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Kedzie Reunion

Each year we celebrate and honor the 50-year reunion of our MSU alums. Spartans from the 50-year class are invited to several special events throughout the year, offering opportunities to reconnect with classmates, celebrate MSU, recall your college days and make new memories.  

The "Kedzie Reunion" gained its name from Dr. Kedzie in 1929, who began hosting an event for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. 

Class of 1974 Reunion  

The primary reunion event for members of the class of 1974 is scheduled for Sept. 13 on the MSU campus. We have several exclusive events planned for the class of 1974 and get your photo taken with the Kedzie Cane. Details will be available by late July. 

If you're a member of the class of 1974, you can expect several emails from us throughout the year with event information. Keep an eye on this webpage and we strongly encourage you to update your profile with us to ensure we have your current email address so you receive information from us.

Class of 1974 Update Profile

Order Your Commemorative Pin

We’ve created a special 50-year pin to commemorate this milestone. Order yours today.

Order Commemorative Pin

Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan  

From painting the rock to the Midnight Scream, the Spartan experience is known for its strong traditions and shared memories. These traditions unite us — not just during our time on campus, but for a lifetime. We'd love to hear about your time on campus.

Share Your Memories

Your memories and traditions are what makes MSU a special place. Take a look at "Thy Praises, MSU: Treasures and Traditions of Michigan State University."

MSU Treasures & Traditions Book

In addition to the events we’re planning, you may also be interested in our ongoing programs and events

And consider connecting with your local alumni club. There are more than 100 alumni clubs worldwide that bring Spartans together for local events, activities and service opportunities.

Class of 1973

In 2023, Spartans from the class of 1973 were invited to return to campus during MSU’s Homecoming for several special opportunities. Check out the photos from the 2023 event:

Photos from 2023 Kedzie Reunion 

The Kedzie Cane 

The Kedzie Cane, also known as the “Kedzie Old-Timers Stick,” is a tradition that dates back to 1931. It was in that year that former president, Frank S. Kedzie, donated a cane that was previously owned by his father, Robert Clark Kedzie. The cane itself is 37 inches long, features intricate carvings and is made from coffee wood. Starting in 1929 at the suggestion of Dr. Kedzie, MSU began hosting an event for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. It was at the third annual luncheon that the cane was presented to the oldest living alumnus in attendance, Daniel Strange, class of 1867. 

KED CAP Brochure