1983 35th Reunion Schedule

1983 35th 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 24, 1:00 PM
Pierson College : HQ
Welcome Reception at BAR Pizza (254 Crown St.)

Join your classmates for a casual welcome reception at BAR Pizza for traditional New Haven-style thin crust brick oven pizza and BAR's own fresh microbrewed beer.  Complimentary pizza, salad and soft drinks. Cash bar. 

 BAR Pizza254 Crown Street, New Haven, CT 06511

 

 

Thursday, May 24, 6:30 PM - 8:30 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
Continental Breakfast

An assortment of baked goods, cheese and cured meat platter, whole fruit, farm fresh hard boiled eggs, assorted cereals, granola, yogurt, fair trade coffee, an assortment of teas, and fruit juices served under the tent in the Courtyard.

Friday, May 25, 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, May 25, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beer, Wine, Soda Lunchtime Bar Under the Tent
Friday, May 25, 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, grass-fed roast beef on baguette, house-made tuna salad prepared with white tuna fish, hummus and roasted red pepper lavash, salads, sides and dessert.  

Friday, May 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Class of 1983 Program
Friday, May 25, 2:00 PM - Saturday, May 26, 3:15 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
Full Open Bar
Friday, May 25, 6:30 PM - Saturday, May 26, 7:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Global Flavors Dinner Buffet

The buffet entrée stations will include: Far East Asian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern. 

Friday, May 25, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Afterglow in the Courtyard
Friday, May 25, 9:30 PM - Saturday, May 26, 12:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Breakfast Buffet Under the Tent

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

Saturday, May 26, 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, May 26, 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, May 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beer, Wine, Soda Lunchtime Bar Under the Tent
Saturday, May 26, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
American Picnic Lunch Buffet

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

Saturday, May 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
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
1983 Class Program
Saturday, May 26, 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, 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, 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, May 26, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Full Open Bar in the Courtyard
Saturday, May 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Class of 1983 Traditional Class Dinner

The traditional class dinner served under the tent.  Buffet entrees to include: fresh chicken saltimbocca, boneless roasted leg of lamb, hard-shelled broiled Nova Scotia lobster tails, State Street pasta, and stuffed piquante peppers, a variety of sides and sweets.

Saturday, May 26, 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 under the tent!

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 PM - Sunday, May 27, 1:00 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Farewell Breakfast Buffet

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

Sunday, May 27, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Pierson College - York St. gate next to 232 York
Room: Courtyard
University Church Worship

Join Yale’s ecumenical Christian community for Sunday worship, which will include prayers for alumni who have died, a sermon by The Reverend Dr. Raquel St. Clair Lettsome '92, and wonderful music and liturgy. Rev. Lettsome is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  For 16 years, she served as the first female Executive Minister of the historic 4000 member St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Newark, NJ.  She is currently an Associate Minister at Union A.M.E. Church in Warwick, NY.  Her preaching distinctions include the 2011 Distinguished Preachers Series at Riverside Church, NY, the 2011 George A. Crawley Women in Ministry Preacher at the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference, a conference preacher for the 2012 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, and a conference preacher for the 2017 Festival of Homiletics.  Dr. Lettsome holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Yale University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and she is the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary (2005).  Dr. Lettsome is the wife of the Rev. Lydell C. Lettsome, M.D. and mother of Tiffany Simone and Luke Charles. 

Sunday, May 27, 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, May 27, 2:00 PM
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