Save the date:
Our 40th Reunion will be held!
Thursday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018!
Update: We now have hotel blocks for our reunion. We also have pre-reunion events you'll want to be aware of. And to get you into the spirit of celebrating, take a look at the "Now and Then" section. Please send us your favorite photos so that we can celebrate our class Now and Then. Please see below for more details. Information will be added on a regular basis.
Greetings to Our Classmates From Class of '78 Co-Chairs Phyllis Yale and Mark Gearan
We hope you’ll SAVE THE DATE to join us for our 40th College Reunion in Cambridge, MA on October 11-14, 2018
This year’s Reunion will feature:
- A rousing Harvard football game on Friday night (the Crimson is guaranteed to win), with a tailgate and party too
- A Fun-packed Saturday night Gala featuring local band favorite the Winiker Brothers
- A joint event with other Reunion Classes to hear from new Harvard President Lawrence Bacow
- Exciting symposia on hot current topics featuring classmates who are experts in their fields.
- The opportunity to meet real, live undergraduates to hear about their current experiences and concerns at today’s Harvard
- The chance to attend actual classes on campus (no homework required)
- A very meaningful Memorial Service to remember our Classmates
- The opportunity to see the creative work of our classmates
- Selected Harvard-themed outings and tours around the campus and city
And… of course… the priceless opportunity to reconnect with friends from near and far.
We're saving the date on our calendars, and hope you will, too. We'd sure love to see you in Cambridge this October. Stay tuned for more information on the weekend, as well as registration details, in the late summer.
Next Reunion Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 17 at 6pm
HAA Offices, 124 Mt. Auburn St., (5th floor)
Here's What You Can Do Now!
Connect with Classmates - A New Reunion Facebook Group
Connect with old friends and classmates and make sure you join your new Reunion Facebook group for the Class of '78. Share news and experiences with each other and make plans for the Reunion in October. Did you know that we now actually have 2 Class of 1978 Facebook groups?
Our 2nd and new 40th Reunion – Harvard 1978 group has been set up specifically for Reunion updates – who is coming, what is being planned, advance events/parties, etc.
Why not ask 5 of your friends from the Class to join the Reunion Class of '78 FB group! If you already have FB friends from your class just invite them to join the Class of '78 FB group also for exclusive news on what's coming up. Lots of fun!
Our original Harvard College 1978 group on Facebook is where we have been encouraging people to post Harvard news and general news about our classmates. It is a permament group that has been active for many years.
Talent Alert: Share Your Talents With Classmates!
Seeking Talented Classmates! We are seeking a broad range of Performing Arts contributors for our Reunion Talent Show/Open Mic on Friday night, Oct 12. We hope dancers, singer/songwriters, actors, musicians, slam poets, stand-up comics, jugglers, opera singers, magicians, contortionists, and yodelers will share their talents. To sign up for the Talent Show/Open Mic, email James Arena-DeRosa at email@example.com with a brief description of your act and how much “stage time” you think you will need. Some musical support will be available, so let us know what you’ll need. James will contact you with more information.
Talent Alert: Share Your Creative Works!
Seeking submissions for our Digital Presentation of Creative Works at the Reunion! All Creative Arts are welcome, including painting, drawing, quilting, knitting, sculpting, ceramics, jewelry, bead work, photography, woodworking, IKEA hacking, LEGO construction, floral arranging, calligraphy, ceramics, stained glass, tapestry, and more. We will also include movie and TV spots, trailer clips, and visual representations of published works, including photos of books covers, book signings, reviewer quotes, quotations, or a paragraph or two. Email Ken Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org for submission details.
Class of '78 Congratulates Class of 2018 at 367th Commencement
The celebration for our own class has already begun. The Class of '78 showed its colors at the 367th Commencement on May 24th, for the Class of 2018. Our classmates gathered at the Class of '78 Reunion headquarters at Thayer Hall. And they brought some style to the occassion to showcase the class all of us will bring to our own Reunion in October! (from left to right: Jamie Arena-DeRosa, Paul Mulkerrin, Rudy Pizzano, Tom Johnson,
Don Guiney, Mark Gearan)
Successful 'Paperless Phonathon'
As you prepare for the Reunion why not also plan to celebrate with a stop along the way? We are planning for pre-Reunion events to get you in the spirit. For example, you might want to tackle climbing a mountain along the way..... as in Mt. Harvard! Make a date for this on August 8. For more details on this take a look below under Upcoming Events. We have valuable information for a wide variety of possible accomodations near the Mt. Harvard trailhead, that will suit your needs. All are within 25 miles of Buena Vista, that is, 30 miles from the trailhead. Click here for these available choices!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Reunion......IgNobel Prize Night at Sanders!
HR78 will again be sending a delegation to the IgNobel Prize Ceremony at Sanders Theater on Thursday, September 13, at Sanders Theater. This will be a great pre-reunion event. After the ceremony the delegation will reconvene at Kirkland Tap and Trotter for debriefing and miscellaneous merriment. If you would like to join the delegation reply on the Reunion FB page as I have to place an order for tickets. I will have further information about the cost of the tickets.
Survey Update.... These are a Few of My Favorite Books
Guess Who's Coming to the Reunion? "Now and Then"
Can you identify your classmates from "Now and Then" who will also be coming to the Reunion? Let's keep track of who's coming by sending your own "Now and Then" photos for the website. Click on to the "Now and Then" tab to enjoy the gallery of all the photos. . Join the Facebook group for more details on how to send your photos. It will be unforgettable.
Who's Who on the 40th Reunion Committee
Click on the "Class Committee" tab and you'll find "Who's Who" on the 40th Reunion Committee. You might find some familiar names that you may want to contact yourself. And if you're ready to roll up your sleeves to make this a success why not join
the Committee also!
Fall Reunions 2018 Hotel Blocks
e have added a new hotel for our Reunion - the Hyatt! The link below will take you to our reservation block for reduced rates at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, where we are also having our Reunion Gala on Saturday night, October 13. So if you want a VERY easy commute home after the party, here's a great opportunity!
Rooms per night: 20 rooms (60 total reserved)
*Booking link to come
7:00AM Wed 8 Aug 2018 - 1:59AM Fri 10 Aug 2018SAVE THE DATE: Classmates and their adult family members are invited to participate in a “Class Climb” on August 8 (weather backup is August 9) of Mount Harvard, Collegiate Peaks, Sawatch Range, Colorado (near the town of Buena Vista, in the Arkansas
Harvard-Radcliffe Class of 1978 Reunion
11 October 2018