Reunion Volunteer Social Media Toolkit

Hey Grinnellians! Help spread the joy and camaraderie of Reunion, while encouraging your classmates to register, when you post on your personal social media channels about Reunion! This social media toolkit will act as a guide for your Reunion-related social media posts.  

Hashtag 

Please include #GrinnellReunion in all posts, regardless of the platform. Using this hashtag will help ensure that your peers, as well as the College, see and engage with Reunion-related posts. 

Tags 

  • Instagram – please tag @grinnellalumni
  • Facebook – please tag @grinnellcollegealumni 

The Basics 

  • Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4 
  • In person (not virtual)  
  • Classes celebrating a reunion in 2023:  
    • 1953
    • 1963–64
    • 1967-68-69
    • 1973
    • 1981–83
    • 1992–93-94
    • 1998
    • 2006–07-08
    • 2012-13  
  • While the classes above are invited, all alumni are welcome to attend as “Grinnell Reunion Any/Every Year” (GRA/EY) attendees 
  • Reunion website 
  • Tentative Schedule (will be posted in Feb 2023)
  • Who is attending (First list typically gets posted the second Friday of February. Then it is updated every Friday.)  
  • Reunion FAQ
  • Registration opens Feb 1 and  is open until May 6 (late registration through May 13 with $50 fee). 

What to post 

We encourage you to post content that you think will excite people to register for Reunion and spread Reunion joy. Your posts can focus on exhilarating events during Reunion, re-connecting with classmates and how good it will be to be back on campus, among other topics. Please be mindful when selecting photos and crafting text to share and remember that you represent the College as a Reunion committee volunteer.  

With regards to photos that include alcohol, use your best judgment. A photo featuring legal-age people at a social function with beer or wine in the background would likely be fine to post. Something that implies excess drinking or promoting of drinking likely would not be fine. 

Content Ideas 

Here are a few ideas to get you started. Feel free to use these, adapt them and create your own content. 

Instagram and Facebook

Two sections of text. First section Red and Black text over a gray background. Text: Reunion 2023. Second section white text over black background. Text: Save the date: June 1-4. 2023.

Repost @grinnellalumni content to your Instagram story   

  • We invite you to repost @grinnellalumni’s Reunion-related posts to your Instagram story 
  • Add text. For example, “See you at Reunion?? Register today!” 
  • Add a link to the Reunion homepage: alumni.grinnell.edu/reunion
  • Tag @grinnellalumni 
  • Don’t know how to repost? Here is a guide to reposting.  

Post an original Instagram story

  • Image  
    • A photo of you and your pals at a past Reunion  
    • A favorite throwback photo from your time at Grinnell  
    • A photo of a favorite place on campus  
    • One of the College’s photos included in this toolkit  
  • Text  
    • Something to get folks excited about Reunion. For example, “So excited for Reunion 2023! See you there?? Register today!” 
    • Add a link to the Reunion homepage: alumni.grinnell.edu/reunion
    • Tag @grinnellalumni 

Facebook and Static Instagram Ideas

  • Image  
    • A photo of you and your pals at a past Reunion  
    • A favorite throwback photo from your time at Grinnell  
    • A photo of a favorite place on campus  
    • One of the College’s photos included in this toolkit  
  • Text
    • I’m going to #GrinnellReunion! See you there!? More info and registration here: alumni.grinnell.edu/reunion @grinnellcollegealumni  
    • See you in Grinnell?! #GrinnellReunion is coming up on June 1-4. I’m going and can’t wait to catch up with lots of fellow Grinnellians! More info and registration here: alumni.grinnell.edu/reunion @grinnellcollegealumni 
    • Cornfields. Harris. Dhall. Friends. See you at #GrinnellReunion June 1-4?? More info and registration here: alumni.grinnell.edu/reunion @grinnellcollegealumni 
    • The class of XXXX is super excited to host XXXX event! Register for #GrinnellReunion today so you can join in the fun. More info and registration here: alumni.grinnell.edu/reunion @grinnellcollegealumni 

Mark yourself as “Going” on the Grinnell College Reunion 2023 Facebook Event 

Make sure to mark yourself as “Going” on the Grinnell College Reunion 2023 Facebook event page once it’s been created in spring 2023 and recommend that other Reunion attendees to so as well. The more people who are marked as “Going,” the more people will see our posts and be able to post themselves.  

Reunion Images

The images below are for you to use on social media as well in other communications you may share with your class. To download an image, right click and select save image. 

Grinnellians greet each other as they come back on to campus for reunion.Friends catch up during the Saturday Social in the central campus lawn space.

Friends catch up and pose for a picture.Grinnellians catch up in the loggia of the south campus dorms.

Grinnellians ride bikes through the streets of Grinnell.Two dads and their kids play with bubbles during family fun time at Reunion.

Alumni attendees enjoy a meal on the greenspace between Younkers and the JRC.Grinnellians play a relay game trying to move a hula-hoop while their arms are connected.

Grinnellians dance the night away at an outside concert on the commencement stage. The moon sits over Gates Tower with the loggia illuminated. A tent sits in the foreground on Mac Field.

Red and Black Text on a gray background. Text: Reunion 2023. June 1-4. The Grinnell College logo sits in the upper right corner above the text.