Reunions

  • Members of the Class of 1965 gather in the gazebo on Interlochen's campus during a reunion in fall of 2015.

We love when alumni come back to visit! We are planning to have large-scale reunions open to all Interlochen Arts Academy classes every five years, beginning in 2017. Stay tuned for more information.

If your class wishes to return to campus at a time other than the five-year all-call reunions, we ask that you self-organize. On a set weekend in October every year, smaller-scale reunions will be held for classes that reach out to the Interlochen Office of Engagement. The next small-scale reunion date will be the weekend of September 30, 2016. If your class is interested in returning to campus that weekend, please let us know. Below, you will find helpful information as you consider your options.

Class representative responsibilities

Class members are asked to select a class representative who will be responsible for organizing the reunion. This represents a substantial volunteer commitment. Responsibilities include:

  • Inviting classmates.
  • Scheduling additional off-campus activities.
  • Updating classmates’ contact info.
  • Coordinating classmates’ arrivals and welcoming them to campus.
  • Serving as liaison with Office of Engagement staff.

What we need to know and when we need to know it

A basic timeline of when the Office of Engagement requires information from the class representative includes the following:

At least six months in advance:

    • Email the Office of Engagement (engagement@interlochen.org) to communicate your desire to return to campus.

    • Communicate desired on-campus activities (see “Events we can support” below).

    One month in advance:

      • Provide an estimated RSVP number to Office of Engagement staff.

      One week in advance:

        • Provide updated classmate contact information to Office of Engagement staff.

        • Provide exact RSVP number.

         

        Office of Engagement responsibilities

        1. Provide guidance to class representative on event planning.

        2. Provide an up-to-date contact list to class representatives.

        3. Publicize reunion on Alumni Facebook page and this webpage.

        Events we can support

        We are happy to provide space and time for the following on-campus activities:

        1. A meet-and-greet with senior staff, and members of the Engagement and Advancement teams. If in the evening, hors d’oeuvres would be provided; if in the morning, pastries, coffee and fruit would be provided. Weekdays are preferred.

        2. A performance by reunion attendees. We generally can't provide the same performance space for warm-ups, only for the performance itself. This option is dependent on the availability of facilities on your desired date and time.

        3. An organized campus tour.

        Other materials we can provide upon your arrival

        Registration table in Stone Hotel

        • A schedule of Interlochen-organized events (see above)
        • A master schedule of Interlochen classes and performances
        • Nametags
        • Sign-in sheets
        • Campus maps

        Group photo, taken by an Interlochen photographer

        Other helpful links

        Past Interlochen Alumni Reunions

        October 1-3, 2016 - Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Reunion - 1965, 1970 and 1980

        May 23-27, 2012 - Interlochen Arts Academy 50th Anniversary - All-Alumni Reunion

        July 22-24, 2011 - Interlochen Arts Camp Alumni Reunion - 1975-1985 Camp Staff

        August 12-14, 2011 - Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Reunion - "1969-1972 or so..."

        October 1-3, 2010 - Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Reunion - 1971 & 1986, 1979, 1980, 1981 & 1999, 2000, 2001

        July 30-August 1, 2010 - Summer Alumni Weekend

        July 24-26, 2009 - Summer Alumni Weekend

        October 2-4, 2009 - Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Reunion - 1970 and 1985

        April 17-19, 2009: Spring Reunion, Interlochen Arts Academy classes of 1969 & 1984

        April 17-19, 2009: Reunion of All Visual Arts Alumni

        Oct 3-5, 2008: Fall Reunion, Interlochen Arts Academy classes of 1976, 1977, 1978 & 1987, 1988, 1989

        May 2-4, 2008:  Spring Reunion, Interlochen Arts Academy classes of 1968 and 1983

        October 5-7, 2007: Fall Reunion, Interlochen Arts Academy classes of 1996-1998

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