Golden Reunion

Golden Reunion

Welcome Class of 1965

The ASU Alumni Association invites you to return to Arizona State University for your Golden Reunion on May 11 and 12, 2015.

Experience the 50th anniversary of your college graduation and build memories to be cherished forever!

The Golden Reunion pricing for the two-day event:

ASU Alumni Association members: $75

Nonmembers: $150

Special Deal! Nonmember rate plus one year annual alumni membership: $125

Guests: $75

Or choose a one-day option.

Register today!

For questions regarding reunion, please contact Tonya Gray at or call (480) 965-0093.

Official Hotel Partner

Graduate TempeGraduate Tempe is a proud partner of Golden Reunion – Class of 1965. Be sure to reserve room at Graduate Tempe to receive a discounted rate of $145.00 plus tax per room/ per night of the reunion (check-in: Sunday May 10, 2015, check-out Wednesday May 16, 2015).

The hotel is located across the street from ASU and is within minutes of Mill Avenue. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle and shuttle to and from ASU and/or within a 5-mile radius, and an outdoor swimming pool.

To reserve and secure the discounted rate, call (480) 967-9431 and request the ASU Golden Reunion block. Reservations must be made by April 30, 2015.

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

Schedule of Events

Complimentary on-campus parking is available on both days. Parking details will be sent to all registered attendees prior to reunion. Some tours will require walking/standing.

Complimentary golf cart rides are available to allow everyone to participate. Be sure to indicate if you have any special needs in the registration form.

Sunday, May 10
4:00 p.m. Welcome Reception The Graduate Hotel, 2nd Floor Ballroom
Monday, May 11
11:00 a.m. Reunion Check-in opens Old Main
11:30 a.m. Lunch Carson Ballroom, Old Main
  • Walk back in time - Marshall Trimble '61
  • Classmate Introductions - Give us a 3-minute recap of your life journey since your graduation in 1965.
1:30 p.m. Campus Tour Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4
  • Walk or ride the golf carts to see the newest and most innovative research building at ASU, featuring a state-of-the-art auditorium, lab space, and research from School of Earth and Space Exploration, Biological and Health Systems Engineering, and more.
4:00 p.m. Class of 1965 Dinner Carson Ballroom,
Old Main
5:30 p.m.
Depart for Sun Devil Stadium  
7:30 p.m. Commencement Sun Devil Stadium
  • Take the graduation walk with the more than 15,000 students of the Class of 2015, as you did 50 years ago.
  • Receive VIP seating for the ceremony and a special acknowledgement by University President, Michael M. Crow.
Tuesday, May 12
8:00 a.m. W. P. Carey School of Business Breakfast (Business School alumni only) Call: (480) 965-3978 or email: McCord Hall
8:00 a.m. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Breakfast (CLAS alumni only)
Call: (480) 727-2768 or email:
ASU Karsten Golf Course Clubhouse
8:00 a.m. College of Health Solutions Breakfast
For details and to register:
Call: (602) 496-1238 or email:
Tempe Mission
Palms Hotel and Conference Center
8:00 a.m. College of Nursing & Health Innovation Breakfast
For details and to register:
Call: (602) 496-1238 or email:
Tempe Mission
Palms Hotel and Conference Center
10:30 a.m. Campus Tour Option One: Ed and Nadine Carson Student-Athlete Center
(also known as Intercollegiate Athletics Center or ICA)
  • Tour the Intercollegiate Athletics Center, newly transformed under the leadership of Sun Devil Head Football Coach Todd Graham
  • This state-of-art facility also showcases the rich championship history of the Sun Devil Athletics Programs
10:30 a.m. Campus Tour Option Two: College Avenue Commons Building, Del E. Webb School of Construction  
  • Tour the newest building on campus - College Avenue Commons.
  • Opened in 2014, this architectural wonder, is designed to be a cutting-edge active learning space for our Engineering students.
Noon Lunch Carson Ballroom, Old Main
1:30 p.m. Campus Tour Option One: Biodesign Institute  
  • Visit the Biodesign Institute to learn about new research to improve health, protect lives and sustain our planet.
  • Meet a scientist to understand how discoveries at ASU can have an impact in creating a healthier and safer world.
1:30 p.m. Campus Tour Option Two: Manzanita Hall, residence community for College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  
  • Originally built and opened in 1965, the newly renovated Manzanita Hall reopened in fall 2013.
  • The tour highlights the living quarters of today's Arizona State students including the two-story lounges, fitness center, and study and entertainment spaces.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Golden Grad Open House
(Teacher's College alumni only)
Call: (480) 965-9163 or email:
Farmer Education Bldg.
2:30 p.m. Free Time  
4:30 p.m. Golden Graduate Reception Old Main, Carson Ballroom
  • This event is open to all Golden Graduate classes from 1934 to 1964.
  • 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 Old Main Lawn
  • Experience the glorious Golden Circle induction ceremony, a tradition which dates back to the 1960's.
  • Participate in a breath-taking candle-lighting ceremony that acknowledges your place in ASU's history.
  • With the backdrop of Old Main, Class of 1965 will receive their Golden Graduate certificate and pin.