Reunion 2021 has gone virtual
June 3–5* | Classes Ending in 1 or 6
This Reunion may look different from past years, but we hope you will take advantage of the engaging virtual programs we’ll be offering—social Zoom breakout sessions with students, a symposium on racial justice in medicine, a symposium on new directions in dental research, and State of the School addresses.
* Most activities will take place June 3–5, but some Reunion Committees extended class activities to June 6.
Visit your class page for the latest information and to register.
HarvardKeyWhat is it and how do I claim it?
HarvardKey is Harvard’s new secure credential for accessing University applications and services with a convenient login name and password. HarvardKey replaces PIN and other current logins that provide access to the online alumni community, including the alumni directory, discussion forums, and event registration.
Visit key.harvard.edu and follow the step-by-step instructions. You will need your Harvard Alumni Association ID (HAA ID), class year(s), and preferred email address on file. You can also watch a step-by-step tutorial video »
Your HAA ID number can be found in the footer of recent emails from the HMS Office of Alumni Affairs and Development and the Harvard Alumni Association, including the monthly Harvard Alumni Gazette or the HAA eVents. The preferred email address on file is the address that received the email.
- Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.
Message from Deans Daley and GiannobileShifting Reunion 2021 to a virtual formatDec. 3
Dear HMS and HSDM Reunion Alumni,
As you know, supporting our community’s health, safety, and well-being are our top priorities. Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases are once again surging in Massachusetts and across the country. As leaders of our Schools, we both feel a great sense of responsibility to help prevent the spread of infection and make decisions in the best interests of all. Our campus is essentially closed, and public health guidelines continue to limit the capacity of our physical spaces. Our spring education programs will follow a hybrid model, and we’ve extended remote working for most of our faculty, staff, and postdocs until June 30.
While there is very encouraging news on vaccine development, we anticipate that there will continue to be travel disruptions and restrictions on gatherings throughout the spring. Given the uncertainties, we write to inform you that Reunion 2021 will shift to a virtual format. Reunion Committees will be planning personalized events to bring classes together in a meaningful way. Our 2020 Reunion was also a virtual event. While it was disappointing not to gather in person, it was exciting to see so many alumni participate in activities and reconnect with their classmates.
Though we know this news is not optimal, we are sure you agree it is the right thing to do to help reduce the spread and impact of this disease, especially for those in our community who are most vulnerable. Thank you for your understanding, your commitment to HMS and HSDM, and your dedication to the noble professions we all chose. Be well, be safe, and we hope for some semblance of normal by late next year, and we look forward to a time when we can reconvene in person.
George Q. Daley, AB ’82, MD ’91, PhD
Dean, Harvard Medical School
Member, 35th Reunion Committee
William Giannobile, DMSc ’96, PD ’96
Dean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine