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Five festive weekends

The university will host an extra commencement celebration and extra reunions this spring to make up for COVID years.

Greg Clarke

Greg Clarke

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After two unnaturally quiet commencement and reunion seasons, this spring is going to be a heck of a ride. To make up for some of what was missed during the pandemic, Yale will stage two commencements and three weekends of reunions in May and June (subject to change if COVID conditions worsen). Commencement for the Class of 2022 will occur as usual on the Monday before Memorial Day—May 23 this year—but the university will also stage a ceremony “with traditional elements including regalia, processions, and music” on May 14 for the 2020 graduates—whose commencement was entirely virtual. And an extra weekend of reunions will accommodate some of the classes who missed milestone reunions in 2020 and 2021.

The reunion schedule:
May 26–29: Senior reunion, 1952, 1957, 1967, 1970, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007.

June 2–5: 1960, 1972, 1977, 1987, 1995, 2012, 2017.

June 9–12: 1956, 1962, 1971, 1982, 1996, 2015, 2016.

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