Shannon Rooney | June 1, 2018
This week approximately 3,600 Notre Dame alumni are returning to campus for Reunion 2018. The event spans four days packed with activities, both educational and fun, that give alumni a chance to reunite with friends, find out what’s new on campus, and even stay overnight in the residence halls.
As alumni can tell you, Reunion at Notre Dame is about more than nostalgia—it’s an opportunity to connect with each other, with the University, and with the educational experience that helped make them who they are.
“I’m looking forward to seeing people reunite. We’ll have alumni who haven’t seen each other in five, ten, 20 years, and you can see the joy on their faces as they reconnect,” says Mike Sullivan ’90, Senior Director of Alumni Programs with the Notre Dame Alumni Association. “That joy lasts the whole weekend. It might’ve been 20 years since you were a student, but it’s like you never left.”
The Reunion Refreshment Hub is a popular place for alumni to gather and catch up throughout the weekend and Sullivan says evening conversations often continue into the wee hours of the morning.
The agenda also features programming for both celebration and education. Entertainment includes the one-man play Sorin: A Notre Dame Story and Rocky Bleier: The Play, presented by the Class of 1968. The Laughing Irish Comedy Show, presented by four alumni performers takes place Saturday night. The ND Explores series features events at such campus locations as McCourtney Hall, Duncan Student Center, and Innovation Park, where alumni can learn about campus offices and initiatives.
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