The sound of excited chatter and joyful re-connections echoed through the Global Hub this past spring, as the Kellogg School of Management hosted in-person alumni reunions for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Almost 3,000 alumni and friends came back to Evanston across two weekends that celebrated graduation milestones occurring in 2020 and 2021. The festivities also included a special makeup graduation ceremony for Class of 2020 graduates.

Eager to see friends and classmates after so long apart, alumni traveled from all corners of the globe — registrants represented 45 U.S. states and 52 countries. And they spanned the generations, with alumni representing class years from 1964 to 2021.

Reunion 2022 by the numbers

Here are a few more highlights from two unforgettable weekends:

  • 50+ faculty speakers gave thought-provoking presentations
  • 2,000+ Kellogg hats — in Northwestern Purple, naturally — were given away, quickly becoming the weekend’s must-have swag item
  • 65% of graduates in the Class of 2002 made gifts to support the school, capturing this year’s Reunion Cup Challenge for their class
  • 3,148 alumni across both weekends have made gifts to Kellogg so far this fiscal year
Save the date for Reunion 2023

If your class milestone is approaching, it’s not too early to start thinking about next year's Reunion, planned for May 5-7, 2023. Celebrating class years will include: 2022, 2018, 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973 and the Half-Century Club (1972 and preceding years).

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