Golden Reunion











Class of 1970: 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 11 and 12, during ASU Commencement 2020.

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” — five 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 2020 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 10 (optional)

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

Monday, May 11
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 1970 dinner

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 12
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

Contact: Michele Huffman,, 480-965-5074