SAVE THE DATES for 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 is now open for all Ancients as of July 1, 2022!

All-School Reunion 2022 Schedule

12:00 p.m.  – 

7:00 p.m. 

Registration

Bates Lobby

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

Pick up map in Bates Lobby

5:30 p.m.  – 

6:00 p.m. 

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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

6:30 p.m.  – 

9:00 p.m. 

Cocktails and Dinner for the Classes of 1971 and earlier

Class 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. 

Class of 1972 cocktails and Dinner, 50th Class Reunion

Class of 1972 will enjoy drinks and dinner with their classmates.

Office of Admissions, Grist Mill

6:00 p.m.  – 

9:00 p.m. 

Food and Drink Trucks

A variety of food and drink trucks available for our Ancients from the classes of  ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97’, ’02, ’07, ’12, and ’17 having their class dinners on campus.

Tennis Court Lot

8:00 p.m.  – 

9:30 p.m. 

Little Meeting

Enjoy this classic MPS tradition where your fellow MPS Ancients and current students will 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

9:00 p.m.  – 

10:00 p.m. 

S’mores

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

Weyerhaeuser Amphitheater and Fountain Lawn

8:00 a.m.  – 

6:00 p.m. 

Registration

Bates Lobby

8:00 a.m.  – 

9:30 a.m. 

Breakfast

Main Dining Hall

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

9:30 a.m.  – 

11:00 a.m. 

Student Led Tours

Every 30 minutes, with a total of four tours students will lead tours for the Ancient community to see new additions to campus. 

Leave from Office of Admissions, Grist Mill

9:30 a.m.  – 

10:30 a.m. 

Service of Remembrance

First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652

10:00 a.m.  – 

11:00 a.m. 

Book Club – Admissions by Kendra James

The Ancient Book Club will host a meeting to discuss Kendra James’s book Admission.

M. Burch Tracy Ford Library

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!

Location TBD

11:00 a.m.  – 

12:30 p.m. 

Farmington Historical Society 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 Freedom Trails and see the history that still remains in Farmington.

Kick off from First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652

11:30 a.m.  – 

12:15 p.m. 

The Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ‘71 Student Center Dedication

A formal dedication will be held to introduce the newly renovated Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ‘71 Student Center, named in honor of Miss Porter’s School’s first Black student.

The Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris ’71 Student Center

12:15 p.m.  – 

1:45 p.m. 

Lunch

Under Tent, Brooks Field

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 at Brooks Field

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: Dr. Katherine G. Windsor

Hacker 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 their rightful title. 

Location TBD 

5:45 p.m.  – 

6:30 p.m. 

Singing in the Garden/Class of 2020 Jump into the Fountain

The Class of 2020 graduated at the height of the pandemic and was unable to participate in this right of passage. Come celebrate this special moment with them along with Singing in the Garden.

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

Enjoy a formal dinner under the tent with all Ancients.

Under Tent, Brooks Field

8:30 a.m.  – 

10:00 a.m. 

Class of 1970, 1971, 50th Reunion Breakfast

In honor of your 50th Reunions celebrated virtually over the course of the pandemic, please join Head of School Dr. Kate Windsor for a special breakfast at her home.

Lamphere House, 92 Main Street

10:00 a.m.  – 

10:45 a.m. 

Equity & Inclusion student leaders celebratory sponsored Brunch 

Student affinity groups will host a brunch to  socialize and get to know Ancients 

Riverview Lounge, Pool and Squash Building

10:45 a.m.  – 

11:30 p.m. 

Affinity Groups: Student led with Ancient participation

Students will host affinity groups for Ancients who identify with their particular identity to meet and connect.

Gathering & Breakouts in Riverview Lounge, Pool and Squash Building

10:00 a.m.  – 

11:00 a.m. 

Hill-Stead Museum Private Tour

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

Hill-Stead Museum

12:00 p.m.  – 

1:30 p.m. 

Farmington Historical Society 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 Freedom Trails and see the history that still remains in Farmington.

Kick off from 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

Join your classmates by making a special gift

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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