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Reunion Volunteers

Reunion Committee Volunteers put the special touch on reunion and are needed to contact classmates and plan class events.

Each year, the Alumni Office works with volunteers like you to make their Reunion even more special. Formal committees for classes celebrating their milestone 10th, 25th, and 50th reunions work with an assigned Reunion Staff Liaison to plan class-specific events, help with outreach to classmates, and assist with weekend details to further improve the experience for their class.

Not celebrating a Milestone Reunion but also interested in helping with your Reunion? Please fill out the form below. We would love to work with you!

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Overview of Reunion Volunteering Responsibilities

  • Create and promote a fun and lively weekend!
  • Participate in committee meetings or conference calls to discuss goals, projects, and duties.
  • Write letters, wall posts, and other messages to your classmates to promote Reunion Weekend.
  • Network with classmates to encourage reunion attendance.
  • Plan class-specific weekend events or activities.
  • Provide "special touches" at class events (memorabilia, speaker, etc.) and greet classmates as they arrive at planned events.
  • Lead by example: register to attend and promote the weekend!

Reunion Volunteers

There are two components to a successful reunion: Outreach and Planning.

Outreach: Attendance and Participation

The number one reason alumni attend their reunion is to see friends. A call, email, letter from a classmate goes a long way towards generating a buzz and ensuring good attendance. Use social media to keep momentum building all year; post updates to your Facebook group or tweet new registrants.

The alumni office will provide class lists with contact information. 

What to talk about during outreach

  • Review the dates
  • Encourage attendance and early registration
  • Urge classmates to call their friends
  • Review program highlights
    • Friday night event
    • Parade of Classes
    • Alumni Assembly
    • Alumni Luncheon
    • Saturday afternoon activities
    • Saturday night reunion celebration
    • Any other class specific activities
  • Direct them to the Reunion website for updates on reunion information and attendance

Reunion Giving Participation

Reunion Giving provides an opportunity for classes to have a more direct impact on Beloit College, by encouraging increased class participation and gift upgrades.

We ask that you encourage fellow classmates to make a gift or pledge to commemorate your next reunion. Reunion Volunteers help to establish goals and strategies for outreach to their classmates.

Challenge yourself and challenge your classmates. Just how many dreams can your class fund, how many lives will you change?

*Any gift that you've made from July 1, 2018 - June 30 of your reunion year will count toward your class' reunion giving total.


    Planning

    Plan events and activities that will make your reunion weekend special and unique. Activities can range from a Friday evening class party to a Saturday afternoon frisbee game. You know your era and classmates best--choose activities and events that will be meaningful and fun. Once your events are planned, pick committee members to act as hosts to welcome your classmates and keep the evening flowing.

    Program Ideas

    The best program ideas are those that allow classmates to reconnect with each other and that draw upon special experiences that the class shared during their college years.

    • Have an "open mic" session to share favorite Beloit stories
    • Invite a faculty member to attend or speak at your class event
    • Create a trivia contest based on your time at Beloit
    • Have an alumni sporting event: soccer, basketball, frisbee golf
    • Create a memorabilia display. Use items from your own collection or visit the College Archives
    • Revive a class tradition or song
    • Ask someone to read your class commencement speech
    • Utilize talents of classmates, ask them to perform at your dinner
    • Create a video or slide show using photos and music
    • Have a contest for "who came the farthest, who has the most children, etc." and give away prizes
    • Do a "class history," report on highlights from each year your class was at Beloit College