Reunion Weekend

Eventbrite - Yale F&ES Reunion Weekend 2018

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 5

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Pre-Reunion Field Trip to Yale-Myers Forest
Trip Departs from Sage Hall
Tour the new facilities and learn about current research/initiatives at YMF from faculty, staff, and students.
Beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Reunion Weekend Welcome Table
Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
Check in when you arrive on campus – open throughout most of Reunion Weekend.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Performance by Composer Ben Cosgrove
Join us for a performance by Ben Cosgrove, a traveling composer-performer whose music explores themes of landscape, place, and environment in North America.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reunion Weekend TGIF
Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
Kick off Reunion Weekend at a huge TGIF with alumni, faculty, students, and staff.
Children can watch a movie on the big screen in Burke Auditorium during TGIF. Parental supervision required.
Beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Individual Classes Are Encouraged to Arrange Informal Dinners/Gatherings
Coordinate with your friends and classmates to catch up on campus or at a local restaurant.


Reunion Weekend 2018

Saturday, October 6

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Kroon Hall, Knobloch Environment Center (3rd floor)
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Reunion Weekend Program
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Reunion Weekend Welcome
Joe MacDougald ’05 M.E.M., F&ES Alumni Association Board President
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Distinguished Alumna Remarks (via video): Eleanor Sterling ’83 B.A., ’93 Ph.D.
Reciprocity and Well-being: Connecting People to People and People to Place
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Distinguished Alumnus Seminar: Michael Jenkins ’88 M.F.
Making the Priceless Valuable: Where Are We with Ecosystem Service Real Values?
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break with Coffee/Tea/Snacks
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. State of the School, F&ES Dean Indy Burke
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Reunion Weekend 2018 Keynote Address
Environmental Protection in 2018: Local and State Governments Step into the Breach
Rob Klee
 '99 M.E.S., '04 J.D., '05 Ph.D., Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy
and Environmental Protection (DEEP)

12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
F&ES Alumni Awards Luncheon
Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
The luncheon provides an opportunity to recognize the impressive accomplishments of fellow alums and celebrate the F&ES community.
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Options

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Optional Guided Tours
If you are interested in participating, sign up for a guided tour at the Reunion Weekend welcome table:

Peabody Museum of Natural History Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Join Chris Norris, Senior Collections Manager in Vertebrate Paleontology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, for a behind-the scenes tour of the Museum's incredible collections.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collection Visit
Join George Miles, Curator of the Yale Collection of Western Americana at the Beinecke Library for a guided tour of the Beinecke's fall exhibition, 'Eye on the West: Photography and the Contemporary West.'

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Additional Optional Fun and Free Activities in New Haven
Visit the Yale Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, Sterling Memorial Library, East Rock Park, or Edgerton Park and Gardens.
2:30 p.m. Class of 2013 Departs for 5-Year Reunion Trip to Great Mountain Forest
Meet on Prospect Street in front of Kroon Hall
Trip returns Sunday morning, October 7.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.              
Alumni Reception
Connect with fellow alums for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and conversation, leading up to the Harvest Dinner.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.              
Harvest Dinner
Bowers Auditorium
Join us for an evening of delicious harvest food and drink, live fiddling music, and a festive fall atmosphere. This family-friendly event is not-to-be-missed!

Sunday, October 7

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Morning at the Yale Farm - Breakfast and Tour
Yale Farm
Join us for a relaxing breakfast and a student-led tour of the Yale Farm before you leave campus.


Lodging Information

Best Western Plus North Haven
201 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473
A limited number of rooms have been set aside for F&ES alumni during Reunion Weekend.
Book online or call (203) 239-6700
OMNI New Haven Hotel at Yale 
155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Book online or call (203) 772-6664
The Study at Yale
1157 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (203) 503-3900
New Haven Hotel
229 George Street, New Haven, CT, 06510
Book online or call (800) 644-6835
Courtyard New Haven at Yale
30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (203) 777-6221
La Quinta Inn & Suites
400 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (203) 562-1111
New Haven Village Suites
3 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511
Book online or call (203) 777-5337

Austin Street Inn
Co-owned by Rebeccca Gratz '99 M.E.M.
9 Austin Street, New Haven, CT 06511 or call 203-387-1699

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