What this year’s Reunion Classes experienced as Baylor seniors
As part of Homecoming, Baylor’s Reunion Classes — those who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8 — will be honored in a series of events over Homecoming weekend (Oct. 18-19).
On Friday, the Heritage Classes of 1938, ’43, ’48, ’53 and ’58 will be honored at a dinner from 5-7 p.m. in the McMullen-Connally Faculty Center. The Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a reception, class photo, dinner and program Friday from 4-7 in Barfield Drawing Room, while the Class of 1988 will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a brunch Saturday morning from 9-11 in the SUB’s White-Beckham Room.
The Classes of 1968, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’93, ’98, ’03 and ’08 are invited to a Class Reunion Buffet Friday from 5-7 in the Getterman Indoor Softball Facility, and all reunion classes are invited to join in the Class Reunion Picnic outside Floyd Casey Stadium beginning three hours before kickoff (game time TBA).
As these classes prepare to return to campus, here’s a look at what they might remember from their senior years at Baylor:
- The Class of 1963 attended the dedication of Marrs McLean Science Building and saw the completion of both Fountain Mall and North Russell Hall.
- The Class of 1968 was among the first to enjoy the new Moody Memorial Library and Sid Richardson Science Building.
- The Class of 1973 sang along at on-campus concerts from the likes of John Denver and the Carpenters and welcomed Baylor football’s new head coach, Grant Teaff.
- The Class of 1978 cheered on Baylor baseball as it made back-to-back trips to the College World Series and saw the green lights first illuminate the tower of Pat Neff Hall.
- The Class of 1983 were introduced to technology during “Computer Awareness Week” and were entertained by singers such as Tom Jones and Amy Grant and speakers such as William F. Buckley and Josh McDowell.
- The Class of 1988 started the first collegiate chapter of Habitat for Humanity and welcomed the return of the Pat Neff bells with the installation of the McLane Carillon.
- The Class of 1993 celebrated Coach Teaff’s final victory at the John Hancock Bowl and enjoyed Ferrell Center concerts by Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and George Strait.
- The Class of 1998 heard then Texas Gov. George W. Bush speak at commencement and witnessed groundbreaking for the McLane Student Life Center.
- The Class of 2003 watched the Baylor Sciences Building take shape, celebrated the 50th anniversary of All University Sing, and laughed as Bill Cosby performed at the Ferrell Center.
- The Class of 2008 brought the Homecoming bonfire back to Fountain Mall, dedicated the Immortal Ten memorial and got excited when Art Briles was named the new football coach.
What stands out from your senior year at Baylor?
Sic ’em, Reunion Classes!
[Programming note: With the Homecoming football game now scheduled for 6 p.m., that evening's Pigskin Revue has been moved up to 1:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Ticket Office.]