Celebrate

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 1999 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 1999 Party

Join the Class of 1999 at the Maryland House by Brennan’s located in historic Central West End. Through the years, Maryland House won numerous local awards, including Best Bar, Best Lounge, Best Place for A Nightcap, Best Place to Lose Yourself in Time, and more. Throughout the evening you’ll be able to share memories of your days spent at WashU with your classmates while enjoying dinner, drinks, music, and great conversation.

Room at the Maryland House

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 1999 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:

Cheryl Banashek
BSBA ’99

Shilpa Hosler
AB ’99

Jolie Fernbach Kalvaria
AB ’99

Stacy Blumenthal Leff
AB ’99

Jill Smokler
BFA ’99

Khara Coleman
AB ’99 JD ’03

Daniel Hwang
BS ’00

Pamela Kesner
AB ’99

Christopher Lin
AB ’99

Adam Stoltz
AB ’99

Sanjay Gosalia
BS ’99 MEM ’02

Karen Jaffee Kalan
BSBA ’99

Julie Schwartz Kopel
BSBA ’99

Mike Perlmutter
BS ’00 MBA ’00

Class memories

Class notes

Laurie Phillips, PMBA ’99, MSW ’09, in February, was named executive director at House Everyone STL, a nonprofit working to end homelessness in St. Louis.

Dennis Fish, AB ’99, joined the U.S. Mint in June as the chief equity officer.

Jennifer Zimmerman, MSW ’99, was promoted to vice president of evaluation and impact at bi3, Bethesda, Inc.’s grantmaking initiative to transform health in Greater Cincinnati.

Looking back at 1999

Danforth to give commencement address
William H. Danforth, who is stepping down as chair of the University’s Board of Trustees June 30, will deliver the annual address.

‘Malcolm X’ creator Spike Lee on campus
Filmmaker Spike Lee will deliver a lecture and commentary as part of the Assembly Series.

University wins prized HHMI grant
Jon Bernat, Jr., a senior in arts and sciences, is a Howard hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) fellow and has been conducting research at the university since the summer before his freshman year through the recently re-funded HHMI undergraduate grants program.

W.I.L.D. performers

Fall 1998 – King Floyd
Spring 1999 – They Might Be Giants

Top 5 songs (Billboard)
  1. Believe – Cher
  2. No Scrubs – TLC
  3. Angel of Mine – Monica
  4. Heartbreak Hotel – Whitney Houston
  5. …Bay One More Time – Britney Spears
Top 5 movies (worldwide box office)
  1. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menance
  2. The Sixth Sense
  3. Toy Story 2
  4. The Matrix
  5. Tarzan

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.