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What It Was Like To Attend My 50th College Reunion Without My Spouse

Laurie Burrows Grad | Posted 06.12.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Burrows Grad

Penn held so many memories for us. We attended each other's reunions. We went to our 25th, 40th, and five years ago, we attended Peter's 50th class reunion. A year ago, we booked reservations to go to Philadelphia for my 50th Penn reunion. Peter's death changed those plans.

Be True to Your School

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 11.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Claudia Zelevansky

I just returned from my 20th college reunion. There are many ways in which that sentence astonishes me. But the primary one is that I went at all. ...

What I've Learned From 30 Years Of College Reunions

Jim Joseph | Posted 06.12.2016 | Fifty
Jim Joseph

Cornell was home, and it always will be home. It felt good to be home, even for a brief weekend. I've been to every reunion, every five years, since I graduated. In many ways, I can mark the milestones of my adult life by those reunions.

How to Stay Friends for 30 Years

Amy Byrnes | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Amy Byrnes

We've become much more than the one-dimensional girls who met 30 years ago. All that loss -- of spouses, parents and dreams of the perfect lives we thought awaited us -- has let us connect with each other in a more real way. We tease and joke and boss, but there's a softness to it now.

Far Above Cayuga's Waters: Cornell Debates Race on Reunion Weekend

Danny Schechter | Posted 08.10.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

How can you be in the past and present at the same time? Go to your college reunion. It was there that I deepened my involvement in civil rights activism and socially committed journalism.

The Best Weekend Ever... and Ever... and Ever

Emily Kelting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Emily Kelting

I was a "Flower Child" of the '60's, a Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell-worshipping 18-year-old in 1971. Vassar was the last place I wanted to apply. But since I was the oldest of three girls, my mother wouldn't let me consider any other options.

What We Learned At Our 50th College Reunion

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

High on a hillside, overlooking a lake... still a magnificent campus, although much has been added over the years. The library, brand new when we were students, now sports a weathered patina as it blends in with the historic buildings in the quad. At first glance the reunion-goers appear to be wearing the guises of their grandparents -- though signs of the kids we knew then are unmistakable.

8 Things I Learned At My College Reunion

Lewis DeSimone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lewis DeSimone

I just got back from my 30th college reunion -- the anniversary of an event that seems like a lifetime ago, if only because so many of my classmates now have children sleeping in the same dorms we once shared.

Reuniting with the Golden Girl

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I remember first seeing her after my "freshman trip" -- a ritual three-day hike embarked upon by freshmen before the official beginning of school. Tan, tall and radiating confidence, she sat in the front of the circle. If Mattel made an "outdoor Barbie," it would have looked just like her.

The Tragedy Behind My 30th Reunion

Grown And Flown | Posted 12.19.2012 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

When someone you believe you know, and think well of, is at the center of the most horrible act you can imagine, the pieces don't come together. There is no making sense of an incomprehensible action.

Do We Still Need Reunions?

BJ R. Siasoco | Posted 08.22.2012 | College
BJ R. Siasoco

I had read some pieces about how social media may kill off reunions -- if we already know what's going on with our friends and classmates over the Internet what's the point of spending time and money to see them?

Grandma Goes to College: Notes From My 60-Year Reunion

Marian Heath Mundy-Hooper | Posted 08.14.2011 | College
Marian Heath Mundy-Hooper

Our class reunion atmosphere now is one of affectionate acceptance and support. Even if the support includes a cane or walker and the discussions center around body parts, with emphasis on retrofitting to avert collapse.

Facing Reunion Fears: Not So Bad When You Win an iPad 2

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 08.04.2011 | College
Anastasia Rubis

Reunions, it turns out, are chances to unburden ourselves of memory, to reconfigure and rewrite it with wisdom gained the hard way, every day. The stories we tell ourselves of the past, present and future can be fearless.

Reunion Season: Back to Campus, and to New Old Friends

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

Parallel universes: There are our college friends, and our college-reunion friends. In some cases, the two groups barely overlap.

Obama Crashes My College Reunion

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

My alma mater usually makes the news for its uber-liberal ways, like the naked dorm. But thanks to a visit from Barack Obama, this time Weslyan made headlines and the students got to keep their clothes on.