Schedule of Events for Adults

Slides from Symposia.

Photos of Events.

A newer Final Schedule [PDF] revised 5-28-08.

Click here to view Final Guide and Schedule [PDF]
Program Schedule starts on page 12.
Includes many additional events, not shown below.

Below is a Partial Schedule of key events - revised 6-02-08.

Wednesday, June 4th    

1:00 pm                                 Registration Begins in the Quincy JCR

(on all other days registration will be open from 7am-midnight)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm             Early bird cruise on the Charles (boat will pick up at Newell Boat House; capacity 100)

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm           Opening Cocktails and Dinner at Winthrop House, Gore Courtyard

8:00 pm                                 Harvard Band and Glee Club Concert Tercentenary Theater

10:00 pm – 12:00 am         Nightcaps in Quincy House Courtyard


Thursday, June 5th

7:00 am – 8:15 am               Breakfast under the tent outside of Annenberg

8:15 am – 11:30 am             Harvard Commencement. Classmates only. Please be prompt. You must have a ticket. 35th Reunion classmates assemble in front of Harvard Hall, near the pump. All 1973 spouses and guests can view the Exercises on closed circuit TV in the Science Center.

11:30 am – 1:45 pm             Cocktails and Lunch at the Faculty Club

1:45 pm                     The Alumni Procession forms in the Sever Quadrangle

2:30 pm – 4 pm                    HAA Annual Meeting and Afternoon Exercises

                                Speakers include Drew Gilpin Faust and Ms. J.K. Rowling

5:00 pm                                 Brunello Wine Tasting with Wine Master Bill Nesto ‘73

6:00 pm                                 New England Lobster Bake in the Holden Chapel Tents.

8pm                                        ’73 Night at the Movies in the Science Center B. Classmates Paul Petschek and Tony Hill will show a video that captures the essence of our time at Harvard and the 1970’s. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Classmates Donna Brown, Paul Petschek, Tom Cooper, and Wilt Stillman who will speak and then take questions from the audience. Moderated by Tony Hill.

10:00 pm – 12:00 am         Nightcaps in Quincy House Courtyard


Friday, June 6th

7:00 am – 9:00 am              Breakfast in Quincy House

8:30 am- 10:00 am             Symposium:  The Supreme Court and the War on Terror – Paine Hall. Panelists: Jack Goldsmith, Sven Holmes ‘73, Juliette Kayyem ’91, and Gerald Neuman ‘73. Moderated by former Solicitor General Seth Waxman

10:15 am – 11:45 am           Symposium: How to Age Gracefully to 100 – Paine Hall.  Panelists: Stanton Gerson ‘73, Thomas Mustoe ‘73, Steve Oesterle ‘73, Patricia Potter ’73, Daniel Rich ‘73, Gail Sullivan ‘73 and Bob Waldinger ‘73.

12:00 pm                               Buses from Oxford Street to the athletic area

12:30 pm                               Classmate lunch and panel on Sports and Society – Murr Center, Beren Indoor Tennis Courts.  Moderated by Rick Melvoin ’73 with James Brown ’73 of CBS Sports, Athletic Director Bob Scalise, Admissions Director Bill Fitzsimmons and author and Coach Rick Wolff ‘73.

12:45 pm                              OR Radcliffe Annual Luncheon

2:00 pm                                 Buses from the athletic area to Quincy Street

2:30 pm                                 Memorial Service, Memorial Church, presided by Rev. Bruce Southworth and representing all faiths

3:45 pm                                 Class Photograph on the steps of Widener

5:00 pm                                 Bordeaux Wine Tasting with Bill Nesto ’73 and John Laird

5:00 pm – 7:45 pm              Cocktails and Dinner in Annenberg

8:00 pm                                 The Class of 1973 Cabaret in Sanders Theatre, featuring the S.L.U.G. Queen Sarah Ulerick ‘73, contralto Marion Dry ‘73, blues guitarist Jerome Harris ‘73, Yeou Cheng Ma ’73 and Katharine Flanders Mukherji ’73 on strings, Lobster Rick Grovesnor ’73 , the all-naked men’s choir and many, many more.

10:00 pm -12:00 am           Nightcaps in the Queens Head Pub


Saturday, June 7th

7:00 am – 9:00 am              Breakfast in Quincy House

9:15 am – 10:00 am            President Drew Gilpin Faust Addresses the Class of 1973 – Science Center B

10:15 am – 11:45 am           Symposium:  America’s Role in a Changing World – Science Center B.  Panelists: Col. James Bayley ‘73, Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith ‘73, Ambassador Hussain Haqqani. Moderated by Nobel Prize Winner Roger Myerson ’73

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm          Lunch in the Holden Chapel Tents

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm             Class Questionnaire with Walt Mercer (Coffee with Wally) – Science Center B

2:30 pm – 4:00pm              Tour of Harvard’s newest school:  the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS): Lobby of Maxwell Dworkin.
The return of the infamous the Unofficial Hahvahd Tour: Johnston Gate
The 60 Walker Street Reunion: Briggs Common Room, Cabot House C Entry.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm             Free time/naps/catch up with friends.

                                Or various other events in Final Guide.

4:30 pm                                Reading from the galley of Louella Bryant’s forthcoming book WHILE IN DARKNESS THERE IS LIGHT. The nonfiction story documents Charlie Dean’s last months leading up to his execution by the Pathet Lao in 1974 and involves several members of the class of Harvard ’73. Boylston Hall Room 105

7:00 pm – 12:00 am            Dinner in Radcliffe Yard Tent with dancing in the Radcliffe Gym Entertainment by the ‘73 (and thereabout) Kroks, Sundance and the Motel Kings.


Sunday, June 8th

8:00 am – 11:00 am                        Farewell Brunch in Quincy House

11:30 am                                Reunion Headquarters in Quincy JCR Closes