WashULaw Reunion at Commencement
May 14-16, 2020

Class of 1970, 1965, 1960, 1955

We regret to inform you that WashULaw Reunion Weekend planned for May 14 – 16, 2020 has been postponed.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the health and well-being of our community. Given recent guidance from the CDC on limiting the spread of COVID-19, as a precautionary measure, we have made the decision to postpone WashULaw Reunion Weekend until next academic year.   

We encourage you to visit the Washington University Emergency Management website to learn about the university’s response to COVID-19 and how we are trying to reduce the risk to our community and to the region.

We want to thank all of our Reunion volunteers and those alumni who were already registered to attend Reunion. We look forward to WashULaw Reunion Weekend each year, so we share your disappointment in this change of plans. However, your health and safety remains our top priority. Together, we can contribute to protecting the well-being of the Washington University alumni community.

If you have registered for Reunion, you will receive additional information within the next few days regarding a refund of your registration fees.

We encourage you to cancel your hotel reservations as soon as possible. If you have a hotel reservation at one of our host hotels, please contact your hotel directly. To read the hotel’s cancellation policy, please refer to the room reservation confirmation sent by the hotel.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the WashULaw Advancement Office at law.alumni@wustl.edu or 314-935-9055.

Thank you for your understanding.

Join us in St. Louis for a fun-filled weekend of friends of friends, nostalgia, and celebration during Reunion at Commencement May 14-16, 2020!

Thursday, May 14

50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony and Reception
4 p.m. | Registration and Robing
5 p.m. | Medallion Ceremony

Rettner Gallery, Wrighton Hall (formerly Laboratory Sciences Building) & Graham Chapel

The Class of 1970 will don cap and gown for this momentous ceremony led by Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Proceed as a class from Rettner Gallery into Graham Chapel, participate in a beautiful ceremony, and receive a keepsake 50th Reunion medallion. Family members are welcome to join in this special not-to-be-missed event for your 50th Reunion. Business casual attire is suggested and advanced registration is required.

School of Law Private Class Dinners
6:00 p.m. | School of Law Class of 1965, 1960, & 1955
6:45 p.m. | School of Law Class of 1970

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

Immediately following the Medallion Ceremony (around 6:45/7:00), the School of Law Class of 1970 will gather at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis for a complimentary private dinner. The School of Law Class of 1965, 1960, & 1955 will gather for their class dinners at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 15

Show Me Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Lifelong Learning Institute, West Campus
9 North Jackson Avenue, Suite 180

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) invites you to a get-to-know-us event to learn more about our Institute, sample some of our courses, and meet other seasoned learners from all walks of life. OLLI is for people, ages 50 and older, who love learning and are looking for a place to engage their minds in a variety of intellectually challenging courses. Courses are non-credit; there are no exams, no grades.

Botanical Gardens Tour with Jonathan Losos
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Motorcoach will pick up from Mallinckrodt Bus Depot
$15/members, $25/non-members

Rest your feet, relax, and enjoy the sights – experience the Missouri Botanical Garden by tram! Narrated tram tours provide an excellent opportunity to see and learn about the history of the Garden, many of the beautiful display gardens, sculptures and buildings on the grounds, without walking. Round trip transportation will be provided. Limited capacity. Advanced registration recommended.

John M. Olin Library Open House
2:30-4:00 p.m. | John M. Olin Library

Visit the transformed Olin Library and see some of the university’s special collections, including the Declaration of Independence “Southwide Broadside”, a truly rare piece of history. Learn about the recently unveiled Newman Exploration Center and stop by the expanded Whisper’s Café. Libraries staff will be stationed throughout the building to answer questions and share additional information related to our unique acquisitions.


Saturday, May 16

WashU Medical Spotlight: Stopping Alzheimer’s Before It Starts
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Hillman Hall, Room 60

At Washington University, world-leading teams of researchers in neurology, neurosciences, and related areas are investigating the causes and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 30 million individuals worldwide. Research done here has established that detrimental brain changes begin a decade or more before Alzheimer’s disease symptoms appear. Now, the School of Medicine at Washington University is leading a first-of-its-kind global clinical trial aimed at actually preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Come hear about ground-breaking work in the relentless pursuit of prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Chancellor’s Luncheon
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall
$15/person | Class of 1970 and one guest
$25/person | All other attendees

Enjoy a lovely luncheon hosted by Chancellor Andrew D. Martin in the beautiful Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall. During the luncheon, Chancellor Martin will toast all Reunion celebrants and emeritus alumni. Complimentary valet parking will be available.

East End Tour
1:30-2:30 p.m. | Jubel Hall, Weil Hall, Sumers Welcome Center, Schnuck Pavilion

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness with Lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Tim Bono, AB ’05, MA ’08, Ph.D. ’11
1:30-2:30 p.m. | Hillman Hall, Room 60

What makes people happy and how can we increase happiness in our lives? Our society sends us many messages about what should make us happy (which many people buy into – literally). What does the research suggest about the validity of these messages? There may be a simple path to living “the good life”. This presentation will discuss the scientific study of happiness and strategies for life satisfaction based on research in positive psychology, the subject of one of the most popular courses at WashU!

To register for any of these events, please visit *link forthcoming*

Hotel Information

To book a room at the following hotels, please mention “Washington University School of Law Reunion”. Please note reservation cutoff dates. Due to high popularity with Washington University commencement, hotel rooms fill quickly.

The Cheshire St. Louis
6300 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
(314) 647-7300 | www.cheshirestl.com
Please book by March 13, 2020
Discounted room rate of $279 per night (either single or double occupancy) plus applicable taxes. Daily/overnight self-parking complimentary, valet parking available for a charge.

Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood

8700 Eager Road
Brentwood, MO 63144
(800) 325-0720 | www.druryhotels.com | Group code: 2395579
Please book by April 12, 2020
Discounted room rate of $125 per night (either single or double occupancy) plus applicable taxes. Daily/overnight self-parking complimentary.

Questions? Contact Liz Stookey, Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations for the School of Law at e.stookey@wustl.edu or (314) 935-5238.

Photos from 2020 Reunion Weekend