55th Reunion

Reunion JUNE 3-5

All finished today, June 5!  Your administrator was there from 10 AM on Friday to about 7 PM Saturday, a small group of classmates made it to the campus, we had some meals together and went to the Convocation, the Hymn Sing, got our class photo taken, and personally I counted 33,000 steps on my iPhone fitness app!  So yes, lots of walking,  The new Gilder Science center is state of the art, very well arranged, lots of glass windows to enjoy the valley view from Silliman's old footprint.  There are dozens of new Adirondack composite material chairs all over for sitting and talking or just enjoying being outside, they are in a version of Northfield blue.  We will be accumulating and posting photos in the gallery, after we all recover from being 75 and thinking we are 30!


Updated May 27 - Reunion starts in ONE WEEK!

Plans for Reunion Extravaganza 2022 are complete!  Check the NMH website for the final schedule.  Here's what registered attendees can expect:

•Open houses with faculty/NMH docents - Gilder Center (with science demos), Draper Riverhouse, Calagione Fitness Center, Rhodes Art Center, and Farm tours!

•LOTS of evening entertainment - LIVE bands, dancing, and good food in the Loyalty Circle Celebration tent on Friday AND Saturday!

•Pie Ride, Mec Peller 5K run, and Rowing on the River - indicate interest when registering.

•Friday before dinner Social Hour in Gilder with comments from Brian Hargrove.

•Convocation, Alumni Awards, and more from Brian Hargrove.

•DEIC: NMH Values and Life Long Learning discussion and affinity group gatherings.

•Class events designed by your class leaders.

•Fabulous food with vegetarian and gluten free options.  Make your own “to go” lunch on Saturday so you can eat out and about.

•Northfield School for Girls Saturday -  Just for Northfield Women on the Moody Center’s NFLD Campus

     1:30 - Boxed lunch at Hibbard on our old campus!

     2:00 - Dedication of NSFG sign at the Homestead

     1:30 to 3:30 (drop in) - Creating and Sharing Memoirs of Northfield Girls at Moore Cottage

•BEST OF ALL: Unique opportunity to visit with friends from two other classes!

Updates March 30

*There will be a camping area with toilets!  Showering in the gym for those who choose to tent!  Please choose the "no bed needed" option when registering.

*Fees are: $400 for the weekend; $300 if you are camping or not staying on campus; $150 for a day pass; $125 for children 5-12.

*If requesting a specific roommate, please have both parties make the request on the registration form.

*if you are staying off campus, please be aware, you still need to register for the days you will be coming on to campus.  Security will be tight.

Covid update - critical to follow exactly !!

a.) proof of vax, boosters AND

b.) negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival OR a negative antigen test within 24 hours of arrival.

Proof of negative antigen testing: Supply your own test – Self-administer your test within 24 hours of campus arrival.  TAKE A PICTURE of your result.  This will provide a time stamp.  DO NOT bring the test stick to campus - the result will fade away and not prove anything.

All guests must be pre-registered; on campus registration will not be available so no "walk-ins".



1965 class members, our long awaited on campus "55th" Reunion is June 3-5 this summer!   On-line registration began on Wednesday, March 16, and continues until May 15.  If you want to stay on campus, go to nmhschool.org and register under the alumni/reunion section !

Due to the last couple of years' issues, classes ending in 0,1,2,5,6,and 7 are welcomed back.  So, we will be sharing time and space with our own year, '65, plus '66 and '67.  A group of our interested classmates have been holding a series of Zoom meetings with the school since November, and as details are firmed up, watch this space and the Home Page, and you should have received our email notification about plans.  We will be having a couple of hours late Friday afternoon and again late Saturday afternoon of that weekend, during which we can schedule something we'd like to do, or we can join in with other groups at gathering points to socialize and catch up.  There should be a lot of that!  Think about what you'd like to do when you are back on campus.

Join in and hope to see you in June!

PS:  Bring memorabilia, yearbooks, photos, wear some '60s clothes, get in the mood!   Call or text your friends, let them know you are planning to come, let's get some good times rolling!


Suggestions and Possibilities

There will be two or three time blocks of 1-2 hours each for class-specific events between Friday and Saturday afternoon

•             Outdoor Volleyball, Corn hole games, Yoga

•             8 outdoor pavilions ranging in size are available, need to be registered if we want one

•             Tours: Farm; Gilder; Draper Boathouse; Rhodes Art Center

•             Class speakers (none scheduled)

•             Yoga, likely for all classes

•             JUST HANGING WITH FRIENDS – We don’t have to program every moment.

Established areas of interest

•             Sixties Shindig                    7 – 9 pm, Friday (see below for details)

•             Ride, Row, Run                  8:00 am Saturday

•             Convocation                       11:00 am Saturday

•             NSFG Box Lunch                1:00 pm Saturday at Hibbard

•             Hymn Sing                           4:30 – 5:30 Saturday

•             A commemoration space in honor of Northfield Campus will be set up in the Mira B. Wilson room in Alumni Hall. Northfield memorabilia will be on display and archival footage will be playing in the room for all to enjoy, gather and reminisce.

•             This year, Alumni Hall will be open from breakfast until well after dark, serving as a major hub of activities throughout the weekend. 

•             NMH will provide ice, snacks and cups for your lounges that our class will be responsible for replenishing from a depot set up at Alumni Hall.

•             There will be lots of activity in the Loyalty Circle Celebration tent including food, music, and beer, wine, and soft drinks.

Sixties Shindig

Will Melton '67 reports that the Sixties Shindig planning is moving forward for 7-9 pm Friday.  Jim Baldwin ’67, Jim Watson ’66, and Will Melton and friends have already committed to performing. He is still reaching out for more musicians.  Will is committed to bringing us a great evening of music and friendship.

Meanwhile, if you are planning to come but would like to stay off campus in one of the local inns, you should look into getting a reservation as this will be a busier than usual time.  A llst is available below.

Classmates involved in planning and outreach:

Dave Stone, your web site administrator

Tony Cantore

Wendy Avirgan, class correspondent

Coco Pratt Cook

Char Lucas Small


Nearby Accommodations to campus - distance in miles

Centennial House Bed & Breakfast (3 mi)

94 Main Street, Northfield, MA

413-498-5921, info@thecentennialhouse.com


Inn at Crumpin-Fox (3 mi)

71 Northfield Road, Bernardston, MA 01337

413-648-9131, innkeeper@crumpinfoxinn.com


The Northfield Guesthouse (5 mi)

748 Mount Hermon Station Road, Northfield, MA



French King Restaurant and Motel (8 mi)

129 French King Highway, Erving, MA 01344

413-423-3328 or 413-222-8384


Poetry Ridge Bed & Breakfast (10 mi)

55 Stone Ridge Lane, Greenfield, MA


Brandt House Bed & Breakfast (11 mi)

29 Highland Avenue, Greenfield, MA



Hampton Inn & Suites Greenfield (11 mi)

184 Shelburne Road, Greenfield, MA



The Deerfield Inn (12 mi)

81 Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA



Kenburn Orchards Bed & Breakfast (14 mi)

1394 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne, MA



Dancing Bear Guesthouse (20 mi)

22 Mechanic Street, Shelburne, MA



Red Roof Inn South Deerfield (20 mi)

9 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA



Reunion Archives

Here is some archival information about the 2021 reunion

2021 Reunion Update from NMH, Going Virtual:

Dear NMH alumni,

At NMH, we are proud of our continued commitment to the health and safety of our students, employees, and our whole community. We’re proud that we have held our community close and, over the last three months, we have safely held in-person classes with our students on campus.

NMH holds its alumni program and reunion program in the highest regard and the safety and well-being of our alumni is paramount. As NMH looks ahead to Reunion 2021, we recognize the continued uncertainty of COVID-19 and those impacts. It is with this in mind that the school has made the difficult decision to not hold an in-person reunion on campus in June 2021. With this decision, all planning will pivot to supporting a virtual Reunion 2021.

With a decision this early in the reunion planning year, there is great opportunity for our classes of the 1’s and 6’s to begin planning. There is also a unique opportunity and silver lining to this, the newly realized societal comfort with virtual events has the opportunity to bring your class together in new ways. This includes having classmates take part in a virtual reunion who would not have attended an on-campus event.

Please know that we deeply appreciate the good work of so many who are helping to plan the reunion events and secure special class gifts. Together, we will find ways to hold the classes tight, engage alumni from far and wide, honor each class’s unique spirit with special reunion gifts.

We hope all of our alumni are staying well during this time and know you are in our thoughts. NMH alumni engagement staff will contact all 1’s and 6’s reunion leaders to plan their reunion. If you have any questions please contact reunion@nmhschool.org.


NMH Reunion 2020 was canceled for 2020, scroll down for the original text describing Reunion:

This is the 2020 Reunion description:  Northfield Mount Hermon welcomes classes ending in 0 and 5 (1965) back to campus this June to partake in three unforgettable days of... 

  • Reconnecting with familiar faces, including your former teachers, coaches, and class parents
  • Traditions like Hymn Sing with Sheila Heffernon and Alumni Convocation
  • Being a student again in Back to School, classes led by current NMH faculty on topics from today’s curriculum
  • Affinity-based programming, including events for the LGBTQ and Alumni of Color communities
  • Lively entertainment, delicious dinners, and unstructured time for socializing and reminiscing
  • Meeting alumni from across the generations
  • Activities across NMH’s beautiful campus: rowing, running, cycling, and more
  • Connecting with NMH’s Head of School Brian Hargrove
  • For details visit the NMH reunion web page:  https://www.nmhschool.org/alumni/reunion