RL Comes to Life for Alumni over Reunion Weekend

Reunion kicked off on Friday, 11 May, with RL Today, a program that welcomes alumni back to campus while school is in session. Alumni attended an all-school Hall, followed by lunch in the Bernstein Tea Room. The program concluded with an address by the Headmaster and a discussion with a panel of seniors in the Evans Choral Room. Students led alumni on tours of the campus before and after the scheduled events. Many guests saw for the first time such recent additions to the school as the IDEA Lab, the Evans Choral Room, and the Indoor Athletic Facility and Hennessy Rink. (RL Today photos.)


On Friday evening, the 25th Anniversary Class (1993) enjoyed a family supper reception in the IAF, sharing the occasion with their parents, spouses, and children. (25th Reunion photos.)


Alumni returned Saturday morning for a program—new this year!—called Back to School, in which they were students again in classes taught by Joe Kerner (poetry), Mo Randall (comparative literature), Sally Stevens (The United States’ Place in the World), and Nate Piper (STEAM and the Maker Culture). (Back to School photos.)


Varsity home games began at 12:30 p.m., despite the damp, and alumni and families came out to support our teams while enjoying barbecue fare under the arches of the Gordon Field House alongside Schoolhouse Field. (See Family Day photos.)


Reunion 2018 culminated in RL’s annual Cocktail Party and Dinner on Saturday evening. Rain kept the party indoors but at no expense to the festivities. Some 260 alumni and guests returned to Alma Mater, representing classes from 1953 on. (Reception photos, Class photos.)