Reunions: Reconnecting — and Giving Back

50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony (Graham Chapel, May 16). (WUSTL Photos)

Alumni celebrating a milestone ­Reunion — 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th and 70th — returned to Washington ­University during two spring weekends to ­reminisce and enjoy events both on and off ­campus.

The Alumni Association thanks every volunteer, graduate and donor who helped to make this year’s reunion weekends special. View more photos from both weekends at

Between April 19 and 21, the undergraduate classes of 2012, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978 and 1968 — and many others — converged with their guests for Alumni Weekend, which coincided with the university’s iconic Thurtene Carnival. More than 1,800 participants took part in class parties, tours of campus, the second annual Taste of Wash. U. reception, and alumni education sessions with ­accomplished faculty. Many ventured off campus for an alumni tour of Busch Stadium, as well as breakfast with the sea lions at the Saint Louis Zoo. A record-breaking number of 1st and 10th reunioners ­attended, as did a record number of alumni not celebrating a pinnacle reunion. To honor its 25th Reunion, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton recognized the Class of 1988 during a special ­ceremony in Graham Chapel.

From May 16 to 19, the undergraduate classes of 1973, 1963, 1958, 1953, 1948 and 1943, along with emeritus alumni (graduates prior to 1963), came together for Celebrate at Commencement. The Class of 1963 donned academic regalia and participated in the historic 50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony and ­Commencement 2013. Class parties, Alumni College classes, the Reunion Soirée and many other events attracted nearly 400 attendees, with a new record set for 65th Reunion attendance.

In keeping with long-standing tradition, members of reunion classes across both weekends donated to ­Washington University in support of students, ­individual schools, research and campus life. In total, 3,341 reunion-year alumni committed $19,764,717 to the university, with the classes of 2008 and 1963 both receiving awards for the highest increase in classmates making gifts.

The Alumni Association thanks every volunteer, graduate and donor who helped to make this year’s reunion weekends special. View more photos from both weekends at



April 11–13, 2014

Celebrating all alumni, with special events for the classes of
1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989*, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 & 2013

All alumni are invited to come back to campus April 11–13, 2014, during Thurtene ­Carnival. The weekend also will commemorate the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th and 45th Reunions for undergraduate alumni of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Art and Architecture.

May 15–18, 2014

Honoring the classes of
1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959 & 1964*

Undergraduate, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and ­Physical ­Therapy alumni from the 50th and Emeritus (beyond 50th ­Reunion) classes will celebrate their Reunion in ­conjunction with Commencement Weekend, May 15–18, 2014. Nursing alumni from all graduation years are invited to a special luncheon May 15.

*Classes to receive ceremonial recognition

For more information about Reunion 2014, visit


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