Reunion, with a 2021 Twist

With events both inspired by reunions past plus brand-new digital extras, Brown’s 2021 Virtual Reunion Weekend bypassed all geographic boundaries and headed straight into the living rooms of thousands of alumni around the world.

"The plus of a virtual reunion is I can listen and dance to Dave Binder with my family in our living room in Cape Town with nostalgic memories," said Czerina Patel '96. A mix of performances, family fun, and fresh new digital experiences brought Brunonians together from far and wide to re-connect with Brown and with each other April 30-May 2, 2021. 

Reunion by the numbers

27

exclusive class events

including trivia nights and mixologist sessions

1991

class with highest attendance

~3,000

approximate number

of total registrants

36 th

anniversary

for Dave Binder's repeat Reunion performances

79

Degrees

a beautiful day for May 2 Commencement

6,700

miles

farthest alumni (from campus)

It was a year of firsts in many ways: the first time Reunion has been 100% online and 100% free, and it was also the first-ever combined Reunion, welcoming a record-breaking number of Brown alumni from both the 2020 and 2021 reunion cycles since the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to in-person festivities last year. With double the classes as a regular Reunion, participants had the rare opportunity to come together with Brown grads from either the year before or after they graduated.

Classes ending in 0, 1, 5, or 6 and recent graduates enjoyed a variety of new activities and fun “extras” like Brown-inspired food and cocktail recipes, custom Zoom backgrounds, Spotify playlists, coloring pages for the kids, and more.  

Getting in the Reunion spirit

WATCH: Reunion Kickoff

 

Hear from alumni and University leaders about their favorite Reunion memories, enjoy views of campus, and relish some Brown nostalgia.

As seen on social

Over the course of the weekend, alumni shared how they made their reunion experience their own. The social media highlights included @gschauf who cooked up some Geoff's-inspired Phillipe & Jorge sandwiches: "When COVID keeps your college reunion virtual so you can’t get to @geoffspvd for your favorite sandwich, try to make it at home. (We’ll see you soon for two real Phillipe & Jorges, @geoffspvd!)"

And @lauraatvmv who rallied for Unity Funk Nite: "...No video because I woke up late and don’t have any makeup on and my hair’s a mess (video on and HEYYYY girl!!! Omg Hi! How you doing yay yesss wooooo!)...I’ll be low-key it’s not my reunion year (EVERYBODY FUNK NIGHT MY PLACE IN MANILA OPEN BAR POOLSIDE LESSGOOOOOO!!!!!) 🤣🤣🤣  god that was fun. #funknightforlife #evertrue"

Virtual Reunion flipbook

The celebration continues

Now that Reunion Weekend has wound down, you can extend your experience with a few fun Reunion enhancements

But wait, there's more! (A.K.A. how to stay connected)

The Brown experience extends far beyond campus. Find out how to stay connected with your community.
Connect with fellow Brunonians in meaningful ways and help shape the future of your alma mater in the process. Every contribution of your time and talent is welcome.
On this special giving day, we're coming together to support all that Brown makes possible. Join the movement and pay it forward on May 13, 2021.

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