Are you a recent high school graduate – or about to graduate? If so, you might be wondering, “When is the next time I can expect to see all these people?”
Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Since Classmates is the number one online high school reconnection social network in the U.S., you might assume that we’d have some interest in reunions. And you’d be right.
There are over 70 million members on Classmates, more than five million of whom were invited to a reunion in 2015. With a free membership, you can invite guests, collect RSVPs, share news, and start conversations. We’ve also got the world’s largest digital yearbook archive – 350,000 and counting – so if you’re missing a yearbook, odds are pretty good that you’ll find it on our site. (A lot easier than digging through that box in the garage!) All in all, we’re built for reminiscing and reconnecting.
Generally speaking, high school reunions are held every ten years, most commonly after 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, and 50 years. There are even some classes that choose to meet every five. While we love the idea of people getting together more frequently, we’d be among the first to acknowledge that putting together a reunion is a lot of work. If your class is in the every-five-years camp, we salute you!
We recently polled users about the top reasons to attend a reunion. Most folks (75%) agreed that it’s a “fun way to walk down memory lane.” Classmates member Cheryl L. said “People want to catch up, stay in touch and reminisce about the good ol’ days.”
Be sure to attend at least one of your reunions. You won’t regret it! And, in the meantime, check out our reunion-related blog posts here.