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Class of 1965

Class of 1965 55th reunion save the dateThe Class of '65 is celebrating its 55th Reunion, the first DePauw class to celebrate a reunion in the fall semester.

Due to the pandemic, this event is rescheduled to take place on October 28 - 31, 2021.

The Inn is now full, but there are also other local accommodations available that are recommended here.

Additionally, there is a room block at The Holiday Inn Express in Cloverdale, Indiana, which is a short drive to campus from 231/I-70. Here are some details on that accommodation:

Name: 1965/1966 DePauw Alumni
Rate: $155/night
Phone: 765-795-5050

Registration is now open (available on the events page here) and a tentative schedule of events is as follows:


  • Reception for the Classes of 1965 and 1966 (6 p.m.)


  • Breakfast program for the Classes of 1965 and 1966
  • Opportunity to engage with students and faculty in classes
  • Lunch and conversation with Dr. Lori S. White, DePauw University President
  • Panel discussion with students and faculty
  • Dinner in downtown Greencastle for members of 1965 and 1966 only


  • Breakfast with classmates
  • Faculty lecture
  • Campus tour
  • Lunch with students
  • Conversation with Admission and Enrollment
  • Free time to explore campus and the community
  • In Memoriam
  • Closing dinner for the Classes of 1965 and 1966


  • Final farewells and depart for home


We hope you will join us and return to campus to experience three days of fun, interesting programming with faculty and students in-session, and to spend time with one another as a class. Additional information, including a schedule for the weekend, will be available soon. Be on the lookout for a letter from the class committee coming to your mailbox shortly!

The 1965 Reunion Steering Committee

Class of 1965 Steering Committee Members
Bronson Davis   Sarah Roberts Houghland   Rick Ferrell
Val Watson Hamilton   Tom Porter   Mercedes Condy


Previous Class of 1965 Reunions

Fours Days in October

Class of 1965 DC Planning CommitteeThe Class of 1965 continued to celebrate with the ongoing enthusiasm and drive of their reunion committee. In continuing the tradition - San Marco Island, Chicago, Santa Fe - plans were developed to meet once again in Washington, D.C., with an invitation to regional DePauw alumni beyond the class of 1965 as well. With the steering committee in place, planning quickly took off for the class.

The 2018 event took place Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28, 2018 with the class staying at the Kimpton Donovan in downtown Washington, D.C., providing an opportunity for short walks and travel to various local must-sees.

Class of 1965 and Friends at US Capitol Building TourThe class had the opportunity to explore historical sites all over the area, including the Supreme Court, Capitol Building, Portrait Gallery, Newseum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. A detailed outline of the itinerary from the weekend in D.C. can be found below.


Schedule of Events


All-day Travel and arrival in Washington, D.C.
6 p.m. Dinner and Cocktails for the Class of 1965 at Fig & Olive | DC


10 a.m. The National Museum of African American History and Culture
3 - 4:30 p.m. Supreme Court of the United States: Visiting the Court 
Late Afternoon Explore Washington, D.C.
6 p.m. Evening program with Dr. McCoy at Ropes & Gray, LLP

(Ropes & Gray, LLP is was shared with us by Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89.)


9 a.m. Alumni College: Conversation with Prof. Ralph Raymond titled "Reflections on the Putin transformation of Russia"
10:45 a.m. Newseum
 1 p.m. National Portrait Gallery Tour - “America’s Presidents” 
2:40 p.m.  Tour the U.S. Capitol Building 
Late afternoon Explore Washington, D.C.
6:30 p.m. Dinner and Cocktails for the Class of 1965


9 a.m. Brunch for the Class of 1965 

The Class of 1965 Does Chicago: "Life After 50"

Class of 1965 Steering CommitteeThe Class of ’65-- after celebrating a grand 50th Reunion-- continues to celebrate. Your reunion committee came together in Empire, Michigan last October and decided we couldn’t let the camaraderie and fun die. After generating some ideas, we proposed them to you in a letter, and then discussed them at a breakfast gathering of classmates on San Marco Island, Florida in January. A group of us had decided to attend DePauw’s annual January gathering of trustees, Alumni Board members and interested friends. The University provided both a splendid day of programs and the venue for the breakfast. From that discussion, we formulated some of the plans for Chicago-- our first official post-reunion event.


Schedule of Events


5 p.m. Opening Dinner and Cocktails at Union League Club


9 a.m. Historical Introduction to the City of Chicago featuring Paul Durica, University of Chicago
10:30 a.m. Chicago Architectural Boat Tour on the Chicago River
Noon Lunch at Navy Pier
Afternoon At your leisure, explore the wonders of Chicago. 
7 p.m. Dinner at Harry Caray's Seventh Inning Stretch


10: 30 a.m. Special Tour of The Art Institute
Noon Lunch
Afternoon At your leisure.
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Adobo Grill
8 p.m. Second City

Class of 1965 50th Reunion

The distinguished Class of 1965 assembled in bucolic Greencastle on June 3-7, 2015, to commemorate the 50 years that have passed since our graduation. It was an occasion to renew friendships, to reflect on paths taken and not taken, and to celebrate alma mater and all she has meant to us.

Our class has gathered every five years since we walked out of Bowman Gym on that fateful, rainy day in 1965. This, our 10th gathering, was for four days to fully celebrate DePauw, and to have DePauw celebrate us.

If you are interested in getting involved with class reunion planning, please contact the Development and Alumni Engagement team by emailing us at alumnioffice@depauw.edu, and we will connect you to the appropriate team member.

Please explore the photo gallery link below and reflections from this (and other reunions). 

This has been a fun journey...and the journey continues. We're glad you are with us every step of the way.


Top of East College
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Class of 1890 Gate in detail
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Tiger sculpture
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GCPA in Fall
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East College clock tower
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Photo at the Boulder
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