Class and club reunions are an important tradition at Queen’s University. Every fall, thousands of alumni return to campus to celebrate their class milestones. Reunion Coordinators and Class Volunteers are a key part of the success of our reunions.
A Reunion Coordinator is responsible for forming and leading a committee of classmates to plan an event or activity to celebrate the occasion of their Queen’s class reunion. Check the Classes, Clubs & Groups Directory to see if your class has a Reunion Coordinator.
Queen's Clubs and Teams also organize reunions with the support of our Alumni Officers. If you're interested in learning more about a Clubs or Team reunion, contact our Reunions Team.
As a Reunion Coordinator, you will work closely with an Alumni Officer on reunion planning and logistics.
|Central Reunions Team|
|Smith School of Business||Geoff Hendry, |
Relationship Manager, 1-855-572-1536
Faculty of Law
The Development Officer for your faculty, club or team is your contact for information and assistance with incorporating a class gift or other group philanthropic project into your reunion plans. They are also your key contact for faculty specific events taking place during Homecoming.
|Smith School of Business||Cicely Johnston or Shelley Hamill|
Relationship Manager, 1-855-572-1536
|Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science||Alaine Coschi, |
Development Officer, 1-800-267-7837 ext. 79533
Faculty of Health Sciences
|David Young, |
Development Officer, 1-800-267-7837 ext. 75607
Faculty of Law
A Reunion Coordinator is a member of the Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) and works in partnership with their Reunion Planning Committee and the department of Alumni Relations. It is a 5 year renewable term position.
If you’re interested in applying to be your class Reunion Coordinator, read through the Volunteer Role Description (PDF 139KB). Contact an Alumni Officer if you have any questions, and submit the signed form to your staff partner.
Many wonderful reunions are organized by a single Reunion Coordinator but to make it easier, we do recommend forming a group of key reunion planning volunteers. This is a great way to get more alumni involved and to share responsibilities.
Below is a list of general Volunteer Role Descriptions to help you develop a plan for a committee. If you are trying to recruit volunteers to assist in planning, our Reunions Team can help promote this position and share it on our Volunteer Job Board.
If these descriptions don't fit your group's needs, feel free to talk to the Alumni Officer about adjusting them.
Queen's offers special programming for the 5th anniversary (as the first official reunion for a class or group), the 25th (Cha Gheill Anniversary), and 50th+ (Tricolour Guard Anniversary).
When a class or group reaches their 50th anniversary, they become part of a specially honoured group called the Tricolour Guard. Members of the Tricolour Guard are welcomed to reunion every year if they wish, with the full support of the Reunions Team.
If your class or group is celebrating one of these milestone anniversaries, the Reunions Officer can work with you to incorporate special programming into your own overall reunion plans.
If you are the Reunion Coordinator for a 5th reunion we invite you to join us in determining what the official 5th Celebration will look like. Contact the Alumni Officer, Reunions for more information on volunteering for the 5th Reunion Strategic Committee.
Reunions are a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with classmates and celebrate your time at Queen's. Increasingly, classes are celebrating their milestone reunions by campaigning for a class gift. Class Giving Campaigns are a powerful way to collectively give back to Queen's in recognition of a milestone anniversary of your graduation and to create a legacy for your class.
The keys to a successful class giving campaign are you and a great committee.
You don't have to do it alone. Look to your classmates and ask for volunteers to sit on your Class Giving Committee. The more people you have engaged in the fundraising process, the easier it will be to get the rest of your class involved as donors.
Learn more about Class Giving.
Emails are the most cost-effective way to promote your class reunion. Queen’s maintains a database of contact information for our alumni and can email your class on your behalf. We have provided a set of email templates below for your use when communicating with your classmates.
For Tricolour Guard (50+) classes, our Alumni Office will help organize one piece traditional mailing to any classmates who do not have an email address. Please contact Carey-Anne Morrison, Alumni Officer, Reunions, for more information.
Many classes choose to use Facebook Groups and simple websites to keep members aware of their activities. A Facebook Group or website is a great place to share key information on event dates, details, and costs. You can also post reminders for RSVP deadlines and contact information for the Reunion Coordinator and provide updates on the group's philanthropic activity with a link to donating online. Having an online presence increases your average attendance.
We encourage you to set up a hashtag for your event and share it with our Alumni Social Media Coordinator. Please consider using the more inclusive hashtag of #queensufamily to reach our worldwide alumni network.
Many classes choose to design hats, shirts and other accessories to use at Homecoming. Please contact the Reunions Team for a list of Queen's approved vendors.
The following outline is a suggestion only. The Reunions Team will work with you to arrange a suitable schedule.
Step One: Getting Started
Step Two: Accommodation & Initial Communication
Step Three: Planning & Committee Organization
Step Four: Confirm your reunion plans
Step Five: Second Communication
Step Six: Third/Final Communication
Step Seven: Confirm Event Logistics
Step Eight: Enjoy your reunion!