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O'Dowd Reunion Day

Saturday, May 3, 2025

We’re celebrating the classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020!

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the O’Dowd Reunion?

The O’Dowd Reunion will be in-person and will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2025 from 3:00 to 6:30pm, with a special ceremony at 2:00pm for our Class of 1975 Golden Grads. Catch up with one another and connect with more of the O’Dowd community, all in one place!

Will there be a Golden Grad Celebration & Ceremony?

Yes, a celebration for the Class of 1975’s 50-year Reunion Celebration with a Golden Diploma Ceremony beginning at 2:00pm. Alumni who already celebrated their 50th reunion (classes from 1955 to 1974) are invited to this special ceremony as well.

Who will receive an invitation?

The O’Dowd Reunion Day 2025 invitations will be mailed out in January to all members of milestone classes. Make sure your contact information is updated. All alumni 21+ are welcome to attend, regardless of graduation year. 

How can I help get classmates together again?

A dedicated reunion committee is the best way to ensure your class is excited and involved in the O’Dowd Reunion Day. Volunteering on your class reunion committee is a fun, meaningful, and manageable way to create high-impact engagement among your community. O’Dowd does the heavy lifting of planning Reunion Day, while the main focus of alumni is to help get classmates there! All volunteer roles have the full support of the Development Office. Please let us know if your class is planning an additional reunion!


What other ways can I get involved?

  • Attend Reunion Day on Saturday, May 3, 2025.

  • Personally invite classmates to the Reunion Day (in-person, social media, phone).

  • Lend your name for class-wide communications encouraging attendance (mail, email and/or text). 

  • Locate contact information for classmates.

  • Recruit other O’Dowd alumni to volunteer in preparation up to and at the Reunion Day on Saturday, May 3, 2025.

  • Make a gift in honor of your milestone reunion celebration.

  • Help solicit classmates by lending your name for class-wide communications encouraging them to join you in giving back (mail and email).




When does registration begin and how do I RSVP?

Beginning January 1, 2025, alumni may register for O’Dowd Reunion Day at

I graduated in a different O’Dowd class than those being celebrated, am I invited?

Absolutely! All alumni 21 years of age and older are welcome to attend.


May I bring my children?

Unfortunately, no. This is a 21+ event. We hope you will come and enjoy yourself!


What should I wear?

Casual attire with a coat for the cool Bay Area evening. 

Will I be able to park on site?

There is limited on-site parking. We encourage everyone to carpool with a designated driver or use a rideshare service to attend this event.

Safety Protocol

Covid safety protocols will be in alignment with Alameda County and Bishop O’Dowd High School.


Contact Alumni Engagement, at or (510)553-8617.

Reunion Day 2024 Recap

Thank you to all of those who joined us in May for the milestone celebrations for Classes of 1959-2019! We had more than 330 alumni in attendance.

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