Alumni gatherings allow former students to reconnect and once again enjoy one another’s company. Alumni have enjoyed Warrior Adventures over the past three years. Additional adventures will be announced in coming months. Similar activities will be planned in other areas where sufficient numbers of alumni are located. Here is our next Warrior Adventure as well as some of our previous ones.
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, October 10. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. and end with a luncheon at noon.
Calvin Moore, experience coordinator for the Detroit Experience Factory 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.
Reservation Deadline: October 1, 2015. Only 30 tickets are available. Order early to secure your place!
Previous Warrior Adventures
Three 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.
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.
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.