Frequent Questions

Why was Reunion Weekend 2020 cancelled on May 1-3, 2020? 

As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic started directly affecting our country, the Yale SOM Office of Development and Alumni Relations worked with campus leadership, while following federal and local guidance, to determine the best course of action for our Reunion Weekend celebrations. Given the ongoing concerns from public health officials about large in-person gatherings, we chose to cancel Reunion Weekend 2020. It was our initial hope that we could hold an in-person gathering in fall 2020, but it soon became clear that would not be possible.  

What will the format be like for Reunion Weekend 2021 on April 29-May 1, 2021? 

All events for Reunion Weekend 2021 will be virtual and will include sessions focused on faculty research, class networking, careers information, and some things just for fun! We don’t want you to sit in front of your computer all day, so sessions will be available at various times over the three day virtual reunion. 

When will registration for Reunion Weekend 2021 open? 

Registration will open in January 2021. You will be contacted via email once registration is open.  

Will there be in-person events planned for my class at a later date? 

At this time, we do not have any plans to host in-person events. We recognize that the Yale SOM community is one that spans the globe and that not all locations have been similarly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but with an uncertain path to recovery ahead, Yale SOM Alumni Relations will continue to halt all plans for in-person events, on or off campus, until further notice. 

Will there be a cost for Reunion Weekend 2021? 

No. All programming will be free for alumni from reunion classes ending in 0s, 5s, 1s, 6s, and the class of 2019. 

Is my class still fundraising in honor of our reunion? How do I make a gift or document a gift intention? 

Yes, classes are still fundraising for their reunion gift. For more information about gifts, gifts intentions, and reunion giving, please visit this page.  

Where can I learn more about Yale SOM’s response to COVID-19? 

Please go to: https://som.yale.edu/about/fall-2020-returning-to-yale-som