Class of 1988

Welcome, Class of 1988, to your Reunion information page!

Here, you'll find everything you need to know about your your 35th 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

Friday, April 14, 2023

Class of 1988 - 35th Reunion Welcome Party
7 – 9:30pm ET
Owl Bar, The Belvedere - 1 E Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21202

Saturday, April 15, 2023

35th Reunion Class Celebration
6:30 – 9:30pm ET
Hodson Hall Lobby and Terrace

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

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! 

1988 - What a year to remember!

President & VP:  Ronald Reagan, George Bush
Popular Films: Die Hard, Dangerous Liaisons, Beetlejuice, They Live, Willow, Rain Man, Grave of the Fireflies, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big, Mystic Pizza, Mississippi Burning 
Cost ofGas: $0.90, Bread: $1.28, Milk: $2.00, Car: $7,222, House: $123,182  
Average Income: $32,190 
US Population:  244.5 Million 
Popular Songs: “Faith” by George Michael, “Need You Tonight” by INXS, “Got My Mind Set on You” by George Harrison, “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley, “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, “So Emotional” by Whitney Houston, “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle     
Popular TV Shows: “The Cosby Show”, “Roseanne”, “A Different World”, “Cheers”, “60 Minutes”, “The Golden Girls”, “Who’s the Boss?”, “Murder, She Wrote” 
Baby Names: Jessica, Ashley, Amanda, Sarah, Jennifer, Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Joshua, Andrew  
Sports:  The Washington Commanders were the Super Bowl champs, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series, and the Edmonton Oilers clinched the Stanley Cup, the 1988 Summer Olympics was held in Seoul, South Korea, the 1988 Winter Olympics were held in Calgary, Canada 
Other Notable Events: The U.S. Senate ratified the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Soviet Red Army withdrew from Afghanistan, the original Globe Theatre was uncovered by archaeologists in London, Stephen Hawking published A Brief History of Time, 1988 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.


35th Reunion Donor Goal

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1988 Yearbook Cover