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Class of 1971 52nd Reunion

May 25-28, 2023



Dear Classmate,


It’s March, spring is in the air and that means our 52nd Reunion is just around the corner. Building on last year’s theme of “Our 50th Reunion...Continued,” we would like all classmates to feel that “Every year is a Major” Reunion, so we are adding Class-specific events to make this more special than a typical “non-major” Reunion year. We will be a satellite of 1973’s 50th Combine headquartered in the Blair-Joline-Campbell Courtyard, and here’s a preliminary glimpse into what’s in store for ’71 so that you can plan to attend any or all during May 25-28! We’ll be sending more details over the next weeks (see Registration topic below).



52nd Reunion Day-by Day — Preliminary Event Information


Thursday, May 25. Meet and Greet at the 50th Combine (3-5pm), and in the evening, music of our college years and more at the 50th. If we can get enough classmates to return on Thursday, we will have a reception with a light meal at the 1971 Library at Tiger Inn.


Friday, May 26. More Alumni-Faculty Forums including our own featuring Kevin Loughlin MD ’71 and Phil Bobbitt JD ’71 on the timely topic of “Presidential Health and Illness and the 25th Amendment (10-11am). At 3:30pm we’ll have a walking tree tour of campus led by Glenn “Merc” Morris ’72, a master landscape architect and former landscape editor of Southern Living magazine. He’ll point out noteworthy trees and their ties to Princeton’s (or the nation’s) history and the evolution of the campus. At 5:30pm we’ll have our now traditional BBQ, jointly with the class of 1970 in the Holder-Hamilton courtyard until 8:00pm ($40/person) with special music by the Tigerlilies. Later, there will be Motown covers by The Right On Band at the 50th.


Saturday, May 27. Saturday will kick off with a choice of a birding walk at the D&R Canal at 8am or a Stretching and Mindfulness Wellness session at 9am on campus. Prior to the P-rade, we’ll have lunch in the Holder-Hamilton courtyard from 12 to 1:30pm. A variety of subs and salads will be catered by D’Angelo Italian (yes, there will be soda, beer, and wine). The lunch is free to all classmates and their guest. We’ll then gather for the One and Only P-rade, which launches at 2pm. Wear your 50th Reunion Flower Shirt (and blazer if you like) or whatever past ’71 Reunion garb you wish and join in this celebration of all things Princeton. Our traditional post P-rade reception will again be held at Prospect House starting at 5pm with a full bar and a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres.  Following the reception, there will be a Class dinner at Prospect beginning at 6pm (cost TBD). We’ll turn the coffee/tea/dessert half-hour into a coffee house vibe with music by Rob Slocum ’71. Following the Saturday dinner, the University will field its fireworks display from Lake Carnegie. Afterwards music at the 50th Combine will feature Tanyaradzun Tawengwa (African Pop) at 9pm and The Hot Sardines (jazz/pop) starting at 10:15pm.


Here are other important details about the 52nd Reunion:


Guests. Please note, the University is again limiting registrants in the satellite classes to one guest this year. If you are coming as a single and can “donate” your guest slot to another classmate, we can pass that information along, but the class cannot act as a broker.


Registration (IMPORTANT). This year registration will consist of TWO steps:


Step 1. Those wishing to enter any Reunion site after 5pm on any day will need to register on the University system to obtain a wristband. There is no cost to obtain a wristband. We expect that system to be open beginning Monday, March 6. You can start your registration at this link under the heading “10th – 65th Satellite Classes.” You must use your TigerNet account to login, which is different from the ’71 website login. Instructions on obtaining or recovering your TigerNet access can be found here.


Our Class Honorary Members and Class Associates (widows and widowers) will need to register differently for their wristbands. Please email our Reunion Registration Chair, Alan Usas, at and he will guide you through the process.


Step 2. Registration for the Class of ’71 events will be available later in March on the Class website There you will be able to choose the Class activities you are attending and make payment for the Friday BBQ and the Saturday dinner. We will send an email when Class registration is available and share more complete information about our 52nd Reunion.

Note: A guest will need to be registered in both systems. If added late, you will need to update the earlier registrations.


University Reunions Schedule and Information. The full schedule and information about entertainment and campus resources as it becomes available can be found here.


Questions. You can find additional information about the 1971's 52nd Reunion including the preliminary schedule of events on our Class website here. For general inquiries about the Reunion, please contact Jeff Hammond, Reunion Chair, at If you encounter any difficulty with either of the two registrations, please contact Alan Usas, Reunion Registration Chair, at


I’m looking forward to seeing many of you on campus this May.



Jeff Hammond '71

Reunion Chair

Coming Class of 1971 Events

See the Class website for more information.

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President Eisgruber in Chicago

Apr 18, 2023

President Eisgruber in DC

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52nd Reunion - Book your hotel soon!

Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2023

Chicago Mini-Reunion



Be sure you have your 1971 Custom 50th Reunion Flower Shirt for upcoming Class events!


Our 50th Reunion Flower Shirts are on sale in most women’s and men’s sizes and cuts at the Class Store on the Class website


Get yours before they sell out!

Upcoming Events

Click on date for more info

Orange and Black Day

October 22, 2024

Homecoming and Tiger Tailgate

Football v. Cornell

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Alumni Day

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Future Class Reunions

54th Reunion, May 22-25, 2025

55th Reunion, May 21-24, 2026

56th Reunion, May 20-23, 2027

57th Reunion, May 18-21, 2028

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