Mini Reunions

Update August 19, 2020 from Ed and Frosty – Rooms at The study are fully booked. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Omni (800 843-6664 or in the name of the Yale Class of 1961. We hope you will book a room and register for the Reunion NOW. If you have hotel questions, please call Frosty at 203 640-3111.


Class of 1961

New Haven Mini-Reunion

October 13-15, 2022

Register Now!

Dear Classmates and Friends,

Please join us at the 61st Reunion of the Class of 1961 in New Haven from October 13-15, 2022. We promise you an entertaining program, great food and the renewal of precious friendships.

We have reserved a block of rooms in the name of the Yale Class of 1961 at The Study, located at 1157 Chapel St., adjacent to the campus. For reservations, call 866 930-1157 and identify yourself as a member of the Class. We have an attractive rate of $239 per night, on a first come-first served basis. If any rooms in our block are not reserved by September 12, they will be made available to the general public at the normal rate.

The weekend will begin with an optional dinner Thursday night at Olea, a short walk from the Hotel. Seating is limited to the first 80 reservations. The formal program will begin on Friday morning at the New Haven Lawn Club, with a lecture on Yale architecture by Professor Elihu Rubin and Professor Arne Westad on “The Next Cold War.” Lunch will follow. In the afternoon we will return to the campus for a panel discussion featuring Professor John Gaddis and four younger Yale alumni, all former Grand Strategy students, reflecting on the future direction of the United States. Dinner will be at The Elm City Club (formerly known as the Graduate Club).

On Saturday morning, we will gather in a classroom close to the Study and have a lecture by Professor Mark Saltzman on biomedical engineering, and a conversation with Sam Chauncey on “Yale: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Lunch will be at Harvest Wine Bar on Chapel St. In the afternoon, we will have a lively presentation by Marc Lapadula, a senior lecturer at Yale Film Studies, on “America’s Funniest Films.” Dinner will be at the Union League Café and will be topped off by the 1961 Whiffs.We recognize that people will have some difficulty in walking to some of our venues. Rest assured that we will provide buses when distances are far.

The total cost of the weekend, excluding dinner Thursday night and hotel rooms, is $300 per person. If any Class member feels that he cannot afford that cost, feel free to email Jennifer Julier at the Alumni Association, or call her at 203 436-8014, for a confidential conversation to forgo all or part of the fee.

The deadline for registering for the Reunion is October 1. Cancellations will be honored and fully refunded until that date. Any subsequent cancellations will be refunded to the extent that the Class does not incur a cost. We urge you to register NOW at

We look forward to seeing you in October. In the meantime, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us.

All the best,

Ed Cantor; 203 795-4462

Frosty Smith; 203 640-3111