1958 - 60th Reunion (May 31 - June 3, 2018)

60th Reunion

May 31 - June 3, 2018

Jonathan Edwards College

Dear Classmates,

It’s time for another Yale reunion—you can set your clock by them, if you have a five-year clock. This will be our 10th since graduation, for those of you who count such experiences. Sixty years.

We have a reunion weekend studded with intellectual, gustatorial, and camaraderic gemstones, from current Yale faculty, our noble classmates, recognizable vintners, brewers, and distillers, and Yale’s five-star chefs, to music from Peter Duchin, Bob Morgan, and the Whiffs, plus wry commentary from Dick Cavett, and more.  

At the weekend’s center is the focus, led by Joel Schiavone and his team, on the work done for others by our classmates, on the efforts and energies that nearly all of us have contributed to the societies in which we live. Saturday’s keynote panel is entitled, “We Reach Beyond Ourselves: 1958 in Service.”

And the cost of this halcyon moment in our already full lives? $0.00 for each classmate, and $0.00 for his significant other, thanks to a generous gift from Georges St. Laurent to underwrite the Reunion’s registration fees. 

A nearly secure weekend schedule, housing info, registration instructions, and other appropriate documents are available on this website.

Most of us were born in 1936 or thereabouts, swaddled in the Great Depression, on the eve of meat and gas rationing, with cell phones and North Korea not even conceived of by Jules Verne. Put bluntly, we’re old. But, as most will discover at our 60th, we are re-defining “old.” Even as we de-accession our possessions and revile the atrocious reading material infesting our medical waiting rooms, we are questioning the world we live in and learning what we can about what’s new—often concluding plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose (the more things change, the more they stay the same).

So one imperative compelling us to register and attend is our personal (defiant?) redefinition of old. Another imperative is once more joining an embarrassingly and richly interesting group of men and women, many of whom we’ve known for nearly 65 years. A third imperative is the university itself—its campus, its people, and its values.  

So, click on the link at left to see who is coming and go ahead and register.

Just come to New Haven in the spring!
Tim Hogen                                          Linus Travers