ALL-SCHOOL REUNION:
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2, 2022

Since we have been unable to celebrate two cycles of Reunion classes in person, we are excited to welcome ALL Ancients back to Farmington this fall, especially class years ending in 2 and 7! Be on the lookout for additional information.

Registration for All-School Reunion 2022 is now closed. Please email Cicely Upham at cupham@missporters.org with any questions.

All-School Reunion 2022 Schedule

12:00 p.m.  – 

7:00 p.m. 

Registration

The Bates Lobby, Lower Level, Main

12:00 p.m.  – 

1:00 p.m. 

Lunch

Main Dining Hall

1:00 p.m.  – 

4:00 p.m. 

Self-Guided Tours of Campus

Explore the MPS campus with a self-guided tour amongst your classmates.

Pick up map in The Bates Lobby, Lower Level, Main

5:30 p.m.  – 

6:00 p.m. 

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Livestream (watch here)

Honoring the 2021 Miss Porter’s School inductees: Dorothea “Dotty” Morrell Coleman ’26 (awarded posthumously) and Mercedese “Ellie” Large ’81. 

Outside of Wean Lounge

Various

Class Dinners

See details below

6:00 p.m.  – 

9:00 p.m. 

Class of 1972 cocktails and Dinner, 50th Class Reunion

Class of 1972 will enjoy drinks and dinner together.

Office of Admission, The Grist Mill

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Class Dinners: Classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, and other ASR attendees

Attendees from these classes will get a meal from various food trucks and enjoy dinner with their classes at a designated location on campus.

Designated Gathering Location:
Classes of 1973-2009: Fountain Lawn
Classes of 2010-2022: Class of 1935 Patio at the Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center Patio

6:30 p.m.  – 

9:00 p.m. 

Cocktails and Dinner for the Classes of 1971 and earlier

The Classes of 1971 and earlier will enjoy drinks and dinner with fellow Ancients.

Riverview Lounge, Pool and Squash Building

6:00 p.m.  – 

9:00 p.m. 

Food and Drink Trucks

A variety of food and drink trucks will be available for Ancients celebrating ASR on campus. 

Behind Leila Dilworth Jones Memorial Building

8:00 p.m.  – 

9:30 p.m. 

Little Meeting

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! If you’d like to participate please email alumnaerelations@missporters.org.

Weyerhaeuser Amphitheater

9:30 p.m. 

S’mores

Wind down the night toasting marshmallows and chatting around the fire.

Weyerhaeuser Amphitheater

8:00 a.m.  – 

6:00 p.m. 

Registration

The Bates Lobby, Lower Level, Main

8:00 a.m.  – 

9:15 a.m. 

Class of 1972, 50th Reunion Breakfast

Join Head of School Dr. Kate Windsor for a special breakfast at her home in celebration of your 50th Reunion!

Lamphere House, 92 Main Street

9:00 a.m.  – 

10:30 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast

Main Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Friends of Bill W. Meeting

M. Burch Tracy Ford Library, Bent Seminar Room

9:30 a.m.  – 

11:00 a.m. 

Student-led Tours

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

Leave from Office of Admission, The Grist Mill

9:30 a.m.  – 

10:30 a.m. 

Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving – Livestream (watch here)

First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652

10:00 a.m.  – 

11:00 a.m. 

Ancient Book Club

The Ancient Book Club will host a meeting to discuss Kendra James’s book Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School.

M. Burch Tracy Ford Library, Lecture Room 204

10:30 a.m.  – 

11:30 a.m. 

Conversation with MPS Volunteers

Join MPS volunteers as they discuss their various roles and how their work impacts the school and Ancient community. This is an excellent event to attend if you are interested in becoming more involved!

M. Burch Tracy Ford Library, Periodicals Room

11:00 a.m.  – 

12:30 p.m. 

Farmington Historical Society Walking Tour

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 still remains in Farmington.

Starts at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652

11:30 a.m.  – 

12:15 p.m. 

The Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center Dedication – Livestream (watch here)

A formal dedication will be held to celebrate the newly renovated Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center.

The Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center

12:15 p.m.  – 

1:45 p.m. 

Lunch

Dining Hall, Main

1:00 p.m.  – 

2:00 p.m. 

Class Photos

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

Gather on Hamilton Lawn

*Please arrive 5 minutes early for your scheduled time!

1:00 p.m. – Class of 1947

1:00 p.m. – Class of 1952

1:00 p.m. – Class of 1957

1:00 p.m. – Class of 1962

1:05 p.m. – Class of 1967

1:05 p.m. – Class of 1970

1:05 p.m. – Class of 1971

1:10 p.m. – Class of 1972

1:15 p.m. – Class of 1977

1:20 p.m. – Class of 1982

1:25 p.m. – Class of 1987

1:30 p.m. – Class of 1992

1:35 p.m. – Class of 1997

1:40 p.m. – Class of 2002

1:45 p.m. – Class of 2007

1:50 p.m. – Class of 2012

1:55 p.m. – Class of 2017

1:00 p.m.  – 

2:00 p.m. 

Sara Prentis Brown Art Reception

Join former teacher Sara Prentis Brown for a reception highlighting her work on display in the Gilbert Gallery.

The Gilbert Gallery, Main

2:00 p.m.  – 

4:00 p.m. 

Varsity Soccer vs. Worcester Academy

Kiki’s Field

2:00 p.m.  – 

2:45 p.m. 

Keynote Presentation – Livestream (watch here)

Head of School Dr. Kate Windsor will be joined by the Executive Director of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Gugu Ndebele, for a conversation on the landscape of girls’ global education. As the world becomes increasingly complex, the roles girls and women play in shaping communities and societies becomes essential for humanity’s ability to solve our greatest global problems. With its establishment in 2020, the Porter’s Center for Global Leadership is on a mission to create innovative experiences for girls and women that address global issues and inspire change.

Barbara Lang Hacker ’29 Theater/Livestream

2:45 p.m. –

3:00 p.m.

Annual Alumnae Association Meeting

Barbara Lang Hacker ’29 Theater/Livestream

3:00 p.m.  – 

4:00 p.m. 

Minks, Possums, Squirrels Spirit Activity

The Spirit Activity will feature a series of competitions for Minks, Possums and Squirrels to participate in and the winner to claim bragging rights. 

Hamilton Lawn 

5:45 p.m.  – 

6:30 p.m.

Singing in the Garden

Enjoy this beloved tradition led by former Perilhettes.

Fountain Lawn

 

 

All-School Reunion Celebration

See details below

6:30 p.m.  – 

7:30 p.m. 

Cocktails

Enjoy cocktails and mocktails with your fellow classmates.

M. Burch Tracy Ford Library & Library Patio

7:30 p.m.  – 

9:30 p.m. 

Dinner & Daisy Pin Presentation

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

Under Tent, Brooks Field

9:30 p.m. –

10:15 p.m.

Surprise!

The Class of 1935 Patio at the Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center

8:30 a.m.  – 

10:00 a.m. 

Class of 1970, 1971, 50th Reunion Breakfast

*Please note that this event has been CANCELLED

8:30 a.m. –

1:30 p.m.

Day of Service Kick-off Event: Red Cross Blood Drive

Open to Ancients, employees, and eligible students. Appointments are required and can be made here

Crisp Gym

9:30 a.m. –

10:30 a.m.

Hill-Stead Museum Private Tour

A private tour will be held for MPS at Hill-Stead Museum. 

Hill-Stead Museum

 

10:00 a.m.  – 

10:45 a.m. 

Celebratory Brunch Sponsored by Equity & Inclusion Student Leaders  

Various student identity-based affinity groups are hosting a brunch to share stories with and get to know Ancients. All are welcome!

Riverview Lounge, Pool and Squash Building

10:45 a.m.  – 

11:30 p.m. 

Student-led Affinity Groups with Ancient Participation

Students will lead affinity breakout conversations with Ancients who can speak from the “I” perspective within a particular identity.

Gathering & Breakouts in Riverview Lounge, Pool and Squash Building

12:00 p.m.  – 

1:30 p.m. 

Farmington Historical Society Walking Tour

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 still remains in Farmington.

Starts at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652

1:00 p.m.  – 

4:00 p.m. 

Hill-Stead Museum Drop-in Open House

Hill-Stead Museum will host an open house for the general public that MPS affiliates are invited to join.

Hill-Stead Museum

MORE ABOUT ALL-SCHOOL REUNION 2022

Ancients from non-reunion years are invited to stay wherever they choose. We suggest that Ancients celebrating reunion years ending in 2 or 7 stay in the hotels indicated on the All-School Reunion Accommodations page. All Ancients attending All-School Reunion are welcome to utilize the room blocks listed.

Miss Porter’s School continues to monitor and follow federal, state, and county guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Our COVID-19 protocols must be followed for the duration of your visit on campus.

Protocols below are subject to change but we will notify registrants of any additional arrangements or requirements, as necessary, based on public health conditions. We appreciate your help with keeping the entire Porter’s community safe and healthy.

Vaccination: All age-eligible guests to the Miss Porter’s School campus must be fully vaccinated and boosted. Masking: Based on local COVID-19 rates, Porter’s is a “mask optional” campus at this time. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must wear a high-filtration, well-fitting mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin. Testing: Anyone experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms should test for COVID-19 prior to coming to campus. If your test is negative and you feel well enough, please remain masked while on campus to limit disease transmission.

Traditionally, classes have planned their own off-campus class dinners during reunion weekend. This year we are switching things up and hosting on campus class dinners for our Ancients where we will offer food and beverage trucks as part of your registration cost, and provide distinct locations on campus for your classes to gather. We have made this change for several reasons:

COVID-19: Despite what we all may hope, COVID-19 will most likely still be prevalent this fall. We are hosting on-campus class gatherings to a) keep activities centralized and accessible b) maintain control of COVID-19 protocols c) take the pressure off trying to find a location that would be able to accommodate your class should various COVID restrictions be in place. Ease: While some reunion volunteers may enjoy planning their class dinners, it is a large burden for others. We want this to be a fun activity for all, so we are taking the burden of planning off of your hands so you can focus on reconnecting with your friends.  Equity: We know that the cost of class dinners can sometimes be a barrier to attendance, or even planning, so we wanted to create an option that allowed for all Ancients to attend and be among their class as part of the overall reunion weekend experience, rather than an additional expense.

 

 

See who’s coming to All-School Reunion!

Visit the Reunion Leadership page to find your class’s point of contact for reunion!

Interested in becoming a Reunion Volunteer?

Update your information with us by completing the 2022 Ancient Census!

This census is the second survey in a series designed to help us know, understand, and represent our Ancient population more accurately.

Check your emails...we want to hear from YOU!

If you can't find the survey in your email, please reach out to us at alumnaerelations@missporters.org!
Visit the Ancient Census 2022 FAQs page

Stay connected with the Ancient Community

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Questions?

If you have questions, please contact the Director of Alumnae and Parent Engagement Cicely Upham at 860-409-3635 or alumnaerelations@missporters.org.

Check back often as details will be updated regularly.

MISS PORTER'S SCHOOL

Office of Alumnae Relations
60 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
T: 860-409-3520
F: 860-409-3521

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Volunteer

Consider becoming an Ancient volunteer. Miss Porter’s School depends on committed volunteers from each class to serve on various committees during their Reunion year. These committees are vital to engaging classmates, creating class specific celebrations, and increasing reunion giving during their milestone year.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities complete this FORM, call Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations Cicely Upham at 860-409-3635, or email alumnaerelations@missporters.org.

frequently asked questions

Yes. We ask that you register to assist in our on-campus event planning. You will receive an invitation after July 1, 2020 with registration details and instructions.

Registration will be open on Friday, October 16.

All the buildings used are accessible. There will be plenty of accessible parking throughout the weekend as well as golf cart transportation around the campus. Please watch for parking signage to direct you.

Please get in touch with classmates and fellow Ancients and encourage them to join us.

Your Reunion is an occasion to renew ties with classmates and reflect on what Miss Porter’s School means to you. It is also a time for alumnae to come together in giving back. Your Reunion giving contributions help maintain and enhance the Miss Porter’s School experience through scholarships, academic innovations, and new initiatives.

Please make a gift in honor of your Reunion today. Donations can be made online or mailed to:

Miss Porter’s School  
60 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032

Reunion gifts can be made in honor of a faculty member or classmate who impacted your life. Gifts by alumnae to any established fund will count toward your class alumnae participation.

Yes, the bookstore, The Ivy will open during Reunion Weekend.

Class dinners are organized by Class Reunion Committees. You will receive additional information from the committee in the coming months. As arrangements are made, they will be listed on the Reunion website here.

The 50th Reunion Class is hosted on campus in the Grist Mill Friday evening. Classes celebrating their 55th and above reunion will also be hosted for dinner on Friday evening in Riverview Lounge in the Pool and Squash building . All other classes are planning their own dinners. Please check here for you class dinner location. Updates will be posted as class committees continue to organize dinners. Check the website frequently for updates.

Severe food allergies should be noted on your registration. Should you have additional concerns, please contact Tonja Russo, Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations at trusso@missporters.org or 860-409-3670.

Yes, items listed on the Online Daisy Pop Up Shoppe will be available during Reunion Weekend. Make your purchases during your registration check in. The Shoppe will be open during lunch on Saturday.

Please contact Tonja Russo, Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations. Email her here or call her at 860-409-3670.

We’re sorry you are unable to attend.  Please contact Tonja Russo, Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations. Email her here or call her at 860-409-3670.

Please dress comfortably as you will be walking about the campus. Friday evening dinner attire should be suitable for your class dinner location and format.

Absolutely! Please make note on your registration form.

Pictures from PAST Reunions