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Class of 1965 Reunion

Reconnect with past classmates and make future connections. Join fellow classmates and enjoy the festivities for the Class of 1965 reunion May 15-16, 2015.

Reunion Information

Class Photo

Class of 1965 Photo


Golden Titans Dinner



Golden Titans table

Please make sure to check out the photos from the Class of 1965 Golden Titans Reunion.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday features include an Alumni College with fun and educational topics and a Class of 1965 dinner at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center. With shuttle service to and from the AWCC.

12:30 p.m Registration and Opening Reception
Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, 625 Pearl Ave

1:00 p.m. Greetings from Chancellor Andrew Leavitt

1:30 p.m Alumni College
Explore campus resources, including UWO outstanding Learning and Retirement programs; get tips on maintaining a healthy mind and body, and enjoy a special presentation about Wisconsin favorite baseball team, the Milwaukee Brewers.

4:00 p.m. Class of 1965 Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Best Western Athearn Ballroom, 1 North Main St, Oshkosh

5:30 p.m. Meal Begins

Saturday, May 16, 2015

9:30 a.m. Bus Tour of Campus
Departing from Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, corner of Wisconsin and Pearl.

10:45 a.m. Luncheon Registration and Reminiscing
Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

11:15 a.m. Golden Titan Luncheon and Program
Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

1 p.m. Class Photo and Academic Regalia Robing
Class of 1965 members lead the 2015 Commencement processional (2 p.m. at Kolf). Special seating at Kolf will be provided for spouses and guests.

1:15 p.m Bus Transportation to Commencement

2015 Time Schedule still to follow. Will be similar to the schedule listed above.

Limited free parking will be available at the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please avoid special marked spaces unless you have the proper permit. For more information, visit the Parking website.

Remember When?

  • Tuition was free for Wisconsin residents but the forms cost $140 a semester.
  • Wisconsin State University Oshkosh awarded its first master’s degrees during the August commencement ceremony in 1965. Eleven students were awarded master of science degrees in teaching.
  • WSU-O’s own “Goldwater Girls” greeted their candidate at a Milwaukee rally in October 1964.
  • Alpha Phi Omega ran the Ugly Man contest.  Nader Darehshori won in December 1964.
  • Famed contralto and Civil Rights Movement icon Marian Anderson performed as part of the Town and Gown program during her farewell tour of the U.S.  A month later, in the same series, Carlos Montoya, renowned Flamenco guitarist performed.
  • Reeve Union got a major expansion that more than doubled its size. The Titan Room, game room, bowling alley and other additions were completed just in time for the class of 1965 to get a year’s worth of use out of the building.
  • A massive spring snowball fight involving 1,000 students ended in arrests, protests and a cold hosing down by police and fire fighters.
  • Feminist author Betty Friedan spoke at Albee Hall.
  • College music sensation, the Lettermen, played Albee Hall.
  • The Vietnam: Alternatives in Perspective forum presented different points of view on the growing hostilities in Southeast Asia.
  • TGIF events at Reeve gave a reason to stay on campus for the weekend.
  • The University hired its first two security officers in 1964.
  • Polk Library was honored as Wisconsin’s Library of the Year in 1964.
  • Fletcher Hall opened while three other residence halls were under construction and another high rise dormitory was announced.
  • The Buckstaff Planetarium opened in February 1965.

Reunion Committee

If you'd like to serve on the reunion planning committee e-mail Dean Moede '65 at or (920) 740-1229 or the Alumni Relations Office at or toll-free (877) 896-2586.


Have photos or memorabilia to share?

UW Oshkosh is seeking photos and other items from the 1930s- 1960s' student life. If you have items to share, please contact University Archivist Joshua Ranger, (920) 424-0828 or email

As always, if you have questions about this event, please contact the alumni office by email or call (920) 424-3449 or toll free (877) 896-2586.

by snyden51 — last modified Sep 22, 2015 10:24 AM