Alumni Bubbles

The pandemic has caused many alumni events to be postponed or shifted online, including Reunion 2020, Reunion 2021, and Commencement for the class of 2020.  A series of events in 2022 will bring our alumni together on campus and continue our traditions of alumni stewardship and engagement. We encourage faculty and staff to join in the events listed below in bold.

Mini Reunions – May 15-19, 2022

  • Classes of 1965 and 1966 (May 15-17)
  • Classes of 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1960, and 1961 (May 17-19)
    • Anticipated attendance: ~150
    • A one-day, two-night event with meals, campus tours/speakers, and opportunities to connect with classmates.

No campus housing offered.

Reunion – June 16-19, 2022

  • Classes ending in 2s and 7s
    • Anticipated attendance: ~2500
    • Traditional Reunion with cross-generational programming, a parade of classes/Alumni Convocation.
    • Campus Office and Academic Department Informal Open HousesFriday, June 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, throughout campus
    • All-Reunion Happy Hour with faculty and staff – Friday, June 17, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Bald Spot/Chapel Tent

Campus housing offered.

Milestone Reunion – August 5-7, 2022

  • Classes of 1970, 1971, 1995, 1996, 2015, and 2016  
    • Anticipated attendance: ~1500
    • Traditional abbreviated Reunion with cross-generational programming, a parade of classes/Alumni Convocation.
    • Happy Hour Reception with faculty and staff – Friday, August 5, 4:30 – 6:00 pm Bald, Spot/Chapel Tent

Campus housing offered.

2020 Celebration – August 11-14, 2022 

  • Class of 2020 
    • Anticipated attendance: ~400
    • Opportunities to bring the class back together on campus to enjoy aspects of their senior spring and celebrate their graduation. Families are invited to the Sunday ceremony and brunch.
    • Faculty and staff reception – Friday, August 12, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Chapel Tent 
    • Class of 2020 Celebration Ceremony – Sunday, August 14, 10:00 am, Bald Spot
    • Brunch – Sunday, August 14, following the ceremony, Chapel Tent

Campus housing offered.

Carleton Alumni Volunteer Experience CAVE – August 11-13, 2022

  • Volunteers from ’3s and ’8s classes and Alumni Annual Fund Agents
    • Anticipated attendance: ~200
    • Opportunities to hear from campus leaders, get excited for the fundraising year, and plan for Reunion 2023.

Campus housing offered.

The Gathering – Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022

  • Multicultural Alumni Gathering
    • Anticipated attendance: ~200
    • Opportunities for BIPOC alumni and students to participate in cross-generational programming, reconnect with fellow alumni, and engage with current students. 
    • Planning underway for events involving students, staff, and faculty.

No campus housing offered.