JOIN US
All alumni and former faculty are invited to join us on campus for Reunion on June 7-8 as we celebrate milestone class years ending in 4 and 9! Mark your calendar now and stay tuned for more information as details are finalized. ***Reunion registration opens in March.***

Interested in making Reunion 2024 special for your classmates? Join the Reunion Outreach Committee! Committee members will be reaching out to fellow alumni and former faculty to encourage attendance at Reunion 2024. This dedicated group will meet seven to ten times between January and June 2024 and will conduct individual and class-wide outreach. Please email alumni@vermontacademy.org to sign up. 


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
All activities, times, locations, etc. are subject to change. Activities with a dollar sign ($) indicate an additional cost.

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  • Friday, June 7 - Golf, Class Gatherings, 50th Reunion Old Guard Celebration

    Guests who reserved an on-campus room when registering may check in to their dorms between 3 and 7 p.m. at Davis House.

    All DayClass & Decade Planned Gatherings ($)
    Various Locations
    Class or decade-planned activities will be added as they are shared with our office. Check out this list of possible venues for your gathering. If you are interested in hosting a gathering for your classmates, please reach out to share the details with us at alumni@vermontacademy.org
    1 - 3 p.m.Tee Times Available at Hooper Golf Course ($) 
    Hooper Golf Course, 166 Prospect Hill Road, Walpole, NH 

    Enjoy a round of golf with friends at Hooper Golf Course! Call Hooper at 603-756-4080 and mention “Vermont Academy Reunion” to reserve a tee time for your foursome. Spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis and individual players will be added to small groups to form complete foursomes. Tee times will be released to the public on Friday, May 31 so be sure to book early.
    5 - 7:30 p.m.Old Guard Celebration ($)

    We proudly invite members of the Old Guard —  all alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago — to gather for a special dinner as we induct the Class of 1974 to your ranks. Hear remarks by Head of School Dr. Jennifer L. Zaccara, share your own Vermont Academy memories and stories, and more!

     
  • Saturday, June 8 - Full day of fun including AlumniFest, alumni awards presentation, and more

    Check-in and registration will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the Davis House lawn and will reopen 30 minutes before dinner begins. This should be your first stop when you arrive on campus for Reunion.

    GREET THE MORNING
    7 - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
    Shepardson Student Center & Dining Hall

    Guests are invited to enjoy a delicious hot breakfast including a waffle bar, scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, fresh fruit salad, pastries, coffee, tea, and juice.
    7 a.m.Greet the Morning Activities

    Get up and get moving with a leisurely walk, a morning run, or a bike ride. 

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    Coffee, tea, and whole fruit will be available at the Welcome Tent on the Davis House Lawn.
    9 a.m.Volunteer Opportunity: Make Fleece Tie Blankets for Project Linus  

    Continue the work that students began this year by joining Vermont Academy archivist and librarian Jessie Liss-Noda to make fleece tie blankets. All blankets will be donated to Project Linus, an organization that provides handmade blankets to children 0-18 in the United States who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.

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    Coffee, tea, and whole fruit will be available at the Welcome Tent on the Davis House Lawn.
    10 a.m.Mixed-Gender Alumni Soccer Game
    Fuller Field

    Calling all soccer alumni and fans of the game! Gather to play or cheer on players during this year’s alumni soccer game.
    10 a.m.Vermont Academy Trivia Game
    Amphitheater on Alumni Field

    Put your Vermont Academy knowledge to the test with this trivia game hosted by Director of the Center for Learning Peter Ahlfeld. 

    The campus store will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lower level of the Shepardson Student Center & Dining Hall. 

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    11 a.m.Alumni Presenters

    AlumniFest & Food Truck Lunch
    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Alumni Field

    Enjoy a delicious lunch from the Mach’s Woodfired Pizza truck or Anon’s Thai truck and musical guest Ida Mae Specker ’05 while catching up with friends and participating in AlumniFest activities. 

    AlumniFest activities include…
    • Cornhole Tournament hosted by Amy Lanterman
    • VA Maple Syrup Tasting
    • Graffiti Wall to share your favorite VA memories
    • VA Swag & Gear Swap: Bring an item you no longer wear and check out the items up for grabs.
    • Lawn games and sand volleyball
    • Volunteer Opportunity: Help finish the fleece tie blankets that will be donated to Project Linus.
    • Crafts

    Community Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m.
    Gather for a special Reunion Community Meeting including:
    • Head of School Welcome
    • Athletic Hall of Fame Induction: Chad Wittman '98 and Brooke Mooney '14
    • Vermont Academy Alumni Association Meeting
    • Florence R. Sabin Class of 1889 Distinguished Alumni Award Presentation: Denny Emerson '59 and Johnny Rosen '63
    • Outstanding Young Alumni Award Presentation: Ethan Tapper '07

    AFTERNOON ACTIVITY BLOCK
    Lemonade and granola bars will be available at the Welcome Tent on the Davis House Lawn.

    2:30 p.m.Choose Your Own Adventure
    • Trail Walk
    • Visit Vermont Academy's Archive Room
    • Disc Golf at the new Wes Roussel ’82 Memorial Disc Golf Course
    • Pickle Ball and Tennis

    EVENING EVENTS
    Registration and check-in will reopen at 5 p.m. at the tent on Davis House Lawn. All guests who have not yet checked in should stop by to pick up their name badge.

    4:30 p.m.Alumni Panel 
    5:30 p.m.Memorial Service
    Flagpole on South Lawn

    Gather at the flagpole on South Lawn for a memorial service and bulb planting as we honor those who are no longer with us. 
    6 p.m.Reunion Reception & Photos 
    Flagpole on South Lawn

    Gather for an all-attendee photo followed by a Reunion Committee photo before each milestone year is called for a class photo. While you wait for your class to be called, enjoy drinks and light hors d'oeuvres.
    6:30 p.m.Farm-to-Table Dinner
    Reunion Tent on Alumni Field

    Feast on a dinner prepared with locally sourced ingredients by Vermont Academy’s Sage Dining Services. Enjoy cauliflower steaks with harissa chickpeas, coffee-rubbed steak with stout glaze, and grilled Tuscan chicken breast. Sides include a balsamic cucumber and tomato salad, mashed sweet potatoes, grilled asparagus, roasted red potatoes, a spring panzanella salad, and house-made herb focaccia with whipped maple butter. Jesse Peters ’88 will provide musical entertainment as you dine. 
    8:30 p.m.Bonfire
    Nick Grout ’03 Memorial Fire Pit

    Toast marshmallows and make s’mores as you warm up around a blazing fire! 


  • Sunday, June 9 - Breakfast and Check-out

    8 - 10 a.m.Breakfast 
    8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.Overnight Guest Check-out

ReunionResources

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  • Registration Fees

    Registration prices listed below include all Saturday activities and meals.  

    Early Bird Per Person Pricing | Through March 20
    • Adults: $100
    • Alumni (VA Classes of 2009 to 2018): $75
    • Alumni (VA Classes of 2019 to 2024): $50
    • Children (Ages 12 and younger): $10
    • Former VA Faculty: $35
    Regular Per Person Pricing | March 21 through April 30
    • Adults: $125
    • Alumni (VA Classes of 2009 to 2018): $100
    • Alumni (VA Classes of 2019 to 2024): $70
    • Children (Ages 12 and younger): $15
    • Former VA Faculty: $35
    Late Registration Per Person Pricing | May 1 through Reunion
    • Adults: $150
    • Alumni (VA Classes of 2009 to 2018): $125
    • Alumni (VA Classes of 2019 to 2024): $90
    • Children (Ages 12 and younger): $20
    • Former VA Faculty: $35
    Note: Please register for the Old Guard Dinner and overnight dorm accommodations, at an additional cost, when completing your Reunion registration. Friday class/decade activities and golf at Hooper are not included in the registration fee.
  • VA Dorm Accomodations

    Overnight housing can be provided in Vermont Academy dorms on a first-come, first-served basis. As space permits, we will do our best to accommodate roommate requests. Guests must reserve on-campus housing via the Reunion registration form by the "regular registration fee" deadline on April 30. Registration and housing must be booked at the same time.

    The cost of housing is $50 per person (excluding children under 12 years of age) and includes Friday and Saturday evenings in the dorm as well as a hot breakfast on Saturday morning and a grab-and-go breakfast on Sunday morning. Bedding will be provided and includes the following items: 
    • Pillow and pillowcase
    • Fitted and flat sheets
    • Light blanket
    • Bath towel
    • Hand towel
    • Washcloth
    Vermont Academy dorms all have shared bathrooms that will be supplied with hand soap at each sink and toilet paper in each stall. Overnight guests should plan to bring any additional toiletries, heavy blankets, etc.

    Attendees will only be placed in a room with someone else if:
    • Attendees register together
    • Attendees request one another as roommates through the registration form
    To ensure children under the age of 12 are supervised in the dorms, they will not be guaranteed a bed. Please be prepared to bring an inflatable mattress or sleeping bag for children.

    Please see the check-in and check-out times noted in the Reunion schedule. 

    Note: Use of alcohol, tobacco products, and other substances is not permitted in the Vermont Academy dorms.

Relive the moments ofReunion 2023

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Vermont Academy: Reunion 2023
CONTACT
Please reach out to us at alumni@vermontacademy.org with your Reunion questions.
 
 
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Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.