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Alumni Weekend

Inaugural Alumni Weekend coming in June

Starting next year, you won’t have to check the date on your diploma before deciding to attend the annual early-June celebration of all things Brandeis. 

The weekend formerly known as Reunion is getting a makeover. Now, a reimagined and newly named Alumni Weekend will invite all Brandeis graduates to return to campus for a three-day gala, giving you the opportunity to re-connect with fellow grads from every class, make new friends, visit with favorite professors and relive special memories.

The inaugural Alumni Weekend rolls out on June 8-10, 2018.

“Many alumni have expressed a desire to reunite on campus with friends they know from other classes, student organizations, arts groups or athletic teams,” Alumni Association President Mark Surchin ’78 explains. “Alumni Weekend provides a perfect venue for them to do that.”

Alumni Weekend will retain the most-popular elements of Reunion, including Alumni College, the Ralph Norman Barbecue, Kegs and Kickball, and Ollie’s Family Fun, while adding new programming based around shared interests. Student clubs, programs and athletic teams will be encouraged to organize their own mini-reunions during the weekend, with direction from the Alumni Weekend staff.

The celebration will continue to recognize classes commemorating milestone reunions.

“We recognize that people’s Brandeis experiences transcend the year they graduated,” says Patsy Fisher, vice president of alumni relations. “Alumni Weekend will celebrate the special bond among Brandeis alumni — connections built and sustained by experiences shared both inside and outside the classroom.”

Categories: Alumni Weekend
Date: September 6, 2017