Alumni gatherings allow former students to reconnect and once again enjoy one another’s company. A pilot Warrior Adventures program was launched last summer and is available again this year. Similar activities will be planned in other areas where sufficient numbers of alumni are located.
Bring your family to one or more of these events. Contact some of your college friends and invite them to spend the day with you. The adventures provide a great excuse to get together. If you have lost track of a friend, call Larry Stewart at 248.218.2023 for contact information. Reserve now to participate in one of this summer’s Warrior Adventures!
Day at the Detroit Cultural Center
On Saturday, August 9, 2014, we will visit the newly renovated Detroit Historical Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Since the two museums are located across the street from each other, you will be able to park your car in one place for your entire visit. The only cost for this event is parking and $10 per person ($5 for children under 12) for a catered lunch. Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne County residents are admitted to the museums at no charge. We will be covering the cost for alumni and their immediate family members who live in other counties.
We will begin our day at the Detroit Historical Museum when the facility opens at 10:00 a.m. Friends and families will be able to see the museum at their own pace. Lunch, catered by Slows BarBQ, will be served from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the Historical Museum’s Depot. During that time we will have door prize drawings for those who are present. After lunch we will disperse with our friend and family groups to the Detroit Institute of Arts. The art museum closes at 5:00 p.m.
Reservation Deadline: July 31, 2014. A limited number of tickets are available, so they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where We Have Been
Detroit Zoo Family Day
On Saturday, June 28, 2014, alumni and their families visited the Detroit Zoo. With our group rate, tickets were $12 for adults (15+ yrs) and $8 for children (2-14 yrs). Infants were admitted free. Those with season passes to the zoo were invited to join us as well.
We began the day at the zoo when it opened at 9:00 a.m. Everyone was able to visit the exhibits on their own until lunch time. We rented a picnic area with a tent near the polar bear exhibit so we could share lunch together. Participants either brought their own picnic or purchased lunch at a nearby food court. The Alumni Association supplied bottled water and cookies. During the lunch hour we had door prize drawings for those who were present. Everyone was then able to once again visit the exhibits on their own until the zoo closed at 5:00 p.m.
Detroit Tigers Night
A special night was planned at Comerica Park on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Event tickets were available for $50 each and included a Tigers game vs. the Cleveland Indians and a private picnic buffet in the stadium.
The picnic buffet began at 5:30 p.m. in the Tiger Club and included hot dogs, hamburgers, cole slaw, pasta salad, baked beans, chips, water, and soft drinks. During the picnic, there were drawings for a variety of door prizes, including a set of four tickets to another Tigers game provided by Kevin Stewart (’04) of ReMax Suburban. We then moved to our reserved mezzanine seats for the 7:05 p.m. game.