Saturday, May 11, 7:00 AM - Monday, May 13, 11:00 PM CDT
Washington University in St. Louis
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50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony and Commencement Regalia Information
Please enter the regalia information for each reunion celebrant participating in the 50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony and/or the May 2024 Commencement Ceremony.
Alumni participating in Commencement activities are welcome to bring and don graduate-level hoods from other universities, or we can provide hoods for all those who hold a master's or doctorate from any institution. If applicable, please let us know if you have an advanced degree below.
Some events have limited capacity and the event may sell out. We encourage you to register early.
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Danforth Campus Tour
From the new construction on the east end to renovations in Mallinckrodt, you and your classmates will experience and explore the next chapter of your beloved WashU community during this tour led by a WashU staff member. Relive a bit of your college experience while celebrating the milestones of the next generation.
Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate attire is recommended.
Capacity is limited. Advanced registration is recommended.
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Chancellor's Luncheon
Enjoy a luncheon hosted by Andrew D. Martin, WashU’s 15th chancellor. The chancellor will share an exclusive university update and offer a toast to all reunion celebrants and emeritus alumni. Bear Necessities will be on-site selling WashU apparel and swag.
11 a.m. | Cocktails and connections11:30 a.m. | Luncheon begins12 p.m. | University update and toast with Chancellor Martin1 p.m. | Luncheon concludes
Casual attire is recommended.
$30 per person
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Tour
Tour the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum with a student-educator for an in-depth exploration of several works from the museum’s renowned permanent collection. Participants will engage with one another in group discussions throughout the tour and are encouraged to explore the special exhibitions before or afterwards.
Capacity is limited. Advanced registration recommended.
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Student Union, Campus Life, and Sorority/Fraternity Life Reception
Share your memories, meet current students, and learn about social life on campus from Campus Life staff.
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | ResLife Reunion
Welcome home! Return to the South 40 to visit some of our new spaces, as well as those you remember from your time as a student. Meet our team and some of our current resident advisers and Congress of the South 40 leaders.
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Athletics and Recreation Welcome
Visit the Department of Athletics and Recreation and meet some of our current scholar-champions and coaches as you tour our new state-of-the-art facilities, embedded in the heart of the spaces you remember from your time at WashU.
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 3-4 p.m. | Art on Campus Tour
View artwork installed throughout the Danforth Campus as part of the Art on Campus Tour, led by Leslie Markle, curator for public art. The tour begins at the Florence Steinberg Weil Sculpture Garden in front of the north entrance to Weil Hall and includes stops at Bauer Hall, Sumers Recreation Center, and Hillman Hall to see works by acclaimed contemporary artists Jaume Plensa, Katharina Grosse, Ann Hamilton, Ayşe Erkmen, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, and Dan Graham.
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 5-6 p.m. | Baccalaureate Mass at the Catholic Student Center
Join us for our tradition of celebrating Baccalaureate Mass with WashU graduates, family, and friends!
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 6:30-10:30 p.m. | Class of 1974 Party
Spend your evening reminiscing with your classmates at the Class of 1974 Party at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where you will enjoy cocktails, a seated dinner, and live music. Opened in 1904 and located in beautiful Forest Park, this stunning museum is the perfect spot to celebrate an unforgettable night with friends.
Business casual attire is recommended.
Complimentary reserved parking will be available in the Saint Louis Art Museum parking garage.
$70 per person
Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 9-11 a.m. | See STL | More Than the Arch Bus Tour
From historical highlights (the Gateway Arch!) to hidden gems throughout north and south St. Louis, this tour explores distinctive St. Louis neighborhoods such as Carondelet and Dutchtown, in partnership with the Missouri Historical Society. Your tour guide will lead you in a unique look at our architecture, history, and thriving communities, all from the comfort of a shuttle.
$15 per adult$10 per child (5 and under are free)
Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 9-11:30 a.m. | See STL | Central West End Neighborhood Walking Tour
Cross paths with literary giants like T. S. Eliot and Kate Chopin and marvel at opulent Gilded Age mansions while learning about the significant changes the neighborhood has seen over the years. And of course, a visit to the Central West End wouldn't be complete without a quick stroll through the monumental Cathedral Basilica! This private guided tour will be one to remember.
Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 10-11 a.m. | The Science of Cats and the Future of Nature with Jonathan Losos
Learn why Jonathan Losos, the William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor and director of the Living Earth Collaborative, is teaching a course on cats and how it relates to the university’s efforts to conserve biodiversity and sustain life on Earth. In his presentation, Losos offers key revelations from his recent book, The Cat's Meow: How Cats Evolved from the Savanna to Your Sofa, and explores how scientists are using all the cutting-edge tools of biodiversity science (GPS tracking, genomics, forensic archaeology) to understand where cats came from, why they do what they do, and what the future may hold.
Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Mother's Day Blues Luncheon Presented by the Black Alumni Council
Join WashU alumni and friends for a Mother’s Day blues lunch featuring live music by a St. Louis artist, presented by the Black Alumni Council (BAC). Founded in 1983, the BAC seeks to connect Black alumni with one another and the university. Today, there are more than 8,000 Black WashU alumni worldwide. All reunion celebrants and their guests are invited.
Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 2:30-8:30 p.m. | 50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony and Reception
The Class of 1974 will don caps and gowns for this momentous event led by Chancellor Martin. Celebrants will meet at Knight and Bauer Halls for robing and then proceed into Graham Chapel, participate in a meaningful ceremony, and receive a keepsake 50th reunion medallion. Family members and guests are welcome to join in this special, not-to-be-missed occasion.
2:30-3:30 p.m. | Registration and robing for 50th reunion celebrants in Knight and Bauer Halls3 p.m. | Graham Chapel doors open for guest seating3:45 p.m. | Procession to Graham Chapel begins4 p.m. | Medallion ceremony5:15-8:30 p.m. | Cocktails and dinner reception in Knight and Bauer Halls
Monday, May 13, 2024 | 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 50th Reunion Breakfast, Robing, and Commencement March and Post-Event Reception
Experience Commencement once again as you participate in the procession into Francis Olympic Field. Commencement is an important and moving event in the lives of students, faculty, parents, and alumni. Many past 50th reunion attendees fondly look back on this event as one of their favorite experiences during reunion. Family members and guests are welcome to attend and will have special seating during the ceremony.
7 a.m. | Breakfast for reunion celebrants (50th and Golden Bear) and guests8 a.m. | 50th reunion celebrant robing8 a.m. | 50th reunion guests and Golden Bears proceed to reserved seating on Francis Olympic Field8:30 a.m. | 50th reunion celebrants line up for Commencement procession9 a.m. | WashU Commencement at Francis Olympic Field11:30 a.m. | Post-Commencement reception
Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate casual attire is recommended. 50th reunion celebrants will wear WashU regalia during the outdoor Commencement. Consider dressing in layers.
Monday, May 13, 2024 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Baccalaureate Open House at the Catholic Student Center
Alumni are invited to celebrate graduates at the Baccalaureate Open House. Food, drinks, and good company are guaranteed.
Many reunion celebrants give in appreciation of their WashU experience. Others give in the spirit of friendly competition with other celebrating classes. Each and every gift supports a best-in-class educational experience for today's WashU students.
Tuition revenue covers only 60% of the cost of providing a WashU education. Reunion class gifts and other annual fund gifts help cover the remainder in the form of scholarships, research funding, faculty support, facilities improvements, and much more.
Class Challenge InformationYour classmate Dave Rossetti (BS '74) and his wife, Jan Avent, have made a generous commitment to the university as a challenge to classmates from the class of 1974. They will match dollar for dollar every renewed gift and will match 2:1 for increased gifts and multi-year pledges up to the total of their gift of $60,000.