Cherish the memories of 50-Year Reunions

Last updated December 13, 2018

Celebrate your 50-year reunion from Emory with your former classmates and friends May 9-13, 2019 during Emory’s Commencement Weekend. Please check back often as celebration plans are confirmed.

For information on the Emory College and BBA Class of 1969 undergraduate reunion, contact Michele Obester.

For information on the Oxford College Class of 1969 undergraduate reunion, contact Tammy Camfield, or visit the Oxford Alumni Reunions webpage for more details.

For information on the School of Nursing BSN Class of 1969 reunion, contact Megan Lennox.

Corpus Cordis Aureum

Members from the Class of 1969 are also invited to join Corpus Cordis Aureum, a special group comprised of alumni who graduated from Emory 50 or more years ago. At the induction ceremony during Emory Commencement Weekend, the Class of 1969 will be presented with specially commissioned medallions. Inductees can then participate in the Commencement procession and will be recognized during the ceremony.

Candlelight Crossover

Every year, graduating seniors commemorate their transition to the next stage of life with a candlelight procession. Emory alumni are invited to a reception at Miller-Ward Alumni house to honor these soon-to-be members of the Emory Alumni Association.

Emory College and BBA – Class of 1969 – Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 9

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Candlelight Crossover | Attire: Casual
Every year, graduating seniors commemorate their transition to alumni life with a candlelight procession. Emory alumni are invited for light refreshments and beverages during a reception at the Miller-Ward Alumni House to honor these newest graduates. This pre-crossover reception for alumni, faculty, and staff will start at 7:30 p.m. The Crossover will begin around 8:30 p.m., immediately following the Coke Toast for new graduates at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.

Friday, May 10

Casual Gatherings with Classmates
Class of 1969 affinity groups (Barkley Forum, fraternities, sororities, etc.) are encouraged to get together on their own for casual gatherings. This is a great opportunity to reconnect. Please contact mobeste@emory.edu if you would like to advertise a specific gathering on the class reunion website.

Saturday, May 11

To be determined

Sunday, May 12

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert | Attire: Dressy Casual
Miller-Ward Alumni House

Some of Emory’s finest musical alumni return to campus to perform along with one of our most accomplished graduating seniors during Commencement weekend in this exciting annual concert. Hosted by Dr. Richard Prior, Director of the Emory Symphony Orchestra.


3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Corpus Cordis Aureum – Induction Ceremony and Judson C. Ward “Jake’s” Golden Heart Award Presentation | Attire: Dressy Casual
Miller-Ward Alumni House

Members from the Class of 1969 will be inducted into Corpus Cordis Aureum (CCA). Presentation of the Judson C. Ward “Jake’s” Golden Heart Award will be included in the ceremony.

Monday, May 13

7:00 a.m. | Corpus Cordis Aureum – Breakfast and Robing | Attire: Dressy Casual
Matheson Reading Room – Candler Library

Golden robes and caps will be distributed. Light breakfast will be available for alumni and their guests. Individual and group photos will be taken. Guest seating will be reserved near CCA participants on the Quad. CCA member procession begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. | Procession and the 174th Commencement Exercises of Emory University
Emory Quadrangle

Registration is coming soon.

Check back soon for hotel options and a list of attendees.

Help with Reunion Planning

Join classmates who have lent their names and/or volunteered to help plan activities and generate excitement around this milestone weekend. Committee members are the heart of the reunion and will be supported by Emory staff every step of the way. Please contact Michele Obester if you are interested: mobeste@emory.edu or 404.712.5978.

Class of 1969 – College and BBA Reunion Advisory Committee

Coming soon!

Stay Connected with Classmates

Have you fallen out of touch with a friend? The Emory alumni directory helps alumni search for old friends, former classmates, and other alumni around the world. If you haven't already, find out how you can register for the Emory Online Community. A current email address is required. And while you're there, please remember to update your contact information so your friends can get in touch.

Giving in honor of your 50-Year Reunion

Why give?

Your 50-year reunion is not only a chance to celebrate lifelong friendships, recognize the accomplishments of classmates, and commemorate an important milestone in your life with Emory, but also marks an occasion to give back to your alma mater and support current and future generations of talented Emory students. Our alumni take the lead in philanthropy, supporting amazing students, brilliant faculty, and incredible research and programs. We hope you will continue this tradition and consider making a celebratory gift in honor of your 50-year reunion to an area of Emory personally meaningful to you.

Emory College

Emory College Fund for Excellence
Alumni and friends who invest in Emory College create extraordinary opportunities for students, enable faculty members to complete transformative research and create pioneering academic programs, build sustainable spaces outfitted with the latest technology, and keep Emory College progressing.


50-Year Reunion Scholarship
Previous celebrating classes created the 50-Year Reunion Scholarship so that each class marking this milestone can assist talented current and future Emory College students in obtaining an accessible and exemplary education. We hope the Class of 1969 will carry on this spirit of philanthropy and support the scholarship, which is awarded annually to a student who meets the rigorous academic standards of Emory University. All gifts and pledges to the 50-year Reunion Scholarship are matched 1.5:1, meaning your support will be more than doubled and can make an even greater impact for students today.

Goizueta Business School

Goizueta Business School Fund for Excellence
Gifts to Goizueta’s Fund for Excellence help ensure the school remains competitive among the nation's leading business schools by helping us recruit the most promising students, attract and retain world-class faculty, broaden our research centers and capabilities and implement innovative curricula and programs.

How to give

If you would like to make a gift in honor of your 50-year reunion, please visit engage.emory.edu/give.

For questions and additional information, please contact Daniel Ledford 11Ox 13C, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at daniel.ledford@emory.edu or 404.712.9416.