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What is a Quinq?

 A Quinq is someone who graduated from Vanderbilt 50 years ago. The Class of 1969 are being celebrated this year as our newest Quinqs. Quinq is a shortened form of Latin quinquaginta (50) or quinquagenary (50th anniversary). It is not surprising that three alumni--from the Classes of 1887, 1897 and 1892-- who were trained in the classics chose this name.

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Reunion Staff Contacts

Katie Fayard
Director of Reunion and Classes
(615) 322-3696

Anthony Barclay
Senior Director of Planned Giving
(615) 936-5518

Quinq Events 

Friday, October 18

9–10:30 a.m.
Quinq Brunch and Class of 1969 Induction
Hosted by Malcolm Turner, Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director
Student Life Center Ballroom
The Quinq Society’s premier event—don’t miss this chance to reconnect with friends and classmates. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Be sure to indicate your attendance when filling out your registration form. Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944. Take the shuttle to Student Life Center. No valet parking.

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Commodore Classrooms 

1–2 p.m.
University Update with the Interim Chancellor
Sarratt Cinema
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will provide a campus update.

5–7 p.m.
Greek Open Houses 

Saturday, October 19

1–3 p.m.  
Homecoming Tailgate
Purdy Field (located in front of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on 25th Ave. S.)
All alumni, families and friends are invited to a casual tailgate, complete with a classic Southern buffet, wine and beer. This family-friendly gathering will include corn hole, face painting, balloon artistry and more! Parking available in West Garage (game day prices).
Adults: $30; children (6–12) $10; children 5 and under free. See map for parking and shuttle information. 

3 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Missouri Tigers
Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory! A limited number of game tickets are available at $49 each. To order, visit   Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Your tickets will be emailed to print after purchase.

Mini Reunions help you reconnect
For more information or help planning, visit the Mini Reunions page, call (615) 936-0817 or email