Events Schedule

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (All Berkeley Events are tentative at this time)

12 Noon

Berkeley Graduate Society Luncheon

3:00 p.m.

Berkeley Graduate Society Meeting

5:00 p.m.

Berkeley Evensong and Awarding of Honorary Degrees--Marquand Chapel

6:00 p.m. 

Marquand Society Reception--By Invitation Only


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 a.m.

Coffee – Commuter Lounge

8:30 a.m.

Faculty Lecture - Niebuhr Hall

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Meeting of YDS Board of Advisors

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Reunion Gatherings

  • Class of 1954 (60th Reunion)
  • Class of 1959 (55th Reunion)
  • Class of 1964 (50th Reunion)
  • Classes of 1973, 1974, and 1975
  • Class of 1989 (25th Reunion)
  • Classes of 1993, 1994 and 1995
  • Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Recent Grads)

12 Noon

Class of 1964 Reunion Luncheon with Dean Gregory SterlingCommon Room

1:30 p.m.

Walking Tours of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle
Meet at base of Marquand Chapel stairs

3:45 p.m.

Faculty Robing – RSV Room

4:00 p.m.

Opening Convocation – Marquand Chapel
Beecher Lecture Lecture I
Speaker: Rev. Otis Moss III, '95 M.Div., Pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ

6:00 p.m.

 Reception – Common Room

6:30 p.m.

 Reunion Dinners

  • Class of 1954 (60th Reunion)
  • Class of 1959 (55th Reunion)
  • Class of 1964 (50th Reunion)
  • Classes of 1973, 1974, and 1975
  • Class of 1989 (25th Reunion)
  • Classes of 1993, 1994 and 1995
  • Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Recent Grads)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

8:00 a.m. 

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:30 a.m.

Faculty Lecture - Niebuhr Hall

9:30 a.m.

WorshipMarquand Chapel

A service featuring alumni and friends of YDS.  One of the highlights of our annual convocation is the chance to participate again in worship with former classmates. Please join alumni and friends to take part in this service of the word, not only to reminisce, but to share together our ongoing experience of worship.

10:00 a.m.

Coffee – Common Room

10:30 a.m.

Beecher Lecture: Lecture II – Marquand Chapel
Speaker: Rev. Otis Moss III, '95 M.Div., Pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ

11:30 a.m.

Class Agents Meeting

11:30-1:30 p.m.

Community Lunch – Common Room

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

YDS Alumni Board Meeting

2:30 p.m.

Coffee and Light Refreshments - Common Room

3:15 p.m.

State of the School Address by Dean Gregory E. Sterling and Annual General Meeting of Alumni – Marquand Chapel


6:30 p.m.

Alumni Awards Dinner

Dinner and Awards Presentation –

Award Recipients: To be Announced


Friday, October 24, 2014

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:30 a.m.

Faculty Lecture - Niebuhr Hall

9:30 a.m.

Worship – Sung Morning Prayer – Marquand Chapel

This service will take the form of a tradition unique to Marquand Chapel. Many Christian denominations - liturgical, gospel, charismatic, pietistic and more - have services that are almost entirely sung from start to finish. In Marquand, every week one service is almost entirely sung, and the shape and form of the service is drawn from a mixture of traditions featuring the music of many different denominations and cultures. It is one of Marquand's best-loved traditions, and reflects YDS’s ongoing ecumenical journey of worship. 

10 a.m.

Coffee – Common Room

10:30 a.m.

Beecher Lecture: Lecture III – Marquand Chapel
Speaker: Rev. Otis Moss III, '95 M.Div., Pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ

11:30 a.m.

Conversation with Beecher LecturerMarquand Chapel

11:30 a.m.

Community Lunch – Common Room

11:30 –3 p.m.

YDS Alumni Board Meeting