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Golden Celebration Banner Celebrating Class of 1974 May 2-5,2024

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

A photo of the golden graduate cap and gown.

2024 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 1974 will take place May 2-5, 2024, 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 2024 as you return to campus on the first weekend in May and again for the Best ReYOUnion Ever, when all classes ending in 4s and 9s return during Homecoming in October.

Registration for the Golden Celebration is available until March 1, 2024 (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.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Golden Registration Check-in
Ernest Knight Reception Center
Golden Class memeber will pick-up registration materials, Cap & Gown, Etc... Guest will just need to use their registration tickets to enter the events.

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Golden Experience Reception
Ernest Knight Reception Center
Attire: Bulldogs Casual

Friday, May 3, 2024

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Golden Registration Check-in (if needed)
Office of Alumni Affairs

*12:00 Noon
149th Founder's Day Convocation/Gravesite Memorial
Bradford Auditorium | The Block
Attire: Ladies: White Dress/Suit. Men: Dark Suit (comfortable shoes)

*Immediately Following Wreath Laying Ceremony
W.H. Councill Eternal Flame Memorial - The Block

2:00 PM 
Founder's Day Luncheon (For Registered Guest Only)
Ernest Knight Reception Center

4:30 PM
Processional Line-Up
Event Center
Attire: Golden Cap & Gown, comfortable shoes

5:00 PM
Commencement Ceremony 
Golden Class Photo with President – After Commencement

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

Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:00 - 11:45 AM
Campus Tour on Bus Lead by Admissions Tour Guide
AAMU Welcome Center
(Class members attending the Alumni Association Luncheon should drive  personal cars to the Welcome Center.)

12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Alumni Association Award & Scholarship Luncheon (Optional - Additional Fee)
Ernest Knight Reception Center

4:00 - 9:00 PM
Golden Class Meeting and Social
Ernest Knight Reception Center
Attire: Black & White Dressy Casual

Sunday, May 5, 2024

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

Registration Ended on March 1, 20224

Please note that your registration includes a Cap & Gown. Last day to order is March 1, 2024.

We are excited to offer you the chance to be featured in our special 2024 Golden Memory Booklet. To include your name and photograph in this memorable collection. To participate, cliick: Submit to Golden Memory Booklet. Deadline to participate is March 31, 2024.

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

Book Your Room

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

Class of 1974
class AGents

Mr. Charlie Barnes