The largest annual event run by the University of Guelph’s Alumni Affairs and Development is back on campus. Alumni and Reunion Week will run virtually June 20-23 and in person June 24-26, 2022. 

The week encourages alumni to reminisce on their university experiences while reconnecting with classmates and building new skills through various activities.  

“Continuing with virtual sessions and returning to in-person Alumni Week to welcome grads back to campus is beyond exciting,” said Jason Moreton, assistant vice-president of alumni advancement. “We are incredibly grateful to our tremendous alumni volunteers who have, once again, stepped up to bring classmates together and keep the tradition of reunions thriving.” 

What to expect 

From June 20 to 23, virtual events for all grads will include a wide range of offerings, from a Thai-inspired cooking class to webinars on career growth and happiness. Throughout the week, AA&D will also interview alumni on Instagram Live. 

A group of U of G alumni from Alumni & Reunion Week 2019 posing with Gryph.
A group of U of G alumni from Alumni & Reunion Week 2019 posing with Gryph. (Photo taken pre-pandemic.)

From June 24 to 26, most in-person events will focus on planned class reunions and the college celebrations. The events include campus tours, a craft beer social and the unveiling of a new exhibit at the Barker Veterinary Museum to mark the Ontario Veterinary College’s 100th anniversary. 

Classes of 2021 and 2022 may attend a grad gala of celebrations and ceremonies June 22-25. For those unable to attend during Alumni and Reunion Week, a ceremony will also be held Oct. 10. 

The 2022 U of G Alumni Award of Excellence winners will be announced on AA&D’s social media platforms on June 24. A gala honouring the winners will be held in October. 

All events during Alumni Week and Weekend require registration, and most are free. Register for a virtual event here.

Alumni and Reunion Week is sponsored by Manulife. The alumni craft beer social is sponsored by U of G’s College of Social and Applied Human Sciences Alumni Association.  

U of G’s COVID-19 protocols will be followed during Alumni and Reunion Week. 

Sabrina Cazzola 

Jana Miller