Reunion


Come Home to Cushing
Reunion 2020
June 5-7
 
Come home to Cushing Academy for this most festive of weekends!
We will be celebrating class years ending in 0 and 5 in particular, but of course, all alumni are encouraged to attend.

Click below to register and to see who has already signed up!

Thursday-June 4 

Registration and Early Dorm Check In

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
(for those that can't wait to be back on campus and want to check in extra early! Please note that meals are not provided on campus until Friday late afternoon.)

Dinner on your Own - Here are a few restaurants we highly recommend in Ashburnham:
  • Tavern on Central, located at 3 Central Street, features a massive beer and cocktails list. Highlights of the menu include nachos, salads, burgers, and some really amazing tacos.
  • Of course, there’s also Yaka Sawa, Brother’s Pizza and Village Pizza if you’re interested in pizza, calzones, or sandwiches.
 
Friday-June 5 (special pre-Reunion activity)

Metalsmithing Workshop with Bob Johnson
9:00 AM
Here’s a chance to relive your Cushing Academy metalsmithing experience, or if you didn’t have a chance to take metalsmithing as a student this is your opportunity to do so as an adult. Craft your very own pair of earrings or bracelet to take home with you. ($45 per piece, up to 2 pieces, in addition to the Reunion Weekend fee) A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Emily Fisher Landau Center for Visual Arts


Friday, June 5


Registration and Dorm Check In
1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Check in, pick up your room key, leave a note for classmates, or hang out and see who shows up.
Main Building

Campus Tours
3:00 PM
Come see what’s changed since you were last on campus. Some of our young alumni will show you around! Tours leaving Main Building at 3:00 and 3:30 pm.
Main Building

Art Show Opening
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Enjoy light refreshments while taking in the works of alumni artists Stephen Young ’79, Katherine Lemieux ’15 and Brian Drourr ’91.
Emily Landau Fisher Center for Visual Arts

Honor Roll Reception
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Leadership donors and our Gold Key Society members—the Classes of 1970 and earlier—are invited to a special cocktail reception at the home of the Head of School, Dr. Randy Bertin. (Invitation only please.)
Jewett House

Dinner
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Enjoy an informal meal in the dining commons.
Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons

Opening Reception
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
One of the best events of the whole weekend! We’ll be on the library terrace (or in the library, in case of rain). This is where the reunion party really gets started.
Fisher-Watkins Library Terrace


Saturday, June 6

Breakfast
7:00 to 10:00 AM
Continental breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 am
Full breakfast: 8:00 - 10:00 am
Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons

Open Gym Time: Playtime and Pick Up Games!
7:00 to 10:00 AM
Here’s another chance to experience Cushing’s new building, the Watkins Field House. The gym is a beauty and the fitness area features top-of-the-line equipment.
Watkins Field House
 
Registration
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Come check in, pick up your room key, leave a note for classmates, or hang out and see who shows up. If you’re arriving just for the Grand Celebration on Saturday night, we’ll have the registration in the dining hall beginning at 4:00 pm.
 
Mini-Mountain Day
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Start your day with a climb up nearby Mt Watatic to rekindle your memories of Mountain Day!
Shuttle leaving from in front of Alumni Hall
 
Gold Key Breakfast
9:30 to 11:00 AM
Members of our Gold Key Society are invited to breakfast to honor the Class of 1970 as they celebrate their 50th Reunion and are inducted into the society. After breakfast, we’ll take class photos of our Gold Key classes.
Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons: Lower Level, Student Center
 
Coed Alumni Hoops
10:30 AM
Watkins Field House
 
Campus Tours
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Come see what’s changed since you were last on campus. Some of our young alumni will show you around!
Main Building

Alumni Memorial Service
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
We’ll take a moment to honor and remember those classmates who have left us since last
reunion. Led by Alumni Council Chair Valerie Bono ‘97.
Cowell Chapel

Backyard Barbeque
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This has become quite the Reunion Weekend tradition! 
The Reunion Tent
 
The Cushing Conversation
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Meet with our Head of School Dr. Randy Bertin for the latest scoop on all things Cushing.
Lowe Hall, The Rose Room
 
James Philbin Alumni Hockey Game
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Theodore Iorio Arena
 
Grand Reunion Celebration – For all Classes!
6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
This is truly the main event of the whole weekend. Join us for class photos, dinner, dancing, and fun! Featuring the band The Origin. Business casual dress (or whatever makes you feel comfortable!)
Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons
 
Nightcap
10:30 PM to 11:00 PM
If a bonfire isn’t your cup of tea, join us on Lowe Hall’s porch for a more mellow vibe.
Lowe Hall Porch
 
Bonfire
11:00 PM
Need a breath of fresh air? Not yet ready for bed? Continue the party at the bonfire.
Next to Sawyer-Hopkins Hall
 
Sunday, June 7

Farewell Brunch
8:00 to 11:00 AM
One last event to catch up with friends before heading home to the real world. 
Full brunch, 8:00-11:00 am
Continental, 7:00-8:00 am
Fisher Watkins Dining Commons



All events and times are subject to change
 
Do You Need a Ride from Boston? On Friday, the Cushing bus will leave South Station at 5:00 pm. It will return to South Station on Sunday, leaving campus at 10:30 am. Please note: you must register for the bus in advance. You can sign up using this paper form, online, or by calling the Alumni Office at 978-827-7400. The bus must leave promptly at 5:00 pm on Friday, June 5, so that our alumni can make it back to campus in time for the opening reception. ($15 each way in addition to the Reunion Weekend fee)
 
Childcare - You’re welcome to bring your children to Reunion Weekend. If you would like childcare for Friday and/or Saturday nights, we can help find someone to help. Children must be 3 years of age and toilet trained. This option must be requested in advance.
 
Information about Dorm Accommodations -The dorm rooms will have one pillow, sheets and a blanket for the bed, and one towel per person. We will do our best to place members of the same class year together. Dorms include: Schottland (Gold Key), Alumni, Ash, Lowe, Sanborn and Sawyer, None of the dorms have en suite bathrooms. Attendees might want to bring extra blankets, pillows, and/or towels; an alarm clock; a fan; etc.

View photos from Reunion 2019:

Cushing Academy’s Reunion 2019 saw over 220 alumni and friends celebrate their time at Cushing and the bonds of life-long friendship. From the alumni art show, the backyard barbeque, the Grand Celebration, and a Ferris wheel lighting up the night sky, it was a Reunion weekend to remember. For photos of these memorable days please see below.. We would love to see everyone back in 2020!

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430
978-827-7000
admissions@cushing.org

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.

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