Celebrate

We invite all undergraduate alumni that have celebrated their 50th reunion back to campus for Reunion at Commencement May 11-13, 2024. While the traditional milestone reunions (55th, 60th, 65th, 70th, 75th, and 80th) are still celebrated, Reunion at Commencement also provides the opportunity for all alumni to come together from all classes to celebrate our WashU community.

Registration is now closed. You can register on-site at any signature event.

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.

Golden Bear Gathering
Saturday, may 11
4:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening reconnecting with classmates while taking a bus tour Forest Park with See STL to hear the history and stories surrounding some of the famous sites, and then enjoy dinner at Guido’s restaurant on The Hill. This casual evening is open to alumni celebrating their 55th to 75th reunions and includes the tour, along with dinner and cocktails.

exterior shot of Spink building with roses in front
Golden Bear Gala
sunday, may 12
6:30 p.m.

Join fellow Golden Bear Reunion celebrants for a gala at the beautiful Spink Pavillion. The majestic stone gatehouse was built in 1859 to serve as the main entrance to Missouri Botanical Garden. It has since been restored into a beautiful event space that sits on the main plaza overlooking large reflection pools surrounded by the garden. Enjoy cocktails and dinner, along with dancing, while mingling and catching up with old friends.

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.

Golden Bear – Classes of 1969-1949 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:

Mark Edwards
AB ’69

John Hundley
BSBA ’64

Elinda Fishman Kiss
AB ’69

Young-Hie Nahm Kromm
AB ’70 MArch ’71

William Robinson
BSBA ’59

Nancy Early Wagoner
AB ’64

Joan Blumenthal Grossmann
AB ’54

Chuck Ingene
AB ’69

Alan Kretchmar
AB ’69

David Littman
AB ’69 MA ’69 MAEd ’72 JD ’77

Sally Kopolow Silvers
AB ’69

Richard Hughes
AB ’59

Shirley Simpson Juster
AB ’69

David Kromm
AB ’70 MArch ’71

Walter May
BS ’54

Marilyn Swedarsky
AB ’69

Class memories

Class notes

(John) Roger Nelson, AB ’49, MD ’53, penned A Harrowing Journey (Fox Ridge Publishing, July 2022), offering readers a new perspective on the first five books of the Bible.

Edward P. Ortleb, MA ’59, MA ’63, who for 30 years was the science supervisor for the St. Louis Public Schools, was tapped by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) for its highest honor, the Robert H. Carleton Award.

Charlotte McDaniel, AB ’65, received the coveted Fulbright Association Award for Outstanding Chapter Leader at the organization’s 2022 annual conference in Bethesda, Md.

Marilyn Levin Brown, AB ’62, is an artist and author whose 18th book was published in 2022.

Jack Sanders, BS ’61, was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame for his volunteer activities after retirement from active military service.

Anna Katherine “Kay” Behrensmeyer, AB ’67, a senior research geologist and curator of vertebrate paleontology in the Department of Paleobiology of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, was elected to the American Philosophical Society.

Looking back

Top On-Campus Hangouts
  1. Sigma Nu House
  2. Graham Chapel (Wednesday lectures)
  3. Wall by the library
  4. Kappa Sig House
  5. SAE House
  6. Quad Shop
  7. Student Activity Center
TOP OFF-Campus Hangouts
  1. Santoro’s
  2. Lake Forest Bakery Shop

See who’s coming

Search for classmates who are attending WashU Reunion at Commencement, May 11-13, 2024. Enter your class year in the search bar below to see who is attending from your class.