Reunion 2023

Whether your last visit to Ashburnham was five, ten, or fifty years ago... you always have a home at Cushing Academy.

Register For Reunion 2023!

June 9-11, 2023

Cushing Reunions are an experience that you don’t want to miss out on! Our celebrations are about generations of Penguins reconnecting with friends, reminiscing on the times they spent together, and creating new memories. Whether you are returning to campus for another joyous occasion, or if this June is your very first Reunion, we encourage you to come home to Cushing!

While we are especially celebrating class years ending in 3 and 8, all alumni are welcome! Below, find the registration option that fits you, and book your reunion weekend. 

2022 Reunion Outside Party

Gold Key Members 

Gold Key Members are members of the Class of 1972 or earlier. Additionally, former faculty are also honorary Gold Key members, and should register with this option.

GOLD KEY MEMBER REGISTRATION

Classes of 1973 - 2022

Members of the classes of 1973 - 2022 should register with this option. 

CLASSES OF 1973-2022 REGISTRATION

Class of 2018 

The class of 2018 is celebrating their 5th Reunion! All class members have a reduced registration fee and should register with this option.

CLASS OF 2018 REGISTRATION

 


2023 Reunion Schedule

2022 Reunion Party Day Time

Friday, June 9, 2023

  • 1:00 - 9:00 pm — Registration (Main Building)
  • 3:00 & 3:30 pm — Campus Tours (Leaving Main Building)
  • 4:00 - 6:00 pm — Art Show Opening (Emily Landau Fisher Center for Visual Arts)
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm — Honor Roll Reception (Jewett House)
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm — Alumni Dinner (Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons)
  • 8:00 - 10:00 pm — Opening Reception (Fisher-Watkins Library Terrace)

 


Saturday, June 10, 2023

  • 7:00 - 10:00 am — Breakfast (Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons)
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm — Registration (Main Building)
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm — Mini-Mountain Day (Shevenell Terrace)
  • 7:00 - 10:00 am — Open Gym (Watkins Fieldhouse)
  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am— Gold Key Breakfast (Student Center)
  • 10:00 am, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm — Campus Tours (Main Building)
  • 11:30 am — Alumni Memorial Service (Cowell Chapel)
  • 12:00 - 2:00 pm — Backyard Barbecue Lunch (Drew Common)
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm — The Cushing Conversation (Lowe Hall Common Room)
  • 6:00 - 10:30 pm — Grand Reunion Celebration (Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons)
  • 10:30 pm - Midnight — Bonfire (TBD)

 


Sunday, June 11, 2023

  • 8:00 - 11:00 am — Farewell Brunch (Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons)
  • 10:30 am — Bus from Cushing to South Station 

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Reunion 2023 Pricing

Full Weekend Packages (including lodging)

  • Class of 2018 - $130
  • Gold Key Classes (1972 and earlier) - $120
  • All other classes - $195

Full Weekend Packages (without lodging)

  • Class of 2018 - $100
  • Gold Key Classes (1972 and earlier) -

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  • All other classes - $175

 

Friday Only Packages (including lodging)

  • Class of 2018 - $60
  • Gold Key Classes (1972 and earlier) - $60
  • All other classes - $115

Friday Only Packages (without lodging)

  • Class of 2018 - $35
  • Gold Key Classes (1972 and earlier) -

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  • All other classes - $75

 

Saturday Only Packages (including lodging)

  • Class of 2018 - $75
  • Gold Key Classes (1972 and earlier) - $60
  • All other classes - $130

Saturday Only Packages (without lodging)

  • Class of 2018 - $50
  • Gold Key Classes (1972 and earlier) -

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  • All other classes - $100

 

Saturday BBQ Lunch Only

  • Class of 2018 - $45
  • Gold Key Classes (1972 and earlier) -

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  • All other classes - $45
  • Children aged 12 and under -

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Additional Options

  • Bus to South Station, Boston on Sunday - $20
  • Childcare - $10 per child per hour
    • Must be at least 3-years old and toilet trained
    • Must be requested in advance - Friday and Saturday nights only
Lodging

A limited number of rooms have been set aside at local hotels for those wishing to stay off-campus. Please contact the Colonial Hotel or the DoubleTree Inn directly and reference Cushing Academy's Reunion 2023.

Dormitory Accommodations

Your bed will have linens, a light blanket, a towel, a pillow--your room a desk lamp, and a trash can. You might consider a secondary blanket, pillow, and a fan. A limited supply of toiletries is available in our bookstore so please plan accordingly.

Dietary Concerns

If you did not indicate any dietary concerns or restrictions on your reservation form, are unsure if you did so, or would like to have a more detailed conversation with our catering staff, please contact Jen Cronin in the Advancement Office at (978) 827-7082.

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.

Clothing

You must remember fondly that our campus is hilly and we recommend comfortable shoes to wear throughout the day. Many attendees dress up for Saturday evening’s Grand Celebration reception and dinner, and of course for dancing!

Mobility Issues

If you anticipate any difficulties this weekend that require extra support please email (978) 827-7400 or email [email protected].

Parking

Parking will be allowed on one side of the campus with the other clearly marked as closed off to parking for safety. Parking is available at the upper and lower rink lots, and the lower lots on Pleasant Street. A shuttle will be run from these lots to the Main Building and dormitories.

Programming

Locations of all Reunion events will be provided at Registration, featured on signage at the main building, dining commons lobby, and in dormitories.  You can pick and choose events at your leisure but please let us know in advance if you are joining us for Saturday morning’s “Mini-Mountain Day.” Please note that the Honor Roll Reception is an invitation-only event and that the Gold Key breakfast is for class years 1973 and earlier.

Transportation

You will notice a number of friendly staff members on golf carts eager to provide you with a lift and a shuttle bus that will roam campus as well. If you are staying at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner we are running a shuttle back and forth but only at select times, with information posted at the registration table and at the Colonial Hotel front desk. Please note: Uber and taxi cab services are very scarce in the area. A number of private car and limousine companies service the area and private transportation can be arranged with them. For more information please contact the Office of Advancement at (978) 827-7400.  Cushing is offering a bus ride to South Station in Boston on Sunday morning at 10:30 am. You must register in advance and there is a $20 fee for this service.

Please know that the Office of Advancement is here for you with any questions or concerns. Our phone number is (978) 827-7400 or [email protected]

Need a Ride to Boston on Sunday?

We will run a shuttle to South Station on Sunday, leaving campus at 10:30 am. Please note: you must register for the bus in advance. The bus must leave promptly ($20 per person in addition to the Reunion Weekend fee). For more information, please call the Alumni Office at (978) 827-7400

 


Recap of Reunion 2022

Our 2022 Reunion was our biggest celebration yet! Check out our recap of last year's Reunion below for a taste of what to expect this June!

Flickr album: Reunion - June 3, 2022 | Height: auto | Theme: Default | Skin: Default Skin

 

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