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Golden Graduates...Has It Really Been 50 Years!

A photo of the golden graduate cap and gown.

2023 will mark fifty years since your graduation from Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University (AAMU).

Each May, AAMU celebrates the milestone anniversary of the Golden Graduates. The Golden Celebration for the Class of 1973 will take place May 4-7, 2023, highlighted by you receiving your Golden Certificate during the Spring Commencement on the beautiful campus of AAMU.

We look forward to honoring and celebrating your class in 2023 as you return to campus on the first weekend in May and again for the Best ReYOUnion Ever, when all classes ending in 3s and 8s return during Homecoming in October.

Registration for the Golden Celebration is available until March 1, 2023 (no exceptions).

If you need further assistance, contact our office at (256) 372-5287 or one of your Class Agents below:

Things You Should Know

*Please note dates/times are subject to change.
Updated 3/29/23

Thursday, May 4, 2023

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Golden Registration Check-In
Embassy Downtown HSV (Host Hotel)

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Golden Experience Reception

Friday, May 5, 2023

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Golden Registration Check-in
Embassy Downtown HSV (Host Hotel)

12:00 Noon
148th Founder's Day Convocation/Gravesite Memorial
Bradford Auditorium | The Block
Speaker: Alumna ShaVonne Cammack
Attire: Ladies: White Dress/Suit. Men: Dark Suit (comfortable shoes)

Immediately Following Gravesite Memorial 
148th Founder's Day Luncheon
Ernest Knight Reception Center

4:00 PM
Commencement Line-Up
Event Center

5:00 PM
Commencement Ceremony 
Attire: Golden Cap & Gown, comforatable shoes
Golden Class Photo with President – After Commencement

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Bulldog Wine Down 
Hospitality Suite 

Saturday, May 6, 2023

12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Alumni Association Award & Scholarship Luncheon
Ernest Knight Reception Center

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Golden Night 
Ernest Knight Reception Center

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Bulldog Wine Down 
Hospitality Suite 

Sunday, May 7, 2023

9:30 AM
St. John AME Worship Service
Memorial Walk immediately following service.

Registration ends on March 1, 2023

Register Now

Embassy Suites Downtown Huntsville
800 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801

Room Block available until March 31, 2023 or until rooms are gone:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Golden Class members of the class of 1969 excited to be apart of Spring Commencement.

Class of 1973
class AGents

Dr. Carter Womack 

Dr. Lucy Culpepper

Mrs. Susan Glover