Golden Reunion











Class of 1969: Welcome back to ASU for your Golden Reunion! Return to your alma mater for the perfect chance to reunite with classmates and campus landmarks from 50 years ago. Join us for a special, all-about-you two-day celebration, May 6 and 7, during ASU Commencement 2019.

Among the many highlights during your return to Tempe:

  • Campus tours: Relive the past, experience the present, celebrate the future. Campus tours designed to reignite memories, share our advancement and get a glimpse of the future of ASU. No doubt, you’ll see why ASU is the country’s “Most Innovative School” — four years in a row! (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Exclusive receptions and gatherings with distinguished guest speakers on topical subjects and university research and innovation.
  • University commencement: Participate in the grand entrance and recognition of 2019 graduates at Sun Devil Stadium on Frank Kush Field. You and fellow Golden Graduates will be recognized by ASU President Michael M. Crow during the ceremonies that will be witnessed by as many as 30,000 university guests. 
  • Golden Circle Induction Ceremony and candle lighting ceremony: Cap your return to ASU with ceremonies recognizing your milestone anniversary and honoring your role in the university’s growth and international reputation.


Register here


Sunday, May 5 (optional)

4 p.m.          Welcome back reception at The Graduate Tempe. Hosted by the Golden Reunion outreach committee 

Monday, May 6
Schedule of events:

11 a.m.          Golden Reunion check-in and lunch at Old Main

1 p.m.            Hop-on, hop-off Tempe campus tours and free time

4 p.m.            Class of 1969 dinner, Hobbs Club, Sun Devil Stadium

5:30 p.m.       Depart for Sun Devil Stadium and participation in commencement ceremonies                          

7:30 p.m.       Golden Graduate participation and undergraduate commencement at Sun Devil Stadium

Tuesday, May 7
Schedule of events:

8–10 a.m.    Breakfast with your college/school

10 a.m.        Reconvene at Old Main

10:30 a.m.   Morning Tempe campus tour

12 p.m.        Lunch

1:30 p.m.    Afternoon Tempe campus tour 

2:30–4:30 p.m. Free time to self-explore Tempe campus, community

4:30 p.m.    Golden Graduate reception 

6 p.m.      Golden Circle Induction Ceremony    

Graduate Tempe is a proud partner of Golden Reunion – Class of 1969. The hotel is offering a discount room rate of $99 plus tax per night for reunion attendees (rate good from check-in on Sunday, May 5, 2019, through check-out on Friday, May 10, 2019). The property is located across the street from Arizona State University campus and within minutes of Mill Avenue. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle and free shuttle to and from ASU and/or within a 3-mile radius, and an outdoor heated swimming pool. Overnight parking is complimentary. To book your reservation online and secure the discount rate, visit or call 480-967-9431 and request the ASU Alumni 2019 Golden Reunion event rate.

All reservations must be made by May 2, 2019.

Please note: The ASU Alumni Association is not providing hotel accommodations or transportation to and from the hotels

Sunday, May 5 (optional)

4 p.m.          Welcome back reception at The Graduate Tempe. Hosted by the Golden Reunion outreach committee 

Monday, May 6

11 a.m.       Arrive on Tempe campus at the Stadium Parking Garage. You will be met by an ASU Alumni volunteer team member. Golf cart ride to Old Main to begin your two-day reunion

11:30 a.m.    Reunion check-in and lunch (buffet meal) Carson Ballroom, Old Main. Welcome remarks by Christine K. Wilkinson, ’66 BAE, ’76 PhD, President and CEO, ASU Alumni Association; Senior Vice President and Secretary of the University; Managing Director, Trustees of ASU

1 p.m.            Hop-on, hop-off campus tours and free time

4 p.m.            Class of 1969 dinner, Hobbs Club, Sun Devil Stadium

4:30 p.m.       Depart for Sun Devil Stadium and robing for commencement   

7:30 p.m.        Commencement at Sun Devil Stadium. The grand finale of your first day is participation in ASU’s 2019 commencement ceremonies on Frank Kush Field at Sun Devil Stadium.

Tuesday, May 7

8–10 a.m.   Breakfast with your college/school

10 a.m.       Reconvene at Old Main

10:30 a.m.  Morning Tempe campus tour
                   Option No. 1: Ed and Nadine Carson Student-Athlete Center (also known as Intercollegiate Athletics Center or ICA)
                   Option No. 2: Tooker House
12 p.m.       Lunch (buffet meal) Carson Ballroom, Old Main. Return to Old Main to enjoy lunch with fellow classmates and other special guests!

1:30 p.m.   Afternoon campus tour 
                  Option No. 1: Biodesign Institute
                  Option No. 2: School of Earth and Space Exploration

2:30–4:30 p.m. Free time to explore the historic Tempe campus, relax in our hospitality rooms or visit the Sun Devil campus store. You may wish to tour the ASU Symphonic Carillon, a gift to ASU from the Class of 1966. Play the carillon and receive a special commemorative certificate!

4:30 p.m.    Golden Graduate reception: Carson Ballroom, Old Main. This event is open to all Golden Graduate classes from 1930 to 1969..

6 p.m.      Golden Circle Induction Ceremony, Old Main Lawn  

Contact: Michele Huffman,, 480-965-5074