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June 2022 Schedule & Information


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Registration questions or requests for financial assistance are best directed to the HAA at the following email address: class_celebrations_haa@harvard.edu or 617-496-7001.

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Thursday, June 16

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Headquarters Open at Cabot Science Library, Science Center

Officially check in to pick up your nametag and reunion favors.

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Welcome Reception at Smith Campus Center

You can go directly to the Smith Center, but please note, you will be given a temporary nametag for the evening.


Friday, June 17

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Headquarters Open at Cabot Science Library, Science Center

Officially check in to pick up your nametag and reunion favors.

8:30 AM Breakfast, Science Center

9:30 AM Symposium Session: The Arts in Our Lives, Science Center Hall B

Moderator: Jim Fallows
Panelists: Holland Cotter, Laurie Heineman, Bob Telson, and Mac Dewart.

Those wishing to continue the conversation can return to the room after the following break. 

10:45 AM Break

11: 00 AM Discussion Groups: These small breakout sessions, to be facilitated by reunion committee members, will provide an opportunity for us to reflect upon some of the questions and themes that keep popping up in our lives now: 

  • What brings us pleasure, meaning, and joy? Is it volunteering for a cause? Being with grandkids? Collaborating in intergenerational settings?
  • How did our college and pre-college years shape who we are now? 
  • Has the pandemic left its mark in our lives in lasting ways? 
  • Going forward, how do we see ourselves plugging into these deeply unsettled times? How do we find positive ways to address problems that we care about?  
  • What do we see as our legacy, if any?

All groups will discuss the same topics. Groups spread out across the Science Center in the following rooms:

1. Judy Norsigian (room 113)
2. Ellen Messer (room 116)
3. Richard Paisner (room 216)
4. Janice Abarbanel (room 221)
5. Rick Kopelman (room 222)
6. Ira Jackson (room 304)
7. Sandra McCandless (room 309)
8. Bob Fishman (room 310)
9. Julia Livingston (room 411)
10. Jane Manopoli (room B10)

*If a room is full, please join another group so that we can keep discussions smaller and allow for more participation.

12:00 PM Lunch, Science Center Tent 

Lunch tables randomly assigned. Pull up a chair, meet a new classmate, or reconnect with a former friend. 

2:00 PM Memorial Service, Memorial Church

Featuring classmate tributes and performances.  Link to video of the service. 

4:00 PM Class Photo, Widener Library Steps

5:30 PM Cocktails and Dinner, Science Center Tent

8:00 PM Cabaret, Sanders Theatre

Featuring musical and theater performances, talks, and more!

10:00 PM Post-Cabaret Gathering, Meet at Nubar, Sheraton Commander (self-pay) 


Saturday, June 18

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Headquarters Open at Cabot Science Library, Science Center

Officially check in to pick up your nametag and reunion favors.

Last chance to pick up your reunion favors. 

Note: Tours are offered on Saturday every half-hour from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (see below).

8:30 AM Breakfast, Science Center

9:30 AM Symposium Session: Social Media, Human Relationships, and Empathy, Science Center Hall B

This morning session will explore how information technology, artificial intelligence, virtual identities, and social media impact our lives, including intergenerational communication, changing notions of aloneness and togetherness, media-driven tendencies toward polarization, and, in a word, empathy. 

Additional program information available here (click to open in a new tab). 

Moderator: Ellen Messer

Panelists include: Janice Abarbanel, Mark Gerzon, John Powers, and more.

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Small Discussion Groups: topics and facilitators listed below.

Additional program information available here (click to open in a new tab). 

  1. Addressing the Climate Crisis, Claire Broome (former CDC Deputy Director and climate activist for 15 years) and Michael Linn (inventor, entrepreneur, and Co-Chairman of the Climate Boot Camp), Science Center room B10
  2. Threats to Democracy, MA Sen. Mike Barrett and Judith Baker (international educator and social justice activist), Science Center room 309
  3. Arts in Our Lives, Mac Dewart (internationally recognized sculptor), Science Center room 221
  4. Social Media and Sports, John Powers (Pulitzer Prize-winning sports journalist), Science Center room 222
  5. Social Media and Learning: Not Just for Kids, Joe Blatt (Harvard Graduate School of Education professor), Science Center room 116
  6. Polarizing Politics: Integrity versus Despair in 2022, Mark Gerzon (author, mediator, and conflict resolution specialist), Science Center room 113
  7. Exploring Purpose in Our Lives:  the six "F's" --family, faith, friends, fun, fervor and philanthropy, Richard Paisner (innovator in for-profit and not-for-profit ventures), Science Center room 216
  8. Grandparent-Adult-Child Intergenerational Relations, Janice Abarbanel (child psychologist), Science Center room 300H 
  9. Aging with Resilience, Rick Kopelman (physician and medical educator, Tufts Medical Center), Science Center room 221
  10. Social Media and Business Relationships, Bill Kutik (journalist and Silicon Valley consigliere), Science Center room 304 
  11. Spirituality, Religion, and Empathy, Moderator Ellen Messer, Science Center room 310

12:00 PM Lunch, Science Center Tent

Make your own affinity group lunch table. Supplies on hand to self-organize table discussions and connections. 

12:30 PM Radcliffe Lunch and Panel Session on Reproductive Justice

            Horner Ballroom, Agassiz House, Radcliffe Yard

Additional information on the panel and film screening (click to open in a new tab). 

Additional resources for taking action (click to open in a new tab)

Moderator: Judy Norsigian

Panelists: Lolly Delli-Bovi, Marcie Richardson, a current board member at Our Bodies Ourselves, Diana Namumbejja Abwoye.

2:00 PM Open Time

Your reunion nametag allows entry to museums and spaces on campus.

See Tour information below. 

6:00 PM Museum of Science Dinner and Dancing

1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston (parking and outdoor access available)


Sunday, June 19

9:30 AM Farewell Brunch, Outside Memorial Hall amidst the sculptures of classmate Mac Dewart

1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Juneteenth Information

June 19th is the last day of our reunion. This Juneteenth is the first time the holiday is commemorated by the entire nation as a Federal Holiday. This holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the US is a time of remembrance, of resilience, and of hope.

As Harvard/Radcliffe alums, let us be mindful of how far we have come and how far we still have to go. We encourage you to use your time on Sunday afternoon to reflect and understand the rich history of African Americans in the Cambridge/Boston area. Ideas include:

  • Take part in Juneteenth activities around Boston. Many options are posted here.
  • Walk the Black Heritage Trail in Boston: The Black Heritage Trail® is an approximately 1.5 mile long trail linking sites that explore the trials of the free black community that inhabited the North Slope of Beacon Hill from the late 18th century through the 19th century. Self-guided tours can be taken anytime or join us for a ranger guided tour in the spring and summer.
  • Visit the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford: Guided tours of this historic property begin at the top of the hour at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 11, 2022 until October 16, 2022. Please note capacity for tours is limited to 12 people and attendance is first-come, first-served.

Tour Information

The Harvard Alumni Association has partnered with Harvard Student Agencies Trademark Tours to offer tours of campus. The student-led tours visit many sites around the Yard and campus, covering themes of Harvard history, culture, and famous Harvardians.

All tour offerings on Saturday are complimentary for reunion attendees and their guests free of charge. Please arrive wearing your reunions nametag.

Saturday, June 18th

  • Tours are offered every half hour from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meeting Location:
Outside of the Harvard Square T Station (1376 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138)
Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of scheduled tour time.
Tours operate rain or shine, and umbrellas are provided. Tours will not operate in extreme weather conditions including lightning.

Tour Time and Distance:
Tours last about 75 minutes. The tour route is about 1.5 miles. We walk at a leisurely pace and the routes are all accessible.

Please call Trademark Tours Office with any questions: 1-855-455-8747