Golden Graduation photo from the classes of 1970 and 1971.

Golden Graduation - Class 1972

September 22-25, 2022

Celebrating 50 years as a Hastings College alumnus is a significant milestone, and the Alumni Association invites all alumni from the class 1972 back to campus for their Golden Graduation Reunion, September 22-25, 2022.

If you have questions about the upcoming Golden Graduation weekend,  contact Molly Johnsen at 402-461-7735 or

Be sure to let everyone know what you have been up to by filling out your memory book entry! To see which of your fellow classmates are attending, click here


12:00 Noon – 5:00 p.m. Registration
Barrett Alumni Center (1001 N. 6th Ave.)

6:30 p.m. Kick-Off Dinner
Barrel Bar (1200 East South Street)

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration & Social Gathering
Barrett Alumni Center (1001 N. 6th Ave.)

Pick up your official Golden Graduation Packet and Name tags. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and meet the Alumni Association and Foundation staff members.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon – Hastings Museum Tour (on your own)
Hastings Museum (1330 N. Burlington Ave.)

Featuring a super screen theatre, planetarium, three floors of exhibits, and much more, we invite you to check out the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. A special showing of “Bunker University” will be available at 10:00 a.m. inside the theatre.

Noon President’s Luncheon
Barrett Alumni Center

Welcome by Dr. Rich Lloyd, Hastings College President

1:30 p.m. Hastings College Campus Tours
Tours will start/end at the Barrett Alumni Center

Tours will be available via bus or golf carts, as well as walking routes.

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Fine Arts Cocktail Hour
Location TBA

7:00 p.m. Fine Arts Hall of Fame Ceremony
Location TBA

8:30 p.m. Golden Graduation Reception
at the Home of Peter & Carla Hedstrom (2490 S. Ridge Rd.)

8:30 a.m. Leaving a Legacy Coffee
Daugherty Center Patio

9:00 a.m. Golden Graduation Class and Individual Photos
French Memorial Chapel

9:30 a.m. 1972 Golden Graduation Ceremony
French Memorial Chapel

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Alumni Band
Gray Center/Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Parking Lot

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Homecoming Tailgate
Gray Center/Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Parking Lot

1:00 p.m.  – Homecoming Football Game vs. Dakota Wesleyan University
Lloyd Wilson Field – Osborne Family Sports Complex

6:00 p.m. Golden Graduation Social Hour
Barrett Alumni Center

7:00 p.m. – Golden Graduation Banquet
Barrett Alumni Center

9:00 a.m. Bon Voyage Breakfast Buffet
Blue Fork (3609 Cimarron Plz. Ste. 108)

10:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Church Service
621 N. Lincoln Ave.

(Former singers in the First Presbyterian Church choir are invited to
sing with the choir – rehearsal will be at 9:00 a.m. in the choir loft.)