38th Reunion May 30-June 2, 2019:  Class  of '81 Luncheon, Saturday, June 2nd, 11:00am before the P-rade outside of 1981 Hall. Food & beverages provided.


Off-year reunions are free for all alumni (supported by class dues -- polite reminder). We will be the guests of the Class of 1979 for their 40th at their headquarters in Dodd McCormick courtyard. Your wristband will allow you to partake in all activities at the '83 headquarters including beverages, but doesn't include meals. Of course you will also have access to all the campus wide events such as the P-rade, Fireworks, Alumni Faculty Forums and more.  A satellite alumnus/a may register one adult guest (over age 21) for free. Satellite alumni may also register their adult and minor children or grandchildren, along with their child/grandchild's respective spouse/partner, for free. The 40th has some grand bands for 81ers to enjoy. Friday night Liquid Pleasure and Saturday night The Right On Band.


Registration: At Alexander Hall (NOTE NEW LOCATION for 81ers) . Hours info 


For more information on overall reunions including a detailed schedule of events go to https://reunions.princeton.edu/  



(Historic Info Below) 


The 35th Reunion!   
Thursday-Sunday, May 26-29, 2016
Regular Registration is open and ends April 30th. After that you can register but rates increase.
Click on "Register Here" on the right

See old friends (and make new ones)
Keep the cadence at the one-and-only P-rade
Be dazzled by the fireworks
Dance into the night

This will truly be one of the best reunions ever…fun for you and your family.
We are keeping the registration cost the same as the 30th- it was the lowest price of any recent 30th, and we're doing the same for the 35th.  We want you back!


A list of 1981 activities is below. 

Plenty more offered by the University. For full schedule go to https://alumniedit.princeton.edu/goinback/reunions/2016/events/




Thursday, May 26th

12 Noon–11 pm Registration open

5:30 pm–7:30 pm Wine Tasting hosted by Josh Greene ‘81, Wine & Spirits Magazine, also joined by representatives of community service/engagement organizations

6:30 pm–8:30 pm Informal Class Dinner, Latin Buffet

8 pm–midnight Urban Latin Jazz ensemble

8 pm–midnight Aged Rum sampling courtesy of Bacardi



Friday, May 27th

9:00 am–midnight Registration open

8:00 am–10:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 am–Noon Class of 1981 35th Reunion Community Service event for Princeton YWCA Education Center (Meet at ’81 HQ at 8:45am for walk to site)

9:00 am–3:30 pm Alumni Forums with ’81 classmates:

> 9:00 am–10:00 am

Healthcare: Taking the National Temperature (Nan Hayworth ’81) Richardson

Immigration Policy: What is Driving Decisions? (Ken Buck ’81) McCosh 50

The Future of the University Experience (John Katzman ’81) Senate Chamber

> 10:30 am–11:30 am

Campaign Finance Reform; Following the Money (Katrina vanden Heuvel ’81) McCosh 50

Personal Ways to Address Inequality; Can an Individual Make a Difference (Abigail Bach ’81) McCormick 101

Who gets to Say? : Free Speech on Campuses Today (Alysa Christmas Rollock ’81) Richardson



>2:30 pm–3:30 pm (Alumni Forums continued)

Lessons Learned: Can We Avoid Another Epidemic/Pandemic (Peter M. Small ’81) Senate Chamber

Race Relations: Are We Seeing the Same Issus? (Jonathan Smith ’81) Andlinger

In Whom Can We Trust? Role of the Journalist Today (Andres Viglucci ’81) McCosh 10

New Tech Trends to Watch (Brad Smith ’81) Richardson


Noon–2:00 pm Lunch Picnic


Noon–12:15 pm Princeton’s "Roaring 20" Co-Ed a cappella group


3:30 pm–5:30 pm ReachOut 56-81-06 Celebration, featuring Prof. Mung Chiang, Arthur LeGrand Doty Prof. of Electrical Engineering, Founding Dir. Princeton EDGE Lab, Dir of Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, and Inaugural Chair of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council @ 60th Reunion site, Princeton Stadium


4:00 pm ’81 Memorial Service, New South Conf Rm 7th Floor


6:30 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Pan Asian Buffet, Intro of new Honorary Classmates


8:15 pm–8:35 pm P-rade Dance rehearsal (learn the simple moves for our P-rade march)


10:00 pm–2:00 am Right On Band

Saturday, May 28th

9:00 am–11 pm Registration open


8:00 am–9:30 am Healthy Start Breakfast


9:15 am–9:35 am P-rade Dance rehearsal (learn the simple moves for our P-rade march)


• 9:00 am–11:30 am Alumni Forums with ’81 classmates:

> 9:00 am–10:00 am

New Frontiers in Space Exploration (Dan Heimerdinger ’81) McDonnell A02

> 10:30 am–11:30 am

Books That Changed Your Life (John Seabrook ’81) McDonnell A02

K-12 Education: Meeting the Challenges of and American Education (Hope Blackburn ’81) McCosh 10

Out of the Box" What’s New in Alternative Energy (David Crane ’81) Andlinger

Through the Glass Ceiling" Women’s Perspectives as Leaders in the Workplace (Mary Anne Citrino ’81) Neuro A32


11:30 am–1:00 pm Hoagie Luncheon


12:30–1:00 pm "Footnotes" a capella group


1:25 pm Class members leave to walk to class photo


1:45 pm Class Photo @ Blair Arch (wear 25th jacket)


2:00 pm–5:00 pm "The One and Only P-rade!" (assemble by ’81 sign back of Nassau Hall, wear 25th jacket)



7:00 pm–9:00 pm Class Dinner @ Boat House (wear new beer jacket)

’81 Kids (all ages) eat at Frist Dining Hall (meal ticket with $$ limit provided at registration)


8:30 pm President Eisgruber visit (time subject to change)


8:00 pm–9:15 pm Princeton University Orchestra Lawn Concert, Finney & Campbell Fields


9:15 pm–9:45 pm Fireworks, Finney and Campbell Fields (also viewable from Boathouse)


10:30 pm–midnight Grammy Award winner Kool & the Gang


Midnight–2:00 am "After the Tents" DJ dance party co-sponsored with FFR/Princeton BTGALA LGBTQ


Sunday, May 29th


·         Breakfast/brunch and bon voyage back to the real world…but not until we give those last hugs to classmates as we reflect back on a terrific weekend




What to wear?


Class Costume Deadlines: Registered classmates will get a Beer Jacket which will be the official dress for the class dinner. But to assure you get the size you want, please register and provide the jacket size by February 17th. After that there will be jackets to try on at reunions, but there is no guarantee your size will be there. If you need a new Class Jacket for the P-rade, that order needs to be placed by February 28th.

Travel information- Check out the University Reunion link

Getting around - the University provides a robust transport service for alumni and guests called Reunions Rover. Student driven golf carts will make continuous intra-campus loops with stops at headquarters sites and program locations throughout Reunions weekend, primarily assisting attendees with mobility issues.  Personal golf cart rentals for Reunions are only available for alumni with mobility issues. A golf cart can be rented for the three days of Reunions (Thursday 12:00 pm – Sunday 10:00 am) or for use in the P-rade only. Information will be made available in early 2016.

More info to come including details on a singles event, Alumni Faculty Forums, our memorial service, and more.

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