50th, 55th and 60th Class Reunion - May 2018

Congratulations to the Law Class of 1967 on your 50th reunion (pictured above).

Class of 1968, join fellow graduates for the 50th Class Reunion in May to celebrate this milestone anniversary. You and your classmates are invited to your 50th, 55th and 60th Law School Reunion weekend, May 17 – 19, 2018, as part of Reunion at Commencement. Listed below is the schedule for the weekend, we hope you will be able to attend and reconnect with classmates and friends. Please note, some events are hosted by Washington University’s Alumni & Development Programs and will include undergraduates from the Class of 1968. Law specific events are noted below with an asterisk.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the law school will not be participating in the 2018 50th Class Medallion Ceremony 

Law School Class of 1968, 1963 and 1958 Private Dinner*
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
100 Carondelet Plaza
Clayton, MO 63105

6:00 p.m. - Please note new dinner time. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Stookey at e.stookey@wustl.edu or 314-935-5238. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Little Italy Neighborhood Tour, The Hill
1:15 – 3:30 p.m.
A guided tour of St. Louis’ own “Little Italy,” The Hill, home to twenty-eight restaurants and delis plus the childhood homes of Baseball Hall of Famers Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola. The tour will include a ravioli–making demonstration at Mama Toscano’s, a visit to Yogi Berra’s childhood home, bocce ball lessons, and a stop at St. Ambrose Church. The tour will allow time for shopping at local gift shops, grocery stores, bakeries, and more.

Archival Display: Campus Memorabilia
Special Collections Room, Level 1, Olin Library
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Libraries Special Collections: Into the Vault
Special Collections Room, Level 1, Olin Library
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Show Me Lifelong Learning Institute
Lifelong Learning Institute, West Campus, 9 North Jackson Avenue, Suite 180
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) invites you to a get-to-know-us event to explore peer learning courses for senior adults. This event features an orientation presentation followed by three sample classes, and is open to individuals age 55 and older. Refreshments will be served.
To RSVP, click here or call 314-935-4237.

John M. Olin Library Transformation Tour
George Washington statue, outside Olin Library
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the latest transformation project for Olin Library. Highlights include a new north entrance, increased exhibition space and visibility of the special collections, and renovated seating, study, and research areas. The new spaces opened in January 2018. Tours will leave every 30 minutes starting at 3 p.m.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Tour
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Class of 1963 and Class of 1958 Reunion Soirée
Whittemore House, 6440 Forsyth Boulevard
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Reunion Soirée is the official kick-off to Reunion at Commencement for the 55th–75th Reunion classes and emeritus alumni. A Reunion favorite, the Reunion Soirée is a festive evening held at the historic Whittemore House. The soirée will include cocktails, delicious dinner and dessert, and music by the Dave Becherer Trio. Cocktail attire is suggested.
Complimentary valet parking will be available.

50th Reunion Ballpark Bash
Busch Stadium
7:15 p.m.
Cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals with your classmates in the special all-inclusive Cardinals Party Suites. Mix, mingle, and watch the home team take on the Philadelphia Phillies. With good food and indoor and outdoor seating, there is nothing like taking in the game and rooting for the Redbirds from this exciting viewpoint. Tickets will be available for pick up at any 50th Reunion specific event or at Busch Stadium Will Call at 6:15 p.m. the day of the game.
Optional, roundtrip transportation will be provided.

Saturday, May 20, 2018

Exploring Washington University with Jim Burmeister, AB '61, MBA '63, MA '67
Trial Courtroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 

East End Transformation of the Danforth Campus
Cullenbine Classroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Washington University Endowment: Insights and Opportunities
Zorensky Classroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall
10 :00- 11:00 a.m.

Chancellor's Luncheon
Crowder Courtyard, Anheuser-Busch Hall
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a lovely luncheon hosted by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton in beautiful Crowder Courtyard in Anheuser-Busch Hall. The chancellor will provide an exclusive university update and toast all Reunion celebrants and emeritus alumni. Rivertown Sound Barbershop Quartet will perform as you sip cocktails prior to lunch. Business casual attire is suggested.
Complimentary valet parking will be available.
*Complimentary for Class of 1968 and one guest.

"Together, Wherever We Go" A Musical Revue
Crowder Courtyard, Anheuser-Busch Hall
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
“Together, Wherever We Go” highlights duets and trios from days gone by. This collaboration between the Performing Arts and Music Departments will leave you yearning for more. You will be entertained by students who will be singing famous and entertaining songs such as, “Play a Simple Melody” and “You’re Just In Love.” The revue will be immediately following the Chancellor’s Luncheon, so be sure to stick around – you won’t want to miss it!

To register for the Law School Class of 1968 50th Reunion Weekend, please click here. (link coming soon!)

Please feel free to contact Liz Stookey at e.stookey@wustl.edu or call 314-935-5238 if you have any questions, we look forward to seeing you in May!

Hotel Information


A St. Louis tradition with roots dating back to the 1920s, The Cheshire embodies the charm and authenticity of a traditional British inn with all the modern conveniences of today. The renowned St. Louis luxury hotel retains all the historic detail for which it is known, yet seamlessly blends the past with the future. From the hand-carved mantle in the living room to the stained glass windows throughout, the rich patina of tradition is alive and well. Amenities include:

Complimentary guestroom internet
In room chocolates
Acca Kappa bath products
Flat panel TV
Bottled water
Dry cleaning service
Keurig coffee maker
Each guest room features a book written by the author your room is named after
Room service from 3-10 pm

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Cheshire Hotel, St. Louis for the Washington University School of Law Class of 1968 for a reduced rate of $285/night for a Deluxe King or $295/night for a Double Queen. Please note, with commencement taking place the same weekend we advise you to book early before the room block fills. To make a reservation, please click here or call the hotel directly at 314-647-7300 and reference the Washington University School of Law Class of 1968 Room Block. Please book by Monday, April 16, 2018.