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Class of 1969

Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion

May 31–June 1, 2019      

UW campus

We entered the UW as young students, and we left as adults exploring a new world. We entered looking for an education, and we left determined to make our mark.

Our college years shaped who we became and those lessons resonate to this day. Return to campus for a weekend of memories, friends, fun and reflection. We’ll celebrate those exciting days and the Husky legacy that we all share.

With a nod to the Beatles, we invite you to COME TOGETHER…RIGHT NOW…OVER U(W).

Reunion Cocktail Party and Banquet: $100 per person | $90 UWAA Members
Golden Graduates Brunch and Reunion Saturday: $50 per person | $40 UWAA Members

FRIDAY, MAY 31

Historical Photo of the ASUW Shell HouseHistorical ASUW Shell House Tour
ASUW Shell House | 4 p.m.
Built in 1918, the ASUW Shell House is on the National Register of Historic Places. Loyal Huskies recognize its significance as home to the athletes and coaches of Washington Rowing from 1919-1949, including the legendary “Boys in the Boat.” Plans are underway for its restoration.


Argosy Cruise ShipCocktail Party and Class Banquet
Depart from Waterfront Activities Center | 5 p.m.
Cocktail Cruise | 5–6 p.m.
Dinner at Woodmark Hotel
| 6 p.m.
Dessert Cruise | 8 p.m.

Arrive at Waterfront Activities Center | 9 p.m.
$100 per person | $90 UWAA Members
We’ll gather on an Argosy Cruise fleet for a cocktail party and class photo, hear from special guest UW Provost Mark Richards, and then set sail. Dinner will be served at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland. Join us on the cruise or meet us in Kirkland. After dinner, we’ll set sail on a dessert cruise before arriving back at the Waterfront Activities Center. Come adorned in your best Husky festive attire and don’t forget your comfortable shoes!


SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Two Golden Grads at the BrunchGolden Graduates Brunch
HUB North Ballroom | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
$50 per person | $40 UWAA Members
Meet and greet with your fellow 1969 classmates, as well as other alumni that graduated more than 50 years ago. Class of 1969 attendees will receive special recognition as the UW’s newest golden graduates!


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A Journalist’s Perspective on Student Life: ’65 to ’69
HUB Lyceum | 12:30–1:45 p.m.
Remember and reflect on our transformative time on campus at a moderated panel discussion with Elizabeth Becker, ’69, journalist and author; Ray Hallinan, ’69, UW Daily editor and journalist; and Bob Merry, ’68, UW Daily editor, journalist and author. The theme is a discussion of life on and off campus from a journalists’ perspective. Prepare yourself with this look back at 1968 with Bob’s essay in Columns magazine.


Drumheller FountainCampus tour
Depart and return to the HUB | 2–3 p.m.
Explore campus with a walking tour led by a student or with a self-guided tour. The student-led tour will focus on campus today and its evolution since 1968, while the self-guided tour will take you on a walk down memory lane — at your own pace — and include a booklet with map and suggested areas to visit.


Two Women at ReunionClosing Reception and Class Toast
HUB Lyceum | 3–4 p.m.
Join us in raising the glass to old and new friends as we conclude our 50-Year Reunion in style.


Reunion timeline

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Meet your reunion committee

Give back with the Class of 69