Alumni Weekend 2024

Hopkins held its annual Alumni Weekend on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 2024, welcoming alumni, their families, emeriti, faculty, and staff back to campus to reconnect with each other and the School. 
Alumni Weekend began on Friday, May 31 with an Alumni Golf Outing at the Orange Hills Country Club. Alumni, parents and friends enjoyed a beautiful day on the course at this casual golf outing. The festivities continued with an evening reception for alumni celebrating their 50th Reunion and higher at Swensen House, following which classes enjoyed reconnecting at parties at local restaurants and homes, and dinner on campus for the 25th and 50th Reunion classes.
Events began on Saturday morning with a 50th+ Reunion Brunch on campus with members of the class of 2024. Alumni asked the seniors about their Hopkins experience today, and shared their own experiences 50 years ago.  Families enjoyed watching the alumni baseball, softball, and lacrosse games and pick up tennis matches. Tours were given of the new Academic and Performing Arts building under construction. Following a casual lunch, there were fun family activities on Pratt Field including a bounce house, face painting, and lawn games.
Afternoon events included three Back to Class sessions: 21st Century Democracy with John Roberts, Moral Questions in Literature with Brad Czepiel, and a drawing lesson with Peter Ziou. Head of School Matt Glendinning gave a State of the School address. 

The festivities culminated with cocktails and dinner in the big tent, with each reunion class banner hanging elegantly above the party.
Over the course of the weekend, over 500 alumni returned to celebrate. The oldest class in attendance was 1949 HGS, represented by Guido Calabrese, former trustee, who came to celebrate his 75th Reunion.  An honorable mention goes to the many alumni who crossed time zones to join us.
It was a successful and joyful reunion for the hundreds of alumni who returned to Hopkins, to reconnect with one another and catch up with life on the Hill.

Click here to browse all photos taken during Alumni Weekend 2024.
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