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Many exciting plans are still being developed, but here is a tentative schedule.  Please note that details may be subject to change.

Check out the details on the Children's Program.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

1:00PM-MIDNIGHT

Reunion Headquarters Open
Phillips Brooks House
 

2:00-4:00PM

Senior Class Day Exercises
Tercentenary Theater

Senior Class Day is a student-focused, somewhat informal celebration. In addition to a featured speaker selected by the 2015 Class Committee, the Class Day Exercises include presentations of the Ames Awards and the Harvard and Ivy Orations.

2:00PM

Walking Tour: What's New at Harvard?
Leave from Phillips Brooks House

3:00PM

Walking Tour: What's New at Harvard?
Leave from Phillips Brooks House

5:00-8:00PM

Class of 1990 Welcome Reception (families welcome)
Reunion Headquarters (between Holden Chapel and PBH)
Hosted by: Martina Albright, Tim Kierstead, Hope Prockop and Jon Bernstein

Ease into thTwenty-fiftReunion with the sounds of a welcoming steel drum band. A photo booth will be set up for family/friend photos during the evening together.  There'll be games and face painting. Come unwind after your travelsand mingle outside in the balmevening with your classmates.

6:00-10:00PM

Children's Program Kickoff
Respective Children's Headquarters

8:00-9:30PM

Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard University Band Concert
Tercentenary Theater

8:00PM-MIDNIGHT

Reunion Meet-and-Greet (snacks and bars open until midnight)
Phillips Brooks House Tents

 

THURSDAY, MAY 28  

6:30-9:30AM

Family Breakfast
Annenberg Hall, Memorial Hall
 

7:00AM-MIDNIGHT

Registration
Phillips Brooks House

8:15-8:30AM

Class of 1990 Procession forms
Adjacent to Harvard Hall

8:30-11:30AM

364th Commencement: Morning Exercises
Tercentenary Theater

The Morning Exercises consist of orations,anthems,and the conferring of degrees on all the graduates. Diplomas are received at ceremonies at the Houses and at individual graduate and professional schools. Tickets are required for entrance to HarvarYard and are limited to one per alumnus/a. You may pick up your ticket from headquarters in Phillips Brooks House at any time oWednesday or ThursdayGuests may view a simulcast of the program in the Science Center.

11:30AM-1:15PM 25th Reunion Commencement Luncheon: Spouses/guests welcome
Annenberg Hall, Memorial Hall
1:20PM

Bagpipe Parade to Annual Meeting of HAA
Parade begins outside Memorial Hall

2:30-4:15PM

Annual Meeting of the HAA: Afternoon Program
Tercentenary Theater

Thprogram will includwelcominremarks anrecognitionby Cynthia Torres’80, president of the Harvard Alumni Association; an announcement of Overseer and HAA director election results; the presentation of the Harvard Medals; remarks by President of Harvard University and LincolProfessor of HistorDrew Gilpin Faustand an addresby the Commencement speaker, Deval Patrick AB ’78, JD ’82, who recently concluded two terms as the 71st Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

6:30-9:00PM

Class Dinner
Annenberg Hall, Memorial Hall
Hosted by: Char Joslin, Chris Kaneb, Jody Fink and Julie Clifford Smail

Join us foa modern takon an olNew England tradition. Adults eat with classmates in Annenberg; kids eat with the Children’Program in the large tenacross from thScience Center. 

9:00-10:30PM

Author/Book Signing Event - books will be available for purchase
Science Center Tents

10:00PM-12:30AM Afterparty
Science Center Tents
Hosted by: Robbie Kellman Baxter and Lois Leveen

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

 

(note: Radcliffe Day events running concurrently - additional details at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/radcliffe-day.  Pre-registration required.)

6:30-10:00AM

Family Breakfast
Annenberg Hall, Memorial Hall

8:00AM-MIDNIGHT

Registration
Phillips Brooks House

10:30-11:30AM

"Harvard Today: A Faculty Forum"
Sanders Theater

11:30AM-12:15PM

Presentation of Class of 1990 Survey Results (MC Elliot Thomson)
Sanders Theater
Organized by: Miriam Bavly and Elliot Thomson

12:15-2:00PM

Class Luncheon (organized by freshman dorm)
Science Center Tents

2:00-3:15PM

Class Panel Discussions
Science Center Hall

   

 All of Us Are Journalists Now: How to Cope with the Era of Fast news and Digital Media (Science Center D)
Getting Past the Mania of College Admissions Today (Science Center C)

3:00-4:00PM

"A Conversation with President Faust", an Informal Dialogue with Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University and Lincoln Professor of History.
Science Center Hall B

4:15-5:30PM Seven Minute Stretches: Mini TED-style Talks by 1990 Classmates
Science Center Hall B
   

Robbie Kellman-Baxter - You Are Already in the Club: Harvard, the Ultimate Membership
Jean Kwok - Pros and Cons of Choosing an Artistic Life
Fidel Vargas - Myth vs. Reality: Changing Demographics and Hispanic Influence in Education, Politics and at Harvard
Nathaniel David - When Granny Wants You Dead: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Biotechnology
Bill Brazell - The Upside of a Chronic Disease
Chrystia Freeland - The Rise of the Super-Rich
Wen Stephenson - Why I Was Banned from Harvard

Early Evening

Children's Dinner (with bar for adults, adults invited to socialize)
Science Center Tents

7:00PM

Class Photo
Steps of Widener Library
 

8:00-9:30PM

Class Dinner
Italian Style Theme
Science Center Tents
Hosted by: Jessie Steigerwald and Patty Dowden

8:00PM

Harvard Hillel Shabbat Dinner 
(reservations required - see Mini Reunions for more details)

8:45PM

Shabbat Dinner at Harvard Chabad
(rsvp requested - see Mini Reunions for more details)

9:45 -11:30PM

Class Cabaret Show "25 years in 5 Minutes: An Evening of Stand-up, Stories and Songs"
with a slideshow of classmates in the visual arts 
Be seated by 9:45 to relive the late '80s in pictures before the show!
Sanders Theater
Hosted by: Roland Davis

11:30PM-1:00AM Afterparty
Phillips Brooks House Tents

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30

6:30-9:30AM

Family Breakfast
Annenberg Hall, Memorial Hall
 

8:00AM-MIDNIGHT

Registration
Phillips Brooks House

9:00-11:45AM

Class Scavenger Hunt (pre-registration required)
Start at John Harvard Statue in Yard
Hosted by: Gina Wilcox and Sandy Kahn

9:00-11:00AM

Tours of the renewed McKinlock Hall, Leverett House
Tours will meet on the corner of DeWolfe Street and Memorial Drive, at the entrance to the Leverett House Dining Hall
Tours will be in groups of 15 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

9:00-10:15AM

Classmate Panels and Discussion Groups
Science Center Hall

   

What We Didn't Learn at Harvard: Life Lessons We're Still Learning (Science Center D)
Practicing Medicine in 2015:  Challenges and Rewards (Science Center A)
Current Trends in Social Change-making and How I Can Make a Lasting Impact (Science Center C)

10:30-11:45AM

Classmate Panels and Discussion Groups
Science Center Hall
 

   

Your Money or Your Life:  Defining Ambition, Achievement, Contentment and Worth in Ways that Aren't (Only) About Income (Science Center C)  
T
he Way of Art or the Artist's Way (Science Center A)
Fighting Climate Change with Clean Energy:  The Great Moral Imperative of the 21st Century (Science Center D)

12:15-2:00PM

Class Lunch in the Houses
Eat at your former house - shuttle service will be available to Radcliffe Quad Houses
Chaired by: Patty Dowden

2:00-3:15PM

Classmate Panels and Discussion Groups
Science Center Hall
 

   

Covering the Forever Wars (Journalism in Iraq and Afghanistan) (Science Center B)
See you at our 250th reunion:  The Innovation of Aging (Science Center C)
Making Technology Work for You
 (Science Center D)

3:00-5:00PM

Mini-Reunions for Alumni of Undergraduate Organizations
Various Locations (see Mini Reunions for details)

3:30-5:00PM

Classmate Panels and Discussion Groups
Science Center Hall
 

   

Opportunities and Tensions in 21st Century Education (ending at 4:45) (Science Center D)
Waging the War on Terror (ending at 4:30, followed by joint Q&A with Covering the Forever Wars panelists 4:30-5:00) (Science Center B)
The Adaptive Life (Science Center C)
 

3:00-5:00PM

Tours of the renewed McKinlock Hall, Leverett House
Tours will meet on the corner of DeWolfe Street and Memorial Drive, at the entrance to the Leverett House Dining Hall
Tours will be in groups of 15 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

5:00PM Board Buses for Class of 1990 Pre-Pops Dinner
Depart from Quincy Street near Lamont Library
5:30-7:00PM

Pre-Pops Dinner
Blue Hawaii Theme
Murr Indoor Tennis Courts (shuttle service will be available between Harvard Yard and the Murr Indoor Tennis Courts)

7:00PM

Board Coaches for Police Motorcade to the Pops at Symphony Hall

8:00-10:00PM

Class of 1990 Night at the Pops
Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
(note: buses return to campus immediately following the concert)
Hosted by: Sue Keller

A 25th Reunion Tradition, our Night at the Pops not only celebrates Keith Lockhart's own 20th anniversary conducting the Pops, but it also features the talents of three of our own Class of 1990 world-class musical talents:  Metropolitan Opera's Ethan Herschenfeld who will be singing bass; pianist Evelyn Chen who will be playing Rhapsody in Blue; and Vanessa Lann, who will be premiering her new composition, "Dancing to an Orange Drummer", at this event.
During the second half of the program, the audience will vote for selections the Pops will play and our own classmate a cappella groups--organized by Oscar Alcantra--will sing a medley.

10:30PM-1:30AM

Afterparty with Dancing
Reunion Headquarters and Holden Chapel
Hosted by: Farai Chideya

A throwback to the 90s! We’ll have a DJ on hand to get our second-wind (or third?) going as we usher in the Sunday events. For those in a more mellow mood, there will also be ample quiet space for everyone to talk and catch up.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 31 

6:30-8:00AM

Coffee and Tea
Annenberg Dining Hall

9:00-10:30AM

The "Classic Hahvahd" Tour
Depart from Memorial Hall

9:30-10:45AM

Class Memorial Service
Memorial Church
Hosted by: Tyler Chapman

Please join us as we remember and pay tribute to those classmates who have gone before us.  Officiated by members of the clergy from the Class of 1990.

9:30-Noon

"Launch of the Next 5 Years" Family Brunch Celebration
Annenberg Dining Hall
Hosted by: Rhonda Bentley Lewis

11:00AM-Noon

A Cappella Brunch Concert
Annenberg Dining Hall

2:00PM

Final Check-out from dorms; headquarters closes

 

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