20th Reunion weekend - schedule of events

9:45 AM Commencement Exercises in Harvard Yard for classmates

Tercentenary theatre
Alumni may request one ticket

11:30 AM-1:45 PM Alumni Spread Luncheon

Old Yard
Pre-registration required

2:30-4:00 PM Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association: The Afternoon Program

Tercentenary theatre
The program includes welcoming remarks and acknowledgments by Cynthia A. Torres AB '80, MBA '84, president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA); the announcement of Overseer and HAA Board election results; the presentation of the Harvard Medals; remarks by Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University and Lincoln Professor of History; and an address by the Commencement speaker, Deval Patrick AB '78, JD '82, who recently concluded two terms as the 71st governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

7:00-11:00 PM Cheers on the Charles (map)

Weld Boathouse
Class of 1995 Welcome Cocktails with hors d'oeuvres and open bar

9:30-11:00 AM Family Fun: Arts & Crafts

Annenberg tent
Arts-and-crafts maven Lucia Norberg will facilitate the activities while musician Rick Goldin strums along on his guitar.

9:30 – 11:00AM Family Fun: Animal Adventures

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street (map)
This is a presentation of a wide variety of animals (alligators, bunnies, lemurs, etc.). The handler will bring out one animal at a time, give a presentation about their habitat, and provide some background and fun facts. After each presentation, the handler will walk around the room and allow the children to pet/touch the animals.

10:30 – 11:30AM Harvard Today: A Faculty Forum

Memorial Hall, Sanders Theatre (map)
Join fellow reunioning Harvard and Radcliffe College alumni/ae for a series of TED-style talks by prominent Harvard faculty members and alumni. These leading scholars will explore current, on-campus advances in teaching and learning.

Moderated by Michael D. Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Faculty participants include: Michael Puett, Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion (how ancient philosophy enriches students' lives)

Elsie M. Sunderland, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and T.H. Chan School of Public Health (how climate change affects human and ecological health)

Jason Ur, Professor of Archaeology, Director of the Archeology Program, Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis, Project Director for the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey (archeological, drone-based explorations in the Middle East).

3:00 - 4:00PM A Conversation with President Faust

Science Center, Hall B
An Informal conversation with Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University and Lincoln Professor of History.

5:00 - 6:30PM 20th Reunion Harvard College Fund & Program Committee Thank You Reception

Memorial Hall - Queen's Head Pub (map)

7:00PM - 12:00AM 20th Reunion Kickoff Party (Casual Attire)

Barker Center (old Freshman Union); 12 Quincy Street; Cambridge, MA 02138 (map)
Jump start Reunion weekend with a summery celebration at our old Freshman Union. Casual dinner, open bar, and entertainment.

6:45 AMFun Run - Runners of ALL LEVELS

Malkin Athletic Center (MAC) 39 Holyoke Street (map)
Distance is multiple choice:

  • Approx. 3.5 miles – BU Footbridge loop
  • Approx. 5.5 miles – Mass Avenue Bridge loop
  • Longer for those who want to keep running
  • Click here for the route

9:00 - 11:00AMClass of 1995 Gathering (Casual Attire)

Sanders Theatre (map)
Join fellow classmates for coffee and an interactive morning program hosted by John Berman '95, Co-anchor of CNN's morning show Early Start. The program will feature a conversation with David Malan, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, who has transformed CS50 into the most popular class on campus, followed by personal reflections from a group of classmates including Robert Carlock '95, Paul DePodesta '95, Melissa Francis '95, Henry Nguyen '95, Kate Darnton Stepanian '95, and James White '95. Other classmates in attendance will be asked to share their reflections as well. The morning will also include a surprise guest appearance by someone special to the Class of 1995.

12:00 – 3:00 PM Family Field Day and Barbeque

Harvard Athletics – Murr Indoor Tennis Courts, 65 N. Harvard St., Boston, MA 02134 (map)
A family-style picnic giving you a chance to catch-up with classmates and their families. The Class of 1995 has a designated section of the Murr Tennis Courts reserved with places to eat and socialize, as well as activities for younger children. There will also be a family fun zone at the Gordon Indoor Track with inflatable rides, Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, games, and more for all ages.

3:00 – 5:00 PM Affinity Group Mini-Reunions

Various locations
See SIG and Mini Reunion schedules for event details

3:00 – 5:00 PM Memorial Get Together for Dom Armijo

Kirkland House Annex Courtyard
Click here for details.

3:00 – 5:00 PM Dan Markel Memorial Get Together

Lowell House Library ("D" Entrance)
Click here for details.

7:00 PM – 1:00 AM 20th Reunion Bash! (Festive Attire)

Leverett House (map)
The highlight of the weekend! Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and dancing with classmates indoors and in the courtyard of newly renovated Leverett House.

10:00 – 11:00 AM Class of 1995 Memorial Service (Casual attire)

Eliot House Junior Common Room (map)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 20th Reunion Farewell Brunch

Eliot House Dining Room (map)