50th Reunion Gathering

Join us for the 50th Reunion celebrating the Class of 1972. Your reunion committees invite back all alumni from the Class 1972, family, and guests to celebrate your 50th Reunion milestone. The 2022 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is filled with multiple gatherings for you to connect with old friends and forge new connections with fellow Pioneers. Your 50th reunion marks your induction into Carroll's Golden Pioneer community.

50th Reunion Memory Book

In honor of your 50th reunion, please contribute to the online Memory Book featuring profiles of members for the Class of 1972. Deadline for submissions has been extended to August 15, 2022. 

Class of 1972 Memory Book

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Join our Class of 1972 Facebook Group!

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Look Who's Coming

Hoping to connect with a former classmate during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend? Check the list!

Reunion Organizing Committee

Our Celebrations

Thursday, September 29

Old Main Society Reception & Dinner
4:30 - 9:00  p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | Invitation Only

Exclusive event for Old Main Society members, annual donors of $1,000 or more. Please watch the mail for your invitation.

Learn more about becoming an Old Main Society Member by clicking this link!

Friday, September 30

President's Reception for 50th Reunion
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Medallion on Main Lawn | Cost included in 50th Reunion Dinner price

Exclusive gathering for Pioneers celebrating their 50th reunion and their guests. Hosted by President Cindy Gnadinger and her husband John Gnadinger.


50th Reunion Dinner & Golden Pioneer Pinning Ceremony
5:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | $55 per person

Pioneers from the Class 1972, along with friends, family and guests, will gather for this lively 50th Reunion celebration and Golden Pioneer pinning ceremony! Join fellow graduates and relive your days at Carroll, share stories, and connect with special guests from campus. Sit-down dinner includes main entree, salad, bread, and beverages.


Saturday, October 1

Golden Pioneer Brunch Reunion
11:00 a.m. |
Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center | $25 per person
Brunch for all Golden Pioneers, any graduate from the class of 1972 or prior. This gathering will celebrate the milestone reunions for the classes of 1967 (55th Reunion), 1962 (60th Reunion), 1957 (65th Reunion), 1952 (70th Reunion), and 1947 (75th Reunion).


50th Reunion Tailgate - Class of 1972
12:00 p.m. | Tent across from Schneider Stadium 

After brunch and the parade, join the 50th Reunion Tailgate Party as the Class 1972 cheers on the Pioneers! Bring your own beverages and food or cash bar and food available for purchase.


Football Game vs. Augustana College
2:00 p.m. | Schneider Stadium


70's Decade Gathering and 45th & 50th Reunions
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Humphrey Memorial Chapel | $20 per person

Open gathering for all '70s alumni (1970-1979) celebrating the 50th Reunion (Class of 1972) and 45th Reunion (Class of 1977) milestones. Cost includes first drink and appetizers.


Sunday, October 2

Carroll Memorial Worship Service
10:00 a.m. | Humphrey Memorial Chapel | FREE

Commemorating those in the Carroll community we have lost this past year, and in reunion years, as we conclude Homecoming & Reunion Weekend activities. Continental breakfast reception to follow.

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend  |  Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2022

Full Weekend Schedule

Class Gift Information

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Class of 1972

Learn more about supporting the next generation of Carroll students and participation opportunities in the Class of 1972 Class Gift.

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