65th Reunion: Monday, May 21 - Thursday, May 24, 2018

Come home to Harvard to reconnect with the Class of '53! 

Reunion registration will open in the Spring!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up—and when?
Registration will open in early Spring 2018. In advance of registration, you may want to contact roommates and old friends and encourage them to join you at Reunion. When registration opens, you’ll have the option to register online for events with a credit card. Paper registration will also be sent out to the class.


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. To get the reunion room rate, please mention the Harvard and Radcliffe Class of 1953 Reunion block when making the reservation (617) 492-1234. Room Rate: $325. Reservation Deadline: April 21, 2018 or until block is full. 


When do the events begin and end?
The reunion will begin on the evening of Monday May 21 with a reception at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Things will wrap up after Commencement on Thursday, May 24.

Disabilities and Certain Medical Concerns

Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. On Commencement Day, wheelchair runner assistance is provided from the gate to the guest’s seat in Tercentenary Theatre. If wheelchair rental is needed during Reunion and you are unable to bring your own, the HAA can provide you with a list of recommended vendors. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please let us know on your registration form. If you have questions, please call the College Alumni Programs office at 617-496-7001.

To help make reunion attendance possible for those with disabilities or certain medical conditions, accommodations and services can be provided to those who make requests by 5:00 pm, April 27. College Alumni Programs, in collaboration with University Disability Services, will make every effort to effectively accommodate the needs of alumni. In order to ensure timely accommodations, advanced planning is strongly encouraged. If you may need assistance because of a disability or medical condition, please contact the College Alumni Programs Office at 617-496-7001 or email 65thReunion_HAA@harvard.edu. Additional accessibility-related information resources can be found at www.accessibility.harvard.edu.

A la carte or smorgasbord?
You may pick and choose which events you’d like to attend. There is a discount if you buy a full package that grants you entry to all Reunion events. The schedule will be posted on the website and updated as needed.

Will tickets be available at the door?
Walk-in attendees are on a space-available basis. To be sure you’ll have a spot, buy in advance!

Can only members of 1953 attend?
Guests are welcome, as are alumni friends of the class celebrating reunion from other years. Anyone with a Harvard Key can register for Reunion events. Guests who are not affiliated with Harvard should be added to the registration form of the class member with whom they are attending.

I’m attending with another member of our class and want our materials to be together. What should we do?
If both members of a couple are a member of the class of 1953, we recommend you register separately and let HAA know you would to link your information.

I want to come to the Reunion but if I buy tickets now and my plans change, will I be able to get a refund?
Refunds requested in writing (email is preferred) to 65thReunion_HAA@harvard.edu by the April  27 deadline will be granted. Following the April 27 deadline, we won’t be able to refund cancelled orders.

Complimentary parking is available on campus at the 52 Oxford Street garage. When you arrive at the garage, tell the attendant you’re here for Reunions.

Dietary restrictions
There will be vegetarian options at all Reunion events. If you have a further dietary restriction, please indicate this on the form when you register and we’ll work to provide alternative meals.

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Harvard Class of 1953 Reunion
21 May 2018