HAA Crimson Society

The HAA Crimson Society is the organization of all Harvard College and Radcliffe College alumni/ae starting the year after their 50th Reunion. The HAA Crimson Society Planning Committee plans an annual program inviting all non-reunion alumni/ae back to campus for festivities and programs to foster alumni/ae connections in the years between Harvard’s traditional milestone Reunions.

The HAA Crimson Society looks forward to welcoming all post-50th Reunion Harvard and Radcliffe College alumni/ae back to Cambridge June 1–2, 2023!

Directly below, you will see the tentative schedule of events for this in-person celebration. More information, including event details, will be updated soon. If you have any questions, please email us at haa_crimsonsociety@harvard.edu


Thursday, June 1

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Check-in at Headquarters

Cabot Library, Science Center

12:002:00 p.m.


Location TBD

1:30 p.m.

Radcliffe Open House

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Symposia Session

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot is the Emily Hargroves Fisher Research Professor of Education and author of The Third Chapter: Risk, Passion, and Adventure in the Twenty-Five Years After 50.

Location TBD

3:00–3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

Location TBD

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Symposia Session

Details and location TBD

6:009:00 p.m.

Clambake Dinner

Location TBD

Friday, June 2

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Check-in at Headquarters

Cabot Library, Science Center

8:3010:00 a.m.

Symposia Session

Location and details TBD

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Harvard Alumni Day Parade and Program

Tercentenary Theatre

1:003:00 p.m.

Tree Spread Luncheon

Old Yard

3:004:00 p.m.

Radcliffe Oral History Project update

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.

Location TBD

4:00 p.m.

Reunion officially ends

About the Crimson Society

For additional details about the Crimson Society, you may watch this video and explore the following links:

Thank You

A special thank you to our Crimson Society Planning Committee members, who have helped realize the vision and goals of the Crimson Society:


Mrs. Joyce Curll AB '65, Committee Tri-Chair
Mr. Randolph Lindel AB '66, Committee Tri-Chair
Ann Giese Porter AB '62, Committee Tri-Chair
Mr. Frederick Fortmiller AB '51, MBA '53
Mr. Edward Bursk AB '54, MBA '59
Dr. Robert Blacklow AB '55, MD '59
Dr. Newton E. Hyslop Jr. AB '57, MD '61
Ms. Ann Rand Eldridge AB '57, MAT '59
Dr. Michael N. Margolies AB '58 
Mr. Francis Donovan AB '59
Mr. Ronald Goodman AB '60
Joan O'Connor RAD '60
Mr. William E. Markus AB '60
Mr. Gregory Downes AB '61
Mr. Ted Wendell AB '62


Cecily Morse AB '62
Mrs. Piper Perry Morris AB '63
Mrs. Emilie de Brigard AB '64
Mrs. Katharine Redmond AB '65, EdM '66
Dr. Donna Gibson Stone AB '66
Mr. Kenneth Ledeen AB '67
Eva Kampits AB '68
Ms. Martha Russell Schwope AB '70
Dr. Richard Kopelman AB '70
Ms. Deborah Smullyan AB '72
Mr. Nicholas Sakellariadis AB '73, JD '77, MBA '77


Newsletter Archive

The HAA Crimson Society Newsletter is sent to all members periodically. The newsletter includes details about upcoming programming, projects, educational opportunities, and any additional relevant information. Below you will find printable PDFs of past issues of the Crimson Society Newsletter:

Educational Resources

The Learning in Retirement Subcommittee of the Crimson Society Planning Committee provides current links and guides to the educational opportunities available to members. Retire, learn, and enjoy.




  • Harvard X for Alumni: Entrance to free courses from the University for Harvard alumni.
  • EdX Courses: Free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) designed for Harvard alumni.
  • Coursera: Learning site that collaborates with over 190 universities.
  • Harvard Art Museums: Lectures, virtual tours, and information from the Harvard Art Museums.