Reunion at Thurtene Carnival will be packed with events on campus and around St. Louis, but there are a few signature Reunion experiences you won’t want to miss, like the Welcome Back Party, the Alumni BBQ on the East End of Danforth Campus, and your Class of 2009 Party! We’re busy working on a full schedule, so check back in early 2024 to read about all of the receptions, tours, and events we have planned. See a list of those planning to attend.

Class of 2009 Party

Have a night filled with laughs and good friends with the class of 2019 at your 15th reunion class party at Work and Leisure. This non-traditional event space, located in trendy Midtown, is a 5,000 sq. ft. venue that offers bocce ball and shuffleboard —along with a DJ booth—in an industrial-style space. Enjoy an open bar with delicious cocktails, gourmet food stations, and fun photo opportunities.

black and white shot of the interior of Work & Leisure

Reunion class gift

At WashU, we believe in the power of tradition, community, and the transformative impact of education. Your reunion year is not only an opportunity to reconnect with old friends but also a chance to make a meaningful contribution to the institution that played a significant role in shaping your journey.

Be a part of the time-honored tradition of giving back through your reunion class gift. Regardless of the size of your contribution, every gift makes an impact on the university, its students, and the larger community.

Class of 2009 reunion committee

Want to help plan Reunion and make sure it’s a huge success? Join your Reunion Committee! Check out this list of classmates who have already signed up:

Yewande Alimi
BS ’09

Stephanie DiFazio
AB ’09

Allison Rinaldi
BFA ’09

Charles Stewart
BSBA ’09

Sue Ann Arbogast-Huang
BSBA ’09

Aaron Hutcherson
BS ’09 MS ’09

Ariela Shandling
AB ’09

Harrison Suarez
AB ’09

Clell Chatman
BS ’09 BS ’09

Yogitha Potini
AB ’09

Karl Skare
AB ’09

Class memories

Class notes

Kate (Lincoff) Lewis, JD ’09, who practices family law in Denver, recently completed the Leadville 100 Mile endurance race and the Crested Butte 55. 

Jillian L. (Strominger) Schumacher, AB ’09, was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston.

Fiona Turett, BS ’09,was selected as one of four flight directors for NASA.

Looking back at 2009

Wendy Kopp, CEO and founder of Teach for America, delivers commencement address
“Wendy Kopp is an inspiring person who represents a role model for our students who themselves have the ability and creativity to make a positive difference in the world,” said Chancellor Mark Wrighton.

Dance all night
Seniors Emily Rubenstein and Jamie Hanley, members of the Delta Gamma sorority, lead the “morale dance” during the Dance Marathon. More than 700 dancers participated in the 12-hour annual event, helping to raise more than $131,100 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis.

Three major gifts enhance new Danforth University Center
The William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth University Center opened its doors to the Washington University community. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of several donors, the new building features three premier spaces.

W.I.L.D. performers

Spring 2009 – The Black Keys
Fall 2008 – Talib Kweli

Top hangouts
  1. Kayak’s Coffee
  2. Fraternity houses
  3. Blueberry Hill
  4. U. City Grill
  5. Whispers Café
  6. Morgan Street on Thursday night
  7. Humphrey’s on Wednesday night
  8. The Loop

Planning to attend

Search for classmates who are planning to come back for WashU Reunion at Thurtene Carnival, April 19-21, 2024. Enter your class year in the search bar below to see who plans to attend from your class.