Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vassar Reunion

This summer, I went up to Vassar College for my college reunion.

Reunion (15 of 18)

Reunion (13 of 18)

All classes ending in '1 and '6 celebrated their reunion this year. One of the most fun events at the reunion is the Parade of Classes where all the alumni march. The oldest class leads the way while the rest of the classes cheer them on. By the time they get to the youngest class, they have no left to cheer them on, but they are all young and rowdy enough to cheer themselves. Lol.

This year, we had an alumna from the class of 1936!

Reunion (2 of 18)

Here she is getting a ride in the golf cart.

Reunion (3 of 18)

(Speaking of golf carts, every where I went, the student volunteers were offering me rides in one of the golf carts. Great service, but it was making me feel old. Lol.)

A couple of the classes had bands play!

Reunion (6 of 18)

Reunion (1 of 18)

Each class gave its class members an item that they are supposed to use during the parade. The classes of 1966 and 1971 were smart and gave out umbrellas.

Reunion (5 of 18)

Reunion (4 of 18)

By the way, Meryl Streep graduated Vassar in 1971, but she didn't make it to the reunion. It would have been really cool if she had.

Family members can march in the parade too. This man from the class of 1986 brought his daughter.

Reunion (7 of 18)

I know what you are thinking, and no, Vassar is not an all girls' school. It went co-ed in 1969.

Here's my class flag. As you can see, it ends in a 6, and that's all you'll get out of me (and it's not 1936).

Reunion (8 of 18)

(Submitted to 52 Weeks of Happiness.)

Prior to the reunion, I was so excited to go up and take some photos of the campus which is gorgeous. In fact, it is so beautiful that it is routinely named one of the most beautiful campuses in the country by the Princeton Review. Unfortunately, it poured most of the weekend, so I didn't get too many photos with DSLR. I was able to walk around on Sunday morning, though, and got some photos with my powershot.

For some reason I took lots of different views of the library:

Reunion (9 of 18)

Reunion (10 of 18)

Reunion (14 of 18)

Reunion (16 of 18)

And some trees. Vassar is well known for its trees. It is actually a designated arboretum .

Reunion (11 of 18)

Reunion (12 of 18)

This tree once had the record for having the world's longest unsuspended branch:

Reunion (17 of 18)

Reunion (18 of 18)

But it's now suspended.

The entire weekend, I didn't take any photos of my friends.  One of the Vassar photographers got one, though, which you can see on their website.

I wish that I had gotten some more photos during reunion, but I did go back to campus in July, and I took some photos so you will be seeing those soon.


  1. Wonderful old buildings and trees. Love the last few photos.

  2. Such wonderful old buildings and trees.

  3. Great job on your shots! I always think shooting at events is one the hardest things - you did a very nice job!

  4. What a lovely campus! It sounds like you had a fun reunion.

  5. Wow! These are great shots - and what a beautiful campus! How cool is it that you're a Vassar girl? Prestigious!

  6. Looks like you had a great time! The library is gorgeous!

  7. Wow! That tree branch is incredible. I like that you did a nice over-view shot, and then went after the fun angle.