Organising a Class Reunion? We can help!
Are you thinking of bringing former classmates together? Would you like to arrange a reunion? gathering? Trinity Development & Alumni would be delighted to offer our assistance!
We realise that there is a lot of uncertainty right now with regards to holding in-person events and that you might not be able to hold a physical reunion for the foreseeable future. Below you will find information about holding a digital reunion, as well as a physical one. As soon as we have more information about Christmas Commons and Homecoming 2020, and Alumni Weekend 2021, we’ll update this section of the website.
Digital Zoom Reunion
While a virtual reunion doesn’t provide the same spark as a physical reunion, it does have a couple of advantages: you will be able to connect with your classmates who are living abroad and for larger groups, you can create “break-out rooms” so that you can speak to smaller groups of people.
If you’re interested in organising an online reunion, Trinity Development & Alumni has a Zoom license solely for the use of online reunion events which would be available to you. This will ensure that you have as much time as you need for your gathering without the time limitations that exist with a free account. You can decide what the best format is for your reunion - for larger classes, Zoom Breakout Rooms can split up the group for a set amount of time and it’s easier for everyone to speak. Instead of 30 people on screen at one time, why not split up into 5 groups of 6 people? The Zoom reunion can take many different forms, from a coffee morning or table quiz, to a drinks reception.
Please note that we advise following the current COVID-19 restrictions and any physical reunion activities that you plan should include social distancing, regular hand washing and other measures recommended by the HSE - https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/. For updates about Trinity College Dublin and COVID-19 and information about the reopening of campus, please go to the following website: https://www.tcd.ie/about/coronavirus/
If you are interested in organising a physical reunion, some suggestions include meeting for a meal in the 1592 at Trinity, attending the Christmas Commons or Homecoming, an outdoor hike, or a more casual drinks and finger food reception. When normality resumes on campus and you choose to hold a reunion on campus, we can offer your group complimentary access to the Book of Kells and Old Library and guest WiFi access on campus. We can also suggest Trinity merchandise that your class might like to purchase and can host any reunion photos on our website after your event.
Making Contact with your Class
Trinity Development & Alumni would be delighted to contact your former classmates and friends on your behalf, sharing your online or physical reunion plans with them. We can also manage the RSVPs for your events and keep you regularly updated on attendance.
Please contact us for more information on reunions and how we can help. To view some of our reunion and alumni event photos please visit this page.