Class of 1968

Welcome, Class of 1968, to your Reunion information page!
 

Here, you'll find everything you need to know about your your 55th 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!

Check back with us in January, when we'll open up registration (with a few surprises).
 

Reunion Committee

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

Class Gift

Every gift you make shows the strength of our community and solidifies our standing in U.S. News and World Report's undergraduate rankings as a top 10 institution - 7th to be exact..

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! 
 

1968 - What a year to remember!

President & VP: Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey  
Popular Films: Funny Girl, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Odd Couple, Bullitt, Romeo and Juliet, Oliver!, Rosemary’s Baby, Planet of the Apes, Yours, Mine and Ours, The Lion in Winter, The Green Berets 
Cost of:Gas ($0.34), Bread ($0.21), Milk ($0.45), Car ($2,822), House ($24,700)  
Average Income: $7,700 
US Population:  200.7 Million 
Popular Songs: “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, “Love is Blue” by Paul Mauriat, “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding, “People Got to Be Free” by The Rascals, “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream 
Popular TV Shows: “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”, “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.”, “Bonanza”, “Mayberry R.F.D.”, “Family Affair”, “Gunsmoke”, “Julia” 
Baby Names: Lisa, Michelle, Kimberly, Jennifer, Melissa, Michael, David, John, James, Robert   
Sports: The Green Bay Packers were the Super Bowl champs, the Detroit Tigers won the World Series, and the Montreal Canadiens clinched the Stanley Cup, the 1968 Summer Olympics was held in Mexico City, Mexico, the 1968 Winter Olympics were held in Grenoble, France 
Other Notable Events: The Prague Spring took place in which the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia and arrested President Dubcek, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, was assassinated, U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy (aka Bobby Kennedy) was assassinated. NASA launched the Apollo 8 space mission on December 21, 1968. 800,000 teachers, workers, and student protesters marched through Paris in a one-day general strike. In an effort to protect the Giant Redwoods, the Redwood National Park was created in California. 1968 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 reunion@jhu.edu or call 410-516-5185.

 

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There are a number of ways to make a tax-deductible gift or pledge to Johns Hopkins - online, by phone, or by mail.

Class of 1968 Hullabaloo

Contact reunion@jhu.edu or
1-800-JHU-JHU1 / 410-516-5185.