ASU Golden Reunion

Golden Reunion

Celebrating your 50 years as a Sun Devil graduate

Class of 1973

ASU’s Golden Reunion is a time-honored university tradition that recognizes Sun Devil graduates from 50 years ago. In May of 2023, we’re proud to welcome the class of 1973 back to the Tempe campus for their reunion celebration. 

Save the date! The ASU Alumni Association invites graduates to return to your alma mater May 7-9, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona. You’ll be recognized alongside ASU’s newest graduates and participate in a special ceremony centered around you — among other activities.

Golden Graduates:
Cost of Two Day Registration: $185
Cost of One Day Registration: $125

Guest Registration:
Cost of Two Day Registration: $175
Cost of One Day Registration: $115

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Sponsor your reception

The ASU Alumni Association wants to invite our Golden Grads to help sponsor the Welcome Back Reception on Sunday, May 7. The reception will be hosted by the Golden Reunion Outreach Committee, and the donations and sponsorships you contribute will be applied to room costs, food and decorations. 

Each individual sponsor will be recognized and thanked during the Golden Reunion.


Contribute today


Hotel partner

The ASU Alumni Association is excited to partner with the brand new Omni Hotel opening up in Downtown Tempe! Be among the first to stay at this beautiful hotel, located just down the street from Old Main. Our Golden Grads can enjoy a special rate of $229/night (+ tax) by booking at the link below or calling 602-794-8600 (be sure to mention ASU Golden Reunion to receive the discounted rate).

Be sure to book before Friday, April 14 to ensure this special price!


Book today

Class of 1973 Schedule of Events


Sunday, May 7

4:00 p.m.—(optional) Welcome Back Reception. Join the Class of 1973 Golden Reunion outreach committee at the unofficial start of your reunion! Reunite with friends and classmates and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres while connecting with former classmates.

Welcome Reception
Sunday, May 7th

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Library Rules Bar
Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU

7 East University Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281

Valet parking is complimentary for guests who will be driving in for the reception. The valet entrance is located on the west side of the building off of Mill Avenue

Golden Reunion

Monday, May 8

8:30 a.m.—Reunion Check-In at Old Main

9:00 a.m.—Kickoff Breakfast at Old Main. Reconnect with former classmates and relive memorable moments together. Receive welcome remarks from Christine K. Wilkinson, president and CEO of the ASU Alumni Association.

11:00 a.m.—Tour of Hayden Library. Enjoy a tour of one of ASU’s most popular campus spots: the Hayden Library. Originally built in 1966, this library acted as a popular study spot for students for over 50 years - come see how it’s been reinvented for the 21st century!

12:00 p.m.—Lunch at the Memorial Union

Golden Reunion

1:30 p.m.—Tour of the School of Earth & Space Exploration. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the many innovative research buildings at ASU —the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 — featuring a state-of-the-art auditorium, lab space, the 3D Marston Theater and out-of-this-world research.

2:30 p.m.—Campus Tour via Coach Bus

5:00 p.m.—Dinner & robing for Commencement at Hobbs Club. Enjoy a special dinner at Sun Devil Stadium before putting on your golden robe for the Commencement ceremony.

7:30 p.m—Undergraduate commencement at Sun Devil Stadium. Participate in ASU’s 2023 Commencement ceremonies on the field at Sun Devil Stadium. Join the opening procession along with 15,000 students representing ASU’s remarkable Class of 2023. Enjoy VIP seating for the ceremonies and a special acknowledgment by ASU President Michael M. Crow.


Additional Academic College Opportunities

In addition to the itinerary above, each Golden Graduate will have the opportunity to connect with their academic college. See below for opportunities. For questions, please email


Point of Contact: Theresa Shaw,
Date: Tuesday, May 9
Time: 8:30-10 a.m.
Location: McCord Hall
RSVP Method: Eventbrite


Point of Contact: Devin Dye,
Date: Wednesday, May 10
Time: 8:30-10 a.m.
Location: University Club, Traditions Room
RSVP Method: Email

Tuesday, May 9

10:30 a.m.—Breakout Session A. Choose one tour to experience in the morning and one to experience in the afternoon.

  • Option 1: Sun Devil Fitness Complex. Not your average gym! Covering over 110,000 square feet, ASU’s state of the art fitness facility is where current Sun Devils come to work out, play team sports, and relieve stress after class.
  • Option 2: Tooker House. The high-tech, innovative Tooker House is home to the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering residential community of students. Opened in 2017, this community is built on the site of the earlier Palo Verde Main.
  • Option 3: Student Panel. Hear from our current students about what it means to go to ASU in 2023, including favorite memories and more!

12:00 p.m.— Lunch buffet meal at Carson Ballroom in Old Main. Return to Old Main to enjoy lunch with fellow classmates and other special guests!

Golden Reunion

2:00 p.m.—Breakout Session B. Choose one of the three tour options to experience in the afternoon.

4:30 p.m.Golden Circle Reception at Carson Ballroom in Old Main. Mingle and reminisce on your 50th anniversary experience as you enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar is available.

6:00 p.m.— Golden Circle Induction Ceremony on Old Main Lawn. The glorious Golden Circle induction ceremony is a tradition that dates back to the 1960s. This iconic candle-lighting ceremony acknowledges your place in ASU’s long and storied history. The Class of 1973 will be joined by honorees from the graduating Class of 2023.

Guests who have not registered for Golden Reunion but would like to attend the Golden Circle can register at Old Main




















Point of Contact: Jennifer Williams
Date: Tuesday, May 9
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Location: Generator Labs
RSVP Method: Eventbrite

Fine Arts: 

Point of contact: Wendi Maroney,
Date: Tuesday, May 9
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Location: Design South Gallery
RSVP Method: Email 
(Additional o
ption to participate in convocation May 10, 8-11 a.m.)


Point of Contact: Angela Haskovec,
Date: Tuesday, May 9
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Location: Grace Center in Nursing Education, Mercado Room A 120
RSVP Method: