Class reunions are as diverse as the classes themselves! Typically they are held in late summer or early spring. Many classes celebrate at a private home or local restaurant the weekend of Santa Clara's annual Alumnae Weekend celebration which is held the first weekend in March. Recently, many classes have been holding mini-reunions, which tend to be more impromptu and less formal. Whatever your class chooses to do, it's a good way to reconnect with former classmates!
If you need to stick to a budget or just want to take a walk down memory lane, consider having your reunion here on campus. Santa Clara High School can accommodate different size gatherings and you will not have the time constraints or expense that renting a banquet room does. Some classes have celebrated by having a family picnic at the school. It all adds up to more time to spend with old friends.
We want to support you in any way we can; however, organizing your reunion is the responsibility of the class. The Development Office provides information, answers questions, makes caterer recommendations, and can connect you with other alumnae who have recently organized their own reunions. This is how we can help your reunion be a successful one: Provide the class list for your invitation mailing. Advertise the date in the alumnae e-newsletter, and on our website. If you are having it here on campus, we will do the room set-up and arrange for access to the campus.
Bishop Armando Ochoa '61 and Hall of Fame Inductee, celebrated Mass at Santa Clara Church. The Class of '61 were in attendance and gathered on steps for a class picture after the 10:00 Mass. The Class of '61 were together for a weekend Class reunion.
Right: Bishop Ochoa was gracious enough to pose for a photo with SCHS Alumni Board Representatives, Carol Vallejo Ellis '72 and John F. Higgins '78.