2016 Alumni Weekend

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Heritage Hotel is now fully reserved for Friday and Saturday. Thursday night is still available. Two hotels currently have availability for the weekend: Crowne Plaza Southbury 1284 Strongtown Road Southbury, CT 06488 PHONE: 888-233-9527 Rate: Taft Rate $109 per night+tax The Cornucopia B&B in Southbury 782 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488 PHONE: 203-267-6772 The range is $175-295 per night. Mention Taft to get a 10% discount Please book your room as soon as possible!

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Thank you for visiting the Taft Reunions information page! We look forward to welcoming you back to campus on Alumni Weekend, May 19-21, 2016.

The Class of 1966 50th Reunion celebration begins on Thursday, May 19. Old Guard activities take place Friday, May 20, and all alumni will gather on campus for Alumni Day Saturday, May 21. Watch this page and your mailbox for details of class-specific reunion events.

2016 Reunion Classes

For details specific to your reunion year, including details regarding your class events and hotel information, click on your class reunion link below.

For additional information, or if you would like to get involved, please call the Alumni Office at 800-959-8238 or email Christine Afiouni, Director of Alumni Relations.

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Alumni Weekend Schedule

Check back often for updated information


Thursday, May 19

6:00 PM

Class of 1956 60th Reunion Class DinnerJohn's Café, Woodbury

6:30 PM

50th Reunion Cocktail Party and Dinner, Class of '66, Woolworth Faculty Room and Prentice Dining Room (jacket and tie suggested)

Friday, May 20

7:00 AM — 8:15 AM

School Breakfast, Moorhead Wing

8:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Old Guard Registration, Lincoln Lobby

8:00 AM

Alumni Golf Outing, Watertown Golf Club  

8:00 am start. Call 860-274-4387 to arrange a tee time. Watertown Golf Club fees apply.

8:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Mark W. Potter '48 Gallery Open: Taft Visual Arts Exhibit - 2015-2016 Taft student artists

8:15 AM — 2:40 PM

Select classes open to visiting alumni. Schedule available at registration and at www.TaftSchool.org/alumni/reunions/by May 1.  

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

School Tours, departing Harley Roberts Room (10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00am)

12:00 PM

Old Guard Luncheon, all Old Guard classes, Choral Room

1:30 PM

Classes of 1941, 1946, 1951 Reunion Dessert and Coffee, Harley Roberts Room

5:00 PM

Service of Remembrance, Woodward Chapel (formerly Christ Church), buses to and from The Heritage Hotel available

6:00 PM

Old Guard Dinner, all Old Guard classes, Moorhead Wing; Horace D. Taft Alumni Medal Awarded (jacket and tie suggested)

6:30 PM

Reunion Class Gatherings, Classes of 1976, 1981, 1996

Times and locations will vary, please visit your individual class pages using the links above for details.

Saturday, May 21

7:00 AM — 8:15 AM

School Breakfast, Moorhead Wing

8:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Registration and Refreshments, Main Circle 

8:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Mark W. Potter '48 Gallery Open: Taft Visual Arts Exhibit - 2015-2016 Taft student artists

9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

School Store Open, CPT Basement

9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Class Agents and Secretaries Breakfast, Mr. Taft's Dining Room

9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

School Tours, departing the Harley Roberts Room (9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am)

10:00 AM — 10:25 AM

Back to Class: A few physics toys and demos you might enjoy trying to explain to me, Rusty Davis, Assistant Headmaster, Physics, Donald Oscarson '47 Master Chair. 

Location: WU 118

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Collegium Musicum Revisited, Woodward Chapel

10:30 AM — 10:55 AM

Back to Class: Remember Mid English? Linda Saarnijoki, English, William E. Sullivan Chair. Location: C 130

11:00 AM — 11:40 AM

Back to Class: Admissions 101. Tamara Sinclair '05 and Peter Frew '75 supported by the Baird Family Endowment. Location: Woolworth Faculty Room.

11:45 AM

Assemble for  Parade, Main Circle

12:15 PM

Recognition of Retiring Faculty, Rusty Davis, Ted Heavenrich and Linda Saarnijoki and Campaign Celebration, Centennial Quad

12:30 PM

Alumni Luncheon, Moorhead Wing

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

School Tours, departing from the Harley Roberts Room (1:30pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm)

1:30 PM

Alumni Soccer, Snyder Field

2:00 PM

Student Athletic Contests, visit www.taftschool.org/sports for a complete schedule

4:00 PM

Organ Concert and Reception, Woodward Chapel

5:30 PM

Dinner at the Headmaster's, 176 Guernseytown Road, Watertown

6:30 PM

Reunion Class Gatherings, Classes of 1971, 1986, 1991, 2001, 2006, 2011

Times and locations vary, please visit your individual class pages using the links above for details.

Call the Alumni Office at 800-959-8238 or contact Director of Alumni Relations Christine Afiouni for more information. Don't forget to visit your class page here and on Facebook.

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