Alumni gatherings allow former students to reconnect and once again enjoy one another’s company. Alumni have enjoyed Warrior Adventures over the past two 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 are some of the adventures we have shared thus far.
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.
Detroit Tigers Night
Two special nights have taken place at Comerica Park. Both included a pre-game private picnic buffet in the stadium before participants moved to their reserved seats for the Tigers game. Each evening ended with a dramatic fireworks presentation.
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.