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 three 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.
Ongoing Campus Events
Alumni Chorus. Dr. Joe Bentley, director of the Rochester College A Cappella Chorus, recently announced the formation of an ongoing alumni chorus. Anyone who sang in the A Cappella Chorus, Concert Chorale, or Chamber Chorale while enrolled at the college is welcome to join. The group practices two times per month throughout the academic year. More information is available from a letter posted by Dr. Bentley.
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 event includes a Kid Zone for children. The fall 2016 Olympics featured Michigan-made Sanders ice cream. Bumpy cake, the flavor selected by alumni from the 1980s, won the event competition. Plan to attend next year!
Lake Norcentra Volunteer Day. In conjunction with the Lake Norcentra Park Project, the Alumni Association sponsors a volunteer day each spring. Over the past four years, alumni, students, and friends have focused on spring cleanup efforts in the park. The event includes a continental breakfast and lunch for participants, and the day ends with ice cream. The date for the volunteer day is normally announced a few months in advance.
Autumn Reunion. A reunion for former members of Autumn has been scheduled for March 24-25, 2017. The weekend will include an evening performance featuring former groups and a large combined group. More information is available from the reunion website.
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, MCC 80s Alumni, and. MCC/RC 90s Alumni. Anyone interested in serving on a reunion planning committee for later decades should 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.