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50-Year and Old Guard Reunion

The University of St. Thomas cordially invites you to the Old Guard Celebration and Class of 1974 Reunion. This event will bring together St. Thomas alumni who have celebrated and are celebrating 50 years since graduating from St. Thomas. During the gathering, members of the Class of 1974 will be inducted into the Old Guard, joining this illustrious group of alumni who keep St. Thomas traditions alive.

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Saturday, Oct. 5

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50 Year Class Induction and Old Guard Celebration
Sat., Oct. 5

9:30-11:30 a.m.
Schoenecker Hall, Iversen Center for Faith

Parent & Family Weekend activities
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Food, beverages and spirited actvities before the game
John P. Monahan Plaza
No registration required

St. Thomas vs Stetson University Football Game
Time TBD
O'Shaughnessy Stadium
Ticket purchase will be available soon.

Directions & Parking

The University of St. Thomas main campus is bounded by Summit Avenue on the south, Selby Avenue on the north, Cretin Avenue on the west and Cleveland Avenue on the east.

Complimentary parking will be available in the Frey Hall garage, conveniently located a short walk from the Iversen Center for Faith and the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.

 University of St. Thomas Old Guard Reunion in October 2023

Once a Tommie, Always a Tommie

About the Old Guard

Nearly 40 years ago, alumni from the 1920s were celebrating their 50-year reunion at the College of St.Thomas. At the reunion, they asked Monsignor Terrence Murphy, then the president of St. Thomas, if the college was going to forget about them after their reunion celebration.

So began the discussion about creating a reunion for all alumni who have passed the 50-year reunion milestone. Mr. Len Tracy ’29, with other alumni and college administrators, devoted time to creating a distinguished group of alumni who would gather on an annual basis. Today, this group is known as the “Old Guard.”

The Old Guard of the University of St.Thomas is composed of alumni who have celebrated their 50-year reunions and have received their Alumnus Magnus certificates from the president of the university.

The Old Guard is the protector of the foundations and traditions of St. Thomas. Old Guard members show their pride in the university through public support of St. Thomas, participation in alumni activities, volunteering with their alma mater, and financial support.

 University of St. Thomas Old Guard Reunion in October 2022

Class Endowed Scholarships and the Old Guard Fund

Old Guard members always have led by example, demonstrating their loyalty and generosity year after year. This elite group of alumni serves the university in countless ways and is the gold standard for leadership and legacy. As in past years, gifts to celebrate your alma mater in honor of your annual Old Guard Reunion can be directed to your particular class scholarship or to the Old Guard Fund, which is used as a challenge grant for the Senior Class Gift, inspiring the next generation of alumni to make their first gifts.

Please visit our giving website for more information. To give to your class’s endowed scholarship, type “Class of 1974” in the designation box. You can also give through your IRA or appreciated stock. Know that gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.