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Reunion

Reconnect, Rediscover,
Reunite, and Reimagine

Your opportunity to reconnect with your classmates from near and far!


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We are looking forward to planning an extraordinary reunion celebration in 2021 that will honor classes ending in 0, 1, 5 and 6. Please mark May 21-23, 2021 on your calendars, today! 

0s and 5s, please watch this page for upcoming virtual events!


Questions? Contact Director of Alumnae Relations Marion Paterson P’17, ’19 at mpaterson@ethelwalker.org or +1-860-408-4257.

Alumnae Awards

Reunion Awards are given out every year to Reunion alumnae for attendance, monies raised, and participation. The race is on… Who will win this year?

The Margot Rose ’80 Distinguished Alumnae Award is The Ethel Walker School’s highest alumnae honor. It is presented to graduates of the School who best exemplify Margot Rose’s attributes, ensuring that her work, dedication, and influence will be remembered now and always. When awarded, it will honor alumnae who, by their devotion and talent, elevate the work of their profession, who influence their community, or who give extraordinary service to their School. The award has been endowed in Margot’s honor by her mother, Terese Treman Williams ’55 and her stepfather, Joseph Williams.

Previous Recipients

  • 2005 Margot Treman Rose ’80
  • 2007 Sarah Johnson Redlich ’78, P’10
  • 2010 Letitia McClure Potter ’55, P’85
  • 2011 Deborah Williams MacKenzie ’55
  • 2013 Margot Campbell Bogert ’60
  • 2014 Ann Watson Bresnahan ’69 and Lisa Pagliaro Selz ’69
  • 2015 Sarah Gates Colley ’75
  • 2016 Harriet Blees Dewey ’60, P’86
  • 2017 Katharine “Kit” O’Brien Rohn ’82
  • 2018 Amey Amory DeFriez ’45
  • 2019 Yolanda Eleta de Varela ’81

The Sundial Bowl is awarded each year to the class with the largest percentage of classmates registered for Reunion Weekend.

The 2019 Sundial Bowl was awarded to the Class of 1969.

The Long Distance Award is presented each year to the alumna who, based on her home address, traveled the longest distance to attend Reunion Weekend.

The 2019 Long Distance Award was given to Alexis Austin ’14, who traveled 3,010 miles from Rohnert Park, CA to attend Reunion.

The Elizabeth Nash Muench ’55 Tray is awarded annually to the Reunion Class(es) that has achieved the highest level of participation in the Annual Fund for Walker’s by Reunion Weekend.

This Award was awarded to the Class of 1969, where 48% of the class made a gift in honor of their reunion!

Established in 1994, the Class of 1944 Bowl is awarded to the Reunion Class(es) that raises a gift to the Annual Fund for Walker’s between $50,000 and $74,999.

2019’s Class of 1944 Bowl was awarded to the Class of 1979, who collectively raised $65,000 for the Annual Fund in honor of their reunion.

The Terese Treman Williams ’55 Bowl was established in 2000 in recognition of Terese Treman Williams’ remarkable, generous, and dedicated achievements on behalf of Walker’s. The Bowl is awarded to the Reunion Class that raises a gift to the Annual Fund for Walker’s between $75,000 and $99,999.

The Gates Family Bowl was established in 2002 by Sarah Gates Colley ’75, Trustee and Chair of the Advancement Committee, in honor of her parents, John and Christine Gates, and her family’s longstanding relationship with The Ethel Walker School. The bowl is awarded to the Reunion Class that raises a gift to the Annual Fund for Walker’s of $100,000 or more.

The 2019 Gates Family Bowl was awarded to the Class of 1969, who collectively gave a gift of $507,311 to the Annual Fund for Walker’s in honor of their reunion.

Reunion Parade

The sounds of the bagpiper fill the air which means it’s time for the annual Reunion parade around the Beaver Brook circle before the start of Reunion Chapel. Walker’s Reunion is a time of celebration, tradition, connection, discovery, and fun!

More Golden Hours

Conversations among friends — old and new — throughout Reunion weekend activities, panel discussions and time spent on campus.

Alumnae Artists

Honor alumnae artists from Reunion classes and celebrate their work at a cocktail party in the Letitia McClure Potter ’55, P’85 Gallery in the Centennial Center.

Our Beautiful Campus

Early Saturday morning is the perfect time for a hike in Walker’s Woods for bird watching and nature appreciation with members of the science faculty.

Walker's Today

Hear from Head of School Dr. Meera Viswanathan on what lies ahead for your alma mater before a sneak peek of the upcoming spring musical.

Joining in Song

Choir members past and present join together in joyful and emotional harmony each year during reunion.

Reunion Chapel

A keynote speaker and remarks from students, alumnae, and the campus community punctuate this special ceremony as we remember graduates lost in the past year and we welcome seniors to our alumnae community.

Weekend Entertainment

The Ba-Na-Na continues with lively music and dancing after celebrating Reunion Awards during a presentation at dinner in Abra’s, and a Piano Bar for old standards, sing-alongs and further conversation.