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Anniversary photo of the Class of 1964 outside of the Main Building at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is thrilled to welcome back to campus our 50 year and our 25 year graduates on May 16-17, 2019! 

50 Year Reunion

The Garrett-Evangelical community cordially invites the 1969 graduates of Garrett Theological Seminary and Evangelical Theological Seminary to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of your commencment. One-half century has brought great change, but one constant remains - the legacy of Christian commitment and spiritual nurture that were hallmarks of these excellent institutions.

The Class of 1969's 50th Reunion will by held on May 16-17, 2019, in conjunction with graduation. For additional information and to register for this exciting event please use the sliders below.

Registration and Hotel Information

Registration must be completed by March 31, 2019.

Please click the Register Now button below to access the online regsitration form. If you have any questions please contact Mary Bowmann Arents at mary.arents@garrett.edu or 847.866.3889. 

Register Now

We have secured two lodging options in downtown Evanston with discounted rates at different price points. Please consult the descriptions below and make your reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability.

Hilton Garden Inn

1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-6400

Recently renovated, the Hilton Garden Inn features a modern inviting lobby, restyled guest rooms and an upgraded fitness center. Situated in a prime location in downtown Evanston, the Hilton Garden Inn is highly accessible and close to everything you’ll need during your stay.

  • Room block reserved for $169/night + tax, until 4/15/19
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary shuttle service to reunion events
  • Parking for $14/night in adjacent garage
  • Handicap accessible

BOOKING BY PHONE: Call (847) 475-6400 and mention the Garrett-Evangelical Alumni Reunion Room Block

BOOKING ONLINE: Visit http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/GarrettEvangelical and use Group Code EGEA

The Homestead

1625 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-3300

Under family ownership for 89 years, The Homestead has the personal attention and quiet, intimate atmosphere of a small, classic European hotel. Located on a quiet residential street between downtown Evanston and the shores of Lake Michigan, The Homestead is a unique alternative to larger, commercial hotels.

  • Room rate of $125/night + tax, subject to availability
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Parking for $7/night in garage two blocks away
  • One block from Commencement location

BOOKING BY PHONE: Call (847) 475-3300 and mention the Garrett Block

BOOKING ONLINE: Visit https://thehomestead.net and use code garrett19

You are welcome to arrange other accommodations that fit your needs. Please indicate your lodging plans and parking needs on the registration form so that we can help make your visit as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Reunion Luncheon and Student Panel
​Room 208– 12:00 p.m.

Reflections and Celebration
Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful – 2:00 p.m.

Class Picture and Seminary Tour
Front Steps of Seminary - 2:45 p.m.

The Seminary Today - Plans for the Future
Room 208 – 3:45 p.m.

Founders Society Induction of L. Robert and Marilyn McClean
Library Terrace—Time TBA

Dinner and Program with the President, Faculty & Board of Trustees
Loder Hall – 5:15 p.m.

Senior Worship Service with Class of 2019
Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful – 7:00 p.m.

50 year alums will participate in anointing and handing a small gift to graduates.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Commencement Ceremony
First United Methodist Church
516 Church Street, Evanston
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

50 year reunion attendees will be recognized by President Lallene Rector.

A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony.

Golden Anniversary Memory Book Submission

Golden Anniversary Scholarship Pledge Form


25 Year Reunion

The Garrett-Evangelical community cordially invites the 1994 graduates of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of your commencment. 25 years has brought great change, but one constant remains - the legacy of Christian commitment and spiritual nurture are hallmarks of Garrett-Evangelical.

The Class of 1994's 25th Reunion will by held on May 16-17, 2019, in conjunction with graduation. For additional information and to register for this exciting event please use the sliders below.

Registration and Hotel Information

Registration must be completed by March 31, 2019.

Please click the Register Now button below to access the online regsitration form. If you have any questions please contact Mary Bowmann Arents at mary.arents@garrett.edu or 847.866.3889. 

Register Now

We have secured two lodging options in downtown Evanston with discounted rates at different price points. Please consult the descriptions below and make your reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability.

Hilton Garden Inn

1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-6400

Recently renovated, the Hilton Garden Inn features a modern inviting lobby, restyled guest rooms and an upgraded fitness center. Situated in a prime location in downtown Evanston, the Hilton Garden Inn is highly accessible and close to everything you’ll need during your stay.

  • Room block reserved for $169/night + tax, until 4/15/19
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary shuttle service to reunion events
  • Parking for $14/night in adjacent garage
  • Handicap accessible

BOOKING BY PHONE:     Call (847) 475-6400 and mention the Garrett-Evangelical Alumni Reunion Room Block

BOOKING ONLINE:          Visit http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/GarrettEvangelical and use Group Code EGEA

The Homestead

1625 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-3300

Under family ownership for 89 years, The Homestead has the personal attention and quiet, intimate atmosphere of a small, classic European hotel. Located on a quiet residential street between downtown Evanston and the shores of Lake Michigan, The Homestead is a unique alternative to larger, commercial hotels.

  • Room rate of $125/night + tax, subject to availability
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Parking for $7/night in garage two blocks away
  • One block from Commencement location

BOOKING BY PHONE:     Call (847) 475-3300 and mention the Garrett Block

BOOKING ONLINE:          Visit https://thehomestead.net and use code garrett19

You are welcome to arrange other accommodations that fit your needs. Please indicate your lodging plans and parking needs on the registration form so that we can help make your visit as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Reunion Luncheon and Student Panel
​Room 208– 12:00 p.m.

Reflections and Celebration
Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful – 2:00 p.m.

Class Picture and Seminary Tour
Front Steps of Seminary - 2:45 p.m.

The Seminary Today - Plans for the Future
Room 208 – 3:45 p.m.

Founders Society Induction of L. Robert and Marilyn McClean
Library Terrace—Time TBA

Dinner and Program with the President, Faculty & Board of Trustees
Loder Hall – 5:15 p.m.

Senior Worship Service with Class of 2019
Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Commencement Ceremony
First United Methodist Church
516 Church Street, Evanston
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

25 year reunion attendees will be recognized by President Lallene Rector.

A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony.

Siver Anniversary Memory Book Submission

Silver Anniversary Scholarship Pledge Form