Dear Alumni,

For several weeks now, plans have been underway to welcome you back to Idyllwild Arts for a weekend of alumni-centered celebrations on May 1 – 3, 2020. The ever-evolving news regarding the risks associated with the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) undoubtedly has many wondering, “Will there be a reunion this year?”

Our campus leaders have been timely with their updates and diligent with the implementation of preventative measures and contingency plans. Precautions are being taken throughout Southern California to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. At this time, there are NO known cases of COVID-19 on our campus or in Idyllwild, California. To ensure the health of our students and our mountain community, there will be no students on campus from March 17 through April 18. Our students are taking a three week spring break beginning on March 14, followed by two weeks of online instruction.

Confident in the strength of our recently instituted policies, we believe the risk for the spread of the coronavirus remains low. We will continue to closely monitor recommendations from local health officials and the CDC, and urge you to do the same. We intend to carry forth our plans to welcome you to Idyllwild for the 2020 Alumni Reunion. If the crisis continues to evolve beyond a reasonable timeframe we will reschedule the event to a later date. A decision will be made no later than April 1, 2020.

Should you decide to join us for the planned three-day celebration, we encourage you to become familiar with international travel advisories, and the policies that many airlines and lodging agencies are revising in direct response to the overwhelming increase in itinerary adjustments. Alumni reunion weekend is a collective time for the Idyllwild community to see old friends, hear from influential faculty, engage with burgeoning student talent and to rejuvenate in the beauty of our campus. “Remember who you are and what you stand for.”

Our hearts are with you during this time of uncertainty. We look forward to welcoming you upon your return to Idyllwild!

Palencia J. Turner
Senior Vice President, Advancement

Tara Dutton Sechrest ‘94
Vice President, Enrollment Management & Strategic Partnerships


Friday, May 1, 2020

  • 2-5:30pm – Check-In at Sequoia
  • 6pm – Opening Art Reception
  • 7:30pm – Songwriting Concert
  • 9pm – Drinks at Brew Pub

Saturday, May 2, 2020

  • 11am – 2pm – Alumni Panel, Tour Campus, Lunch, & Connect with Students
  • 5pm – 10pm – Reception at President’s Home – Live Music – Food & Drinks

Sunday, May 3, 2020

  • 10am – Jazz Brunch at Delano House – Presidential Update


Alumni Reunion 2020
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