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Class of 1974

Reunion Updates: Class of 1974

Reunion 2024: June 6 – 9

We are so excited to welcome back the Class of 1974 to Campus in 2024 to celebrate your 50th year Reunion!

Class of 1974
Class of 1974 Reunion Planning Committee Members at Briggs House, April 2023

Greetings, Macalester Class of 1974!

Dear friends,

Even though we might never have predicted we could live so long or grow so old… our 50th reunion is coming up in 2024. It’s 50 years since we were together on campus and in classrooms. Back then, I know that each of us was trying to figure out who we were and what we were going to do with our lives.

Now, 50 years later, we have stories to tell and, I hope, the time to tell them. Maybe you have never attended a reunion before. Maybe you are still in contact with your friends from college or maybe you’ve lost track of those friends. Maybe you don’t think anyone will remember you or you won’t remember anyone at reunion.

We are writing to tell you that you are remembered and that you will remember so much when you return to campus. Those years, when we were 17 or 18 through ages 21 or 22, formed a foundation for everything that came afterwards. Years when so much could have gone wrong, we were cared for by some amazing friends and professors. We were guided to use our brains to think about the world. We were taught how to organize and how to stand up for ourselves and our beliefs.

Now, Macalester will reach its 150th year when we have our 50th reunion. 1/3 of the college’s history is our history.

This reunion will be very special. Many classmates have volunteered to work on our reunion. We want the chance to reconnect and review what we have learned, what we have seen, and what we have accomplished.

There is more to do! Join the committee or help us reach out to classmates you would like to see at reunion. Sometimes, all we need is an invitation from a friend to join the party.

We look forward to seeing you on June 6–9, 2024!

Kind regards,

Kristin Midelfort and Mark Vander Ploeg
50th reunion co-chairs

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Be sure to update your contact information with Macalester to ensure you receive important communications about the reunion. Most communication pieces will be sent via email, so Mac needs to have a valid email on file for you. You can submit your address update via MacConnect or to by email to the Alumni Office.