Reunion 2008: Old Friends, New Experiences
Rensselaer’s Reunion program has come a long way in the last 10 years. Many old favorites, such as the Parade of Classes and Picnic, remain, but many new events have been created to add an educational component to the weekend, and to allow families to enjoy the program together.
An admissions program will take place on Saturday that will allow families with college-age children to get advice from Rensselaer’s admissions staff on navigating the tricky college admissions process. The program includes basic information sessions, and a campus tour and individual interviews for those who are interested.
A variety of tours, seminars, and demonstrations will allow alumni to experience some of the cutting-edge technology being pioneered by Rensselaer’s students and faculty. Have lunch with the dean of your school, and hear President Shirley Ann Jackson’s “State of the Institute” address. An extraordinary leader in the technology industry, Ed Zander ’68, chairman of Motorola and a Rensselaer trustee celebrating his 40th Reunion, will be the special guest speaker.
There are plenty of opportunities to kick back and relax with your classmates, too. On Friday, enjoy a Hawaiian luau and fireworks. The classes of 1953, 1958, and 1968 will also have class dinners that evening. Saturday night is the Red & White Reunion Bash at the Union for the Classes of 1978-1998, while the remaining classes and the 50 Year Club will enjoy special class dinners celebrating their milestone Reunions.