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Reunion Weekend

reunion weekend 2023

Alumni in the classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2021, 2022 as well as the 3rd, 5th, and 6th YGELP cohorts and The Broad Fellowship (TBF 2021-22) are invited to celebrate their milestone reunions on May 5-7, 2023.


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Ask Me Anything: Student-Led Conversations with Alumni  

Ask Me Anything (AMA) is a by students, for students series of open discussions on a variety of topics. Held five or six times a semester, AMA’s feature a panel of students who have volunteered to field questions from their peers to share their unique identity and perspective. Current students invite SOM alumni to join them for interactive and courageous conversations around career paths, identities, and shared interests. Don’t miss this opportunity to support and advise today’s SOM students as they navigate their Yale SOM journeys and prepare for alumni hood.  

The following topics have been curated by current SOM students (please select one): 

  • Happiness and Well-Being (How has your definition of happiness changed since your time at SOM? How have your life priorities evolved over time?) 
  • Yale SOM: Then and Now (What was distinctive about your time at Yale SOM? How can students make the most of their SOM experience? How has your SOM experience impacted your life since graduation?)   
  • Career Pivots (How has the SOM community supported you in making a significant career change? How did you navigate your journey? How did you negotiate your salary and benefits?)  
  • Minority Leadership (How can under-represented students leverage their SOM experience to become transformational leaders? How did your classmates and/or affinity club support you when you were a student? What advice would you offer under-represented students at SOM today?)     
  • Day in the Life: Start-Ups (What advice do you have for SOM students navigating careers in early-stage companies in technology, healthcare, and consumer products?) 
  • Day in the Life: Careers in Finance (How has your career in finance evolved over time? How have you engaged in mergers and acquisitions, asset management, investment banking, venture capital, and private equity?)  
  • Day in the Life: Careers in Nonprofits (How can current SOM students make the greatest impact in a nonprofit career?)   
  • Day in the Life: Non-Traditional Careers (What about your career is non-traditional? What inspired you to take an unconventional path? What did you do to be successful in your role?)

3:00-3:30 p.m. 

Networking Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Donald H. Ogilvie ’78 Council for Anti-Racism and Equity - (CARE) Colloquium Keynote Panel Discussion: Breaking Barriers

The Council on Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE) will host its second colloquium event, named in honor of the late alumnus Donald H. Ogilvie '78. Please join fellow alumni, current students, faculty, and staff for a discussion honoring Black leaders breaking barriers in business and society. Keynote panelists to be announced.

The CARE Council includes representatives from the school’s faculty, students, alumni, and staff. It advises the dean and provides a mechanism for communication of needs and issues to the school’s senior leadership. It focuses on the action areas of inclusive community, academics and classroom culture, and representation. Launched in November 2022, the CARE Colloquia is a high-impact speaker series that brings underrepresented professionals of color regularly to campus to visit and engage with the SOM community. Please find more information on CARE here.   

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       

All Alumni Cocktail Reception 

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.             

Individual Class Dinners | Evans Hall and Locations Around New Haven (offsite dinners to start @ 7:00pm) 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Onsite Check-in and Help Desk

8:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m.   

Class Breakfasts

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  


10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  

Concurrent Faculty Sessions


What Do Big Data Teach Us About Business and Business Education? 

SongMa, Assistant Professor of Finance 

Big data have been increasingly important for management practice, research, and education. In this presentation, I plan to share a few research projects that combines big data and machine learning techniques that can help us understand how investment decisions are made and can be improved, and how higher education (including management education) can evolve. 


Managing Your Customers:  The New Consumer Decision Journey in Digital age  

Jiwoong Shin, Professor of Marketing  

The new digital media and technology has changed every step of the consumer decision journey – how consumers search for information, interact with each other and buy products and services, creating new challenges and opportunities for leading marketers. This session introduces a new framework of thinking about your consumers in digital age. The comprehensive framework will provide an overview of the set of marketing technologies available in the digital landscape, which clearly requires a new approach for reaching and engaging consumers.  Also, this will guide you through how the consumer’s journey has changed and how to strategically deploy the right marketing tools to reach consumers on their journey, and provide recommendations on developing touch points. The objective of this session is to provide participants comprehensive overview of how big data can reshape the customer-centric marketing strategy and in particular, how analytical CRM can help accomplish strategic marketing initiatives and successful launch of new products through the use of big data.   


The Coming of Age for ESG and Sustainable Finance  

Todd Cort, Senior Lecturer in Sustainability; Faculty Director of Sustainability Program, MBA for Executives; Faculty Co-Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment 

The emergence of regulation and standards for ESG along and the outsized attention of politicians and society indicates with the outsized attention of politicians and society are indicators that sustainable finance is ‘growing up’. Like all awkward teenagers, the field sometimes struggles to know where it is headed or even who it is now. In this session, we will explore the drivers and framers of ESG today including emerging financial disclosure rules, political headwinds and how emerging standards are organizing parts of the sustainable finance evolution. 


From Entrepreneurship to Extrapreneurship: Moving Beyond Organizational Boundaries 

Teresa Chahine, Sheila and Ron ’92 B.A. Marcelo Senior Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship 

This talk focuses on social entrepreneurship: being entrepreneurial about solving social problems. The concept of entrepreneurship is commonly understood as starting something new; and intrapreneurship is starting something new within an existing organization. But to truly create long lasting social change requires us to think beyond the boundaries of one organization at a time. The 17th Sustainable Development Goal is Partnership. How can we build the infrastructure to work across institutions and sectors for sustainable development and social justice? We will discuss three examples of social innovators who expanded from entrepreneurship to extrapreneurship: innovating across the boundaries of multiple institutions and sectors, to challenge the status quo and create a new and more just equilibrium. 

11:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

All-Classes Picnic Lunch  | Evans Hall Courtyard and Charley’s Place, 1st floor 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Class Sessions

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 


3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

Concurrent Faculty Sessions  


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Quality   

Art Swersey, Professor Emeritus of Operations Research 

Professor Swersey started his quality journey 40 years ago consulting to and training companies, teaching quality management at SOM, and doing research on quality management. In this workshop he will share what he has learned, focusing on the principles and practices of quality management, and telling stories of how he helped firms achieve exceptional performance. We will discuss how to organize a quality program, explore Japanese approaches to quality, highlight simple but powerful tools, and emphasize important takeaways to help you understand and apply key quality concepts. 


A Conversation with the United States Surgeon General; Moderated by Professor Howard Forman  

Howard P. Forman, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Economics, and Public Health; Professor in the Practice of Management; Director of the MD/MBA Program; Director of Healthcare Curriculum, MBA for Executives Program 

Vivek Murthy ‘03 MBA, ‘03 M.D., United States Surgeon General   

Join Dr. Murthy and Professor Forman for an informal and interactive discussion. Dr. Murthy will share insight into his career journey, some personal lessons from his time in service, his commitment to issues around mental health and loneliness, and how his Yale education has given him many of the tools for his successful career. 


The Failure of Silicon Valley Bank: Everything You Need to Know about Banking and Bailouts  

Andrew Metrick, Janet L. Yellen Professor of Finance and Management  

Throughout history, financial crises have often followed rapid growth in “new kinds of money”.   Should we be worried that crypto will cause the next big one? 


Academic research on ESG: some recent findings 

Jake Thomas, Williams Brothers Professor of Accounting and Finance 

ESG is of interest to regulators as well as various stakeholder groups. While different constituencies discuss plans and aspirations, it's less clear how much their actions have helped ESG outcomes. Prof. Thomas will present insights gained from Yale SOM research.


The Accounting Identity and the Mission of the School 

Rick Antle, William S. Beinecke Professor of Accounting  

How do these two topics fit together? Join Professor Antle for an in-depth discussion of these two subjects and the bridge that links them together.

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  


4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  

A Conversation with Dean Kerwin K. Charles, Indra K. Nooyi Dean and Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Economics, Policy, and Management    

Dean Charles will welcome the reunion classes back to Yale SOM and share the latest developments at the school, followed by Q&A.  

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.               

Cocktail Reception | Evans Hall Courtyard  

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.              

Individual Class Dinners  | Evans Hall and Locations Around New Haven (offsite dinners to start @ 7:00pm) 

9:00 a.m. – Noon   

Farewell Breakfast | Courtyard and Charley’s Place, 1st floor 


Cambria Hotels 
20 Dwight Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 903-2999
Book your group rate for Yale SOM Reunion 2023
Cut off date: 3/26/23

Courtyard New Haven at Yale 
30 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-6221
(800) 321-2211
Book your group rate for Yale SOM Reunion 2023
Cut-off date: 4/5/23

The Graduate New Haven 
1151 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(475) 207-7070
Book your group rate for Yale SOM Reunion 2023
Cut-off date: 4/14/23

The Study at Yale
1157 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 503-3900
Book your group rate for Yale SOM Reunion 2023
Cut-off date: 4/20/23

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 772-6664
Book your group rate for Yale SOM Reunion 2023
Cut-off date: 4/4/23 

Hotel Marcel
500 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 780-7800
Book your group rate for Yale SOM Reunion 2023
Cut-off date: 4/14/23


Alumni and guests traveling from outside of the country to attend reunion may request a visa letter from the Alumni Relations Office. Please fill out the form and send it back to

We suggest “smart casual” or "neat attire".  For reference, casual slacks and a sport coat, or nice jeans and a blouse or dress shirt seem perfectly reasonable. Wear what feels right to you.  

Free parking is available throughout the weekend at the locations listed below: 

Lot 16 located at 260 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 (Located at Whitney Ave and Humphrey Street) *beginning at 12pm on Friday, May 5th

Pierson-Sage Parking Garage located at 260 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 (Located at Whitney Ave and Humphrey Street) *beginning at 12pm on Friday, May 5th

Additional parking information can be found here.

We will be making every effort to make this event a fun and seamless experience for you and your guests. However, we are aware that COVID-19 variants are still present in New Haven and in places from which you and your classmates are traveling. Here are the latest policies in place to ensure the safety of all attendees visiting campus as well as Yale staff and students. Please continue to check back for any updates. 

More detailed information can be found on the university’s COVID-19 website. Please also review the international travel COVID-19 resources that Yale has compiled, including vaccination requirements.

According to the current Yale events and visitor’s policy, all guests and event attendees are required to be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines. For more information and to read this policy in full, please visit:

Please check the website of individual locations regarding the most recent guidelines surrounding hours of operation, visitor policies, and vaccination requirements.


Art in Public Spaces at the School of Medicine Portraits of Strength is a selection of images taken between February and October 2021 that documents the experiences of health care providers, scientists, and other essential workers across Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital. The project was conceived to express gratitude to these individuals, share their stories, and record their contributions as our community came together to understand, treat, and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Creative director Allaire Bartel and photographer Anthony DeCarlo posed five questions to each subject; portions of their responses appear with each portrait.

Bass Library The newly renovated Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Library is the starting point for undergraduate research support and library instruction as well as a popular student workspace. Through its staff, services, and a print collection of 61,000 volumes, Bass Library supports the Yale College curriculum across all subject areas. Bass Library staff work with faculty and other Yale Library staff to introduce students to the full range of Yale University Library collections, resources, and services. Originally called Cross-Campus Library, Bass Library is adjacent and connected to Sterling Memorial Library via the Wright Reading Room below Sterling Library’s Gothic Nave.

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is the rare book library and literary archive of the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut. It is one of the largest buildings in the world dedicated to rare books and manuscripts. Yale University Library has reopened special collections reading rooms to non-Yale researchers who are fully vaccinated and boosted. Researchers will be required to register in the Yale Library special collections system, complete the University vaccine attestation process in advance of their visit, and show a copy of their approval email for admission to the library on the day of their visit. Public visitors are welcome in the Beinecke Library exhibition hall on Monday and Tuesday, 9am – 7pm; Wednesday, 10am – 7pm; Thursday, 9am – 7pm; Friday, 9am – 5pm; and Saturday and Sunday, noon – 5pm. No reservation or registration is required for individual walk-in visits.  

East Rock Park The Summit of East Rock is accessible by foot, bicycle or car and affords visitors a spectacular view of downtown New Haven, New Haven Harbor, Long Island Sound, and surrounding communities. It is a favorite tourist stop in New Haven. The 425-acre park is located on the New Haven / Hamden border.

Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention.

Ely Center of Contemporary Art Founded in 1961, the John Slade Ely House is New Haven's first major arts center curating hosting many regional arts organizations.

Escape New Haven You and your team have 60 minutes to escape the room by solving a series of puzzles. Our four games are all designed and built in-house, and staffed by Connecticut’s favorite Game Masters. Explore, adapt, work together, think creatively…and you just might escape!

Grove Street Cemetery The New Haven, Connecticut, burial ground, opened 1796, is the oldest cemetery in the nation designed as a “city of the dead,” with named avenues and cross streets. A National Historic Landmark, it is also the first chartered burial ground in the United States and the first to be arranged in family lots.

It Adventure Indoor Ropes Course It Adventure Ropes Course - Two 60’ high ropes courses. The largest indoor ropes course in the world, with over 100 activities like zig zag swinging beams, crisscross angle rope ladders, cargo nets, bridges, and plank-walking!

Irving S. Gilmore Music Library The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library is one of the largest music collections in the United States, supporting musical performance and scholarship at Yale University and beyond.

Mew Café The Mew Café is a cat cafe is a place where you can get your caffeine fix and cat fix at the same time. Imagine enjoying your morning cup of coffee and crossword puzzle while a cat looks on next to you. Or catching up with friends after work, petting cats as you unwind.

New Haven Food Tours Taste of New Haven aims to create enjoyable leisure activities connecting people with local food, culture, history, and each other. We want to educate, entertain, and inspire our guests, our partner restaurants, shops, and onlookers. We are also working towards creating an interactive community invested in the City of New Haven to help make the city a more viable, vibrant, and safe cultural destination.

New Haven Museum Three hundred and seventy-five years of history come to life at the New Haven Museum. From the colony’s founding as a puritan village through its growth into a major industrial center and now a thriving metropolitan area, New Haven’s history is brought to life for our visitors, inspiring a rich appreciation of the City’s past, present, and future.

New Haven Scavenger Hunt New Haven Scavenger Hunt is a app-led outdoor scavenger hunt, you will explore New Haven like never before. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture, and history. Search plaques, statues, and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you cannot find the answer, they will guide you to the next location.

Pez Visitor Center Come see and experience the PEZ brand in person. Over 4,000 square feet dedicated to all things PEZ! See the largest, most comprehensive collection of PEZ memorabilia on public display in the world, PEZ motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers, the world's largest PEZ dispenser, viewing area into our production area, PEZ trivia game, retail area, interactive historical time line and much more. Learn about the brand that has been inspiring and innovating since 1927!

Ralph Walker Skating Rink Ralph Walker Ice Rink at Blake Field is New Haven's open-air ice rink. 

Sterling Memorial Library In the heart of central campus, Sterling Memorial Library is Yale’s largest library and one of the University’s most iconic buildings.  Completed in 1930, it houses more than 2.5 million volumes, with a focus on humanities and area studies, on 14 floors of book stacks.  Designed by architect James Gamble Rogers (Yale Class of 1889) and later named for its benefactor, John William Sterling (Yale Class of 1864), the library is built in the Collegiate Gothic style to resemble a European cathedral. The main entrance, known as the Nave, has a 60-foot ceiling, cloisters, clerestory windows, side chapels, and a circulation desk altar.  Stained glass windows throughout the building3,300 in allwere designed by artist G. Owen Bonawit.  In addition to reading rooms and library departments, Sterling encompasses Gilmore Music Library, Manuscripts and Archives, the Franke Family Digital Humanities Lab, the Yale Film Archive, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Hanke Exhibition Gallery.

The Cushing Center Medical Library The Cushing Brain Tumor registry is an immense archival collection of over 2,200 case studies which includes human whole brain specimens, tumor specimens, microscopic slides, notes, journal excerpts and over 15,000 photographic negatives dating from the late 1800’s to 1936. The collection began in 1902 when Dr. Harvey Cushing discovered one of his specimens was misplaced by the Johns Hopkins Pathology department. To avoid future misplacements, Cushing decided it was safest to retain the specimens himself. The registry documents the history of neurological medicine from its beginning.

The collection resides in the lower level of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. The space is designed to give visitors a unique experience showing Cushing as a caring surgeon, author, collector, and bibliophile. Each specimen has been carefully examined, cleaned, and re-housed in the original one-gallon jars by forensic scientist, Nicole St. Pierre. The Cushing Center opened on June 5, 2010.

The New Haven Green Founded in 1638, New Haven, Connecticut is one of the oldest cities in the United States and also one of the most walkable cities in New England. The New Haven Green, a remarkable 16-acre site in the center of the downtown, is the central square in the original nine square design of the city. The Green is famous for its canopy of elm trees, free concerts, and historic architecture. 

The Committee of the Proprietors of Common and Undivided Lands at New Haven was established in 1810. The five trustees act to preserve the Green's history, preventing its commercialization and ensuring that it remains an open and beautiful green space for enjoyment by the community. The New Haven Green is a National Historic Landmark and was named one of the country's top 10 public spaces by the American Planning Association.

Wooster Square Park  Wooster Square is a neighborhood in the city of New Haven, Connecticut to the east of downtown. The name refers to a park square located between Greene Street, Wooster Place, Chapel Street and Academy Street in the center of the neighborhood. The Wooster Square Park is included in the Wooster Square Historic District and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Yale Farm In May 2003, the first group of YSFP student interns began to transform a forgotten corner of Farnam Memorial Gardens into an agricultural space. Today, the Yale Farm at 345 Edwards Street (a 15-minute walk from Old Campus) is a lush and productive academic farm that produces dozens of varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers, and is home to free-range laying hens and honeybees. 

Throughout the year, students, faculty, staff, and members of the New Haven community visit Yale Farm to study the connection between land and food. The Farm employs growing practices and crop rotations that reflect our regional and national agricultural landscape. In this way, the Yale Farm strives to be a working model of agricultural approaches that students can participate in directly.

Yale Center for British Art The Yale Center for British Art is a public art museum and research institute that houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929), the collection reflects the development of British art and culture from the Elizabethan period onward. 

Yale University Art Gallery The Yale University Art Gallery collects, preserves, studies, and presents art in all media, from all regions of the globe and across time. The museum’s exceptional collection—numbering nearly 300,000 objects—is the core of its identity. It sustains and catalyzes all we do.

Founded in 1832, the Gallery is the oldest university art museum in America. Today, it is a center for teaching, learning, and scholarship and is a preeminent cultural asset for Yale University, the wider academic community, and the public. The museum is open to all, free of charge, and is committed to engaging audiences through thoughtful, creative, and relevant exhibitions, programs, and publications.


For safety purposes, everyone in attendance at reunion must be registered, including children. Children may attend Camp SOM (advanced registration through the reunion registration form is required) or they may join reunion activities. Camp SOM childcare services are provided by Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Children ages 2 years of age to 15 years of age are invited to attend Camp SOM, which will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church (135 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510) conveniently located directly next to Evans Hall. All Bright Horizons’ teachers have passed a thorough criminal background check and have been highly recommended by their center director. There will be a number of teachers on site who are trained in First Aid and CPR.

Yale School of Management has no affiliation with Christ Presbyterian Church or its religious views.

Children who are not attending CAMP SOM must be registered and accompanied by an adult.

Friday, May 5 (includes dinner and snacks)

  • Friday Evening Session
    • 5:00pm – 11:00pm
    • Cost: $150/per child

Saturday, May 6

  • Saturday All Day
    • 8:00am – 11:45am & 1:00pm - 11:00pm (includes breakfast, dinner, and snacks)
    • Cost: $350/per child
  • Saturday AM Session
    • 8:00am – 11:45am AM Session (includes breakfast and snacks)
    • Cost: $100/per child

11:45am- 1:00pm CAMP SOM Closed for Lunch Children can join families at Yale SOM for Picnic Lunch

  • Saturday PM Session
    • 1:00pm – 11:00pm PM Session (includes snacks and dinner)
    • Cost: $250/per child

All Sessions

  • Children can sign-up for all three Camp SOM Sessions (Friday evening, Saturday AM and Saturday PM) for $500/per child. This includes 19+ hours of childcare, meals, and snacks.


Camp SOM is located at Christ Presbyterian Church, 135 Whitney Ave.  Please come in the front entrance of Evans Hall at 165 Whitney Ave, proceed to the alumni check in area, then walk next door to the church and enter the building via the front door.  At drop-off, please be prepared to check in and spend a few minutes obtaining family ID bracelets, confirming contact information and special needs.  After check in, you will meet with your child’s caregiver and share special instructions for the day.  All children must be escorted to and from the space by a parent/guardian.

What to Bring:

  • Please label all items with your child’s name.
  • Comfortable shoes/sneakers are required as we will have outdoor and walking activities.
  • Camp is not responsible for loss or damage to personal belongings.
  • Toddlers:  diapers, wipes, diaper cream, pacifier, change of clothes, blanket, comfort items, pj’s for evening session.
  • Preschoolers:  change of clothes including shoes, comfort items.
  • School-Agers:  while we have many activities planned, school-agers are welcomed to bring personal items such as age-appropriate books, hand-held games, etc.  Children are responsible for the oversight of their items. 


  • All activities and equipment have been selected based on the ages of the children registered.
  • Activities for toddlers include soft toys, music, arts and crafts, stories and much more.
  • Older children will enjoy on-going and scheduled activities including a variety of games, arts and crafts, music, puzzles, movies, and much more.
  • We will take outdoor walks weather permitting. Leave your stroller for use if needed.

Meals and Beverages Provided:

  • Parents may provide alternative food items for children who cannot or will not eat the foods provided by Camp.
  • A morning snack, afternoon snack and dinner are provided for those scheduled during meal designated times.  Dinner will be served at 5:30pm


  • All Bright Horizons’ teachers have passed a thorough criminal background check and have been highly recommended by their center director.
  • There will be a number of teachers on site who are trained in First Aid and CPR.
  • Only parents may enter Camp SOM area.  Parents may visit and/or take their child in and out as they wish but are required to notify the teacher and registration desk.
  • Children will only be released to adults who have a family ID bracelet provided to them at drop off.

Your Yale SOM Reunion is an opportunity to come back to campus and also to give back to the school.


For more information about Yale SOM reunions, contact: 

Shannon English