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Reunion Weekend 2023

We are excited to welcome Ancients whose class year ends in 3 or 8 back to Farmington this fall for the 2023 Reunion Weekend!

This page will contain all the information that Ancients need to know about the weekend’s specifics. Check back for periodic updates and email Alumnae Relations with any questions!

Reunion 2023 Website Graphics

Registration for Reunion 2023 is open!

Individual Registration$175
Young Ancients (Classes of 2008-2018)$75
50th Reunion (Class of 1973)Free
80th-55th Reunions (Classes of 1943-1968)$75
Former Faculty and StaffFree
Reunion 2023 Schedule
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Hill-Stead Museum Private Tour

Hill-Stead Museum

Three tour times available leaving every thirty minutes: 11:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. 

Pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event. Each tour block can accommodate 20-25 Ancients and admittance will be granted to those who sign-up first

12:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

The Bates Lobby, Lower Level, Main

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Main Dining Hall

1:00 p.m.  – 

4:00 p.m.

Self-guided Tours of Campus

Pick up map in Bates Lobby, lower level, Main

Explore the MPS campus with a self-guided tour.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Horticultural Tour of Campus

Begin on front porch of Main

Learn about the flora of the beautiful Miss Porter’s School campus with Groundskeeper Hayden Mixsell.

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Class of 1973 Reunion Tea

Hill-Stead Museum

The Class of 1973 is holding a private tea at the Hill-Stead Museum for 50th Reunion attendees. Please contact Susan Walker with questions.

All-School Reunion Celebration
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. All-Reunion Cocktails & Mocktails

M. Burch Tracy Ford Library and Patio

Enjoy cocktails and mocktails with your fellow classmates, along with current and former faculty 

7:15 p.m. –    7:30 p.m. Singing in the Garden

Fountain Lawn

Enjoy this beloved tradition led by former Perilhettes, followed by All-Reunion Dinner in Main.

7:30 p.m – 9:30 p.m.

All-Reunion Dinner

Main Dining Hall

Enjoy a formal dinner and celebration of service with all Ancients.

9:30 p.m – 10:30 p.m. S’mores & Cocoa Nightcap

Class of 1953 Patio, Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center

Wind down and enjoy the fall evening with a firepit, s’mores, cocoa (spiked or regular), and your friends.

8:00 a.m –  6:00 p.m.Registration

The Bates Lobby, Lower Level, Main

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

Main Dining Hall

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.mClass of 1973, 50th Reunion Breakfast

Lamphere House

Join Head of School Dr. Kate Windsor for a special breakfast in celebration of the Class of 1973’s 50th Reunion!

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Friends of Bill W. Meeting

M. Burch Tracy Ford Library, Bent Seminar Room

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Main Dining Hall

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Student Led Tours

Leave from Office of Admission, The Grist Mill

Enjoy the first-hand perspectives of current students as you explore all of the updates and additions to campus. Tours will leave every half hour with the last tour leaving at 11:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

From Backyards to Boardrooms

Barbara Lang Hacker ’29 Theater/Livestream

Join Head of School Dr. Katherine G. Windsor with Former Board of Trustees Chair Nancy K. Simpkins ’73, Alumnae Board Co-President and Trustee Chrissy Cox ’93, Parent Leadership Committee Vice-Chair Monet Lewis ’98, P’26, and Alumnae Board member Ana Ortiz ’03 for a panel discussion about contemporary leadership and civic engagement.

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Annual Alumnae Association Meeting

Barbara Lang Hacker ’29 Theater/Livestream

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Perilhettes Rehearsal

Barbara Lang Hacker ’29 Theater

Ancient Perilhettes practice for Little Meeting Performance.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Horticultural Tour

Begin in the Nona Evans Room (outside of Barbara Lang Hacker ’29 Theater)

Learn about the flora of the beautiful Miss Porter’s School campus with Groundskeeper Hayden Mixsell.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.Equity and Inclusion Student Leaders Sponsored Lunch

Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center

Join Equity and Inclusion student leaders for lunch and have the opportunity to learn more about Miss Porter’s School Affinities and Alliances, the student-led DEIB work happening on campus.

ReminderBrunch available until 1:30 p.m.

Main Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Class Photos

Gather on Hamilton Lawn

Each class will be assigned a certain time during this time to take a class photo!

*Please arrive 5 minutes early for your scheduled time!

1:00 p.m. – Class of 1948

1:00 p.m. – Class of 1953

1:00 p.m. – Class of 1958

1:00 p.m. – Class of 1963

1:05 p.m. – Class of 1968

1:10 p.m. – Class of 1973

1:15 p.m. – Class of 1978

1:20 p.m. – Class of 1983

1:25 p.m. – Class of 1988

1:30 p.m. – Class of 1993

1:35 p.m. – Class of 1998

1:40 p.m. – Class of 2003

1:45 p.m. – Class of 2008

1:50 p.m. – Class of 2013

1:55 p.m. – Class of 2018

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ancient Book Fair

Parlors, Main

Meet some of our Ancient authors and view some of their wonderful publications during our Ancient Book Fair. 

*Authors, want to participate? Sign up here.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Share your talents with Porter’s Center for Global Leadership!

2nd floor fireplace sitting area, M. Burch Tracy Ford Library

Stop by to chat with Sophie Paris, director of Porter’s Center for Global Leadership (PCGL), about a new and exciting program for Ancients and how you can share your expertise and interests with middle school and high school girls through PCGL. 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving

First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652 (Congo)/Livestream

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Snack & Shop at the Ivy Store

The Ivy

Take a break to grab a snack and pick up some Miss Porter’s School merchandise at the Ivy!

4:00 p.m.Class of 1978 Meeting

Jones Memorial Room, Leila Dilworth Jones Memorial Building

6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.

Food & Drink Truck Class Dinners

Food Trucks will be located behind the Leila Dilworth Jones Memorial Building

Seating will be by class on the Fountain & Gaines Dance Barn Lawns

Classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, will get a meal from taco and pizza trucks, and beverages from the Mobile Pub. They will enjoy dinner with their classes at a designated location on Fountain & Gaines Dance Barn Lawns. 

Note: Dress warmly! Heaters will be placed on the lawn, but it may still be chilly. 

6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.

Cocktails and Dinner for the Classes of 1968 and earlier

Location Changed: Head of School’s Office, Across from Main Parlors, Main

The Classes of 1968 and earlier will enjoy drinks and dinner with fellow Ancients.

6:30 p.m – 9:30 p.m.

Cocktails and Dinner for the Class of 1973, 50th Class Reunion

Office of Admission, The Grist Mill

The Class of 1973 will enjoy drinks and dinner together.

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Little Meeting

Weyerhaeuser Amphitheater

Enjoy this classic MPS tradition with fellow Ancients and current students as they share their talents in the form of music, dance, spoken word, and more! 

A reminder to dress warmly!

If you’d like to participate, please sign-up here.

9:00 p.m.

Milk & Cookies

Weyerhaeuser Amphitheater

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Main Dining Hall

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.Class of 1998, 25th Reunion Breakfast

Lamphere House

Join Head of School Dr. Kate Windsor for a special breakfast in celebration of the Class of 1998’s 25th Reunion!

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Main Dining Hall

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.mFarmington Historical Society Walking Tour

Starts at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652 (Congo)

Join the Farmington Historical Society for a tour on “The Odyssey of the Amistad: Trail to Freedom.” The walking tour engages participants to learn about Farmington’s involvement in the Freedom Trail and see the history that remains in Farmington. 

We offer this tour to promote a more complete history of Farmington, which is also represented in the Miss Porter’s School Land acknowledgment: At Miss Porter’s School, we acknowledge the Tunxis Indigenous People as the original inhabitants and stewards of the lands that we call home. The history of this land is difficult to piece together, and the stories told were shaped by settler colonialism. We recognize the need for a fuller understanding of the Tunxis and our shared past. Because of this, we must speak the truth as it is currently known. The Head of School, Board of Trustees, and senior administrative leadership commit to honoring the past and understanding our responsibility for the future.

The Ivy Store Hours
Friday, October 13

11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 14

11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 15

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Additional opportunities to visit the Hill-Stead

Guided public tours of the Pope Riddle House at the Hill-Stead are offered Wednesday through Sunday, every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Reunion 2023 Parking
Tennis Court Parking Lot 69 Garden StreetAccessible parking spots available here
Pool & Squash Building Parking Lot88 Garden StreetAccessible parking spots available here
North Campus Loop3 Porter Road

Accessible parking spots available here

EV charging stations available here

Office of Admission at the Grist Mill44 Mill Lane 
Reunion 2023 Accessibility

In response to the Ancient Census feedback that we have received to date, and in our efforts to make Miss Porter’s School an authentic community of belonging, we have worked to ensure that our events and programming are accessible to all who want to participate. In addition to the many changes made to campus to make school more physically accessible to students, Ancients, employees, and visitors, below, you will find the list of accommodation and accessibility considerations we have made throughout our Reunion planning process.

  • Our dining service, FLIK Independent School Dining, will offer a wide range of food options throughout the weekend. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, the staff will be able to answer questions for you regarding ingredients. Please email us if you will be coming to campus and have a severe food allergy.
  • Large-print weekend schedules will be available at registration.
  • A designated quiet space will be available.
  • Gender neutral bathrooms will be available in Main (primary floor), the Noni, the Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center, the M. Burch Tracy Ford Library (first floor), and The Grist Mill.
  • A Friends of Bill W. meeting will be held on Saturday morning.
  • Mocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will be available in every place that alcohol will be offered. 
  • Two separate nursing and pumping spaces and a Pluie changing table will be available in Main.
  • Dining chairs will accommodate larger body sizes.
  • Golf cart transportation will be available from the Farmington Inn to campus as well as around campus for those that need it.
  • Pronoun ribbons will be provided at registration for Ancients to share their pronouns on their name tags if they feel comfortable. 
  • There will be ample spaces and signage for accessible parking.

If you have any questions or accessibility issues that you would like to discuss, please contact us by email or call 860-409-3634.

Reunion 2023 Accommodations

We have secured room blocks at three area hotels for reunion classes. Please find which hotel your class should book at below and click the link for more details.

Classes of 1943-1973The Farmington Inn
Classes of 1978-1998Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford/Farmington
Classes of 2003-2018Courtyard Marriott, Farmington
Reunion 2023 See Who's Coming

Check back often as this list will be updated weekly!

Sheila M. Coy 

Anne Turner Heminway

Virginia Seaverns Hilyard

Florence Perkins Rawls 

Pamela Butler Roberts

Caesara Frothingham Wendin

Elizabeth Alexander Goddard 

Judith Milliken Holden

Christina A. Nichols 

Mary Dickerson Pierson

Jane Papps Bellenis 

Meg Lota Teagarden Brown 

Wendy Waldron Burton 

Caroline Davis Chapin 

Carol E. Dinneen 

Lee F. Fox 

Candy Koizim Goldstein 

Gail Littles-El Grieser 

Jane Milliken Hague 

R. Kathleene Motley Hampton

Polly Hancock 

Anne Stuart Hoffman 

Rita Ingersoll 

Nora M. Johnson

Patricia A. Kuchar 

Julie P. Lewis 

Alice B. Lloyd 

Mary Freeman Lyman

Sally Woolworth Lynch

Anne Bahlman Miley 

Deborah Clarke Moderow 

Katharine O’Hara Newman 

Lee Taylor Payton 

Katherine R. Philson 

Lesli A. Rice

Shippen Davis Salas 

Susan Firestone Semegen 

Nancy Klingenstein Simpkins 

Nina Knowles Smith 

Mary Clark Talbot 

Katherine Sawyer White 

Jean Hudson Witmer

Suzanne Riefe Barth 

Amy A. Brodigan 

Margaret Casscells-Hamby 

Adriance I. de Groff

Wendy Weeks Frisch 

Kate S. Gray 

Palmer Sloan Harckham

Norita Littles Howard

Lauren Beardmore Ivanhoe 

Ashley F. Leonard 

Stephanie Dettmer McGillivray

Laura A. McGrath

Melissa Roan Naegelin 

Leigh Hamilton Rae 

Elizabeth Sands 

Linda Browne Snook 

Katharine Nason Tipper 

Mary Byers Truslow

Mildred Taylor Austin

Kelly Ashton Barel di Sant’Albano

Margaret Patt Biddle 

Nancy P. Blumenthal 

Serena McKnight Bowman 

Jennie H. Bucove

Margaret Steward Campbell 

Nona Murphy Collin 

Margaret Bridges Curtin 

Samantha McLean Diver

Lyda B. Ely 

Elizabeth Creamer Figler 

Alison Riker Friedel 

Elizabeth F. Gardner 

Michelle Gavens 

Lise Christensen Godvin 

Elizabeth Pyle Handler 

Wendy Crisp Henderson

Audrey L. Klein & David Isenegger

Adele Collins Legerski 

Anna McCain Madonia & William Madonia

Susan Cassidy Maronde 

Darcy S. Mauro 

Elizabeth Ivers Munro

Marybeth Van Wart Rein 

Alison Wheeler Robinson 

Elizabeth Standish Sackson 

C. Brewer Mullins Schoeller

Alice Gray Stites 

Lynn Bowlby Taylor

Katherine Zipser Crooks 

Althea Beaton Ducard 

Nicole LaMotte 

Beverley M. Sutherland

Kimberly Bowers Caprio 

Christina L. Cox 

Eileen Flynn DeLaO 

Anne M. Hargrave 

Amanda Magary Kice 

Sarah Secor Malzone 

Deirdre A. Nazareth

Jennifer Stewart Norris 

Catharina Whalen Smith

Elizabeth F. Werbe

Joan Thompson Wilson

Kyle Schott Battistella 

Bonnie Binion-Winberg 

Catherine Bue-Hepner 

Shakira Ramos Crespo 

Nicole R. M. DiCocco

Nikki L. Duncan

Victoria L. Fedrigotti 

Alison Runnion Fox 

Bridgid Godbout Joseph

Monet Butler Lewis 

Jessica K. Martin

Jacquelyn Altman Massie w/David Gilmer & Violet Massie

Anita Foden Mierisch 

Eloise C. Patterson 

Katrina Weiss Ryan

Carter P. Scott 

Georgia Riepe Smith

Elise Trucks 

Elizabeth O’Hara Watson & Theodora Watson

Paper E. Buck 

Giuliana Rovedo Calascione

Clare Joscelyne Callison

 Kate Clifford

Charlotte C. Cowles 

Alicia M. Frank 

Jennifer Coleman Fuchs 

Katie E. Golden 

Sara H. Griesbach-Halprin 

Ruth Greer-Carney Koenigsbauer 

Carissa A. Look & Rebecca Day

Meghan C. Mahon 

Jennifer Wrobel Mason

Michelle M. May 

Tiffany Higgins McDaniel

Sasha Lunden Mezer

Maria A. Obregon

Ana Lucia Ortiz 

Jack B. Pierson

NaSheena Porter Poznansky 

Jesse C. Roessler & Cody Roessler

Caroline L. Schwartz

Be the first to register!

Jacqueline T. Bashaw 

Lauren S. Benjamin 

Chaillé E. Biddle 

Isabel O. Blank 

Sophia Cadenhead Browne 

Francesca E. Childs 

Jed-Joan S. Edziah 

Bridget O. Hampton

Nora R. B. Holmes 

Mallori A. Inzinga 

Camille H. Kenny 

Kathryn B. McElheny 

Katherine M. McEneaney

Celia A. O’Brien 

Anne E. Pascale

Carolyn H. Pascale

Kelsey L. Perkins 

Bryn G. Portella & Nathan Johnson

Shola J. Powell 

Anna G. Preston & Dawn Schurter

Amanda M. Riley 

Anna C. Rodis 

Koeun Seol 

Emily Madore Sumner

Jianing Wu 

Christina E. Yu

Katherine N. L. Bishop 

Gaelen E. Carroll

Carmela B. Daponte-Smith

Elizabeth L. Davis 

Lydia A. DiIulio 

Lily E. Forand

Olivia Z. E. Gorman 

Cydney L. Hambrick

Kendall A. Heath 

Emily E. Howell 

Jane S. Maeng 

Miriam E. Mathew 

Janset Onyuru 

Audrey Palmeri

Charlotte I. S. Park 

Catherine D. Thompson 

Linghui Zhou

Saba S. Brelvi ’91

Christina M. Johnson ’97

Rachel A. McGrath ’09

Kathryn K. Rosenblum ’74

Ms. Jackalyn M. Gray

Officer Philip R. Daigle


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