5 Tips for planning your reunion

Many alumni head back to campus each year to reunite with friends or celebrate a milestone year. In 2019, we have introduced our inaugural Dal Alumni Days— the perfect time to rally together friends you haven’t seen in a while, those you shared memories with, laughed and learned with years ago.

Each class or group has its own unique personality, and alumni sometimes know best what reunion experience will work for their particular group. Get in touch with your faculty alumni officer, and together let’s plan the perfect reunion.

1. Gather your list of invitees

Start by contacting the Alumni Relations Team. Once you have signed a confidentiality agreement, we can provide a list of contacts.

2. Contact your classmates

Invite everyone on your list to a reunion. If there are any ‘lost’ people on your list that we don’t have contact info for, ask around to see if others can locate them.

3. Plan your Event

Decide on the format you’d like for your reunion. Your class has its own personality and will remember the university in a unique way. Consider venues on campus and around Halifax that will best suit your group. Consider cost when planning your activities; it may also be a factor.

4. Let us help

Share your plans, and we can help with some of the supplies and communications. We’ll also share our schedule of faculty and university-wide events, which you may find helpful in making your plans.

5. Finalize your plans and enjoy!

Contact your group with final details of your itinerary and confirm numbers. Contact venues to make final arrangements and then get ready to have a great time.

Did You Know?

Reunions are usually organized around class years, but can also be based on:

  • residences
  • societies
  • sports teams
  • faculties or programs
  • friends, and more!

Reunion Activity Ideas

  • Brunch, lunch or dinner
  • Barbecues or picnics
  • Cocktail receptions
  • Boat cruises
  • Tours of campus or Halifax
  • Golf

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Campus Venues

There are plenty of campus spaces that would be perfect for hosting Reunion events, such as:

  • University Club
  • Student Union Building
  • The Grad House
  • Dalhousie Art Gallery
  • McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building
  • K.C. Rowe Management Building

Visit Conference Services for more information and rates. Complete a volunteer form, or contact volunteer@dal.ca for more information about reunions.