Reunion harvest dinner

Reunion 2023

YSE will offer an engaging and varied program for our in-person reunion, October 6-8, including time for classes to gather with special guests, opportunities to showcase alumni achievements and learn new things, and good old-fashioned fun.

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    Make plans now to join your classmates and generations of YSE alums in New Haven for Reunion Weekend!

    YSE Alumni from all classes and their families are invited.

    This year we celebrate the classes of 2018, 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968, 1963, 1958

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    Now's the time to:

    • Arrange lodging for yourself or your group near YSE. You can find a list of nearby hotels here, or team up to book a B&B or vacation rental, which can be a great way to catch up with friends and share costs. Please note: Yale College is holding their Parent's Weekend during the same time, so we strongly encourage you to book soon and be creative!
    • Volunteer to help reach out to classmates to make Reunion Weekend plans! If you are interested in volunteering, email us at
    • Join the Alumnifire group for your class year! Alumnifire is a great way to network, reconnect with classmates, and begin planning for your Reunion Weekend.

    Schedule of Events

    Friday, October 6

    Beginning at 3:00 pm 
    Reunion Weekend Welcome Table 
    Kroon Hall Entry 
    Welcome back! Come check in when you arrive — open throughout most of Reunion Weekend.

    4:00 pm – 4:45 pm 
    Alumni Flash Talks 
    Burke Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Kroon Hall 
    Join students and alumni for a series of concise and engaging presentations and stories by alumni. 

    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  
    What’s New? Spotlight: ClimateHaven 
    Burke Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Kroon Hall  
    Join us for a panel discussion with ClimateHaven, a New Haven based innovation hub for climate technology, including a spotlight on YSE alumni working to accelerate the scale and pace of climate innovation.

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
    Reunion Weekend TGIF 
    Knobloch Environment Center, 3rd Floor, Kroon Hall 
    Kick off Reunion Weekend at TGIF with alumni, faculty, students, and staff. Hors d’oeuvres, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options will be provided.

    Beginning at 8:00 pm 
    LGBTQIA+ Alumni Gathering 
    Marsh Rotunda, Marsh Hall 
    Alumni who identify as LGBTQIA+ are invited to join in this gathering as a chance to build connection and community. Light seasonal refreshments will be served.

    Friday Evening 
    Class-Organized Gatherings 
    Individual classes are encouraged to arrange gatherings during this time. Coordinate with your friends and classmates to catch up on campus or at a local restaurant!

    Saturday, October 7

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm  
    Coffee and Pastries 
    Gordy’s BYO Café, 3rd Floor, Kroon Hall 
    Fuel your body and mind for a day of learning and celebration! Available before and throughout the morning programming.

    9:30 am – 10:30 am 
    Distinguished Alumni Seminars 
    Burke Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Kroon Hall 
    By Distinguished Alumna Ann Swanson ’83 MES and Distinguished Alumnus Tom Kohlsaat ’73 MFS.

    10:30 am – 11:15 am  
    State of the School 
    Burke Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Kroon Hall Dean Indy Burke will talk about the progress of the school and share what’s next!

    11:15 am – 11:30 am 
    Coffee Break 

    11:30 am – 12:30 pm 
    YSE Faculty Panel 
    Burke Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Kroon Hall 
    YSE faculty will discuss their research about how shifts in energy, industrial, and development pathways can benefit human health and the climate.

    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm 
    YSE Alumni Awards Luncheon 
    Knobloch Environment Center, 3rd Floor, Kroon Hall
    The luncheon provides an opportunity to recognize the impressive accomplishments of fellow alums and celebrate the YSE community.

    2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    Alumni of Color Reception 
    Sage Lounge, Sage Hall
    This event provides the opportunity for Alumni of Color to connect and build inter-generational relationships. Light refreshments will be served. Hosted by the YSE Alumni Association Board.  

    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Forest School Gathering 
    Marsh Rotunda, Marsh Hall
    Gather with fellow foresters to share memories and hear about what’s new at The Forest School.

    Saturday Afternoon
    Open time for socialization and relaxation 

    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  
    Class-Organized Gatherings 
    Individual classes are encouraged to arrange gatherings during this time. Coordinate with your friends and classmates to catch up!

    4:00 pm 
    Class of 2018 Departs for 5-Year Reunion Trip to Great Mountain Forest 
    Meet on Prospect Street in front of Kroon Hall, trip returns Sunday morning, October 8.

    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
    Happy Hour 
    Kroon Hall Plaza 
    Connect with fellow alums for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and conversation leading up to the Harvest Dinner.

    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
    Harvest Dinner 
    Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall  
    A highlight of Reunion Weekend. Join us for a festive evening of delicious harvest food, surrounded by friends and a fall atmosphere.  

    Sunday, October 8

    9:00 am – 11:00 am 
    Morning at the Yale Farm – Breakfast and Tour 
    Yale Farm, 345 Edwards Street 
    Join us for a delicious al-fresco breakfast at the Yale Farm, and enjoy a student-led tour of this lively acre of land where students care for plants and animals to enrich their studies and explore the relationships between food, farming, people, and planet. 

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    RSVP List


    • Clyde Cremer
    • Bob Cashel
    • Thomas Kohlsaat
    • Milos Krnajski Jovic
    • Ian von Lindern


    • Hallie Metzger


    • Anne Peters



    • Beth Conover
    • Ken Snyder
    • Ann Swanson
    • Nicole Schless
    • Margaret Williams


    • Eva Mueller


    • Cathy McConnell
    • Dorceta Taylor


    • Elizabeth “Bep” Greer


    • Peter Wilson


    • Elizabeth Smith


    • Jane Coppock


    • Gary Tabor


    • Heidi Asbjornsen
    • Cynthia Barakatt
    • Chip Darmstadt
    • Ted Diers
    • Erik Esselstyn
    • Katie Frohardt
    • Mark Frohardt
    • Molly Goodyear
    • Lisa Gustavsen
    • Susan Helms Daley
    • Paul Jahnige
    • Meg Kelly
    • Sally Loomis
    • Lois Morrison
    • Bill Mott
    • Jennifer Pitt
    • Sara St. Antoine
    • Eileen Stone
    • Ann Tartre


    • Gary Barrett
    • Dr. MK Dorsey
    • Gary Dunning


    • John Kuriawa
    • Leticia Orti
    • George Silva


    • Ian Branson


    • Lisa Bassani
    • Konstantine Drakonakis


    • Georgia Basso
    • Michael Davies
    • Annette Kelly
    • Lisa Leombruni
    • John Nixon
    • Yong Zhao


    • Casey Pickett
    • Anna R. Pickett


    • XJ Chen
    • Bertrand Tessa


    • Adedana Ashebir
    • Anna Ching
    • Anthony Clark
    • Geoffrey Giller
    • Lauren Graham
    • Brendan Guy
    • Vijeta Jangra
    • Michelle Lewis
    • Rachel Mak
    • Vrinda Manglik
    • Jose Medina Mora De Leon
    • Tom Owens
    • Taís Pinheiro


    • Samara Brock


    • Uma Bhandaram
    • Tara Meyer
    • Frances Thomas


    • Farrukh Zaman


    • Ellen Abramowitz
    • Jolisa Brooks
    • Meredith Lee Brown
    • Julia Calderón Candejas
    • Alejandra Campo
    • Bowen Chang
    • Caitlin Chiquelin
    • Kathryne Cleary
    • Josh Constanti
    • Oscar Crespo
    • Emma Crow-Willard
    • Shannon Dulaney
    • Kelechi Eleanya
    • Adam Fishman
    • Genora Givens
    • Laura Green
    • Maristher Guevara
    • Rachel Gulbraa
    • Sara Harari
    • Franz Hochstrasser
    • Camilo Huneeus
    • Tasneem Islam
    • Nate Kaufman
    • Kelly Kneeland
    • Sabrina Korman
    • Vanessa Kuang
    • Rebecca Lehman
    • Yishen Li
    • Tess McNamara
    •  Krisztina Pjeczka
    • Thuy Phung
    • Emma Rapperport
    • Grace Reville
    • Ben Rifkin
    • James Souder
    • Abby Snyder
    • Esther Sosa
    • Gyan de Silva
    • Jessica Swindon
    • Eli Terris
    • Sam Wall
    • Andrew Wilcox


    • Prerna Bhat
    • Elle Brunsdale
    • Viveca Morris
    • Sara Santiago
    • Misha Semënov-Levia


    • Gioia Connell
    • Austin Dziki
    • Laurene Petitjean
    • Margaret Tallmadge
    • Neil Yeoh


    • Demaris Chenoweth
    • Adam Houston
    • Devin Osborne


    • Jessica Bediako
    • Aditi Bhatkhande
    • Mariana Camacho
    • Claudia Ochoa
    • Abdeali Saherwala
    • Carolina Salazar
    • Stella Stepanyan
    • Uthara Vengrai


    • Ayush Acharya
    • Zane Anthony
    • Ashley Felix
    • Sarah Gledhill
    • Destiny Treloar
    • Kathryn Wright

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    2022 Sunset Ceremony

    Screenshot from a virtual tour of YSE campus

    360 Tour of Kroon and other YSE Buildings

    Extend your visit with a self-guided journey through YSE buildings in New Haven and at Yale-Myers Forest. See new buildings, revisit old haunts and learn something new!

    Start Tour (also available in VR View)

    Kroon Hall: Lessons Learned from a Decade on the Leading Edge

    Join Sara Smiley Smith ’07 M.E.Sc./M.P.H., ’16 Ph.D, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Research and Sustainability at YSE, for a tour through the School's flagship building, its sustainability features, and what we have learned as we've studied and worked in Yale's first  LEED Platinum building over the last decade.