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Reunion Reimagined: Virtual

Dear Lawrentians and Downerites,

Greetings from the Viking Room! It's no secret 2020 was a challenging year. It was also a year in which our community – the Lawrence community – has come together in remarkable ways. Across the globe, alumni are finding new ways to life up and celebrate community.

We must continue to focus on the health, safety, and support of our community. This is why we share the news of a virtual Reunion in June. Reunion is a 145 year old tradition. A tradition of celebration that will not be stopped as a result of this pandemic.

I took a moment to record a short video to share my thoughts from campus along with a preview of some things to come. We'd love to hear your thoughts as well.

We'll keep in touch as plans solidify over the winter and spring. Until then, mark your calendars for June 17-20, 2021.

While we can't meet in person on Main Hall Green, nothing will stop us from coming together. At Lawrence, we Reunion together.

Until we meet again, take care, and be the light!

Matt Baumler
Executive Director
Alumni & Constituency Engagement

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Learn about Lawrence's COVID-19 Response Plan

If you're curious to learn more about Lawrence's evolving response to COVID-19, you can access our COVID blog here. It has the most up to date information about the University's decisions. 

Lawrence | Milwaukee-Downer Reunions

Approximately 1,000 people come back each summer to celebrate their Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer experiences at Reunion. Originally held during Commencement week, Reunions in various forms have been occurring annually since 1876.

Supporting Our Students (SOS) Emergency Fund

Our attention has turned from Reunion class gifts to the Supporting Our Students (SOS) emergency fund. This fund has been established to aid students’ unexpected and urgent expenses related to the impacts of COVID-19. It will make immediate funds available for critical needs like our new distance-learning model, food, travel, housing, and other unexpected expenses. Every contribution helps support the University’s ability to assist students, and is part of the Be the Light! Campaign.