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  • May 3, 2024

We invite all members of the Class of 1974 to celebrate with the current graduating class during Commencement!

We are excited to welcome you back to campus—to reconnect, to remember, and to celebrate. Join us for tours, lectures, meals, a medallion service and this year's commencement.

See who else is coming!

Schedule


Friday, May 3

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. - Campus Tours (various)
12:30–1:30 p.m. - Registration & Reception (Covenant Fine Arts Center West Lobby)
1:30–3:00 p.m. - Calvin Then & Now (Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall)
3:00–4:00 p.m. - Campus Tours (including School of Business, Dice Mineralogical Museum, and the Football Offices & Soccer Field)
4:00–5:00 p.m. - Campus Worship with Pastor Mary and Class of 2024 graduates (Chapel)
5:00–6:00 p.m. - Pre-dinner Reception with the Class of 1974 (Prince Conference Center)
6:00–8:00 p.m. - Dinner with the Class of 1974 (Prince Conference Center)

Saturday, May 4

11:00–11:45 a.m. - Worship Service & Medallion Ceremony (Chapel)
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. - Class Photo & Box Lunch (Chapel Patio & Undercroft)
12:45 p.m. - Head to Van Noord Arena for Commencement
2:00–4:00 p.m. - Commencement ceremony (Van Noord Arena)

Call for photos and stories

Your reunion planning team is looking for photos and memories from 1970-1974! Please send photos (with one-sentence description) to alumni@calvin.edu for the dinner slideshow, and also send your favorite memories (a few sentences or paragraph) to alumni@calvin.edu for the emcee to consider to set up the story-telling time.

Cost

Registration is $70 per participant. We want to ensure that all those who desire to attend the reunion are able to participate! If this cost would prohibit you from attending the reunion, please reach out to alumni@calvin.edu so we can work with you on appropriate arrangements.

Medallion Ceremony

What is the Medallion Ceremony? Think of it as a Commencement re-enactment of sorts. Immediately following the worship service, members of the class will line up. Each person's name will be read by alumni director Jeff Haverdink, and as you walk across the front of the chapel, you'll be presented with a keepsake Calvin University 50-year Reunion medallion by a member of the Alumni Association Board. Class members will wear these medallions for the class photo and when recognized in the Class of 2024's Commencement Ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

Contact

Email alumni@calvin.edu or call (616) 526-6142 with questions.

Registration

Please register by Friday, April 26, 2024.

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