Trinity introduces new events during Alumni Weekend Oct. 13 - 15
by Molly Mohr
What connects Tigers “TUgether?” Is it the way they become immediately nostalgic whenever the word ‘fountain’ or ‘tower’ is mentioned? Or that their wardrobe choices subconsciously tend toward maroon? Possibly because their mouths water thinking about the local Tex-Mex food from their college days?
There are many things that make you a Trinity Tiger. Come back to campus and remember why you’re a Tiger at Heart during Alumni Weekend 2017, held Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15.
This year, the schedule is packed full of both new and classic events. Some of the reimagined activities include:
On Friday, attend class during the day and hit up former haunts at night—just like the good old days! From morning until mid-afternoon, you may sit alongside current students and learn from their favorite professors in several open classes.
In the evening, join the community for Fiesta with the Faculty, an all-alumni and campus celebration. Take part in fiesta-style fashion with strolling mariachis, Tex-Mex food, and, of course, San Antonio’s famous margaritas.
After the celebration, a free shuttle will run between Miller Fountain, Tycoon Flats, and Bombay Bicycle Club. Enjoy a night out with old and new friends at some favorite off-campus spots!
On Saturday, enjoy complimentary breakfast tacos and captivating conversation at Alumni College, a new initiative celebrating lifelong Learning TUgether. Campus legend Coleen Grissom and two alumni speakers will discuss humanities topics close to their hearts. You won’t want to miss these Tigers taking a stroll down memory lane at Trinity and recommending the top 100 things to do in San Antonio.
After attending Alumni College, climb to the top of Murchison Tower and take a photo with President Danny Anderson. Check out the bricks freshly signed by the Class of 2017, and see if your signature is still where you left it. Then, renew your connection to campus with a splash by dipping your Trinity ring in Miller Fountain!
Before watching Tiger Football take on Centre College, attend the Tailgate Party and Festival on Prassel Lawn, where you can enjoy complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and purchase hot dogs and burgers. While revving up your #TigerPride at the tailgate, visit the Alumni Artisans’ Sale, Greek Carnival, and Reunion Central tent.
During halftime at the football game, watch the induction of eight former Tiger student-athletes into the Trinity Athletics Hall of Fame.
These new activities will be mixed in with the events you already know and love, like class year and department reunions, the alumni group run, and the President’s All-Alumni Reception. Keep an eye out for a full schedule coming soon! For more information, visit trinity.edu/AlumniWeekend.
Molly Mohr, content coordinator, can be reached at mmohr [at] trinity.edu.