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​Celebrating 50 years

Class Color: Gold*

We can't wait to welcome you back to campus, May 16-18, 2019, to celebrate your pinnacle 50th Reunion during Commencement weekend! This Reunion is an extremely special time that we encourage you to participate in.
Your 50th Reunion is a time to reconnect with classmates and relive memories. Whether you still live in St. Louis or have moved away, this Reunion will be like none other. Numerous classmates return to Washington U. to celebrate this milestone event in their lives. You'll have a chance to catch up with friends at 50th Reunion specific gatherings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Register ​today! Please note that advanced registration is suggested for most events and others may require registration through the organization hosting the event. Check out the full events schedule​. We look forward to seeing you in May!

Reconnect with friends and classmates
When asked, "What made you most excited about Reunion at Commencement 2018?" a Class of 1968 alum answered "It was an outstanding event in every respect. My image of Washington University was enhanced and I reconnected with classmates I knew, and met many I didn't."
Once-in-a-lifetime events
The 50th Reunion is centered on two pinnacle events - the Medallion Ceremony and Commencement March.
Hear what past attendees have to say about these special events.

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Medallion Ceremony
The Class of 1969 will don cap and gown for this momentous ceremony led by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Proceed as a class into Graham Chapel, participate in a beautiful ceremony, and receive a keepsake 50th Reunion Medallion. Family members and guests are welcome to join in this special not-to-be missed event for the 50th Reunion.

Commencement March
Experience Commencement once again, but this time you will lead the procession into the Quadrangle and sit on stage! Commencement is an important and moving event in the lives of students, faculty, parents, and alumni. Many past 50th Reunion attendees look back on this event as one of their favorite experiences during Reunion. Family members and guests are welcome to attend and will have special seating during the ceremony.

A special time on campus
Commencement weekend is an extraordinary time on campus. Students and their families celebrate graduation from Washington U. and it is wonderful to be able to experience this occasion again 50 years later. Though the campus has grown and changed, this is still your Washington University.

Journey Back to the Top of the Arch
Gateway Arch National Park has been transformed since your visit during freshman orientation! On Friday evening of Commencement, you will visit the new museum, which features 201 years of history in six themed exhibit areas, while enjoying cocktails and gourmet food stations with your classmates. Of course, no visit to the Arch is complete without a journey to the top! Don’t miss your opportunity to experience this breathtaking monument again and appreciate the best view in St. Louis. Roundtrip transportation from campus will be provided.

50th Reunion Class Party
End the weekend with a bang and enjoy your class party at the beautiful St. Louis Club with cocktails, dinner, and the musical stylings of the renowned Bob Kuban Band on Saturday, May 18 from 6:30 -10 p.m. Take in the views of St. Louis from the 16th floor ballroom while spending the last few hours of this exciting Reunion weekend reminiscing with classmates. Complimentary parking will be available in the garage. 

Support Your Reunion Class Gift!
The 50th Reunion Class Gift includes any and all gifts made to Washington University from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. For more information, visit, call 800-835-3503, or email

In honor of your 50th Reunion, Jay Weiss, AB ’69, MD ’73, has generously established a $500,000 Class of 1969 Reunion Challenge. For more information, go to the Class of 1969 Reunion Challenge​ page.

Class of 1969 Reflections Book
Be sure to submit your entry for the Class of 1969 Reflections Book​ with your favorite campus memories and an update on your life since graduation. Don't miss this chance to reconnect with your friends and relive special memories.

Not sure what to submit or have questions? Contact 50th Reunion Committee Member Elinda Kiss at (215) 962-9071

If you are unable to join the Class of 1969 this spring, please consider participating in your Reunion supporting your Reunion Class Gift or by submitting an entry for the Class of 1969 Reflections Book​.

*Your class color is gold. Look for gold table linens at the Chancellor's Luncheon to find fellow classmates.

50th Reunion Committee

Executive Chairs

​David T. Blasingame
John Crosby
Mary Jo Knaup Crosby
Morton Denlow
Reva Kornfeld Denlow
Mark Edwards
Shirley Juster
Richard Kornblith
David Kromm
Young-Hie Nahm Kromm
Masao Nishi
David A. Peters
Stephanie Riven

Gift Chair

​Sally Silvers

John Eckrich
Chuck Ingene
Thomas Jones
Sylvia Blitz Katzman
Elinda Fishman Kiss
W. Craig Kuhl
Carol Lewis
Thomas Linn
David Littman
Ann Pittroff Miller
Michael Rigden
David Romano
Barbara Mindel Schaffer
Cathy Miller Seeger
David Stevens
Karen Suway Walker




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