Save the Date! Reunion Weekend: Oct. 23-25, 2020

Together again...virtually! Celebrate the past and discover Bishop's today during Reunion Weekend!

VIRTUAL WEEKEND: With input from alumni volunteers and with the safety of our community in mind, we have decided that the "on campus" events of Reunion Weekend will take place virtually this year. It is still sure to be a meaningful weekend where you will "come home" to Bishop's virtually and celebrate with family, classmates, friends, retirees, faculty and staff.

The weekend includes reunions for class years ending in 0 and 5 as well as alumni from the San Miguel School for Boys. This fall honor the Classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015! Join in for virtual class with students, campus tours, kickoff party, milk break, chapel service, state of the school, class reunion parties and more. Make your plans to gather online and remember the days of…senior rec room, uniform violations, T-Day, advisory and more.

REGISTER TODAY
Click here to register! Events are complimentary but registration is required. When you register for the Reunion Weekend virtual events, you’ll be entered into a “virtual door prize” drawing and 10 lucky winners will receive their choice of Bishop’s spirit wear or Amazon gift card (up to a $50 value). Also, all alumni who register for the weekend will receive a Reunion Weekend giveaway and the milk break cookie recipe one week ahead.

COMMUNICATIONS: Much of our reunion communication is done via email, so be sure your email address is up to date with the Alumni Office to receive important information and join the conversation with your classmates via email and social media. Click here to update your contact information.
 

Weekend Schedule

List of 4 items.

  • FRIDAY EVENTS

    Flashback Campus Tours - access to the virtual tour available all day 
    Take a virtual tour of Bishop’s! Check out this comprehensive look into campus, featuring video from every department, plus fun facts and some 360-degree views. Feel free to peruse the whole campus, or pick and choose your favorite spots.

    10:00-10:30 a.m.
    Student Panel
    What is the Bishop’s experience like today? Hear from a panel of students what’s the same and what has changed since your time at Bishop’s from academics to student life to extracurricular activities and more.

    10:55-11:45 a.m.
    Class without Homework
    See our creative take on distance learning firsthand by sitting in on a virtual class with Bishop’s students. Course options available in September.

    6:30 p.m.
    Reunion Kickoff Party and Class Breakout Happy Hours
    Start the weekend at the virtual Reunion Kickoff Party followed by individual Class Breakout Happy Hours for the reunion classes (class years ending in 0 and 5). The Kickoff Party will include a student performance, toast by Alumni Association Board President Laurel Hanson ‘87 and welcome remarks from Head of School Ron Kim. Be there to express appreciation for your Class Reunion Chair before the Class Breakout Happy Hours, when you’ll reminisce with classmates (and some surprise faculty).

    Ellen Browning Scripps Celebration
    Save the date! The Ellen Browning Scripps Celebration has been postponed to March 20, 2021
  • SATURDAY CAMPUS EVENTS

    Flashback Campus Tours - access to the virtual tour available all day
    Take a virtual tour of Bishop’s! Check out this comprehensive look into campus, featuring video from every department, plus fun facts and some 360-degree views. Feel free to peruse the whole campus, or pick and choose your favorite spots.

    9:30-10:10 a.m.
    Alumni Chapel Service
    All alumni are invited to join virtually for the Reunion Weekend chapel service featuring alumni readers and performers, blessing of classes beyond their 50th reunion and the reading of the names of our deceased reunion alumni. The Rev. Nicole Simpoulos-Pigato’s homily is sure to make you feel as though you are sitting in St. Mary’s Chapel finding peace and inspiration all over again. 

    10:10 a.m.
    Milk Break
    Celebrate the tradition of a Bishop’s milk break from your own kitchen by joining us for the break between chapel and the state of the school.

    10:15-11:00 a.m.
    State of the School with Ron Kim
    Head of School Ron Kim will take you behind the scenes for a candid look at protocols and pedagogy in the time of COVID. Everything from PPE to the Rec Room as a food station; creating outdoor classrooms, Zoom classrooms and a combination of the two, and more. If you’re curious about these and other aspects of Bishop’s today, you can submit your questions in advance - look for the email to submit those questions in early October.
  • SATURDAY CLASS REUNION PARTIES

    Individual Class Reunion Dinners
    Rekindle friendships and make new memories with old friends at your virtual class reunion parties on Saturday night. Details and link available later this month.
  • SUNDAY EVENTS

    Activities vary by class. Please ask your class reunion chair about planning a virtual brunch or farewell gathering with classmates on Sunday morning.

Travel Information

Hotel blocks and discounts:

Empress Hotel: Discounted rates start at $179 per night. Rates expire on Sept. 23, 2020. Cancellations must be made 24 hours or more prior to the day of reservation for a full refund. See hotel for details. Please call (858) 454-3001 and mention Bishop's Alumni Weekend.

Inn by the Sea at La Jolla: Discounted rates for standard rooms are $143 per night and ocean view rooms are at $189 per night. Rates expire on Sept. 24, 2020. Cancellations must be made 48 hours or more prior to the day of reservation for a full refund. See hotel for details. Please call 1(800) 526-4545 and mention Bishop's School Reunion.

Flight reservations: Given the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, we recommend checking refund policies before booking air travel for Reunion Weekend 2020.
 
Campus parking: Parking is available in the parking garage with entry/exit available on La Jolla Boulevard and Draper Street. 

Reunion Chairs

REUNION 2020 - CLASS AGENTS

65th - Mim Wallace Sellgren ’55
60th - Bunny Smith Garrett ’60
55th - Linda Donovan Olson ’65
50th - Roberta Husted Young ’70
45th - Sue Cavanaugh Kivett ’75
40th - Nancy Adams Noonan ’80
35th - Costanza Genoese Zerbi ’85, Layla Kashani ’85, Shellie Martin ’85
30th - The Class of 1990 is seeking a class agent.
25th - Catherine Bagley Beamer ’95, Lindsay Gordon Gratry ’95
20th - Marcy Dodge Bull ’00, Kirsten Grimm ’00, Adam Harris ’00, Blair Henderson ’00, Jason Henry ’00, Alfie Pulido ’00
15th - Gigi Reed Teutli-Vadheim ’05, Lindsey Dodge Wyman ’05
10th - Anafrancesca Comunale ’10, Julia Hill ’10, Sarah Noble ’10
5th - Liam Gaarder-Feingold ’15, Ariana Gallegos ’15

To join the Reunion Weekend Events Committee (plan and run on campus Reunion Weekend events like the kickoff reception, campus tours, chapel service and more) or your Class Reunion Committee, contact the Alumni Office at (858) 875-0505 or tbsalumni@bishops.com.
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