Fisk University All Class Reunion
   April 28-May 1     2023! It's FISK Time!

It is your Anniversary Reunion Year – 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958,1963, 1968, 1973 (NEW GOLDENS), 1978, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1998 (Silvers), 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018!

We welcome the Class of 2023!


Registration is open: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Friday, April 28, 2023

  • Swag Bag Pickup & Name Tag, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Richardson House - $30 [480]"D
  • Nashville Fisk Alumni Association Fish Fry –

           11 am – 4 pm – Richardson House Lawn

  • "An Evening en Blanc on The Yard" - 6-10pm - All White Attire
    • General Admission - $50
    • Reserved Round Table of 10 - $600
    • Reserved Rectangle Table of 8 - $480


Saturday, April 29, 2023

  • Breakfast, 9 a.m., Adam K. Spence Hall  $15
  • Bulldog Madness Sale, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon, University Bookstore – Adam K. Spence Hall (Lower Level)
  • Silver Sons & Daughters Luncheon, 12 noon, Adam K. Spence Hall (Class of 1998 and their guests)  $30
  • Class of 1961 Memorial Service – 1 p.m. – Fisk Memorial Chapel
  • Golden Class of 1973 Class Meeting – 2:30 p.m. – The Little Theatre
  • Golden Classes Photos & Class Meetings (except for Class of 1973) – 9 am-12noon - Jubilee Hall First Floor (Appleton Room, Blue Room, Gold Room, Lobby)
  • Anniversary Class Photos 2-3:30 p.m. Steps in front of John Hope and Aurelia Elizabeth Franklin Library (Rain Location: Fisk Memorial Gym)

 (All Anniversary Classes except Goldens)
1978 at 2 p.m.
1983 at 2:15 p.m.
1988 at 2:25 p.m.
1993 at 2:35 p.m.
1998 at 2:45 p.m
2003 at 2:55 p.m.
2008 at 3:10 p.m.
2013 at 3:20 p.m.
2018 at 3:30 p.m.

  • Golden Class of 1973 Group Photo – 3:45 p.m.  –  Steps on the west side of Cravath (Meharry side, between Talley-Brady and The Little Theatre)
    • NON-Anniversary Class Photo Locations (Class Agents will sign-up online via Sign-up Genius)
      • Behind Cravath
      • Steps of Jubilee
      • In front of Chapel
      • Steps of the Van Vechten
    • All Class PHOTOS -  $30 
  • Anniversary Class Meetings, 3-5 p.m. (all classes except Goldens)
  • Pre-Gala Social, 7:30pm;  Gala Banquet and After Party 8:30pm.,  Renaissance Nashville (Cocktail Attire) - $150 | $175 (April 21 thru April 25th) Last day to purchase Gala Banquet ticket is April 25th!
  • After Party - 10pm-12am (Renaissance Hotel) $40


Sunday, April 30, 2023

  • Baccalaureate, 10 a.m., Fisk Memorial Chapel (Reserved seating for Class of ’98 and All Goldens)
  • Golden Sons and Daughters Luncheon, 12 Noon, Appleton Room - Jubilee Hall   $50 
    • All Goldens and Guests. New Golden Class of 1973 will be inducted into the Society of Golden Sons and Daughters
  • Golden Class of 1973 Memorial Service, 2 p.m., Fisk Memorial Chapel
  • Golden Class of 1973 Time Capsule – 4pm – John Hope and Aurelia Elizabeth Franklin Library
  • Concert Fisk Jubilee Singers, 7:30 p.m., Fisk Memorial Chapel

Monday, May 1, 2023

  • Commencement, 10a.m. (Reserved seating for Class of 1998 and All Goldens) - Campus Grove  


Questions? Email the Office of Alumni Affairs at or call 615-329-8632

  • Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Adam K. Spence   $15  [2]
A Message from the Chair
Janine Smith '84

Good Afternoon Alumni!


As we approach year-end, I reflect on how amazing the year has been for our alma mater! The university leadership has shared that Fisk will receive a clean bill of health for its 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation, which is a testament to Fisk's commitment to excellence


Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson '85, President of Auburn Seminary, delivered a powerful message for Jubilee Day. Homecoming was the first in-person homecoming since 2019. It was enjoyable, with performances by the marching band, exciting women's and men's basketball games, and an inspiring demonstration by the women's gymnastics team. Alumni enjoyed the tent parties, building open houses, and other activities.


Thanks to all alumni who contributed to the "Cozy Coat Drive"! We distributed 43 coats for international students (primarily from Nigeria and India) who were unprepared for Nashville's winter weather. The students were grateful for the coats. Thanks to SGA alumni liaisons Connor Joseph and Aiyana Keys, who brought this need to GAAFU's attention. Congratulations to student Henry Alumona for winning the Alumni Engagement contest. Henry was awarded a $500 scholarship for winning the contest.


The "Chat with Trustees" event was engaging. Trustees Juliette Williams Pryor, Esq. '86 (Board Chair), JoLinda Herring, Esq. '85 (Chair, Presidential Search Committee), and Frank Simmons '74 (Alumni Trustee) participated. I am appreciative of the trustees' willingness to have an open dialogue.


The Fisk University gymnastics team will have its competition debut in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6-7, 2023. We encourage alumni to support our gymnasts' team when they compete in a city near you (Schedule Link).  


Congratulations to new GAAFU regional leadership. The southwest chair and vice chair are Dr. Susan McClure Johnson '73 (Austin, Texas)  and Rhonda B. Reece '02 (Dallas, Texas). Shelia Hill '78 (Los Angeles) is the farwest chair, and  Melanie Johnson Davis '77 (St. Louis, Missouri) is the interim midwest chair. The alumni trustee nominees webinar will be held on Tuesday, 12/20/22, @ 8PM CST. As a reminder, GAAFU paid members are allowed to vote.


I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year. I'm thankful and appreciative of your support of Fisk.

Fisk Forever!

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