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Vassar Reunion

Monday, June 7th, 2004 · 2 Comments

I still feel a bit run down after a weekend of partying like it was 1999 at Vassar. It was our 5th class reunion and it was just as fun as I’ve always heard it is. I’m very glad we went, and I had a great time reconnecting with old friends and hanging out.

Of course, as I’m sure is normal, there was some feeling of nervousness about going back and seeing everyone again, but that quickly subsided.

The campus was as beautiful as ever and some of the building renovations (and construction) that’s been done is pretty amazing. The big topic was the fact that my old dorm, Jewett, has been gutted and turned into the likes of a modern hotel. I actually like it, but it certainly doesn’t have the same character that it used to have. It seems like the general consensus among my classmates and fellow former Jewett residents was thumbs down.

Friday was the longest day and latest night. The drive to Poughkeepsie wasn’t so bad — just over two hours on the Taconic. Jen and I arrived on campus around 6pm and Jewett was our first stop. We then checked in and the rest of the weekend is a big whirlwind… so, some highlights will follow.

Dinner at Walker tents… good food, unlimited wine. Great fireworks. The Miscellany News reunion, which was a lot of fun. The Mug. The Acrop. Class parade. Announcing of class donations (Class of 1999: $17k or so in donations. At least three other classes: $1 million-plus… so I guess we have a lot to live up to!). Stroll around campus… check out the library. Interesting political science lecture in Rocky… Croquet Club cocktail party by Chicago… official class party in Raymond. Stayed in Davison. Class party in tent by Davison. More fireworks. Back to the Acrop.

Sunday brunch… say hazy goodbyes. Spend Sunday afternoon and evening feeling super over-tired. Dorm beds are very uncomfortable.

Pictures and Phil tell the rest of the story.


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[ Ben’s “live” recap | Phil’s Friday recap | Phil’s Saturday/Sunday recap ]

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Whitney // Jun 7, 2004 at 9:09 pm

    Any pictures of the renovated Jewett? I’d like to see how it turned out.

  • 2 gabe // Jun 8, 2004 at 8:51 am

    i neglected to take any photos of inside jewett, but i believe jonty got a bunch.

    jonty- you want to post some, or mind if i borrow some of yours to post??