Reunion Weekend 2018
For the classes of 3s and 8s, it's time to come back to the Mountain! Online Registration is open, so register today!
Reunion Weekend will kick off with a Friday night dinner for all reunion classes. Saturday starts with a pancake breakfast in Benson Commons and then a full schedule of events from hikes, campus tours, remarks from the Head of School, an award ceremony for our Distinguished Alumni and Volunteer of the Year recipients, and an opportunity to get back in the classroom. On Saturday evening there will be class cocktails under the tent, dinner in Benson, and dessert and dancing with live music under the tent.
The weekend is family-friendly, so bring the kids along! They are welcome at almost all meals, and we'll have childcare and programs for older children as well. Scroll down to learn more about our Kids' Clubs. It's sure to be a wonderful weekend in the Berkshires.
Reunion registration is necessary for the weekend, regardless of where you plan to stay. Please select the appropriate registration below. Please note that the Class of 2013 and the 50th Reunion and all those who have already celebrated their 50th have special registration forms, while all other reunion classes should simply click the "Register" button below.
Registration in the James C. Kellogg '33 Alumni Center
50th Reunion: Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
All other classes: Friday 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Open All Weekend: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Warren Family Gallery, Kennard Visual Arts Center, Berkshire Hall
FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
50th Reunion: Visit the Archives
James C. Kellogg ’33 Alumni Center
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Annual 50 Year Club Lunch
Induction of the Class of 1968 and honoring all those that have already celebrated their 50th reunion
Great Room, Berkshire Hall
Golf Tournament for 50th Reunion and all those that have already celebrated their 50th reunion
Wyantenuck Country Club
Open Activities (fishing, hiking, tennis): Explore the Mountain and enjoy campus!
New England Clambake
Tent on Schappert Field
(Kids activities; Kids' Club staff onsite)
Saturday, June 9th
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Continental & Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy Berkshire’s own maple syrup
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Back in the Classroom with Berkshire Faculty
Alumni Awards and Remarks by Head of School Pieter Mulder
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Golf Tournament (space is limited)
Wyantenuck Country Club
Tour starts at Chase House
Hikes to South Pinnacle, Thoreau House, and Russell Shelter
Meet at the Berkshire Hall steps
How to Brew Beer: Homebrew 101
Paint and Sip
Kennard Visual Arts Center, Berkshire Hall
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Class Cocktails and Photos
Geier Library, Cocktail Attire
Cocktails for the 50th Reunion and all those that have already celebrated their 50th reunion
Hosted by Lucia and Pieter Mulder
Mulder Residence, East Campus
Friends of Bill W. Meeting
de Windt Dining Room, Benson Commons
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Dessert & Dancing
Tent on Schappert Field
B Rhiannon Vanderbeek
B Cyrus Wright
Lindsey Pizzica Rotolo
B Steven Altman
B Julian Vulliez
B Margaret Vulliez '89
1. For those who wish to stay on-campus, dormitory housing will be available. Staying on campus epitomizes the back-to-school experience, putting you a short distance away from all reunion events. You can register for on-campus housing during the online Reunion registration process. Alumni wishing to stay on campus may register as an individual and then list the family members with whom they would like to be housed. Requests to room with another classmate may be taken as well. On-campus housing is assigned by class and by alumni with families. Please remember that dormitories do not provide hotel amenities so you may want to bring along an alarm clock, an extra blanket and toiletries. Basic linens and towels will be provided. The cost for on-campus housing is an additional $60/person for the whole weekend.
Please note: Due to the abundance of alumni requesting to stay on campus, space is limited.
2. Should you wish to stay off-campus for the weekend please contact one of our recommended hotels or inns to make your reservation. Click here for a complete listing.
Reunion is a wonderful time to share your "under the Mountain" experience with the entire family, and we would like to encourage you to bring yours. Berkshire offers the chance to enjoy both your family and time with classmates with our two Kids' Clubs: the Cub Club for children 3 months – 6 years and our Bear Club for children 7 – 12 years. You must pre-register for the Kids' Club programs and may do so while registering for the weekend.
Our Kids’ Clubs coordinators have put together a terrific age-appropriate weekend for children, including games, crafts, movies and other fun activities. Below is just about everything you’ll need to know about bringing your children to your reunion. Please feel free to contact Jodi Rathbun at 413-229-1308 with any further questions.
The Club Club is for children ages 3 months – 6 years with child-friendly meals and snacks, and careful supervision. Children 6 and under will be located at Berkshire’s own daycare facility, Undermountain Child Care, and cared for by our Undermountain Child Care employees.
The Bear Club is for children ages 7 – 12 years. This group will take full advantage of the Berkshire campus and have plenty of age-appropriate activities to do. In case of inclement weather, the dorm common rooms, the Berkshire gym and the Jackman Stewart Athletic Center are available for the group’s use. Bear Club counselors will be Berkshire “Reunion Rangers,” local Berkshire graduates, current students and our own Berkshire Bear cubs (faculty kids).
Parents are responsible for drop-off and pick-up of their children at the designated location and scheduled times. This will ensure a safe and smooth transition for the coordinators. Additional details about the Kids' Club activities and logistics will be emailed to parents in May and will be available at the Registration Desk upon arrival.
Saturday, June 9
8:30 a.m. – Noon and 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday afternoon activities are family-friendly and all children are welcome at lunch on Saturday in Benson Commons.
Both of the Kids’ Clubs will provide an age-appropriate supper on Saturday evening. Children are welcome to accompany their parents to all other meals on campus (Friday night dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday brunch). Snacks will be provided throughout the day during both Kids’ Clubs. After online registration, parents will be sent forms via email prior to Reunion. You will be asked to advise us of any food allergies and/or medical conditions at this time.
WHAT TO BRING
3 months – 3 years: Change of clothing, diaper bag, labeled bottles, already prepared
Children 3 – 6 years: Weather-appropriate clothing, sneakers, water bottle
Children 7 – 12 years: Weather-appropriate clothing, sneakers, water bottle, towel, swim suit
Please label all items with child’s name.
Payment must be made at time of Reunion Weekend registration. Please sign up early as space is limited!
Cub Club: $60 per child
Bear Club: $60 per child