Class of 1979

Welcome, Class of 1979, 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 2024, April 5 - 7.

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 5 - 7 and celebrate this milestone with us!


Alumni Weekend 2024 Class Events

Saturday, April 6, 2024

45th Reunion Class Celebration  
7 – 10pm ET
O'Connor Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room


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

Your gift empowers our students, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni to become the best leaders, researchers, innovators, and change agents they can be. Your Class of 1979 has set a goal of 155 donors by April 5, 2024. Make your gift today!

In honor of your reunion milestone, consider a gift of $1,000 or more through The Hopkins Fund Leadership Giving Circles. Annual gifts, like those contributed to The Hopkins Fund, collectively provide a key part of JHU’s funding each year and allow students to pursue their dreams and make the most of their Homewood experience. 


1979 - What a year to remember!

President & VP: Jimmy Carter & Walter F. Mondale
Popular Films: Kramer vs. Kramer, The Amityville Horror, Rocky II, Apocalypse Now, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, 10, The Jerk, Moonraker, The Muppet Movie
Cost of: Gas ($.86), Bread ($.51), Milk ($1.62), House ($95,000)
Average Income: $16,530
US Population:  221,719,000
Popular Songs:   “Too Much Heaven” by the Bee Gees, “Ring My Bell” by Anita Ward, “After the Love Has Gone” by Earth, Wind, & Fire, “The Main Event” by Barbra Streisand
Popular TV Shows: Knots Landing, The Dukes of Hazaard, Benson, Three’s Company, That’s Incredible!, Alice, Dallas, Flo, The Jeffersons
Baby Names: Jennifer, Melissa, Amanda, Jessica, Amy, Michael, Christopher, Jason, David, James
Sports:  Super Bowl XIII – Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys 35-31, NBA Finals: Seattle SuperSonics vs. Washington Bullets 4 games: 1 game, John  McEnroe won US open
Other Notable Events: Baltimore Convention Center opens, McDonald’s introduces the Happy Meal, President Carter establishes Department of Education

Got Questions?

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