, roasted turkey cheddar on Focaccia, bistro flank steak on artisan baguette, house-made tuna salad prepared with white tuna fish, hummus and roasted red pepper lavash, salads, sides and dessert.  

Friday, June 1, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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 1, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Campus - On College between Elm & Wall
Cocktail Hour Under the Tent
Friday, June 1, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Barbeque Dinner Buffet

The buffet entrée choices will include: North Carolina pulled pork, Texas-style beef brisket, St. Louis-style barbeque boneless breast of chicken and roasted sweet potato and quinoa burger with adobo sauce.
 

Friday, June 1, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Class of 1978 Classmate Cabaret


 

Friday, June 1, 9:30 PM - Saturday, June 2, 12:00 AM
Afro-American Cultural Center - 211 Park St.
Continetnal Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast buffet will feature a hearty breakfast of croissants, muffins, tea breads, fresh fruit, cereal, hard boiled eggs, steel-cut oats, yogurt and granola. Along with coffee, tea and juices. 

Saturday, June 2, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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 2, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Old Campus - 67 High Street
Morning at Yale

Here's your chance to enjoy again the extraordinary educatinoal opportunities available at Yale! There are two "course times," 9 am and 10:30 am. Learn or do something wonderful this morning!

Saturday, June 2, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beer Wine Soda Lunchtime Bar - Under the Tent
Saturday, June 2, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Picnic

Enjoy the American Picnic Buffet with fried chicken, grass-finished hamburgers and cheeseburgers, local Italian sausage, black bean burgers and a variety of salads and side dishes.   

Saturday, June 2, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Class of 1978 Class Programming
Saturday, June 2, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
President's University Update

President Peter Salovey welcomes you back to campus, offering his review of Yale today.

 

Saturday, June 2, 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, June 2, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Cocktails in the Courtyard
Saturday, June 2, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Class of 1978 Traditional Class Dinner
Saturday, June 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Dance the Night Away

After dinner, dance the night away to the "Eight to the Bar."  Bar closes at 1 am!

 

Saturday, June 2, 9:30 PM - Sunday, June 3, 1:00 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Breakfast Buffet

Join your classmates for a breakfast buffet under the tent. Champagne and Bloody Mary's!

Sunday, June 3, 8:30 AM - 11:30 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, June 3, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
Reunion Weekend Ends!

Campus housing checkout by 2 pm.  See you in 2023!

Sunday, June 3, 2:00 PM
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