Alumni can take a look at the newly renovated Maclean House during Reunions weekend.
Alumni can take a look at the newly renovated Maclean House during Reunions weekend.
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Alumni can swap memorabilia, have a conversation with Princeton’s president, and see renovations to Maclean House during Reunions weekend, May 29–June 1.

Princeton-related artifacts and clothing will be collected at the “Take It or Leave It” tent — a new feature this year. Alumni can drop off items they no longer want and acquire something in return. Swapping will take place from 9 a.m. Thursday until 9 p.m. Saturday in a tent on the East Pyne south lawn.

The newly renovated Maclean House, home of the Alumni Council since 1968, will be open in its expanded role as a welcoming center for alumni. Period furniture has been refurbished, rooms have been modernized, and vintage art has been added to the building, constructed in 1756 as the home of the college president.

On Saturday at 10 a.m., President Eisgruber ’83 will address alumni in Richardson Auditorium. The 25th-reunion Class of 1989 will lead the P-rade, which steps off at 2 p.m.

Graduate alumni can visit the Butler housing complex one last time from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday and reminisce with current and former residents before the units are demolished this summer. The student social committee at Butler is collecting images to post on the site; alumni may send photos to The last chance to be interviewed for the Remembering Butler Project will be May 29. (Email

The events-packed weekend features alumni-faculty forums on “Views of Modern Conservatism and Libertarianism,” “The Invisible Syllabus: Should Princeton Women Do It All,” and “The Enshrinement of Civil Rights,” among other topics.

The University Art Museum invites reuners to “Meet the Curators” at 4 p.m. Thursday and listen to a discussion on “Collecting Abstraction” with Preston H. Haskell ’60 and art critic Mark Stevens ’73 at 3 p.m. Friday.

The Alumni Association has a new guest-registration policy for alumni celebrating non-major reunions starting with the seventh. For more information, go to

Alumni can access the schedule and other information on smartphones at