Events & Reunions
Alumni gatherings allow former students to reconnect and once again enjoy one another’s company. In addition to reunions, receptions, and alumni events held both on campus and in various parts of the nation, a pilot Warrior Adventures program was launched last summer. Participants enjoyed visits to the Detroit Zoo, a Detroit Tigers game, and the Detroit Cultural Center. Additional adventures will be announced in the future and similar activities will be planned in other areas where sufficient numbers of alumni are located. Visit the Warrior Adventures website for details on upcoming adventures.
Lake Norcentra Volunteer Day. In conjunction with their Lake Norcentra Project, the Alumni Association sponsors a lake cleanup day each spring. Alumni, students, friends, and local residents rake, trim, and remove fallen trees to make the area look great at the beginning of each summer. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The next Lake Norcentra Volunteer Day will be scheduled next spring. Plan now to assist with this special volunteer effort.
Ice Cream Olympics. At the opening of each academic year, the Alumni Association hosts the Ice Cream Olympics to welcome the new student body. Alumni and students gather on the campus mall for an evening of ice cream, music, and fun. This year’s Ice Cream Olympics will take place on Sunday, August 24 and feature five custom Treat Dream ice cream flavors created by alumni. You may now register to attend and/or help with the event by visiting the Ice Cream Olympics webpage.
Decade Reunions. Over the past four years, very successful decade reunions have been planned and hosted for alumni from the 1960s and 1970s. A third 60s Reunion is being planned for on campus May 15-17, 2015. More information about that reunion is accessible from the reunion website. Special Facebook groups have been developed for MCC 60s Alumni, MCC 70s Alumni, and MCC 80s Alumni. Anyone interested in serving on a reunion planning committee for later decades should contact Larry Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Reunions. For decades, class reunions have been a popular highlight of summer on the campus of Rochester College. The availability of campus housing and the flexibility of family travel schedules have made the summer months an ideal time for such gatherings.
Each reunion is scheduled and organized by volunteers from specific classes. Reunions normally are not scheduled unless representatives from the class volunteer to coordinate an event. A college representative provides guidance, schedules campus facilities, and prepares mailings for reunion planners.
While some classes prefer to gather more frequently, reunions are recommended at ten-year increments (10, 20, 30, 40-year). The type and amount of formal activity varies from class to class. July is normally the best month for reunions. Dates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. For best results and adequate notification of class members, planners should begin the process at least nine months before the scheduled event.
If you are interested in coordinating a reunion for your class, please contact Larry Stewart at email@example.com.
Special Reunions. Occasionally, various groups host special reunions for specific groups of alumni. For example, former choral singers of Paul Downey have participated in two reunions, former members of Autumn celebrated the group’s 25th anniversary with a reunion concert, and former basketball players gather occasionally for an alumni game. If you would be interested in organizing a special reunion, contact Larry Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.