Join Us for Reunion 2022!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Vermont on June 10–12!

The classes of 1970 and 1971 will also gather for their 50th Reunions on June 5–7.

This year marks the first in-person Reunion since 2019, and is a fitting celebration of our community’s courage, resilience, and adapting to meet the moment. Please check this page for more details as Reunion approaches.

 

Schedule at a Glance

  • Friday
    Class-specific activities
    Cane Society luncheon (by invitation)
    Campus bus tours, open houses, informational panels, facility tours
    Class Dinners

    Details to come
  • Saturday
    Veterans’ gathering 
    Conversation with President Laurie L. Patton
    Presentations by Alumni Achievement Award winners
    Class-specific activities, memorials, and gatherings
    Campus bus tours, open houses, lectures, facility tours
    All-class golf scramble
    LGBTQ gathering
    Ice cream social
    Reunion parade and Convocation
    All-class reception, dinner, concert, dancing, and fireworks

    Details to come
  • Sunday
    Morning Christian worship with Reunion choir
    Hillel light breakfast
    Breakfast at Proctor

    Read my story

Get Ready for the Grift

Get ready for the Reunion dancefloor with this virtual concert from the Grift, featuring Clint Bierman ’97, Jeff Vallone ’98.5, and Peter Day ’01.

SONG #1:
Naive Melody by Talking Heads

Home is where I want to be Pick me up and turn me around
I feel numb, born with a weak heart I guess I must be having fun

The less we say about it the better Make it up as we go along
 
Feet on the ground, head in the sky
It’s okay, I know nothing’s wrong, nothing

Oh, I have plenty of time
Oh, you got light in your eyes
And you’re standing here beside me I love the passing of time
Never for money, always for love
Cover up and say goodnight, say goodnight

Home, is where I want to be But I guess I’m already there
I come home, she lifted up her wings I guess that this must be the place

I can’t tell one from the other Did I find you, or you find me?
There was a time before we were born
If someone asks, this is where I’ll be, where I’ll be

Oh, we drift in and out Oh, sing into my mouth
Out of all those kinds of people You got a face with a view

I’m just an animal looking for a home and Share the same space for a minute or two And you love me ‘til my heart stops
Love me ‘til I’m dead

Eyes that light up Eyes look through you
Cover up the blank spots
Hit me on the head I got, ooh
 
SONG #2:
Twist and Shout by The Beatles

Well, shake it up, baby, now Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on, baby, now Come on and work it on out
Well, work it on out, honey You know you look so good
You know you got me goin’ now Just like I know you would

Well, shake it up, baby, now Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on, baby, now Come on and work it on out
You know you twist, little girl You know you twist so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now And let me know that you’re mine, woo

Ah, ah, ah, ah, wow Baby, now
Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on, baby, now Come on and work it on out
You know you twist, little girl You know you twist so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now And let me know that you’re mine
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now Ah, ah, ah, ah
 
SONG #3
September by Earth, Wind & Fire

Do you remember the 21st night of September? Love was changing the minds of pretenders While chasing the clouds away

Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing As we danced in the night
Remember how the stars stole the night away

Hey hey hey
Ba de ya, say do you remember? Ba de ya, dancing in September Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day

Ba duda, ba duda, ba duda, badu Ba duda, badu, ba duda, badu Ba duda, badu, ba duda

My thoughts are with you
Holding hands with your heart to see you Only blue talk and love
Remember how we knew love was here to stay
Now December found the love we shared in September Only blue talk and love
Remember true love we share today

Hey hey hey
Ba de ya, say do you remember? Ba de ya, dancing in September Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day

And we say
 
Ba de ya, say do you remember Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, golden dreams were shiny days

The bell was ringing, oh oh Our souls were singing
Do you remember? never a cloudy day, yow

And we say
Ba de ya, say do you remember? Ba de ya, dancing in September Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day

And we say
Ba de ya, say do you remember? Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, golden dreams were shiny days

Ba de ya de ya de ya Ba de ya de ya de ya
Ba de ya de ya de ya de ya

Ba de ya de ya de ya Ba de ya de ya de ya Ba de ya de ya

SONG #4
Like a Prayer by Madonna

Life is a mystery Everyone must stand alone I hear you call my name And it feels like home
 
When you call my name it’s like a little prayer I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there In the midnight hour I can feel your power Just like a prayer, you know I’ll take you there

I hear your voice
It’s like an angel sighing
I have no choice, I hear your voice Feels like flying
I close my eyes
Oh God, I think I’m falling Out of the sky, I close my eyes Heaven help me

When you call my name it’s like a little prayer I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there In the midnight hour I can feel your power Just like a prayer, you know I’ll take you there

Like a child
You whisper softly to me
You’re in control just like a child Now I’m dancing
It’s like a dream
No end and no beginning
You’re here with me, it’s like a dream Let the choir sing

When you call my name it’s like a little prayer I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there In the midnight hour I can feel your power Just like a prayer, you know I’ll take you there When you call my name it’s like a little prayer I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there In the midnight hour I can feel a power
 
Just like a prayer you know I’ll take you there

Life is a mystery Everyone must stand alone I hear you call my name And it feels like home

Just like a prayer
Your voice can take me there Just like a muse to me
You are a mystery Just like a dream
You are not what you seem Just like a prayer
No choice, your voice can take me there

Just like a prayer, I’ll take you there It’s like a dream to me
Just like a prayer, I’ll take you there (I’ll take you there) It’s like a dream to me (oh)
Just like a prayer, I’ll take you there (I’ll take you there) It’s like a dream to me (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) Just like a prayer, I’ll take you there (oh)
It’s like a dream to me

Just like a prayer
Your voice can take me there Just like a muse to me
You are a mystery Just like a dream
You are not what you seem Just like a prayer
No choice, your voice can take me there Just like a prayer
 
Your voice can take me there Just like a muse to me
You are a mystery Just like a dream
You are not what you seem Just like a prayer
No choice, your voice can take me there Your voice can take me there
Like a prayer

(It’s like a prayer) (It’s like a prayer)
(Your voice can take me there) (It’s like a prayer)
(It’s like a prayer)
(Your voice can take me there) (It’s like a prayer)

SONGS #5, #6, & #7 PERFORMED A MEDLEY
Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
Fly by Sugar Ray
Tubthumping by Chumbawamba

Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo Doo doo doo

I’m packed and I’m holding
I’m smiling, she’s living, she’s golden She lives for me, says she lives for me Ovation, her own motivation
She comes round and she goes down on me
 
And I make you smile, like a drug for you
Do ever what you wanna do, coming over you Keep on smiling, what we go through
One stop to the rhythm that divides you

And I speak to you like the chorus to the verse Chop another line like a coda with a curse Come on like a freak show takes the stage
We give them the games we play, she said

I want something else to get me through this Semi-charmed kinda life, baby, baby
I want something else, I’m not listening when you say good-bye

Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo Doo doo doo

The sky was gold, it was rose
I was taking sips of it through my nose
And I wish I could get back there, someplace back there Smiling in the pictures you would take
[Mumbled lyrics]

It won’t stop, I won’t come down
I keep stock with a tick-tock rhythm, a bump for the drop And then I bumped up, I took the hit that I was given Then I bumped again, then I bumped again
I said

How do I get back there to the place where I fell asleep inside you How do I get myself back to the place where you said

I want something else to get me through this
 
Semi-charmed kinda life, baby, baby
I want something else, I’m not listening when you say good-bye

I believe in the sand beneath my toes
The beach gives a feeling, an earthy feeling I believe in the faith that grows
And that four right chords can make me cry When I’m with you I feel like I could die And that would be alright, alright

Baby, I want something else Not listening when you say
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo

I just wanna fly
Put your arms around me, baby Put your arms around me, baby I just wanna fly
Put your arms around me, baby Put your arms around me, baby I just wanna fly

Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo I just wanna fly
Doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo

I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
 
You are never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down

(Pissing the night away, pissing the night away)
He drinks a Whiskey drink, he drinks a Vodka drink He drinks a Lager drink, he drinks a Cider drink
He sings the songs that remind him of the good times He sings the songs that remind him of the better times (Oh Danny Boy, Danny Boy, Danny Boy)

I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down

I get knocked down!

SONG #8
Mr. Brightside by The Killers
Coming out of my cage
And I’ve been doing just fine Gotta gotta be down Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss How did it end up like this?
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss Now I’m falling asleep
And she’s calling a cab
 
While he’s having a smoke And she’s taking a drag Now they’re going to bed And my stomach is sick And it’s all in my head
But she’s touching his chest now He takes off her dress now
Let me go
And I just can’t look, it’s killing me And taking control

Jealousy, turning saints into the sea Swimming through sick lullabies Choking on your alibis
But it’s just the price I pay Destiny is calling me Open up my eager eyes ‘Cause I’m Mr. Brightside

I’m coming out of my cage And I’ve been doing just fine Gotta gotta be down Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss How did it end up like this?
(It was only a kiss), it was only a kiss Now I’m falling asleep
And she’s calling a cab While he’s having a smoke And she’s taking a drag Now they’re going to bed And my stomach is sick And it’s all in my head
But she’s touching his chest now He takes off her dress now
 
Let me go
‘Cause I just can’t look, it’s killing me And taking control

Jealousy, turning saints into the sea Swimming through sick lullabies Choking on your alibi
But it’s just the price I pay Destiny is calling me Open up my eager eyes ‘Cause I’m Mr. Brightside

I never I never I never I never

SONG #9
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

This hit, that ice cold
Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold This one for them hood girls
Them good girls straight masterpieces Stylin’, wilin’, livin’ it up in the city Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent Gotta kiss myself, I’m so pretty

I’m too hot (hot damn)
Call the police and the fireman I’m too hot (hot damn)
Make a dragon wanna retire man I’m too hot (hot damn)
Say my name you know who I am
 
I’m too hot (hot damn)
And my band ‘bout that money, break it down

Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo) Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo) Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you ‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you ‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you Saturday night and we in the spot Don’t believe me just watch (come on)

Don’t believe me just watch uh

Don’t believe me just watch Don’t believe me just watch Don’t believe me just watch Don’t believe me just watch Hey, hey, hey, oh

Stop, wait a minute
Fill my cup, put some liquor in it Take a sip, sign a check
Julio, get the stretch
Ride to Harlem, Hollywood Jackson, Mississippi
If we show up, we gon’ show out Smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy

I’m too hot (hot damn)
Call the police and the fireman I’m too hot (hot damn)
Make a dragon wanna retire man I’m too hot (hot damn)
Bitch say my name you know who I am
 
I’m too hot (hot damn)
And my band ‘bout that money Break it down

Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo) Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo) Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you ‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you ‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you Saturday night and we in the spot Don’t believe me just watch (come on)

Don’t believe me just watch uh

Don’t believe me just watch uh Don’t believe me just watch uh Don’t believe me just watch Don’t believe me just watch Hey, hey, hey, oh

Before we leave
Lemme tell y’all a lil’ something Uptown funk you up
Uptown funk you up Uptown funk you up Uptown funk you up uh
I said uptown funk you up Uptown funk you up Uptown funk you up Uptown funk you up

Come on, dance, jump on it If you sexy then flaunt it
If you freaky then own it
 
Don’t brag about it, come show me

Come on, dance Jump on it
If you sexy then flaunt it
Well it’s Saturday night and we in the spot Don’t believe me just watch come on!

Don’t believe me just watch uh

Don’t believe me just watch uh Don’t believe me just watch uh Don’t believe me just watch Don’t believe me just watch Hey, hey, hey, oh

Uptown (woo) funk you up (come on) Uptown funk you up (say what?) Uptown funk you up
Uptown funk you up (come on) Uptown (woo) funk you up (come on) Uptown funk you up (say what?) Uptown funk you up
Uptown funk you up (come on) Uptown (woo) funk you up (come on) Uptown funk you up (say what?) Uptown funk you up
Uptown funk you up (come on) Uptown funk you up
Uptown funk you up (say what?) Uptown funk you up

CLINT:
Thanks everybody!

Reunion Puzzlers

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