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45th Reunion

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Look Who’s Coming

Curious about who is returning to the Farm for Reunion Homecoming? Check below for a list of classmates who have already registered to attend.

Class of ’78 Events

Welcome Lunch

Thursday, October 19, 2023
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Location: Class Headquarters, Encina Hall, front lawn

The 15th-60th reunion classes and Cardinal Society will kickoff off our celebration with fellow alumni at their Class Headquarters; the gathering spot for the weekend! Enjoy a full, alfresco buffet lunch and non-alcoholic drinks (a cash bar is available outside Ford Center).

Class Lunch

Friday, October 20, 2023
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Location: Class Headquarters, Encina Hall, front lawn

After an action-packed morning, it's time to pull up a chair and relax with good food and great friends. Join your classmates for a delicious buffet lunch and non-alcoholic drinks at your Class Headquarters. Cocktails, beer and wine are available for purchase.

Class Panel

Friday, October 20, 2023
1:15–2:45 p.m.

Location: TBD

The book blurb for Richard Rohr’s insightful Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, reads as follows:  

“In the first half of life, we are naturally and rightly preoccupied with establishing our identity—climbing, achieving, and performing. But those concerns will not serve us as we grow older and begin to embark on a further journey, one that involves challenges, mistakes, loss of control, broader horizons, and necessary suffering that shocks us out of our prior comfort zone. Eventually, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way.”  

With this framing in mind, our 45th reunion class panelists will be asked to share their thoughts about their personal journeys. As for many of us, the existential questions that we wrestled with as Stanford undergraduates may seem freshly relevant at this stage of their lives:   

Who am I now? Who are others to me? What am I to do in this world?  

Join us in considering your own journey! What feels important to you now? What do you know about yourself now that you didn’t during the first half of your life? What’s left for you to explore? 

Gathering for Alumni Experiencing Loss

Friday, October 20, 2023
3:00–4:00 p.m.

Location: TBD

Reunion is a time for connecting and celebrating milestones, but milestones can be especially hard when you attend that celebration without your “plus one” by your side or while privately carrying with you the loss of someone you love. Additionally, connection should not be reserved for good news and accomplishments. If you are facing the death of an important person in your life, you are not alone. Cultures around the world and through history gather together (with food!) to console, grieve and mourn when someone has died. Gather in community with alums from all years who have lost a significant person. Donnovan Somera Yisrael, ‘89 of Well-Being at Stanford and Jaymie Byron of Kara (a grief organization in Palo Alto) will help us to deepen our understanding of grief and our individual grief journeys, followed by Q&A. After the official end of the session, stay around to mingle with other mourners over a cup of coffee/tea and something sweet to cut the bitterness of loss.

Class Party

Friday, October 20, 2023
7:00–11:00 p.m.

Location: Sharon Heights Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park

Join old friends and new for an evening at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park. Celebrate and reminisce about your time on the Farm while enjoying plentiful food, drinks, and music of your era while talking into the night.


Saturday, October 21, 2023
Tailgate time TBD - Announced by Oct 10

Location: Class Headquarters, Encina Hall, front lawn

Enjoy all-you-can-eat tailgate fare, a hosted bar, and fun and festivities with your classmates. Find that special group of friends you most want to see from your days on the Farm and get ready to cheer on the Cardinal. It’s All Right Now!

Your 45th Reunion Committee

The list of Class of ’78 volunteers who are contributing their time and creativity to reunite your class.

Planning a Mini-Reunion?

Find helpful tips and resources below.

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Cheer on the Cardinal as they take on the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, October 21 (kickoff TBD).

Class of '78 seating, shown in Section 120 on the seating map, offers a premium view of the gridiron action. Accessible seating is available above Red Zone sections 102 and 103. Don’t miss out on savings of up to $15 per ticket when you book early.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with outreach questions, feedback, or suggestions.

Stefany Rodriguez

45th Reunion Registration Assistant
Stanford Alumni Association