I hope everyone has now recovered from partying like it’s 1999! This issue went to press well before Reunions, but even so I can confidently report that a good time was had by all.
In late April, Reunions Co-Chair Emily Walling hosted a reception for ‘99 NoCal classmates at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae. Emily reports that it was lovely to reconnect, see Tiger families, and catch up with classmates, especially those who were not able to make it back east for our 20th. Princetonians in the photo below include: Cathy Legg Tanimura, Eliot Kent-Uritam ‘98, Dara Kennedy, Dan Feyer, Elizabeth Cobb, Gillian Ashenfelter, Christy Maver, Emily, Lissa Irons Seem, Steve Seem ‘01, Tasha Reddy, Wiley Anderson, Josh Salcman, Jen Taylor Salcman, and Vanessa Fernandez.
Because of a shortage of candidates, the class officer elections had to be cancelled. Fortunately, we had a candidate step up for each position, which will carry us through the next five years. We again had two candidates who chose to share the position of vice president.
U Got the Look! We’ll be wearing Prince-chic all weekend long. Raspberry Berets, Diamonds and Pearls and High Fashion are all welcome. Pick up your outfits when you check-in at our Headquarters in Little-Edwards Courtyard. We are providing tees/tank tops, jackets and accessories; you wear the bottoms of your choice. Below is a sneak peek of costume elements – the flair on the jacket will be silver, not black, and the tanks and tees have an an amazing orange metallic print on them.
Mark your calendars for May 30-June 2 because we’re gonna party like it’s 1999! Join us at our 20th reunion for the costumes, the class dinner, the P-rade, the class pic, the community service project, and of course your annual Hoagie Haven pilgrimage ! Get your songs and dance moves ready for our class playlist and come dressed in your orange and black best! For more info, please visit our class website www.princeton99.com for more details and regular updates.
When you run into Ashley Doran Northrup at the tents, be sure to ask her about her recent trapeze performance in Seattle. Even when flying through the air with the greatest of ease, she’s sporting the orange and black. That’s some Princeton dedication!
The Reunions 2019 section of the Princeton Events app is now available. Download the app (for iOS and Android) and update the content inside the app. After logging in with a verification code sent to the email address in your Tigernet profile, you can view customized content for the 20th Reunion, including the class-specific schedule.
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Multi-Class Community Service Project in Dod Courtyard. Packing meals for Kids against Hunger Coalition. Volunteer your time, from 10 minutes to 4 hours. Any amount is appreciated!
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch at HQ (Little-Edwards Courtyard) Special Performance by the Princeton Wildcats
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Alumni-Faculty Forums
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Class Dinner (Including Memorial Tribute)
9 – 10:30 p.m. Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones Band (Tribute to Prince)
10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. DJ JENA (DJ JENA rocked the house at the She Roars conference in October, and we are thrilled to have gotten her for the Class of ‘99.)
You were notified if you received beds on campus in the housing lottery. The University Housing department has your information and will have your room assignments for you at housing check-in, which will be located in a tent by Dillon Gym. The 20th Reunion team will send you an email about payment closer to Reunions.
Lockouts and Lost Keys
The Housing Crew will have a dedicated mobile for the 20th crew to call should you get locked out of their room. Replacement keycards can be obtained at the Housing tent.
For those who did not opt into BYOL (Bring Your Own Linen), the University is using a new linen vendor this year with more deluxe linens and pillows (towel is larger and not scratchy and pillows are big). Each bed will be provided 2 flat sheets, 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, 1 pillow case, 1 blanket, and 1 pillow. The linens will be placed in your rooms.
Sunday Noon Checkout
Keycards are programmed to shut off at noon. Do not get locked out during a shower. 😀Linens will be collected on Sunday and donated to Grad Bag – a non-profit who collects and redistributes lightly-used dorm room items that too often end up in landfills and gives them to incoming college freshmen from low-income households. Please bring your linens to a designated collection bin and recycle keycards at headquarters registration.
Other Housing Resources
The Office of Alumni Affairs maintains an ongoing list of alumni eager to either unload a hotel room or find a hotel room at the last minute. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details, and the list will be shared with the Housing Chairs.
Local homes for rent
Airbnb has many local homes available for rent during Reunions.
Shuttle service will be provided for Route 1 hotels.
Shuttles can be tracked in real-time with the Tiger Tracker. Alumni can access the hotel bus schedules and Tiger Tracker with the Reunions Event app (download the free Princeton Events App via the iOS App Store or Google Play to get started). Hotel bus schedules will also be made available for the bulletin boards at headquarters sites, the front desks of hotels serviced, and posted at the campus hotel drop-off by Baker Rink and the hotel pick-up at Lot 23. Shuttle use is encouraged, as parking is extremely limited during Reunions.