The Gianera Society is an honorary designation with membership limited to those undergraduate alumni whose class graduated from Santa Clara 50 or more years ago.
The society's sole purpose is to pay tribute to the legacy provided by our "Golden Broncos" and acknowledge their long-standing loyalty to the University, their classmates, and the Alumni Association. Gianera Society members meet every year for a luncheon during the Grand Reunion Weekend in October to induct their newest members (those attending their 50th Reunion) and renew the camaraderie and lifelong friendships that developed and flourished at Santa Clara.
Watch our video on the Gianera Society History.
Read the Gianera Society Letter from the Class of 1964 to learn more about why you should attend!
Congratulations to all the Gianera classes celebrating reunions in 2017!
- Class of 1967 (50th Reunion)
- Class of 1962 (55th Reunion)
- Class of 1957 (60th Reunion)
- Class of 1952 (65th Reunion)
- Class of 1947 (70th Reunion)
- Class of 1942 (75th Reunion)
Quotes from Past Attendees
"I expected to have some fun at the 50th reunion but it went far beyond our expectations. We had a really, really good time. We had fun at our 10th year and our 25th -- but this last weekend was extraordinary. Somewhat surprisingly, the highlight of the 3 days for me was having Fr. President place the Gianera medal over my neck [its significance meant much more to me than I could have earlier anticipated]..."
- Dave Murray '64
"Many of my classmates mentioned they didn’t know what the Gianera Society was before they attended the event and didn’t realize what a memorable experience it would be. They were so happy that they chose to attend and I hope you will too."
- Peter Manno '64
Each member of the 50th Reunion Class receives a bona fide Gianera medal at the lunch.