Weekend Schedule

Please note, that many events are still to be announced, and the weekend schedule is subject to change. Check back often as we are continuously updating this page! Events with an asterisk (*) are offered both in person and virtually.

Flower Mart opens at 10:00 am on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.

Thursday, May 2

4:00 pm
30th Annual Kente Cloth Ceremony & Reception *
Ceremony: Grace Chapel
Reception: Curran Courtyard (rain plan is Middle School Commons)
Join members of the Black Student Union (BSU), Black Parent Alliance (BPA), and the Black Alumnae Association (BAA), for NCS's Kente Cloth Ceremony the annual induction of senior members of the BSU into the BAA.

Join us on Zoom!
Passcode: Reunion24!

5:30 7:00 pm
Reunion Weekend Kick-Off Happy Hour | Hosted by the Alumnae Advisory Group
Patio at Head of School's Home (rain plan is Gray Library)
RSVP Required

Friday, May 3

8:30 am 5:00 pm
Reunion Registration & Hospitality Suite
Hearst Hall Alumnae Parlor
Enjoy a slideshow of photos from the Archives, fill a swag bag, have a snack, or simply kick your heels up in the Alumnae Hospitality Suite!

Throughout the Day:
Middle and Upper School Class Visits & Student-led Campus Tours

9:00 am
Chapel Service with Lower School
Grace Chapel, Woodley North
Featuring alumnae homilists Laura Schifter 99 and Careina Williams 94.

12:30 2:00 pm
50th Reunion Luncheon Honoring the Class of 1974
Patio at Head of School's Home (rain plan is Gray Library)
Join Head of School Elinor Scully for a special luncheon honoring the Class of 1974.
12:45 - 1:30 pm
All Alumnae Lunch with the Class of 2024
Hearst Hall Auditorium
Welcome the Class of 2024 to the 4s and 9s Reunion cycle and enjoy a catered lunch from Jettie's!
RSVP Required; $15 per person

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Reaching New Heights: Cathedral Bell Tower Tours with Quilla Roth '66
Members of our Cornerstone, 1900, and Satterlee Societies generously support NCS and are invited for an exclusive tour of the National Cathedral bell tower, led by fellow alumna and Whitechapel Guild Coordinator Quilla Roth 66. Thank you for allowing our students to soar to new heights! Questions about our giving societies? Please contact the Director of Development for Individual Giving Karen Ballotta at kballotta@cathedral.org or (202) 537-6662.

RSVP Required

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Cocktails in the Courtyard: Celebrating the Retirements of Mark Bishop, Sylvie Bouvier, and Elna Clevenger
Curran Courtyard (rain plan is Gray Library)
Join NCS faculty and staff, past and present, to celebrate the careers of Theater Department Chair Mark Bishop, Upper School French Teacher Sylvie Bouvier, and Archivist Elna Clevenger.

5:00 6:00 pm
25th Reunion Toast
Whitby terrace (rain plan is LS assembly room)
Calling all members of the Class of 1999! Join us for a pre-BBQ toast in honor of your milestone Reunion.
RSVP Required

6:00 - 8:00 pm
27th Annual NCS & STA BBQ
Upper Field, NCS Athletic Center
Join all STA and NCS Reunion classes for an enjoyable evening on the Close, featuring BBQ, games, and activities for the whole family! 
RSVP Required; $25 per person, free for children under 12
If attending the BBQ, please park in the Cathedral Garage, which has entrances along Woodley Road NW and Wisconsin Avenue NW, and not in the adjacent neighborhood.

7:00 - 10:00 pm
NCS/STA Black Alumni and Friends Happy Hour
Shanklin Hall
2325 18th Street NW
For questions and to RSVP, please contact event organizer Kim Tignor 97 at kimtignor@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 4

8:30 – 9:15 am  
Alumnae Memorial Service 
Great Choir, Washington National Cathedral 
This Service is in memory of NCS alumnae in Reunion classes who have passed away. Please join us for this time of reflection and remembrance. 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm  
Reunion Registration & Hospitality Suite  
Hearst Hall Alumnae Parlor  
Enjoy a slideshow of photos from the Archives, fill a swag bag, have a snack, or simply kick your heels up in the Alumnae Hospitality Suite! 
Throughout the Day:  
Student-led Campus Tours  
9:30 - 10:30 am 
NCS Reunions—How They’ve Evolved! * 
Middle School Assembly Room and Virtually   
Join NCS Archivist Elna Clevenger for an illustrated presentation that will trace the growth and development of Reunion from 1904 to the present. 
Join us on Zoom!
Passcode: Reunion24! 
10:30 – 11:30 am  
First Ladies Tea  
Middle School Commons, Procter Hall, Woodley North 
Calling all members of the classes of 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, and 1974 – this is your time to gather, connect, and reflect as First Ladies!   
12:00 – 2:00 pm 
*Alumnae Awards Luncheon  
Hearst Hall Auditorium and Virtually
Join us as we honor alumnae receiving awards for Excellence, Service, Courage, Conscience, and the Bettie Warner Thompson ’46 Lifetime Achievement Award. The class winner(s) of the Hollerith-Ouverson Award and Board of Visitors Trophy will also be announced during this celebratory luncheon. 
RSVP Required; $25 per person 

2:00 – 2:30 pm  
Class Photos 
Hearst Hall Auditorium     
3:30 – 5:00 pm  
NCS/STA Networking and Beer Tasting  
Sam’s Bar (St. Alban’s, Marriott Hall, 1st Floor)  
Network and connect with both NCS and STA alumni while sampling beers from D.C.’s own Hellbender Brewing Company. Co-founder Ben Evans (and his spouse, St. Albans Lower School Dean Kelly Castellanos Evans) will be on hand to discuss (and pour) Hellbender’s brews.  
Class-Organized Activities and Events 
Off the Close  

Sunday, May 5

8:00 am  
Early Sunday Holy Eucharist  
Washington National Cathedral  
11:15 am  
*Principal Sunday Holy Eucharist 
Washington National Cathedral and Virtually 
12:30 - 2:30 pm  
Black Alumnae Association Brunch  
Hearst Hall Auditorium  
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Kente Cloth Ceremony, please join us for a celebration of the Black Alumnae Association.  
RSVP Required 

Event locations and times are subject to change.
Important Reunion Resources