Alumnae Weekend


On behalf of the Alumnae Association Board of Governors, we are thrilled to invite you back to campus for reunion weekend, May 12-13, 2017 for classes ending in 2 and 7. We hope to see as many of you as possible in May and look forward to a wonderful weekend of reconnecting with each other and with Westover.

Maura Tansley ’00
President of the Alumnae Association

Dorie Pease ’57
Vice President of the Alumnae Association


Reunion Committee Members

If you would like to join the Reunion Committee for your class, please email Carrie at cloyd@westoverschool.org


Class Volunteers

1942
Adele Ervin and Pat Franck Sheffield

1947
Sue Addiss and Ethel Woolverton

1952
Lolly Almquist

1957
Lavinia Meeks, Dorie Pease, Alane Gerdau, and Martha Ross

1962
TBD

1967
Pam Heller, Phyllis Greene, Amy Knight, and Lydia Whitehead

1972
Gretchen Handy Comstock and Joanie Gerster

1977
Rosa Williams, MJ Hemmings, Beth Gilbert, and Anne Spencer Holm

1982
Weezie Webber Fallon and Joanie Wetmore Yahn

1987
Jen Burlington Hague, Leigh Value Steele and Anne Roche

1992
Courtney Schomp Barden, Romy Torres McCloskey, Lizzie Coffin and Amanda Darrach

1997
Katie Marages Schank

2002
Makenzi Hurtado, Megan Mann Burlington, Shanelle LIttlejohn Lavery, Ashley Kalaus Mariano, and Lindsay Clark

2007
Tatiana Fonseca DaSilva, Lauren Borkowski, Lisa DonDiego, Hailey Griffin and Margot Lane

2012
Anna Eggert, Katie Hedberg, Amber Chausse, and Genna DeSimone

FAQs

I have not been on campus in a while. What should I expect this weekend?

Reunion is the perfect time to come back to campus! As school is still in session, you will not only be able to catch up with classmates, but also have the chance to meet current students and faculty as well. Campus is as beautiful as ever, Red Hall is still red, and we promise a good time for all!

How can I reconnect with classmates ahead of reunion?

Your reunion chairs are a great place to start. Many classes have set up Facebook pages, so you may want to look there. Also, the alumnae portal is available. Visit and join alumnaewestoverschool.org to search for classmates in the online directory.

Does the cost to attend reunion count as a reunion gift?

It does not. The registration payment goes towards food, beverage and entertainment costs. Gifts made to the Westover Fund in a reunion year will go towards the class gift total and participation total.

Where can I stay?

We recommend the Southbury Plaza (formerly Crowne Plaza). A number of rooms have been reserved for reunion weekend. For reservations, call 203-598-7600 and reference Westover School for a discounted rate.

2017 Reunion Weekend Highlights


Friday

Morning Class Visits

11:30am Lunch

11:30am Special Invitation: Thank You Lunch with Reunion Volunteers

11:30am Special Invitation: Lunch with Former Trustees and Governors

1pm Tour of Hill-Stead in Farmington, CT

2pm-5pm Alumnae hosted workshops

WISE Center Open House

We Are Westover filming sessions

4pm Tea for Hillard Society Members

5pm Meet and Greet Reception

7pm Glee Concert

8pm Bonfire at Seven Sisters

Saturday

7:45am Breakfast

8:45am Chapel Lineup, Chapel Service

10am Town Meeting

11:30am Cookout

Throughout Afternoon: Campus Tours; Printing Press demos; trail walks; We Are Westover filming sessions

1:30pm-2pm Poetry Reading with Bruce Coffin

2pm-3pm WISE Center Open House

3pm-4pm Diversity at Westover Discussion

4pm Special Invitation: Admission Tea for Alumnae with 7th or 8th grade daughters

5pm Happy Hour with the Governors

6pm Depart for off-campus class dinners, locations arranged by reunion chairs


For those who are able to stay, brunch will be available Sunday morning in the Dining Hall


We Are Westover is an initiative created to build an anthology of memories from women who have walked the halls of Westover over many decades.

Participate in this ongoing project while you are on campus for reunion.

Record your video alone, or with a friend. Answer a few of our questions about your time at Westover or bring your own anecdotes to preserve forever.


2016 Reunion Weekend Recap

May 13-15, classes ending in 1 and 6 celebrated their milestone reunions.

Reunion 2016 was a wonderful weekend! It was such a pleasure to have so many alumnae back on campus, though we certainly missed those who could not attend. Westover's campus was filled with more than 250 alumnae and families. From Friday evening's Welcome Reception through Sunday's Farewell Brunch, a wonderful time was had.

View photos from the weekend below!