ASU Golden Reunion

Golden Reunion

Celebrating your 50 years as a Sun Devil graduate

Welcome back, class of 1974

ASU’s Golden Reunion is a time-honored university tradition that recognizes Sun Devil graduates from 50 years ago. In May of 2024, we’re proud to welcome the class of 1974 back to the Tempe campus for their reunion celebration.

Register for your Golden Reunion

Book your hotel stay now at the Alumni Association's partner hotel, Hyatt Place Tempe/Phoenix/University. Located just across the street from Desert Financial Arena, receive a discounted rate as a Golden Graduate when you stay May 5-8, 2024. Book online here or call 888-591-1234 and mention the group code G-GOLD.

Reunion Pricing:
  • Golden Graduate One Day - $140

  • Golden Graduate Two Day - $200

  • Guest One Day - $125

  • Guest Two Day - $185

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Are you a guest of a Golden Graduate or former inductee of the Golden Circle (class of 1973 and prior)?

Join us as we celebrate the class of 1974’s induction into the Golden Circle, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Please RSVP by May 1 by calling the ASU Alumni Association at 480-965-2586 or register online below!

RSVP for the Golden Circle


Schedule of events

Sunday, May 5 (optional) 

4 p.m. - Welcome back reception -  hosted by the Golden Reunion outreach committee

Reunite with friends and classmates and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres while connecting with former classmates. Donations to help put this event on are welcome! 

Monday, May 6

8:30 a.m. - Reunion check-in at Old Main 

Park at the Fulton Center parking structure and head to Old Main, where we will kick off the Golden Reunion festivities.

9 a.m. - Kickoff breakfast at Old Main

Reconnect with former classmates and relive memorable moments together before receiving welcome remarks from the ASU Alumni Association and a brief overview of the changes at ASU over the past 50 years.

11 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 p.m. - Lunch at the Memorial Union

Join your classmates with a casual lunch at the center of campus. Spend time at the Memorial Union or wander over to the Sun Devil Campus Store to pick up some new Sun Devil gear.

2 p.m. - Tour of the School of Earth and 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. A multiuse complex, ISTB4 provides flexible laboratories with adjoining workspaces for a number of ASU research programs and environmental engineering and energy research initiatives.

3:30 p.m. - Transportation to Mountain America Stadium

4 p.m. - Student Panel

Hear from current student leaders about what it means to go to ASU in 2024, including favorite memories and a time for Q&A.

5 p.m. - Dinner and robing for Commencement at Hobbs Club

Receive welcome remarks from Christine K. Wilkinson, ‘66 BAE, ‘76 PhD, President and CEO, ASU Alumni Association before enjoying a special dinner at Mountain America Stadium. Then, put on your golden robe for the Commencement ceremony. Veterans will receive a special thank you and commemorative stole from the Pat Tillman Veteran Center at ASU. 

7:30 p.m. - Undergraduate Commencement at Mountain America Stadium

Join the opening procession, along with 15,000 students representing ASU’s Class of 2024 during the 2024 Commencement ceremony on the field at Mountain America Stadium. Enjoy VIP seating for the ceremonies and a special acknowledgment by ASU President Michael M. Crow.

Tuesday, May 7

Choose your own adventure during the breakout sessions on Tuesday. You will be able to select one of the tour options below during each of the session times:

9:30 a.m. - Check-in at Old Main

10 a.m. - Breakout Session 1 (Select One): 

  • Sun Devil Fitness Complex*

  • Tooker House**

11:30 a.m. - Lunch at Carson Ballroom in Old Main 

Return to Old Main to enjoy lunch with fellow classmates and hear from players from the 1971-1973 Fiesta Bowl champion teams.

1:30 p.m.- Breakout Session 2 (Select One) 

  • Tooker House**

  • Dreamscape Learn***

3 p.m. - Breakout Session 3 (Select One) 

  • Sun Devil Fitness Complex*

  • Dreamscape Learn***

4:30 p.m. - Golden Graduation 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. Open to graduates and your friends.

6 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 1974 will be joined by honorees from the graduating Class of 2024. The event concludes with a class photo on the steps of Old Main.


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. Tooker House offers living and learning settings immersed in an engineering education environment.

Option 3: Dreamscape Learn***

Dreamscape Learn is a collaborative venture between Dreamscape Immersive and ASU, merging the most advanced teaching methods with the entertainment industry’s best emotional storytelling. Experience a virtual reality classroom environment during this session. Space is limited.

Look back at Golden Reunion 2023

Looking forward to your 50 year reunion? Get excited and take a look at all the fun the Class of 1973 had last May.


[I] didn’t realize how special going through the events of the reunion, especially walking into the stadium between all the current graduates, would be… As I walked down the aisle between them, I felt reenergized by their enthusiasm.  It totally recharged me!

Victor Rubalcaba, class of 1958