The campus will be crowded this weekend as Rollins honors its alumni during Alumni Weekend. Specifi cally, the weekend will feature reunions from those whose graduating years end in a one or a six between the years of 1941 and 2006.
The Chi Omega alumnae and the tennis and soccer alumni will also have their reunions. Alumni from all years, however, are invited to come back to campus and participate in the weekend’s activities.
The weekend’s events start on Thursday, March 24, but the weekend picks up for the alumni on Friday. Many of the events for can also be attended by current students. One of the main events that current students might want to attend would be Lunch on the Lawn, which will occur on Mills Lawn from 12-1:30 p.m. on Friday. This allows students to meet and talk to Rollins graduates over a free lunch. It is the third in the series of the “Rollins Cares” events that have been held this semester.
Another event students can attend and might be interested in is Rollins Then and Now. This is a tour around campus guided by President Emeritus Thaddeus Seymour. It starts in the chapel at 3:30 p.m. and then goes to other campus sites, such as the 9/11 Memorial and Pinehurst Cottage, reflecting on how the campus has changed over the years.
On Friday, students can also attend Conversation with President Lewis Duncan, Teaching in Paradise: A Faculty Panel, and Peace Corps Alumni Reunion and Student Networking Reception. These events will allow currents students to meet and recognize those who help to give our school its good reputation.
The weekend continues to be busy for the alumni, with events later on Friday night and Saturday. Throughout the weekend alumni are invited to come and enjoy the multiple sports games and performances by students and professionals that are taking place.
The weekend comes to a close after a few final events on Sunday, with a farewell brunch for the alumni at noon.
Look around campus this weekend as alumni come back to celebrate and relive their college years.