Alumni | Class Reunions

If you were part of a Houghton class ending in ‘3’ or ‘8’, then 2018 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.

50th reunion

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
  • Service to remember deceased classmates
  • Class devotional and prayer time

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

40th, 45th, 55th, 60th and 65th reunions (Classes of 1978, 1973, 1963, 1958, 1953 and all prior classes)

Your reunions will be held during the weekend of June 8-10, 2018.  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
  • Handling registrations, which will begin on March 1

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.

Summer Alumni Weekend

Reunions for classes other than the 50th are held during the summer (June 8-10, 2018) or over the Homecoming weekend (October 5-6, 2018).

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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The 10th reunion (Class of 2008)

The 10th reunion is a special one at Houghton and will be celebrated with a reception just for your class.  We want to help make this a great time for everyone that can make it.  The Office of Alumni Engagement will help you by:

  • Sending out a letter from you or another class representative encouraging your 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)
  • Reserving a location and handling registrations for designated class reunion times
  • Early registration that will offer class members and families first chance at on-campus housing for the weekend
  • In addition to reunion 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 want to help with your reunion.

The  25th reunion (Class of 1993) 

The 25th reunion is a special one at Houghton and will be celebrated with a special reunion lunch for just your class as part of the homecoming celebration.  We want to help make this a great time for everyone that can make it.  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)
  • Reserving a location and handling registrations for the weekend, including reunion events
  • Providing a special prospective student visit day for children of alumni on Friday, October 5
  • Special access to on-campus housing for class members and families during homecoming weekend
  • Providing a special reunion lunch for 25th reunion class members and their families

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 want to help with your reunion.

5th, 15th, 20th, 30th, and 35th reunions (Classes of 2013, 2003, 1998, 1988, and 1983). 

Reunion gatherings will take place on Saturday, October 6 as part of the homecoming celebration.  We want to help make this a great time for everyone that can make it.  The Office of Alumni Engagement will help you by:

  • Sending out a letter from you or another class representative encouraging them to attend the reunion
  • Providing a class list with contact information so that you can contact friends (also available through the online alumni directory)
  • Reserving a location and handling registrations for the reunion on Saturday, October 6.

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 want to help with your reunion.

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