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Homecoming 2023

Join the celebration on Oct. 12-15!

Class of 1973

In 1973, it was hard to imagine turning 50, but now it is 50 years since we graduated.  Do you remember sitting in the stairwell of your dorm talking to friends and strumming guitars?  How about traying in the cemetery or on the hill outside Lilly Library? Late night studying to pass History of Civilization?  Or possible off-campus study, Mask and Mantle, folk dancing on Friday nights or athletics?  

Our 50th reunion awaits you to reconnect, catch up and create new memories.  Come back to the Heart for planned dinners on Friday and Saturday nights, along with other festivities we are planning.  We hope to see as many classmates as we can!

“We gather sticks, kindled a fire, and left it burning.”

Your giving goal

The Class of 1973 has a goal of raising $400,000 across 100 donors. Join your class with a gift in honor of your reunion and support Earlham students on their journeys for good

In the meantime

Join our Class of ’73 Facebook group.

Reserve your room in the block of available rooms for our class at the Holiday Inn in Richmond.


Meet your reunion committee

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Trixie Heck (chair)

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Mary Ellen Meyer

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Mark Meyer

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Gene Hambrick

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Shelley Smithson

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Tony Goldsmith

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Coline Jenkins

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Susan Sweitzer

Tentative reunion events

•Dinner Friday, Oct. 13 at the Old Richmond Inn

•Friday night Meet and greet (with a drink or two) in the hospitality room at the Holiday Inn

•Reunion Dinner Saturday, Oct. 14 at Forest Hills Country Club

•Following reunion dinner (Saturday night), catch up with classmates more deeply during “Circle Time” in the hospitality room at the Holiday Inn

•Breakfast Sunday, Oct. 15 at the college (say farewell to both renewed and old friends)

Learn more about homecoming at Earlham!

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Make your reunion gift today!

Reunion classes are raising money for current and future Earlhamites. Consider donating to help every student lead lives of passion and purpose. Stay turned to this page to learn more about donating to the Earlham Fund, and show your support for future Earlhamites.

Learn more about reunion planning

In 2023, we will be celebrating class years ending in 3 and 8. Stay tuned for more information about your individual reunion. It’s not too early to start planning! If you’re interested in learning more about planning your class reunion, contact Amber Hall, assistant director of alumni engagement, at [email protected].


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Alyssa Tegeler

Director of alumni engagement

For Homecoming questions

Amber Hall

Amber Hall

Assistant director of alumni engagement

For reunion questions

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.