Reunion 2022  |  May 19-21

For full event descriptions, please visit our event schedule. 


Please note that venue locations are subject to change due to COVID protocols, capacity limits, and weather conditions.

 

Please make sure to fill in all required fields. To reserve your spot for each event, click the check box next to your name under each event you plan to attend. We encourage you to register early.



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50th Reunion Commencement and Medallion Ceremony Gown Information

Please input the height of each Reunion celebrant walking in the 50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony and the May 2022 Commencement Ceremony. 

Alumni participating in Commencement activities are welcome to bring and don Doctoral hoods from other universities. Or, we will provide hoods for all those who hold a Masters or Doctorate from any institution. If applicable, list your advanced degree below. 

 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Thursday, May 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Program in Physical Therapy Tour

50th Reunion Physical Therapy alumni are invited for a tour of the Program in Physical Therapy department.  Meet in the lobby of the 4444 Building.

Thursday, May 19 | 3-8:30 p.m. | 50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony and Reception

The Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 will don cap and gown for this momentous ceremony led by Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. A reception will immediately follow. 

 

Friday, May 20, 2022

Friday, May 20 | 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 50th Reunion Breakfast, Robing, Commencement March, and Lunch

Experience Commencement exercises for the Class of 2022 as you lead the procession into Francis Field! 

Friday, May 20 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Cortex Innovative Community Tour

Enjoy a tour and learn about the creation of Cortex, a regional center for innovation and entrepreneurism that is home to more than 400 companies. Additional information coming soon!

Friday, May 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Greek Life Reception

Reconnect with your fellow fraternity or sorority members at the Greek Life Reception. Each chapter will have a dedicated seating area for members to celebrate and reminisce together. Light snacks will be provided.

Friday, May 20 | 3-4 p.m. | Faculty Presentation: Jonathan Losos

Learn about the university’s efforts to conserve biodiversity and sustain life on earth from Jonathan Losos, the William H. Danforth Distinguished Professor and Director of the Living Earth Collaborative.

Friday, May 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Explore the Founding Fathers Special Collection with Washington University Libraries 

Join Rare Books Curator Cassie Brand as she shares a brief history of Washington University’s copy of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson’s book collection, and other fascinating materials in our Special Collections related to the Founding Fathers.

Friday, May 20 | 7-10 p.m. | 50th Reunion Friday Night Reception

Join the Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 for an evening at the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis! Enjoy cocktails and gourmet food stations while reminiscing with your classmates. Of course, no visit to the Arch is complete without a journey to the top! Don't miss your opportunity to experience this breathtaking monument and appreciate the best view in St. Louis on a tram ride.

Cost: $40 per person

For planning purposes, do you plan on using the shuttle service picking up on the Danforth Campus or valet at the Arch?

 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Saturday, May 21 | 8:45-9:45 a.m. | East End Tour 1

Join Jamie Kolker, associate vice chancellor and university architect, for a leisure walking tour around the East End of the Danforth campus. Golf cart transportation to the East End will be provided.

Saturday, May 21 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Chancellor's Brunch

Enjoy a brunch hosted by Chancellor Andrew D. Martin in Knight Hall and Bauer Hall.

Cost: $30 per person

Saturday, May 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | East End Tour 2

Join Jamie Kolker, associate vice chancellor and university architect, for a leisure walking tour around the East End of the Danforth campus. Golf cart transportation to the East End will be provided.

Saturday, May 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | WashU Medical Spotlight: Health Information and Data Science - Faster research, more cures, healthier communities

Hear from Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, FAIMBE, FIAHSI, the founding director of the Institute for Informatics (I2) at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Payne also serves as the Janet and Bernard Becker Professor and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering.

Saturday, May 21 | 1-4 p.m. | Movements: Then and Now

All reunion celebrants are invited to join a series of discussions on movements of 50 years ago, what others learned from their experience and how these experiences impacted them in the following years. There will be three one-hour panels; come for one or all. 

This panel discussion has been organized by a group of volunteers from the Class of 1970. The panelists will join in for the discussion in a hybrid format of livestream/zoom and in-person.

Saturday, May 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Kemper Art Museum Tour

Tour the Kemper Art Museum with a student educator for an in-depth exploration of several works from the Museum's renowned permanent collection.

Saturday, May 21 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Class of 1970 50th Reunion Class Party 

Spend the last few hours of this exciting Reunion weekend reminiscing with your classmates at the Class of 1970 50th Reunion Party at the Saint Louis Club, complete with cocktails, seated dinner, and live music.

Cost: $70 per person

Saturday, May 21 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Class of 1971 50th Reunion Class Party 

Spend the last few hours of this exciting Reunion weekend reminiscing with your classmates at the Class of 1971 50th Reunion Party at the Racquet Club Ladue, complete with cocktails, seated dinner, and live music. 

Cost: $70 per person

Saturday, May 21 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Class of 1972 50th Reunion Class Party 

Spend the last few hours of this exciting Reunion weekend reminiscing with your classmates at the Class of 1972 50th Reunion Party at the St. Louis Club, complete with cocktails, seated dinner, and live music. 

Cost: $70 per person



Reunion Village (On-Campus Accommodations)

Reunion Village residence housing offers value, convenience, and nostalgia. Comfortable and spacious guest rooms are located in some of the newest residence halls on campus.  

The rooms are suite style: two private rooms share a bathroom. Each private room includes two twin beds with Tempur-Pedic mattresses. 

Reunion Village is student housing. Smoking is not allowed on campus, and rooms will have the following amenities; sheets, pillow, light blanket, and (1) bath towel and washcloth. Wireless internet access is included.

Check-in: Begins at 12:00 p.m.
Check-out: Begins at 11:00 a.m.
 
 Cost: $50/night

For more information about Reunion Village, visit reunions.wustl.edu/commencement, call 800-867-2586, or email alumnireunions@wustl.edu.


Reunion Giving

Many Reunion celebrants give in appreciation of their WashU experience. Others give in the spirit of friendly competition with other celebrating classes. All give to support current and future 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. 




All contributions made between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, will count toward your Class Gift, and the total amount of a five-year pledge will be included.





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