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Key Responsibilities

Alumni look at class lists at Alumni Weekend

Key Responsibilities

  • Reconnect classmates with Swarthmore and encourage fellow alumni to attend events by returning to campus for Alumni Weekend and/or participating in virtual Reunion programming.

  • Attend and participate on committee Zoom calls to plan your reunion celebration experience.

  • Attend and participate in reunion volunteer training sessions. 

  • Generate ideas for up to two virtual activities. Possible gatherings include a class lecture or panel discussion, Quizzo, or informal breakout room discussions.

  • Articulate why giving back to Swarthmore matters to you and encourage classmates to support current and future generations of students through peer-to-peer outreach and two Reunion Committee emails.

  • Develop a fundraising plan and creative strategies to utilize digital tools to fundraise.

  • Work with your committee to propose and organize on-campus class events as outlined in the reunion schedule. Requests for programming are due Feb. 15, 2022.

  • Use the online volunteer portal to connect with classmates throughout the year.

  • Collect nostalgic photos and memories and share with classmates on social media.

  • Help us track down and re-engage “lost” alumni.

  • Last, but not least, lead the way by making a gift that is meaningful to you in honor of your reunion

ALL SWARTHMORE VOLUNTEERS ARE EXPECTED TO UPHOLD THE COLLEGE'S VOLUNTEER VALUES AND VOLUNTEER CODE OF CONDUCT [PDF].

If a volunteer does not abide by these values and code of conduct, they will be asked to leave their committee. 

Time Commitment

The approximate time commitment to serve on a Reunion Committee is 1 to 3 hours per month. Committee members will reach out to classmates, plan and attend virtual and in-person events, fundraise, and meet monthly as a committee over Zoom. View the reunion planning timeline

If you are interested in volunteering for a Reunion Committee, please fill out this form by Nov. 15. Your Swarthmore staff liaison will be in touch in late November to officially kick-off your work as a Reunion Committee. 

Swarthmore Staff Liaison Responsibilities

Reunion volunteers can expect Swarthmore staff members to:

  • Serve as resources for in-person Alumni Weekend and virtual reunion event planning and oversee marketing and technology management.  
  • Train reunion volunteers on activity planning, fundraising, and the reunion volunteer portal. 
  • Support virtual events to ensure technology is working properly.
  • Provide regular and accurate giving metrics through the volunteer portal.
  • Provide Zoom meeting rooms for virtual events. 
  • Plan and implement general reunion events, such as all-alumni virtual and in-person events.
  • Reserve classroom/outdoor space for on-campus events during Alumni Weekend 2022.
  • Coordinate the registration process for virtual reunion activities throughout the year. 
  • Send the winter and spring class emails.

Helpful Resources for Reunion Committees

Volunteer Portal

Your link to your classmates and fundraising information. Our new volunteer tool in the Alumni Online Community allows you to select your own assignments, send one-click personalized messages to classmates, and receive real-time updates on your fundraising progress. To access the volunteer portal, log into the Online Community and click on the "Volunteer" tab. Please note: you must activate your Online Community account before you can gain access to the portal. 

Reunion Committee Staff Liaisons

5th–50th Reunions

Katie Kuzoian Straple
Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Engagement 
kkuzoia1@swarthmore.edu

Garnet Sages and Affinity Networks

Caitlin Halloran Edwards 
Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Engagement
challor2@swarthmore.edu