Harvard University has made the difficult decision to postpone all of the upcoming on-campus Commencement and reunion activities—including the Kennedy School Reunion planned for May 15–17, 2020. While we were looking forward eagerly to welcoming you and your classmates back to campus, your health and wellbeing are our top priority. We will be working with the Reunion Committees to develop contingency plans that can serve alumni as effectively as possible in the coming months. All refunds will be processed as soon as possible.

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Reconnect with your classmates and the Kennedy School at Reunion 2020. 

Your 2020 Reunion Checklist 

  1. Update your contact info in the HKS Alumni Directory (If we can't find you, we can't tell you about the awesome stuff that will happen in May!).
  2. Register for Reunion! Online registration ends on May 3.
  3. Join your Reunion planning committee and organize events and class gift participation for your class. 
  4. Take the Reunion Planning Survey to shape the programming for the weekend.
  5. Book your lodging ASAP! With all the graduations happening in Cambridge, hotel space is at a premium. 
  6. Support HKS students by making a gift. 
  7. Share this message with your HKS classmates!
Pricing
Full Weekend Pricing
Online registration is open
  • Early-bird online registration: $250 per person (Ends on March 1)
  • Regular online registration: $300 per person
  • On-site registration: $350 per person

Pricing is per person. There is a limit of three additional guests.

Individual Day Pricing
  • Friday only: $65 per person
  • Saturday only: $150 per person
  • Sunday only: $85 per person

Pricing is per person. There is a limit of three additional guests.

Schedule
Friday, May 15

Schedule is subject to change. Updates will be made regularly as speakers and topics are confirmed.

2:00–7:00 PM
Registration and Check-in
Acuña-Sunshine Lobby, Wexner Building


3:00–4:00 PM
Affinity Receptions
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Mason Fellow alumni; Reunion Volunteers
Various locations


4:00–5:30 PM    
Research Center Open Houses
Various locations


5:30–8:00 PM    
Welcome Reception
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer Building

Saturday, May 16

8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Registration and Check-in
Acuña-Sunshine Lobby, Wexner Building


8:00–9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast 
Dining Café, Wexner Building


9:00 AM
State of the School
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer Building
Doug Elmendorf, Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy

Presentation of the Alumni Public Service Award
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer Building


10:15 AM
Morning Faculty Plenary
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer Building
Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values
Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, HKS and FAS, Emeritus
William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Emeritus


11:30 AM
Presentation of the Emerging Global Leader Award, Digital Innovation Awards, and the HKS Fund Outstanding Alumni Award
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer Building


NOON
Class Luncheons and Photos
Various locations

Photos will be taken in each classroom during lunch.


2:00 PM
Concurrent Alumni Panels
Various locations


3:45 PM    
Afternoon Faculty Plenary
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer Building
Ed Balls MPA 1990, Research Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Robert Lawrence, Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment
Wendy Sherman, Director, Center for Public Leadership; Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership


5:00 PM    
Presentation of the Julius E. Babbitt Memorial Volunteer Award and the Alumni Network Engagement Award
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer Building


5:30 PM    
Evening Reception
Wexner Commons and Dining Café, Wexner Building


7:00 PM    
Class Dinners (Planned by Reunion Committees)
Various off-campus locations

Sunday, May 17

9:30–11:30 AM
Registration and Check-in
Acuña-Sunshine Lobby, Wexner Building


10:00 AM    
Celebration of Life
Nye Conference Center, 5th Floor, Taubman Building
J. Bryan Hehir, Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life


11:00 AM   
Brunch
Dining Café, Wexner Building


12:30 PM
Closing Faculty Keynote
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer
Ronald Heifetz, King Hussein Bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership

International Travelers

Reunion 2019 Recap

More than 800 alumni and friends came back to campus May 17–19 for this year’s Harvard Kennedy School Reunion. Check out the Reunion 2019 video, photos on Facebook, and explore the buzz on Instagram and Twitter by searching #HKSAlumni.