Events & Reunions
Alumni gatherings allow former students to reconnect and once again enjoy one another’s company. In addition to reunions, receptions, and alumni events held both on and off the campus, alumni have enjoyed a series of Warrior Adventures over the past three years. Participants have visited the Detroit Zoo, Detroit Tigers games, the Detroit Cultural Center, and Downton Days at Rochester’s Meadow Brook Hall. Additional adventures will be announced in the future. Visit the Warrior Adventures website for information on both upcoming and past adventures.
Ongoing Campus Events
Alumni Chorus. Dr. Joe Bentley, director of the Rochester College A Cappella Chorus, recently announced the formation of an ongoing alumni chorus. Anyone who sang in the A Cappella Chorus, Concert Chorale, or Chamber Chorale while enrolled at the college is welcome to join. The group practices two times per month throughout the academic year. More information is available from a letter posted by Dr. Bentley.
Ice Cream Olympics. At the opening of each academic year, the Alumni Association hosts the Ice Cream Olympics to welcome the new student body. Alumni and students gather on the campus mall under a canopy of lights for an evening of ice cream, music, and fun. The event includes a Kid Zone for children. The 2017 Olympics featured Michigan-made Sanders ice cream, and the 1980s alumni served the ice cream flavor voted best by participants in the event.
Lake Norcentra Park Volunteer Day. In conjunction with the Lake Norcentra Park Project, the Alumni Association sponsors a volunteer day each spring. Over the past five years, alumni, students, and friends have focused on spring cleanup efforts and painting projects in the park. The event includes a continental breakfast and lunch for participants, and the day ends with ice cream. Dates for the volunteer day are normally announced a couple months in advance.
Decade Reunions. Over the past five years, very successful decade reunions have been planned and hosted for alumni from the 1960s and 1970s. Special Facebook groups have been developed for MCC 60s Alumni, MCC 70s Alumni, MCC 80s Alumni, and. MCC/RC 90s Alumni. Anyone interested in serving on a reunion planning committee for later decades should contact Evan Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
80s Reunion. A decade reunion for alumni from the 1980s is being planned for July 27-29, 2018 (next summer). If you are interested in helping with the reunion, please contact Julie (Wilson) Piazza at email@example.com.
Special Reunions. Occasionally, various groups host special reunions for specific groups of alumni. For example, former choral singers of Paul Downey have participated in two reunions, former members of Autumn have gathered on two occasions with a reunion concert each time, and former basketball players gather occasionally for an alumni game. If you would be interested in organizing a special reunion, contact Evan Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.