Can you believe it’s been 50 years since graduation? Come back to WashU’s beautiful campus and celebrate this wonderful milestone with your classmates.
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.
50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony and Reception
Sunday, May 12
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
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.
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.
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:
AB ’74, MBA ’74
AB ’74, MHA ’77
BS ’74, MS ’76, ScD ’78
Laura Silguero Tolic
Randi Reed Weber
BS ’74, MBA ’75
Ruth Schwartz Mayers
Barbara Langsam Shuman
BFA ’74, MAEd ’89
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.
- Brookings Steps