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2017 Reunion

Does your class year end with a 2 or 7? If so, get ready for Dana Hall's 2017 Reunion on April 28-30. Whether it is your 5th or your 55th, this Dana Hall Reunion promises to be a time for creating and sharing memories. We hope to see you in April and welcome you back on campus!
There are a variety of weekend activities that will inspire you to reconnect with classmates and friends. Check back often for updates to the weekend schedule and to see who is coming from your class.

Reunion fees are set per person and apply to all guests with the exception of children under 10. There are discounted fees for young alumnae (Class of 2002 and younger) and children age 10-17 on Friday night, and for young alumnae on Saturday night.

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  • Friday, April 28 Reunion Schedule

    3 – 6:30 p.m.             
    Reunion Registration, Common Ground

    3 - 5 p.m.          
             
    Archives Open House, Helen Temple Cooke Library

    3:30 p.m.                   
    Student home games: Lacrosse, tennis and softball, Various locations on campus

    4:30 - 5 p.m.            
    Special 50th Reunion Welcome for the Class of 1967

    5 – 6 p.m.       
    All-Alumnae Conversation with Head of School Katherine L. Bradley, Helen Temple Cooke Library                 
           
    6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Dragon Camp (child care for children age 3+)
    Pre-registered children only

    6:30 – 8 p.m.
    “Dinner by the Bite”
    Reunion Kick-off for all classes and She Sails speakers, Common Ground
     
    6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Class of 1967 50th Reunion Dinner, Grove House

    6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Class of 1992 25th Reunion Dinner, Beveridge Hall

    Various times
    See separate Friday Night Class Dinners/Gatherings tab for details of your class plans.

     
  • Friday Night Class Dinners/Gatherings

    1967

    Grove House and Garden, Dana Hall School Campus
    6:30 p.m.
    $50 per person

    1972

    Dinner by the Bite
    Erisman Student Center, Dana Hall School Campus
    6:30 p.m.
    $30 per person

    1977

    Dinner by the Bite
    Erisman Student Center, Dana Hall School Campus
    6:30 p.m.
    $30 per person

    1982

    Buffet Dinner at the home of Jennifer Cooper
    6:30 p.m.
    $35 per person
    Details are included with the printed invitation

    1987

    Dinner at the home of Leslie Jones Burrell
    6:30 p.m.
    $35 per person
    Framingham, Mass.

    1992

    Beveridge Hall, Dana Hall School Campus
    6:30 p.m.
    $35 per adult 
    $15 per child age 10-17

    1997

    Dinner by the Bite
    Dedicated Space, Erisman Student Center, Dana Hall School Campus
    6:30 p.m.
    $30 per adult
    $10 per child age 10-17

    2002

    Trade, 540 Atlantic Ave., Boston
    6-9 p.m.
    $25 per person; cash bar
    Register by April 25

    2007

    Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston St., Boston
    7-9 p.m.
    Apps on Dana; pay for drinks individually

    2012

    Bell in Hand, 45 Union St., Boston
    7-9 p.m.
    Apps on Dana; pay for drinks individually

    Updated March 23, 2017
  • Saturday, April 29 Reunion Schedule

    7:30 – 8:45 a.m.        
    Breakfast, Dining Hall

    8:30 a.m.                    
    Registration Opens for Reunion and She Sails, Shipley Center

    9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.            
    She Sails 2017: Welcome, opening speaker and sessions, Shipley Center

    12:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.            
    She Sails 2017: Closing Speakerlunch and Chamber SingersShipley Center

    2 – 3 p.m.                  
    Mix and Mingle with coffee and chocolate
    Alumnae Networking Hosted Gathering for Women of Color and Hosted Gathering for LGBTQA, Shipley Center

    2 – 3 p.m.                  
    Student journalists interview alumnae from the Class of 1967 and 1972 for a special edition of the Hallmanac

    3 – 5 p.m.                   
    Swimming pool open

    3 - 5 p.m.                    
    Archives Open House in the Helen Temple Cooke Library

    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Yoga led by Gretchen Holzheimer Allen '97 in the Dance Studio, Shipley Center

    6 - 9 p.m.                    
    Dragon Camp (child care for children age 3+) – Pre-registered children only 

    6 - 7 p.m.                    
    Alumnae Art Show Wine and Cheese Reception

    6  - 6:30 p.m.             
    Young Alumnae (2002, 2007 & 2012) Champagne Toast in SPREAD rooms

    7 - 9 p.m.                    
    Traditional Reunion Banquet, Dining Hall
    Show your class spirit while joining classmates and all reunion classes for drinks, dinner, photo booth, awards, special acknowledgements and Dana talent!
    • Distinguished Alumnae Awards
    • Reunion Class Participation and Giving Awards
    • Reunion Volunteers Acknowledgement
    • Class Songs and Photos
  • Two Hosted Reunion Gatherings: Women of Color and LGBTQA

    At the two hosted gathering during reunion, alumnae will have an opportunity to hear about Dana’s current culture of inclusion and the work taking place to support and educate students, parents, and faculty. Alumnae reflections and ideas for Dana today and tomorrow are welcome contributions to the gatherings. The gatherings are an opportunity to socialize and discuss contemporary issues.

    Women of Color Gathering

    Saturday, April 29

    2-3 p.m.

    The Shipley Center Dance Studios

    All alumnae are invited to join current students, faculty/staff and parents at the Women of Color Gathering on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. Dana students have put together a list of topics and questions for discussion.
    Student Discussion Topics/Questions
    • How is it being a person of color on a college campus?
    • Did you attend an historically black college and how was that transition from Dana Hall?
    • What was your experience like as a person of color at Dana Hall?
    • How much has changed?
    • Did your experience at Dana Hall as a student of color help or hurt you when you got to college?
    • How have terms for self-identification changed in terms of what is politically correct (i.e. “Person of Color”, “African American”, “Black” etc.)
    • Was your experience different in a co-ed (college) environment vs. single sex (Dana Hall), as it relates to your identity as a person of color?

    LGBTQA Gathering

    Saturday, April 29

    2-3 p.m.

    The Shipley Center Dance Studios

    All alumnae are invited to join current students, faculty/staff and parents at the LGBTQA Gathering  on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. Dana students have put together a list of topics and questions for discussion.
    Student Discussion Topics/Questions
    • Safe spaces in colleges
    • Applying for jobs as someone who doesn't identify as cis or straight
    • Traveling abroad safely as a person in the LGBTQIA community
    • Getting involved in the activism and personal community
    • Non-party/drinking/club safe spaces
    • What's going on in the world (current events)
    • Activism in your community, spreading acceptance and inclusivity
    • Self expression on a budget
    • Living outside of Massachusetts in the LGBTQIA
    • Addressing identity in the workplace
  • Sunday, April 30 Reunion Schedule

    8:30 – 10a.m.
    Yoga class led by Krista Kamborian Baldini '77, Dance Studio, Shipley Center

    10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Alumnae Memorial Service, Beveridge

    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Brunch,  Dining Hall
  • Yoga at Reunion

    On Sunday morning, alumnae can enjoy a relaxing and invigorating yoga class led by Krista Kamborian Baldini '77. No need to bring anything special; yoga mats and all accessories will be provided. Wear comfortable clothing, come with an empty stomach and bring a water bottle if you have one.

    MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: Krista Kamborian Baldini '77
    Krista left the corporate world where she worked in leadership roles in Human Resources to focus on her passion: Yoga. She has been practicing yoga for 20 years and is a certified IYENGAR Yoga teacher and director of Yoga Institute, a yoga studio situated near Mexico City in Mexico. Krista loves teaching regular classes and likes to guide students to connect with their essence, and challenge her students to recognize self-imposed limitations and through yoga practice, work through them for their personal evolution. She has helped students with physical limitations in their joints and muscles, pregnancy and chronic conditions. Her teaching experience includes teaching yoga to an adolescent football team, grades one to six in an elementary school, seniors and private and public classes She taught a public class in Mexico City where 1500 people attended. To continue her professional development, Krista studies with senior Iyengar teachers and has had the opportunity to study in the Ramamani Iyengar yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, Maharashtra, India, where she studies with the Iyengar family.
  • General Reunion Information

    Archives

    The Dana Hall School Archives are a rich resource of historical information about Dana Hall and its alumnae, and it is open for alumnae to visit throughout Reunion weekend. Please consider donating your Dana memorabilia and photos. Bring items with you to Reunion or send them to the School.

    Children at Reunion

    Dragon Camp (childcare) is available for pre-registered children age 3+ Friday and Saturday evenings. The She Sails program on Saturday morning is suitable for people aged 10 and older. Children of all ages are welcome at breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and at brunch on Sunday. The pool in The Shipley Center will be open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The Riding Center is open both days if your children would like to visit our four-legged friends! Be sure to pre-register your children for evening Dragon Camp; walk-ins will not be accepted.

    Dietary Restrictions

    If you have certain restrictions in your diet, please contact the Alumnae Relations Office at (781) 489-1362. We will make every attempt to meet your dietary needs throughout the weekend.

    Working Out

    The Shipley Center for Athletics, Health and Wellness will be open for alumnae Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The facility contains a fitness room, a gymnasium, a pool, squash courts and a dance studio.
  • Local Hotels & Accommodations

    A block of rooms has been reserved for Dana Hall alumnae at the Courtyard by Marriott Natick Hotel, 342 Speen Street, Natick (+1 (508) 655-6100). The special rate for Friday and Saturday nights is $129.00 per room per night but you need to book by March 29. Be sure to mention “Dana Hall Reunion” when making your reservation to get the special rate. Call your Dana roommate or friends and plan to split the cost by sharing a room with 2 queen-size beds.The price is per room, not per person.

    Additional hotels and accommodations:

    Hotel Indigo Newton

    399 Grove Street
    Newton, MA
    (617) 969-5300

    4 miles away

    Marriott Newton

    2345 Commonwealth Avenue
    Newton, MA 02466
    (617) 969-1000
    5.1 miles away

    Hampton Inn Natick

    319 Speen Street
    Natick, MA
    (508) 653-5000
    5.5 miles away

    Crowne Plaza Natick

    1360 Worcester Street (Route 9)
    Natick, MA
    (800) 972-3381
    5.7 miles away

    Sheraton Hotel Needham

    100 Cabot Street
    Needham, MA
    (781) 444-1110
    6.1 miles away 

    Embassy Suites Waltham

    550 Winter Street
    Waltham, MA

    (781) 890-6767
    8.6 miles away

    Westin Hotel Waltham

    70 Third Avenue
    Waltham, MA
    (781) 290-5600
    9.3 miles away

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Newton

    320 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  02458

    (617) 969-3010
    9.6 miles away 

    Residence Inn by Marriott

    400 Staples Drive
    Framingham, MA
    (508) 370-0001
    11.2 miles away

    Copley Square Hotel Boston

    47 Huntington Avenue (at Exeter Street)
    Boston, MA
    (617) 536-9000
    15.2 miles away

    The Lenox Hotel Boston

    61 Exeter Street
    Boston, MA
    (617) 536-5300
    15.2 miles away 

    The Westin Copley Place Boston

    10 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 262-9600
    15.2 miles

    Park Plaza Hotel & Towers Boston

    50 Park Plaza (at Arlington Street)
    Boston, MA
    (800) 225-2008
    15.6 miles away
  • Alumnae Awards

    Do you know an alumna who has inspired others with her passion and commitment, and who is a good role model for Dana students today? We encourage you to think about a classmate who has made a difference and nominate her for an award. See recent honorees.

    Distinguished Alumna Award Criteria:

    The Distinguished Alumna Award is presented each year to a Dana Hall alumna who has demonstrated outstanding distinction in her professional and/or volunteer field of endeavor, providing an inspiring role model for students. The Dana Hall Alumnae Association accepts nominations for this award throughout the school year and the recipient is announced in the spring. The recipient accepts the Distinguished Alumna Award during Reunion Weekend.
     
    Nominations, which can only come from Dana alumnae, can be made by filling out and returning this form. Nominations will be considered for two years, the year of submission and the following year.

    Distinguished Young Alumna Award Criteria:

    In honor of Dana Hall’s 130th Anniversary, The Distinguished Young Alumna Award was established by the Young Alumnae Board. The award is presented each year to a young Dana alumna* who personifies the school’s motto: Amor Caritas. The winner of the Distinguished Young Alumna Award will have demonstrated outstanding distinction by giving back to her community, providing an inspiring role model for students. The Dana Hall Alumnae Association accepts nominations for this award throughout the school year and the recipient is announced in the spring. The recipient accepts the Distinguished Young Alumna Award during Reunion Weekend. Specific criteria for nomination: 
    • Individual has made her voice or name known as leader in her professional pursuits, philanthropic activities, or volunteer service and is becoming a respected woman in a particular area or service field.
    • Individual can serve as a role model to current students.
    • Individual has accomplished or achieved a privilege/honor/responsibility in her career, professional organization, or volunteer activity that embodies the values of leadership and service.
    Nominations, which can only come from Dana alumnae, can be made by filling out and returning this form. Nominations will be considered for two years, the year of submission and the following year.

    Distinguished Service Award Criteria:

    In honor of Dana Hall’s 125th anniversary in 2006, the Distinguished Service Award was established to honor an individual, couple, or group who has consistently demonstrated extraordinary commitment, dedication, and service to the advancement of Dana Hall School. The Dana Hall Alumnae Association accepts nominations for this award throughout the school year and the recipient is announced in the spring. The recipient accepts the Distinguished Service Award during Reunion Weekend. Nominations, which can only come from Dana alumnae, can be made by filling out and returning this form.
     
    Nominations will be considered for two years, the year of submission and the following year.
  • Lost Alumnae

    Below is the list of lost alumnae from reunion year classes without contact information on file with Dana Hall. If you know the whereabouts of any of these people, please:

    LOST ALUMNAE
     
    Contact, or have them contact, the Alumnae Relations Office at 1-781-489-1369 or with their current contact information. We'd love to send them information about Reunion at Dana this year. Thank you!
  • Places to Eat

    Alta Strada


    92 Central Street
    781-237-6100
    Italian

    Amarin II


    27 Grove Street
    781-239-1350
    Thai cuisine

    Bertucci’s Restaurant

    380 Washington Street
    781-239-0990

    Pizza

    Blue Ginger


    583 Washington Street
    781-283-5790
    East-West cuisine

    Bocado

    45 Church Street
    (781) 772-2390
    Mexican

    Boloco


    102 Central Street
    781-489-6071

    Burritos and smoothies

    Café Mangal


    555 Washington Street
    781-235-5522
    Mediterranean

    Maugus Restaurant


    300 Washington Street
    781-235-9647
    
Breakfast and Lunch all day

    Old School Pizza


    552 Washington Street
    781-235-8300

    Papa Razzi Trattoria

    16 Washington Street
    781-235-4747

    Italian

    Qdoba


    185 Linden Street
    781-235-3390
    Mexican grill

    Susu Bakery


    575 Washington Street
    781-237-7977

    Boutique bakery and lunch

    The Cottage


    190 Linden Street
    781-239-1100
    
Sophisticated yet family friendly American food

    The Local

    11 Forest Street
    (781) 694-1210

    The Linden Store

    162 Linden Street
    781-235-9837

    A delicatessen

    Truly Yogurt


    35 Grove Street
    
781-239-1356

    Soft & Hard Serve Yogurt and Ice Cream

    Wellesley Bakery


    542 Washington Street
    781-235-1171
    
Soups, sandwiches, and bakery items

    For more information about dining in the area, please visit the Town of Wellesley website.

Contact


Director of Special Events/Parent Programs
(781) 489-1362


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