Memories from 1946

Harry Winston writes: “As I enter my 85th year and 60th year of marriage I often think of Deerfield and what a great experience it was. I think back to the year 1943-44 when I lived in Dean Hall (which I understand no longer stands), and the nights we raised cane and poor Mr. Hubbard (who was just married) would stagger out and admonish us. Our punishment was to get up at 4:00 AM and walk up the mountain behind the Academy. Picking potatoes on the flats to help the farmers during those wartime years. But most of all at a varsity basketball game when some of the students started to boo and catcall over a decision against our team. Mr. Boyden stood up, clapped his hands, and that was that. No more noise. My best to all my classmates and continued success at Deerfield.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

There are regional events in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on regional engagement. 

Of course! Be sure to read the latest issue of From Albany Road in your email’s in-box for current news of what is happening on campus. As we also send out periodic invitations, it’s always best to make sure we have your current physical address. And if you do plan on visiting campus, why not tell us ahead of time?

Contact the Office of Advancement

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342