Come to our Fall Open House!
Sunday Oct 16, 9 am - 3 pm: Come and see for yourself how you'll find your home at Lesley.

We are excited to celebrate with you!

A photo of some of the members of the Lesley University Class of 1969.

 

After shifting to virtual celebrations due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled to welcome you and your classmates back to Lesley’s campus for an in-person Alumni Reunion 2022, from June 3-4. We’ll continue to have safety measures in place, but we can’t wait to see you in person, to reconnect and reminisce.

We’ve got so much to celebrate, including milestone reunions, our 2022 Alumni Award winners, fun activities and so much more.

Four Lesley alumni sitting at a table together at a reunion event.

Schedule and Registration Details

We're thrilled to welcome alumni from graduation years ending in 2 and 7! Find valuable information here to help plan your time in Cambridge.

  • Registration

    Registration has closed, but if you would like to find out if space is still available please email alumni@lesley.edu.

    We're welcoming all classes celebrating a milestone reunion: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007.

  • Parking and Public Transportation

    We’re located in an urban area, so the best way to get to campus is via public transportation. South Campus is a five-minute walk from Harvard Square, which is served by the Red Line subway and many bus lines. The Porter Campus is steps away from the Porter Square station, also on the Red Line.

    Parking is free for alumni reunion guests. We have limited parking on South Campus, so carpooling is encouraged.

    Parking at South Campus

    We have secured Lot P located at 101 Brattle Street and Lot Q at 2 Saint John’s Road. There are 7 handicap accessible parking spots available.

    Parking at Porter Square

    There are two parking lots located on Massachusetts Avenue, one is Lot I located at 1840 Massachusetts Ave and Lot R located at 1826 Massachusetts Ave. 

    Parking at Doble Campus

    We have secured parking at 34 Mellen St for this event.

  • What to wear

    All activities will be hosted outdoors, including all planned meals, so pack accordingly! June is a beautiful time of year, but the weather can still be chilly in the evening. Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes, maybe your dancing shoes, and casual clothing for meals and other gatherings.

Schedule

All scheduled activities and celebrations will be hosted outside on Lesley’s beautiful South Campus, located at 101 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA. Activities and locations are subject to change. Schedules will be available at registration.

  • Friday, June 3

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Visit Sherill Library
    Alumni are welcome to visit the first floor of Sherrill Library to view the exciting new renovations.

    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Early Registration and Check-In, South Campus
    Check in, pick up your name badge, welcome packet and Alumni Reunion gift.

    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Alumni Welcome Reception
    Enjoy an evening of mingling and reconnecting with fellow alumni. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and light beverages will be served.

  • Saturday, June 4

    8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Registration and Check-In
    Pick up your name badge, welcome packet and Alumni Reunion gift.

    9:00 am – 10:00 am: Continental Breakfast

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Visit Sherill Library
    Alumni are welcome to visit the first floor of Sherrill Library to view the exciting new renovations.

    A headshot of Alice Diamond. She has short blonde hair and glasses, is wearing a dark blue coat and there is snow in the background.

    10:00 am – 10:45 am: Coffee and Conversation: Life after Lesley
    Alice Diamond, Lesley’s Associate Dean for Career and Community Service, will moderate a panel of alumni as they share their career journeys. Hear how they created opportunities, followed dreams, and found inner confidence.

    A headshot of Catriona Baker on the left and a headshot of Mike Annear on the right.

    11:00 – 11:45 am
    Join Catriona Baker, Associate Professor and Chair of the Animation, Motion Media +VFX programs and Michael Annear, Assistant Professor and Alum, as they discuss the incredible work students, alumni, and faculty are creating in the animation and visual effects (VFX) industry.

    12:00 – 1:30 pm: Alumni Reunion Luncheon and Photos
    The cost is $15. Following lunch, there will be an opportunity to get your class photo taken!
    Luncheon is complimentary for the Class 1972 and Alumni Council members.

    2:00 – 2:45 pm: Class of 1972 – Giving Circle Conversations 
    Location:  Sherill Library, Classroom 125 
    Revive the Giving Circle in honor of your 50th Reunion, spearheaded by classmate Roberta (Robbie) Reich Rosenberg

    2:00 – 2:45pm: Meet the Alumni Council Members
    Location: Burnham Tyler Room, South Campus
    Join Zalika Winitzer, Alumni Association President, shares updates about council activities and introductions of new and current members! All are welcome.

    A headshot of Jonathan "JP" Paul.

    3:00 - 3:30 pm: Center for Human Arts Innovation Session

    Join Dr. Jonathan “JP” Paul, Executive Director of Lesley’s new Center for Human Arts Innovation, to hear about new advances and ideas across the human arts of education, well-being, and the visual arts.

    President Steinmayer wearing a striped blazer on South Campus.

    3:00 – 4:15 pm: Class 1972 Tea with President Janet Steinmayer
    Members of the Class of 1972 are invited to this special event with President Steinmayer in honor of their 50th reunion.

    3:00-5:00 pm: Trolley Tour
    Hop on the trolley and enjoy a relaxing ride around the Lesley campus and the surrounding Cambridge area. The cost is $25. Registration is required.

    4:00 – 6:00 pm: Reunion Class Meetups or Free Time
    Spend time connecting with your classmates! Gather at a destination of your choice on or off-campus! Suggested locations off-campus include


    4:00 – 5:00 pm Dance Mashup and Mingle!
    Alumni Council member Thelma Goldberg ’74 gets everyone grooving with light dance moves and fun instruction! No prior dance experience is needed. Join us and dance the afternoon away!

    6:30 – 9:00 pm: Alumni Awards Recognition and Dinner
    The presentation of Lesley’s annual Alumni Awards is a powerful part of Alumni Reunion — a showcase of graduates’ diverse achievements, resilience, and public-spiritedness. The cost is $40.
    Cost is complimentary for the Class 1972 and Alumni Council members.

Alumni Council Service Committee Book Drive

  • Donate Books to support More Than Words

    The Lesley Alumni Council Service Committee is sponsoring a book drive during your Alumni Reunion celebration to benefit More Than Words, an organization that empowers system-involved young adults through a culture of support and job training and development. More Than Words serves young people who are experiencing homelessness, in foster care, involved in the court system or out of school.

    The Service Committee will collect new and gently used books to support this wonderful organization. Please consider bringing a book (or two!) with you to drop off at the Reunion registration table.

    If you can't attend, don’t fret! There are other ways to support More Than Words.

Contact Us

If you have questions or need help registering for events, contact our Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Christine Hathaway at chathawa@lesley.edu or 617.349.8624.