In Trinity’s 150th year, Alumni Weekend is bigger, more exciting than ever
by Jeremy Gerlach
No matter your class year, career field, or hometown, Alumni Weekend has always been a place for every Tiger to show their stripes.
And Trinity’s Alumni Weekend 2019, held during the University’s 150th anniversary year, promises to be a celebration unlike any before. There’s exciting new programming, ranging from awards and block parties to academically and professionally enriching lectures, to complement the popular reunions, mixers, and networking opportunities that create a true sense of homecoming for generations of Tigers each year. And don’t forget about the HCAD Alumni Association awards dinner on the evening of Thursday, October 3.
See how you can find your place at Alumni Weekend:
Celebrate the accomplishments of your fellow alumni at Trinity’s first annual all-alumni awards ceremony.
Held Oct. 4th at 6 p.m. in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, this event will combine several existing categories of awards winners into one celebration. This includes honors for Distinguished Alumnus/a, the Spirit of Trinity, Outstanding Young Alumnus/a, Tower 5, and Fraternity and Sorority Life Alumni Adviser of the Year.
On the evening of Saturday, Oct. 5, Oakmont Court is the place to be.
Venture into Trinity’s most scenic neighborhood for a series of personalized reunions unlike any other. Each of these historic houses will be set aside for a different decade: Register online and join your decade and/or reunion class for fun you won't forget.
Trinity President Danny Anderson will host alumni still grooving from the 1960s and before, while 1970s alumni have a funky shindig at 146 Oakmont.
Mike Bacon ’89, vice president for alumni relations and development, is hosting a gnarly reunion for 1980s alumni at 139 Oakmont; 1990s Tigers can get totally rad at 138 Oakmont; and 2000s alumni can keep it chill at 130 Oakmont.
Cheer on the Trinity Tigers football team in a game vs. Austin College at 1 p.m. Saturday, and check out the revamped playing surface, just upgraded this summer. Stick around for an athletics hall of fame ceremony, held in the stadium at halftime, and then for the hall of fame reception at the Bell Center following the contest at 4 p.m.