Princeton ’99 Calendar of Events

Hello ’99s,

“Back to school” time is here, so we’re kicking off the 2015-2016 year and letting you know about the calendar of Princeton-related activities coming up this season.

Thanks to those of you who responded to the Class Survey last spring. We have 20+ classmates who have volunteered to host events in the various major metro areas and Puerto Rico and will be reaching out.

Looking for a good read?

Whistling Vivaldi coverPresident Eisgruber selects an insightful book for the incoming freshman class to read before arriving on campus each year for the Princeton “Pre-Read.” This fall, the selection was Whistling Vivaldi – How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Do by Claude M. Steele. Feel free to grab a copy on Amazon.

“Whistling Vivaldi” presents some of the most important social science work done in the last quarter-century, and speaks directly to issues that are important to our nation and our campus community. Professor Steele describes a series of inventive experiments — including some involving Princeton students — that enabled him to develop and test his hypothesis about how negative stereotypes affect us in times of stress. All of us, no matter what our backgrounds may be, will recognize ourselves in some of Professor Steele’s examples.President Eisgruber

Catch up with classmates at Princeton events

Please see below for the list of University-sponsored events taking place this year. From the Harvard Game tailgate, to conferences on campus focusing on Asian American alumni and Jewish life at Princeton, to the one and only Reunions, there are many chances to re-connect. Additionally, President Eisgruber will be touring this year so we hope to host class meet-ups in conjunction with his visits. Please mark your calendars if there is a President’s visit near you and look out for info from regional alumni who will organize the event.

Class of 1999
2015 – 2016

A mix of University and local events for your convenience

October 15–17
We Flourish: Celebrating Asian American Alumni at Princeton University.
This is the University’s first conference targeted towards Asian American alumni. It’s free and open to ALL alumni.

October 24
Princeton vs. Harvard Football at Harvard.
For anybody in the Northeast, the Princeton Association of New England (PANE) hosts the Tiger Tent, the largest annual off-Princeton gathering and invites all alumni in the area to attend.

November 14
Princeton vs. Yale Football (Homecoming).
The Alumni Association hosts its fourth annual Tiger Tailgate, a reception held outdoors in Fine Plaza for all alumni, with free wine, beer, and food.

November 16
President Eisgruber ’83 – New York City Event

December 10
President Eisgruber ’83 – Puerto Rico Event

February 9
President Eisgruber ’83 – San Francisco Event

February 11
President Eisgruber ’83 – San Diego Event

February 20
Alumni Day

February 25
President Eisgruber ’83 – Nashville Event

March 13
President Eisgruber ’83 – Mumbai Event

March 15
President Eisgruber ’83 – New Delhi Event

April 14–16
Celebrating 100 Years of Jewish Life at Princeton
Princeton University cordially invites you to come back to campus for a University conference held in celebration of 100 years of Jewish life at Princeton.

May 5
President Eisgruber ’83 – Baltimore Event

May 26–30
Reunions 2016

And lastly, please don’t forget to send Lindsay any newsworthy updates for Class Notes and please pay your class dues – your $25 dues subsidize your beloved PAW subscription and we have had low dues response these last few years and need to pay for your PAW.

We look forward to connecting with you this year!
Your ’99 Class Officers
(Josh Pollack, Emily Walling, Gary Pai, Lindsay Fossett, and Ken Lee)

Reunions is coming.

Game of 00s

Class of 2000 Reunions logo, “Game of 00s”

Coming back to campus for your 16th Reunion? This year, Princeton Reunions is May 28–31, and we will be affiliated with the Class of 2000’s 15th Reunion: Game of ’00s (it’s a Game of Thrones theme, apparently).

Registration is free for satellite (non-major) classes this year. You can register yourself, a guest (only one adult guest allowed), and any related tiger cubs at Baker Rink when you arrive on campus. No pre-registration necessary.

For full details, please visit the University’s Satellite Reunion and Guest Information page.

We hope to host our annual P-rade reception, complete with Hoagie Haven goodness, again this year. Gary Pai will be emailing you with more information and an order link as we get closer to Reunions. We could use some able bodied volunteers to help lug hoagies from the Haven to our P-rade spot so please email Gary if you are willing to help (

Reunions 2013: P-rade Lunch Orders

Hoagie Haven

Hoagie Haven at P-rade was such a success last year that Gary Pai has volunteered to hook us up again! We’re ordering Hoagie Haven sandwiches and bringing them to the ’99 P-rade meeting spot at 2 PM. As a special treat, please feel free to order any item — half or whole — from the cold hoagie, sandwich, or hot items menus from their online menu (PDF). Please place your order for you and your group using the Google Docs link from the most recent class email by Thursday, May 30th.

If we don’t hear from you by May 30, we’ll still have some extra cold hoagies available, but they will be on a first-come, first-served basis. So be sure to stop by our meeting area by the time the Old Guard walks by on Saturday, June 1st, to get your Hoagie Haven goodness, and look for Gary, Josh P. and Ken Lee!

Also, please note beverages will be BYO.


Reunions 2013 Details

Dates: May 30 – June 2, 2013

Theme: “15-Love: ’98 Aces the 15th”

Location: Dodge-Osborn courtyard

Details: We will be a satellite class of the 15th Reunion.

Reunions is FREE for ’99ers, plus 1 guest, plus any kids are free. Any additional guests are $50 a person. You can register at the registration area for the 15th (at the door).

We will be in touch later about P99’s class get-together for Reunions this year.

15-Love: ’98 Aces the 15th

Reunions 2014: Fifteen Candles

The votes have been tallied, the University Office of Communications has approved, and our official 15th Reunion theme will be Fifteen Candles!  Get ready to go back to the ’80s. 

If you are interested in serving on one of our reunions committees or in taking a stab at our 15th Reunion logo, please send an email to and let us know. 

You can find the Reunions Committee on our Class Officers page.

Fifteen Candles (not the final logo)


Hanging 10 with the Class of 2000

It’s that time of year – Reunions 2010 is almost here! Reunions this year is Thursday, May 27th – Sunday, May 30th.

If you are interested in catching up with your ’00 friends at their Tenth reunion (or just in going to Reunions for a good dose of fun and nostalgia), please check out the information below.

’00 Hangs 10, 10th reunion logo

The Tenth’s theme this year is “2000 Hangs Ten” (surfing theme) and the Tenth Reunion will again be held in Foulke-Henry courtyard (“junior slums’).

Because we are a satellite class this year, each classmate and one guest can attend Reunions for FREE and each will receive a bracelet that enables him or her to access the beverage tents and entertainment (except for Class of 2000 meals and class-specific events).

Also, our class will be holding it’s annual Class of 1999 Post P-Rade Reception – we hope that you will attend if you are in town!

What: Class of 1999 Post P-Rade Reception
When: Saturday, May 29th, Post P-Rade (approximately 5pm – 8pm)
Where: Ballentine Lounge and Joseph Henry Room in Jadwin Hall
(conveniently located close to the Street and the fireworks display;
view Jadwin Hall on the online campus map)

We will be serving appetizers and beverages.

At this point, a quick reminder that your class dues help subsidize class events such as this (and your PAW subscriptions), so if you haven’t paid class dues yet this year, please support our class and do so. You can pay online via paypal at — click the dues link at the right — or send back the dues form you received in the email.

I will be unable to go back to Reunions this year, but look forward to seeing photos and hearing stories from those who do! Look for Josh Pollack, Gary Pai and Ken Lee at the reception to get the scoop on what’s new with our class!

All the best,
Emily (Koster) Walling ’99 S01

SF class event at Palomino

Our class event in SF last Saturday went well – we got about 12 people who had a great time catching up and really appreciated having a class-sponsored event.

Regional class event at Palomino in San Francisco

Pictured (l-r) are: Heather Kellman, Tim Pavlis, Lauren Escott Pavlis, Emily Koster Walling, Wiley Anderson, Chris Kelley, Cynthia Vasko Clark, Will Clark, Peter Helm ’01 S99, Rose Kuhn Helm, Anne Maglione ’01 (soon to be S’99).

Next up is the SoCal event this Saturday.