Gratitude & Reunion Weekend 2023

We are pleased to welcome lead donors, volunteers, our milestone 10-, 25-, 30-, 40-, and 50-year reunion classes (the classes of 2013, 1998, 1993, 1983, and 1973), and Annapolis guest classes of 1978 and 1982 to enjoy Gratitude & Reunion Weekend on campus in Santa Fe and Annapolis.

Registration is now open and will close 10 days prior to each event, August 30 (Santa Fe) and September 20 (Annapolis).

For more information or questions, please contact alumni(at) or 410-626-2531.

Santa Fe Freshman Orientation Finding Meno Fall 2019

Santa Fe Gratitude & Reunion Weekend
September 8–10, 2023

Thank you for joining us for Gratitude & Reunion Weekend 2023 in Santa Fe!

Santa Fe Freshman Orientation Finding Meno Fall 2019

Annapolis Gratitude & Reunion Weekend
September 29–October 1, 2023

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 29

  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Bookstore open hours
  • 11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Registration table open | FSK Lobby
  • 11:30 a.m.: Mellon Hall Reopening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting | Mellon Terrace
  • 12 p.m.: Thank-You Lunch | FSK Lobby
  • 1-7:30 p.m.: Mitchell Art Museum open hours
  • 1:30 p.m.: Freeing Minds Society Induction | Studio Theatre
  • 2:15 p.m.: Donor and Volunteer Seminar on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 94 | Conversation Room
  • 4-6 p.m.: Hodson Boathouse open hours for alumni
  • 5 p.m.: Welcome Reception | FSK Lobby
  • 5-7 p.m.: Banned in Boston Student & Alumni Croquet Tournament* | Front Lawn
  • 5-7 p.m.: Bookstore—Returning alumni and their families, students, and faculty are invited to browse and chat about Robert Bartlett’s work. Selected titles by Dr. Bartlett are available, including Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric, the topic of the Formal Lecture
  • 7:30 p.m.: Friday Night Lecture: Robert Bartlett, a prolific translator of Greek works, will present a lecture on Aristotle’s Rhetoric, hosted by the Annapolis Dean’s Office | FSK Auditorium

Saturday, September 30

  • 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Registration table open | FSK Lobby
  • 9 a.m.: Pre-Seminar Coffee and Bagels Mixer | Fishbowl
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Hodson Boathouse open hours for alumni
  • 10 a.m.: Class Seminars—Find your class’s text and tutor on our readings resource page
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Banned in Boston Student & Alumni Croquet Tournament* | Front Lawn
  • 12-4 p.m.: Bookstore open hours
  • 12:30 p.m.: Lunch with Tutors, with remarks by Assistant Dean Robert Abbott (A04) | FSK Lobby
  • 1-6 p.m.: Mitchell Art Museum open hours
  • 2 p.m.: Return to campus events
    • Return to Freshman Chorus, with tutor Peter Kalkavage | Great Hall
    • Return to Ptolemy, with the planetarium assistants | Planetarium
    • Alumni vs. Student Soccer Classic—Alumni who are up to the challenge will play the Guardians in the traditional soccer match | Back Campus Upper Field
  • 2-3:30 p.m.: Book signing with Kathy Bergren Smith (A83), author of Deadly Gamble: The Wreck of Schooner Levin J Marvel, and Marcia Herman-Giddens (Class of 1963), author of Unloose My Heart: A Personal Reckoning With the Twisted Roots of My Southern Family Tree | Bookstore
  • 3 p.m.: Student and Alumni Meet and Greet, in partnership with the Career Development Office | Hodson Room in Mellon
  • 4:30 p.m.: Mitchell Art Museum exhibition viewing and guided tour—José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico
  • 7 p.m.: Reunion Class Dinners | FSK Lobby
  • 8:30 p.m.: Dance Lesson with the Waltz Committee | Great Hall
  • 9 p.m.: Waltz & Swing Party, cohosted by the Waltz Committee and the Alumni Relations Team | Great Hall

Sunday, October 1

  • 7:30 a.m.: Alumni Row—Former SJC rowers are invited for a morning row on College Creek | Hodson Boathouse
  • 9:30 a.m.: Farewell Brunch, cohosted with the Alumni Association | FSK Lobby
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Banned in Boston Student & Alumni Croquet Tournament* | Front Lawn
  • 11:30 a.m.: In Memoriam—An informal gathering to remember our lost alumni | Mellon Courtyard
  • 1-6 p.m.: Mitchell Art Museum open hours

*Alumni who are interested in joining the Banned in Boston croquet tournament can email bannedinbostoncroquet(at)


Online registration is now closed.
Please contact the Alumni Office for late registration inquiries.

Gratitude & Reunion Weekend 2023 FAQ

Give in Honor of Your Class

Reunion Giving focuses on the power of collective giving. Each year more reunion celebrants give back, increasing the impact of a long legacy of Johnnies on the future of St. John’s College.

Support a Class Endowment Fund

Designate your gift to a specific Class Endowment Fund. The endowment provides St. John’s with a steady, dependable, and enduring stream of revenue. When it comes to ensuring our future, it doesn’t get more important than this.

Volunteer as an Alumni Class Chair

The Alumni Class Chair Program seeks to deepen the relationship between alumni and the college by increasing engagement through class liaisons. Through this meaningful program, volunteers prepare their classes for reunion while increasing awareness for the importance of giving.