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The Class 1974 will celebrate our 50th Reunion September 13-15. Mark your calendars and make plans to come back and celebrate where it all began! We can’t wait to see you there!

Event Overview

Homecoming Weekend is going to be bigger and better than ever before, so be sure to make plans to be in town by late morning on Friday for the the Golden Deacs Luncheon where we will receive our 50 year pins. That afternoon join the fun at Party So Dear from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. From there we will move to the Benson Center to celebrate 50 great years at our class dinner. On Saturday, enjoy the Festival on the Quad and Campus Open House, the Alumni Tailgate and the WFU/Ole Miss football game to name a few highlights. Game tickets will be available later this summer directly through the ticket office. (336)758-3322, godeacs.com More exciting plans for the weekend are being finalized, so check back for updates. 

We’ll see you September 13-15!

Go Deacs!

Class of 1974 Reunion Committee Co-Chairs

Class Hotel


5790 University Parkway
(336) 767-9595

Class of 1973 Reunion Campaign


$258,556 of $200,000

Learn about the Reunion Campaign »

Class of 1973 50th Reunion Scholarship

  • First 50th Reunion Class (or any class) to create an endowed academic scholarship
  • A $100,000 minimum is needed to endow the scholarship. Once the fund has reached the $100,000 cash funded level, the scholarship will begin to be awarded. If the scholarship reaches this level by June 30, then the scholarship could be awarded to a student beginning Fall 2023.  
  • $250,000 is the goal of the committee for the scholarship.
  • Types of gifts: 
    • Cash gifts (check, credit card, Donor Advised Funds, family foundations)
    • Multi-year pledges (up to five years)
    • Planned estate gifts
    • Distributions from IRAs
    • Gifts of securities
    • Other structured estate gifts
    • Memorial/honorarium gifts
  • Scholarship structure:
    • Based on financial need
    • Renewable for four years; with minimum GPA being maintained
    • Awarded by the WFU Financial Aid Office
  • To make a gift or pledge:
    •  By Mail:  Please mail your check made payable to Wake Forest University to The Class of 1973 Scholarship, Wake Forest University, PO Box 7227, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
    • Online:  https://giving.wfu.edu and make sure that it says Class of 1973 Scholarship
    • Pledges or Questions:  Contact Emily Cockerham at cockeres@wfu.edu or 336-758-5819

Reunion Events

Friday, September 13
Golden Deac Event
11:00 a.m. Welcome Center
11:45 a.m. Buffet Opens for Lunch in Benson University Center, Suite 401

The Class of 1974 will be inducted into the ranks of the prestigious Golden Deacs and receive your 50-year pin on Friday of Homecoming Weekend. Members of the Class of 1974 and one guest are complimentary. Additional guests are $25.
Attire: Black & Gold, Fun & Festive

50th Reunion Celebration
Time TBD

Benson University Center, Suite 401 Join class members for our reunion dinner and celebration.  Enjoy drinks followed by dinner and programming. This event will take place immediately following Party So Dear.
Attire: Black & Gold, Fun & Festive

1974 Reunion Committee Chairs

1974 Reunion Committee

For Questions?
reunion@wfu.edu or call 800.752.8568