The Reunion Weekend 2024 schedule will be updated here as plans formalize. Check out the schedule from 2023 below!
View the full program here.
Thursday, June 8
60th Reunion “Back to the Future” Golf Cart Campus Tour
50th Reunion Welcome Dinner at the Mark Twain House & Museum
60th Reunion Welcome Reception and Dinner
Friday, June 9
50th Reunion Breakfast and Bantam Banter
60th Reunion Meet and Greet Gathering
Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Welcome Lunch (open to all alumni)
The Alumni Bicentennial Celebration will kick off with this casual gathering. Arrive at your leisure, connect with fellow attendees, and enjoy lunch.
Half-Century Club Induction and Eigenbrodt Cup Reception and Luncheon (50th Reunion only)
Half-Century Club members and their guests will gather for a special reception and luncheon to honor the Class of 1973 as they enter the Half-Century Club and to celebrate the recipient of the prestigious Eigenbrodt Cup.
60th Reunion Class R&R Session: Reflect and Reacquaint
Members of the Class of 1963 will continue their day with this casual opportunity to reconnect. Enjoy a leisurely and unstructured opportunity for conversation and catch-up with friends. A buffet lunch will be served.
200 Years of Trinity: Memories and Memorabilia
The College archivist will be on hand to answer questions about the Memories and Memorabilia exhibit.
55th Reunion Discussion Session: Tales of Serendipity
Serendipitous happenings have changed life for the better or worse for all of us. As the saying goes, “Man proposes and God disposes.” Chance encounters or conversations, a missed trip or opportunity that ended up fortuitously, a lucky professional happening, the emergence of a mentor who changed our lives, or a divergence in life’s path prompted by an accident are examples of the transformative power of chance and fate. Join us to talk about serendipitous events that changed your life. Please come prepared to give a succinct description of only one or two such happenings since our time for this discussion will be limited.
60th Reunion Large Group Discussion: “There Is No Other Time; What We Have Learned about Life”
It is never too late to think. It is never too late to learn. It is never too late to learn from others whose experience was formative or affected their lives. Stan Marcuss ’63 leads the Class of 1963 in a thoughtful discussion to spark reflections.
50th Reunion Memorial Service
We will remember and give thanks for the lives of members of the Class of 1973 who have passed away. This service was beautifully planned by members of the Class of 1973 in partnership with the Reverend Marcus Halley, chaplain and dean of spiritual and religious life.
60th Reunion Gathering in the Class of 1963 Chapel of the Perfect Friendship
The Reverend Michael Schulenberg ’63 and the Reverend Marcus Halley, College chaplain and dean of spiritual and religious life, have planned a gathering for the Class of 1963 in memory of classmates who have passed away and in celebration of the friendship that connects members of the class.
“Committing to the Future: The Art and Business of Film and TV”
Featuring moderator Will McCormack ’96 and panelists Stephen Gyllenhaal ’72 and Stephanie Ritz ’90
A panel of alumni experts working in film and television will discuss the future of the art and business of the industry. The panel, moderated by actor, producer, writer, and director Will McCormack ’96 features Stephen Gyllenhaal ’72, director, Billy Lazarus ’93, partner and senior agent in the Motion Picture Talent Department at United Talent Agency, and Stephanie Ritz ’90, partner at WME.
10th Reunion Gathering with Lawn Games
Members of the Class of 2013 will celebrate their 10th Reunion with some fun and games! Join in the festivities with lawn games and refreshments.
55th Reunion Discussion Session: Defining and Managing Your Legacy
At our 50th Reunion, we had a wonderfully interactive discussion of what we called the “7th Inning Stretch.” This year, we’ll follow up on that discussion to share perspectives on what legacies we want to nurture and how to accomplish that. It is said that we die two deaths—one when we physically die and the other when we cease to exist in the memories of others. One’s legacy relates to the latter. There also is the notion of trying to pass along values, life’s learnings, and some historical perspectives to future generations, whether attributed to us or not. Some of our classmates have written autobiographies, others have penned extended letters to future generations, and for others, “legacy” is not personally identified. There are countless ways to have one’s deeds and values live on long after us and to give historical perspectives to future generations. Do you/should you care about any of that? What steps have you taken or planned to take? Share your perspectives with your classmates, and hear their views on these thought-provoking issues.
15th Reunion Gathering with Lawn Games
Members of the Class of 2008 will celebrate their 15th Reunion with some fun and games! Join in the festivities with lawn games and refreshments.
20th Reunion Wine Tasting
Members of the Class of 2003 will come together for a wine tasting. This family-friendly event will feature wine and snack pairings, with juice and snack pairings for attendees under age 21.
60th Reunion Presentation on Scholar’s Directory
Victor Keen ’63 and Tony Canata ’93 will present on how the Scholars Directory project is taking shape.
Organ Recital with Richard Birney-Smith ’63 and Christopher Houlihan ’09
Richard Birney-Smith ’63 and Christopher Houlihan ’09 (College organist and director of Chapel music) will offer a brief recital, performing on the College’s extraordinary 1972 Austin pipe organ.
Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Vernon Street Fair (open to all alumni)
Vernon Street will transform into a street fair for the evening! Enjoy the “food court”-style buffet, family-friendly entertainment and activities, and an opportunity to see the spaces that student organizations call home.
Reunion Receptions and Class Dinners
Trinity Live! Featuring The Nields
After enjoying dinner, return to the Main Quad for the prime-time entertainment for the evening: The Nields! The Nields have been described as an acoustic rock explosion and boast a career of more than 20 years and a prolific body of work. Band members and alumni David Chalfant ’90, Katryna Nields Chalfant ’91, and David Hower ’89 return to campus for this unforgettable performance!
40th Reunion 1980s Afterparty (open to Classes of 1980-1986)
Members of the Class of 1983 invite all alumni who overlapped with them during their time at Trinity to join them at this 1980s-themed Alumni Bicentennial Celebration after party! The event features a performance by Glass Bullet (Jacob Edwards ’83, Don Joslin ’83, Amy Fulton Kuzmicki ’83, John O’Brien ’84, and Joe Tucker ’83). Come reconnect at this nostalgic and fun event!
Trinity Live! Featuring Latanya Farrell P’23
Keep the party going with this high-energy dance party featuring late-night snacks and a performance by Latanya Farrell P’23. Dubbed “Queen of Summer Concerts” by The Hartford Courant, Latanya is an award-winning educator, performer, songwriter, soul singer, active longtime member of the West Hartford, Connecticut, community, AND a proud Trinity parent!
Saturday, June 10
All-Reunion Memorial Service
All alumni are invited to gather to give thanks for life’s blessings and to remember classmates we love but see no longer. The names of the classmates in Reunion years who have passed away since Reunion 2018 and the names of all alumni who have passed away since Reunion 2022 will be read aloud. (The 50th Reunion will hold its own class memorial service on Friday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m.)
Women’s Leadership Council Coffee and Conversation
The Women’s Leadership Council invites all alumnae and their guests to this informal brunch. This gathering will provide the opportunity for alumnae to come together, make new connections, strengthen existing connections, and learn how you can get more involved in this alumnae organization.
50th Reunion Breakfast and Bantam Banter
The Class of 1973 and their guests will gather for breakfast to begin the day’s activities. Please bring your meal ticket to attend this event.
60th Reunion Class Meeting and Elections
The Class of 1963 will start the day with a class meeting over breakfast. Class President Tim Lenicheck ’63 will preside, and agenda items will include class officer elections for the 2023–28 term and an update on the Scholars program from Jim Tozer ’63, P’89, ’90, GP’22.
Alumni Bicentennial Celebration All-Alumni Breakfast
All alumni are invited to enjoy breakfast on the Main Quad. Look for tables noting your class year to help you easily connect with friends and classmates.
Bantam Athletics Celebration Brunch
Celebrate 200 years of Trinity and 150 years of Bantam sports as we welcome all athletics alumni back to campus. Speakers will include captains, coaches, and stars from throughout Trinity’s rich athletics history.
55th Reunion Breakfast and Class Meeting
The Class of 1968 will start the day with a class meeting over breakfast. Please bring your meal ticket to attend this event.
Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement Brunch
For the past 30 years, the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement—nestled in the southwest corner of the Mather Hall basement—has attracted, brought together, and served as a home for many students interested in service, Hartford, social change, and/or building community with similarly minded folks. Great work has been done and friendships developed, and over time, the work of the office has woven itself into many important aspects of the life of the College as well as the lives of countless students. Join us to learn what we have been up to, share memories, and perhaps reconnect with old friends.
BIPOC Alumni Breakfast
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) alumni and their guests will gather for a special breakfast and time to reconnect with fellow alumni of color.
45th Reunion Discussion Session: Navigating to and through Retirement
Whether you’ve successfully transitioned into retired life, are preparing to do so, or are somewhere on that road, there’s much to learn and discuss about such a major life change. The Class of 1978 will gather for a guided discussion on the topic. Classmates are invited to consider questions such as the following: If you have already retired, what was and is the experience like? Do you have advice for classmates about to retire? What do you wish you’d known? If you are in the process of retiring or are about to retire, what questions do you have? What has surprised you about making the transition?
60th Reunion Casual Gatherings
Classmates and guests are invited to gather for impromptu conversations and catching up.
Trinity’s 1923 Centennial and the Landmark Campus of Today
Join Professor Alden Gordon ’69 for an illustrated look at the impact the 1923 Trinity College Centennial had on the creation of the main quadrangle we know today. What could a visionary 2023 Bicentennial mean for the College of the future? Professor Gordon will introduce you to www.PublicArtCT.org which contains detailed information on the buildings and works of art at Trinity and can be used on your phone for self-guided tours all around Greater Hartford. The session will conclude with a walk to see the highlights of campus architecture from the 1923 and 1996 Campus Master Plans.
50 Years Later: A Retrospective Roundtable with the Class of 1973
Members of the Class of 1973 invite all alumni to join them as they share stories about their experiences at Trinity in this roundtable discussion. Hear from members of the 50th Reunion class about their memories of their time on campus and their reflections on being the first four-year coeducational class at the College.
Alumni Chapel Singers Rehearsal
Alumni of The Chapel Singers, Trinity’s oldest student organization, are invited to meet for a special mini-reunion and rehearsal. Friends and family with previous choral singing experience are welcome to join. Alumni singers will join with current Chapel Singers to prepare music for Sunday morning’s Chapel Service.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Committing to the Future: The Role of Sports in Modern Society
Alumni leaders in professional sports in the United States and abroad will discuss the impact sports has on modern society and their visions for the future of the industry. The panel, moderated by veteran coach and athletics administrator at Trinity College Robin Sheppard M’76, will feature Billy Hogan ’96, CEO of the Liverpool Football Club; Sam Kennedy ’95, H’19, president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox; Mimi MacKinnon ’04, former director of the commissioner’s office of the National Football League; and Jay Monahan ’93, commissioner of the PGA Tour.
Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Afternoon Reception
Looking for a place to rest between events? Stop by the Hamlin Tent throughout the afternoon for casual conversations and refreshments.
Committing to the Future: Women in Law
Featuring moderator Professor Renny Fulco and panelists Claudia Baio ’86, Lisa Banks ’90, and LaTanya Langley ’97, H’17
Hear from alumnae leaders in the legal field about their thoughts on the future of the industry and the ways in which women will continue to shape it. The panel, moderated by Renny Fulco, associate professor of legal and policy studies, will feature Claudia Baio ’86, Connecticut Superior Court judge; Lisa Banks ’90, attorney and partner, Katz Banks Kumin LLP; and LaTanya Langley ’97, H’17, chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Edgewell Personal Care Company.
Baseball: Going Back to the Future
Author and syndicated columnist George Will ’62, H’79 discusses the past, present, and future of our national pastime. Conversation facilitated by Bill Marimow ’69, H’16.
Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Alumni Couple Renewal of Vows
In celebration of the College’s 200th birthday, alumni couples will gather to renew their commitment to each other in this service planned by the Reverend Marcus Halley, College chaplain and dean of spiritual and religious life. Come celebrate love rooted in the Trinity experience at this renewal of vows ceremony. Note: All are welcome to attend the service; participation as a couple renewing vows requires advance registration via the Alumni Bicentennial Celebration and Reunion registration form.
An Afternoon with Alumni Authors
Featuring host Professor Ethan Rutherford and authors Charity Elder ’00 and Joanna Scott ’82
Join Ethan Rutherford, associate professor of English, as he introduces readings from alumni authors Charity Elder ’00, author of Power: The Rise of Black Women in America, and Joanna Scott ’82, author of 13 works of fiction, including The Manikin.
Matriculation Ceremony Remembered: Find Your Signature in Trinity’s Book
Visit this exhibit to find your signature from your Matriculation ceremony in Trinity’s Book!
Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Lunch
It will be fun for the whole family at the Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Lunch on the Main Quad. Visit the satellite tents organized by decade to help you connect easily with friends and classmates. The buffet will be open from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Camp Bantam: Saturday on the Quad
The Saturday afternoon Camp Bantam session will include a children’s meal at the Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Lunch and an assortment of games, crafts, entertainment, and more! Children must be accompanied by a parent. The program will be brought to you in conjunction with Legacy Childcare.
Bantam Birthday Bash
Featuring dinner, fireworks, and a performance by Aloe Blacc
It’s time to celebrate the College’s 200th birthday! The Alumni Bicentennial Celebration will culminate in an opportunity for the entire alumni community to come together and celebrate. Featuring dinner, remarks, a performance by Aloe Blacc (“I Need a Dollar,” “The Man,” and “Wake Me Up,”), fireworks, and a late-night dance party, this event will be unforgettable. You won’t want to miss this conclusion to the evening!
- 6:00–7:30 p.m. Kick off the evening by catching up with friends and classmates over dinner.
- 7:30–8:00 p.m. Hear remarks, and see a special Bantam birthday surprise!
- 8:00–9:30 p.m. Enjoy the Alumni Bicentennial Celebration headline concert featuring Aloe
- 9:45–10:00 p.m. Gather outside the tent to watch the showstopping fireworks display.
- 10:00 p.m.–midnight Dance the rest of the night away at a late-night dance party with DJ Scottie of
Full Blast Entertainment.
Sunday, June 11
Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Farewell Breakfast
Enjoy one last hoorah before you depart campus! Reunite with friends new and old while you enjoy a breakfast buffet. Dine-in and grab-and-go options will be available.
Bagel Brunch at Zachs Hillel House
All alumni and guests are invited to visit the Zachs Hillel House for a bagel and lox brunch before departing from campus.
Sunday Chapel Service and Brunch
All are welcome to a celebration of the Eucharist in the Trinity College Chapel. The Chapel Singers alumni choir will provide festive music during the service. Immediately following the service, a light brunch will be served in the south cloister.
LGBTQ+ Alumni, Friends, and Family Brunch
Stop by the Queer Resource Center (QRC) before departing campus to reconnect over brunch and to hear from Director of LGBTQ+ Life Crystal Nieves ’08 about her work at the QRC and more.