8 (More) Creative Alumni Event Ideas

8 (More) Creative Alumni Event Ideas

Offering alumni events that appeal to the varied interests of your alumni means balancing traditional events with new types of programs. While you can improve your standard events based on alumni feedback, sometimes it helps to know what others are offering. Here are some ideas that might spark ideas for a new event for your alumni:

  • Alumni Film Festival: Showcase short films or documentaries created by alumni, followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.
  • International Cuisine Potluck: Encourage alumni to bring dishes representing their cultural backgrounds to a potluck-style event, celebrating diversity and sharing delicious food.
  • Escape to the Arts: Organize an arts-focused event featuring performances, exhibitions, and interactive art installations by alumni artists.
  • Alumni Talent Show: Host a talent show where alumni showcase their various talents, from singing and dancing to stand-up comedy and magic tricks.
  • Alumni Day of Service: Coordinate a day of volunteering where alumni come together to work on community service projects, contributing to a greater cause. This can be an annual event that generates a strong local community.
  • Homecoming Carnival: Reimagine homecoming with a carnival-themed event featuring games, rides, food stalls, and entertainment for alumni and their families.
  • Retreat for Wellness and Mindfulness: Create a retreat centered around wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions led by alumni experts.
  • Alumni Film Screening and Discussion: Screen a film produced by an alumni filmmaker and follow it with a panel discussion featuring the filmmaker and other relevant experts.

Have you organized a new or unusual event for your alumni that might inspire others? Please share it with us!