Can you believe it’s been 50 years since graduation? Come back to WashU’s beautiful campus May 11-13 and celebrate this wonderful milestone with your classmates.

Featured Events

Commencement weekend 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.

Four members of the Class of 1973 prepare to lead the procession at Commencement in 2023
50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony and Reception
Sunday, May 12
4-8 p.m.

Don cap and gown to participate in a ceremony led by Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and receive your keepsake 50th Reunion medallion.

Class of 1974 Party
Saturday, May 11
6 p.m.

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 evening with friends.

Banquet space at St. Louis Art Museum
50th Reunion Commencement March
Monday, May 13
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lead the procession into the Commencement exercises for the Class of 2024.

  • Members of the Class of 1974 celebrate during their 45th reunion
  • Class of 1974 alums celebrate during their 45th reunion
  • Two members of the Class of 1974 celebrate during their 45th reunion
  • Three members of the Class of 1974 celebrate during their 45th reunion
  • A group of the Class of 1974 alums pose for a photo
  • Members of the Class of 1974 celebrate during their 45th reunion

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 1974 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:

Mary Brantley
AB ’74

Jannis Evans
AB ’74

Karl Grice
AB ’74, MA ’76, MSW ’76

Ruth Schwartz Mayers
AB ’74

Gregory Mixon
LA ’74

Laura Silguero Tolic
BS ’73

Tom Bugnitz
AB ’74, MBA ’74

Deborah Freund
AB ’73

Barbara Krekeler
AB ’74, MHA ’77

Rob Meyer
BS ’74, MS ’76, ScD ’78

Dave Rosetti
BS ’74

Randi Reed Weber
BS ’74, MBA ’75

Alex Carroll (In memory of Rita Wilson Carroll, AB ’74)

Carol Goldman
AB ’73

John Magnani
AB ’74

John Minnick
BS ’74

Barbara Langsam Shuman
AB ’74

Chandria Woodard-Howard
BFA ’74, MAEd ’89

Class memories

Class notes

Rebecca D’Harlingue, AB ’74, MA ’76, penned The Lines Between Us (She Writes Press, 2020), a dual-timeline novel set in 17th-century Spain and Mexico, and in 1992 St. Louis.

Wayne C. Koff, AB ’74, is president and CEO of the Human Vaccines Project, a nonprofit consortium working to decode the human immune system to accelerate development of vaccines and therapies for major global diseases.

Dennis C. Dickerson, MA ’74, MA ’78, authored The African Methodist Episcopal Church: A History (Cambridge University Press, 2020). He is the Reverend James M. Lawson Chair in History and professor of history at Vanderbilt University. 

William Campbell, MArch ’74, retired as a licensed architect/city planner.

Looking back at 1974

Deputy Director of NIH to give commencement address
As Deputy Director for Science, National Institutes of Health, Dr. DeWitt Stetten is one of the top administrators in this nation’s medical research efforts. He also has served as Associate Director in Charge of Research and Chief of the Section on Intermediary Metabolism, National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases.

New bookstore opens in new student center
June 6 was the grand opening of the new Washington University bookstore in the just completed student center building. Moving the stock from the old bookstore, in the basement of Brookings Hall to the new three-level facility in the center proved a formidable task, but somehow it worked.

Top Hangouts
  1. Parkmoor
  2. Coop
  3. Brookings Steps

See who’s coming