Come back to the place where it all began.

One unforgettable weekend to catch up, kick back,
and reminisce with old friends. Don't miss this rare opportunity.

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If you choose to register during Reunion Weekend, additional fees may apply.
Questions? Contact Deb Thurston.



WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING THE FOLLOWING CLASSES

1943 • 1948 • 1953 • 1958 • 1963 • 1968 • 1973 • 1978 • 1983 • 1988 • 1993 • 1998 • 2003 • 2008 • 2013

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Schedule

Friday, May 11

Breakfast

7:00 - 9:00 AM
Dining Hall, Main House


Alumni Check-in

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Lasell Alumni House
Coffee service is available in Lasell Alumni House and the Common Room, Main House.


Class Visits

8:30 - 9:50 AM
10:50 AM - 12:10 PM
1:50 - 3:10 PM

Experience Pomfret’s new approach to teaching and learning. You may visit as many classes as you want during each class block. A list of open classes is available at check-in.


Lunch with Classmates, Faculty, and Students

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Dining Hall, Main House


Grand Reunion Class Lunch Classes 1953 through 1968

12:30 - 1:45 PM
Parsons Lodge
Connect with Pomfret School ambassadors and student leaders, and enjoy a pre-lunch musical offering.


Discussion: The Times They Were a-Changing

1:50 - 3:10 PM
Centennial Auditorium
Discussion about how the era’s turmoil and strife affected the Class of ’68; accompanied by light snacks and beverages.


Campus Tour

1:50 PM
Tour originates in Parsons Lodge See what’s new on campus since you last visited.


Health & Wellness Center Tour

3:00 - 3:30 PM
Originates outside Main House
Opening in fall 2018, this new center brings nurses and counselors together under one roof for the first time. Join Director of Facilities Brenda Bullied and Project Superintendent Christopher Kulak for this rare opportunity to tour the building while it is still under construction. Limited space; register at check-in. Closed toe shoes required.


Helios Project Experience

3:30 - 4:30 PM
Originates in Monell Science Building, Bio Lab Room 16
Learn more about our passive solar aquaponic greenhouse and methodology for raising fish and growing plants for food; its environmental impact; and how it integrates project-based learning and ongoing student research, design, and construction.


Welcome Back Reception for All Alumni

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Campbell House
Join Head of School Tim Richards and Anne Richards P ’15 for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at their campus home.


Class and Decade Dinners

6:15 - 7:45 PM
Reconnect with your classmates. A list of available class dinner shuttles accompanies the campus map.

1953 - 1973: du Pont Library, Main Level
1968: Parsons Lodge
1978 - 1983: Jahn Reading Room, 2nd Floor, School Building
1988 - 1998: Home of Reb Brooks and Dolph Clinton ’92
2003 - 2008: Home of Kelly and Jon Sheehan P ’10, ’19, ’21
2013: Home of Martha and Art Horst P ’13, ’15, ’19


Pomfret Theater Performance: The Thugs by Adam Bock

8:00 - 9:00 PM, no intermission
Hard Auditorium
The Obie Award-winning dark comedy about work, gossip, and the mysterious things happening on the ninth floor of a big law firm.


Music with DuskDivine

8:00 PM after class dinners
Jahn Reading Room
Join Sander Coxe ’83 and Hilary Romaine ’84 as DuskDivine, playing their own music and the songs you loved from the 80s.


Olmsted Observatory Stargazing

9:45 - 10:30 PM
Olmsted Observatory
Join Science Department Chair Josh Lake for views of the night sky including the banded disc of Jupiter, three of its famous Galilean moons, and the opportunity to use some challenging Galileo telescope models.

Saturday, May 12

Breakfast

7:00 - 9:00 AM
Dining Hall, Main House


Alumni Check-in

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Lasell Alumni House
Coffee service is available in Lasell Alumni House and the Common Room, Main House.


QUEST Program with Students

Question - Understand - Engage - Share - Transition
8:30 - 10:00 AM (registration required)
Lewis Gymnasium
Participate in Pomfret’s school life curriculum with an opportunity to “speed network” with students.


Morning Campus Tours

Tours on request originate in Lasell Alumni House


Service of Remembrance and Gratitude

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Clark Memorial Chapel
Join Head of School Tim Richards P ’15 and Chaplain Bobby Fisher P ’17, ’19 for a memorial service honoring Pomfret alumni who have passed on, and an opportunity to celebrate our alumni’s relationship to the Pomfret community.


Annual Alumni Association Meeting and Head of School Update

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hard Auditorium
Learn about the ongoing work of your Alumni Association, and the current and future plans for Pomfret, with Head of School Tim Richards P ’15 and Alumni Association President Laura Keeler Pierce ’03.


Game Day Lunch with Classmates

12:30 - 2:00 PM
Dining Hall, Main House


50th Reunion Class of ’68 Luncheon

12:30 - 2:00 PM
Parsons Lodge


60th Reunion Class of ’58 Luncheon

12:30 - 2:00 PM
du Pont Library


Felice Davis Mueller ’08 Crew Shell Dedication

1:30 PM
Blodgett Boathouse
Join 2016 USA Olympian Felice Davis Mueller ’08 as we christen our new crew shell prior to the du Pont Cup races.


Afternoon Home Athletic Games & du Pont Cup Crew Races

Games begin at 12:30 PM
Cheer on the girls and boys varsity crew team races at Blodgett Boathouse, and enjoy home athletic games with Pomfret’s food truck on the sidelines.

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE


Restorative Yoga

Limited space; register at check-in 2:30 - 3:15 PM
Yoga & Meditation Studio, Strong Field House
Be one of the first to experience the new Yoga & Meditation Studio for slow flow vinyasa yoga that explores strength and flexibility of the mind and body. Beginners are welcome and encouraged; please wear comfortable clothes. Mats will be provided.


Pomfret Women: Our Past, Present, and Future

3:15 - 4:15 PM
Jahn Reading Room, School Building
Celebrate women’s experiences at Pomfret and beyond, and share their stories with students, as they strive to actualize Pomfret’s mission. Director of Diversity and Community Relations Steve Davis will lead this interactive program. Snacks and beverages will be served.


Late Arrival Check-in

5:00 - 6:15 PM
Common Room, Main House


All-Alumni Reception & Class Photos

5:30 - 7:00 PM
Common Room, Main House and Class of ’64 Terraces
Start the evening’s festivities with alumni, faculty, and guests. Capture your class on film for our formal class and informal classmate photos.


Dinner & Alumni Awards Program

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Dining Hall, Main House
Fill your evening with memories, laughter, stories, and special alumni recognitions — from class spirit awards to the prestigious William Beach Olmsted Distinguished Service Award. A photo of all award winners will be taken at the close of the program.


Music and Dancing with L-T Express

9:00 - 11:00 PM
Parsons Lodge
Join fellow classmates for lively music, dancing, light snacks, and libations to finish off the evening.

Sunday, May 13

50th Reunion Class of ’68 Breakfast

9:00 AM
The Inn at Woodstock Hill, 94 Plaine Hill Road, Woodstock, CT


Dining Hall Brunch

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dining Hall, Main House


Alumni Art Show Closing Reception

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pomfret School Gallery in the Bosworth Block Building,
134 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Putnam, CT
Join us for a light brunch as we celebrate the closing of this exhibit and the end of Reunion 2018.



General Information

Tennis Courts

Outdoor Bodgett Tennis Center courts are open with the exception of Saturday afternoon.


Squash Courts

Eye gear and non-marking sneakers are required.


Fitness Center

Friday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Art Exhibits

View student displays in the Main House and School Building, or check out the alumni art show at the Pomfret School Gallery in Putnam.


du Pont Library

Friday 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Accessible via
key card only.

School Store

Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Have you purchased your engraved brick for du Pont Library’s Chauncey Courtyard? Bricks may be engraved with your name and graduation year, or that of a beloved faculty member or classmate.


Alcohol Policy:

Given that school is in session and current students will be present on campus during Reunion Weekend, the consumption of alcohol should only take place in the designated areas and times during Friday and Saturday receptions and class dinners.


Tobacco and Vaping Policy:

Pomfret School is a smoke and vapor free campus. Please do not smoke or vape on campus property.



Lodging

We encourage you to arrange for your Reunion lodging in advance, as we have events planned from Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13. We have blocked rooms at several area hotels and B&Bs. You must contact these establishments directly to take advantage of our special rates. Room blocks will be active until April 11. When you call, don't forget to mention Pomfret Reunion Weekend.

12 MINUTES FROM CAMPUS

Comfort Inn & Suites
16 Tracy Road
Dayville, CT
860-779-3200


25 MINUTES FROM CAMPUS

La Quinta Inns & Suites
18 Pratt Road
Plainfield, CT
860-564-1010

12 MINUTES FROM CAMPUS

Woodstock Sustainable Farms
211 Pulpit Rock Road
Woodstock, CT 06281
888-788-8726


16 MINUTES FROM CAMPUS

Henrietta House B&B
125 Ashford Center Road
Ashford, CT 06278
860-477-0318

There are additional hotels, inns, and B&Bs in the area. Please refer to listings here.

Alumni Art Show.

SUNDAY, MAY 6 – SUNDAY, MAY 13

Pomfret School Gallery in downtown Putnam

Pomfret has a long and proud history of teaching the arts. This special alumni art show (which overlaps with Reunion Weekend) features a diversity of styles and mediums spanning the decades. The show includes painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media by some of Pomfret's best-known artists.

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