Home : Planning a Class Reunion
If you are the chairman for planning a class reunion, you should begin the planning process at least a year in advance. First organize a college reunion committee of five to ten alumni (choose more proportionally depending on the size of your alma mater) and conduct your first meeting to develop a rudimentary plan. Through your college alumni site, locate as many alumni as possible, then identify the missing classmates that you will need to search for. Next, it is essential to research potential class reunion venues such as large ballrooms, convention centers and restaurants in the college's vicinity. You will have to call in a timely fashion to reserve the preferred date, the site and the site's deposit and refund policies. A class reunion planning guide or a class reunion planning specialist can aid you in organizing and fronting the money before attendees have responded. Since many alumni will be from out of town, plan an entire weekend schedule around the reunion celebrations (one reunion mixer to welcome classmates on Friday, one big event on Saturday and one goodbye brunch or picnic on Sunday). A practical class reunion planning idea is to send out "save the date" invitations at least five months before the class reunion date. These reminders might also include inquiries about missing alumni.