October 2nd - 3rd 2015 - A Princeton Sampler: An Academic Mini-Reunion for selected classes
November 14, 2015 - All Alumni Tailgate on Fine Plaza from 10:30-12:30. Kickoff at 1pm
Football lecture: moderated panel discussion
February 20th, 2016 - Alumni Day
Come back to Alumni Day and stay for a "Decade of the 80s Dinner". Last year’s
dinner was a success, even with all of the snow. It should cost about $30-35 per
classmate with a less expensive option for children under
12. The price will include beer, wine and soft drinks. Vegan and
Gluten free diners will be accommodated. Invitations to go out as the details are finalized. Put it on your calendar!
May 26-29th, 2016 - Reunions 2016 !!!
August 14-19, 2016 - Climb Mt Princeton, Colorado!
Mt Princeton is on of Colorado's Fourteeners, one of the most visible of the Collegiate fourteeners (yes, there is a Mt. Harvard, Mt Yale, among others in the Colorado Rockies), rising out of the Arkansas River Valley. The route is described as Class 2 which means off-trail hiking with some scrambling over large rocks on the upper sections. The roundtrip hike distance is around 13 miles and altitude makes this a serious trek. Climbing is at your own risk. PREPARE AND KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Aside from hiking, it is a great place to unwind and enjoy nature. A block of rooms has been set aside at the Mt Princeton Hotsprings Resort.
THE PLAN - First of all, this is not a class sponsored trip, but an open invitation for '84ers, their family and friends to gather in Colorado next summer. We will share travel tips and a suggested schedule. Travel arrangements to/from Mt Princeton and lodging will be your own responsibility. Suggested itinerary is shown below. Stay at the Princeton Hotsprings Resort or nearby accommodations of your choice. We can share costs of buffet meals at the resort reserved for our group and/or a group rafting trip.
Step 1 - reserve your hotel room.
Step 2 - Share your travel plans and which activities you are interested in joining in.
Sunday, August 14 - Check into Mt. Princeton Hotsprings Resort
Monday, August 15 - Acclimation hike
Tuesday August 16 - Acclimation hike or possible climb if bad weather is predicted for Wednesday
Wednesday August 17 - Climb Mt. Princeton
Thursday August 18 - Adventure rafting trip/Farewell dinner
Early predawn start, hard turnaround 11am, return to a hotsprings soak.
Friday August 19 - checkout
MEALS and ACTIVITIES:
Tell us if you will be staying at the resort and interested in having some group meals and/or rafting. Pricing/discount depends on how big our group size might get.
Suggested accommodations at Mt Princeton Hotsprings Resort: http://www.mtprinceton.com/
To get access to our room block, call Mt Princeton Resort at 888-395-7799, at prompt, "0".
Lodging code is: PU1984
Choose a room in the lodge, cliffside or hillside buildings, or one of the multiroom cabins. Free wifi available in the rooms or cabins #1-18. The lodging block will be released if we do not use all the rooms by March 2016. No advance payment and reservations may be cancelled without penalty until 2 days prior.
Confirm with resort, but for reference
Cliffside rooms- two queen-sized beds rooms:
Weekend rate (Sunday): $175.00 + taxes / night*
rate (Monday – Thursday): $165.00 + taxes / night*
Hillside rooms- 2 two queen-sized beds rooms:
Weekend rate (Sunday): $164.00 + taxes / night*
rate (Monday – Thursday): $154.00 + taxes / night*
*based on a two-guest occupancy and up to 2 pool passes. These rooms can accommodate 2 – 4
guests. 6.8% tax.
Full-size cabins: sleeps 6-8 (1BR w/ king, loft w/ two queens, queen pullout sofa, 1BA)
Weekend rate (Sunday): $340.00 + taxes / night**
rate (Monday – Thursday): $315.00 + taxes / night**
Large cabins: sleeps 8-10 (2BR w/queen beds, loft w/ two queens, queen pullout sofa, 2BA)
Weekend rate (Sunday): $440.00 + taxes / night**
rate (Monday – Thursday): $415.00 + taxes / night**
**Cabin rates include up to 6 adult pool passes and unlimited children’s
passes- any additional adult pool passes needed will cost a one-time charge of
See website for room descriptions.
Questions? contact us
Michelle Harvey Hill
Miscellaneous, but interesting links:
About Mt Princeton: http://www.summitpost.org/mount-princeton/150373
Joe Palmer Memorial Rock Wall: https://www.princeton.edu/~oa/climb/newwall.shtml
We got snowed out last Alumni Day, but willing to arrange this again. Classmates gather at the wall: https://outdooraction.princeton.edu/form/class-84-climbing-wall-event
’72 Climbed Mt Princeton in 2009:
Princeton University 250th Anniversary Climb: http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/mtpu/tripinfo.html
Preliminary interest list – posted on Facebook.