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Date
November 18, 2022 - November 20, 2022
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Invite only, Registration required
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College Alumni Programs | class_celebrations_haa@harvard.edu | 617-496-7001
Add to Calendar true 11-18-2022 11-20-2022 America/New_York Class of 1996 Delayed 25th Reunion Celebration

The Harvard College Class of 1996 is invited back to Cambridge this November for a delayed 25th Reunion celebration, which will take place over Harvard-Yale weekend.



View more info at https://alumni.harvard.edu/programs-events/class-of-1996-delayed-25th-reunion-celebration

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It’s time to celebrate! 

We’re thrilled to be welcoming the Class of 1996 to campus this fall for your delayed 25th Reunion celebration, taking place over Harvard–Yale weekend from Friday, November 18, to Sunday, November 20, 2022.

Hotel blocks have been arranged and booking is available now. Registration will officially launch in October.


Schedule

Friday, November 18

 

2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Check-in at Headquarters

4:00 p.m.

Campus Tours

6:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

Children's Evening Program

7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

*locations are forthcoming

Saturday, November 19

 

9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Check-in at Headquarters

8:00 a.m.

Family Fun Run

9:30 a.m.

Class "Procession" to the Tailgate

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

1996 Harvard-Yale Tailgate (timing subject to change)

4:00 p.m.

Campus Tours, Affinity Groups, and Informal Meet-ups

6:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

Children's Evening Program

7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Class Celebration

*locations are forthcoming

Sunday, November 20

 

9:30 a.m.

Memorial Service

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Class Brunch

*locations are forthcoming


Frequently Asked Questions

Please see these frequently asked questions for more information, including an initial schedule of events. Additional questions can be directed to the College Alumni Programs Office at class_celebrations_haa@harvard.edu.

What’s the current program of events over Harvard–Yale weekend for the Class of 1996?

Many more details will be announced this summer and early fall, but here are the details we can share so far:

Friday, November 18—Welcome reception

  • Estimated timing: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
  • Casual dress

Saturday, November 19—The 138th playing of the Harvard–Yale game 

  • Class tailgate at Soldiers Field before The Game
  • Class section at The Game (ticket presale in June 2022) 

Saturday, November 19—1996 Class Bash

  • Estimated timing: 7:00–11:00 p.m.
  • Casual dress with campus theme

Sunday, November 20—Memorial program and farewell brunch

How and when do I register for our delayed 25th Reunion Celebration?

Registration will officially launch in October. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do:

  1. Book your hotel: Hotel blocks are open and available now (see below for details).  

  1. Secure tickets to The Game: While the Class of 1996 ticket block is sold out, you can still purchase tickets to The Game. Availability is limited and The Game is expected to sell out. For questions about tickets or to purchase over the phone, contact the Harvard Athletics Ticket Office at 617-495-2211 or by email at harvtix@fas.harvard.edu

  1. Let us know you’re interested: Are you planning to attend? Let us know by filling out this form.  

Will there be vaccination requirements for attendees?

All visitors to campus, including alumni, should be aware of the University policies in place at the time of their visit. Current COVID guidance and safety practices are available at harvard.edu/coronavirus/campus-access/for-visitors/.

Will the number of guests I can bring be restricted due to COVID?

Currently, there is no limit and one is not expected. You are welcome to bring guests with you, provided that your guests abide by the Harvard COVID safety protocols referenced above.

Are children welcome and will childcare be available?

Your children are welcome to attend the daytime events, but the Friday and Saturday night parties are for adults only. Supervised, group childcare at an on-campus location will be available for children over the age of four on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until midnight, at an additional cost. Please note that vaccination rules for children, including in the childcare setting, will be the same as any visitor to Harvard. Current policies are subject to change and can be reviewed at harvard.edu.

The Class of 1995 will also be on campus for their delayed 25th. How will that work?

True! While the Class of 1995 will be enjoying a similar program that weekend, each Class will have dedicated time and space to be celebrating with their own classmates. The reunion celebrations are not being formally combined.

What hotel blocks will be available and can I book my hotel now?

Hotel blocks have been arranged and booking is available now:  

Sheraton Commanderunder Harvard Classes of 1995 and 1996 
16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 
$199 per night 

DoubleTreeunder Harvard Classes of 1995 and 1996 
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134 
$179 per night 

Cambria Hotel Boston Somervilleunder Harvard Classes of 1995 and 1996 
515 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143 
$199 per night 

Courtyard Boston Cambridgeunder Harvard Classes of 1995 and 1996 
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 
$139 per night 

It’s been two and a half years . . . How likely is this gathering? Will it really happen?!

At this time, we are busy planning an in-person celebration! In the event that public health and safety restrictions again necessitate cancellation, all changes will be communicated as quickly as possible. Right now, we do not anticipate this will occur, but it is advised that you review cancellation policies for your travel and hotel accommodations in the event that Harvard’s protocols change. The University is not held liable for those arrangements.

If I miss the delayed 25th Reunion celebration this fall, when’s our next Harvard Reunion?

You’re halfway there! Our 30th Reunion is expected to take place on campus in the spring of 2025. One enduring change from the pandemic is that spring Reunions and the Afternoon Exercises no longer occur around Commencement Day. Beginning in 2022, these are now scheduled several days later, on and around the newly-minted Alumni Day!

Can I still get tickets to the Game?

While the Class of 1996 ticket block is sold out, you can still purchase tickets to The Game. Availability is limited and The Game is expected to sell out. For questions about tickets or to purchase over the phone, contact the Harvard Athletics Ticket Office at 617-495-2211 or by email at harvtix@fas.harvard.edu.