5th Reunion

Class of 2017

Our 5th Reunion is June 3-5! You’ll find our full schedule below as well as a link to register. If you have any questions about the schedule or registration, feel free to email our class inbox at 5threunion_haa@harvard.edu! We can't wait to see you! Note that the deadline for campus housing and childcare is May 16 and online registration will close after May 22.

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Schedule

Thursday, June 2

4:00–8:00 p.m.

Combined Reunion Headquarters

Cabot Library, Science Center, 1 Oxford Street

Please come to headquarters to check in when you arrive on campus. You will receive your name badge, additional Reunion materials, and your House/dorm key(s) if you are staying on-campus.

Friday, June 3

8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Combined Reunion Headquarters

Cabot Science Library, Science Center, 1 Oxford Street

Please come to headquarters to check in when you arrive on campus. You will receive your name badge, additional Reunion materials, and your House/dorm key(s) if you are staying on-campus.

Noon–1:30 p.m.

University-wide Alumni Spread Luncheon

Old Yard, Harvard Yard

The 5th Reunion and Harvard Alumni Day officially kick off with a class lunch in the Old Yard. Dress code is smart casual.

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Harvard Alumni Day Parade

Old Yard, Harvard Yard

Harvard Alumni Day will include the time-honored and festive alumni parade led by the Chief Marshal of Alumni and the eldest alumni in attendance. Join your fellow alumni in this celebratory occasion and parade into Tercentenary Theatre together. You do not need to be registered for “Friday Day” events to join the parade. Dress code is smart casual.

2:30–4:15 p.m.

Harvard Alumni Day Speaking Program

Tercentenary Theatre

The speaking program will be led by Harvard Alumni Association President Vanessa W. Liu AB ’96, JD ’01. We are excited to welcome former poet laureate, Pulitzer winner, and Harvard Professor Tracy K. Smith AB ’94 as the Harvard Alumni Day keynote speaker. The program will also feature a report from Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow MPP ’76, JD ’76, PhD ’78, celebration of the 2022 Harvard Medalists, recognition of the Chief Marshal of Alumni Allyson Hobbs AB '97, and more. You do not need to be registered for “Friday Day” events to join the program. Dress code is smart casual. 

7:30–11:30 p.m.

Yardfest

Tercentenary Theater (Class Designated Space)

“Yardfest” is back, and this time, the bands are back together! Kick off 2017 festivities with dinner, drinks, and dancing in Tercentenary Theater, rain or shine! Our very own Lighthouse Keepers will get things started at 7:30 p.m., followed by a DJ with the Class of 2012! Dress code is casual.

Saturday, June 4

8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Combined Reunion Headquarters

Cabot Science Library, Science Center, 1 Oxford Street

Please come to headquarters to check in when you arrive on campus. You will receive your name badge, additional Reunion materials, and your House/dorm key(s) if you are staying on-campus.

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Memorial Service

SOCH Performance Hall P-02

Take time to reflect on classmates who have passed since we joined Harvard. We will be remembering Chris Lim, Alexander Patel, and Haley Rue. The event is an opportunity to reflect on their lives and on the time that has passed since graduation. You do not need to be registered for “Saturday Day” events to join the memorial service. Dress code is smart casual. Those not on campus can view the livestream.

11:30 a.m.

Class Photo

Widener Library Steps

You won’t want to miss being a part of the Class Reunion Photo, which will be taken at 11:30 a.m. sharp on Widener Steps. Come say hi to friends, five years later after being on the same steps during our Senior Spring! You do not need to be registered for “Saturday Day” events to join the Class Photo. No specific dress code (wear what you’re wearing to the Field Day BBQ Lunch!).

12:30–2:30 p.m.

Field Day BBQ Lunch

Quad Tent

Enjoy the almost-summer Boston weather and relive the days of playing spikeball in the yard or picnicking by the river. Expect food, beer and wine, lawn games, and fun! Head over with classmates after the Class Photo! Dress code is casual. 

3:00 p.m.

House, Student Group, and Shared Interest Group Mini-Reunions Across Classes

Choose your own adventure: catch up and reminisce with your fellow Harvard House community members back on your old stomping grounds, or with student organizations or Shared Interest Groups you care about. Check out the full list of SIG events here (Please note: some do require advance registration, so make sure to check out the corresponding information for each event). If you’re interested in hosting a gathering of your own, please share the information here and the HAA will publicize it across reunion classes so classmates and other alumni know where to go!

6:30 p.m.–Midnight

Class Dinner and Party

Science Center Plaza Tent

You thought your “last chance” had come and gone?! Now’s the time to catch up with friends, make a move on your Match17 matches, and relive the days of dancing the night away together. From 6:30 until midnight, we’ll bring back the college songs, a photobooth, an open bar, and 2017 spirit for our class dinner and party under the Science Center Plaza Tent. Dress code is summer cocktail.

Sunday, June 5

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Combined Reunion Headquarters

Cabot Science Library, Science Center, 1 Oxford Street

All House/dorm keys must be dropped off by noon on Sunday, June 5. Please note there is *no luggage storage* available at headquarters.

9:00–11:00 a.m.

Farewell Brunch

Pforzheimer House Dining Hall, Moors Terrace for overflow

The class assembles in one of Harvard's Dhalls for Sunday brunch. A perfect time to connect with old friends (and new ones!), and say our farewells while enjoying mimosas. Dress code is smart casual.