Commencement festivities are over and Reunion fun is on the horizon. What better time for an update. In 2010, Around the D featured Reunion Weekends, noting that the timing for Alumni Weekends had wandered a bit over the years from June to May to April.
The next year, the reunion date changed again — back to June –but not back to overlapping with Commencement.
Not just the date has changed over the years. Earlier weekends tended to focus on class gatherings and group photographs. Current reunions offer more learning opportunities with faculty offering lectures on a range of topics.
Somethings remain constant:
Other traditions have faded:
Food is always important –
And music is too – we just don’t feature as many tubas.
What’s your favorite reunion memory? Tradition?