Organise a reunion

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Meeting up with former classmates from your time at university can be a very meaningful experience. It's a time for fun and laughter, sharing memories and news about what you have been up to.

Many alumni from King's and associated colleges choose to hold a reunion to celebrate a milestone year – anything from their fifth to their 60thanniversary since graduation.

The best time to organise your reunion is at an Alumni Weekend.  Here’s why:

  • We’ll do most of the organisation. The reunion can take place at Alumni Weekend at the afternoon tea or the Dental Dinner as part of Dental Alumni Weekend, which means there is no need for you to pick a venue or order catering.
  • You will be provided with special reunion gifts and decorations including archive materials and photos of life at King’s.
  • Lots of other exciting events will be taking place at the same time, such as history tours, academic talks etc.
  • If you hold your reunion at the same time as Alumni Weekend, you will have the opportunity to meet with not just those in your reunion group, but others in different years and beyond.

The dates for 2018 are: 

Dental Alumni Weekend 2018

2-3 March 2018, Guy’s Tower

Dental Dinner

If you studied Dentistry and are celebrating a graduation anniversary in 2018, why not hold a class reunion at Dental Alumni Weekend? You will have the opportunity to organise your reunion at the Alumni and Staff Dental Dinner, taking place on Friday 2 March, on the 29thfloor of Guy’s Tower. With stunning views of London’s iconic cityscape, is the perfect opportunity to get everyone together! 

Alumni Weekend 2018

8-10 June 2018, Strand Campus

Alumni Weekend

Is 2018 a special anniversary for you? Then celebrate with your classmates at Alumni Weekend. You can organise your reunion at the Alumni Weekend Afternoon Tea, taking place on Saturday 9 June at Bush House. Visit the iconic Bush House, hear from world leading academics and enjoy seeing how King’s has advanced and changed over the years!

If you would like to organise your reunion separately from Alumni Weekend…
Organising your reunion is easy. We’ve broken down the five steps below and given you an overview of the support available. Don’t forget, you can contact King’s Alumni Office on reunions@kcl.ac.uk if you have any questions.

1 Set the ball rolling…

Tell us about your event

Let us know that you are planning a reunion. You will need to provide a summary of the event and who you would like to attend. You can do this using our reunion leader online form.

2 Get it in diaries…

We will send the invites for you

Once we have the event details, and who you want to come along, that’s when we get started. We will contact classmates on your behalf via email*, asking anyone interested in the event to contact you directly (please note that while we will aim to be as speedy as possible, it can take up to six weeks for us to send invites for your reunion).

*In compliance with Data Protection legislation

3 Start planning your event

We all know a reunion is only as good as the people there, but some event planning and logistics help too! So once you’ve told us about the event, it’s time to get planning.

If you want to hold your reunion on campus, our dedicated university hospitality team, King’s Venues, can offer advice. If you would prefer local restaurants and bars in London, you can see how past reunions have been organised by visiting our webpage.

4 Advertise your reunion

We can also promote your reunion via our alumni channels: a dedicated webpage and In Touch magazine (please note In Touch has a six month lead time and is published in spring and autumn each year) . If you would like us to promote your event, please state where when you submit your reunion leader form (mentioned above).

But remember, there are lots of other ways for you to drum up interest with your old friends and classmates. We suggest you use social networks to promote the event. Facebook and LinkedIn groups are an ideal way to get in touch with alumni around the world quickly.

5 Enjoy it!

It’s time to relax and catch up with old friends! Take plenty of pictures, chat about your former professors, past nights out and life after university.

The only other thing to do is circulate an attendance sheet (included in your downloadable reunion guide below). We ask you to return the form following the event, either as a scanned email attachment or by post.

We’re here to support you along the way.

The Alumni Office is here to help you to organise your event even if you chose to organise it outside Alumni Weekend. We can offer support in the following ways:

Inspiration - To get your creative juices flowing, take a look at how alumni have been celebrating their reunions so far!

King’s Reunions Guide for Alumni – This document will guide you through the process of organising a reunion, including choosing a format and venue.

Materials for your reunion - Alumni coming back to King’s often want to know what is happening at their alma mater. The Alumni Office can provide you with leaflets, flyers and brochures. We can also put you in touch with faculties, including Guy’s, the Royal Dentistry Hospital and Chelsea College for further updates.

Follow up - We always enjoy showing the rest of our alumni community how much fun a reunion can be, and the best way to do this is to add a short write up to our past reunions page and the class notes section of InTouch alumni magazine. Should you wish to email reunions@kcl.ac.uk and don’t forget to include pictures to help people who were not able to attend to join in on the fun too!

And remember…

Every reunion is different, and there may be some of the above steps that you don’t feel are necessary. The King’s Alumni Office will be able to support your reunion planning no matter what form it takes, and we are always happy to hear if you’d like to do something a bit differently.

The King’s alumni community love seeing reunions take place, and it’s often from seeing pictures and stories that alumni are inspired to plan their own.

So what are you waiting for?

Contact us

To get more detailed information or advice, simply email reunions@kcl.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0) 20 7848 3053.