Class gift records were set for 55th, 40th, 25th, 15th, and 5th reunions. The Class of 1980 shattered the existing reunion giving record (set by the Class of 1979) with a gift total of $2.6 million.Nearly 4,000 alumni and family members came back to campus for a dazzling reunion weekend in April. Attendance was 40 percent higher than five years ago, when these classes last held reunions. Here's a roundup of attendance: Class of 1945, 15 attending; Class of 1950, 33; Class of 1955, 218; Class of 1960, 119; Class of 1965, 117; Class of 1970, 156; Class of 1975, 242; Class of 1980, 511 (a record for 25th reunions); Class of 1985, 669 (a record for 20th reunions); Class of 1990, 405; Class of 1995, 671; and Class of 2000, 696, largest 5th reunion ever.
The Half-Century Club, for alumni who have celebrated their 50th reunion, holds its reunion each fall, and will gather on campus during Homecoming, September 30 through October 2.