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55th Reunion - June 2019


From Cornell Alumni Affairs

Reunion registration and a ton of information
Specific info for Class of '64

Reunion Contacts

Chair: Carolyn Stewart Whitman,
Registration and housing: Barbara Lutz Brim, or Brenda Caniff (Alumni Affairs),

Reunion Schedule

Our 55th will run from Thursday, June 6, 2019 (at 12 noon) through Sunday, June 9, 2019 (at 12 noon). Here are the day-by-day highlights; italicized items are University events:

  • Thursday: check in, campus bus tour, welcome dinner, Savage Club show.
  • Friday: breakfast, class symposium on JFK Award, Architectural tour on the Arts Quad, Olin Lecture, call reception and dinner, Chorus and Glee Club Concert, reunion tents with live music
  • Saturday: breakfast, State of the University (President Pollack), canoeing in Beebe Lake, class reception and dinner(with the Sherwoods), Cornelliana Night, reunion tents with live music
  • Sunday: breakfast, class meeting

This schedule is more leisurely than at our recent reunions, leaving you plenty of time to catch up with long-lost classmates, wander around the campus, shop for Cornell gear or see the gorgeous gorges of Ithaca.

Reunion Housing

Most Reunion attendees will stay on West Campus in the (relatively) new, air-cooled Alice Cook House, at 709 Uniuversity Avenue, just uphill from Stewart Avenue. The rooms are cozy; reunion leaders have stayed there. Room cost is $67 per person, per night, or $157 per person for all three nights. Rooms will be reserved when you register. We'll have plenty of space.

When you arrive for Reunion, please pull up near Alice Cook House in the semi-circle driveway area to drop off luggage. You will not be able to leave your vehicle parked in this area while you check in. Luggage handlers will be on hand to assist with bringing guest luggage into headquarters.

Main parking areas on serving Alice Cook House:
University Avenue Parking Lot: Entrance to this lot is on University Avenue after crossing over Stewart Avenue on your left.
Libe Slope: Access from West Avenue.
A Reunion shuttle will help you get back to our headquarters location after parking on Thursday between noon and 7 p.m. Flag the shuttle down when you see it.

If you’d prefer to stay off campus in a hotel, please make your reservation as soon as possible. Click here to see a list of Ithaca-area hotels with Reunion blocks. Be sure to use the listed promo code for these rates. If you're coming for the full weekend, you'll need reservations for the nights of June 6-7-8.

Reunion Team

Here are some of our reunion volunteers and their email addresses:

Chair Carolyn Stewart Whitman
Registration & housing Barbara Brim
Affinity groups Nancy Taylor Butler
Class Symposium - JFK Cynthia Wolloch
Communications Bruce Wagner
Reunion Campaign Tim Davis