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.
Downtown Detroit Walking Tour
Nearly every week, local news channels report on another milestone in the rebirth of downtown Detroit. If you are interested in witnessing this rebirth first-hand, join us for our Downtown Detroit Walking Tour on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The tour, planned for alumni, their families, and their friends, will begin at 10 a.m. and end with a luncheon at noon. The response to last fall’s walking tour was extremely enthusiastic.
Calvin Moore, a professional tour guide, owner of Seven Point Two Tours, and a Rochester College graduate, will lead the 2.5 mile walking tour. You will see recent developments, visit some of Detroit’s great historical spots, and enjoy the city’s renowned architecture. You will visit such sites as the Guardian Building, recently restored David Whitney Building, Campus Martius, Capitol Park, and Grand Circus Park.
Tickets for the two-hour tour and post-tour luncheon are $20 each.
Reservation Deadline: June 15, 2016. Only 40 tickets are available. Order early to secure your place!
Alumni, their families, and their friends are invited to a special evening at Comerica Park on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. and feature the Detroit Tigers as they face the Kansas City Royals, followed by a dramatic post-game fireworks show. Event tickets are available for $35 each (Tigers ticket price). Attendees will receive a $10 voucher for stadium food purchases courtesy of the Alumni Association. During the game, there will be drawings for door prizes, including a set of four tickets to another Tigers game provided by Kevin Stewart (’04) and The Stewart Team of ReMax Defined in downtown Rochester.
Reservation Deadline: June 15, 2016. A limited number of tickets are available, so they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Previous Warrior Adventures
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.
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.
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.
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.