Alumni gatherings allow former students to reconnect and once again enjoy one another’s company. Alumni have enjoyed several Warrior Adventures over the past three years. Similar activities will be planned in other areas where sufficient numbers of alumni are located. Whenever possible, plan to join us for a Warrior Adventure. Additional adventures will be announced in coming months.
Previous Warrior Adventures
Day at the Cultural Center
In 2013, alumni and their families visited two renowned attractions in the Detroit Cultural Center. In the morning, participants toured the Detroit Historical Museum at their own pace. After a luncheon catered by Slows BarBQ, participants dispersed to the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Four special nights have taken place at Comerica Park. This year, the event included group seating for the game, and the Alumni Association provided food vouchers for participants. The evening ended with a dramatic fireworks presentation.
Detroit Zoo Family Day
On two occasions, alumni and their families have visited the Detroit Zoo. Each day began when the zoo opened. Everyone was able to visit the exhibits on their own until lunch time. Participants then gathered at a tent in the picnic area for lunch before once again visiting the exhibits in the afternoon.
Downton Day at Meadow Brook Hall
Based upon the popular television series Downton Abbey, Meadow Brook Hall hosts Downton Days each winter. Rochester College alumni, their families, and their friends participated in a behind-the-scenes Downton Days tour in 2015. The tour, “A Servant’s Life,” focused on the role of the house staff in a country estate.
Downtown Detroit Walking Tour
Witnessing first-hand the rebirth of Detroit, alumni participated in Downtown Detroit Walking Tours in 2015 and 2016. Led by Calvin Moore, a professional tour guide, owner of Seven Point Two Tours, and Rochester College graduate, the tours included some of Detroit’s great historical sites and renowned architecture. Following the two-hour tours, participants ate lunch at American Coney Island.
Alumni, their families, and their friends gathered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a 2015 evening of fellowship and Rochester College hockey. The evening included Smokey Bones barbecue and featured the Warriors as they faced the Davenport University Panthers.
Gathering at the Rochester Hills Painting with a Twist, alumni participated in their first Pizza and Painting event in 2016. The evening began with pizza. Each participant then painted a picture of the college’s Lake Norcentra with step-by-step assistance from an experienced artist.