Tips for Preparing for a Class Reunion
Summer is the season of class reunions! If your graduating class has a reunion coming up, make sure you advertise it through SASD Nation and we’ll be happy to share the information across all of our channels.
For those of you who might be attending a reunion this summer, it’s understandable to have some mixed emotions, especially if you haven’t seen classmates in some time. There is always going to be some awkwardness associated with getting back into an environment where you’re surrounded by former classmates. However, if you keep an open mind you’ll likely find it to be a great time.
Here are a few tips for you to help you get the best experience out of your reunion:
- Mingle: Don’t just stick with the few people you’re still in contact with or the group you once hung out with. Part of the charm of a class reunion is finding out what people you haven’t seen or talked to are doing with their lives now, and how they’ve grown as adults. You might find you have a lot more in common with certain people now than you did when you were in high school.
- Be respectful: This should go without saying, but be kind and respectful to everyone. If there are people you didn’t get along with in high school, it is not the setting to get into an argument. Don’t tell embarrassing stories about things people would rather forget.
- Avoid thoughtless comments: This falls under the “be respectful” category, but remember that everyone ages differently, and not all age-related changes are necessarily perceived as positive by the people who experience them. It’s best to avoid making any comments at all about aging, weight changes and other such issues.
- Dress appropriately: Consider the kind of event that’s being held for your reunion and dress appropriately for it. If it’s a picnic, you can be casual and comfortable. If it’s some sort of formal gathering, follow any provided instructions about the suit.
Watch your drinking: Have fun, but be careful about letting loose too much, or you might leave an unpleasant impression or say something you’ll regret later.
- Remain humble: Try to avoid bragging about your accomplishments or life. It’s perfectly fine to get caught up with people and tell them what you’re up to, but do so in a way that shows some humility and respect.
Follow these tips and you’ll be off to a great start at getting the most out of your class reunion!