May 15–17, 2020

1970 | 1975 | 1980 | 1985 | 1990 | 1995 | 2000 | 2005 | 2010 | 2015

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. Add January 22 to your calendar, the day Reunion registration will open with early-bird pricing. Go ahead and add May 15-17 to your calendar as well!
  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 opens January 15, 2020. 
  • Early-bird online registration: $250 per person
  • 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: $80 per person
  • Saturday only: $175 per person
  • Sunday only: $95 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.

3:00–7:00 PM
Registration and Check-in
Acuña-Sunshine Lobby, Wexner Building


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
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
Concurren 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
Nicholas Burns, Director, Future of Diplomacy Project; Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations
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


11:00 AM   
Brunch
Dining Café, Wexner Building


12:30 PM
Closing Faculty Keynote
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer

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.