Reunion Weekend Schedule of Events

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

3 – 8 p.m.  |  Registration and Dormitories OpenJohn P. Ryan Library, Lobby
Stop by the Library to pick up your registration packet and Reunion give-a-way. Dormitories open for those staying on campus.           

4 p.m.  |  Alumni Class Parade | The Quad
Gather with your classmates on the Quad for festivities to kick-off the weekend. Wear your blazer, H sweater, or best blue and gray attire.

5 p.m.  |  Alumni Convocation | Alumni Chapel
Experience anew the tradition of Chapel. Special Speaker: Senior Master Teacher of Science Mark Nelson P’10 ’13 who will retire at the end of this year after 44 years of teaching and coaching at The Hill. The Exegi Monumentum Award will be presented to the class who has left their mark on The Hill this reunion year.

6 - 11 p.m.  |  Childcare | Mercer Field House
Kids can enjoy a party of their own with dinner, games, crafts, and more. Pre-registration required.

6 p.m.  |  Welcome Home Cocktail Reception | Millhiser Family Dining Room and Class of1971 Garden
Join current faculty, faculty emeriti, and members of The Hill School Board of Trustees for a cocktail reception. 

6 p.m.   |  Class of 2019 Cocktail Reception Sheppard House - Eccleston Residence
The Ecclestons have graciously opened their home to welcome back the Class of 2019.

7 p.m.  |  Welcome Home Dinner | Millhiser Family Dining Room
Food, friends, and fun music. Attire: Casual and spirit wear.

9 p.m.  |  Coffee and Conversation | Memorial Room and Class of 2018 Firepit
Looking for a quiet place to converse with friends? Head to the Memorial Room and Class of 2018 Firepit for coffee and dessert.

11 p.m. |  Campus Quiet Hours
Campus will shut down to prepare for the next day’s activities. Still want to spend time with friends and classmates? Head to local venues for tasty food and drink.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

7:30  |  Breakfast Millhiser Family Dining Room

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Registration | John P. Ryan Library, Lobby
Stop by the Library to pick up your registration packet and Reunion give-a-way.    

9 a.m.  |  Rise and Shine Activities

  • Yoga | The Quad 
    Novice and experienced yoga enthusiasts are welcome to start their day with a morning stretch.
  • Organ Concert | Alumni Chapel
     Enjoy the beautiful music of Hill organist, William Conrad.
  • Destination Hill Walking Tour | John P. Ryan Library, Steps
    See the new renovations around campus, while appreciating much of what has remained the same over time.
  • Class of 1964 Impact Tour  | John P. Ryan Library, Steps
    Take a journey through the campus to witness the impact of the Class of 1964’s support throughout the years.

10 a.m.  | Academic Sessions with Faculty | Various Locations
Return to the Harkness table and experience what is happening in classrooms today.

Session 1:    10 - 10:30 a.m. 

  • Who The Hill Are They? | Shirley Quadrivium Center, E001 McLean Lecture Hall
    Learn about the history of the individuals for whom the buildings on Hill’s campus are named. Hosted by Homer Royer ’77 P'08 and Lou Jeffries, Hill Archivist.
  • Teaching Calculus Through Sea Stories  | Shirley Quadrivium Center, Classroom E107
    Jay Spencer '84 P'13 '14 '18 '23, Athey Family Master of Mathematics
  • Drawndown: Ways to Address Climate Change | Shirley Quadrivium Center, Classroom W016
    Mark de Kanter, Instructor of Science
  • Woodworking Center For The Arts, Room C304
    Diane Deery P'21 '23, Athey Family Master Teacher of the Arts, Chair of the Arts Department
  • Humanities John P. Library, Levis Room
    Dr. Kathy Malone, Elizabeth B. Blossom Chair of Humanities, Senior Master of History & Humanities
  • American Democracy: A Case Study Athey Academic Center, Classroom 310
    Note: This session will run from 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 
    Come take part in the innovative curriculum being used in our US History classes. Using case studies written at Harvard Business School, Hill students explore American Democracy in a highly immersive discussion-based format. All are welcome to join a simulated class on the formation of the Constitution and learn more about History at Hill. Led by Daniel McMains '98, McNally Family Chair of the History Department and Senior Master Teacher of History.

Session 2:   10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Who The Hill Are They? | Shirley Quadrivium Center, E001 McLean Lecture Hall
    Learn about the history of the individuals for whom the buildings on Hill’s campus are named. Hosted by Homer Royer ’77 P'08 and Lou Jeffries, Hill Archivist.
  • Drawndown: Ways to Address Climate Change | Shirley Quadrivium Center, Classroom W016
    Mark de Kanter, Instructor of Science
  • Woodworking Center For The Arts, Room C304
    Diane Deery P'21 '23, Athey Family Master Teacher of the Arts, Chair of the Arts Department
  • Humanities John P. Library, Levis Room
    Dr. Kathy Malone, Elizabeth B. Blossom Chair of Humanities, Senior Master of History & Humanities

10:45 a.m.  |  Class of 1969 Discussion: “Mr. Rolfe and Our Hill Experience” | Shirley Quadrivium Center, Science Library Mark O’Brien ’69 will be leading a 45-minute discussion of Edmund Wilson’s essay, “Mr. Rolfe” (1942). Wilson opens a unique window into the “literariness” of our Hill experience.

11:30 a.m.  |  Life at Hill Panel | John P. Ryan Library, Memorial Room
Members from admission, athletics, arts, residential life, and more will be on hand to answer your questions about life at Hill today

Noon - 1:30 p.m.  |  Lunch and Affiliate Group Showcase Millhiser Family Dining Room
Learn more about Hill’s affiliate groups, which help connect Hill alumni around the world through a shared passion.

1 p.m.  |  Home on The Hill Activities

  • Hill Bingo & Trivia John P. Ryan Library, Memorial Room
    Test your luck and your knowledge for some fun Hill-themed prizes.
  • Hilltones and Hilltrebles Sing-Along Music House
    Warm up those pipes! Time to make some beautiful music.
  • Hill Archives Exploration John P. Ryan Library, Archives
    Join Hill Archivist, Lou Jeffries for a journey through time.
  • Class of 1964 Book Discussion John P. Ryan Library, Writing Center
    Join the class of 1964 as they discuss the book Old School by Tobias Wolff. Moderated by faculty member, Alec Swartz '13, English Fellow, Adviser to The Hill News
  • Destination Hill Walking Tour John P. Ryan Library, Steps
    See the new renovations around campus, while appreciating much of what has remained the same over time.
  • J-Ball Quad
    Time to participate in one of Hill's favorite traditions. Gather your team and get ready for some friendly competition. Meet at the Gazebo to sign up.

3 p.m.  |  Class of 1969 Memorial Service  Alumni Chapel
We pause in the festivities to take time to remember those classmates who are no longer with us.

4 p.m.  | Class of 1964 Memorial Service | Alumni Chapel
We pause in the festivities to take time to remember those classmates who are no longer with us.

4 p.m.  |  Class of 2014 Tree Dedication |  Class of 1971 Garden, Wendell Hill
We pause in the festivities to take time to remember those classmates who are no longer with us.

4– 5 pm.  |  Class Photos | John P. Ryan Library Steps

  • 4 p.m. Class of 1959
  • 4:10 p.m. Class of 1969
  • 4:15 p.m. Class of 1979
  • 4:20 p.m. Class of 1984
  • 4:25 p.m. Class of 1989
  • 4:30 p.m. Class of 1994
  • 4:35 p.m. Class of 2004
  • 4:40 p.m. Class of 2009
  • 4:45 p.m. Class of 2014
  • 4:50 p.m.  All Alumnae
  • 5 p.m. Class of 1964

4:30 p.m.  Class of 1959 Memorial Gathering  |  Shirley Quadrivium Center, Science Library
We pause in the festivities to take time to remember those classmates who are no longer with us.

5 p.m.  | Class of 1974 Memorial Services | Alumni Chapel
We pause in the festivities to take time to remember those classmates who are no longer with us.

5 p.m.  |  Class of 2004 Gathering | Athey Academic Center, Student Center Patio
The Class of 2004 will enjoy a tasting of wines graciously provided by classmate Mark Piccirillo’s vineyard, El Lazo Wines in Argentina.

6-11 p.m.  |  Childcare | Mercer Field House
Kids can enjoy a party of their own with dinner, games, crafts, and more.  Pre-registration required.

6 p.m.  |  Farewell Cocktail Reception and Dinner | Millhiser Family Dining Room and Class of 1971 Garden
Celebrate the end of Reunion Weekend with dinner and dancing. Attire:  Academic Dress
Academic Dress consists of two options (1) jacket, button down shirt, tie, and pants; or (2) blazer, shirt/blouse, skirt, or slacks.

6 p.m.  | Reunion Milestone Cocktail Reception and Dinner | Various Locations
Classes celebrating their 5th, 25th, and 50th Reunion will have milestone dinners. Class photos will be taken at the event.

  • Class of 2019 - 5th Reunion | Shirley Quadrivium Center, Lobby
  • Class of 1999 - 25th Reunion | John P. Ryan Library, Memorial Room
  • Class of 1974 - 50th Reunion | Center For The Arts, Boyer Gallery and Lobby

11 p.m. | Campus Quiet Hours
Campus will shut down to prepare for the next day’s activities. Still want to spend time with friends and classmates? Head to local venues for tasty food and drink.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

8 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Whatsoever Things Brunch | Millhiser Family Dining Room and Class of 1971 Garden
Join us for a hearty breakfast before you depart.

10:30 a.m.  |  Service of Holy Communion | Alumni Chapel