Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

75th Celebration Program of Events

When you arrive on campus, please visit the registration tent on the Chapel Quad between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to receive a name tag, check for any program updates, and pick up a commemorative issue of the Cardigan Chronicle.

Reunion Meetups

We have reserved specific spaces for class "clusters" to gather and enjoy light refreshments between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

  • Alumni 1947–1969: Powers & Peck Rooms in Cardigan Commons
  • Alumni 1970–1989: Kirk Library in Stoddard Center
  • Alumni 1990–2009: Porch at Clark-Morgan Hall
  • Alumni 2010–2022: Welcome Tent at the Chapel Quad
  • Cardigan Families: Kenerson Center
  • Trustees and Incorporators: Frieze House

Cardigan School Store

Purchase Cougar gear and other commemorative items from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Pfeffer-Beach Family School Store in the lower level of Cardigan Commons and 1:30–3:30 p.m. outside on the Kenerson sidelines at Marrion Field.

Auction Item Pickup

Winning bidders from Cardigan's 34th Annual Auction may pick up their items in the Kenerson Center between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

75th Celebration Program

  • 6:15 a.m. - Polar Bear Plunge with Al Gray H’12 P’14,’16 and Jim Burnett P’95, GP’25
  • 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. - Family Weekend Show and Annual Auction, alumni and guests welcome
  • 9:40–10:00 a.m. - Wallach Dedication
  • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. - Morning Activities, please see below
  • 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. - Food Truck Picnic
  • 1:00–3:30 p.m. - Afternoon Activities, please see below
  • 3:30–5:00 p.m. - “Grades & Comments” Band Rehearsal with Wim Hart H’08 with and past band members; alumni and guests welcome
  • 5:00–10:00 p.m. - Evening Celebration
    • 5:00 pm.– 6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Hour, music by “Grades and Comments”
    • 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. - Dinner and Remarks
    • 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. - Live Music and Dancing

Morning Activities

  • 10:00–11:30 a.m. - Lawn Games with Wim Hart H’08 and guests
  • 10:15 a.m. - Campus Tour with Green Key student tour guides
  • 10:15 a.m. - Pontoon Boat Lake Tour with Tim Jennings P’05 and Laura & Procter Smith P’99,’02
  • 10:15a.m.–1:15 p.m. - Mt. Cardigan Climb with Robert Chartner ’73, Jim Burnett P’95, GP’25 and Gus Means (boxed lunch)
  • 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. - School Life Panel with current students, faculty, and staff
  • 11:00 a.m. - Screening: Cardigan on Film: Archival footage and reflections on Cardigan across the eras
  • 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. - Laughter and Learning with Kris Burnett P’95, GP ’25 and guests
  • 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. - Cardigan, Hands On with Chris Morse and Susan Rives H’09
  • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. - Athletic Contests

Afternoon Activities

  • 12:30–2:00 p.m. - Lawn Games with Eddie H’06 and Fe Ramos P’91,’97
  • 1:00–3:30 p.m. - Athletic Contests
  • 1:00–3:30 p.m. - Spirit Squad with Bob Low, Dan Murphy, and guests
  • 2:00 p.m. - Ceremonial Coin Toss: Formal opening of the new athletic field preceding Varsity Soccer game
  • 2:30 p.m. - Screening: Cardigan on Film: Archival footage and reflections on Cardigan across the eras

Shuttle Services

A courtesy shuttle will drive a loop between Cardigan and Hanover/Lebanon running on the half-hour:

• 6:30–9:00 a.m. Morning shuttle departs Hanover Inn
• 7:30–10:00 p.m. Evening shuttle departs Commons Loop

Planned stops include the following locations:

  • Hanover Inn (Hanover)
  • Courtyard by Marriott (Lebanon)
  • Fireside Inn & Suites (West Lebanon)
  • Campus (Canaan)

Lodging Information

Cardigan's lodging partners are saving rooms for our 75th Celebration guests. Please contact the venues linked below to make your reservations for the evenings of October 21 and 22, 2022. 

Lodging Information

Share a Tribute Video

We want your memories of Cardigan Mountain School for the School's archives! We will be sharing some of these at the celebration in October. It will only take you a minute to record your video memory and it should make for an unforgettable contribution that shares our collective love and appreciation for the School!

Submit a Video

Cardigan Archives

Celebrate all 75 years of what makes our School great by diving into the digital Cardigan Archives! 

Visit the Archives

75th Anniversary Collegiate Scarf

75th Anniversary Gear

Cardigan’s online store includes a special collection of 75th Anniversary apparel, keepsakes, and gifts. Select an item to show your Cougar spirit and be part of the celebration! 

Visit the Store