Alumni | Class Reunions

If you were part of a Houghton class ending in ‘4’ or ‘9’, then 2019 is your reunion year!  We want to help you reconnect with classmates and with your alma mater throughout this year, and we hope that many of you can make it back to campus for your reunion.  You will see below some things you can do in your reunion year to connect with your classmates and your alma mater, even if you can’t make the trip back to campus, as well as information on your reunion here on campus.

We know that some of you will not be able to make it back to campus for these gatherings, but there are still things you can do to celebrate this milestone year with your classmates.

Share updates with the Houghton magazine.

Reunion years are a great time to catch up with classmates, and we would like to help you share your updates with the rest of your class. Your classmates would love to know what you are up to. Send an email to magazine@houghton.edu or use our Alumni Notes Form.

Check your info in the online alumni directory.

Classmates seeking to reconnect during this reunion year may be wanting to contact you.  It may have been a few years since you updated your email address, your employment information, or your family information.  You can see your current information by logging into the alumni directory and logging in or registering for access.  All information is password protected and only available to other Houghton alumni. If you prefer, you can also follow this link to share updates with us and we will make the changes for you. http://www.houghton.edu/alumni/grad-information-update/

Join your class on Facebook.

Facebook is a great tool to communicate with classmates, share photos from your years at Houghton, find out who is coming to the reunion, etc.  If you aren’t in your class group yet, simply send a request to join.  Links to class pages are below. 

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50th reunion (the 50th reunion for the class of 1969 will be held during Commencement Weekend, May 10-12, 2019)

The 50-year reunion is an important milestone for our alumni, and is the most significant reunion at Houghton. The 50th is celebrated during commencement and capitalizes on the excitement of commencement at Houghton. The 50-year reunion features:

  • Significant time to spend with classmates and catch up on the last 50 years
  • Participation in the commencement ceremony as the Golden Highlander Class
  • Class update booklet produced for all who submit their information
  • On-campus housing availability for all class members and spouses
  • Class memorial service
  • Six meals together including the Golden Highlander Banquet, featuring President Mullen
  • Class devotional and prayer time

For more information on the 50-year reunion, please visit the 50 Year Reunion page.

Summer Alumni Weekend

40th, 45th, 55th, 60th and 65th reunions (Classes of 1979, 1974, 1964, 1959, 1954 and all prior classes)

Your reunions will be held during the weekend of June 7-9, 2019.  In order to get the best turn out for every class, we want to help. The Office of Alumni Engagement will help you by:

  • Sending out a letter from you or another class representative encouraging classmates to attend the reunion
  • Providing a class list with contact information so that you can contact friends (also available through the online alumni directory)
  • Providing a schedule of weekend activities, allowing for time to fellowship with your classmates

Housing will be available during this time in campus residences and meals will be provided in campus dining rooms. A draft schedule of activities will be posted at the time registration opens in early spring.  

Please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at alumni@houghton.edu if you would like to help with your reunion.

The 10th reunion (Class of 2009)

The 10th reunion is a special one at Houghton and will be celebrated with a reception just for your class at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 on the second floor of the Kerr-Pegula Athletic Center MVP Suite.  We hope you can join us.

Registration is required for the reception.  Please find a copy of the full homecoming schedule and link to registration at www.houghton.edu/homecoming  

In additiona to class specific events, Homecoming provides a great environment for class members and their families to interact with one another.  Please contact the alumni office at alumni@houghton.edu if you have any questions.


The  25th reunion (Class of 1994) 

The 25th reunion is a special one at Houghton and will be celebrated with a reunion lunch at noon on Saturday, October 5 on the second floor of the Kerr-Pegula Athletic Center MVP Suite.  We hope you can join us.

Registration is required for the reunion lunch. Please find a copy of the full homecoming schedule and link to registration at www.houghton.edu/homecoming

If you have children in high school consider bringing them to campus with you for a special Legacy Visit Day on Friday, October 5.  Registration for this can be found at: http://www.houghton.edu/admission/visiting/upcoming-visit-days/

In addition to the class-specific events, Homecoming weekend provides a great environment for class members and their families to interact with one another.  Please contact the alumni office at alumni@houghton.edu if you have any questions.


5th, 15th, 20th, 30th, and 35th reunions (Classes of 2014, 2004, 1999, 1989, and 1984). 

Reunion gatherings will take place on Saturday, October 5 as part of the homecoming celebration.  

Registration is required for the reunion lunch or dinner. Please find a copy of the full homecoming schedule and link to registration at www.houghton.edu/homecoming

Classes 2004 and 2014 will have reserved seating at the Festival lunch in the Kerr-Pegula Athletic Center.  If you are planning on attending, you would purchase the general Homecoming Weekend Lunch meal ticket.

Classes 1984, 1989, and 1999 will celebrate over dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the South End Dining Hall in the Reinhold Campus Center.  If you are planning on attending, you would purchase the Saturday Reunion Dinner meal ticket.

If you have children in high school, please consider bringing them to campus with you for a special Legacy Visit Day on Friday, October 4.  Registration for this can be found at: http://www.houghton.edu/admission/visiting/upcoming-visit-days/

In addition to the reunion on Saturday, Homecoming weekend provides a great environment for class members and their families to interact with one another.  Please contact the alumni office at alumni@houghton.edu if you have any questions.

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