Reunion Weekend 2019

We can't wait to see you Reunion Weekend 2019!

All F&ES Alumni from all years and their families are invited. This year we celebrate the quinquennial classes of  2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, 1969, 1964, 1959, 1954, and so on.

Opportunities to learn from and celebrate fellow alumni, time to connect with friends old and new, live music, and more await you at Reunion Weekend 2019!

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11

8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Festschrift for Chad Oliver (Hosted by the F&ES Dean’s Office)
Marsh Hall
A day of readings, lectures and celebration of Chadwick Dearing "Chad" Oliver, Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Director of Yale‘s Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry. Further details will be provided by the event organizers.

The first floor of Marsh Hall is wheelchair accessible. 
Save the Dates October 11 through 13, 2019 for Reunion

9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pre-Reunion Coastal Ecology Field Trip to Hammonasset Beach State Park
Trip Departs from Sage Hall
Visit the Meigs Point Nature Center for an interactive program about the ecology of Long Island Sound, including a touch tank with resident sea creatures! Learn about current F&ES research on coastal ecology, marsh migration and the impacts of salt water on trees with Dr. Shimon Anisfeld, and others. Lunch will be provided. Transportation for those not requiring a car seat will be provided. Pre-registration required. Registrants will be provided with additional field trip details, including details regarding transportation for children.

♿ This event includes portions on uneven surfaces and sand. Audio amplification will be provided as possible.  The Meigs Point Nature Center is fully ADA accessible.
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.
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Alumni of Color Gathering
Sage Lounge
A gathering for alumni of color. Will be joined by prospective students of color who will be visiting from Spelman College. Festive fall refreshments will be provided. Hosted by the F&ES Alumni Association Board.
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Performance by Composer Ben Cosgrove 
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Join us for a performance by Ben Cosgrove, a traveling composer-performer whose music explores themes of landscape, place, and environment in North America.
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. Hors d'oeuvres, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options will be provided.
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
TGIF Movie Night for Kids
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
A children’s movie will be shown on the big screen in Burke Auditorium during TGIF.
♥ This event is kid-friendly! Supervision by a parent or designated adult is required. Lights will be dimmed during viewing.
Beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Class-Organized Informal Dinners/Gatherings
Individual classes are encouraged to arrange informal dinners/gatherings during this time. Coordinate with your friends and classmates to catch up on campus or at a local restaurant!

Saturday, October 12


8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet
Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
A great time to connect with friends, meet other alumni, and get yourself in gear for the day.
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Distinguished Alumni Seminars and Keynote Address
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Reunion Weekend Welcome
F&ES Alumni Association Board President
9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Distinguished Alumna Seminar: Rose Harvey ’84 M.E.S.
9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Distinguished Alumnus Seminar: Jim Lyons ’79 M.F.
Our Conservation Conumdrum
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Break with Coffee/Tea/Snacks
10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
State of the School, F&ES Dean Indy Burke
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2019 Keynote Address
National Parks:Our Common Ground
Theresa Pierno, President and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association

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.

Distinguished Alumni Award: Rose Harvey ’84 M.E.S. and Jim Lyons ’79 M.F.
Prospect Street Award: Carmen Guerrero Perez '10 M.E.M.
Honorary Alumni: Peter Otis and Joanne DeBernardo 

2:30 p.m.
Class of 2014 Departs for 5-Year Reunion Trip to Great Mountain Forest
Meet on Prospect Street in front of Kroon Hall
Trip returns Sunday morning, October 13.
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Open Time for Socializing and Relaxation

Ideas for Fun Activities in New Haven

Explore the changes in downtown New Haven, visit the Yale Art Gallery, Cushing Center Brain Library, the Yale Center for British Art, Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven Museum, East Rock Park, or Edgerton Park and Gardens.

Featured Event: ¡Fiesta Latina! 10:00am to 4:00pm
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. 

Free and open to the public.

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Alumni Reception 
Kroon Hall Terrace - Courtyard in front of Kroon Hall (Rain location: Sage 24)
Connect with fellow alums for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and conversation leading up to the Harvest Dinner.

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Harvest Dinner
Bowers Auditorium
Join us for an evening of delicious harvest food and drink and a festive fall atmosphere.


Sunday, October 13

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Morning at the Yale Farm – Breakfast and Tour
Yale Farm (Rain location: Marsh Hall)
Join us for a relaxing breakfast and a student-led tour at the Yale Farm before you leave campus.

Lodging Information

Courtyard New Haven at Yale
30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
A limited number of rooms have been set aside for F&ES alumni during Reunion Weekend. Rooms in this block are $165-170 per night, and must be booked by September 11. 
Book Courtyard online or call (203) 777-6221

OMNI New Haven Hotel at Yale 
155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Book OMNI online or call (203) 772-6664
The Study at Yale
1157 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Book The Study online or call (203) 503-3900
New Haven Hotel
229 George Street, New Haven, CT, 06510
Book New Haven Hotel online or call (800) 644-6835
La Quinta Inn & Suites
400 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511
Book LaQuinta online or call (203) 562-1111
New Haven Village Suites
3 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511
Book Village Suites online or call (203) 777-5337

Austin Street Inn
Co-owned by Rebeccca Gratz '99 M.E.M.
9 Austin Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Book Austin Street Inn online or call 203-387-1699

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