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Virtual Alumni Weekend 2021

More than 300 alumni gathered around computers and mobile phones to reconnect with one another and the School during Virtual Alumni Weekend 2021. Check out some event highlights below and be sure to scroll to the bottom for exciting news about the opportunity to celebrate in person this fall.

Virtual Alumni Weekend Highlights

Tom Lynn '71, Marvin Miller '71, and Ben Morgan '01 proved that they were, in fact, smarter than - or at least as smart as - current Gilman students in a Gilman Trivia Challenge: Are you Smarter than a Gilman Student? Test yourself against the current Gilman curriculum!

Longtime teachers Dan Christian and Tim Holley '77 shared stories, context, and deep insights drawn from Harper Lee's classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, in Classes without Quizzes. Watch a video of the conversation.

Head Baseball Coach Larry Sheets and Head Lacrosse Coach John Nostrant discussed the special nature of Gilman athletics, coaching philosophies, and their outlooks for the programs during Coffee with the Coaches. Watch a video of the conversation.

Our two alumni classes celebrating their 50th reunions — 1970 and 1971 — met with their Third Grade Pen Pals to compare notes about what Gilman was like during their elementary school days.

Post-50th reunion alumni gathered for a Gilman Forever celebration that included a special tribute to Rich Evans '60, an "around the Zoom" catch-up, and an update from Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth on the state of the School. Watch a video of the conversation.

Current seniors Joshua Chung, Tucker Hebert, and Tem Koleosho entertained and informed alumni at Navigating Uncertainty - The Student Perspective. They shared stories about their Gilman experiences, how they were impacted by attending School during a pandemic, and what they will remember most from their time on Roland Avenue. Watch a video of the conversation.

Eleven reunion classes held Virtual Class Parties, many of which included cameo appearances from past and present faculty members.

Coming This Fall:
In-person Alumni Weekend Events

We are excited to welcome our special reunion classes back to campus this fall. Each weekend will include a home football game and post-game meal (our treat!). Please save the dates listed below; additional details and the chance to register will be forthcoming. 

Friday, October 8

5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th Reunions

Classes of 2016, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, and 1961

Saturday, October 23

30th, 35th, 40th, and 45th Reunions

Classes of 1991, 1990, 1986, 1985, 1981, 1980, 1976, and 1975

Saturday, November 6

25th, 50th, and post-50th Reunions

Classes of 1996, 1995, 1971, and 1970, and select post-50th Classes