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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 21-22, 2020! 

50 Year Reunion

The Garrett-Evangelical community cordially invites the 1970 graduates of Garrett Theological Seminary and Evangelical Theological Seminary to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of your commencement. 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 1970's 50th Reunion will be held on May 21-22, 2020, 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 April 17, 2020.

Please click the Register Now button below to access the online registration 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. Unfortunately, on campus lodging is not available during the reunion. 

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 $159/night + tax, until 4/29/20
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary shuttle service to reunion events
  • Parking in adjacent garage included
  • Handicap accessible

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

BOOKING ONLINE: Visit here and use Group Code GEA

The Holiday Inn

1501 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 491-6400

Enjoy this $15 million renovated hotel, the Holiday Inn occupies an ideal location just four blocks from Lake Michigan and next door to the fun shops and restaurants of downtown Evanston. Hotel accommodations include complimentary wi-fi, safe, microwave, refrigerator, and Keurig coffee maker.

  • Room block reserved for $145/night + tax, until 4/29/20
  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast
  • Complimentary shuttle service to reunion events
  • Garage parking included
  • Handicap accessible

BOOKING BY PHONE: Call (847) 491-6400, ask for in-house reservations, and mention group code G25

BOOKING ONLINE:  Visit bit.ly/HolidayInnG25

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 21, 2020

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 – 3:30 p.m.

Seminary Tour
Room 208—4:30 p.m.

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 a blessing and handing a small gift to graduates.

Friday, May 22, 2020

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

Class Reunion Scholarship Pledge Form


25 Year Reunion

The Garrett-Evangelical community cordially invites the 1995 graduates of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of your commencement. 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 1995's 25th Reunion will be held on May 21-20, 2020, 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 April 17, 2020.

Please click the Register Now button below to access the online registration 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. Unfortunately, on campus lodging is not available during the reunion. 

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 $159/night + tax, until 4/29/20
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary shuttle service to reunion events
  • Parking in adjacent garage included
  • Handicap accessible

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

BOOKING ONLINE: Visit bit.ly/HiltonGardenGEA and use Group Code GEA

The Holiday Inn

1501 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 491-6400

Enjoy this $15 million renovated hotel, the Holiday Inn occupies an ideal location just four blocks from Lake Michigan and next door to the fun shops and restaurants of downtown Evanston. Hotel accommodations include complimentary wi-fi, safe, microwave, refrigerator, and Keurig coffee maker.

  • Room block reserved for $145/night + tax, until 4/29/20
  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast
  • Complimentary shuttle service to reunion events
  • Garage parking included
  • Handicap accessible

BOOKING BY PHONE: Call (847) 491-6400, ask for in-house reservations, and mention group code G25

BOOKING ONLINE:  Visit bit.ly/HolidayInnG25

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 21, 2020

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 
Front Steps of Seminary - 2:45 p.m.

The Seminary Today - Plans for the Future
Room 208 – 3:30 p.m.

Seminary Tour 
Room 208—4:30 p.m.

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

Senior Worship Service with Class of 2020
Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 22, 2020

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.

Silver Anniversary Memory Book Submission

Class Reunion Scholarship Pledge Form