Golden Jays Class of 1948

Welcome, Golden Jay Class of 1948,
to your Reunion information page!


Here, you'll find everything you need to know about your 75th class reunion, taking place during Alumni Weekend 2023, April 14 - 16.

Every five years, your class comes back home to the Homewood campus to meet with old friends, enjoy good food, revel in social, cultural and academic events, and make new memories. Come back to Baltimore April 14 - 16, 2023 and celebrate this milestone with us!

Alumni Weekend 2023 Class Events

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Homecoming Crab Cake Lunch: Classes 1948 – 1963 
11:30am – 1:30pm ET
Gertrude's Restaurant in the Baltimore Museum of Art
See Who's Coming!


Reunion Committee

Interested in getting involved with your reunion committee? We would love to have you! Please email and we will connect you with the staff liaisons who are working with your class.

Class Gift

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Your gift empowers our students, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni to become the best leaders, researchers, innovators, and change agents they can be. Make a gift in honor of your class reunion today! 

1948 - What a year to remember!

President & VP: Harry S. Truman, Alben W. Barkley 
Popular Films: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo, Bicycle Thieves, The Naked City, Oliver Twist, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Act of Violence 
Cost of: Gas ($0.26), Bread ($0.14), Milk ($0.86), Car ($1,550), House ($13,500)  
Average Income: $3,200 
US Population:  146,631,302 
Popular Songs: “Buttons and Bows” by Dinah Shore, “Nature Boy” by Nat King Cole, “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover” by Art Mooney, “A Tree In The Meadow” by Margaret Whiting, “Ballerina” by Vaughn Monroe  
Popular TV Shows: “The Ed Sullivan Show”, “Studio One”, “The Milton Berle Show”, “The Life of Riley”, “Superman” 
Baby Names: Linda, Mary, Barbara, Patricia, Susan, James, Robert, John, William, David  
Sports: The Philadelphia Eagles were the Super Bowl champs, the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, and the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched the Stanley Cup, the 1948 Summer Olympics were held in London, England, the 1948 Winter Olympics were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland 
Other Notable Events: Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in India, the U.S. Congress ratified the Marshall Plan, which approved around $17 billion in aid to Europe, the State of Israel was created and admitted over 200,00 European war refugees, President Truman integrated the U.S. Armed Forces, the World Health Organization (WHO) was formed by the United Nations, 1948 was a leap year 

Got Questions?

We’ve got answers. We want to make attending Alumni Weekend 2023, April 14 - 16 as easy as possible. Let us know if you have any questions. Send an email to or call 410-516-5185.



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