• May 17, 2019–May 18, 2019
  • On Campus
  • Per event

Save the date! The Class of 1969 will be celebrating its 50-year reunion with the current graduating class during Commencement weekend!

Commencement Weekend

Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18

Please join us in celebrating the 50-Year Reunion of the Class of 1969 during Commencement weekend. There will be a special anniversary medallion presentation, recognition of our class at Commencement, as well as special activities planned especially for us.

There are a very limited number of hotel rooms available at the Prince Center. Those who call (616-526-7200) may request a room under the 50-year reunion block on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to see a list of other hotels in the area.

Schedule for the weekend

Friday, May 17

  • 9 a.m. Registration, meet and greet (Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex)
  • 10 a.m. Tour of Knollcrest Campus
  • 12 p.m. Buffet luncheon (Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex Outdoor Patio)
  • 2-4 p.m. Franklin Campus tour (bus leaves from Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex circle drive)
  • 1-5 p.m. Dice Mineralogical Museum open (North Hall)
  • 1-5 p.m. Ecosystem Preserve open (East Campus)
  • 1-5 p.m. Reunion reception for conversation, relaxation, refreshments, and late-60's music (Fish House, Johnny's Cafe)
  • 5:30 p.m. Reception/Social hour (Prince Conference Center)
  • 6:30 p.m. Reunion banquet (Prince Conference Center)

Saturday, May 18

  • 9 a.m. Coffee and robe distribution (Chapel narthex)
  • 10:45 a.m. Medallion ceremony instructions (Chapel)
  • 11 a.m. Classmate-led Chapel service, medallion ceremony, class photo (Chapel)
  • 12 p.m. Lunch (Chapel undercroft)
  • 1 p.m. Commencement shuttle (Chapel South entrance)
  • 2 p.m. 2019 Commencement ceremony (Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex)
  • 4 p.m. Shuttle back to Chapel, robe return (Chapel narthex)
  • Informal dinner event at restaurant TBD (downtown Grand Rapids)

Reunion Committee Members (click on their name to email them)

Larry Gerbens
Andy DeVries
David and Grace Kreulen
Dirk and Sharon Pegman



Contact alumni@calvin.edu or (616) 526-6142.


Please register by Friday, May 10, 2019.


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