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Reunion & Homecoming

October 2-4, 2009

A whole new tradition starts this year, when Class Reunion moves to the fall and joins with Homecoming to create a special weekend that alumni, their families, and friends are sure to enjoy. Which of your classmates will be returning?

Class Reunions: Classes ending in 4 or 9, the 50 Year Club, and the Class of 1952 will all celebrate milestones.

Greek Alumni: Delta Tau Delta, Phi Epsilon Pi, Theta Xi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Iota Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Beta Phi, RSE, and FIJI are holding Reunions.

Athletic Alumni: Men’s lacrosse, rugby, baseball, women’s soccer, and softball will enjoy varsity games, alumni gatherings, and the grand opening of the new East Campus Athletic Village.

Special Interest Groups: 1947 NROTC alumni, young alumni (10 years out or less), graduate alumni, and Phalanx.

Don’t see your Greek house, team, or special interest represented? Contact the alumni office at (518) 276-6205 or Visit for hotel information, alumni contacts, and more. Events listed below are subject to change.

Friday, October 2

Back to Class Sessions. Sit in on an actual class, and find out what the Rensselaer experience is like for today’s students.

50 Year Club Brunch and 1959 Induction Ceremony. The 50 Year Club welcomes its newest members, the Class of 1959.

Dolven Conductor's Suite Dedication at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.

President’s State of the Institute Address. President Jackson presents the progress and accomplishments of the past year, and looks ahead to Rensselaer’s future.

Graduate Alumni Reception. Join other graduate alumni and faculty to kick off a new program designed especially for you.

Greek ChowderFest. Greek houses will gather for a friendly chowder-making competition. This event is a chance for you to meet with alumni and actives from your house, and mingle with other Greeks.

Class Dinners for 1949, 1952, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969. Visit the Web site for details about your specific class plans.

Classes of 1974-2004 Combined Dinner and Student Group Performances. Enjoy performances by current student groups as you relax with friends and classmates.

Individual Greek Events. Contact your house for details.

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Wayne State

Men’s Alumni Lacrosse Game

Saturday, October 3

East Campus Athletic Village Opening Ceremonies and FanFest. The grand opening of the most extensive athletic construction project in the Institute’s history. Events will include: a ribbon-cutting ceremony; tours; a FanFest featuring food, music, and games; RPI football vs. Rochester; and men’s and women’s ice hockey games.

Alumni/ae Rugby Games

Celebration of Classes. Reunion-year classes demonstrate their class spirit (and present bribes!) to a panel of judges, including President Jackson, in a friendly competition to win prizes.

Individual Greek Events. Houses are planning a variety of programs for returning alumni. Contact your house for details.

RPI Football vs. Rochester

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Wayne State

Women’s Soccer vs. Vassar

Men’s Hockey vs. University of Prince Edward Island

Class of 1979 Dinner

EMPAC Presents Pianist Per Tengstrand. The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center features this internationally acclaimed concert pianist.

Sunday, October 4

Athletic Alumni Hall of Fame (by invitation only).

Alumni Golf Tournament. Sponsored by the Lally School’s Executive MBA Program.

Individual Greek Events. Greek houses are planning a variety of programs for returning alumni. Contact your house directly for details.

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