Yale Class of 1963 -
Reunion Central: Y63 55th "Free" Reunion
(Links and current information relative to our 55th Reunion)
1) May 31 through June 3rd. SAVE THE DATES!
The 55th Reunion of the Yale Class of 1963 will begin at midday on Thursday, May 31, 2018 and will run through the morning on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Please mark these dates in your calendar, and be sure to save them for the 55th Reunion, which already promises to be our best Reunion yet.
The 55th Reunion of the Yale Class of 1963 will be held in Branford College.
We are very happy with the choice of Branford College for our Reunion. Branford has a spacious central courtyard which can hold a tent large enough to accommodate the record-setting attendance we expect at the Reunion. Branford is centrally located, both with respect to the New Haven hotels where many classmates will be staying, and with respect to the venues on campus where some Reunion gatherings will be held. And Branford is an architectural gem of the Yale campus, located immediately below the focal point of the entire campus, Harkness Tower.
2) Totally Free Reunion: The 55th Reunion will be our first totally Free Reunion. All Reunion food and drink, and lodging at the Reunion residential college, will be free of charge to everyone who attends the Reunion. The Class has been saving up for the Free Reunion for four years now, and the financial viability of the Free Reunion is now fully assured. We are doing this because we want everyone to come to the 55th Reunion Ė regardless of whether or not you have ever attended any of our Reunions before. Those who attended the 50th Reunion and prior Reunions know that they are a special and memorable experience Ė not only reuniting with old friends, but making new friends with whom you already have much in common. We want everyone to enjoy this experience, which is why we have demolished all financial disincentives to attendance.
3) Leadership team: We have been lucky in recruiting an all-star leadership team for the 55th Reunion. The Reunion Co-Chairmen are Ian Robertson and Eustace Theodore, and the Chairman of the Reunion Committee is Jon Larson. Ian, Eustace, and Jon are looking forward to hearing your thoughts for the 55th Reunion and about how to reach out to as many classmates as possible.
4) 55th Reunion Committee: Over 200 of us have already joined the committee. To join, all you have to do is to:
a) Agree to participate in the planning with ideas for activities that you and others would find as good reasons to come to the Reunion.
b) Phone classmates with whom you have had current or past contact whom you would like to encourage to attend the reunion.
We are in the process of calling all classmates soliciting input to the planning process. You can expect a call from one of the committee members. Or you can call Jon Larson at 415-435-3222.
5) Early HOTEL BOOKING: <click here
Golfing May 30th Yale Golf Course coordinator Pete Kiernan email@example.com
New York City May 30-31st
-A day at the Museums together. May 30th
-Class Dinner at the Yale Club, May 30th
-Reserved rooms at the Yale Club by request
-Shared bus to New Haven on the 31st
7) REMINDER - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 DEADLINE -
Please Submit Your Information for the 55th Reunion Class Book and Class Survey (instructions below)
If you have already entered your information for the 55th Reunion Class Book, please accept our thanks. If you havenít done this yet, please donít put it off any longer! While the September 30, 2017 deadline for the Class Book is still a few weeks away, we urge you to engage in this process as soon as possible. Remember, you donít need to write a full-dress essay for the Class Book. A few paragraphs will be enough to update your classmates on what you have been doing since the 50th Reunion. And it will take just a few minutes to make sure your personal information is up to date, and to respond to the Class Survey.
The Class Book website is hosted by Reunion Technologies, the group that hosted the website for our 50th Reunion Class Book. To access the website, click on the following link: http://yale63.reuniontechnologies.com. For those who still remember their user name and password for the 50th Reunion Class Book website, the same user name and password will work on this website. If (like us) you no longer remember your user name and password, you can set up a new user name and password by entering your unique Yale ID number, which is 0000083653. If you encounter any problems accessing the website, please contact Reunion Technologies at 609-924-0925 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If all else fails, simply e-mail email@example.com, and we will get you onto the website.
1. Verify Your Personal Information. Once you have accessed the website, you will find your personal data from the 50th Reunion Class Book, already entered. All you have to do is update this information and save the corrected information to the website. Your personal information is simple for you to enter (e.g., your address, phone numbers, and e-mail address), but itís of great value to your classmates. You can review the information and update it as often as you wish until September 30.
2. Enter Your Personal Essay. There is space on the website for you to enter your personal essay for the 55th Reunion Class Book. If you had a personal essay in the 50th Reunion Class Book (which most of us did), all you have to do is enter a personal essay of up to 250 words covering the last five years since the 50th Reunion Class Book. If you did not have a personal essay in the 50th Reunion Class Book, please enter a personal essay of up to 500 words covering your life since graduation from Yale. Again, you can review your personal essay and update it as often as you wish, until September 30.
3. Record Your Responses to the Class Survey. At the 55th Reunion, once again, our classmate Jere Johnston will present the results of his highly acclaimed Class Survey. You will find the Class Survey on the same reunion website. Most of the questions in the Class Survey do not require advance preparation (e.g., Are you retired or still working? What is the state of your health?). Others may benefit from some advance thought (e.g., Is there a book or two that you would recommend to your classmates? What is one of your life accomplishments about which you are most proud? Whatís on your To Do list for the next five years)?
4. Share Personal Remembrances of Deceased Classmates. The Reunion Technologies website lists the names of our classmates who have died since the last Reunion. We encourage you to share your personal remembrances of these deceased classmates as part of the 55th Reunion Class Book. To do this, simply click on the name of the classmate you wish to remember, and enter your remembrance into the website..
If for any reason you cannot enter your personal information and personal essay for the 55th Reunion Class Book in the Reunion Technologies website, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them to:
Guy Miller Struve
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
450 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
"That's Why I Chose Yale" - A look at theYale of today
Almost 2 million have viewed this Video of life at Yale today, produced by the students and the Yale Alumni Office.
-Click here to view the => 55th Reunion Preview Video
-Click here to view the => 50th Reunion Photos Album (1-2 min. download. Viewing hint: Save first, and then view offline)
We look forward to seeing you again at our 55th starting May 31st of 2018.
Your 55th Reunion team: Ian, Eustace, Jon (and Guy)