• During Commencement 2009, Patrick McGovern, left, and Charles Staples, 50th reunion leaders from the Class of 1959, led the class. This year the class of 1960 will be up front.

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Tech Reunions: The Red Coats come to campus

The largest alumni gathering of the year begins on campus Thursday, June 3.

More than 3,100 alumni and guests are set to arrive on campus June 3-6 to gather with classmates, meet new friends, and get updates on MIT priorities, research and culture during Tech Reunions 2010. Those in red jackets, who graduated 50 or more years ago, will be particularly visible since the MIT Alumni Association president serves as marshal and the 50th reunion class, wearing red jackets for the first time, lead the graduating class into Killian Court for Commencement exercises Friday morning.

Classes from 1940-2005 ending in 0s and 5s plus MIT10s and Cardinal and Gray society members can take part in the 113th Tech Night at the Pops, which features a performance Thursday by pianist Sarah Rumbley ’12, as well as class and campus activities. Cardinal and Gray members, who passed their 50th reunions, and MIT10s, who earned graduate or undergraduate degrees in the past 10 years, and local alumni are welcome back every year to Tech Reunions.

You will see alumni — with or without the red jackets — all over campus on Friday on tours and at departmental receptions and living group gatherings; on Saturday at Technology Day talks at Kresge, a luncheon to celebrate class giving, and Tech Challenge games at the stadium; and Sunday morning at Reunion Row at the Pierce Boathouse.

Get a schedule of events listed by day, beginning with Thursday.

Topics: Alumni/ae, Commencement


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