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Half-Century Club

WELCOMING THE CLASS OF 1971!

  • Football play (Bruce Vlink) throwing football in 1969
  • Cal State LA students in cafeteria during the 1970s
  • Birdseye view of Cal State LA in the 1970s
  • Snapshots of students engaging in campus activity during the 1970s.
  • Newspaper cartoon of man attempting to climb Cal State LA cardiac hill
  • Newspaper clipping of Cal State LA cardiac hill featuring students walking up stairs
  • Six Cal State LA cheerleaders posing and smiling during the 1960s
  • Newspaper clipping featuring Cal State LA CoEds flinging into fashion
  • Cal State LA Commencement ceremony during the 1950s
  • Man sitting in scuba gear. Img text: Devilfish Club Called Campus' Most Active
  • Cars on Valley Blvd going to Cal State LA in 1960s
  • Diablos basketball with Captain Ron Knight scoring a basket
  • Cal State LA students at Disneyland for Family Night in the 1960s
  • Two students posing in kimonos for Japan Night at Cal State LA in the 1960s
  • Students in the Cal State LA library in the 1960s
  • Cal State LA students near library and cafeteria during the first week of school in the 1960s
  • Cal State LA fraternity house in the 1950s
  • Cal State LA students during Car Smash in the 1960s
  • Lee Harter and Gary Townsend as ASI Presidents
  • Two students posing with Cal State LA Diablos license plate frame
  • Cartoon of car in tree. Text: Yippee I finally found a place to park my car at CSLA
  • Birdseye view of cars parked in parking lot at Cal State LA
  • Newspaper clipping with man in radio station. Text: Radio Station Plans for Expansion
  • Men on soccer field. Text: Ruggers Roll Over Loyola. Diablos win 24:11
  • Newspaper clipping of Sheree Acker and Greg Rogalski. Text: Com Board Approves Summer, Fall Editors
  • South Tower at Cal State LA
  • Four students standing at cashier window for spring enrollment
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon students eating roast beef sandwiches for eating contest
  • Sigma Nu in Teeter Totter marathon
  • Cal State LA baseball player Tom Tanner slides on base
  • Cal State LA tricycle race in 1960s
  • Two football players - Long Beach vs Cal State LA

We're Here to Celebrate You!

We’re excited to honor the California State University, Los Angeles’ Half-Century Club, a distinguished group of more than 12,000 alumni who graduated from the school at least fifty years ago. These alumni have been foundational to the University through their philanthropy, engagement, and accomplishments. Each year, the University recognizes the class celebrating its 50th reunion with induction into the Half-Century Club. 

This year, we have the honor of inducting alumni from the class of 1971 as the newest members of this venerable group. These past two years have probably been the hardest, most stressful months for many of us. Faced with current extraordinary circumstances, we're unable to invite Class of 1971 graduates to the traditional campus luncheon to be formally inducted into the Half-Century Club.

While we are not able to meet in person this year, we hope that this space will serve as a reminder that California State University, Los Angeles is more than a physical place. Your Cal State LA Alumni Association offers a community and a sense of place no matter where you are in the world. Although this does not replace the fond memories made at an in-person reunion, it is a great opportunity to celebrate you and your accomplishments and celebrate each other as one community.

A Flashback to 1971
 Milestones of 1970

Listen to the soundtrack of the Class of 1971

Female alumna opening a yearbook at a reception table

See Pictures of Past Half-Century Club Luncheons & Reunions

Get Involved

Volunteer with your alumni association to build connections between alumni, students, and the university. Become a leader in one of our committees or alumni networks. Represent your fellow alumni by mentoring fellow alumni and students in the Cal State LA Alumni Mentoring Program.

Give Now

Please consider making a donation to the Cal State LA Fund. You can also direct your gift to the Half-Century Club Scholarship, or to another designation of your choice. Your generosity will help sustain our students who have been welcomed back to campus again this fall.