Reunion Schedule
The schedule continues to be adjusted as room reservations and schedules are confirmed, but here are the basic building blocks.
 
 Sunday, May 22
4:00 - 11:00 pm 
Registration, Informal Gathering
At Dunster House - our Headquarters.
Check-in desk open for housing check-in
Displays of classmates creative works
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Beer/wine/soda - classmate mingling
 
 
Monday, May 23
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Headquarters/ check-in desk open - Dunster House
7:30 - 8:45 am
Continental Breakfast - Dunster House
Morning
Optional activities in Cambridge and Boston
 
  • Golf Outing - leave Dunster at 7:45 am
  • 9:00 am-noon: Tennis available at Beren Tennis Center, Soldiers Field
  • 9:30 am - Briggs Hall Reunion - Home of Virginia Coleman
  • 10:15 am - Welcome to Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Lobby
  • 10::00 am and 11:00 am - Crimson Key Tours: What's New at Harvard - leave from Dunster House front door
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Classmate Book Fair - Dunster House Dining Hall
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Lunch - Box Lunch - Dunster House Dining Hall
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Radcliffe Class Meeting - Dunster Junior Common Room
1:00 - 3:30 pm 
Classmate Discussion Groups I
 
1:00 Achilles and Priam: a conversaton about David Malouf's Ransom (by prior reservation onlys) - Convener: Paul Dry, Dunster House Small Dining Room
2:30 - 4:00 pm - The Women's Movement: How has it changed us?
Convener: Roberta Mundie, Sever Hall 102
2:30 - 4:00 pm - "How Life at Harvard Has Changed"
Conveners: Ben Freidman, Peter Machinist, Sever Hall 113
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Greetings from President Drew Gilpin Faust - Sanders Theatre
Moderator: Mike Holland
5:30 - 6:30 pm 
Cocktails - Annenberg Hall
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Welcome Dinner - Science Center Plaza Tent
8:15 - 10:00 pm
An Evening with Tom Rush '63 - Sanders Theatre
10:00 - 11:30 pm
Social Hour - Dunster House Courtyard

Tuesday, May 24
7:00 - 8:30 am
Birding Tour of Mount Auburn Cemetery (led by expert Bob Stymiest) Shuttle departs from Dunster House, Cowperthwaite Street entrance. Heavy rain cancels.
7:00 - 8:45 am
Breakfast - Dunster and Mather House Dining Halls
9:30 - 11:00 am
Faculty Presentation: "World Climate Change: Now that we knowthe science, what should we do"? -  Science Center B 
 
Moderator: Ben Friedman. Panel: Professors David Keith, James J. McCarthy, and Naomi Oreskes
11:15 - 12:15 am
Ten-Minute Talks I - Science Center B
 
  • Sherman Abe - "From Earth to Mars:
  • Jane Greenold - "The Public Interest"
  • Stephen Bergman - "The Path of the Spirit"
  • Andrew Hanson - "Touching the 4th Dimension"
  • Peter Aldrich - "Capitalism and Trust"
12:15 - 1:30 pm
Lunch - Science Center Plaza Tent
2:00 – 4:30 pm
Classmate Discussion Groups II
 
2:00 Climate Change, continued. Follow-up to the faculty presentation from the morning. Convener: Jim Driscoll, Science Center B
2:00 "Since we are all mortal..." Discussion of some of the difficulties and emotional complexities of end-of-life decisions, growing old and dying. Convener: Alice Abarbanel, Science Center A
3:20 "Humanity's Next Step: Harvard and the Academy in Space Initiative" Convener: Frank White, Boylston Hall Fong Auditorium
3:20 Undergraduate Career Paths: alternatives to the lure of Wall Street? Coveners: Jane Greengold Stevens, Helen Jencks Featherstone, Ellen Leopold, Ann Peck Reisen, Emerson Hall 108
5:15 - 6:15 pm
Dinner - Eliot House Dining Room & Courtyard
6:45 pm
Busses leave for Symphony Hall
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Boston Pops Special Concert Symphony Hall
10:00 - 11:30 pm
Social Hour - Dunster House Courtyard

Wednesday, May 25
7:30 - 8:45 am
Breakfast - Dunster and Mather House Dining Halls
9:30 - 10:30 am
Class Memorial Service - Memorial Church
11:00 - 11:30 am
Class Picture - Widener Library Steps
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch - Science Center Plaza Tent
1:15 - 2:30 pm
Faculty Presentation: The Science of Cooking - Sanders Theatre
 
Ptofessor Michael Brenner and team
2:45 - 3:45 pm
Ten -Minute Talks II - Sanders Theatre
 
  • Ann Nitze - "Follow the Money"
  • Frank White - "Space Man"
  • Lucy Moore - "Joining an Unexpected Club"
  • Ethel Jackson - "CRISPR: Game-Changing Gene Editing"
  • Allan Winkler - "Pete and Me"
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Affinity Group Receptions 
 
  • Athletics - Murr Center Hall of History
  • Glee Club/Choral Society - Holden Chapel
  • Media Mashup - Harvard Crimson
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Harvard Ceramics Studio Tour, 224 Western Ave., Allston
6:15 - 10:00 pm
"Back to the 60s" Cocktails, Dinner, DJ and Dancing
Special bottling of Class of 1966 wine provided by classmates Allan Haley (Nevada City Winery) and Robert Leirer Justice.
Murr Center Tennis Courts
10:00 - 11:30 pm
Social Hour - Dunster House Courtyard

Thursday, May 26
6:45 - 8:00 am 
Breakfast - Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St.
8:15 - 8:30 am
Alumni Procession Forms - Harvard Yard (in front of Harvard Hall)
8:30 - 9:30 am
Commencement Procession
9:45 - 11:30 am
365th Commencement Morning Exercises
11:45 - 2:00 pm
50th Reunion Luncheon Spread - Science Center Plaza Tent
1:45 - 2:30 pm
Afternoon Alumni Procession
2:30 - 4:15 pm
Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association
4:15 pm
Reunion officially ends
 
 
Friday, May 27
7:00 –9:00 am
Final checkout from housing
(shuttles available to Soldiers Field Park Garage and Radcliffe Yard)
7:00 –9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Headquarters closes and shuttle service terminates
10:30 am
Radcliffe Day Activities (optional)
After a morning panel focused on “Building an Economy for Prosperity and Equality,” Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will receive the Radcliffe Medal at a lunch that will include personal reflections from Ben S. Bernanke AB ’75 followed
by Yellen in conversation with Harvard Professor Gregory Mankiw. Tickets are limited and required. More information about the day’s events and the live webcast is online at radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/radcliffe-day-2016.
Please email events@radcliffe.harvard.edu with questions.