Then: The very heart of Homecoming — and how it got its name — is the enthusiastic welcome of returning alumni. It’s a celebration of shared experience, with former and current students, teachers, coaches, and mentors all united by their connection to the University of Arizona. The official reunions have traditionally coincided with commencement, but whether formally or informally, reunions have been going on at Homecoming since the beginning.
Now: In 2004, UA reunions became an official part of Homecoming weekend. The annual event observes the 50-year reunion and includes special celebrations for classes graduating before and every decade after. For Homecoming 100, the Class of 1964 will be inducted into the Silver & Sage Society, founded in 2013 and named for the University’s original colors; its membership consists of all UA alumni who have reached that banner 50th anniversary.