Reunion Weekend

OCTOBER 6-8, 2017

Make Plans Now to Join Your Classmates and
Generations of F&ES Alums for Reunion Weekend!


Reunion Weekend 2017
Schedule of Events

Friday, October 6

8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Pre-Reunion Field Trip to Yale-Myers Forest
Trip Departs from Sage Hall
Tour the new facilities and learn about current research/initiatives at YMF from faculty, staff, and students.
Pre-registration required.
Beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Reunion Weekend Welcome Table
Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
Check in when you arrive on campus – open throughout most of Reunion Weekend.

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Pre-Reunion Alum Presentation
Kroon Hall, G01
Kate Troll ’77 M.F.S.
Kate will share her unique perspective from 40 years of working in the field of natural resource management in Alaska.
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Reunion Weekend TGIF
Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
Kick off Reunion Weekend at a huge TGIF with alumni, faculty, students, and staff.
Children can watch a movie on the big screen in Burke Auditorium during TGIF. Parental supervision required.
Beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Individual Classes Are Encouraged to Arrange Informal Dinners/Gatherings
Coordinate with your friends and classmates to catch up on campus or at a local restaurant.
Reunion Weekend 2017

Saturday, October 7
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet
Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
Grab your breakfast and choose one of the options below:
Option 1:
Topic-focused Alumni Networking Discussions Led by Faculty and F&ES Centers and Programs Staff
Join in a topic-focused alumni discussion table led by faculty and F&ES Centers and Programs staff. An opportunity to reconnect, share your experiences, brainstorm, and network!
Option 2:
Informal Breakfast with Friends and Family
A great time to connect with friends, meet other alumni, and get yourself in gear for the day.
9:15 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
Distinguished Alumni Seminars and Keynote Address

Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Reunion Weekend Welcome – Dean Burke and DAS team
9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Distinguished Alumna Seminar
Wildfire, Water Source Protection, and the Rio Grande Water Fund
Laura Falk McCarthy ’87 M.F.
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Distinguished Alumnus Seminar
Using Land to Mitigate Climate Change: Setting Targets, Recognizing Tradeoffs
Jerry Melillo ’72 M.F.S., ’77 Ph.D.
11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Break with Coffee/Tea/Snacks

11:15 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
Reunion Weekend 2017 Keynote Address
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

Dean Indy Burke

Keynote Speaker:
Gina McCarthy
Environmental Leadership: Integrating Science, Policy, and Political Rhetoric
Fellow, Institute of Politics, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama

12:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
F&ES Alumni Awards Luncheon
Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
The luncheon provides an opportunity to recognize the impressive accomplishments of fellow alums and celebrate the F&ES community.
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Options

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.               
Optional Guided Tours
Join in one of the special guided tours we are planning for F&ES alumni.
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Optional Fun and Free Activities in New Haven
Visit the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, Sterling Memorial Library, East Rock Park, or Edgerton Park and Gardens.
2:30 p.m.
Class of 2012 Departs for 5-Year Reunion at GMF
Trip returns Sunday morning, October 8.

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.               
Alumni Reception
Kroon Hall Southern Courtyard
Connect with fellow alums under the big tent in the southern courtyard of Kroon Hall for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and conversation, leading up to the Harvest Dinner.
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.               
Harvest Dinner
Kroon Hall Southern Courtyard
Join us for an evening of delicious harvest food and drink, live fiddling music, and a festive fall atmosphere. This family-friendly event is not-to-be missed!

Sunday, October 8

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Morning at the Yale Farm – Coffee/Tea, Light Breakfast, and Tour
Join us for a relaxing breakfast and a student-led tour at the Yale Farm before you leave campus.

Lodging Information

OMNI New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Book online or call (203) 772-6664
The Study at Yale
1157 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (203) 503-3900
New Haven Hotel
229 George Street, New Haven, CT, 06510
Book online or call (800) 644-6835
Courtyard New Haven at Yale
30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (203) 777-6221
La Quinta Inn & Suites
400 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (203) 562-1111
New Haven Village Suites
3 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (800) 488-4771
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