Group of images from the 1972 yearbook

50-Year and Old Guard Reunion

We're eager to welcome you back to campus for the Old Guard Celebration held during St. Thomas' 2022 Homecoming! The event will feature camaraderie, reminiscing and activities for alumni who have celebrated their 50-year reunions. We also will induct Class of 1972 members into this illustrious group and participate in Homecoming festivities on campus, including the football game against Drake.

Review the details about the day (below) and use the registration links to the right for brunch and football tickets.

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Questions about football tickets?  Please contact:

Nick Parsley, St. Thomas Athletics Ticket Office
(651) 962-5918

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.

Alumni celebrating their Old Guard reunion wave from a bus.

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 for more information. You can also give through your IRA or appreciated stock. Know that gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.