Class of 1978

Welcome, Class of 1978, to your Reunion information page!

Here, you'll find everything you need to know about your your 45th 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 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! 

1978 - What a year to remember!

President & VP: Jimmy Carter, Walter F. Mondale 
Popular Films: Grease, National Lampoon’s Animal House, Superman, Every Which Way but Loose, Jaws 2, Heaven Can Wait, Hooper 
Cost of: Gas ($0.63), Bread ($0.33), Milk ($1.44), Car ($4,645), House ($64,370)  
Average Income: $15,060 
US Population:  222.6 Million 
Popular Songs: “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb, “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees, “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone, “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, “Kiss You All Over” by Exile, “How Deep Is Your Love” by the Bee Gees  
Popular TV Shows: “Laverne & Shirley”, “Three’s Company”, “Mork & Mindy”, “Happy Days”, “Angie”, “60 Minutes” 
Baby Names: Jennifer, Melissa, Jessica, Amy, Heather, Michael, Jason, Christopher, David, James  
Sports: The Dallas Cowboys were the Super Bowl champs, the New York Yankees won the World Series, and the Montreal Canadiens clinched the Stanley Cup 
Other Notable Events: NASA unveiled the first group of women astronauts in January of 1978, Japanese explorer Naomi Uemura became the first person to successfully reach the North Pole in a solo expedition, the first human conceived through in-vitro fertilization was born in the United Kingdom, the Garfield comic strip debuted in U.S. Newspapers, Egypt and Israel signed the Camp David Accords   

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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1-800-JHU-JHU1 / 410-516-5185.