Class of 1981

Welcome to the Class of 1981 40th Reunion web page! Here you will find all of the resources you need to make the most of this exciting milestone. 

Every five years, your class converges on Homewood to meet with old friends, enjoy good food, revel in social, cultural and academic events, and — for better or for worse — relive college memories.

Wasn’t college great? Come back to Homewood and do it all over again and celebrate your 40th Reunion!

COVID-19 Disclaimer: 
We know you are anxiously awaiting the dates of Alumni Weekend so you can mark your calendar for your 40th reunion. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing delays in solidifying the date of Alumni Weekend. Rest assured, you will be the first to know the date of Alumni Weekend 2021 once the official date has been set! 


Class Party: 40th Reunion:
Stay tuned for more information once the official Alumni Weekend dates have been set! 


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. Want to find out who’s on the committee? Click here to find out!


Class Gift: 
Every gift you make shows the solidarity of our community in this challenging moment and will continue to solidify our standing as a top ten institution. It empowers our students and faculty to become the best leaders, researchers, innovators, and change agents they can be. Make a gift in honor of your reunion today!



President & VP: Ronald Reagan & George H. W. Bush 
Popular Films: Chariots of Fire, Excalibur, Escape from New York, Mommie Dearest, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Cost of: Gas ($1.13), Bread ($0.54), Milk ($1.69), Car ($5,743.00), House ($96,240)  
US Population: 229.5 Million 
Popular Songs: “Who’s Crying Now” by Journey, “Being With You” by Smokey Robinson, “Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones, “Angel of the Morning,” by Juice Newton, “How Bout Us” by Champaign  
Baby Names: Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Jason, Jennifer, Jessica, Amanda, Sarah  
Other Notable Events: First space shuttle launch, first female nominee to the Supreme Court, first release of Donkey Kong and Mario  

We’ve got answers. We want to make attending Alumni Weekend 2021 as easy as possible. Let us know if you have any questions. Send an email to or call 410-516-5185.




Class Giving Participation

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1981 Yearbook

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