Last month, Ross School held an Alumni Visit Day, during which past graduates returned to campus to connect with former teachers and classmates. Graduates in attendance spanned from the Class of 2001—Ross’s first graduating class—to those who received their diplomas last year. The event was the Alumni Association’s best attended gathering in recent history.
Kristin Eberstadt, director of institutional advancement, said that the inspiration for Alumni Visit Day was the former students’ previous behaviors: “Ross alumni have an affinity for the campus and come back throughout the school year. Our goal was to make it easier for them to come together and reconnect.”
The day started with a hosted salon in the Senior Building, where former students could meet and reconnect with former teachers. This was followed by a robust lunch in the Ross Café, where attendants reconnected with one another. At the end of event, each person was sent home with a package of the beloved Ross Café brownies.
“We want our alumni to know that their relationship to Ross does not end with graduation—it’s forever,” Kristin said. “Our hope is to create avenues to support them and to help them support one another.”