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 and off the campus, alumni have enjoyed a series of Warrior Adventures over the past two years. Participants have visited the Detroit Zoo, Detroit Tigers games, the Detroit Cultural Center, and Downton Days at Rochester’s Meadow Brook Hall. Additional adventures will be announced in the future. Visit the Warrior Adventures website for information on both upcoming and past adventures.
Lake Norcentra Volunteer Day. In conjunction with the Lake Norcentra Project, the Alumni Association sponsors a lake cleanup day each spring. Alumni, students, and friends rake, trim, and remove fallen trees to make the area look great for summer. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided, and the day ends with ice cream! Over 80 volunteers assisted with the last volunteer day on May 9, 2015. The date for next year will be announced in the spring.
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 under a canopy of lights for an evening of ice cream, music, and fun. The 2015 event featured delicious Michigan-made ice cream from Guernsey Farms Dairy. The ice cream flavor selected for the completion by alumni from the 2000s, Scoopy Doo, earned the most votes in the tasting contest.
Decade Reunions. Over the past five years, very successful decade reunions have been planned and hosted for alumni from the 1960s and 1970s. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.