25th Reunion

Class of 1998

Our 25th Reunion is June 1–4! You’ll find our tentative schedule below. Our online registration form has now closed, but walk-in registration will be available for all reunion events at Reunion Headquarters, in the Cabot Science Library in the Science Center. If you have any questions about the schedule or your registration, feel free to email our class inbox at 25threunion_haa@harvard.edu. We can’t wait to see you!

Start reminiscing early! Please view and share some of your favorite Class of 1998 photos here:

Who's Coming List Reunion Schedule

Reunion Packages Price Breakdown

All adult reunion attendees, which includes alumni and guests, have the choice between the full reunion package (all events and meals) and à la carte. You may view the price breakdowns below. Please be aware that early bird pricing will end on April 30 and standard pricing will end on May 15.

Class of 1998 25th Reunion adult pricing sheet. Please note, the registration fee is required with the full package and a la carte options. One registration fee per classmate.  
1998 25th Reunion Adult Pricing (per adult) Early Bird Standard Onsite Registration
Registration Fee (per classmate) $30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Full Reunion Package (all events included) $470.00 $580.00 $680.00
A La Carte Package Options (for those not purchasing the full reunion package)      
     Thursday Evening $95.00 $115.00 $135.00
     Friday Day $35.00 $55.00 $75.00
     Friday Evening $125.00 $145.00 $150.00
     Saturday Day $70.00 $90.00 $110.00
     Saturday Evening $135.00 $155.00 $160.00
     Sunday $60.00 $80.00 $100.00


Thursday, June 1

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Check-in at Headquarters

Cabot Library, Science Center

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Lowell House

Join classmates and families for a casual welcome reception.

Friday, June 2

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Check-in at Headquarters

Cabot Library, Science Center

10:45 a.m.

Alumni Parade Line-up

Sever Quad

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Harvard Alumni Day Parade and Program

Tercentenary Theatre

All Harvard alumni are invited to join the Harvard Alumni Association for the second annual Harvard Alumni Day, a day for and in celebration of Harvard’s vibrant, global alumni community! Embrace new traditions with the all-alumni parade, a program featuring alumni speaker Mary Louise Kelley AB ’93, final remarks by President Larry Bacow MPP ’76, JD ’76, PhD ’78, the celebration of the 2023 Harvard Medalists, musical performances, and a Yard party.

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Harvard Alumni Day Yard Party

Old Yard, Harvard Yard

Join your friends—and make new ones—at the all-alumni Yard Party with food and beverage trucks (including beer and wine), including some local favorites like Pinocchio's Pizza and El Jefe's, immediately following the speaking program.

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Radcliffe Oral History Project Update

Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street

Join Alice Abarbanel AB '66 for an update on the Radcliffe College Alumnae Oral History Project. This project was initiated in 2019 by the Radcliffe Club of San Francisco and in April 2020 the Schlesinger Library awarded the project one of four honorary Schlesinger Library Oral History Grants. Interviews are conducted by alumnae volunteers and the recordings and transcripts are sent to the Radcliffe College Archives at the Schlesinger. Click here for additional information about the project.

3:00–4:30 p.m.

Class Program: Life at Midlife

Sanders Theatre

Our mid-40s. We made it. How has real life stacked up against what we mapped out in 1998? Are we getting wiser, more fulfilled? What can we learn from each other’s journeys? Join us as our classmates open up about the roller coaster of the last 25 years, the lessons they’ve learned and their hopes for the future.

Speakers: Nate Barksdalewriter and graphic designer | father | wonderer; Charrise Barron, Harvard assistant professor of music | Christian | hopeful; David Greenecontent creator and storyteller | lover of sports and street food | when is my next flight; Lauren Hale, sleep justice warrior | divorced mom; Erin Mooreclinical hypnotherapist | The Open Book Practice | author | mother | cold water swimmer; Vivek H. MurthySurgeon General | father | hopeful human; Alison Overholtstoryteller & strategist | recreational athlete & youth basketball coach | too many open tabs; Alexis ReddingHarvard GSE faculty studying adult development | theater lover | aspiring globetrotter

4:00–5:30 p.m.

Singles & Solo Travelers Mixer

Barker Center

Join alumni from the Classes of 2003, 1998, 1993, and 1988 for this social gathering. Free snacks and a cash bar will be available. Suggested dress code is smart casual.

7:00–11:00 p.m.

Class Dinner & Party

Science Center Plaza Tent

Join classmates for our kickoff dinner and party! And if you're wondering what to wear, dress up or dress down—it's up to you! Come as you are.

9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

LGBTQ+ Mix and Mingle

Queen's Head Pub

Mix and mingle with other LGBTQ+ alumni and allies across reunion classes at Harvard’s own Queen’s Head Pub! Drinks will be available for purchase from the pub. No RSVP is needed.

Saturday, June 3

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Check-in at Headquarters

Cabot Library, Science Center

8:00–9:00 a.m.


Annenberg Hall

9:00 a.m.

Class Photo

Widener Steps

9:45–11:00 a.m.

Class Program: Race and Opportunity in America

Science Center Hall B

Click here to watch the livestream.

Three years after nationwide protests over systemic racism, can America overcome its profound divisions to become a more just, inclusive and equitable society? Leaders in politics, sports, Hollywood and the law will reflect on their experiences, informed by experts on DEIB and inequality. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling in the Harvard affirmative action case just after our Reunion, making this discussion incredibly timely and urgent.

Moderator: Kristen WelkerNBC News

Speakers: Victor Tan Chen, sociologist, Virginia Commonwealth University and author of Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy; Allison Feaster, vice president, team operations and organizational growth, Boston Celtics; former WNBA player; Eric L. Johnson, mayor of Dallas, Texas; Bashir Salahuddin, writer, actor, and producer; Corey Williams, DEIB coach and founder, SAIR Collective; Jason D. Williamson, director, NYU Law Center for Race, Inequality, and the Law.

11:00 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

Class Program: Social Impact

Science Center Hall B

Click here to watch the livestream.

Many of our classmates are social entrepreneurs, lead nonprofits, or are otherwise involved in bringing together financial and human capital to solve the big problems of our time. As we come together for our 25th reunion we want to ask some bold questions, including: How can we use skills we have developed over the past 25 years to make a difference? If we choose to make financial gifts, how can we do this most effectively? What can we do other than writing a check? What are the best ways for us to engage our communities, our teams, our children/families — whether at the local, national or global level?

Co-Moderators: Chandler Arnold, CEO and co-founder, Untraditional Philanthropy; and Manisha Bharti, CEO | Global Executive, Pratham USA

Speakers: Alix Guerrier, CEO, DonorsChoose; Olivia Leland, founder and CEO, Co-Impact; Shenkiat (Shen) Lim, people professional at mission-driven organizations, formerly with Teach for America, City Year, Scratch Foundation; Kim Vender Moffat, impact investor and board member; senior advisor to the CEO, Aspen Institute; Rebecca Onie, co-founder, the Health Initiative, 2009 MacArthur Fellow; Crystal Redd, co-director, Safe and Stable Homes Project; Ian Simmons, co-founder, Blue Haven Initiative and co-founder Democracy House; Triada Stampas, President and CEO, Fulfill

Additional breakout discussion facilitators: Ann Waterman Roy, Founder, Roy Advisors; Khrista McCarden, Hoffman Fuller Associate Professor of Law, Tulane, Sheila Warren, CEO, Crypto Council; and Saukok Chu Tiampo, human being/philanthropist.

12:00–2:00 p.m.

Field Day and Class Lunch

Tercentenary Theatre

Come join your classmates for an afternoon of BBQ. After you eat, head into Harvard Yard for more games and activities with the other Reunion classes. Suggested dress code is casual. See you there, rain or shine!

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Class Program: The Struggle for Democracy: Why It Matters and What You Can Do

Science Center Hall D

Click here to watch the livestream.

Democracy appears to be in trouble in the United States and around the world. Many people have lost faith in our political systems and support leaders challenging the essential values of civic life. Classmates in law, politics, journalism and other fields will reflect on these challenges. They will share their ideas on how we can:

  • Protect the values we all share, including pluralism, fairness, the rule of law, and human rights.
  • Meet the needs of people who feel left out or left behind by our changing world.
  • Get involved in our own communities to improve democracy for all.

Join us to learn what you can do to improve the state of democracy at home and abroad.

Moderator: Evan Osnos, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author, Wildland: The Making of America's Fury; Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now; and Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Speakers: Erin F. Delaney, Distinguished Visiting Professor, University College London Faculty of Laws, Author of Dynamism and Decay: Democratic Constitutionalism in the United Kingdom (book project); Jenn Karnakis, Executive Director, Suffolk Law Intellectual Property Center, Suffolk Law School, Leader for Action Together Western Norfolk County, Class Captain and Massachusetts & New Hampshire Action Team Leader at Crimson Goes Blue, Chair of the Walpole Democratic Town Committee; Naomi Schaefer Riley, Senior Fellow Focusing on Child Welfare Policy, American Enterprise Institute, Author of No Way to Treat a Child: How the Foster Care System, Family Courts, and Racial Activists Are Wrecking Young Lives; The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians; and ’Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming AmericaTammy Tai, nonprofit consultant and racial justice warrior, committed to a world where we all win; Ryan Winkler, Former Majority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives

Class Program: Our Planet's Future

Science Center Hall E

Our Earth is likely to exceed warming beyond the 1.5º C goal set out in the Paris climate agreement. Will the global community be able to summon the political will to avert, mitigate or adapt to the consequences of climate change? As we look to industry-wide shifts and technological innovations across society to help conserve our planet, what are the biggest challenges, and what steps can we take as individuals, families, consumers, voters, shareholders, etc., to support the transition? At this program, Classmates will impart their own paths to addressing these issues, to inform open, interactive discussions engaging all of us, while we are together at Reunion, in exploring ways we can make a difference.

Speakers: Allan Adams, theoretical physicist and principal investigator, Future Ocean Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Anna Chai, documentary filmmaker, director of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste; Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, Rice University, author of Confronting Climate Gridlock: How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future; Andras Forgacs, venture investor and founder of Modern Meadow and Fork & Good; Zak Gingo, associate dean for physical resources and planning, Harvard University; Andrea Johnson, philanthropic advisor and practitioner in defending and restoring tropical forest ecosystems; Jennifer Molnar, managing director, Policy & Market Analytics, The Nature Conservancy; Sarah Thomas, senior advisor to and co-founder of the Funder Collaborative on Oil and Gas, Rockefeller Family Fund

3:00–5:00 p.m.

Mini Reunions & SIG Meet Ups

Various Locations (Please refer to schedule)

Just like the student organizations you may have engaged with in college, Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) connect you with fellow alumni from all over the globe who share your interests, experiences, cultures, professions, or avocations. View the schedule of SIG meetups here.

Mini-Reunions are fantastic opportunities to connect with fellow alumni while you are on campus. Past mini-reunion events have included athletic team mixers, academic department meetings, student organization gatherings, and more. If you’re planning to attend your reunion this year, you can start exploring events that might be of interest. View planned Mini-Reunions or if you are planning a mini-reunion on campus and would like your event added to our master calendar, please complete this brief online form.

More information, including a list of events, is forthcoming.

6:45–7:30 p.m.

Arts Showcase

Old Yard (between Matthews and Weld)

A handful of live performances and a montage reel with contributions by: Miranda Yousef, Scott Weinger, Brad Waskewich, Grant Thompson, Dustin Thomason, Akiko Tarumoto, Nicholas Stoller, Stephanie L. Smith, Paul Siemens, Adam Schneit, Nish Saran, Bashir Salahuddin, Ivy Pochoda, Adam Bradley Peek, Justin Nowell, Sibongile Boyd Ngako, Joyelle McSweeney, Ken Liu, Ryan Leslie, Georgia Lee, Garrick Lau, Jeremy Kleiner, Audra Hale, Daley Haggar, Carrick Moore Gerety, Sybil Geddes, Giselle Crosa, Sarah Cannizzo, Andrew Bujalski, Scott Brown, Jordanna Max Brodsky, Samuel Baum, Husani Barnwell, & Rachel Barenbaum. 

7:00–11:00 p.m.

Class Dinner & Party

Old Yard (between Matthews and Weld)

The highlight of the Reunion! Enjoy dinner, drinks, and dancing on campus. Summer cocktail attire encouraged (note: event will be on grass, so choose footwear accordingly).

Sunday, June 4

8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Housing Check-out

Cabot Library, Science Center

All House/dorm keys must be dropped off by 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. Keycard access will be cut off after this time. Please note there is no luggage storage available at headquarters.

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Memorial Service

Memorial Church

Click here to watch the livestream.

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Farewell Brunch

Annenberg Hall

Join us for a festive send-off to the reunion and the promise of great memories still to come.

12:00 p.m.

Reunion programming ends