Skip Navigation LinksTrinity College > Alumni > Reunion > 50th Reunion Schedule

50th Reunion Schedule

Thursday, June 6

1:00 - 5:30 p.m. Registration and housing open
Smith House

​4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 50th Reunion Welcome Reception
Smith House

6:00 p.m. Class of 1963 Dinner at the Trinity Bliss Boathouse
Start your weekend off with a casual BBQ dinner at one of Trinity's best kept secrets.  The Bliss Boathouse offers majestics views of the Connecticut River and is a great venue for you to reconnect with classmates.  Men's crew coach, Kevin MacDermott will say a few words about the crew program at Trinity.
 Classmate Emmett Miller will present:
Potential Is Not Just Past Tense: – Knowing Ourselves, Living Our Mission
​Transporation will be provided from the College and the Downtown Marriott to the boathouse at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 7

8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Class of 1963 Breakfast and Banter
Hamlin Hall 

9:15 - 10:45 a.m. College: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 
A discussion about how the academic and social life of today's students echoes and differs from the Class of 1963's experience, and foreshadows changes to come.  Such questions as 'What are implications for the future of undergraduate education?' and 'What is now taught, how is it taught, and why?' will be discussed. The panel will be moderated by Marshall Blume '63, Edison Trickett '63, and  panelists include Jeffrey Bayliss, Trinity Associate Professor of History, Christopher Hager, Trinity Assistant Professor of English and Hughes Teaching Award recipient, Tom Berger '63, and David Calder '08, 1963 Scholar.
Hamlin Hal

11:00 a.m. 1963 Memorial service 
The Chapel

12:00 p.m. Half-Century Club Reception and Luncheon
Join President Jones and classmates from 1943-1968 for this special afternoon to honor the class of 1963 as they enter the Half-Century Club. 
Reception: Wean Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall, 2nd Floor
Luncheon: Washington Room, Mather Hall, 2nd floor

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. Intentionality and the Unexpected: Constructing Our Lives 

A discussion about how circumstances conditioned the choices we made and influenced outcomes (both positively and negatively) in our post-Trinity lives.  What were our reactions to good fortune or adversity? What experiences were relished and lessons learned?  This panel is moderated by Tim Lenicheck '63 and Bruce Hill '63, and panelists include Laura Holt '00, Trinity Assistant Professor of  Psychology and Hughes Teaching Award recipient,  Anthony Canata '93, 1963 Scholar, Bob McElwain '63, and Kirby Tally '63.
Seabury 217

4:00-5:00 p.m.  
Life as Art

An interview with artist Richard Tuttle '1963 whose work resides in the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Kunsthaus Zug in Switzerland, the Museu Serralvesin in Portugal and in the Admissions Building on Trinity's Campus. The interview will be conducted by Susan Talbot, Director of Hartford's own Wadsworth Atheneum.

5:30 p.m. Organ Recital performed by Richard Birney-Smith '63
The Chapel 

0 p.m. Celebration of Societies

Join President Jones for a reception honoring members of the Long Walk Societies and the Elm Society.
Funston Courtyard, Raether Library and Information Technology Center
(Rain plan: Austin Arts Center)

6:00 p.m. Traditional New England-style clambake
Gather on the Quad for a real taste of New England with all the trimmings! Your kids will enjoy photos with the Bantam, face painting in the children's activity tent, music and much more. Dinner is served until 8:00 p.m.
The Quad

Saturday, June 8

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast and Bantor
Hamlin Hall 

10:00- 10:30 a.m. Class meeting
Hamlin Hall 

10:45 a.m. Parade of Classes
Come out and join your class for the reunion tradition. All alumni, family, and friends are invited to participate. Remember to wear your Trinity swag!
Meet in front of Cinestudio at 10:30 a.m.
Cancelled if raining

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Alumni Convocation 
Jean Walshe '83, Vice President of the National Alumni Association, will lead the ceremony. President  James F. Jones, Jr. will address alumni, class gifts will be recognized, and alumni awards will be presented.
The ceremony will conclude with singing 'Neath the Elms'. 
The Quad 
(Rain Plan: Oostings Gymnasium, Ferris Athletic Center)

12:00-3:00 p.m. Class of 1963 Lady Katherine Boat Cruise and Lunch
Take a ride down the breathtaking Connecticut River on the the Lady Katherine with classmates. A buffet lunch will be served. Pre-registration required. Shuttle will depart from Summit Street immediately following Alumni Convocation.
Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Hartford, CT 06106 (rain or shine)

3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Summing It Forward

Reflections about our common experience as members of the Class of 1963, and about our takeaways from this Reunion weekend.  What have we learned that might facilitate healthy and engaged living? This discussion is moderated by Victor Keen '63, and panelists include Jamie Calabrese Bratt '05, 1963 Scholar, Richard Chang '63, Jonathon Tiefenbrun '63, John Kent '63 and  Patricia McGill P'94 and spouse of 1963 Classmate, Charles.
Clement 105, Chemistry Building

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Class of 1963 Reception 

Washington Room, Mather Hall, 2nd Floor

7:30 - midnight Class of 1963 Dinner and dancing 
After-dinner  remarks by Stan Marcuss and Dan Moore 
Music by the Bob Hardwick Sound
Washington Room, Mather Hall, 2nd Floor

Sunday, June 10

10:00 a.m.10:00 a.m. Festival Service of Holy Communion 

The Chapel comes alive this morning with a celebratory service that will include a thanksgiving for the ministries of clergy in the class of ‘63; a preacher, Jim Bixby, from the class of ’08; and music performed by singers from the class of ’73. 
The Chapel​

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Class of 1963 Brunch and Farewell
Hamlin Hall