Hundreds of Stilesians will soon descend on New Haven in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ezra Stiles College. The three-day event, held Oct. 5-7, will be Yale’s first-ever residential college reunion, an event series organised by the Yale Alumni Association that will run parallel to the traditional class-based reunions.
Named in memory of Yale’s seventh president Ezra Stiles (Yale Class of 1746), Stiles College was designed by American architect Eero Saarinen and built in 1961. In late 2011, KieranTimberlake Architects put the finishing touches on a massive renovation project that added 25,000 additional square feet to the college, including music and dance studios and a 100-seat auditorium. For many returning Stilesians, this will be their first glimpse of their college post-renovation.
In addition to a tour of the newly-renovated college, Stilesians can look forward to receptions with former masters and deans of Ezra Stiles College, dinners with old friends, presentations on 50 years of Ezra Stiles history, a conversation with President Richard C. Levin about the the future of Yale, and musical performances by current Stiles students.
Visit the Yale Alumni Association website for more information.