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Alumni Association expects largest-ever Reunion Homecoming


More than 9,700 people are expected on campus this weekend to celebrate Reunion Homecoming. The reunion, on track to be the largest in Stanford’s history, runs from Thursday to Sunday.

Alumni attend last year's Dinner on the Quad, a mainstay of Reunion Homecoming weekend. (ZETONG LI/The Stanford Daily)
Alumni attend last year’s Dinner on the Quad, a mainstay of Reunion Homecoming weekend. (ZETONG LI/The Stanford Daily)

Over 500 events and gatherings are planned for the 118th reunion. One of the most popular events are mini-reunions — 350 gatherings of classmates who shared experiences such as study abroad, fraternity and sorority membership, sports team participation and freshman dorm or community center affiliation.

Class tailgate tents start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, with kickoff for the Stanford vs. Oregon State game set for 12:30 p.m.

For those not going to the game, “Classes Without Quizzes” offers learning experiences varying from hands-on labs to seminars. A complete list of the more than 60 classes is available at

Some of the major events include a Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Public Service, with a poster session of 100 undergraduate student research projects, a roundtable panel about climate moderated by 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl and an alumni author meet and greet with more than 30 Stanford authors. A complete list of events, with dates, times and locations, is available online.

The Reunion Homecoming is organized by The Stanford Alumni Association with the help of 1,400 volunteers.

Alumni are coming from 17 countries including Ethiopia, Sweden, Turkey and Australia. The oldest member expected to attend the Reunion Homecoming, from the class of 1933, is 102.

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