2019 Schedule

Alumni Weekend offers an array of events and activities that provide ample opportunities for you to reminisce days gone by and reconnect with friends and classmates. 

During the weekend, the pool, fitness center, and squash, basketball and tennis courts will be open for use on Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 AM and 3:00 to 6:00 PM.  Shoes with light, non-marking soles must be worn in the squash courts. You will need to your own sports equipment if you wish to play squash or tennis, or use the courts in the athletic center. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

(Please note that times and activities listed below have been updated after our Alumni Weekend invitation went to print. The following represents our final weekend schedule.)

Classes of 1969 and prior

Friday, June 7

 
12:00 - 9:00 PM

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
Let us know you’ve arrived! Pick up your registration packet and, if you’re staying on campus, check-in to your dorm room.
 

1:00 - 2:30 PM

50TH REUNION & OLD GUARD LUNCHEON
WITH HEAD OF SCHOOL RACHEL STONE

Graduates from the grand classes of 1969 and prior – our esteemed Old Guard – are hosted to a luncheon at O'Connor House, the home of Head of School Rachel Stone.
 

2:30 - 3:30 PM

STRATEGIC PLAN ROUNDTABLE
Join Rachel Stone and Canterbury leadership for a discussion of the strategic vision and initiatives that are carrying our beloved School into its second century. 
 

3:30 PM

CAMPUS TOUR
Led by student guides, venture on a private journey down memory lane as you visit treasured locations throughout our hilltop campus.
 

6:00 – 11:00 PM

CONCURRENT EVENTS
CLASS OF 1969 50TH REUNION PRIVATE RECEPTION & DINNER

The great Class of 1969 is hosted to a formal reception and dinner to mark the momentous occasion of your 50th Reunion celebration.
 

6:00 – 8:00 PM

WELCOME HOME BUFFET DINNER FOR ALL OTHER CLASSES
Drop in for a casual and plentiful bite to eat. The evening is the first of many opportunities for you to reunite and reminisce with alumni across the decades!
 

8:00 – 10:00 PM

NEW THIS YEAR... SPIRITS AT SHEEHAN HOUSE
A Taste of Connecticut

Make your way from dinner to Sheehan House patio (formerly known as Middle House) to sip some spirits from a local distillery as well as sample craft beers from local breweries. Gather around the fire pit to close out the night with s'mores and dessert. Adults only, please.
 

Saturday, June 8

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
For those who did not previously check-in on Friday.
 

9:00 – 10:30 AM

BREAKFAST
Start your day with a hot buffet breakfast, just like when you were a student!
 

10:30 AM

PARADE OF CLASSES
Join in the fun as all alumni classes participate in a brief march on campus, then process with pomp and circumstance to your Society of Alumni Annual Meeting.
 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SOCIETY OF ALUMNI ANNUAL MEETING & ALUMNI AWARDS
Presided over by Peter Tucker '78, President of the Society of Alumni, the Annual Meeting features updates on engaging alumni initiatives and alumni recognitions including the Thomas J. Sheehy III Distinguished Alumni Award and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
 

12:00 – 1:30 PM

BBQ LUNCH, CLASS PHOTOS & FAMILY FUN
Catch up with friends as you feast at our BBQ lunch, then pose with your classmates for a Pallium-worthy class photo. Enjoy family fun activities for our littlest Saints, including a bounce house and face painting!
 

2:00 –2:45 PM

RACHEL STONE PRESENTS CANTERBURY TODAY
Head of School Rachel Stone looks forward to sharing her insights on the current "state of our school", highlighting exciting new initiatives and the remarkable experience of today's students.
 

3:00 PM

ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT
Be among the first to hear the names of former Saints—standout athletes, coaches and teams—who have been selected as the prestigious 2019 Hall of Fame inductees.
 

3:30 PM

CONCURRENT EVENTS
CANTERBURY LACROSSE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL ALUMNI GAME
Dust off your cleats and meet us on the turf! All alumni are invited to play. Fans and families welcome!
 

 

CAMPUS TOURS
Led by student guides, tour the hilltop you once called home to see all that’s changed and all that’s remained the same. 
 

 

TIME ON YOUR OWN…
Wind down before the evening festivities begin.
 

6:15 PM

ALUMNI MEMORIAL MASS
Honoring our Catholic mission and tradition, Mass is celebrated in memory of our deceased graduates.
 

7:00 – 11:00 PM

DINNER & DANCING CELEBRATION
It’s time to make new memories at the pinnacle moment of our entire Alumni Weekend! All classes celebrate together at this formal celebration, complete with a strolling gourmet supper, cocktails, live band and dancing!
 

Sunday, June 9

9:00 – 11:00 AM

FAREWELL BRUNCH
All good things must come to an end. Bid farewell to alma mater and your fellow classmates at this informal brunch.

Classes of 1970 - 2018

Friday, June 7

 

3:00 – 9:00 PM

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
Let us know you’ve arrived! Pick up your registration packet and, if you’re staying on campus, check-in to your dorm room.
 

6:00 – 8:00 PM

WELCOME HOME BUFFET DINNER 
Drop in for a casual and plentiful bite to eat. The evening is the first of many opportunities for you to reunite and reminisce with alumni across the decades!
 

8:00 – 10:00 PM

NEW THIS YEAR... SPIRITS AT SHEEHAN HOUSE
A Taste of Connecticut

Make your way from dinner to Sheehan House patio (formerly known as Middle House) to sip some spirits from a local distillery as well as sample craft beers from local breweries. Gather around the fire pit to close out the night with s'mores and dessert. Adults only, please.
 

Saturday, June 8

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
For those who did not previously check-in on Friday.
 

9:00 – 10:30 AM

BREAKFAST
Start your day with a hot buffet breakfast, just like when you were a student!
 

10:30 AM

PARADE OF CLASSES
Join in the fun as all alumni classes participate in a brief march on campus, then process with pomp and circumstance to your Society of Alumni Annual Meeting.
 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SOCIETY OF ALUMNI ANNUAL MEETING & ALUMNI AWARDS
Presided over by Peter Tucker '78, President of the Society of Alumni, the Annual Meeting features updates on engaging alumni initiatives and alumni recognitions including the Thomas J. Sheehy III Distinguished Alumni Award and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
 

12:00 – 1:30 PM

BBQ LUNCH, CLASS PHOTOS & FAMILY FUN
Catch up with friends as you feast at our BBQ lunch, then pose with your classmates for a Pallium-worthy class photo. Enjoy family fun activities for our littlest Saints, including a bounce house and face painting!
 

2:00 –2:45 PM

RACHEL STONE PRESENTS CANTERBURY TODAY
Head of School Rachel Stone looks forward to sharing her insights on the current "state of our school", highlighting exciting new initiatives and the remarkable experience of today's students.
 

3:00 PM

ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT
Be among the first to hear the names of former Saints—standout athletes, coaches and teams—who have been selected as the prestigious 2019 Hall of Fame inductees.
 

3:30 PM

CONCURRENT EVENTS
CANTERBURY LACROSSE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL ALUMNI GAME
Dust off your cleats and meet us on the turf! All alumni are invited to play. Fans and families welcome!
 

 

CAMPUS TOURS
Led by student guides, tour the hilltop you once called home to see all that’s changed and all that’s remained the same. Families with children beginning to think about Canterbury are encouraged to participate.
 

 

TIME ON YOUR OWN…
Wind down before the evening festivities begin.
 

6:15 PM

ALUMNI MEMORIAL MASS
Honoring our Catholic mission and tradition, Mass is celebrated in memory of our deceased graduates.
 

7:00 – 11:00 PM

DINNER & DANCING CELEBRATION
It’s time to make new memories at the pinnacle moment of our entire Alumni Weekend! All classes celebrate together at this formal celebration, complete with a strolling gourmet supper, cocktails, live band and dancing!
 

Sunday, June 9

9:00 – 11:00 AM

FAREWELL BRUNCH
All good things must come to an end. Bid farewell to alma mater and your fellow classmates at this informal brunch.