On July 21–23, 2023, a joyous atmosphere filled the air as Saint Mary's College alumni from various walks of life gathered at the picturesque campus for a memorable and heartwarming reunion.
The weekend was filled with joy and frivolity as nearly 300 attendees, spanning six decades, shared laughter, happy tears, and nostalgic stories, rekindling friendships and creating new connections.
Reunion 2024: July 19–21
Classes ending in 4s and 9s should save the date for Reunion next summer! We'll see you on campus July 19-21.
Friday, July 21
7–10 p.m. Townhouse Party ($40)
Saturday, July 22
8–10 a.m. Breakfast in Oliver Hall
10 a.m. Campus Tour
11 a.m. Hike to the Cross
12–2 p.m. Family BBQ Lunch ($40, $25 kids)
1 p.m. Cornhole Tournament presented by UCU
2 p.m. Campus Tour
2 p.m. Seminar: Great Minds, Great Books
2 p.m. Speaker Panel: "AI for Social Good" presented by SEBA
2–4 p.m. Happy Hour at The Pub
2–4 p.m. Graduate school alumni mixer
2:30 p.m. "Keys to Homebuying" financial presentation by UCU
3 p.m. Children’s Storytime
4:30 p.m. Toast to Gael Love
5 p.m. Reunion Mass
6 p.m. Cocktail Hour
6:30 p.m. Class Photos
7 p.m. Reunion Dinners and Dancing ($95)
- Bookstore Fri. 9a-4p, Sat. 10a-4:30p
- Disc Golf course
- Rec Center open; $20 weekend fee, waiver required
Sunday, July 23
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mimosa Brunch
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23 back on campus for Reunion Weekend. You’ll be joining more than 300 Gael alumni, family, and friends in Moraga!
Before you drive that iconic parkway and see the Chapel again, please review the following reminders and tips to make your Reunion better!
Your first stop is to the Mission and Ministry Center for Reunion check-in (the building is just to the right of the Chapel). There, you’ll pick up your nametag and welcome bag, grab a schedule, and overnight guests will receive keys and check-in instructions.
Check-In is available Friday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Walk-up registration is available for your friends and classmates who still wish to attend.
Parking on campus is first come, first serve. We expect there to be plenty of parking available around campus.
Additional handicap spaces are available in key locations, including the Soda Center upper parking lot, lower townhouse parking lot nearest the residence halls, and near the Chapel. These spaces will be marked.
For those who require assistance, golf cart rides will be available between some event locations.
4. Overnight in townhouses
For guests staying the night in the townhouses, basic linens and towels will be provided. Guests must bring their own toiletries. Check out is at 12 p.m. Sunday.
*A tip from past Reunion attendees is to bring your pillow from home for extra comfort!
The forecast calls for highs of 91° on Friday and 91° on Saturday. It’ll feel quite nice during the day. While we expect the evening to be quite pleasant for dinner and dancing, summer evenings in Moraga’s microclimate can be notoriously cool or breezy, especially in the evening.
Dress code for the weekend is resort attire. Some alumni wear cocktail attire in the evening, beginning with Mass and continuing through dinner and dancing.
Please note: This email is only sent to primary registrants. Guests did not receive this email. Please ensure that your guests know this info and are ready for Reunion, too!
7. Class Giving
We’d love to encourage you, as you come back to campus, to give back to the area of Saint Mary’s that means the most to you in honor of your reunion. If you’d like to make a gift prior to joining us, or see your class’s totals for giving leading up to reunion you can use the link below. We’ll also have Advancement staff available at Reunion to assist with donations. Make your gift today!
8. That's Not All
Should you have any questions, please contact the office of Alumni Engagement at (925) 631-4200 or through email at email@example.com
"It's like coming home to family"
SMC, just like you remember it
You can't help but feel the rush of memories, happiness, camaraderie, and joy when you're back at Saint Mary's with other proud Gaels.
Where to Stay
Reunion guests are welcome to reserve lodging in the lower townhouses on Friday and/or Saturday night. Limited space available for $85 per person per night.
Additionally, Saint Mary's partners with several nearby hotels within driving distance. When booking your stay, please feel free to ask the hotel if they offer a special Saint Mary's College rate.
Pay it forward
We’d love to encourage you, as you come back to campus, to give back to the area of Saint Mary’s that means the most to you in honor of your reunion. Receive a special donor ribbon to proudly display on your nametag.