Class Reunions take place in the fall, during Reunion & Homecoming weekend. Become involved in your Class Reunion efforts, and reconnect and network with fellow classmates along the way. You can take part in planning programs for your class that are meaningful, educational and interesting.

Specific Reunion committee opportunities:

  • Reunion Committee (Class or Affinity)
    1. Reunion Chair - This individual should be a leader - someone capable of overseeing the various responsibilities of the Reunion Committee. The Reunion chair, along with the networking chair, is responsible for inviting classmates to join the Reunion Committee and getting the planning process started. It's beneficial, although not required, that the Reunion Chair be able to return to campus several times during the two-year period before the class Reunion. The ultimate success of the weekend resides with the Chair. The chair will also:
      1. appoint any necessary subcommittees and follow up on their progress.
      2. meet deadlines for printing and mailings.
      3. coordinate the work of all class volunteers.

    2. Reunion Vice Chair - The Reunion vice chair works closely with and shares the responsibility for planning the next Reunion with the Reunion chair. This person will assume the responsibility for completing or delegating all requirements when the chair is unable to do so.

    3. Networking Chair - The networking chair will be the keeper of the information, as well as the key person to identify and establish a networking strategy to contact and interact with the greatest number of classmates. The networking chair also will encourage classmates to attend regional phonathons which are great ways to recruit additional volunteers and to inform the class about the programs.The Networking Chair will also:
      1. receive and subsequently disseminate printouts/electronic files of class members from the Office of Alumni Relations (A waiver must be signed before information is shared).
      2. delegate responsibilities to a networking committee in an effort to contact and involve the greatest number of classmates as possible prior to Reunion & Homecoming.

    4. Class Correspondent to Rensselaer Magazine - The class correspondent is recruited by the alumni news editor in the Office of Strategic Communications and External Relations. This position is ongoing and is not selected in direct relation to Reunion. However, the Reunion connection and responsibilities are extremely important. "Class Notes" is a great way to generate interest in the Reunion and get news out to classmates. For more information, contact Meg Gallien at

    5. Social Media Volunteer - The Social Media leader should be someone willing to stay active for a number of years, providing consistency to the effort and therefore, building reliability of information-both before, during and after the Class Reunion.
  • Reunion Class Gift Committee
  • Develop Affinity Reunion Social Media
If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form here.

There are many opportunities to further your involvement with Rensselaer for personal and professional growth. The links below describe additional involvement opportunities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office of Alumni Relations
Heffner Alumni House
1301 Peoples Avenue
Troy, NY 12180 USA
(518) 276-6205
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