Join us for the 40th reunion !

Sep 27 - 28, 2019 | Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The date for the 40th reunion for the class of 1979 is set for Friday and Saturday, September 27-28, 2019 to coincide with the Homecoming Game.  


Join our Facebook group

Your registration fee will get you
into the Saturday night reception
at the American Museum of Science & Energy.  There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres
and a cash bar for beer and wine.

All other activities are pay as you go
but we would like to get RSVPs
for the hike
and for the Friday night social hour at Crafters’ Brewery.



40th Reunion Schedule

Friday, September 27th, 2019

5:00 pm
The Social Hour

Crafter’s Brew
856 Oak Ridge Turnpike

Join us at Crafter’s Brew, a beer garden on the Turnpike just across from the Federal Building and walking distance from Blankenship Field.  Yes.  Oak Ridge has a beer garden.  Drinks are reasonable.

Let us know if you plan to come because The Reunion Committee is preparing prizes . . .

7:30 PM
The Homecoming Game

Blankenship Field

Join your fellow football fans and nostalgia addicts as we thrash Clinton at scenic Blankenship Field.
Tickets available at the box office.

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

8:30 – 11:00 am
The Hike!
North Boundary Greenways

Lead by Steve Oliphant, Lisa Oliphant, & Linda Spangler

Steve and Lisa Oliphant have generously offered to lead a hike through the Oak Ridge wilderness.  Please let us know on the registration form if you plan to attend.  The hike is free but you should bring your own water and snacks.  More details here.



6:30 – 10:30 PM 
The Main Event

American Museum of Science & Energy
Downtown Oak Ridge

This is the main reunion event.  Casual reception with heavy h’ors douvres.  

Your registration fee covers admission to this event and the food.  There will be a cash bar for beer and wine.  

For those of you who have been away for a while, the museum is now in its third incarnation in Downtown Oak Ridge in the old Sears building.  Read more about the museum here.

10:30 PM

The After Party?


Possibility of an after party.  Location TBD.


Other Recommended Activities

Friday, Sept 27
11:30 am

DOE Facilities Tour


American Museum of Science & Energy- DOE facilities bus tour.  It departs from the Museum and stops include New Hope Visitor Center, Bethel Valley Church, ORNL Graphite Reactor, Spallation Neutron Source (drive by) and K25 (drive by). The bus only has 16 seats so reserve a space if you want to go.  

Friday, Sept 27
10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, Sept 28
10 am – 3 pm

Oak Ridge History Museum


When the museum moved to its new location downtown, the history part split off and became its own museum – the Oak Ridge History Museum.

Visit it at its new location:

Midtown Community Center
102 Robertsville Rd

aka the old Wildcat Den


ORHS Class of 79

Come play with your friends!

Where To Stay

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

433 S Rutgers Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

865-409-5059 press 0

Ask for the Oak Ridge High School
class of 79 Room Block

We have a block of ten rooms set aside for the reunion with a group rate of $94/night.
Last day to book:  August 28.

This is stumbling home distance from the museum and a likely candidate place for an informal after party for those of you who are still able to stay awake past 10:00.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

114 Tulsa Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Hampton Inn
208 S Illinois Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


Comfort Inn
433 S Rutgers Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
The DoubleTree
215 S. Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830


We have a group rate at the Doubletree for a group rate for a block of 10 rooms for $107/night. 

Reserve your place by by Sept. 6.  The code is O79.

Get in Touch

Please make sure your information is up to date by signing up for the Class Mailing List.  This is how we will keep you informed for this reunion as well as future reunions.

Suspected Attendees

Who is likely to show up?