1971 Reunion

Celebrating 50 Years
Saint John’s Prep Class of 1971
Saint Benedict’s High School Class of 1971

We certainly hope you and your families are doing well and that you have been able to remain healthy in the year that none of us wish to re-live. With the COVID-19 pandemic front and center in most of our lives, we know that our 50th Class reunion is unlikely something that you have been thinking about recently. However, we do hope that you plan to join us October 1-3, 2021 at Saint John’s Prep.  We all know that fall on campus can be absolutely spectacular!

A limited number of rooms may be available at the Saint John’s Abbey Guest House. Call for availability 320-363-2573. A room block has been set aside at the new Marriott Residence Inn in Waite Park. Check online for availability.

What have you been up to for the last 50 years?!
Share your personal update with our classmates! We’re collecting details about each other and will compile it all in a special collection of short biographies. Share as much or as little as you wish, but we’d like to learn more about you and your life since graduating from Saint John’s Prep! Click here to share your details! 

Besides the events below, you are welcome to take a walk to the Stella Marais Chapel, visit the Saint John’s Pottery Studio, catch some sunshine on the beach or simply relax with old friends at Prep.


Friday, October 1, 2021

Saint John’s Abbey Garden Walk and Cemetery Tour
Meet in the Saint John’s Great Hall

Happy Hour and Casual Dinner
Weber Center & Lawn

Saturday, October 2, 2021 

Saint John’s Abbey Church Art and Architecture Tour with Br. David Paul Lange, OSB
Meet on the steps of the Abbey Church

Coffee and Community with Head of School Jon McGee
Meet in the Weber Center

Saint John’s Prep History Lesson
Saint John’s Prep Library & Learning Commons

BBQ Lunch
Weber Center & Lawn

Saint Michael Hall Open House
Saint Michael Hall Community Space

Saint John’s Prep Community Mass
Saint John’s Abbey Church

Alumni Happy Hour
SJU Great Hall

50th Reunion Dinner Celebrations for the Class of 1971
SJU Quad 

Sunday October 3, 2021
Brunch in the Refectory
SJU Quad Building