Our new 50th Reunion Program is expanding how this milestone event is viewed, so it is not just about one wonderful weekend but instead a series of opportunities over a preceding three year period to renew friendships, strengthen connections with the College, share stories and join together with the highest degree of participation to leave a legacy at Kenyon all the while maintaining important traditions.
We hope you will start making plans now to join us in Gambier for your 50th.
During the fall of 2020, a group of alumni came together as the steering committee for the 50th Reunion Program to work with staff to articulate a new vision for this signature program.
By partnering on 50th reunion planning to create unique, class-specific events, alumni and College staff create experiences that your classmates will find fun, meaningful and personalized ways to reconnect.
Each May, the 50th Reunion Class gathers on the Hill to celebrate, renew acquaintances and make new friends. This traditional event begins on Thursday with a casual reception and is followed by a carefully planned calendar of activities including class events and dinners, entertainment, alumni college sessions, outdoor leisurely pursuits, the parade of classes, campus and gallery tours, and time on your own to relax and enjoy the beauty of late spring in Gambier.
Pre-Reunion Regional and Virtual Events
Even before your 50th Reunion weekend celebration, you will have unique opportunities to gather with your classmates and their spouses and partners, whether that’s virtually or in-person.
All classes celebrating their 50th in the next three years are invited to begin reconnecting. While plans vary from year to year, classes may organize mini-reunions in major metropolitan areas or have a special program on Zoom. Special guests may be invited to give academic presentations and offer a glimpse of what life at Kenyon is like today.
Get Involved with Your 50th Reunion
The 50th reunion is a perfect time to volunteer to help create a meaningful milestone celebration for your class. Whether you have lots of time to give or just a little, there are many ways to help shape this special time.
The 50th reunion is a once-in-your-lifetime event and Kenyon is fortunate and grateful that many alumni mark the occasion with a gift at a level that is personally meaningful to them. This is a time many choose to increase their philanthropy to Kenyon and those who have not regularly given to the College start a habit of giving back. A variety of options allow gifts to be tailored to your personal priorities and circumstances.
Thank you, 50th Reunion Program Steering Committee!
Steering Committee Members
|Belinda Bremner '71||Nancy Ellis '72||James Finn '70||Jan Guifarro '73|
|Eric Herr '70||Pete Holloway '71||David Horvitz '74 H'98||Susan McGannon '72|
|Thomas Moore '72||Alan Radnor '67 P'96 '00|