The largest alumni event of the year is almost here! More than 3,000 alumni and guests are expected to return to campus for Reunion & Homecoming the weekend of October 1 through 4. While traditional Class Reunions still take place (this year for classes ending in 0 or 5), many other groups are returning to campus to celebrate reunions, anniversaries, and milestones. Among the special interest groups planning events are athletics teams, Greek organizations, and former student groups.
Many events are planned for the weekend, from educational offerings such as Back to Class, to career networking programs, social events, sports competitions, and events featuring special guests. Just a few of the program highlights are: the President’s State of the Institute Address, Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony, FanFest carnival midway at the ECAV terrace, the Auto Show and Morning Car Cruise presented by Rensselaer, Rensselaer hockey, and a presentation at the George M. Low Gallery.
A special event featuring NASA connections is also being planned, with special guests NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, ’08H, and astronaut Reid Wiseman ’97. “You may recall that last year Wiseman ‘attended’ Reunion & Homecoming via a video chat live from the International Space Station,” said Jeff Shanz, assistant vice president for alumni relations. “This year, we are pleased to be welcoming him to campus in person!”
Visit the website at alumni.rpi.edu/reunion for a complete schedule of events and details. The campus community is invited to sign up for any events of interest, and also to encourage alumni you know and work with to sign up as well. If you need help registering, contact the Alumni Office at (518) 276-6205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed to help ensure a great experience for our alumni and guests. There is a pressing need for help at Registration on Friday and Saturday. Training will be provided. To get involved, contact Denise Done at email@example.com or (518) 276-3664.