Six ways to celebrate this year's U of T Alumni Reunion – now a hybrid event

alumni reunion banners hung at convocation hall
(Photo by Diana Tyszko)

The University of Toronto’s annual spring Alumni Reunion returns May 25 to 29, with more than 75 ways for alumni to catch up with old friends, exchange ideas and create new experiences – back where it all began. 

Held virtually in 2021, this year marks Alumni Relations’ first large-scale foray into delivering a hybrid version of U of T’s premier alumni gathering, mixing in-person and virtual activities and events.

From meetups and lectures to tours of the St. George campus and fun activities for kids, the reunion promises to bring together thousands of alumni in person while reaching an extended global community of grads online.

“We’re pleased to extend the reach of Alumni Reunion,” says Barbara Dick, assistant vice-president, alumni relations.

“In-person events will be complemented by an array of online events, making the reunion experience available to all alumni, wherever they’re located. We are delighted by the enthusiastic response from our alumni community.”

Here’s a taste of some fun and informative activities happening at this year’s event:

See Earth through the eyes of Canada’s first woman in space

Roberta Bondar floats in the international space station on January 22, 2017

(Photo courtesy of NASA)

Tune in to an exciting keynote talk by U of T alumna Roberta Bondar, who’s still pushing limits 30 years after her historic spaceflight. The astronaut, neurologist, environmentalist and photographer will share a glimpse of planet Earth through her unique perspective, helping to uncover what it means to be human. The U of T Alumni Association’s annual general meeting will follow Bondar’s presentation.

Relish the food and fun at the first Alumni Fest

(Photo courtesy U of T Advancement)

Come hungry and bring the kids to the inaugural Alumni Fest. Taking place along St. George Street, the outdoor event will include food, music and entertainment for all ages.

Come back to campus – or learn from home – with stress-free degree talks

(Photo courtesy U of T Advancement)

Learn from top U of T researchers as they discuss building health by building community, how computer models can predict climate change and the promises and potential pitfalls of autonomous and electric vehicles. Other lectures will focus on the housing crisis in the GTA, understanding blockchain, mental health and innovative strategies to support care planning in long-term care homes.

Rule the rides and meet fellow young alumni at Canada’s Wonderland

people are seen riding a roller coaster at canada's wonderland

(Photo courtesy U of T Advancement)

Join other young grads for a thrilling evening at Canada’s premier amusement park. It’s the biggest SHAKER of the year with special perks for U of T alumni and friends. This is your time to soar.

Dust off your party clothes and join the fun at the LGBTQ2S+ Spring Soirée

view of a previous spring soiree at the king york terrace

(Photo courtesy U of T Advancement)

Come on up to The King York Terrace (iQ Offices) for a chic night of food, drink and networking.

Celebrate a special anniversary from the comfort of your couch

(Photo courtesy U of T Advancement)

Take a walk down memory lane and reconnect with your alma mater at special virtual events for alumni celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th, 70th, 75th and 80th anniversaries of graduation, including the Chancellor's Celebration and 50th Anniversary Ceremony.


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