Virtual Reunion 2021

 

Virtual Reunion 2021

Virtual Reunion

MAY-JUNE 2021

Your Classmates.
Your Memories.
Your Drew.

 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

May 19 | U.N. Semester/NGO Virtual Meetup | Register here.

May 25 | Virtual Escape Room (opportunity #1) | Register here.

May 25 | Life in The Forest: A Student Panel on the Pandemic Experience on Campus | Register here.

May 28 | Virtual 5k | Register here.

June 1 | Important Financial Strategies for Your 20s and 30s | Register here.

June 3 | Trivia & TunesRegister here.

June 5 | Alumni Achievement Awards: Part I | Register here.

June 6 | Virtual Escape Room (opportunity #2)Register here.

June 6 | Ice Cream Float ExperienceRegister here.

June 9 | Drew Young Alumni Association Happy Hour | Check back soon for registration!

June 10 | Class of 1981 Reunion Event | Check back soon for registration!

June 11 | Social Justice Movie Club Launch & Discussion | More details below.  Join the movie club here.

June 12 | Alumni Achievement Awards: Part II | Register here.

June 12 | Virtual Escape Room (opportunity #3) | Register here.

June 15 | Wine Tasting/ Scavenger Hunt | Check back soon for registration!

 

U.N. Semester/NGO Virtual Meetup

Wednesday, May 19 | 7 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Registration Required

For almost 60 years, the Semester on the United Nations has connected the classroom with the global arena. The U.N. Semester also has a profound impact on today’s students and alumni. On May 19, join us as we look back on this program's incredible success and play U.N. trivia, while also catching up with U.N. Semester alums and those who are, or have been, engaged with NGOs.

Virtual Escape Room

Tuesday, May 25 | 6 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Limited Capacity | Registration Required

Come join us for this fun and interactive way to get together with friends and alums! Small teams of players work together in this hour-long virtual escape room event. While one player is responsible for the movement around the house, the others investigate objects in closer detail. Only by working together will you be able to solve the secrets of the house.

The Ballantine House challenges you and your team to race the clock as you try to find the hidden Ballantine Beer recipe and escape the house before you get caught!

Here's what a fellow alum has to say about the experience: "I attended the Escape Room activity on Saturday with my girlfriend, and we loved it! [The] attention to detail and the way that the escape room was designed to engage everyone was so impressive. I love escape rooms, and this far exceeded what I had expected for a digital version." ~ Nathaniel Barrett C'13

Can't make this date? Be sure to register and join us on one of our additional Virtual Escape Room dates on Sunday, June 6 or Saturday, June 12!

Life in The Forest: A Student Panel on the Pandemic Experience on Campus

Tuesday, May 25 | 7 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Registration Required

Current students Gabrielle Rooks C'22, Tom Burr C'21, Gabriella Ramirez C'23, and Kareena Salvi C'23 discuss what life as a Drew student has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will give their unique perspectives on the adjustment to Drew Virtual Time, and what life is now like back on campus.

Virtual 5k

Starting May 28 | Asynchronous throughout Memorial Day Weekend
Virtual/Remote | Free | Registration Required

In celebration of this years Reunion, we have a fun way for you to get outdoors and celebrate remotely!

Join together with the Drew community and run or walk an individual 5k over Memorial Day Weekend.

Post your photos on social media using #DrewU. Posts must be public for non-followers can see it. If you are uncomfortable sharing publicly, you can, alternatively, just send your photo to alumni@drew.edu.

There will be prizes for the person wearing the most creative reunion gear, and the class year with the highest participation will earn a special treat at next year's reunion!

Important Financial Strategies for Your 20s and 30s

Tuesday, June 1 | 7 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Registration Required

Do you have questions about handling your personal finances? This program will help you learn more about topics such as budgeting, debt management, and investing basics.

This event is co-sponsored by the Drew Young Alumni Association (DYAA).

Trivia & Tunes

Thursday, June 3 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Registration Required

Join us for a special trivia program—Drew edition! This free, virtual trivia contest features a game-specific soundtrack and allows you to team up with friends across town or across the country. At least one round will include Drew-specific trivia.

Open to up to 15 teams of 4-6 people each. The prize for the top team includes a special Drew basket/bundle, plus bragging rights! Other special prizes will be awarded to teams—come to see what they are and how to win them! Check your emails after you register for an extra opportunity to acquire points.

Alumni Achievement Awards: Part I

Saturday, June 5 | 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Registration Required

Join us for the annual Alumni Achievement Awards, where we will celebrate the successes of some of your fellow Drewids! See below for our recipient schedule.

10 a.m. ET Omar Rodriguez-Graham C'02 - Achievement in the Arts
11 a.m. ET Devyani Gupta Morris C'96 - Achievement in Business
12 p.m. ET Peggy Domber C'65 - Alumni Service Award
1 p.m. ET Kathleen Vandiver C'71 - Achievement in the Sciences

Ice Cream Float Experience*

Sunday, June 6 | Noon ET
Virtual | $10 | Limited Capacity | Registration Required
*Registration for this event closes on May 19, or once the event has reached maximum capacity.

Join us for a fun, unique Ice Cream Float Experience! During this 30-minute, non-alcoholic experience you'll make ice cream with just a few ingredients and some zip-top bags, then turn it into a frothy, delicious root beer, orange, or cherry float!

Please note: our vendor will ship items directly to you, so be sure to include your mailing address in your registration. The payment of $10 covers shipping cost—the supplies for your party of 4 are on us!

Virtual Escape Room

Sunday, June 6 | 2 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Limited Capacity | Registration Required


Come join us for this fun and interactive way to get together with friends and alums! Small teams of players work together in this virtual escape room event. While one player is responsible for the movement around the house, the others investigate objects in closer detail. Only by working together will you be able to solve the secrets of the house.

The Ballantine House challenges you and your team to race the clock as you try to find the hidden Ballantine Beer recipe and escape the house before you get caught!

Here's what a fellow alum has to say about the experience: "I attended the Escape Room activity on Saturday with my girlfriend, and we loved it! [The] attention to detail and the way that the escape room was designed to engage everyone was so impressive. I love escape rooms, and this far exceeded what I had expected for a digital version." ~ Nathaniel Barrett C'13

Can't make this date? Be sure to register and join us at an additional Virtual Escape Room date on Saturday, June 12!

Drew Young Alumni Association Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 9 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Registration Required

Check back soon for additional details and registration!

Class of 1981 Reunion Event

Thursday, June 10 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Registration Required

Check back soon for additional details and registration!

Social Justice Movie Club Launch

Friday, June 11 | 7 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Sign up ahead of event!

Join us for a watch party and discussion group about the first movie of the new Social Justice Movie Club, Fruitvale Station

Alumni Achievement Awards: Part II

Saturday, June 12 | 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Registration Required

Join us for the annual Alumni Achievement Awards, where we will celebrate the successes of some of your fellow Drewids! See below for our recipient schedule.

10 a.m. ET Madeline Lederer C'16 - Young Alumni Award
11 a.m. ET Debra Moody Bass C'78, G'90, G'02 - Frances B. Sellers Award
12 p.m. ET Catherine Zbyszynski Brennan C'86 - Achievement in the Liberal Arts
1 p.m. ET Michael DeLoreto C'06 - Community Volunteer Award

Virtual Escape Room

Saturday, June 12 | 3 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Limited Capacity | Registration Required

Come join us for this fun and interactive way to get together with friends and alums! Small teams of players work together in this virtual escape room event. While one player is responsible for the movement around the house, the others investigate objects in closer detail. Only by working together will you be able to solve the secrets of the house.

The Ballantine House challenges you and your team to race the clock as you try to find the hidden Ballantine Beer recipe and escape the house before you get caught!

Here's what a fellow alum has to say about the experience: "I attended the Escape Room activity on Saturday with my girlfriend, and we loved it! [The] attention to detail and the way that the escape room was designed to engage everyone was so impressive. I love escape rooms, and this far exceeded what I had expected for a digital version." ~ Nathaniel Barrett C'13

Wine Tasting/Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, June 15 | 7 p.m. ET
Virtual | Free | Registration Required

Check back soon for additional details and registration!