Seven ways to celebrate University of Toronto’s alumni reunion

University of Toronto graduates can take part in more than 100 events across the
University of Toronto graduates can take part in more than 100 events across the three campuses during Alumni Reunion, which runs May 31 to June 4 (all images supplied)

From a street festival to topical lectures and an Ontario Science Centre gathering, there are plenty of ways University of Toronto graduates can reconnect with tri-campus life at Alumni Reunion this spring.

The annual celebration, which runs from May 31 to June 4, is expected to attract thousands of alumni to catch up with old friends, make new memories and come together as a global community.

The festival features more than 100 events across the three campuses and online, including fun activities for kids, special events organized by faculties and colleges as well as milestone celebrations for those who earned their diplomas in a year ending in 3 or 8.

"Alumni Reunion is a wonderful opportunity to renew our bonds to the university and to one another as a community - with a wide array of planned in-person and online events," says Barbara Dick , assistant vice-president, alumni relations.

"We see our alumni community as ambassadors of University of Toronto and look forward to celebrating their continued success while helping them foster connections - both old and new."

Here’s just a small sample of the many events and activities on offer in 2023:

Alumni Fest is back

Hit the streets for some food, music and entertainment at this family-friendly outdoor event. Alumni Fest  takes place in downtown Toronto along St. George Street.

Give the kids a passport to hands-on learning

Best suited to children aged four to 12, the Kids’ Passport event on the St. George campus gives young explorers a chance to earn stamps for participating in hands-on activities such as a bookstore scavenger hunt, catching Pokémon and investigating a pretend crime.

Get back to class (without worrying about grades)

This year’s  Stress-Free Degree lectures cover a broad swath of subjects ranging from the buzzy TV show Squid Game to the legal side of AI. There are nine lectures on offer by experts from University of Toronto Mississauga, University of Toronto Scarborough, OISE, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and more, available in-person and online.

Learn from racial justice champion Lesra Martin

The activist and acclaimed lawyer who helped secure the freedom of Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter is also a U of T alumnus from Innis College. In this online conversation, Lesra Martin shares his origin story, journey to U of T and the insights that shaped his successful career.  The University of Toronto Alumni Association’s Annual General Meeting  will follow the talk.

Party like a scientist

New and new-ish grads take over the Ontario Science Centre for the biggest SHAKER event of the year. Admission is $20 and includes all non-alcoholic beverages, treats and one alcoholic drink ticket. Shuttle buses from the St.

Kick off Pride month with Italian eats

Head to  Eataly Toronto for an evening of cocktails, fine cuisine and mingling with alumni and friends at the 2SLGBTQ+ Spring Soirée.

A big anniversary deserves a big celebration

Take a trip down memory lane at invite-only events for alumni celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th, 70th, 75th, and 80th anniversaries of graduation, including the  Chancellor’s Breakfast  and the  50th Anniversary Ceremony  at Convocation Hall.

Statement of Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.  Read about University of Toronto’s Statement of Land Acknowledgement.