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The Elmira College Office of Alumni Engagement hosts three traditional alumni events throughout the year: Reunion, Octagon Fair, and Athletics Alumni weekend.  In addition, the Office partners with several departments on campus, including the Office of Career Services, to host student-centered alumni events.

A boy throws a whipped cream pie at an Elmira College staff member during the Octagon Fair
Members of Elmira College Danceline perform during the Octagon Fair

Octagon Fair

The Octagon Fair is a community-wide, family-oriented event held on the Elmira College campus each fall. It showcases our very own talented student-run clubs and organizations. Crafters, vendors, authors, and entertainers from off-campus are also invited to participate in the fun-filled day. The EC Alumni Board awards student club prizes for best presentations at the fair as well as hosts fundraisers to support their mission.

Octagon Fair 2024

Members of the Class of 1997 during the Alumni Parade


We look forward to every June when we welcome our alumni back for Reunion! 

Reconnect with old friends and classmates as you return to campus for a weekend of fun, traditions, and learning about the latest developments at Elmira College. Get hands on in an art class, learn about the women who helped shape Elmira College in the early years, see how our health sciences are preparing future health care practitioners, swing the bat in a softball tournament, enjoy a variety of foods and happy hour, and sing traditional songs.

Reunion 2024 will take place June 20-23. Visit our Reunion page for the latest.

Reunion 2024


Athletics Alumni Weekend

The Elmira College Department of Athletics and Alumni Engagement celebrate our past Soaring Eagle competitors with a weekend of athletic competition, a variety of social events, and special festivities.    

EC Athletics


Want to stay up-to-date on all things Reunion and EC? Complete a record update form to make sure we have your most recent information.

You can also check us out on Facebook for the latest from Alumni Engagement.



Alumni Events

EC alumni events are a great way to reconnect, network, mentor, and reminisce on your time spent at EC! Looking for an event in your area? How about hosting one? Gather your EC classmates and host a special event for regional alumni, either in-person or virtually, with support from the Elmira College Office of Alumni Engagement.

Host a Regional Alumni Event

We’re here to help! Our office will guide you in all aspects of your event planning including venue selection, funding options, College policies affecting your event, marketing materials, promotions, registrations, and to answer any questions you may have.

Here are some quick tips to get you started:

  • The Office of Institutional Advancement can pull alumni lists to assess if the event is feasible based on the number of alumni in your area as well as help you choose the type of event based on the demographic of alumni in your area.

  • Sporting events, museum visits, historic site tours, brunch, dinner - the options are endless! We’ll help you brainstorm the best place to host an event and what dates and times work best. 

  • Funding an event: As an Alumni event host, you are responsible for incurred costs associated with the event. However, these costs often can be offset by charging guests an admission fee, which our office can help collect with an online registration. Costs can also be shared with multiple hosts, or by having guests purchase their own tickets, food, drinks, etc.

Interested in hosting an alumni event? Complete this alumni event hosting interest form.

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at alumni@bestinvestmentrealty.net or (607) 735-1855.

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