Six Classes Plan Joint Reunions After Canceled 2020 Events
Last year, Texas A&M’s Classes of ’90, ’85 and ’80 had to postpone their 30-, 35- and 40-year reunions. This fall, they’ll celebrate those landmarks with their next-door-neighbor Classes of ’91, ’86 and ’81.
The rare joint celebrations are three of over 15 class reunions returning to A&M this fall and spring.
Thousands of Aggies and family are expected to attend the events, spanning Classes of 2020 to the 1940s, scheduled by The Association of Former Students and Class Agents.
“I am so excited about our upcoming joint reunion,” said Sara Beaves ’80, a class agent for the Class of 1980. “I have many close friends in the Class of ’81, so I’m reaching out to them to encourage them to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”
Reunions start Sept. 10, but reservation and hotel deadlines begin as early as Aug. 11.
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Also returning are two annual multi-class events: Young Alumni Weekend for the 10 most recent classes, which has drawn up to 1,000 Aggies, and the Sul Ross Group Reunion for all classes 55 years or more out of Texas A&M, typically attended by more than 800 Aggies and family.
Many reunions are on home football weekends or include a private football watch party if the game is out of town. Most feature campus tours, dinners and socializing and are based at a headquarters hotel.
Special events include:
- Class of ’95 is inviting their senior yell leaders for a mini-yell practice at their tailgate.
- Class of ’61 will be the first class to host an event at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center bar and lounge for a relaxed happy hour.
- Classes of ’90/’91 will attend Midnight Yell Practice together.
- Class of ’56 will have a Mini Reunion in Fredericksburg, enjoying the Texas Hill Country. (All other scheduled reunions are in Aggieland.)
- Class of ’75 is kicking off their reunion weekend with live music on the green at Century Square (a classmate is playing and singing).
- Class of ’80 will hold a cookout and play dominoes at their hotel, and also conduct a Silver Taps remembrance gathering in Academic Plaza.
“We’re very excited to be able to reminisce with Class of ’81 and Class of ’80 — an opportunity we don’t normally have,” said Patti Gentry ’81, a class agent for the Class of 1981.
Reunions are coordinated by Association staff with the Class Agents, who are Association volunteers. The tradition of Class Agents dates back to 1893 at Texas A&M.
The Association of Former Students, established in 1879, is the official alumni organization of Texas A&M University. The Association connects hundreds of thousands of members of the worldwide Aggie Network with each other and the university, and is providing $13.6 million in impact to university scholarships, awards, traditions and student activities and recognition for students, faculty, staff and former students in 2021. For more information about Class Programs or The Association, contact Kathryn Greenwade at KGreenwade88@aggienetwork.com or visit www.AggieNetwork.com.