"This alumni celebration is unlike any other we’ve had," said David Strom, NTID alumni relations director. "This year offers more social events, giving people more opportunities to reconnect with their fellow alumni, faculty, staff and students."
Reunion attendees have the opportunity to start the festivities early and participate in the 5th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 10th at Lima Country Club. Later that evening, the reunion opening ceremonies will be held, followed by an ice cream social.
Each day of the alumni reunion offers a wide variety of activities to choose from, including professional and personal development workshops, and affinity groups to bring together people who share a common bond such as Greek organizations, former NTID Student Congress officers and club members, theater performers and crew, multicultural student club members, among others.
The reunion also offers special entertainment venues, such as carnival-style games, including pie throwing and dunking booths, and various alumni performances nightly.
The NTID Learning Center will become the Sprint Internet Room, where attendees can check their e-mail and use video relay and conferencing services throughout the reunion.
Attendees may view special displays in the new multi-million dollar Dyer Art Center, featuring artwork by NTID alumni and students, the NTID history exhibit and the National Association for the Deaf College Bowl, the trophy awarded to NTID/RIT students for their victory last summer at the 2002 National Association for the Deaf Conference in Washington, D.C.
Childcare and activities programs will be held at Margaret's House day care facility on campus. Meal plans are available for dining on campus at the newly remodeled Grace Watson dining hall.
The first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, NTID, one of eight colleges within RIT, offers educational programs and access and support services to the 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world who study, live and socialize with 14,000 hearing students on RIT's Rochester, N.Y., campus. Web address http://www.rit.edu/NTID.