Welcome to Reunions!

Welcome to Reunions!

A message from Mary J. Newburn ’97, President of the Alumni Association 

Mary J. Newburn ’97

Dear Tigers,

After two years of connecting at a distance, it is so exciting to welcome you back to campus for Reunions 2022. For the next two years, the Alumni Association is organizing around the theme “Tigers Rising.” During Reunions, as we gather for the first in-person Reunions in two years, we will put that theme on full display. Reunited again, we are Tigers Rising, indeed!

Your class and APGA reunion chairs, along with the Alumni Engagement staff, volunteers from alumni organizations, and campus partners, have worked tirelessly to create an extraordinary weekend during an exceptionally challenging year. In the coming weeks, you will find a comprehensive schedule of events and activities, which include class and departmental panels and receptions, athletic contests, student performances and community service projects. These events, along with other Reunions updates and a comprehensive schedule will be available on the “Schedule of Open Events” and on the new Reunions Events app which is available for download on both iOS and Google Play by searching for “Princeton Events.”

A Reunions tradition for more than 40 years, the Alumni Faculty Forums will feature 13 panels planned on Friday and Saturday. One AFF is scheduled May 12 and will be livestreamed. These panel discussions feature distinguished alumni and faculty moderators speaking on topics such as climate change, mental health, democracy, media, civil rights, big tech, and others. You don’t want to miss them.

Throughout the weekend, there will be plenty of opportunities to hear live music, such as in the Reunions headquarters sites each evening and at the arches throughout campus where Princeton’s a capella groups will perform. And remember to stop by the U-Store Courtyard on Friday for the epic Alumni Battle of the Bands. Following President Eisgruber’s Saturday morning alumni address in Richardson Auditorium, consider attending the Princeton University Band’s Fred E. Fox ’39 Memorial Concert, which is always a family favorite, beginning at 11 a.m.

Get on your walking shoes for the one and only P-rade, which will begin at 2 p.m. sharp Saturday with the Old Guard at the top of the route! Check the map in the back of this booklet for the new P-rade route. And for the grand finale, don’t miss the spectacular lawn concert and unrivaled fireworks later that evening with seating at Princeton Stadium.

For Reunions coverage throughout the weekend, return to the site for updates, social media feeds, and more! Enjoy the weekend and we can’t wait to welcome you back, Tigers, to the Best Place of All!

Mary J. Newburn ’97
President, Alumni Association of Princeton University